Word of the Day: Shodai

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Today’s word: Shodai (kanji: 初代, katakana: ショダイ) means the first generation of something….an iPhone,  a vehicle line, a household/family, etc.  Subsequent generations are indicated as Number + Dai (generation) Meh (unit of order/sequence)
2nd Gen = 2代目 (Ni Dai Meh)
3rd Gen = 3代目 (San Dai Meh)
4th Gen = 4代目 (Yon Dai Meh)
5th Gen = 5代目 (Go Dai Meh)
6th Gen = 6代目 (Roku Dai Meh)
7th Gen = 7代目 (Nana Dai Meh)
8th Gen = 8代目 (Hachi Dai Meh)
9th Gen =9代目 (Kyuu Dai Meh)
10th Gen =10代目(Jyuu Dai Meh)





Word of the Day: Kizu

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Today’s word: キズ/KIZU means scratch/scar, and can be found almost anywhere: on a piece of furniture, on the human body, on your iPhone screen, on your beloved Drift Bible DVD, etc. A minor paint KIZU on a car can often be concealed using タッチペン/TATCHI-PEN (touch-up paint). Some may notice that the image shows KIZU written in KATAKANA (Japanese phonetic alphabet), all while the “傷” KANJI (Chinese pictographic character) is readily available and actually more commonly-used in daily life. The choice to go with katakana was based on purely aesthetic purposes, but as that explanation may not satisfy the hardcore grammar nerds out there, I await your nitpicks in the comments below.

1999 Nissan Silvia clean turbo swap

FOTD 2018.3.12 (s15 grey) FINAL* TRUST coilover suspension
* FRONT mount intercooler
* BLITZ air cleaner
* S15 turbo w/ HKS actuator
* S14 engine swap
* S14 transmission swap
* THERMAL wrapped exhaust manifold
* CUSTOM turbo outlet
* SKYLINE brake rotors
* SKYLINE front brakes
* SKYLINE rear brakes
* ENDLESS brake hosing
* PAINTED brake calipers
* NISMO heavy duty clutch
* LIMITED slip diff
* CUSCO front tower bar
* CUSCO rear tower bar
* NEW tires (less than 1,000km) Continue reading

1996 Nissan 180SX widebody Sil-eighty

FOTD 2018.2.27 (S13 widebody ) 3 FINAL* SR20DET (unmodified), 5spd manual
* FRONT mount intercooler
* HKS air intake
* CUSTOM blow-off valve
* UPGRADED radiator
* RADIATOR cooling panel
* CUSTOM front pipe
* CUSTOM welded straight exhaust
* ENKEI wheels f:16×8, r:16×7
* COILOVER suspension
* 5LUG conversion
* HUBS in front from S14
* HUBS in rear from S15
* HUBS affectionate name for husband
* ONLY 156,000km/96,930mi actual
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

2000 Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R conversion

FOTD 2018.2.23 (R34 Blue GTR conversion) FINAL* RB26DETT NUR engine swap (legal)
* N1 turbines
* NISMO intercooler
* HKS boost controller
* UPGRADED radiator
* UPGRADED air cleaner
* UPGRADED exhaust system
* DEFI quad meter set
* CUSTOM front pipe
* APEXi PowerFC engine management
* NISMO bumpers
* BREMBO brakes
* UPGRADED wheels/tires
* GETRAG 6speed manual transmission
* FULL GT-R conversion
* RWD retained though (drift, bro!)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)

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1984 Nissan Skyline RS-X Iron Mask

FOTD 2018.2.14 (nissan skyline r30 red iron mask)
* DOHC turbo 5MT RWD
* BBS wheels
* CENTER caps missing (weight reduction, bro)
* PERFORMANCE coilover suspension
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* COLLECTABLE (R30s going up in value)
* UPGRADED exhaust (Kakimoto?)
* UPGRADED radiator cap
* PANASONIC blue battery
* ENGINE overhauled
* FULLY repainted
* PAINT very shiny
* EXTERIOR superb
* MECHANICALS excellent
* ENGINE healthy
* ONLY just 342,340km/212,720mi actual Continue reading

1996 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS25

FOTD 2018.2.8 (r33 skyline gts25) ver 2* BUDDYCLUB junior-spec dampers
* OSGIKEN diff
* TOMEI Hicas lock
* JIC front upper arms
* NGK racing plugs
* KAKIMOTO N1 exhaust
* FRP GTR type front bumper
* FRP custom rear bumper
* LIGHTWEIGHT carbon hood
* FLAT type hood pins
* NARDI steering wheel
* 17INCH custom wheels
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

1999 Nissan Stagea Autech 260RS rare

FOTD 2018.1.26 (stagea autech)
* RB26DETT engine, 5spd Manual, AWD!!
* HKS coilover suspension
* TOMEI Hicas canceller
* R33GT-R factory alloy wheels
* WIDE tread wheel spacers
* YOKOHAMA tires (90% tread)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* DEFI boost meter (A-pillar type)
* R32 triple meter cluster
* R34 airflow sensor
* FACTORY sports air cleaner
* BRIDE semi-bucket driver seat
* CARMATE engine starter
* BREMBO brake system
* CLEAR turn signals (color adds weight, bro) Continue reading

1999 Nissan Skyline R34 budget weapon

FOTD 2018.1.25 (r34 nonGTR)* RB25 NEO6 turbo engine (linear boost)
* ARC front mount intercooler
* 2WAY LSD (Kaaz or Nismo, not sure)
* PROJECTMU 2pc front slotted rotors
* URAS bracing
* NISMO tension rod bushings (brand-new)
* CUSTOM rear upper arms
* FINAL gearing 4.1
* TEIN fully adjustable coilover system
* BLITZ air cleaner
* CUSTOM front pipe
* NISMO tension rod bushings (brand-new)
* NO rear carpeting (weight reduction, bro)
* MATTE black exterior (chalkboard, bro) Continue reading

1999 Nissan Silvia Aero SR20DET swap

FOTD 2018.1.22 (S15 grey)* SR20DET swap
* 6MT swap
* ENGINE super healthy
* PROBABLY tracked before (truth, bro)
* FRONTMOUNT intercooler
* UPGRADED radiator
* CUSTOM diff
* CUSCO coilover suspensiion
* WORK Emotion 18inch wheels
* PERFORMANCE intake (probably HKS)
* SOME paint fade (weight reduction, bro)
* POWERFUL acceleration
* IDLING stable
* BOOST strong Continue reading