Daily JDM Word: Maru-Meh!

WOTD 2018.3.27 (marume) FIN

Today’s word 丸目/MARU-MEH (round headlight) is comprised of the characters 丸/MARU (round) and 目/MEH (eye), often used as a nickname for such cars including the New Age/Bug-Eye Impreza, as well as the early DC2 Integra.

MARU-MEH written:
* in Kanji (丸目)
* in Hiragana (まるめ)
* in Katakana (マルメ)

Other related words include:
涙目/NAMIDA-MEH = Tear Eye (e.g. Blobeye Impreza)
鷹目/TAKA-MEH = Hawk Eye (e.g. Hawkeye Impreza)
横目/YOKO-MEH = Side/Long Light (e.g. Kouki DC2 Integra)
4灯/YON-TOH = Four Light (e.g. Zenki DC2 Integra)
6灯/ROKU-TOH = Six Light (e.g. Dangun DC2 Integra)

BTW: the Casablanca Impreza also has some MARU-MEH…they were not popular and are sometimes sold for next to nothing…like this example, which is probably the cheapest “Good Buy or Goodbye” we’ve found so far!

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2002 Subaru Legacy Wagon Type-D MT

FOTD 2018.3.27 (legacy wagon) FINAL* TWIN turbo, DOHC manual transmission
* ZEROSPORTS front pipe
* KAKIMOTO race-spec center pipe
* 70φ rear exhaust
* HSD full coilovers
* ZSS 2point rear arms
* MESH 8J,+45 wheels
* 5MM front spacers
* 3MM rear spacers
* ENDLESS low-dust pads
* ENDLESS stainless brake hose
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Word of the Day: Subarist

WOTD 3.16.2018 (subarist) FIN 2

Daily Japanese lesson!
Today: スバリスト(Subarist), is a term coined by Subaru themselves, and was publicly introduced during the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013. This term is defined quite elaborately on Subaru’s official website, and it goes far beyond meaning simply a “Subaru fan” (though written as such in the image due to space constraint). Subaru wishes the public to understand the company’s carbuilding passion behind the creation of their vehicles. In turn, the company is aware that Subaru owners are truly a special breed who
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2000 Subaru Impreza WRX STI ver.6

FOTD 2018.3.09 (impreza gc8 white) FINAL* 2.0L intercooled turbo, AWD, 5MT
* TEIN Flez Z coilovers
* TEIN EDFC damping force controller
* FUJITSUBO lightweight RM01A exhaust
* STI chambered fuel pump
* DIXCEL brakes PD DAV
* RALLY mudflaps
* WORK Emotion wheels
* NANKANG NS2R tires (50% tread)
* ATE half of the toast (50% bread)
* KTS mesh wheels also
* BRIDGESTONE RevoGZ tires also
* STI fog light caps
* ONLY just 155,000km/96,300mi actual
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1999 Subaru Impreza Casablanca edition

Fact 2018.2.21 (Impreza Casablanca) FINAL* produced for one year
* only 5,000 built
* base vehicle: Impreza wagon
* unique front end, taillights, and
* chrome bumper accents
* chrome door handles
* chrome mirror housings
* striped upholstery
* because retro/classical style was popular in ’90s Japan
* also sold in Taiwan
* also featured here in our “Good Buy or Goodbye” series!
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* more pics, click here ↓ →

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2000 Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen shop democar

FOTD 2018.2.7 (legacy blitzen sedan red)* INTERCOOLED twin-turbo, AWD, 5speed manual
* FEATURED in Hyper Rev magazine
* DEMOCAR of Ray Bros Osaka tuning shop
* BUILT for high-speed Wangan runs
* TRUST air cleaner
* ZEROSPORTS intake
* IMPREZA spec airflow
* SIMS adjustable exhaust manifold
* DARKSIDE front pipe
* DARKSIDE center pipe
* DARKSIDE exhaust
* BLITZ boost controller
* BLITZ turbo timer
* SARD fuel pump
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2004 Subary Legacy WR Limited spl.

FOTD 2018.1.30 (legacy wagon WR limited)* DOHC 2.0L turbo AWD
* STI Genome dual exhaust (street-legal)
* ONE-OFF mudflaps
* WORLDRALLY Blue Mica exterior
* WORLDRALLY special factory emblems
* FACTORY gold alloy 18inch wheels
* FACTORY front bumper spoiler
* INTEGRATED bumper foglights
* ROADLEGAL (2-year “sha-ken” cert included)
* DECALCO windshield visor
* POWER seat adjustment
* TWOTONE black/blue seats (front/rear)
* DIXCEL brake pads only 3months old
* ANGELEYE headlights included if you want
* RALLY spec vinyl graphics (+35hp)
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2001 Subaru Impreza WRX version NB

FOTD 2017.9.13 (black cheap bugeye impreza) FINAL* 2.0L, 5MT AWD turbo
* BLITZ filter (stock replacement type)
* GPSPORTS Exas exhaust
* LARGUS coilovers w/ front pillow setup
* ENKEI 17 inch wheels (215/45)
* 15MM wide tread spacers
* CUSCO front tower bar
* DIXCEL front/rear brake pads
* MOMO 33Φ steering wheel
* STI pedals
* STI hood
* ZEROSPORTS wing
* HID headlight kit
* CUSTOM shift knob
* BRIDE semi-bucket seat
* BRIDE here comes the Continue reading