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: 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)

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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.

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
* 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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2002 Daihatsu Copen L880K ActiveTop turbo

FOTD 2018.2.21 (daihatsu copen silver BBS)* DOHC 16valve twin-scroll turbo kei
* HKS limiter-cut system SLD-1
* TANABE SusTech Pro GF coilovers
* TANABE front tower bar
* BBS wheels 16×6.5J
* KENDA KR20 165/40 tires
* KENDOLL and barbie
* SPARCO full bucket seat
* AUTOGAUGE boost gauge
* RAYNFORCE top bar
* GLASS rear window
* AERO front spoiler
* TOYOSHIMACRAFT rear spoiler
* ONLY just 90,815km/56,430mi 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 Toyota Aristo Vertex Edition V

FOTD 2018.2.20 (toyota aristo vertex black)* 2JZ-GTE twin turbo, 3.0L,  RWD
* HKS intercooler
* HKS boost controller
* CUSTOM engine oil cooler
* CUSTOM transmission oil cooler
* HKS racing suction
* SARD fuel regulator
* TOM’S TEC II
* HKS F-CON IS
* TOM’S Super SQV IV
* BEE-R rev limiter
* SUPRA front calipers
* ALTEZZA rear calipers
* TOM’S exhaust
* WATER bypass kit
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* ONLY just 98,470km/61,190mi actual Continue reading

2000 Toyota Chaser Tourer-V MT

FOTD 2018.2.6 (chaser tourer V white)* 1JZ 2.5L turbo RWD, 5spd manual
* OHLINS suspension
* CUSTOM diff
* BLOW off valve
* FRONT tower bar
* KAKIMOTO exhaust
* WORK Emotion 17inch wheels
* NANKANG sport tires
* FULL aero kit
* HKS front-mount intercooler
* MUSHROOM type sports air intake
* CUSTOM oversized calipers (front/rear)
* SLOTTED rotors (front)
* BLITZ triple meter set (incl. boost)
* BLITZ sports computer
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