1996 Daihatsu Move Z4 turbo 4WD

FOTD 2018.4.20 (daihatsu move 5mt 4wd)
* 8000RPM redline
* DOHC EF-ZL direct ignition KEI engine
* 5SPEED manual gearbox (rare!)
* TURBO hood
* 4WD (part-time)
* XX front spoiler
* HI-PERF brake pads
* ALLOY wheels
* FACTORY decal package (+15hp)
* FRONT strut tower bar
* FRONT lower arm bar
* DIGITAL voltmeter
* NO mechanical problems
* NO rust
* UNDERBODY clean
* CLEARCOAT peeling (weight reduction, bro) Continue reading

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1996 Mitsubishi FTO GPX rare

FOTD 2018.4.10 (yellow FTO)
* V6 DOHC 2.0L 24V MIVEC
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* MAZDA Sunflower Yellow repaint
* ONLY just 71,000km/44,120mi actual
* WEDS 16inch wheels
* TOYO R1R 205/50 tires (lots of tread)
* PERFORMANCE air cleaner
* UV cut window tint (legal)
* FRONT brake rotors replaced
* ACRE Formula700 brake rotors
* ACRE Super Fighter rotors (extra set) Continue reading

1998 Nissan 180SX RPS13 Kouki

FOTD 2018.4.6 (white 180sx)* FACTORY full aero kit (F/R/S/W)
* CARBON hood w/ pins
* RAYS Volk Racing GTO Forged 2pc wheels
* WIDE tread spacers
* KENDA Kaiser KA20 215/45-17 front
* NANKANG NS-2R 215/45-17 rear
* DIXCEL ExtraSpeed brake pads
* 5ZIGEN exhaust manifold
* FACTORY cat intact
* KAKIMOTO FullMega-N1 exhaust
* MOMO custom steering wheel
* POPO nickname for police Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Keiryouka!

WOTD 4.3.2018 (keiryouka)Today’s word: KEIRYOUKA, means weight reduction. Comprised of the characters
軽/KEI = light
量/RYOU = amount/weight
化/KA = transform/change

Some methods of KEIRYOUKA:
1) Remove components such as エアコン/EH-AH-KON (air con), オーディオ/OH-DEE-O (audio),
ドア内張/DOH-AH-UCHI-BARI (inner door panels).
2) Install lighter alternatives such as フルバケ/FURU-BAKEH (full bucket seats), a チタン/CHI-TAN (titanium) exhaust, 鍛造/TAN-ZOU (forged) wheels, etc.
3) Get a 散髪/SAN-PATSU (haircut)

KEIRYOUKA written in:
* Kanji: 軽量化
* Hiragana: けいりょうか
* Katakana: ケイリョウカ

Bonus Fact: You know those little 660cc Japanese “kei” cars? That is the same 軽/KEI (lightweight) as above.

 

 

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!

Word of the Day: Shodai

WOTD 3.20.2018 (shodai) 3

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

WOTD 3.19.2018 (scratch) 3

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.

Word of the Day: Zero-Yon

WOTD 3.14.2018 (zeroyon) FIN 3

Daily Japanese lesson! What do YOU want to learn?

Today: ゼロヨン. Comprised of ゼロ(zeh-ro: Zero) and ヨン (yohn: Four), short for a 0-400m drag race. 400 meters calculates to 1,312 feet, so it’s slightly less than the actual quarter-mile (1,320 feet). However, since Japan utilizes the metric system for units of measurement, they refer to the quarter mile as the 0-400 …similar to how Metric France refers to the Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese as the Royale w/ Cheese.

Word of the Day: Mizo Otoshi

WOTD 3.13.2018 (mizo otoshi) FIN

Daily Japanese lesson! What do YOU want to learn?

Today: 溝(mizo: gutter/ditch), 落とし(otoshi: drop). A driving technique made famous by Initial D, in which Takumi drops a tire into a ditch on the side of the road in order to whip his car around a corner faster than otherwise possible. (unfortunately not depicted in photo).