Word of the Day: Tsuru Tsuru

WOTD 3.15.2018 (tsuru tsuru) FIN 2

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Today: ツルツル (tsuru-tsuru) describes surfaces which both appear to be, and actually are, smooth, slippery, and the like. Icy winter roads are tsuru-tsuru. Worn-out tires are tsuru-tsuru. Waxed floors, billiard balls, ramen noodles and Hobbs’/Dom’s heads are all tsuru-tsuru.


1991 Mazda Eunos Roadster spl. widebody

FOTD 2017.10.04 (mazda roadster alien widebody) FINAL* RE:NEWCAR full widebody aerokit
* RE:NEWCAR special edition front mask
* CUSCO coilover suspension
* FRONT springs 12k
* REAR springs 10k
* URETHANE suspension bushings
* CUSCO front tower bar
* COLIN 15inch wheels
* ADVAN Neova AD08R 205/15 tires
* CHROMOLY racing lugnuts
* 40MM+5MM wide tread spacers
* RX8 factory white full repaint
* MOMO steering wheel
* MOMO shift knob
* SPARCO full bucket seat
* CHROME door mirrors
* NO mechanical problems
* USED mainly as commuter car
* OCCASIONALLY driven on touge
* ALWAYS parked under a roof Continue reading

1984 Toyota Corolla Levin turbo

FOTD 2017.9.19 (ae86 panda levin turbo) FINAL* TD05 turbo
* CUSTOM turbo piping
* LANCER intercooler
* ALUMINUM performance radiator
* OVERSIZED factory pistons
* CUSCO clutch set
* CUSCO clutch release bearing
* CUSCO clutch pilot bearing
* TRANSMISSION unmodified
* SMOOTH shifting
* TOWER bar
* PERFORMANCE air intake
* ADVAN(?) wheels
* AERO kit
* GT wing
* FREEDOM computer
* AIR conditioning
* NO Takumi Tax
* NO trunk interior (weight reduction, bro) Continue reading

2007 Nissan GT-R Pure Ed. near 1000hp

FOTD 201.4.26 (GTR 35 Phoenix) FINAL* PHOENIX Power company democar
* AWARDED Best Tuning Car at 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon
* ACHIEVED 356.994km/h at Nardo Max Speed Attack
* OVER 20 million yen (about $200K USD) invested
* JUN 4.0L custom engine kit
* JUN camshafts 272°IN/EX
* JUN reinforced valve springs
* JUN titanium retainers
* JUN phosphor bronzed guides
* JUN big throttle kit
* JUN short head EX type
* JUN GT surge tank prototype
* JUN also the abbreviated form of June
* TRUST delivery pipe
* TRUST type 29 intercooler
* TRUST RX1200 turbine kit
* TRUST TD06 SH25G10cm2*2 turbo
* SARD 295L/h fuel pumps
* ORIGINAL 1200cc injectors
* MODIFIED electric fuel delivery
* AUXILLIARY oil cooler
* TRANSMISSION overhauled and reinforced
* ARAGOSTA 3-way adjustable coilover kit w/ cups
* ALCON monoblock brake kit
* RAYS G25 Edge wheels
* ADVAN A08B 285/35ZR20
* HKS Kansai Service floormats Continue reading

1993 Nissan 180SX Type-III turbo

FOTD 2017.1.10 (180sx orange) FINAL.png* APEXi hybrid-type intercooler
* TOMEI exhaust manifold
* JIC fully adjustable coilovers
* ANGLE-UP custom tie-rods
* 5LUG conversion front/rear
* UPGRADED Nissan factory brake calipers
* PERFORMANCE front/rear tower bars
* ADVAN AVS-5 wheels 17inch
* FEDERAL 595 215/45 front (60% tread)
* FEDERAL 595 255/40 rear (70% tread)
* 2WAY limited slip diff
* FRONT fenders hammered out & rolled
* REAR fenders rolled
* COWORKER rick rolled Continue reading