1985 Toyota Corolla Levin AE111 power

FOTD 2018.4.11 (black levin AE86 600)* TRD lightweight FRP hood (rare!)
* AE111 engine swap
* HEAVYDUTY fuel pump
* HKS Power Flow air cleaner
* AE86 & AE92 ECU
* CAM gears
* PERFORMANCE exhaust
* DRIFTABLE as is
* MAINTAINED well
* AERO front lip & sideskirts installed
* AERO plane alternate name for airplane
* COOLANT replaced
* TOTAL  5W-90 MT oil
* TOTAL 85W-140 diff oil
* VALVOLINE 5W-40 engine oil
* FORTY weight sounds nice Continue reading

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Daily JDM Word: Ichi-Go!

WOTD 2018.4.7 (ichigo)Today’s word イチゴ/ICHI-GO is comprised of イチ/ICHI (one) and ゴ/GO (five), and refers to the S15 generation (1999-2002) of the Silvia line.  Similarly, previous Silvias and some other popular tuning vehicles also have nicknames based on the numbers in their chassis codes.
Silvia S13 イチサン/ICHI-SAN (one three)
Silvia S14 イチヨン/ICHI-YON (one four)
Skyline R32 サン二/SAN-NI (three two)
Skyline R33… Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: SUTEKKAA-CHUUN!

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Today’s word ステッカーチューン, is comprised of ステッカー/SUTEKKAA (sticker) and
チューン/CHUUN (tuning) and means adding decals for decorative purposes, often used for hobby items such as:
自動車/JIDOUSHA (car)
バイク/BAIKU (motorcycle)
ギター/GITAA (guitar)
スノボ/SUNOBO (snowboard)
スマホ/SUMAHO (smartphone)
パソコン/PASOKON (personal computer)
タックルボックス/TAKKURU BOKKUSU (fishing/tackle box)
クーラーボックス/KOORAH BOKKUSU (cooler box/drink cooler)

In the automotive world, SUTEKKAA is sometimes called バイナル/BAINARU (vinyl) or バイナルグラフィック/BAINARU GURAFIKKU (vinyl graphics) but, in most cases, these BAINARU-related terms are more associated with Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Dora-Teku

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Today’s word ドラテク/DORA-TEKU (driving technique) is comprised of the first portions of ドライビング/DORAIBINGU (driving) and テクニック/TEKUNIKKU (technique).  Many DORATEKU involve skilled manipulation of the アクセル/AKUSERU (gas pedal), ブレーキ/BUREIKI (brake), クラッチ/KURATCHI (clutch), and ハンドル/HANDORU (steering wheel) among others.

Some examples of DORATEKU include:
フェイント・モーション/FEINTO MOHSHON (feint motion)
クラッチ蹴り/KURATCHI KERI (clutch kick)
左足ブレーキ/HIDARI ASHI BUREIKI (left foot braking)
荷重移動/KAJYUU IDOH (weight transfer)
溝落とし/MIZO OTOSHI (gutter drop)
チョイ引き/CHOI BIKI (slight e-brake pull)

Other words that start with ドラ/DORA
ドライブ/DORAIBU = drive
ドライバー/DORAIBAA = driver
ドラマ/DORAMA = drama
ドラマチック/DORAMACHIKKU = dramatic
ドライヤー/DORAIYAA = hair dryer
ドラキュラ/DORAKYUURA = Dracula
ドラフトビール/DORAFUTO BIIRU = draft beer
ドライクリーニング/DORAI KURIININGU = dry cleaning

1986 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 coupe

FOTD 2018.2.19 (ae86 levin blue coupe)* SARD fuel pump
* PERFORMANCE stainless steel exhaust
* FUJITSUBO stainless exhaust manifold
* GT-spec interior
* KOUKI front seats
* KOUKI rear seats (mint!)
* PANASONIC blue battery
* BLACK Racing 8spoke wheels
* FRONT tower bar
* CUSTOM front springs
* TRD front shocks (because performance)
* TRD rear springs (because performance)
* TURD on paint (because pigeon)
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1987 Toyota Corolla Levin GT AE86

FOTD 2017.11.27 (AE86 electric blue corolla levin) FINAL* ONLY just 76,500km/47,530mi actual!
* 0.5MM enlarged stock pistons
* BALANCED crankshaft
* BALANCED connecting rods
* HEAVYDUTY connecting rod bolts
* 0.5MM surfaced cylinder head
* TRD metal gasket
* HKS valve springs
* VALVES polished
* PORTS polished
* VALVE seats modified
* VITZ valve cylinders
* MODIFIED engine block oil line
* HEAVYDUTY oil pump springs
* MODIFIED stock cam sprockets
* TRD plug cords
* NGK #8 racing plugs
* CUSCO 1-way LSD
* TRUST Airinx air intake (no filter)
* TRUST exhaust manifold
* 5ZIGEN Border304 exhaust Continue reading

1986 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX

FOTD 2017.9.29 (AE86 Trueno black grey) FINAL
* RARE black/silver two-tone
* RS-WATANABE 14inch wheels
* WHEEL centercaps intact
* YOKOHAMA S-Drive 185/55 tires x 2
* BRIDGESTONE Potenza 185/55 tires x 2
* STOCK (factory optional) wheels included
* TRD limited slip diff
* TRD front coilovers
* TRD rear shocks
* CUSTOM rear springs (cut)
* UPGRADED exhaust (good sound)
* FACTORY optional sideskirts
* FACTORY optional rear spoiler
* FACTORY optional auto aircon (rare!)
* TRD rear spoiler installed above stock spoiler
* YO dawg I heard you like spoilers…
* FIRST owner kept it unmodified for 25yrs +
* SECOND (current) owner is older guy 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

1985 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 barn find!

FOTD 2017.5.17 (AE86 Levin barn find white) FINAL* ONE owner
* STOCK condition
* ONLY just 34,240km/21,270mi actual
* UNDRIVEN for 24 years
* LAST road certificate expired in 1993
* 1.6L, RWD, 5MT
* WATANABE wheels
* TRUNK clean
* ENGINE clean
* ENGINEBAY clean
* SUSPENSION original
* CAR seems to be unmodified
* CASTROL stickers (+10hp)
* MUDGUARDS intact (“Levin” logo!)
* FLOORMATS intact
* AIR conditioning Continue reading