1998 Nissan Laurel Club-S 35th Aniv Ver.II

FOTD 2018.5.23 (c35 laurel red)

* ONLY just 61,310km/37,980mi actual!
* RB25DET turbo 5MT
* HPI front mount intercooler
* UPGRADED exhaust
* PERFORMANCE air intake
* COILOVER suspension (Cusco?)
* RECARO bucket seat
* AERO kit (F/S/R)
* HEAVYDUTY clutch
* MOMO competition steering wheel
* CUSTOM diff
* KJ6 Metallic Red exterior repaint
* CLEARCOAT is a bit rough
* FENDERS rolled
* RICK rolled Continue reading

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1994 Suzuki Cappucino EA113 Turbo

FOTD 2018.5.17 (navy cappucino)* TWINCAM Kei 660 turbo engine
* BLITZ boost controller
* TAKEOFF blow off valve
* CUSTOM turbo piping
* FUJITSUBO Power Getter exhaust
* NAVIC coilover suspension
* FRONT camber modified
* FRONT strut tower bar
* CHIE steering angle increaser
* DIXCEL front brake pads
* DSPEED D1 semi-metallic rear pads
* STAINLESS steel 7point rollcage
* STAINLESS steel rear pillar bar
* STAINLESS shirt because just washed Continue reading

1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-25t & bonus car!

FOTD 2018.5.10 (two skylines r33) text box
—–SILVER CAR—–
* BLITZ D-SBC boost controller
* BLITZ R-VIT data display
* BLITZ the quarterback
* KAKIMOTO computer
* CERAMIC blade turbine
* FRONT mount intercooler
* PERFORMANCE oil cooler
* IRIDIUM spark plugs
* CUSTOM front tension rods
* 80SUPRA spec rotors
* S15SILVIA spec calipers
* COILOVER suspension
* BILSTEIN springs (F:8k, R:6k)
* 5ZIGEN exhaust Continue reading

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

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: Dora-Teku

WOTD 3.23.2018 (どらテク)2
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

Daily JDM word: Choi-Biki

WOTD 3.23.2018 (choi biki) 2
Today’s word: ちょい引き、comprised of ちょい/Choi(slight) and 引き/Hiki, which is the the noun form of the verb 引く/Hiku (to pull).  When Hiki/Hiku and other words starting with the H sound are combined with a previous word, the H sound (hiki) changes to a B (biki).  Choi-Biki most often refers to a quick/slight pull on the handbrake to upset the rear traction and initiating a drift.

ちょい/Choi is a useful adjective, and can be used in other situations including:
* ちょい踏み/ Choi Fu-mi: slight pedal press (accelerator or brake)
* ちょい下げ/ Choi Sa-geh: slight drop/lowering
* ちょい乗り/ Choi No-ri: short hop/quick errand, as opposed to 通勤/Tsuu-kin (commuting)

Choi Biki written:
in Hiragana: ちょいびき
in Katakana: チョイビキ
with Kanji: ちょい引き、or チョイ引き

Word of the Day: Tsuru Tsuru

WOTD 3.15.2018 (tsuru tsuru) FIN 2

Daily Japanese lesson! What do YOU want to learn?

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.

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).