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).

1999 Nissan Silvia clean turbo swap

FOTD 2018.3.12 (s15 grey) FINAL* TRUST coilover suspension
* FRONT mount intercooler
* BLITZ air cleaner
* S15 turbo w/ HKS actuator
* S14 engine swap
* S14 transmission swap
* THERMAL wrapped exhaust manifold
* CUSTOM turbo outlet
* SKYLINE brake rotors
* SKYLINE front brakes
* SKYLINE rear brakes
* ENDLESS brake hosing
* PAINTED brake calipers
* NISMO heavy duty clutch
* LIMITED slip diff
* CUSCO front tower bar
* CUSCO rear tower bar
* NEW tires (less than 1,000km) 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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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 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

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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