1972 Nissan Skyline Hakosuka RB26DETT!

FOTD 2018.10.23 (red hako rb26)
* RB26 twin-turbo GT-R engine (ex-R33)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* FRONT external mount intercooler
* GT-R speedometer (ex-R33)
* ALUMINUM performance radiator
* HKS Super Power Flow intake
* STARROAD coilover suspension
* RAYS Volk deep lip TE37 16inch
* POWER steering
* STEEL braided cooling lines
* APEXi PowerFC computer
* TOWER bar for handling
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1992 Nissan Skyline GTS25 ECR33 swap

FOTD 2018.8.22(r32 gts)* ENGINE internals stock/unmodified
* ECR33 Zenki-model ECU
* TRUST ProFec boost controller
* BLITZ front mount intercooler
* CUSTOM turbo piping
* GT-R fuel pump
* 2ROW radiator
* APEXi air cleaner
* BLITZ blow-off valve
* STAINLESS steel exhaust
* CUSCO coilover suspension
* KAZAMA pillow tension rods
* CUSCO adjustable rear upper arms
* KAAZ 2way mechanical LSD
* S15 Spec-R rear member (no HICAS)
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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.

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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1996 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec 4-DOOR

FOTD 2017.8.31 (R33 GT-R 4DOOR swap) FINAL* RB26DETT swap into ENR33 sedan
* V-Spec AWD w/ Active limited slip diff
* GREDDY ProFec boost controller
* GREDDY turbo timer
* TRUST three-row intercooler
* FULLY adjustable coilover suspension
* ENDLESS brake pads (front/rear)
* NISMO LM-GT4 bronze wheels
* KAKIMOTO exhaust
* REPROGRAMMED factory CPU (high boost setting)
* PERFORMANCE aluminum radiator
* ADJUSTABLE element type oil cooler
* BCNR33 factory seats
* BOOST currently set at 1.0k
* WICKED fast acceleration
* WIDENED rear fenders
* FACTORY pearl white paint
* GT-R front bumper
* R33 Kouki headlights (HID)
* MOMO steering wheel
* CUSTOM sidebrake 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

1998 Nissan Skyline 40th anniv. Autech GT-R

fotd-2016-12-13-nissan-skyline-r33-autech-4door-gtr-final* AUTECH 40th anniv. version GT-R sedan
* RARE just 422 ever produced
* TRUST T78-29D single turbo
* TRUST exhaust manifold
* TRUST racing wastegate
* TRUST high-capacity oil pump
* TRUST high-capacity oil pan
* TRUST racing blow-off valve
* 2.8L upgrade kit
* BNR34 N1 rebuilt engine w/ 24U block
* HKS 87Φ forged pistons
* JUN forged connecting rods Continue reading

Edible 1/64 Tomica Minicars

Fact 2016.3.25 (Tomica Chocolate) FINAL FIN

* Renowned Japanese die-cast minicar manufacturer Tomica released a limited-edition run of  1/64 scale (same size as their standard die-casts) cars made from 100% pure chocolate.

* Available models: Honda S600, Isuzu Giga dump truck, London double-decker bus, Nissan Diesel cement mixer, Nissan Fairlady 240Z, Nissan Fairlady 350Z, Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (Hakosuka), Toyota 2000GT, Toyota Corolla Levin TE71, Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Prius, Toyota Voxy, Subaru Impreza WRX STi.

* OriginalJDMGuy spotted individual units retailing for JPY 525 at a local Toys-R-Us in the Tokyo suburbs.  At today’s exchange rate, that’s about: USD 4.40, CAD 5.85, AUD 5.90, NZD 6.60, EUR 3.95, GBP 3.10.  Do you say “Good buy!” or “Goodbye!”?