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

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1997 Suzuki Alto Works RS-Z Kei

FOTD 2018.5.01 (suzuki alto works Rs-z)* 5SPEED MT! 4WD! Turbo!
* UPGRADED intercooler
* COILOVER suspension
* SUZUKISPORTS dual exhaust
* PERFORMANCE limited slip diff
* VOLK 14inch wheels
* CUSTOM brakes
* TURBO timer
* PERFORMANCE air cleaner
* UPGRADED turbo piping
* HEAVYDUTY metal clutch
* LIGHTENED flywheel
* CARBON hood
* OMP hood pins
* ONLY just 129,000km/80,160mi actual
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

1996 Daihatsu Move Z4 turbo 4WD

FOTD 2018.4.20 (daihatsu move 5mt 4wd)
* 8000RPM redline
* DOHC EF-ZL direct ignition KEI engine
* 5SPEED manual gearbox (rare!)
* TURBO hood
* 4WD (part-time)
* XX front spoiler
* HI-PERF brake pads
* ALLOY wheels
* FACTORY decal package (+15hp)
* FRONT strut tower bar
* FRONT lower arm bar
* DIGITAL voltmeter
* NO mechanical problems
* NO rust
* UNDERBODY clean
* CLEARCOAT peeling (weight reduction, bro) Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Keiryouka!

WOTD 4.3.2018 (keiryouka)Today’s word: KEIRYOUKA, means weight reduction. Comprised of the characters
軽/KEI = light
量/RYOU = amount/weight
化/KA = transform/change

Some methods of KEIRYOUKA:
1) Remove components such as エアコン/EH-AH-KON (air con), オーディオ/OH-DEE-O (audio),
ドア内張/DOH-AH-UCHI-BARI (inner door panels).
2) Install lighter alternatives such as フルバケ/FURU-BAKEH (full bucket seats), a チタン/CHI-TAN (titanium) exhaust, 鍛造/TAN-ZOU (forged) wheels, etc.
3) Get a 散髪/SAN-PATSU (haircut)

KEIRYOUKA written in:
* Kanji: 軽量化
* Hiragana: けいりょうか
* Katakana: ケイリョウカ

Bonus Fact: You know those little 660cc Japanese “kei” cars? That is the same 軽/KEI (lightweight) as above.

 

 

2002 Daihatsu Copen L880K ActiveTop turbo

FOTD 2018.2.21 (daihatsu copen silver BBS)* DOHC 16valve twin-scroll turbo kei
* HKS limiter-cut system SLD-1
* TANABE SusTech Pro GF coilovers
* TANABE front tower bar
* BBS wheels 16×6.5J
* KENDA KR20 165/40 tires
* KENDOLL and barbie
* SPARCO full bucket seat
* AUTOGAUGE boost gauge
* RAYNFORCE top bar
* GLASS rear window
* AERO front spoiler
* TOYOSHIMACRAFT rear spoiler
* ONLY just 90,815km/56,430mi actual
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

1994 Suzuki Alto Works CR22S

FOTD 2018.2.15 (suzuki alto works black)* INTERCOOLED turbo Kei, 5speed manual
* BOOST gauge installed
* COILOVER suspension
* TURBO replaced
* HKS air intake
* FACTORY exhaust
* EXTERNAL oil cooler
* 1DIN custom audio installed
* YOKOHAMA Ecos 145/65 tires (still new!)
* FORMULAONE 13x6J wheels (rare!)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* ONLY just 153,000km/95,070miles actual
* BUILT lovingly Continue reading

1994 Honda Beat Z Version (MTREC, yo!)

FOTD 2018.1.29 (beat version z green)* RWD. 5spd MT, mid-engine 660cc kei
* Multi-Throttle Responsive Engine Control 3cyl
* MUGEN exhaust
* BBS wheels
* ONLY just 760kg (1,675 lbs)
* ECU overhauled
* LAST car approved by Soichiro Honda
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* EVERGLADE Green Metallic paint
* ONLY just 140,000km/86,990miles actual
* REAR wheel drive
* REAR decklid spoiler
* MUDGUARDS installed
* POWER windows
* ETC automated highway toll system
* FACTORY zebra print interior
* FACTORY zebra print floormats Continue reading

2000 Daihatsu Naked MT turbo FR conversion

FOTD 2017.11.14 (naked FR conversion) FINAL* FACTORY 5speed manual transmission
* 4WD converted to RWD
* L760 DOHC intercooled turbo kei engine
* HKS EVC electronic valve controller
* HKS Power Flow intake
* CUSCO limited slip diff
* DSPORTS heavy duty clutch disc
* DSPORTS heavy duty clutch cover
* DSPORTS heavy duty clutch bearing
* COILOVER suspension
* UPGRADED exhaust
* UPGRADED steering wheel
* NGK sparkplugs
* NEW ignition coil
* ENKEI 14inch wheels Continue reading

1993 Mazda AZ-1 Alitalia style

FOTD 2017.11.13 (alitalia az1) FINAL
* KEI 660cc DOHC turbocharged
* MID engine, RWD, 5MT
* FACTORY gullwing doors (not eBay lambo kit)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* ONLY just 150,334 km/93,410 mi actual
* MADHOUSE lightweight FRP hood kit
* MADHOUSE headlight conversion kit
* MADHOUSE Stratos type rear window w/ sunshade
* MADHOUSE Stratos type rear spoiler
* MOMO D-style steering wheel (rare color!)
* RAYS bronze wheels
* MODIFIED clutch play
* ALPINE audio system Continue reading