2001 Subaru Legacy B4 RSK twin-turbo

FOTD 2018.5.26 (legacy b4 rsk).png* TWIN turbo, AWD, 5speed manual, 280HP+
* HKS electronic valve controller
* HKS exhaust system
* PERFORMANCE exhaust manifold
* BOOST gauge
* BOOST controller
* HORIZONTAL intercooler w/ water spray
* BILSTEIN dampers
* LIMITED slip diff
* VENTILATED disk brakes
* VENTILATED hood
* NON smoker’s car Continue reading

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Daily JDM Word: Fukumen!

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Today’s word is 覆面/FUKU-MEN, comprised of the characters 覆/FUKU (hide or cover) and 面/MEN (face), and means incognito, concealed identity, etc. This term is applicable in a wide array of facets in daily life such as masked wrestlers (viva Lucha Libre!) , author pen names, artist pseudonyms, etc. In the automotive world, it usually refers to an undercover パトカー/PATO-KAA (patrol/police car).

An overwhelming majority of FUKUMEN PATO-KAAs are Toyota Crowns and Nissan Skylines (V35), but other present and recent past cars include:
* Sedans: Toyota Mark X, Nissan Teana, Nissan Cedric, Nissan Gloria, Suzuki Kizashi, Subaru Legacy
* Wagons/Vans: Nissan Stagea, Nissan ElGrand, Toyota Hi-Ace, Toyota Alphard
* Coupes: Nissan Skyline, Nissan Leopard, Toyota Soarer
* Compacts: Honda Insight, Suzuki SX4, Toyota Prius

Common FUKUMEN specs:
Color: white, black, grey or silver
Engine: 6 cyl. preferred
Body Style: often 4-door sedans, but others exist (see above ↑)
Typical Giveaways:
* Dark tint on rear windows (privacy, bro)
* Driver AND passenger (teamwork, bro)
* Special antenna(e) in rear (communication, bro)
* Two interior rearview mirrors (visibilty, bro)
* Dimple on roof (single light placement, bro)
* Sparkling clean (pride in work, bro)
* Few or no badges/emblems (weight reduction, bro)

Bonus fact for Initial D and/or wildlife fans: The standard black/white patrol cars are often called パンダ/PANDA (panda).

If you like R34 sedans, check these out!!

2000 R34 engine/Gloria Face swap
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1999 R34 GT-T clean and long parts list (grab a beer, pull up a chair)
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1998 R34 GT-T Wallet Saver!
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Word of the Day: Subarist

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Daily Japanese lesson!
Today: スバリスト(Subarist), is a term coined by Subaru themselves, and was publicly introduced during the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013. This term is defined quite elaborately on Subaru’s official website, and it goes far beyond meaning simply a “Subaru fan” (though written as such in the image due to space constraint). Subaru wishes the public to understand the company’s carbuilding passion behind the creation of their vehicles. In turn, the company is aware that Subaru owners are truly a special breed who
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2000 Subaru Legacy B4 Blitzen shop democar

FOTD 2018.2.7 (legacy blitzen sedan red)* INTERCOOLED twin-turbo, AWD, 5speed manual
* FEATURED in Hyper Rev magazine
* DEMOCAR of Ray Bros Osaka tuning shop
* BUILT for high-speed Wangan runs
* TRUST air cleaner
* ZEROSPORTS intake
* IMPREZA spec airflow
* SIMS adjustable exhaust manifold
* DARKSIDE front pipe
* DARKSIDE center pipe
* DARKSIDE exhaust
* BLITZ boost controller
* BLITZ turbo timer
* SARD fuel pump
* ALUMINUM two-row radiator Continue reading

2004 Subary Legacy WR Limited spl.

FOTD 2018.1.30 (legacy wagon WR limited)* DOHC 2.0L turbo AWD
* STI Genome dual exhaust (street-legal)
* ONE-OFF mudflaps
* WORLDRALLY Blue Mica exterior
* WORLDRALLY special factory emblems
* FACTORY gold alloy 18inch wheels
* FACTORY front bumper spoiler
* INTEGRATED bumper foglights
* ROADLEGAL (2-year “sha-ken” cert included)
* DECALCO windshield visor
* POWER seat adjustment
* TWOTONE black/blue seats (front/rear)
* DIXCEL brake pads only 3months old
* ANGELEYE headlights included if you want
* RALLY spec vinyl graphics (+35hp)
* STICKERS removed if you want Continue reading

1998 Subary Legacy B4 BE5 MT

FOTD 2017.6.3 (Legacy manual sedan black) FINAL* 2.0L, intercooled turbo 5MT AWD
* SEDAN body (not wagon)
* GREDDY E-Manage engine controller
* GREDDY Profec-B boost controller
* AIR filter upgraded
* SYMS exhaust manifold
* ZEROSPORTS super metal front pipe
* ZEROSPORTS super metal center pipe
* BLITZ Nur-Spec exhaust w/ inner silencer modification
* TRIAL Tri-Force front bumper
* CUSTOM aero sideskirts
* CARBON GT-wing (GDB8 spec)
* LARGUS Spec-S coilover suspension
* CUSCO front tower bar
* CUSCO rear tower bar
* CUSTOM rear frame end bar
* CUSTOM lower front arm bar
* 22B front calipers
* ENDLESS CC-rg front brake pads
* ENDLESS CC-rg rear brake pads
* STAINLESS mesh brake hose
* FACTORY 17inch wheels Continue reading