Daily JDM Word: Ichi-Go!

WOTD 2018.4.7 (ichigo)Today’s word イチゴ/ICHI-GO is comprised of イチ/ICHI (one) and ゴ/GO (five), and refers to the S15 generation (1999-2002) of the Silvia line.  Similarly, previous Silvias and some other popular tuning vehicles also have nicknames based on the numbers in their chassis codes.
Silvia S13 イチサン/ICHI-SAN (one three)
Silvia S14 イチヨン/ICHI-YON (one four)
Skyline R32 サン二/SAN-NI (three two)
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Word of the Day: Kizu

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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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1999 Nissan Stagea Autech 260RS rare

FOTD 2018.1.26 (stagea autech)
* RB26DETT engine, 5spd Manual, AWD!!
* HKS coilover suspension
* TOMEI Hicas canceller
* R33GT-R factory alloy wheels
* WIDE tread wheel spacers
* YOKOHAMA tires (90% tread)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* DEFI boost meter (A-pillar type)
* R32 triple meter cluster
* R34 airflow sensor
* FACTORY sports air cleaner
* BRIDE semi-bucket driver seat
* CARMATE engine starter
* BREMBO brake system
* CLEAR turn signals (color adds weight, bro) Continue reading

1999 Nissan Skyline R34 budget weapon

FOTD 2018.1.25 (r34 nonGTR)* RB25 NEO6 turbo engine (linear boost)
* ARC front mount intercooler
* 2WAY LSD (Kaaz or Nismo, not sure)
* PROJECTMU 2pc front slotted rotors
* URAS bracing
* NISMO tension rod bushings (brand-new)
* CUSTOM rear upper arms
* FINAL gearing 4.1
* TEIN fully adjustable coilover system
* BLITZ air cleaner
* CUSTOM front pipe
* STRAIGHT cat
* NISMO tension rod bushings (brand-new)
* NO rear carpeting (weight reduction, bro)
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1998 Nissan Skyline 4dr Nismo GT-LM

FOTD 2017.9.30 (R34 sedan silver lmgt wheel) FINAL
* 5SPEED manual transmission
* RB20 24v DOHC Neo-6 engine
* GREDDY fully adjustable coilovers
* NISMO LMGT2 wheels
* NANKANG Ultra Sport tires
* R34GTR driver side factory bucket seat
* PIONEER Carrozzeria HDD navigation
* PIONEER Carrozzeria 1DIN CD audio
* CELLSTAR radar GPS system
* TIMING belt changed
* FACTORY Xenon headlights
* CARBON interior console panel
* PANASONIC highway ETC toll system
* PANASONIC battery
* REAR window wiper
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2000 Nissan Skyline face/engine swap

FOTD 2017.9.17 (R34 skyline gloria face) FINAL* RB25 turbo engine swap
* Y33 Gloria face & core support swap
* 5SPEED manual transmission
* JIC coilovers
* LIGHTENED flywheel
* CUSCO copper clutch
* CUSCO front upper arms
* AFTERMARKET limited slip diff
* CAT removed
* STRAIGHT exhaust
* INTERCOOLER installed
* S15 brake rotors
* R32 driver seat
* AERO kit f/r/s
* FRONT tower bar
* ALUMINUM performance radiator
* CUSTOM turbo piping Continue reading

1998 Nissan Skyline GT-T wallet saver

FOTD 2017.4.28 (white r34 sedan GTT) FINAL* 2.5L DOHC I-6 single turbo
* BLITZ front pipe
* BLITZ blow off valve
* CUSTOM front mount intercooler
* 2WAY limited slip diff
* C’S quick shift kit
* 90Φ dual exhaust
* SARD metal cat
* UPGRADED fuel pump
* FRP lightweight hood w/ pins
* STOCK hood included
* SPIN turn knob
* EYELINE garnish on headlights
* PARSLEY garnish on dinner plate
* MOMO steering wheel
* LED taillights
* BRIDE seats
* WAS drifted, but only a few times
* ABS anti-lock braking system
* ABS achieved from crunches/sit-ups
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