Daily JDM Word: Kajyuu-Idoh!

WOTD kaijyuuidoh FINToday’s word: 荷重移動/KAJYUU-IDOH, is comprised of the words 荷重/KAJYUU (weight/load) and 移動/IDOH (transfer/shift).  During 減速/GENSOKU (deceleration), especially when フルブレーキング/FURU-BUREIKINGU (full braking) is applied, the weight of the vehicle will drastically shift towards the フロント/FURONTO (front).  On the other hand (you have different fingers), the weight will naturally shift to the リア/RIA (rear) during  加速/KASOKU (acceleration), and more prominently so if the アクセル/AKUSERU (gas pedal) is at 全開/ZENKAI (full throttle).

KAJYUU-IDOU written:
* in Katakana = カジュウイドウ
* in Hiragana = かじゅういどう
* in Kanji = 荷重移動

** Be careful not to confuse KAJYUU with KAIJYUU, which are giant and destructive  monsters/beasts such as Godzilla, Mothra, King Kong, etc.

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Fact of the Day: Illegal Mods in Japan!

Fact 2018.2.22 (ROADLEGAL) FINAL

Picked up this flyer at the local Tokyo Metropolitan Police Station.
At the top it says: “I didn’t know” is not an excuse… Improper mods are a crime!
1) No changing colors of lights
2) No tint on front windows
3) No oversize wings
4) No exposed/cut exhaust

5) No tires beyond the fender

Where are YOU located, and what mods are illegal there?  Let us know!!

1987 Honda Civic Si Kanjo racer

FOTD 2018.2.22 (EF Civic Kanjo) FINAL* MUGEN engine mounts
* MUGEN transmission mounts
* MUGEN N1 CPU
* FUJITSUBO headers
* SKUNK2 aluminum radiator
* KINOKUNI oil cooler
* ONEOFF sports charger
* ONEOFF upper hosing
* ONEOFF lower hosing
* TAKEOFF your clothes
* RG HS dampers f:14, r:12
* MUGEN MR5 wheels
* KANSAI paint PG80 series
* LOW 42sec lap at Suzuka G-Course
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

1994 Nissan 180SX budget drift car

FOTD 2017.3.22 (Orange 180sx) FINAL
* HKS GTSS turbine
* KOYO aluminum radiator
* CUSTOM intercooler
* CUSTOM reserve tank
* ELECTRIC fan with on/off switch control
* APEXi boost gauge
* BLITZ water temp gauge
* YASHIO water temp gauge
* COILOVER suspension
* CUSCO rear support bar
* CUSCO front/rear tower bars
* COSTCO sells many candy bars Continue reading

Find and Eat a Subaru

Suburu Snack Ottotto FINAL 2

While strolling through the local neighborhood pharmacy to get some sundries and whatnot, I spotted these limited-edition “Ottotto”.  Ottotto is a long-loved vegetable/consomme-flavored crunchy snack, shaped like dolphins, penguins, squids and other friendly sea creatures. Now, in a collaboration with Tomica, it’s possible (if you’re lucky) that there may be a vehicle-shaped snack inside the box (policecar, helicopter, power shovel, cargo truck, or THIS WRC IMPREZA).
Cost of one box:
* JPY 93
* At today’s exchange rate, that’s about:
* USD 0.73
* CAD 1.09
* AUD 1.10
* EUR 0.71
* GBP 0.54
* SGD 1.11
* MYR 3.29