2001 Subaru Impreza sports wagon AWD

FOTD 2018.8.15 (impreza bug)* 5SPEED manual transmission
* ONLY just 89,000km/55,300mi actual
* CUSCO Vacanza coilovers
* BRIDGESTONE Potenza RE003 205/55
* ADVAN Racing 16×7.5J wheels
* CUSTOM rear bumper
* CUSTOM aero sideskirts
* PERFORMANCE exhaust
* WRX foglights
* MORETTI headlights
* RAZO shift knob
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* NANKANG studless winter tires included
* LIUKANG best all-around MK fighter? Continue reading

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1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R factory rallycar

FOTD 2018.7.2 (pulsar gti-r)
* RARE homologation limited-production model
* SR20DET 2.0L DOHC intercooled turbo factory
* 5SPEED manual transmission
* GAB suspension
* TURBO timer
* BOOST control
* WRC Homologation-spec fuctional hood scoop
* WRC Homologation-spec functional rear spoiler
* RARE sunroof option
* RALLY Sparco wheels
* CLUTCH overhauled
* ATTESSA factory 4WD system
* KH3 Super Black factory paint
* LEFT door mirror missing (weight reduction, bro)
* RADIO antenna missing (weight reduction, bro) Continue reading

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII GSR

FOTD 2018.5.29 (yellow lan evo 7)* TRUST intercooler
* BLITZ SBC boost controller
* BLITZ SUS-Power intake
* ARC titanium manifold shield
* TOMEI exhaust manifold
* TOMEI front pipe
* TOMEI heavy-duty timing belt
* TOMEI toe vegetable or fruit?
* RALLIART suction pipe
* KAKIMOTO stainless mega N1 exhaust
* APEX GT 3-row aluminum radiator
* SLOTTED rotors (front/rear)
* PROJECTMU heavy-duty brake pads
* BLACKRACING 17inch wheels (tires:235/45)
* CUSCO three-point titanium tower bar
* FACTORY titanium turbine Continue reading

2002 Subaru Impreza SportWagon 20K

FOTD 2018.5.22 (bugeye wagon STI)* DOHC 2.0L boxer intercooled turbo AWD
* STI sport suspension
* QUICK ratio power steering
* LIMITED slip diff
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* AERO bumper
* AERO sideskirts
* AERO hatch spoiler
* AERO roof spoiler
* MOMO factory steering wheel
* EMBLEMS removed (weight reduction, bro)
* ONLY just 150,000km/93,200mi actual
* 16INCH alloy wheels
* FILTERED auto air conditioning
* CD audio w/ electronic tuner
* BUCKET type sport seats
* AUX boost gauge Continue reading

1998 Subaru Impreza STI IV V-Limited

FOTD 2018.4.30 (impreza v-limited)
* RARE model (#144 of total 555 built)
* ORIGINALLY built for rally/dirt trial
* CUSCO MZ mechanical front LSD
* CUSTOM exhaust manifold
* CUSTOM rigid engine mounts
* FUJITSUBO exhaust
* STI pitching stopper
* STAINLESS clutch hosing
* EXEDY metal twin plate clutch
* RALLY underguard
* RALLY floorguard
* RALLY tank guard Continue reading

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 usually destructive monsters/beasts such as Godzilla, Mothra, King Kong, George, Lizzie and Ralph.

What JDM words do YOU want to learn? Let us know!

Word of the Day: Shodai

WOTD 3.20.2018 (shodai) 3

Today’s word: Shodai (kanji: 初代, katakana: ショダイ) means the first generation of something….an iPhone,  a vehicle line, a household/family, etc.  Subsequent generations are indicated as Number + Dai (generation) Meh (unit of order/sequence)
2nd Gen = 2代目 (Ni Dai Meh)
3rd Gen = 3代目 (San Dai Meh)
4th Gen = 4代目 (Yon Dai Meh)
5th Gen = 5代目 (Go Dai Meh)
6th Gen = 6代目 (Roku Dai Meh)
7th Gen = 7代目 (Nana Dai Meh)
8th Gen = 8代目 (Hachi Dai Meh)
9th Gen =9代目 (Kyuu Dai Meh)
10th Gen =10代目(Jyuu Dai Meh)

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Word of the Day: Subarist

WOTD 3.16.2018 (subarist) FIN 2

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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Word of the Day: Mizo Otoshi

WOTD 3.13.2018 (mizo otoshi) FIN

Daily Japanese lesson! What do YOU want to learn?

Today: 溝(mizo: gutter/ditch), 落とし(otoshi: drop). A driving technique made famous by Initial D, in which Takumi drops a tire into a ditch on the side of the road in order to whip his car around a corner faster than otherwise possible. (unfortunately not depicted in photo).

2000 Subaru Impreza WRX STI ver.6

FOTD 2018.3.09 (impreza gc8 white) FINAL* 2.0L intercooled turbo, AWD, 5MT
* TEIN Flez Z coilovers
* TEIN EDFC damping force controller
* FUJITSUBO lightweight RM01A exhaust
* STI chambered fuel pump
* DIXCEL brakes PD DAV
* RALLY mudflaps
* WORK Emotion wheels
* NANKANG NS2R tires (50% tread)
* ATE half of the toast (50% bread)
* KTS mesh wheels also
* BRIDGESTONE RevoGZ tires also
* STI fog light caps
* ONLY just 155,000km/96,300mi actual
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading