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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Word of the Day: Shodai

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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

1996 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV

FOTD 2018.2.13 (lancer evolution IV silver)* 2.0L, DOHC, intercooled turbo, 5MT AWD
* NO accident history
* HKS exhaust w/ inner silencer
* GREDDY turbo timer
* APEXi air cleaner
* UPGRADED performance suspension
* NON smoker’s car
* A34 Steel Silver Metallic paint
* SMOOTH shifting
* HEATER works fine
* AIRCON works fine
* ELECTRICALS work fine
* ENGINE bay clean
* ONLY just 153,600km/95,440mi actual
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) 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

1993 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS rallycar

FOTD 2018.1.23 (Lan Evo white)* ORIGINALLY spare car for All-Japan Rally Series
* BOOST currently set at 1.8
* RALLIART mechanical diffs
* KYB coilovers with seperate dampers
* 10POINT rollbar in interior
* 10POINT font on essays/reports
* DRUMMOND suspension support kit
* HARDPIPE kit
* CUSTOM shifter
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* PERFORMANCE intake
* MOMO steering wheel
* AUXILLIARY gauges
* POWER steering
* BUILT for snow/dirt racing Continue reading