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)





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.

1999 Nissan Silvia clean turbo swap

FOTD 2018.3.12 (s15 grey) FINAL* TRUST coilover suspension
* FRONT mount intercooler
* BLITZ air cleaner
* S15 turbo w/ HKS actuator
* S14 engine swap
* S14 transmission swap
* THERMAL wrapped exhaust manifold
* CUSTOM turbo outlet
* SKYLINE brake rotors
* SKYLINE front brakes
* SKYLINE rear brakes
* ENDLESS brake hosing
* PAINTED brake calipers
* NISMO heavy duty clutch
* LIMITED slip diff
* CUSCO front tower bar
* CUSCO rear tower bar
* NEW tires (less than 1,000km) Continue reading

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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1984 Nissan Skyline RS-X Iron Mask

FOTD 2018.2.14 (nissan skyline r30 red iron mask)
* DOHC turbo 5MT RWD
* BBS wheels
* CENTER caps missing (weight reduction, bro)
* PERFORMANCE coilover suspension
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* COLLECTABLE (R30s going up in value)
* UPGRADED exhaust (Kakimoto?)
* UPGRADED radiator cap
* PANASONIC blue battery
* ENGINE overhauled
* FULLY repainted
* PAINT very shiny
* EXTERIOR superb
* MECHANICALS excellent
* ENGINE healthy
* ONLY just 342,340km/212,720mi actual Continue reading

1996 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS25

FOTD 2018.2.8 (r33 skyline gts25) ver 2* BUDDYCLUB junior-spec dampers
* OSGIKEN diff
* TOMEI Hicas lock
* JIC front upper arms
* NGK racing plugs
* KAKIMOTO N1 exhaust
* FRP GTR type front bumper
* FRP custom rear bumper
* LIGHTWEIGHT carbon hood
* FLAT type hood pins
* NARDI steering wheel
* 17INCH custom wheels
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

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
* NISMO tension rod bushings (brand-new)
* NO rear carpeting (weight reduction, bro)
* MATTE black exterior (chalkboard, bro) Continue reading

1992 Nissan Skyline GTS-T Type M

FOTD 2017.10.13 (skyline r32 black drift) FINAL* HPI front mount intercooler
* GREDDY turbo timer
* BLITZ Dual SBC boost controller
* BBS(?) 17inch mesh staggered
* KGM coilover suspension
* CUSTOM front overfenders
* PERFORMANCE aluminum radiator
* HKS Power Flow air intake
* RACING exhaust
* UPGRADED fuel pump
* UPGRADED front rotors
* ONLY just 141,720km/88,060mi actual Continue reading

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
* TOWER bar Continue reading