1996 Nissan Skyline GTS4 RB25DET

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* 5SPEED manual, Attesa 4WD system
* HKS GT2530 turbo
* HKS V-Pro Ver3.1 computer
* HKS EVC controller
* HKS SQV blow-off valve
* HKS intercooler
* CUSTOM turbo oil line
* GREDDY surge tank
* GREDDY throttle
* SPLITFIRE ingition coil
* ALUMINUM two-row radiator
* BNR32 factory injectors
* NISMO fuel pump
* CUSTOM turbo outlet
* CUSTOM front pipe
* TOMEI Reytec dual exhaust
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

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1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-25t & bonus car!

FOTD 2018.5.10 (two skylines r33) text box
—–SILVER CAR—–
* BLITZ D-SBC boost controller
* BLITZ R-VIT data display
* BLITZ the quarterback
* KAKIMOTO computer
* CERAMIC blade turbine
* FRONT mount intercooler
* PERFORMANCE oil cooler
* IRIDIUM spark plugs
* CUSTOM front tension rods
* 80SUPRA spec rotors
* S15SILVIA spec calipers
* COILOVER suspension
* BILSTEIN springs (F:8k, R:6k)
* 5ZIGEN exhaust Continue reading

1972 Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT

FOTD 2018.4.24 (hakosuka skyline 400)
* WATANABE 14in wheels F:7J, R:8J
* ADVAN Neova 195/60 tires
* L28 engine w/ Nismo Solex 44 carbs
* FUJITSUBO stainless 50φ exhaust
* HEAVYDUTY single clutch
* THREE row radiator (modified stock unit)
* KAMEARI ignition M.D.I
* KAMEARI amp
* AFTERMARKET power steering
* FULLY adjustable coilovers
* REAR stabilizer short suspension
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

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)
Skyline R33… Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Fukumen!

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Today’s word is 覆面/FUKU-MEN, comprised of the characters 覆/FUKU (hide or cover) and 面/MEN (face), and means incognito, concealed identity, etc. This term is applicable in a wide array of facets in daily life such as masked wrestlers (viva Lucha Libre!) , author pen names, artist pseudonyms, etc. In the automotive world, it usually refers to an undercover パトカー/PATO-KAA (patrol/police car).

An overwhelming majority of FUKUMEN PATO-KAAs are Toyota Crownsand Nissan Skylines (V35), but other present and recent past cars include:
* Sedans: Toyota Mark X, Nissan Teana, Nissan Cedric, Nissan Gloria, Suzuki Kizashi, Subaru Legacy
* Wagons/Vans: Nissan Stagea, Nissan ElGrand, Toyota Hi-Ace, Toyota Alphard
* Coupes: Nissan Skyline, Nissan Leopard, Toyota Soarer
* Compacts: Honda Insight, Suzuki SX4, Toyota Prius

Common FUKUMEN specs:
Color: white, black, grey or silver
Engine: 6 cyl. preferred
Body Style: often 4-door sedans, but others exist (see above ↑)
Typical Giveaways:
* Dark tint on rear windows (privacy, bro)
* Driver AND passenger (teamwork, bro)
* Special antenna(e) in rear (communication, bro)
* Two interior rearview mirrors (visibilty, bro)
* Dimple on roof (single light placement, bro)
* Sparkling clean (pride in work, bro)
* Few or no badges/emblems (weight reduction, bro)

Bonus fact for Initial D fans: The standard black/white patrol cars are often called パンダ/PANDA (panda).

If you like R34 sedans, check these out!!

2000 R34 engine/Gloria Face swap
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1999 R34 GT-T clean and long parts list (grab a beer, pull up a chair)
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1998 R34 GT-T Wallet Saver!
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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: 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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