1997 Nissan Stagea RS Four-V AWD turbo

FOTD 2018.5.00 (stagea grey rs4 98000)
1997 Nissan Stagea RS-4 V turbo AWD
* RB25DET engine healthy
* R33 spec front pipe
* R34 front rotors/calipers
* R32 rear rotors/calipers
* KOUKI intercooler
* HKS stainless exhaust
* FACTORY exhaust also included
* APEXI power intake
* APEXI boost gauge
* CUSCO pillow tension rod (R33 spec)
* DAYTONA Sigma springs
* KYB SR-Special shocks
* AXIA gold mesh 17in wheels
* CONTINENTAL 235/45 (bald)
* VIN diesel’s head (bald)
* FACTORY aero kit
* NISMO clear sidemarkers
* R33 factory sports steering wheel
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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 Crowns and 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 and/or wildlife fans: The standard black/white patrol cars are often called パンダ/PANDA (panda).

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1998 R34 GT-T Wallet Saver!
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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
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1997 Nissan Stagea RS-Four drift wagon

FOTD 2017.9.6. (Stagea Silver FR drift) FINAL* RB25DET engine RWD conversion
* ER34 Skyline 5speed MT
* 4WD→2WD FR conversion
* TRUST intercooler kit w/ modified piping
* TRUST intake piping
* TRUST ProFec boost controller
* TRUST 13step oil cooler
* TRUST washer tank
* TRUST OriginalJDMguy to entertain you
* BLITZ air intake
* WING21 suction pipe
* RB26 water pump (GT-R N1 spec)
* RB26 oil pan (FR diff modification)
* NISMO heavy duty engine mounts
* NISMO heavy duty transmission mounts
* NISMO super copper twin plate clutch
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