1987 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX

FOTD 2018.5.14 (Ae92 GTapex)
* DOHC 1.6L 16valve 5speed MT
* C-ONE lightened flywheel (AE86 spec)
* APEXi exhaust manifold 4-into-1
* C’S quick shift kit
* KYB dampers
* RSR lowering springs
* HKS Power Flow intake
* PIAA spot/fog dual function lamps
* UPGRADED exhaust
* STANCEMAGIC 16x8J wheels
* CARBON look gauge housing
* UPGRADED brake hosing
* TRD head gasket
* CUSTOM high-compression pistons
* FACTORY Super White II exterior
* HARD to find model (rare!)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* ONLY just 151,000km/93,830mi actual Continue reading

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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: SUTEKKAA-CHUUN!

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Today’s word ステッカーチューン, is comprised of ステッカー/SUTEKKAA (sticker) and
チューン/CHUUN (tuning) and means adding decals for decorative purposes, often used for hobby items such as:
自動車/JIDOUSHA (car)
バイク/BAIKU (motorcycle)
ギター/GITAA (guitar)
スノボ/SUNOBO (snowboard)
スマホ/SUMAHO (smartphone)
パソコン/PASOKON (personal computer)
タックルボックス/TAKKURU BOKKUSU (fishing/tackle box)
クーラーボックス/KOORAH BOKKUSU (cooler box/drink cooler)

In the automotive world, SUTEKKAA is sometimes called バイナル/BAINARU (vinyl) or バイナルグラフィック/BAINARU GURAFIKKU (vinyl graphics) but, in most cases, these BAINARU-related terms are more associated with Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Dora-Teku

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Today’s word ドラテク/DORA-TEKU (driving technique) is comprised of the first portions of ドライビング/DORAIBINGU (driving) and テクニック/TEKUNIKKU (technique).  Many DORATEKU involve skilled manipulation of the アクセル/AKUSERU (gas pedal), ブレーキ/BUREIKI (brake), クラッチ/KURATCHI (clutch), and ハンドル/HANDORU (steering wheel) among others.

Some examples of DORATEKU include:
フェイント・モーション/FEINTO MOHSHON (feint motion)
クラッチ蹴り/KURATCHI KERI (clutch kick)
左足ブレーキ/HIDARI ASHI BUREIKI (left foot braking)
荷重移動/KAJYUU IDOH (weight transfer)
溝落とし/MIZO OTOSHI (gutter drop)
チョイ引き/CHOI BIKI (slight e-brake pull)

Other words that start with ドラ/DORA
ドライブ/DORAIBU = drive
ドライバー/DORAIBAA = driver
ドラマ/DORAMA = drama
ドラマチック/DORAMACHIKKU = dramatic
ドライヤー/DORAIYAA = hair dryer
ドラキュラ/DORAKYUURA = Dracula
ドラフトビール/DORAFUTO BIIRU = draft beer
ドライクリーニング/DORAI KURIININGU = dry cleaning

1986 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-APEX

FOTD 2017.9.29 (AE86 Trueno black grey) FINAL
* RARE black/silver two-tone
* RS-WATANABE 14inch wheels
* WHEEL centercaps intact
* YOKOHAMA S-Drive 185/55 tires x 2
* BRIDGESTONE Potenza 185/55 tires x 2
* STOCK (factory optional) wheels included
* TRD limited slip diff
* TRD front coilovers
* TRD rear shocks
* CUSTOM rear springs (cut)
* UPGRADED exhaust (good sound)
* FACTORY optional sideskirts
* FACTORY optional rear spoiler
* FACTORY optional auto aircon (rare!)
* TRD rear spoiler installed above stock spoiler
* YO dawg I heard you like spoilers…
* FIRST owner kept it unmodified for 25yrs +
* SECOND (current) owner is older guy Continue reading

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