Daily JDM Word: Aisha

WOTD 3.24.2018 (aisha) 3

Today’s word: 愛車/Ai-sha (beloved/dear car), comprised of the characters 愛/Ai (love) and 車/Sha (car)…basically it means your favorite car, the car which you cherish, etc.  Ai-sha can also cover motorcycles and other wheeled-vehicles.

Ai-sha written:
* in hiragana: あいしゃ
* in katakana: アイシャ
* in kanji: 愛車

Similarly, other word combinations that start with 愛/Ai:
愛妻/Ai-Sai: beloved/cherished wife
愛児/Ai-Ji: beloved/cherished young child
愛犬/Ai-Ken: beloved/cherished dog
愛書/Ai-Sho: beloved/cherished book
愛鳥: Ai-Chou: beloved/cherished bird


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 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

1995 Toyota Supra RZ-S 700HP?

FOTD 2018.3.08 (supra 80 orange) FINAL
* ONLY just 42,600km / 26,470mi actual!
* 2JZ turbo, Getrag 6MT
* BUILT by HKS-related shop
* HKS t51R turbo kit
* HKS gold pro controller
* BLITZ boost gauge
* CUSTOM turbo piping
* COILOVER suspension
* ENKEI RPF-1 wheels
* F:18x10J, R: 18×10.5J
* NO accident history
* REASON for selling: owner needs money
* CONDITION is mint!
* INTERIOR is mint!
* TOOTHPASTE usually mint!
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1996 Nissan 180SX widebody Sil-eighty

FOTD 2018.2.27 (S13 widebody ) 3 FINAL* SR20DET (unmodified), 5spd manual
* FRONT mount intercooler
* HKS air intake
* CUSTOM blow-off valve
* UPGRADED radiator
* RADIATOR cooling panel
* CUSTOM front pipe
* CUSTOM welded straight exhaust
* ENKEI wheels f:16×8, r:16×7
* COILOVER suspension
* 5LUG conversion
* HUBS in front from S14
* HUBS in rear from S15
* HUBS affectionate name for husband
* ONLY 156,000km/96,930mi actual
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) 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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2002 Daihatsu Copen L880K ActiveTop turbo

FOTD 2018.2.21 (daihatsu copen silver BBS)* DOHC 16valve twin-scroll turbo kei
* HKS limiter-cut system SLD-1
* TANABE SusTech Pro GF coilovers
* TANABE front tower bar
* BBS wheels 16×6.5J
* KENDA KR20 165/40 tires
* KENDOLL and barbie
* SPARCO full bucket seat
* AUTOGAUGE boost gauge
* RAYNFORCE top bar
* GLASS rear window
* AERO front spoiler
* TOYOSHIMACRAFT rear spoiler
* ONLY just 90,815km/56,430mi actual
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

2000 Toyota Aristo Vertex Edition V

FOTD 2018.2.20 (toyota aristo vertex black)* 2JZ-GTE twin turbo, 3.0L,  RWD
* HKS intercooler
* HKS boost controller
* CUSTOM engine oil cooler
* CUSTOM transmission oil cooler
* HKS racing suction
* SARD fuel regulator
* TOM’S Super SQV IV
* BEE-R rev limiter
* SUPRA front calipers
* ALTEZZA rear calipers
* TOM’S exhaust
* WATER bypass kit
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* ONLY just 98,470km/61,190mi actual Continue reading