1998 Subaru Impreza STI IV V-Limited

FOTD 2018.4.30 (impreza v-limited)
* RARE model (#144 of total 555 built)
* ORIGINALLY built for rally/dirt trial
* CUSCO MZ mechanical front LSD
* CUSTOM exhaust manifold
* CUSTOM rigid engine mounts
* FUJITSUBO exhaust
* STI pitching stopper
* STAINLESS clutch hosing
* EXEDY metal twin plate clutch
* RALLY underguard
* RALLY floorguard
* RALLY tank guard Continue reading

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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: Subarist

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Daily Japanese lesson!
Today: スバリスト(Subarist), is a term coined by Subaru themselves, and was publicly introduced during the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013. This term is defined quite elaborately on Subaru’s official website, and it goes far beyond meaning simply a “Subaru fan” (though written as such in the image due to space constraint). Subaru wishes the public to understand the company’s carbuilding passion behind the creation of their vehicles. In turn, the company is aware that Subaru owners are truly a special breed who
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Word of the Day: Mizo Otoshi

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Daily Japanese lesson! What do YOU want to learn?

Today: 溝(mizo: gutter/ditch), 落とし(otoshi: drop). A driving technique made famous by Initial D, in which Takumi drops a tire into a ditch on the side of the road in order to whip his car around a corner faster than otherwise possible. (unfortunately not depicted in photo).

2004 Subary Legacy WR Limited spl.

FOTD 2018.1.30 (legacy wagon WR limited)* DOHC 2.0L turbo AWD
* STI Genome dual exhaust (street-legal)
* ONE-OFF mudflaps
* WORLDRALLY Blue Mica exterior
* WORLDRALLY special factory emblems
* FACTORY gold alloy 18inch wheels
* FACTORY front bumper spoiler
* INTEGRATED bumper foglights
* ROADLEGAL (2-year “sha-ken” cert included)
* DECALCO windshield visor
* POWER seat adjustment
* TWOTONE black/blue seats (front/rear)
* DIXCEL brake pads only 3months old
* ANGELEYE headlights included if you want
* RALLY spec vinyl graphics (+35hp)
* STICKERS removed if you want Continue reading

1998 Subaru Vivio RX-SS supercharged

FOTD 2017.5.26 (Subaru Vivo WRBlue) FINAL* DOHC 660cc inline 4 kei
* INTERCOOLED supercharger
* WORLDRALLY Blue repaint
* CARBON vented hood
* MODIFIED front bumper with intake
* FRONT cannards added to bumper
* COILOVER suspension
* 6SPEED sport transmission
* REAR brakes changed to disc setup (road-legal)
* CUSTOM exhaust with center pipe
* CUSTOM exhaust manifold
* IGNITION controller
* PLASMA booster
* SUPERCHARGER pulleys (small diameter)
* INTERCOOLER changed to A-type
* TRANSMISSION cooler installed
* CUSCO tower bar
* VIVIO name means 660  (Roman numerals)
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2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GSR

FOTD 2016.9.7 (LanEvo7 600HP) FINAL.png* 600HP, AWD, 5MT intercooled turbo
* BOOST 2.1kg
* TRUST TD06-25G/10cm turbine
* HKS three-row intercooler
* HKS twin oil cooler kit
* TRUST radiator
* STAINLESS steel exhaust (special order item)
* 80Φ front pipe (special order item)
* TRUST wastegate
* HKS F-Con VPro 3.14 ECU
* JUN 272°in/ex camshafts
* TODA Racing 85.5 pistons
* JUN connecting rods
* MODIFIED stock crank
* ARP heavy-duty head bolts
* AARP membership for Grandpa Continue reading

2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII GSR-MR MonsterSport

FOTD 2016.3.24 (Mitsubishi LanEvo8 Monstersports) FINAL.png* 2.0L, 6MT, AWD intercooled turbo
* MONSTERSPORT full range ECU
* MONSTERSPORT fuel pump/lines
* MONSTERSPORT suction pipe
* MONSTERSPORT intercooler pipe
* MARCE air box
* CUSTOM exhaust manifold
* FUJITSUBO front pipe
* HKS metal cat
* MONSTERSPORT low friction oil cooler Continue reading