Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kombi stance

Tired of the slammed stance of the JDM cars, need to be unique and try something new?  The next possible trend to come from the land of the rising sun.  Slammed volkwagen vans, hippie vans for those who grew up or knew of that era.  But would it still be considered JDM or GDM?
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Used electronics

When it comes to buying used parts, people should take caution.  Most of the time it's basic parts that don't really go bad.  But when it comes to electronic devices, there have been times that i've installed them and they end up being junk. 

Now i'm back redoing a setup for a car cause the above ecu was bad from the get go.  Unfortunately, the owner is serving our country and can't get a hold of the seller of the item.  It really sucks for buyer who spends hard earned cash to purchase something that ends up being an expensive paper weight.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gymkhanna MR2

I really like this mr2.  Moves with quickness and finesse of a water strider.  Simply a beautiful piece of work. Though the driver needs to work on his finishing move at the end.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AE86 Tech #86-22: Like Boxer engine

For some of us who like to use aftermarket spark plug wires may have experienced this at one point or another.  Spark plug wires slipping off the cap.  The way you can tell is when it starts to sound like the distinctive boxer engine of Subaru.  Unfortunately, it doesn't include the power.  Zip tie the leads, before a romp on your favorite piece of tarmac, is a must.  Though I wonder when the FT-86 arrives on our shores will it sound like a WRX.  If it does, at least you know you can make your AE86 sound like an FT-86 by disconnecting a spark plug lead. 
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

RWD Meet

I don't know who may even remember this meet, since it was small.  A few years back, it was all about Honda, drag racing, and shows.  A small number of rwd enthusiasts decided to make a meet dedicated to import rwd cars.  It was mainly Toyotas with a sprinkle of Nissan.  I found a couple pics I took at the event.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aiming for the top

When I first got my Corolla, canyon runs were quite the norm.  But then initial D began seeping into America.  Then all these chinese kids started showing up and crashing.  Cause the first bootleg copies were subbed in chinese.  Then I left and my dream of becoming king was left on the mountain.  But then I discovered track days.  It's much safer.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Like a Smart car

But way cooler.

For those who are curious on what it is. Daihatsu Midget II. That name would never fly in america.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I always thought the most boro drift cars were in So Cal. But then Japan seems to always step up their game. I wonder who's gonna step up to plate and beat that.

This a Toyota Carina AA63. With a 4AGE turbo, with a very interesting blow off valve.
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Friday, June 3, 2011

Love from Japan

It's nice to have a relative from Japan.  Every once in awhile, she sends the family a care package with nice goodies.

Though she never forgets her roots.  mmm the mango.

Even with the disastrous events a few months back, she is still in good spirits.
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