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That might be the case just for drifting, but not when you're tryng to be competitive
1 week, 4 days ago on Daigo Saito’s New Formula Drift</br> GT-R In Detail
@brapbrap He doesn't own that s15, and it's being used by shinji minowa this season
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Standing Out At Tokyo Auto Salon
@speedhunters_dino @777 I'm thinking more when it gets the cams and headwork as you've mentioned, it looks like the runners are all different lengths and the flow path doesn't look too friendly
3 months, 1 week ago on No Cutting Corners: The Weld FR-S
The intake is rather 'interesting', it looks pretty nice, but I have a feeling it might be a nightmare come tuning time
A, but also with the sill striping like C
4 months, 1 week ago on Scion Tuner Challenge Livery: <br/>The Choice Is Yours!
@Speedyquest If speedhunters has taught me anything it's that a "body kit, some wheels, and a few accessories" should be easily enough to win this, right? I mean somehow TRA_Kyoto and Liberty Walk seem to get away with this same thing over and over.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Scion Tuner Challenge 2014:</br> 3 Teams, 3 Cars, 2 Months To Reveal…
Hey Mikey, what was the reasoning behind moving to a 1.5way from the spool? Looking for more tunability/chasing grip?
7 months, 1 week ago on MADBUL Meets Rocket Bunny
Billet eccentric shaft
11 months ago on A Little Mazda R100, A 1000hp Punch
@ModGuy @hypodermic harnesses aren't as safe for the road as people seem to think, in a frontal collision with a lap sash belt your momentum causes you to "roll" around the shoulder strap and slowly disperses the forces involved in doing so. When fitting different harnesses this changes, with a 4 point you will tend to "submarine" under the harness, not good, and with a 5 point all the body's momentum is transferred to the neck which is even worse and the reason that the Hans device was invented
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Want To Harness The Takata Knowledge?
1 year, 1 month ago on Game Of Details: The Stance Nation Lexus LS
Maybe, a few things I could think of are that could cause issues would be that the tunnel may have been opened too far for the transmission, but probably more difficult to confirm would be the chassis origin and whether it is eligible to run in rwd anyway. I think FormulaD requires the base car to be a production chassis/minimum homologated number not a specific motorsport base. On the rwd thing, to compare it to the Tc of Aasbo, the chassis is shared with an awd car so is eligible for a rwd conversion, like the odd Honda element that was around for a bit. I'm not aware of any factory awd focus' or whether the chassis is shared with an awd car to become eligible in the first place.
1 year, 2 months ago on Born To Slide:</br>That Drift-Focused Fiesta
I much preferred the D/L/K S15 when it was green and ran one of haraguchi's 326 kits. I think all that has changed on it is a new kit and different body colour, but the accents are the same
1 year, 2 months ago on Stance Nation Hits Japan
@speedhunters_dino @Bullet92 yep, he runs a small shop near his house and occasionally holds drifting lessons for small groups
1 year, 2 months ago on It’s All About The Show: D1 Odaiba Exhibition
Red jzx on the last chapter is a 90 with a 100 front, and sunoCo on 3
@johnygezony because the Honda motors can take the punishment, hi comp low boost arrangements have very little lag
1 year, 2 months ago on Frontline Warfare:</br>The JDMyard K24 Turbo DC5R
@jay8393 @Aldarris correct, amandio was driving saito's old D1GP jzx100 chaser, not sure if it may have also been involved in the fire, and two other Indonesian drivers use his altezza and his old school d1/demo/drift muscle jzx100 fronted jzx90
1 year, 2 months ago on 7×5 Spotlight: The Cars of D1
@MilesHayler used to look much cooler with the flames that it had, but still a very cool car
@azmedaj I believe that the celica has been written off, which is why itakura drives imai's old car sort of on loan while imai drives his be charmant
@speedhunters_dino @apex_DNA @stylez nz MSC is probably still the best competition in Japan as far as talent and coolness meshing, plus it is the only drift comp with regular team drift
1 year, 2 months ago on Tokyo Drift: Revisiting D1
@Simply P because despite being the much better engine, it takes a little more effort initially to get power out of it and this will probably only ever be a show car so more jdm tyte fans will talk about a 2j than a 2a
1 year, 2 months ago on SEMA 2013: JDM Taste
@speedhunters_dino @777 also, the tin foil hat part of me thinks that no matter how well utsumi drove against suenaga, barring the obvious glaring error, and then kawabata, suenaga was going through to meet kawabata, and when he didn't the round was pretty much decided. "Because what better way to finish off the season than for the top driver to win the last round / two to go head to head for the championship"
Not sure how kawabata won the round, apparently not offering a chase run is seen as less of a deduction than a small error whilst close, see for yourselves
And good photo of kawabata completely straight behind amandio, it's nice to know d1 is still as corrupt as ever, as it looks to be the exact same thing that utsumi lost for
Lol "kaido racer spoiler," group c wing, very popular and much more well known though I suppose it's just not jdm enough
1 year, 2 months ago on Kyusha Cemetery: </br> Where Old JDM Cars Go To Die
@Nick Contey i'd be more worried about the unshielded fuel and oil that isn't just in the cabin, but right next to the driver.
1 year, 2 months ago on The Bespoke Touch: Brill Steel Carbon S14
Expensive car, check,
same fenders from the last "build", check,
SH mega-jdm-tyte hype, check.
What a truly unique offering from LB Works, again.
1 year, 3 months ago on Not Afraid To Shock: Liberty Walk 458
It wasn't banned, Group A was going down the toilet, so the powers that be in the ATCC switched to a set of rules that would be sustainable long term.
1 year, 3 months ago on Skylines Five Ways At WTAC
"but using a heavy old Holden wagon from the late ’80s"
13xx kgs, yeah man what a boat
1 year, 3 months ago on Fired Up: </br> 2JZ, N2O And 8-Second Slips
@Oliver @777 @JDMized all laps are done on stree1t legal semi-slick tyres, the big deal was he's a "privateer" chemist
1 year, 3 months ago on The Dust Settles At WTAC: </br> Tilton Reigns Supreme
@JDMized @777 the weights shouldn't be that different really especially this year as there were minimum weights brought in for each vehicle (Nemo effect).
I get that there are more and longer straights on EC, but that "should" help Suzuki as his car would be faster on those than the others, it has more power and one would hope less drag because it certainly doesn't have the downforce levels of the EVOs.
As I elluded to earlier, it is cool that it has the record and all, but, if no one else is trying for it, it's not such a big deal.
Wouldn't put a forty-something second lap past Tilton or Nemo, Suzuki's tsukuba sector times have apparently all been faster now than when he did his 52.x and he was 3 seconds off the pace here
@JDMized also just a thought, is anyone else really pushing for the outright tsukuba lap record aside from Suzuki? It is a track that largely favours awd cars, unlike eastern creek where the advantage isn't as great and a well balanced 2wd is just as potent.
It may be that the scorch s15 is just a one trick pony
@Mean 15 I would say, confidently so, that the Tilton car would have had more money spent on it than Nemo. I don't get the Nemo hate really, It complied with every rule when it was initially built, and complies with the new rules that were changed because they had gaping loopholes in them to start off with.2 tenths, if Nemo's proper engine hadn't committed harakiri during testing and was actually used last year, they would still be chasing two seconds
@Simply P most people buy bunny kits to park hard, and the average drifter outside of japan doesn't buy genuine anyway
1 year, 3 months ago on Generation Next: </br> The Rocket Bunny x MadMike FD3S
2 tenths isn't decimating a record, and it should be fast with the $80k dropped on the new kit alone
Now you can look just the same as every other rocket bunny cars.
LONG LIVE THE BN SPORTS
@Hotcakes Much to the dismay or the regular speedhunters reader, Suzuki wouldn't
be able to touch Tilton or Nemo, and on results may even struggle with
the MCA Hammerhead, a vastly less developed car.
1 year, 3 months ago on Tilton Rewrites The WTAC Record Book
Good to see that you're covering WTAC again, will be nice to see the battle for second place after NEMO rewrites the books again.
Even in testing at QR it's going faster than it was at SMSP, and that's with 300m less road to do it on.
1 year, 4 months ago on Fall Under Our Spell
@Speedhunters_Bryn @Muzaffar Musa they most certainly won't be this year as it would have had to been sent off some weeks ago for shipping, even the cars from new zealend have already been packed away and put on a boat
1 year, 4 months ago on Gobstopper 2: The Ultimate Impreza
Charles has already confirmed he will be stepping back into FD and his car is most certainly being built, it's public knowledge.
1 year, 4 months ago on World Touring Car Championship: Sonoma
Nessen's, not sure the model though
1 year, 5 months ago on Now That’s The Tire Bomb
It could be as rare as hens teeth and mega fast, but that thing is ugly as sin
1 year, 5 months ago on Wild Child: Race-ready V8 Vantage Zagato
That guard on the accelerator looks more to eliminate the possibility of the drivers foot slipping off instead of helping with heel-toeing, it is on the wrong side for one thing.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Vantage Advantage: Aston Martin’s Gt3 Racer
@Maxtrust @JDMized 2nd gen 3s-ge
1 year, 5 months ago on Back In Full Swing: Nisei Showoff
o reary, did not know.
1 year, 5 months ago on A Side Project: Miura’s Datsun 510
Rear camber . . . How was it done, irs swap? Diff cut and welded at an angle? Seems a lot of effort for absolutely no gain.
Does LB*Performance actually offer any performance parts?
1 year, 5 months ago on Bold Statements: Liberty Walk M3
Not as impressed with NEMO as with Suzuki's S15? Not an EVO? If NEMO had say, been gradually built up like the S15 would you feel the same way? If it had come out of Japan, maybe even from a large tuner, would your opinion change on it?
1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: A Question Of Authenticity
Words I would not use when describing a big block, "peaky"
1 year, 6 months ago on Reinventing An Icon: Krb’s 829whp Lotus Lives
the difficulty of the renesis was just people not working hard enough on developing the engine because of their familiarity with the older rotors. Mazdatrix are probably one of the very few tuner shops that are actually pursuing the newer engine with some really exceptional results.
1 year, 6 months ago on Parking Lot Hunting @ The Mazda Tuning Festa
I believe NEMO Racing do have pikes peak in there sights, could be as early as next year depending on what they get up to this season with the new stuff they are having to do to the car to remain wtac legal.
1 year, 7 months ago on Through My Lens: The Art Of Pikes Peak
Rough World sticker on that last ae86, well then, can't wait.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Scandinavian Pick