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No Toyota Celica GT4? :Okay:Anyways, as much as I love Evos, from my young years I've been a really big Subbie fan, you gotta love that unmistakable boxer sound and it's rally legacy. Sooo, my vote goes for, and this is really hard to choose from, the Impreza.
1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: Evo Vs Impreza
Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.
1 year, 5 months ago on Modern Heart: Rocky Auto’s Rb30 Powered Z
Sweet looking Evo, with the parts to back it up. Love that orange color, it's literally HOT!
1 year, 5 months ago on Global Perspective: An Evo In Dubai
I am not a hot rod guy myself, but damn, this looks so clean and stylish! Epic car.
1 year, 5 months ago on Hhr’s Brooklands Special ’32 Ford
Amazing stuff. Love the Calibras, always had a sweet spot for them. Especially that fully carbon one - woah, what a beast!
1 year, 5 months ago on Zakspeed Racing: Building On The Past
1 year, 5 months ago on An Exclusive Preview Of The Mclaren P1
Woah, what a BEAST, as always TRD is not playing around, they are all BUSINESS! :)
1 year, 5 months ago on Trd Griffon Concept: The Ultimate Tuned Eight-six
Some badass machinery here, awesome.
1 year, 5 months ago on Osaka Auto Messe: A Walk On The Wild Side
I absolutely love forced induction. But my vote here goes for NA's. There is something about highly strung engines singing upwards of 9-10k rpms. What a marvelous song.
1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: Forced Induction Vs. Na
@speedhunters_dino For starters I'll keep it fairly stock engine-wise as you did in the begging, would probably do only Basic Upgrade Package or BPU for short, as how it's known. Going to get a cold air intake (Blitz SUS Power Air Cleaner) with aluminum piping all around to replace the rubber ones, downpipe (custom made with a restrictor ring to not overboost the stock JDM turbos), full decat exhaust system (Blitz Nur Spec Type R), boost controller (Greddy Profec B Spec 2), boost cut controller (Greddy BCC), uprated fuel pump (Bosch 044) and injectors (Sard 650 or 800cc), better spark plugs (NGK Iridium) along with an ignition amplifier (HKS Twin Power DLI). Boosted at 1.2 bar (17-18PSI), alongside with the VVTi 2JZ-GTE it should make for around a good ~450HP, give or take, with a very nice and fat torque curve for both daily driving and racing it. Also going to get some nice suspension parts for making it stick to the road better and putting the power down like HKS HiperMax III Coilovers, Carbing solid one-piece aluminum front and rear strut bars, some lightweight forged wheels and sticky tires to go with them (still haven't desided here yet), also going to get an aftermarket LSD (OS Giken Super Lock), upgraded clutch (OS Giken Twin or Triple Plate), and a nice shifter for the Getrag 6spd (C's short throw shifter). Eventually will look into Cams and an aftermarket full standalone ECU also, for going all-out full BPU+, but that will be after all the other stuff gets done. All in all, it should make for a pretty beastly and balanced daily driver/racer. It should have no problems at all catching and giving a run for their money (even beating) some of those pesky Skyline GT-R's, Om-Nom-Nom, lol. A never ending JDM battle. :) Thanks for the attention Dino, would be glad if you have some time to check out the stuff I wrote (sorry for the wall of text, lol) and give a honest opinion, thanks!
1 year, 5 months ago on Gt-r Dreams: Dino’s R34 Skyline Gt-r Project
Old school ride, just what's suppossed to be, me likes.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Shakotan 510
Amazing post Dino, well done sir! More than fun to read and follow the story of your man-machine bond love. Can't wait to see more of the upgrades you do with the Godzilla in the future! This is where I hope in very soon time I'll be with a Supra JZA80, getting it to be a well balanced ride, exactly like what it came out from Toyota back in the days!
Just had a read trough all of this... And wow, this brings back some memories... I would say, the 80's were the pinacle of motorsport evolution in it's twisted insane ways it was going... Crazy powerful cars, crazy aero, unreal drivers... Le Mans, Formula 1, Group B, IMSA and all other racing motorsports... It was just insanity. A beautiful insanity. Great post, no, AMAZING POST, this was just a pleasure to read and see these pictures which tell a story that will never be forgotten in the hearts of millions of motorsport enthusiasts. Bravo!
1 year, 5 months ago on Racing’s The Last Golden Era: The 1980s
Racing in it's rawest and purest form... This video both made me shed a tear while grinning at the same time... Such an adreline rush! I wish I was born in those times, oh just what times!...
1 year, 5 months ago on Poetry In Motion: ’80s F1 & Group B
1 year, 5 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: The ’80s Theme
Wow, what a trip through racing history! I wish these days would come back, with such pure racing and amazing, brutal, raw machines... :(
1 year, 5 months ago on Le Mans ’85: Porsche Win #10 – But The Wrong Car
Old school meets New School... WIN!
1 year, 5 months ago on Taking It Back To The Eighties: Trd 86
Old school racing Porsches... A dream for every kid tha fell in love with cars and racing. <3
1 year, 5 months ago on 1989 Porsche 962ck6 & The Evolution Of Success
Wouldn't mind one of those for a daily driver, what a slick cruiser!
1 year, 5 months ago on Acura Legend, The Bolsa Coffee Shop Cruiser
And this is just for February... Whait, what? AWESOMENESS OVERLOAD! I can't even dare to imagine what are we into to the end of the year... Speedhunters definitely the best automotive media on the net, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
1 year, 5 months ago on No Rest, No Respite: It’s Coming Straight At You
Amazing event, great coverage Dino! I am absolutely LOVING the twin charged Supra and Aristo. I would more than WANTTTTT to see features on those! Anyone with me?
1 year, 5 months ago on Premium Day 2013 Wrap Up
Such a small treasure... Do want all of this, both cheap and desirable... FFFUUU-
1 year, 5 months ago on Treasure Hunt: The Jcca Swap Meet
Woah, kiwis are definitely going crazy with every next event, so much awesomeness from the guys down under, those are some real BEAST machines!
1 year, 5 months ago on 2013 Nz 4&rotary Nationals: Drag Day
This is a very hard choice. While cars like the F40, Countach, 959 and crazy Group B rides are absolutely amazing, they for a lot of people, have been, are and going to be, out of reach. Mostly a dream car if anyone wins the lottery. :) So my vote goes for the AE86, a car which is more than iconic not only in Japan, but worldwide! A truly legendary car, one of the best things that came from Japan. Affordable, great tuning potential, great fun, you just have to love it! Anyways all the cars on the list are amazing, I wouldn't mind owning them all in my own little personal collectors garage, aka "arab style", haha. Oh, the dreams...
1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: ’80s Performance Icons
This car is totally beast mode on...
1 year, 5 months ago on Fire-breathing, Neck-snapping: The Ultimate Capri
Gotta love FC's, amazing cars, lightweight + a lot of power = urban race car. Loving the color, great choice!
1 year, 5 months ago on The Fc3s Touge Special
*Drool* ... This is one BADASS MACHINE! Loving it!
1 year, 5 months ago on Rollin’ In My 5.0: The Fox Redefined
Badass machines... "There is more to come" - Be sure there be more of the "more", lol.One thing though that has always made me wonder... I don't know if you can answer this Dino, but... Why are the Japanese tuners and shops still using these old turbos, when most of them by today's turbo standarts, are pretty ancient. I mean HKS T04Z's, T51R's, Greddy/Trust T78's, T88's and so on... Most of these are like 10+ years old now. I know that they are very reliable and cheap there, but don't the guys over there have access to newer Garretts, Precisions, Turbonetics, etc? I bet they would get far better results with more modern dual ball bearing, billet wheel, designed turbos... Have always made me wonder...
1 year, 5 months ago on Hks Premium Day Spotlight-o-rama
Legendary track, happens to be even more legendary when the action starts in it. One of the place I really wish to visit in the future...
1 year, 5 months ago on Tsukuba Circuit, A First Timer’s Impression
Wow, Wow, Wow! So much amazing stuff in here, it's unreal... Where to start, where to end... Rotary madness with 6 rotor NA, 4 rotor turbos, crazy swaps, tons of horsepower all around... EPICNESS! Thumbs up to the kiwis, they deffo don't play around.
1 year, 5 months ago on 2013 Nz 4&rotary Nationals: First Look
Loving the article and cars in it! This was really fun to read, learned some pretty interested things from it, great work Mike. :) I guess foreign visitors as yourself are dime a dozen at the show?
1 year, 5 months ago on Jcca New Year Meeting: Enjoy Kyusha Life
Damn, amazing machines!
1 year, 5 months ago on Grand National Roadster Show: Spotlight-o-rama
Awesomeness overload, definitely want to see more of this!
1 year, 5 months ago on The Day That I Wished Would Never End…
Sweet!NEED MOAR COVERAGE!
Would love to see a feauture on the 2JZ Z32!
1 year, 5 months ago on Performance First: Hks Premium Day
What. In. The. Serious. F*CK.
1 year, 5 months ago on The 1000hp 4-rotor, Turbo, Nitrous, Lexus Gs300
Woah, this post is absolutely amazing, really makes me wanting to visit japan even more! So jelly, lol. It looks like the new things you can do there can never end and not only automotive orientated, that is. :)
1 year, 5 months ago on #iamthespeedohunta: I Think I’m Turning Japanese
All of them are awesome, I think the 380SX is a bit overhyped, let it show first what can it do, then go crazy all about it (not taking anything away from the car, it's a complete beast and a very original build!). It's a tough call, but my vote goes for the little N-One, I think these old little Hondas deserve more attention and love like this!
1 year, 6 months ago on Poll: The Best Of Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
Man that billet helmet is mindblowing...
1 year, 6 months ago on Autosport International 2013: Mix & Match
Love these shots, the last one is pure win!
1 year, 6 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: Take A Look Around
The Sunny truck and the little N360 are absolutely sick, would love to see features on those!
1 year, 6 months ago on Tas 2013: Mike’s Picks
So much win, BECAUSE RACE CARS!!! Also love the cars in picture number 3 and the last one... Wait, WHAT CARS?!
1 year, 6 months ago on Autosport International 2013: The History Boys
<3 The S14, that hood looks damn awesome!
1 year, 6 months ago on Tas 2013: Team Spotlight-o-rama
That Audi was totally what the f...
1 year, 6 months ago on Tas 2013: The Machines Of Europe
Awesome cars, love the FD3S with the 2JZ. Can't go wrong with that engine. ;)
1 year, 6 months ago on Tas2013: The Tuner Selection
So much epic on the parkings, damn!
1 year, 6 months ago on Tas 2013: More From The Parking Lot
Haha, awesome, love all the original and interesting things you can get... :)
1 year, 6 months ago on Tas 2013: Girls, Toys, & Vending Machines
Exceptional coverage and epic pictures, more than definitely catches the atmosphere of the race, I bet it was even better watching the thing live. So awesome!
1 year, 6 months ago on 24 Hours Of Dubai: Racing Through Arabian Nights
Whether it hits 400kph or not, mad props to the guys for building something original and a real monster!
1 year, 6 months ago on Speed Challenger: The Bensopra 380sx
Awesome coverage Larry, can't wait for more!
1 year, 6 months ago on 24 Hours Of Dubai: Endurance Racing Bliss
*86 AWESOMENESS OVERLOAD*Absolutely mind blowing stuff... I think the 86 is quickly getting to the title of "most popular japanese tuner car"... Like c'mon, SEMA was amazing with these cars, but TAS did absolutely blow everything else out of the water... I can't seem to get enough of these awesome cars! So much different styles, parts, tuning shops, and whatnot and whatnot, etc. Definitely the owners are getting mega-spoiled with so many parts to choose from. I see this car turning into one of the worlds most tuned and developed cars... PERIOD. It really starts to make me feel the need to get one myself ASAP and start modifiying it... I dont know how much I can holf of the urge, haha. :)Anyway, EPIC ARTICLE Dino, have read it with my mouth open from start to end, ass I said awesomeness overload. Hats off to you sir.
1 year, 6 months ago on 86 Mania At Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
Awesome article, definitely want to see more of the R33 in a spotlight!
1 year, 6 months ago on Autosport International 2013 Spotlight-o-rama
*Porschegasm* or should I say *RWBgasm*... Damn man, this made me drool all over the place. DO WANT!
1 year, 6 months ago on A Rough Night In Roppongi, Rwb Tokyo Meeting
So much Epicness, in Japan it doesn't mind whether it's inside or outside of a show, you always have crazy rides everywhere...
1 year, 6 months ago on Tokyo Parking Salon
Amazing coverage so far, can't wait for more posts on TAS! Such an amazing display of machines...
1 year, 6 months ago on Tas 2013: Greetings From Jdm Paradise…
Awesome stuff, can't wait to see more of the 380SX and that Hakosuka Pickup!!!
1 year, 6 months ago on First Glimpse: Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
The girls are more than lovely, but everyone knows we are here for the Japanese Tuner Cars... :)
1 year, 6 months ago on Poll: Auto Salon Fever
Damn, Japan nevers seems to stop to amaze me... Such a variety of cars and such passion for them... I would say the japanese are unmatched for this! Amazing article as always, enjoyed every single part of it.
1 year, 6 months ago on Exotics Galore: Supercars At Daikoku Pa
Damn...Amazing place, amazing cars, amazing culture, amazing people... This is one hella of a place! I love this article, I was reading it the whole time with a open mouth, haha.Great job Larry!
1 year, 6 months ago on Through My Lens: Car Culture In The Uae
What a read, this was absolutely great, jaw is on the ground... Definitely a blast and a half... One of the places one must visit in a lifetime!
1 year, 6 months ago on Dream Drive Sls Amg: A Diamond In The Rough
This is just amazing... Mind = blown. As always Dino you are at the right spot in the right time! Bravo.
1 year, 6 months ago on Car Lovers Unite: Supercars Hit Daikoku Pa
It's gonna be a new car for me probably, or I hope so... Something in the lines of a fun Daily Driver. Having an idea of a Toyota Corolla E11 G6R swapped with a 3S-GE Beams Blacktop from a JDM Toyota Altezza JCE10. Should be fun... :)
1 year, 6 months ago on Poll: 2013 Automotive Resolutions
<3 this, have always been a huge fan of IS's and this one is spot on!
1 year, 6 months ago on #featurethis: A Rare & Boosted Lexus Wagon
Woah, this was definitely different and a joy to read! I love that big a$$ Dodge truck, it's just ludicrous!
1 year, 6 months ago on A Car Collection Worthy Of A Sheikh
Awesome... Can't wait for more of this!
1 year, 6 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: Let’s Get This Party Started
Congrats to the winers! :)
1 year, 6 months ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: The Winners
So much EPIC... You guys are awesome, keep doing what you do best and I can't wait to read all the amazing stuff in 2013... Happy New Year SPEEDHUNTERS!!!
1 year, 6 months ago on One Trillion Pictures Later
1 year, 6 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter 2012: One Final Reflection
Great shots of great moments! A picture can tell a thousand words as they say, and these especially tell a whole of a story. Bravo.
1 year, 6 months ago on Pure #joyofmachine: Moments For Deep Storage
1 year, 6 months ago on Fat Of The Land. All You Can Eat Car Culture
Thank you for your awesomeness Dino, keep it up!
1 year, 6 months ago on Speedhunting Japan Style
And this is why I love Japan so much! Such a rich car culture, so much colors to it, you can't possibly not see a certain car there, absolutely mind blowing!
1 year, 9 months ago on Porsche 962c Loose On The Streets
1 year, 9 months ago on Rocket Bunny Fr-s: The Video
Mad Mike's place is madness. No pun intended.
1 year, 9 months ago on Behind Closed Doors: Inside Madmike Hq
What a beast, INSANE BUILD!
1 year, 9 months ago on #featurethis: Twin Turbo Hummer-powered Benz
Man, I'm in love with this, looks so damn perfect in every aspect! And loving how it is exactly a Scion in Japan, not a GT86 or a BRZ, haha! Puts even more ot the style of it.
1 year, 9 months ago on The Rocket Bunny Fr-s
Ah yeah, the E34 bimmer & Legacy looks amazing. Also loving the Carina with that spotless 2JZ-GE VVTi. Damn, so much to see, too much to comprehend, lol!
1 year, 9 months ago on Stanced Perfection: Slammed Society Japan
Loving it, especially that FD, very different flavour to the show, properly built drag car, sick! Also that Accord looks very nice!
1 year, 9 months ago on Slammed Society Japan: Spotlight-o-rama
Superb rides, loving the ones with US plates, definitely a fresh thing for Japanese cars. :)
1 year, 9 months ago on Standing Out: Slammed Society Fuji
Absolutely amazing cars on show!
1 year, 9 months ago on The Only Way Is Down: Slammed Society Hits Fuji
Vote up for the Challenger, it's really something refreshing to see on a muscle car, looks amazing. A predator.
1 year, 9 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of September
Great post, lovely rides, REALLY amazed seeing that Mustang Cobra, not the first car you'd expect seeing in Japan! So clean and slick looking, it has a real beastly look! And the japanese style wheels also add to the original flavour to it, very nice car, bet it gets some head turning even in Japan. Would really appreciate to see a higher res of it! Respect to the owner. Probably one of those mystic japanese american car lovers, haha.
1 year, 10 months ago on #featurethis: The ??!
Quattro S1 with Subaru parts? Woah, well that is something really, really unexpected and hard to assimilate! But it's original to say the least, and sets it apart from the other S1's around the world. Glad that the legendary "5 Zylinder" 20V is under the hood of it, it's truely an iconic powerplant and the simbol of the S1. That noice that it makes... Nothing comes close to it, it's fantastic. I should now after seeing and hearing the Prospeed S1 on a lot of competitions. You guys should contact Prospeed and try and catch them sometime, they go on a lot of european competitions, and definitely got some interesting things to say and show. ;)
1 year, 10 months ago on The Kiwi Built Quattro S1
Awesome old school bimmer, the 2002 is probably one of the coolest cars that BMW made. And it looks that the 2JZ swap is getting pretty common for BMW's over the world, which is not a bad thing at all, after all the 2JZ is one of the best motors ever built. A true japanese legend under the hood of a german legend. :)
1 year, 10 months ago on The 2jz Bmw 2002 Smokehunter
Great little Ford, stuffed with all that performance and tech but still has that cool old style looks to it. The F20C is a nice touch, and I bet it wouldn't be any slouch either. ;)
1 year, 10 months ago on When Is An Escort Not An Escort?
Love the article, this is absolute madness! Cars, parts and whatnot everywhere - a gearhead's wet dream, haha. Also that Cosmo is sick, definitely one of the best cruisers made, hell, the best that Mazda ever made!
1 year, 10 months ago on Darren Mcnamara Is The Crazy Irish Ae86 Guy
Very nice read, really starting to love this place. Definitely should be added on the places a car junkie should visit. :)
1 year, 10 months ago on Hanging With Friends… South African Style
Seriosly cool machinery right here. Epic, epic japs!
1 year, 10 months ago on Strong Beach’s Finest: Jccs Spotlight-o-rama
This is just eye-watering! So many cars, from stock to insanely tuned, with so many different visions for different purposes and all of them looking unique. Definitely this event has made some of the best Speedhunters posts, period. Respect to the japanese, they know their stuff more than anyone else, it's hard to beat them at their own game. ;)
1 year, 10 months ago on A Final Look At The R’s Meeting
So much win, you can't even process so much epic stuff in one post! Amazing, absolutely amazing...
1 year, 10 months ago on Nerding Out At The R’s Meeting
Wallpaper of the Toyota 2000GT please! It's absolute perfection!
1 year, 10 months ago on Where Old Meets New: Japanese Classic Car Show
Has someone seen my jaw somewhere around here? I think I dropped it after seeing those photos of all this GT-R goodness...
1 year, 10 months ago on GT-R Heaven: R’s Meeting 2012
Anything goes. The crazier the better. - Anyone who doesn't agree on that should look up Gatebil and what those crazy scandinavians are doing to their cars and what are the results from it. ;)
1 year, 10 months ago on Poll: The Engine Swap Debate
Awesome Porsche, they don't come like this anymore. Yes new Porsches are faster, yes they are better handling, yes they are more driver friendly and not trying to kill you like the older ones. But those old school just have that feel, that charisma, that pure feel that new ones would never have again. And that's in general for most if not all modern cars produced today. But oh well, you got to move with the times and try not looking back.
1 year, 10 months ago on Dream Drive: Meeting The Widowmaker
Sweet mother of God, those cars are completely BONKERS! And that ERC RS200 - my brain could not even imagine or compute the acceleration and pure speed it can produce... Adrenaline overload. :)
1 year, 10 months ago on Road, Race, Rallycross: All Raucous, All Gatebil
Cool post, that Lex from Guam was definitely a surprise.
1 year, 10 months ago on #featurethis: All Around The World
Very nice old school Datsun, extremely rare thing to see for me. Little racing beast.
1 year, 10 months ago on It Began In Africa, Catching Z’s #featured
Dear my, that RB33 is a wet dream! Would definitely love to check out in what chassis it goes to. :) Sweet shop anyways!
1 year, 10 months ago on Through My Lens: An American In Ireland
This place, those cars, these guys... Everything's getting more, more and even more insane with every next event... Gatebil is definitely here to stay, not only that, but become one of the biggest celebrations of everything car related. Loving it!
1 year, 10 months ago on Banshees In The Woods; Gatebil September
Really inspirational video, amazing team work and dedication from the guys - really what automotive motorsport is all about.
1 year, 10 months ago on Rwb Thailand Does Idlers 12h
Superb post, loving the Porsches!
1 year, 10 months ago on #featurethis: The Great Porsche 911 Shoutout
Lovely clean Z, props to the owner!
1 year, 10 months ago on #featurethis: One S30′s Long Journey To Glory
Amazing tour of an amazing factory building amazing cars. The wizards of Kremer at their best...
1 year, 10 months ago on Improving On Perfection: Kremer Factory Tour
This is pure automotive porn at its finest... And this is one of the most insane Porsches ever built. Such beautiful shape, but still a monstrosity lurking below with its insane build by Kremer.
Once again, amazing article Sean, very good read! Would love to see an article on the Group 5 BMW 3.0 CSL - another epic car from that age. :)
1 year, 10 months ago on An Afternoon With A Legend: The Jagermeister K3
Amazing read Dino! Japan has some really breathtaking roads and sceneries to complement them. It's like too good to be true...
1 year, 10 months ago on Dream Drive: On The Hakone Turnpike With A 911
The 993 would be my choice, the last of the air-cooled legendary 911 machines...
1 year, 10 months ago on Poll: The Greatest Porsche 911 Generation
Epic man, man of few words, but words just on the right spot. Very nice, hope to get to do this some time again. :)
1 year, 10 months ago on Nakai-san Answers Your Questions
Nakai-san: Do you think the Porsches you build is the closest one can get to the best and pure driving pleasure and experience?
1 year, 10 months ago on You Ask The Questions, Nakai-san Will Answer
@DRAGandDRIFT @ericbauer That's amazing to hear... Would it be a surprise if after a while we see a GT500 car too? I guess this insanity never ends! :)
1 year, 11 months ago on The Best Of Both Worlds, When Jgtc Meets Dtm!
Absolutely BAD ASS creation! Loving it. :)
1 year, 11 months ago on The Wrecker From Hell
Amazing build from Rocky Auto once again! Nothing crazy or over the top, but still an amazing chasis with a great reliable engine and all modernized up - brakes, suspencion, interior, everything. Definitely a breath of fresh air!
1 year, 11 months ago on The V8 Hakosuka: Rocky Auto Does It Again
This is one of the most insane car builds I've ever seen... Why? Because Gatebil! This is one of the best features on SpeedHunters, it just made my day! Mad props to the owner and builder of the car, and to you Sean, for this amazing article! Thumbs up big time. Make sure to be back next year, to see the next surprise from mr.Jarle, it'd bet it would be equally insane, or why not even more. :)
As much as I love all of them, I would say the GT-R is the best choice for me - lightest of all the godzillas, with the legendary bulletproof rb26 under and an amazing awd system, it's a killer of a machine. A built engine with a Nitto 2.7 stroker kit, Trust T88H-38GK turbo and a Holinger 6 speed sequential gearbox - that sums pretty much a dream project for me. :)
1 year, 11 months ago on Poll: Heroes Of The ’90s