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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.
2 years, 2 months ago on Poll: Evo Vs Impreza
Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.
2 years, 2 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!
2 years, 2 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.
2 years, 2 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!
2 years, 2 months ago on Zakspeed Racing: Building On The Past
2 years, 2 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! :)
2 years, 2 months ago on Trd Griffon Concept: The Ultimate Tuned Eight-six
Some badass machinery here, awesome.
2 years, 2 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.
2 years, 2 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!
2 years, 2 months ago on Gt-r Dreams: Dino’s R34 Skyline Gt-r Project
Old school ride, just what's suppossed to be, me likes.
2 years, 2 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!
2 years, 2 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!...
2 years, 2 months ago on Poetry In Motion: ’80s F1 & Group B
2 years, 2 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... :(
2 years, 2 months ago on Le Mans ’85: Porsche Win #10 – But The Wrong Car
Old school meets New School... WIN!
2 years, 2 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
2 years, 2 months ago on 1989 Porsche 962ck6 & The Evolution Of Success
Wouldn't mind one of those for a daily driver, what a slick cruiser!
2 years, 2 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!!!
2 years, 2 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?
2 years, 2 months ago on Premium Day 2013 Wrap Up
Such a small treasure... Do want all of this, both cheap and desirable... FFFUUU-
2 years, 2 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!
2 years, 2 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...
2 years, 2 months ago on Poll: ’80s Performance Icons
This car is totally beast mode on...
2 years, 2 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!
2 years, 2 months ago on The Fc3s Touge Special
*Drool* ... This is one BADASS MACHINE! Loving it!
2 years, 2 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...
2 years, 2 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...
2 years, 2 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.
2 years, 2 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?
2 years, 2 months ago on Jcca New Year Meeting: Enjoy Kyusha Life
Damn, amazing machines!
2 years, 2 months ago on Grand National Roadster Show: Spotlight-o-rama
Awesomeness overload, definitely want to see more of this!
2 years, 2 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!
2 years, 2 months ago on Performance First: Hks Premium Day
What. In. The. Serious. F*CK.
2 years, 2 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. :)
2 years, 3 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!
2 years, 3 months ago on Poll: The Best Of Tokyo Auto Salon 2013
Man that billet helmet is mindblowing...
2 years, 3 months ago on Autosport International 2013: Mix & Match
Love these shots, the last one is pure win!
2 years, 3 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!
2 years, 3 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?!
2 years, 3 months ago on Autosport International 2013: The History Boys
<3 The S14, that hood looks damn awesome!
2 years, 3 months ago on Tas 2013: Team Spotlight-o-rama
That Audi was totally what the f...
2 years, 3 months ago on Tas 2013: The Machines Of Europe
Awesome cars, love the FD3S with the 2JZ. Can't go wrong with that engine. ;)
2 years, 3 months ago on Tas2013: The Tuner Selection
So much epic on the parkings, damn!
2 years, 3 months ago on Tas 2013: More From The Parking Lot
Haha, awesome, love all the original and interesting things you can get... :)
2 years, 3 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!
2 years, 3 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!
2 years, 3 months ago on Speed Challenger: The Bensopra 380sx
Awesome coverage Larry, can't wait for more!
2 years, 3 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.
2 years, 3 months ago on 86 Mania At Tokyo Auto Salon 2013