鳥海大貴’s Daihatsu Mira

It’s been a while. What better way to come back from a break with a crazy Mira? I’ve always liked the Mira. Fun cars with some pep, tons of aftermarket support, good gas mileage, and now legal to import into the U.S.! These cars haven’t been too popular among people in America but it’s probably because they don’t have that fire an R32 has. Similar to the R32, you can make these into pretty much whatever you want: Track car, parking lot show stopper, or just a nice commute A to B car. The Alto-Works version have higher H.P. than the standard versions and the motors are super stout; being super light weight also helps with handling! But this car isn’t for any crazy time attacks, it’s about style!
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Naoki’s S180 Toyota Majesta

Naoki runs the YouTube channel “Low.stylejapan” (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd6oYhd_eZ7KKF4mx1LWr7Q). If you enjoy watching VIP/stance cars at meets, then it’s a fun channel to keep up with! He made that one video of the Y33 Cima snapping the tie-strap off the front…Not only that, he owns a very nice 18 Majesta! We will be running through it today.
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Yuto’s Nissan Cefiro

Hmm, the A31, not as popular in the U.S. as I was hoping/suspecting it to be. If done right, these can be a very fun cars sharing components from other Nissan(s) cars. Similar to other cars of the era, you can build it to a lot of different styles and/or tastes. I’ve always enjoyed this body style and wish we received it in the U.S. Today, we will be looking over Yuto’s Cefiro. As most of the cars on this blog, he uses it mainly for drifting. I found him from knowing Ryosuke (https://exec-11.us/2017/02/21/2304/ This car is for sale) as they are friends. Continue reading “Yuto’s Nissan Cefiro”

Ralph’s S13 Silvia

Tomoyuki (Ralph)  has owned this car for roughly 10 years. It was purchased as a completely stock base model A/T car. Over the years, it was converted to M/T, engine exchanged and overhauled, and aftermarket parts installed. Below we will go over the setup in detail in the Car Setup. He is usually seen drifting at events!
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Hamana’s Honda Courreges TACT

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When these were released in the early 80s, they weren’t being advertised to guys in camo pants…They were a cute scooter with bright blue and/or pink graphics for peppy girls’ to scoot on down to the tennis court. But with Japan being Japan, there are guys that say “I’m going to turn one of these into the perfect Shakotan machine!” and do it. It seems to be a very popular scooter to modified. They look really cool with the aftermarket cowls and everything! I enjoy anything that is cool, low down, and especially 2stroke! So in this post, we will be talking about his Honda Courreges Tact. How low he has it with the addition of graphics and aftermarket lighting make it a very unique little scooter. ..I’d ride it every day! Looking cool while getting 1,000mpg! lol
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Kazuki’s JZX100 Chaser

A quick write-up. I have always really enjoyed his JZX100. The ride height and wheel fitment is perfect! This fitment is something not seen too often in the U.S. Here, it seems to be either the following: tires are too stretch/not stretched enough, ride height/rake is off, or wheels are too sunk in or way too far out. To me, Kazuki did it right…
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Kentaro’s Daihatsu Copen

Kentaro was driving a Daihatsu Mira which I wrote about here (https://exec-11.us/2016/09/28/kentaros-daihatsu-mira-l700/). He has since changed over to a Copen. He wanted to drive something that is out of the ordinary while still being able to FF-drift as he does so frequently. When he first acquired the Copen I was actually confused as to what it was. I had never seen one of these before out of all the Japanese Kei-Cars. It’s like a mini-VW Beetle meets NB miata interior meets high(er) performance sports car. It’s a really neat car! The car isn’t that powerful from the factory but he installed the K3-VE2 that was in his Mira into this!! Let’s get into the Car Setup; there will be videos in the bottom showing his FF-Drifting!
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