Archive for January, 2009

31
Jan
09

Special Buddies

Here is a shot taken from SpeedHunter’s coverage of the HKS Premium Day.  I stopped cold when I saw this picture.  The Estima and the Odyssey in this picture are drop dead gorgeous.  They look like best buds just chilling together.  The wheel fitment is just perfect on both vehicles.  You can also see what looks to be a HKS turbo peeking through the hood of the Odyssey, seks.  SpeedHunters seems to have van lovers, something we can all appreciate.

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29
Jan
09

Rearview

Check out that rump!

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29
Jan
09

Swift Action

At TAS ’09, it is apparant that the Suzuki Swift was out in full force.  There were quite a few shops that were tuning them and doing a pretty darn good job at it.  I love these little cars and have rarely see them tuned so this is a treat for me.

Enjoy

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The Sunline Racing Swift is so clean and sexy.  The carbon fiber lip kit flows so well.  You wouldn’t think by looking at it, but they beat on this thing.  This Swift sees track duty regularly.

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This simple example of a Swift was in the Suzuki booth.

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I have never seen blacked out Works on a Swift before.  I must say I am a fan!

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The Tryforce Swift; another Swift that sees regular track duty.

 

Photos courtesy of UrbanRacer.

28
Jan
09

Tein iQ

Here we have pics of the Tein iQ.  The iQ is just hitting production in Japan and shops are already tuning them.  I am kind of on the fence about the iQ, not really sure if I like it or not.  It has its moments for me.

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Photos courtesy of UrbanRacer

27
Jan
09

Feedback!

Hello readers, today I am enlisting your help.  I am ecstatic that there is a steady stream off regulars who check daily and I hope to continue to grab you and others.  But I need help there.  I need to know what you guys are looking for.  How you guys think I am doing.  Any improvements that I should make to deliver a better experience for everyone, especially the reader, you.

Please leave a comment if you think you can help to further this blog of awesome!

25
Jan
09

Learning time

It has come to my attention that not many people know the different variations of the Toyota Previa.  In the US, we used to have the sexiest van ever, the Previa.  But that same van also 3 other names in the other corners of the globe.  In Japan, where it was born, it’s called the Estima.  In the UK they call it the Lucida.  But Japan also got the Lucida, but not in the numbers the Estima was produced in.  I may be wrong here, but I believe that an Estima was also produced in the Lucida body style and marketed as an Estima.  And in Australia and New Zealand, they call it the Tarago.  But while everyone else got the 2nd and 3rd generations of the Previa, in the US we only got the 1st gen.  Which, I think, i the best generation.  

The Previa and Estima share basically the same body, with the exception of a few things.  The lucida carried and entirely different front end. As well as a whole new rear end.   It kind of looks like a spaceship, a sexy spaceship.  But personally I prefer Japan spec Estima.

Previa/Estima/Tarago:

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Custom:

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Estima/Lucida:

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Custom:

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25
Jan
09

My twin!

Ok not really, but I recently found this pic and I love it.  This Stepwagon and I share a similar theme.  Everyone thought I was insane for going with my theme, but I am definitely not the only one, HA!  But I wish I could rock Equips though, this guy is so much more baller than me.

Enjoy

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23
Jan
09

Estimation

Well, it’s no secret that the 1st Gen Estima/Previa is, in my opinion, the sexiest vehicle ever.  So I thought I would throw up a couple more pics from my Van archives.  

Enjoy

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I am not 100%, but I think the slots under the headlight may be for an intake.  Correct me if I am wrong.  The subtle curve on the fender, gives it so much character. 

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So clean and so sexy.

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Now this one may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I like it.  You have to respect the amount of work that was put into her.  It has the lines of a 2nd Gen Estima.  I also rarely see cowls like that on Estimas, looks pretty sick to me.  But I could do without the headlights, I prefer the stock set.

20
Jan
09

Fiat 500

Here are a few pics of a couple sweet little Fiat 500′s.  

The first is from G&S Tuning.

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The second are from Any’s International, a Fiat 500 parts distributor.  

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Enjoy

20
Jan
09

correction!

Earlier I blogged about the bB pickup.  Well I was wrong.  The original platform for this conversion is a Mazda Spanio.  I am sorry for the confusion.

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Photo and info courtesy of SpeedHunters




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