New Initial-D Manga Translations


More updates by those very keen Initial D fans have been busy at work translating the latest happenings of the Project.D team. Check out Issues 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 if you haven’t already and newly released 37 and 38 over at ClubCarisma. Thanks to all the translators out there who do the fansubbing of our favorite manga and anime free of charge!

AE86 Tuning Guide: Crazy Conversions!


So we’ve looked at your basic mods, some hard tuned NA, supercharged 4A’s and turbo 4A’s, but what do you do when you want (insert Jeremy Clarkson here…) MOAR POWAHH!?!?!

Well, as the old adage goes ‘There’s no replacement for displacement!’ so what if you want to fit a bigger engine in your AE86? What engines are available? Has it been done before?

Here we will look at what has been done before and what works when it comes to bigger and badder engines!

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How-To: Rear Over-Fenders


So you’ve finally got those 10.5-inch, negative-offset R.S. Watanabe Eight-Spokes you were drooling after for so many months but now you have to face that question: How do I make them fit?

There’s a few ways to sort it out but the most popular solutions are blister-fenders or ‘bolt-on’ flares. Depending of your choice of flare (N2 TRD, CBY, RunFree, J-Blood, Origin) there are small but very important steps to fitting them perfectly and making sure your car isn’t left open to structural rusting because of it!

Courtesy of Crystal Body Yokoyama, we have the definitive guide to fitting those rear over-fenders.

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Whoops! We Were Wrong

Back in March we posted some info about a matte black car owned by Toshiki Yoshioka. We were misunderstood about which certain AE86 it was as it seems there is two red demon AE86’s owned by TOSHIKing. Even though Toshiki himself said to Alexi from Noriyaro, that the car was one and the same and that it was also ‘the one he took to America’ there was more to the story. Apparently the confusion is with the ‘blue’ Espelir car and the ‘red’ one as we have been contacted by The Tuners Group, the Australian dealer of Yoshioka’s ‘Red’ AE86 to which he requested we post this:

“The black AE86 which is pictured in the article is NOT the red AE86 driven by Toshiki Yoshioka which is currently for sale and being advertised on The Tuners Group’s website.

The author of the article and the operators of the website apologise to Toshiki Yoshioka, Works Bell and The Tuners Group for any confusion created by the incorrect information published in the article about the red AE86 advertised at The Tuners Group Website.

The red AE86 advertised on The Tuners Group website and the black AE86 pictured in the article are completly different cars.”

So there you have it! Sorry intrepid readers, we were apparently wrong! The black car in shot was once red (notice the door jambs and radiator support) and the images on The Tuners Group site show a Red car featuring blue door jambs! The devil, it seems, is in the details!

When The Going Gets Tough


Who is angry, upset or just basically let down? Let down by who? The one we spoke so highly of early this month! Yes that little vixen on four wheels with curves that we drool for! Do you ever get that feeling your car has the personality of a vegan super model feminist who will only put out once a month?

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Don’t Worry…


The driver was quite OK. The Levin? … not so much. His advice for you all? Just watch those sticky ripple strips.

20 Valves of Toughness


We featured this particular car way back in July last year, but Dino being new to the Speedhunters editorial crew, has posted up desktop images of this flawless Levin for all the AE86 fans to salivate over.

Jump on over to Speedhunters to download your high-res hotstuff.

Eric O’Sullivans 2009 Drift AE86


Smack talk aplenty surrounds Eric’s new 2009 drift whip over at the Driftworks forums.

Bit pointless to enter the JDM series though, you don’t stand a a chance against us!  Especially in that powerless mincy old Toyota. If your feeling really confident we can put a little wager on it, a £1000 says we whoop your ass!  You up for it, or scared??

Seems like there may be bets layed down for the outcome of the ’09 championship. I love it when they talk dirty!

Put Out With The Trash


Abandoned or just put ‘On Hold’? Whatever the case, shes looking a little bit sad!  Also a quick note; no blogs until Tuesday, being Easter and all we’re taking a well earned break! Happy long-weekend!!

Two Car Shuffle: To Daily An AE86 Or Not?


After reading Beau’s blog trying to rationalise us AE86 owners, it got me thinking: Firstly how much I agree with him (except the skinny arse part..) on the fact that each time I drive my AE86 I love every minute of it! I also hated every minute of it as well…. “Hated?” you say? Let me explain why.

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