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Wekfest Japan: Two Toyotas & A Nissan

How do you want your AE86s? Are you a purist who prefers to give attention to perform and preserve issues easy? Or do you worth presentation as a lot as efficiency, and like to combine each for greatest outcomes?

If it’s the latter, then you definitely’ll seemingly have loads of time for the Hachirokus constructed by Ikeda-san at Inazuma Worx.


Final yr at Wekfest Japan, Ikeda-san impressed us along with his race-ready 1UZ-swapped AE86. For 2022 he’s impressed once more, however this time round with an additional evolution of his personal Trueno.


It’s been a number of years since I’ve seen this automobile, and it’s solely gotten higher with time. The super-clean 4A-GE 20V swap is the stuff of AE86 desires, and the detailed motor sits fantastically within the shaved and wire-tucked engine bay.


I seen that Ikeda-san has finished away with a elegant search for the cam covers and gone again to a shiny black end. He’s now additionally working longer velocity stacks, a brand new octopus-style header and an upgraded ignition system.


Ikeda-san actually has a watch for it. He take the main points that made the AE86 so distinctive and particular, after which boosts them up a number of notches.


Take the customized wheels for instance. These have been constructed round AE86 OEM wheel facilities which have been modified and bolted onto a wider rim. They’re aggressive, however nonetheless retain a factory-like look.


Like the outside, the inside stays largely inventory. In right here, modifications are restricted to a Nardi steering wheel, Recaro seat, and a Haltech iC-7 LCD data-logger/digital sprint mounted in a customized panel. This connects on to the Haltech Elite engine administration system controlling the engine.


May this be essentially the most excellent restomodded 86 ever?

An N/A R30 Dropped To The Floor


Do you want slammed, boxy ’80s goodness?


If that’s the case, then very similar to myself, you received’t be capable of preserve your eyes off this R30. It’s not that it’s simply an previous Nissan Skyline with an aggressive stance, however the full package deal.


One look within the engine bay and also you’ll perceive what I imply. There wasn’t a lot data on this automobile and I desperately tried to search out somebody to speak to about it, however alas we are able to solely draw conclusions from what may be seen. The FJ20ET motor, with its digital quad throttle our bodies, open velocity stacks, coil-on-plug ignition and a set of very good headers seems to be a well-refined setup.


Appears to be like-wise, the physique has been left authentic, save for the addition of a chin spoiler and a few light transforming of the rear fenders to accommodate what we would as nicely name ‘well mannered onikyan’.


The inside has mismatched race seats, a bolt-in cage and a Stack sprint.


What do you assume?

How To Appropriate Bump-Steer


The second Toyota of this put up is a KE74 Corolla wagon owned by one of many Lowbrain crew.


Other than the truth that these wagons make for my favourite sort of drift vehicles, this one has pushed issues a number of steps additional. One look by means of its rear hatch and all is revealed.


Mainly, the proprietor was getting irritated on the quantity of bump-steer that the automobile was getting when drifting at tracks like Nikko. Useful with CAD, he went and redesigned the complete rear suspension structure basing it round an S13 subframe. As a result of lack of area, he positioned the dampers within the trunk the place they’re actuated by means of a protracted pushrod linked to the decrease arms.


It’s completely nuts, however in the absolute best manner.


That is one construct I’m positive you will all respect. However it’s not my final from Wekfest Japan 2022, so keep tuned for extra.

Dino Dalle Carbonare
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