Offset Kings Japan, Nissan Style
One of the types of cars I looked forward to during my trip was the Nissan‘s. The diverse style of these cars in Japan was simply amazing. From being a big Nissan fan, I also took the opportunity to know the cars and owners better. Here are some from Offset Kings Japan.
Style is always evident in the Nissan builds. The diverse look and feel of the cars definitely adds spice, something that other brands can’t pull off. Check out Hiroto Hosotani‘s one-of-a-kind S13. Check out the small details: kanjo mask, rear window louvers, USDM plates.
Nakagawa Shuichi‘s S13 had that street drift vibe into it; he never fails to surprise everyone with the different looks of his 180sx. Wheels specs for the Work Meister M1r’s are 18×9.5 -15 (front) 18×11 -30 (rear).
Most of the classics had a clean, conservative yet aggressive look. Teru’s KB110 Datsun Sunny Coupe was the perfect example as it was displayed on the show. (Photo not taken from OKJP)
This 510 Fatlace demo-car had different set of wheels this year; it had Work Cr-01’s.
From an aftermarket support point-of-view, I think Nissan has less than Toyota’s large selection of tuned big sporty sedans (Chaser, Cressida, Cresta, Crown Athlete, Mark X). Here are some of the Laurel’s at the event.
Whether its Toyota or Nissan, I noticed their common design approach during the 90’s on these big sporty sedans; the glass of the rear window.
Kyosuke Yamazaki’s C35 had the most aggressive look of the entire Laurel’s. It had the Kyusa/Dorisha wheel set-up while maintaining the Kanagawa drift feel into it. His specs for the Work CR-01 are: front 16x10j +7 with a 5 mm of spacer (10j+2) and 16x 10j-17 and 30 mm spacer (10j-47). Engine was a tuned RB25DET which used a Trust TD-06 turbocharger. As a fashion guru he clearly expressed himself through his build.
Yuki Oshima’s S15 amazed me in all ways. From the kit set-up, wheel fitment and engine numbers. What impressed me about these guys is that they don’t exclude engine performance for their “flush” builds. Oshima-San’s S15 is tuned up to 400 whp with his numerous upgrades including a T518 turbine.
He also had the Works 9 body kit, which looks really good with his add-ons.
Wheel choice for the “ichigo” was one of Work Wheel’s latest the XSA 04C, specs are 18×10.5j-16 up front and 18×11.5j -45 at the rear. If I had a chance to purchase a set of wheels, these are definitely on my list.
You can never go wrong with a clean S14. I spotted this Kouki with the JDM front bumper and Navan side skirts at the parking lot. Perfect.
It also had smoked-out LED tail lamps and Work XT7’s. The way he mix-matched the colors were awesome.
Shunsuke Tokuda also went for the Kyusha/Dorisha look with his Silvia. Those SSR XR-4 longchamp’s made the car stand out from all deep dish wheels I saw. Specs are: 15×8.5 -8 up front and 15×9 -24 on the rear. If you had an S13 which route will you go for?
Keita Kikuchi from 326 Power brought his wild S15. The style of the aero is acquired, it does look really good in person.
Check out his crazy fitment with 18×10.5 – 21 up front and -34 on the rear Work Meister M1’s.
A neat Zenki on SSR Type C’s. S14B’s are starting to grow on me (again).
An S14A with the same approach, pure Japanese OEM parts with Work Kiwami’s.
N-Style had it going with their S15-E46 facelift. One-of-a-kind.
A more conservative 326 Power Silvia that I spotted on the parking lot.
Garage Mak Revolution S15, this time in blue with black Enkei Rpf1’s.
Another clean Zenki I spotted.
The infamous burgundy widebody S15 from Daikoku was also present.
Dustin Delgado from Manila Fitted Japan came to the show with his S15. He went for the OEM route with added aero parts and yes he drifts it too. Nice car!
Another Filipino who entered the show was Sam Otani aka Oni-Zetto . He had sleepless nights on building his Z to enter the show. Talk about dedication. Specs work his Work XSA’s are 18×10.5 -31 up front and 18×11.5 -31 on the rear.
Another Z, this time with Advan TCIII’s.
Kazuyuki Kubo arrived in his R34 sedan with a custom Rocket Bunny kit.
I was running out of batteries when I saw this tastefully done R32. I only took one photo of my personal favorite among all the R32’s i’ve seen in Japan.
I spotted mostly R32’s than the newer models. Here’s another one.
A C10 was parked outside, it was the only 70’s Skyline I saw during my trip.Paint and parts were very intact. The owner only had minimal body modifications like the flared fenders. I wonder what engine this car is running on as a roll cage was also installed.
These things are starting to get really numbered. With my dying curiosity regarding the deeper side of Japanese car culture, I had a chat with someone (which he kept his identity closed) that some of the old Skyline’s especially KPGC-10‘s in Japan are “controlled”. He also added that these cars in Japan command respect.
This wraps up my entry for Offset Kings Japan, Nissan Style. I will be back with a look on the Toyota’s.
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