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USDM Love From Japan

Check out these photos sent to me from the homie Yuya Yasunari, owner of Garage K&K in Japan, shot for the Japanese automotive Customcar Magazine. In the past few years, I’ve noticed more and more Japanese tuners picking up on the USDM styling. Similar to the love for JDM styling here in the United States, the USDM style of tuning is slowly gaining more and more attention overseas. Hard to believe? Check out the USDM Jam events in Japan. Also, peep the authentic California license plate!

Exterior:
Porsche Slate Gray Metallic paint
CDM EL front end conversion
CDM EL 99-00 grill
CTR front lip spoiler
CTR rear under spoiler
USDM CX rear wing
USDM thin side moldings
USDM side mirrors
Green glass conversion

Wheels/Suspension:
Discontinued HRE/Hayashi Racing Equipment 504 3-piece 16×8.5 +8 front, 16×9.5 +22 rear (custom re-barreled and re-drilled)
Pirelli PZero Nero 195/40R16 front, 215/40R16 rear
Buddy Club Racing spec damper kit

…and just to give you an idea of how Yuya rolls.

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17 Comments

  1. 02/03/2011 at 6:58 pm

    USDM? Just cause it has a California license plate?

    Wouldn’t this be just be called “Oni-kyan” / “Shakotan” / “Hippari Tire”?

    Although the Oni-kyan is not ridiculous on this Civic.

    Japan were doing this quite some time ago…

    Overall a nice clean Civic, stance / fitment is tight and the deep lip on the wheels are decent!

    One of the best Civics so far, I have seen.

    • Henry
      02/03/2011 at 7:19 pm

      Were looking at the details here. He swapped a good amount of factory JDM CTR parts for USDM parts. He’s running a Canadian EL front end conversion and S2k seats. The owner is heavily involved in the USDM movement that’s going on in Japan right now.

      • 02/03/2011 at 7:42 pm

        Yeah right, I see :)

        I guess the auto fashion / styling is influencing each other, mixing it up a bit for different amount of variety.

        Cool!

  2. Mr. Moons
    02/03/2011 at 7:03 pm

    CDM Acura EL front-end conversionnn?

  3. jake
    02/03/2011 at 7:30 pm

    that guy is not japanese.

  4. 02/03/2011 at 8:06 pm

    Doing pretty much the right thing there. Nice!

  5. 02/03/2011 at 9:17 pm

    NSX front brakes. Gangster.

    • 02/03/2011 at 9:31 pm

      Good eye Mark! Thought no one would notice. lol

  6. Bill
    02/03/2011 at 9:22 pm

    So if JDM is big over here, and USDM is big over there, enthusiasts should just strip their cars to shells and swap parts with someone overseas. Haha

    That Civic is simply beautiful, job well done.

  7. RyanKuan
    03/03/2011 at 1:26 pm

    This guy is dedicated, he even swapped the steering wheel for an CDM EL Airbag wheel!

  8. Dustin
    03/03/2011 at 9:46 pm

    CDM=/= USDM.

    Just saying.

  9. Snatchboogie
    06/03/2011 at 7:50 am

    I have been looking for set of these wheels for ever, now i know where most of them are. Love the set up

  10. 06/03/2011 at 11:06 am

    bunch of nitpickers on here.

    good post, Henry!

  11. mike van
    08/03/2011 at 5:59 am

    mesh wheels make me feel happy in the pants

  12. Tony K
    08/03/2011 at 6:10 pm

    those rotors look toast…

  13. Eric R
    10/03/2011 at 9:20 am

    very clean civic!

    although JDM parts are better than USDM (imho) it’s all about getting hard-to-find pieces, especially over-seas.

    if the Japanese are into USDM, and the US is into JDM…maybe start a network for trading parts? haha

  14. Fatboy69
    11/03/2011 at 8:47 pm

    Where not always happy of what we have.