If I could choose one Japanese car brand to drive forever, it would be a Nissan. For the past 10 years, Silvias and Skylines are the cars I pay closer and immediate attention during meets and shows. It has been a part of my automotive DNA and that’s what makes this recap of Offset Kings Japan special. Enjoy the photos.
Allow me to backtrack a little bit, I was never a fan of Japanese cars until I first saw the Kouki S14 way back ’97. Nissan Philippines launched only 70 s14’s in our country and I automatically fell in love with it. For a 10-year old kid, it was my turning point as added Japanese cars in my ‘list’. I researched about the Japanese car culture and I learned to appreciate it even more. 10 years after that I purchased my first Nissan, a Japanese-spec S14.
Nissan has been a common brand used by the Fatlace Crew. So being in Japan for OKJP, while discussing different ideas with enthusiasts adds to a greater learning experience.
Back to business, let me start with the recap.
Tsubasa Furuya‘s BNR32 GT-R was present along with a pack of Skylines. Its styling approach proves that ‘less is more’ with the simplest yet striking visual modifications.
Wheel choice is a must. This is his greatest asset that makes him stand out from the rest. I have seen a number of Skyline R-chassis’ with the Volk TE37’s; But in vintage “V” spec? Never until this one.
These set of Te37V’s had a spec of 17 x 10 -20. The R32’s classic lines flows well with the in-your-face rear diffuser and Nismo boot lip matched with the OEM wing.
Another tastefully modified R32 belonged to Hikaru Motoda. It had a Nismo N1 kit with a carbon fiber front splitter.
It had 18 x 11 Volk TE37’s powder coated white mag wheels.
I was surprised not to see R33’s during the show.
However R34’s came in full force. This particular one is owned by Yuta Onoda and it had Advan TC2’s.
Watch out soon for a full feature of that Millenium Jade R34.
Super clean 300zx with 19′ TE37’s.
It was the same car we saw at 6am rolling through the show. What a memorable sight.
One of the neglected in the Z chassis is the Z32. We need to see more of this platform!
Properly done from the color choice to the aero add-ons. I wonder what type of suspension the owner is using.
Time to focus on the S-chassis during the event. Yuichi Seki, the winner of last year’s ‘Best Nissan’ award was back with his 180SX. Seki-San fitted in a the well acknowledged Garage Mak bodykit.
Double staggered Work Meister S1R‘s was his choice for the car with the specifications of 17×9.5 -5 offset with 235/40 tires up front and 18×10.5 -12 with 255/35 tires on the rear. Thank you for having a Manila Fitted sticker in your car!
The car was highly modified under the hood. I have no exact spec sheet but I heard it was doing around 593 WHP. Maybe I should go back to Japan and shoot these cars in different spots!
Dustin Delgado’s S15 went for a new look this year, debuting his color scheme and wheels. The car had American Eagle wheels with the specs 15×10 -46 plus 30mm spacers up front / 40mm rear. The car uses coilovers with a spring rate of 22 kg up front and 18 kg on the rear.
My favorite angle of the car! Talk about Filipino ingenuity as the rear diffuser comes from an RX-7! More photos of this in a separate post.
Haruki Sasaki is Dustin’s neighbor in Atsugi, Kanagawa. The 2 Silvia’s had a similar execution as they spent time together building their cars. Since everyone has been wondering about his wheels specs, this post wouldn’t be complete without these numbers = 17 x 12 -57 up front and 18 x 13 -100 (!) on the rear.
Check out those massive tires from this angle!
Honda Yukihiro‘s S14 broke heads during the show with his super wild camber. I spoke with the owner recently regarding his specs 18 x 9.5 all around with 55mm spacers up front, 35mm on the rear.
I was literally shocked on how the car looked when it was rolling… with 18 degrees camber up front and 20 degrees on the rear.
How was it done was the question that keeps popping in my head!
Their fleet drew attention from everyone.
You can never go wrong with a street-drift style S13.
Wish I took more photos of this car.
Itasha style is not my cup of tea but this S14.5 pulled it off. I wonder how much time its takes to paint these cars?
I met the owner of this S13, Toshiyuki Kagawa and asked about his specifications for this blog. Choice for the wheels are 18′ Work Wheels CR-Kai Kiwami’s with the spec of 18 x 9.5 +20 up front and 18 x 10.5 +15 on the rear.
The epitome of the Onevia? What makes it unique is the way he mixed and matched aero parts which appeals visually. He had a Spirit-Rei front and side diffuser with Kamikaze Wonder front bumpers and skirts. Origin Lab was in the mix with his 20mm front fenders and 55mm rear fenders, roof wing, side visors, and side mirrors. Parts from D-Max are a carbon fiber hood, LED tail lamps, and rear wing. A Rocket Bunny rear diffuser was also added to finish of the look. That’s 5 aero companies in one car and executing that requires a lot of vision.
Execution sets the Japanese apart from the rest.
Hope you enjoyed this entry, be back with my final OKJP recap post.
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