Wekfest Japan: Two Toyotas & A Nissan


How do you want your AE86s? Are you a purist who prefers to deal with perform and hold issues easy? Or do you worth presentation as a lot as efficiency, and like to combine each for finest outcomes?

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


Final 12 months at Wekfest Japan, Ikeda-san impressed us together with his race-ready 1UZ-swapped AE86. For 2022 he’s impressed once more, however this time round with an extra evolution of his personal Trueno.


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


I seen that Ikeda-san has achieved away with a refined search for the cam covers and gone again to a shiny black end. He’s now additionally operating 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 just a few 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 principally 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.


Might this be probably the most good restomodded 86 ever?

An N/A R30 Dropped To The Floor


Do you want slammed, boxy ’80s goodness?


In that case, then very similar to myself, you gained’t be capable to hold your eyes off this R30. It’s not that it’s simply an outdated Nissan Skyline with an aggressive stance, however the full bundle.


One look within the engine bay and also you’ll perceive what I imply. There wasn’t a lot data on this automotive and I desperately tried to seek out somebody to speak to about it, however alas we are able to solely draw conclusions from what could 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.


Seems to be-wise, the physique has been left authentic, save for the addition of a chin spoiler and a few mild 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 just a few steps additional. One look by its rear hatch and all is revealed.


Mainly, the proprietor was getting aggravated on the quantity of bump-steer that the automotive was getting when drifting at tracks like Nikko. Helpful with CAD, he went and redesigned your entire rear suspension structure basing it round an S13 subframe. As a result of lack of house, he positioned the dampers within the trunk the place they’re actuated by an extended pushrod related to the decrease arms.


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


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

Dino Dalle Carbonare
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