Kyusha Kai


BUFF!
July 27, 2011, 9:21 am
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This RX-7 is awesome. Mismatched SSRs on sticky tires. Gigantic whale tail. I am absolutely loving how the rear flare is cut right on the body line.

The only thing I don’t care for is the home-brewed chin spoiler. Everything about this car screams “SLEEK!”, except for that.



Shook.
February 19, 2011, 3:02 am
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I didn’t realize my buddy Christian (who owns that SICK EF hatchback) was filming with his GoPro at the meet.

AHHH Stupid Youtube and music copyrights. Check it out on youtube.

Extras and WTF’s coming later.



Brothers Of Awesome
January 9, 2010, 12:20 am
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These two SA22 RX-7′s would make a perfect sitcom.  Two brothers who are so alike yet so different.

The first brother, a street brawler who probably gets into a lot of trouble with the cops.  Complete with the bolt on flares, brake ducting and a monster tachometer.

Watanabe’s and the matching gunmetal paint make this street RX-7, perfect.

The second SA22, does everything by the rulebook.  IMSA aero and deep SSR mesh wheels.

I’d watch a show featuring these two.



STANCE STANCE STANCE!
December 12, 2009, 2:18 am
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Stance is one of the biggest things that gives a car it’s character. It’s been that way since the beginning of customizing. Be it slammed to the ground, flush to the fenders, poking out of the wells or tucked and cambered, anyone who enjoys cars for more than just transportation will agree, stance is huge. Nothing gets my rocks off quite like a good wheel and suspension combo.

DUMPED Toyota Starlet on some Equip 01′s.

More 01 madness.  Nissan Sunny sittin’ pretty.

Celica Supra.  I need to get me a train hand ring thing.

Pretty sure everyone’s seen this TE72 Corolla wagon by now…  ***EDIT:  IT’S A CARINA WAGON!  THANKS OTAKU!***

I’m not a big fan of drifting anymore, but I can’t deny the styling.  Fitment is on point!



Kyusha Kai x Daikoku Meet
December 9, 2009, 2:37 pm
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I wish.  Everybody knows of the Daikoku Futo parking area by now…  If you don’t, it’s one of THE places to witness car meet ups in Japan.  It’s located near an industrial area for the drifters and it’s just off of Japan’s network of freeways, or Wangans, for the big guns.  Just imagine meeting up with hundreds of like minded enthusiasts, all with a car crazier than the last.  During the drive home on the Wangan, the Devil Z, or Akuma Zeto, screams past at triple digit speeds with her carbureted, twin turboed L28 screaming.  Just another day in Japan…



Staying Up ‘Till the Break of Dawn
December 8, 2009, 6:30 am
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I should have went to sleep a long time ago.  Instead, I’m up late watching Top Gear, Saved by the Bell and browsing the internet.  Just for you guys, here’s a bonus picture with some sick Kyusha Kai approved rotaries from the island.

The blue RX3 is absolutely nuts!  It used to be daily driven with the original paint and graphics.  Every morning at work, I would stand outside of the hotel I work at and listen to the exhaust bounce off of the buildings in Waikiki.  I haven’t seen it on the road for a couple of months now though.  I believe he was trying to sell it for $10,000 but I’m not too sure if anyone bought it though.

I absolutely LOVE rotaries, but I don’t know if I would be able to live with one.  After hearing all stories of the fuel consumption and needing to rebuild the engine every 40,000 miles, I think it’s a little too hardcore for me.

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RESPECT THE LOCALS
December 6, 2009, 2:44 pm
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I love the islands.  Not only are we home to the greatest beaches and beautiful women, we also house some of the craziest car enthusiasts in the world.  Being so close to Japan and having so many “transplants” from the holy land of JDM, we always tend to get on the latest and best trends from the Land of the Rising Sun, before the rest of the world.  I used to take an hour bus ride, then walk an hour and a half to get to Hawaii Raceway Park to watch Drift Session in 2001 when I was a tender 13 years old.  In 2004, I started noticing these big-bodied Lexus’ slammed to the concrete with huge wheels.

Some trends however, have always been here and will never leave us.  Last October, I threw a meet and greet for Hawaii’s J-Tin and was amazed by what showed up.  Can’t wait for the New Year Kyusha Kai meet!

As always, click the thumbnail for a larger picture.  Quality isn’t so great…  These were taken with my old point and shoot.

Hawaii’s Corolla guys ALWAYS come out in force.  This meet alone had a good 10 of them and each one was spotless and tastefully modified.

One of two cars that stole the show.  JDM Celica GTV.  Artillery shell fender mirrors, Watanabes, Tom’s interior…  It coulda been a stock RHD import and I still would have drooooooled.

Corolla Liftback (pretty rare from what I’ve been told) and an SA22 supercharged RX7.

Super clean Hachi.  If I remember correctly, it was a 3TC with dual Mikuni’s.  The Work Equip 03′s looked brand new and had a 4 or 5 inch lip on them.

Shot of the parking lot.  Cressida guys came out to play and my good Datsun buddy’s Autocross 260z.  He’s prepping it right now to drop in an L28, I believe.

The other star of the show.  Spotless, garage kept, Datsun 1200.  Something like 70,000 original miles.  The only thing done was a lowering job.

Yours truly.  Sorry for the people in the picture and the soda can on the ground.  It was probably 90+ degrees and crazy humidity so I was trying to stay hydrated drinking soda in the shade.



Kyusha in Disguise!
December 1, 2009, 11:49 pm
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Just close your eyes and imagine pounding the pavement in your Kyusha Kai approved ride on a gorgeous day with Megan Fox sitting shotgun.  All of a sudden…  Traffic…  For as far as the eye can see.  *Transforming sounds*  Before you know it, you’re sitting on the shoulder of a giant robot, who’s smashing his way through the rows of cars!!!

“Robots in disguise” may conjure images of the new Camaro or a giant blue and red Peterbilt semi truck.  I personally love the Transformers live action movies.  On the flipside, a lot of people feel it’s a three hour commercial for the Big Three (Chrysler, Ford and GM) as well as the Air Force.  Bad ass cars (although I still can’t believe they destroyed the Audi R8 in the first 10 minutes of Revenge of the Fallen), awesome explosions and of course, Ms. Fox.

For others, the term “Robots in disguise” may take them down memory lane.  Waking up early on Saturday mornings to catch the cartoon, flipping through a comic book or playing with transforming toys.  What most people don’t know, is that the creator of the Japanese version of Transformers had a serious fetish for some sweet 80′s JDM metal.

Downshift – Toyota MA61 Celica Supra, Camshaft – Mazda SA22 RX7, (Overdrive – Ferrari 512)

Getaway – Mazda FC RX7

Prowl – Nissan Fairlady/Datsun 280ZX

Smokescreen and Silverstreak – Nissan Fairladies/Datsun 280ZX’s

Streetwise – Nissan Fairlady/300ZX

Trailbreaker – Toyota Hilux

Skids – Honda City Turbo

Other notables include:
Ironhide – Nissan C20 Vanette (Utility van)
Hound – Mitsubishi J59 (Jeep looking thing)
Grapple – Mitsubishi Fuso Crane Truck (Cherry picker truck)
Hoist – Toyota Hilux Tow Truck
Bumper – Mazda Familia 1500XG

I want to see a Lexus LFA, Toyota 2000GT and Pagani Zonda in the next Transformers movie!



Craigslist Find!
November 28, 2009, 4:11 am
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Here’s an awesome deal just waiting for the full Kyusha Kai treatment.  The great thing that came out of our economy crashing is that everyone is getting rid of their toys.  The Catch 22?  Because of our economy, I can’t afford to buy them all.  First generation FB (SA22C?) RX7 with unbelievably low miles! and it’s coming from the original owner.  Even I would have a hard time slicing up such a nice, stock, classic for a crazy suspension and wheels…  And I HATE stock cars.

1980 mazda rx7 with only 37k original miles all stock all original
4 bl carb rotory motor 5 speed mannal transmission a/c in very great shape
very clean hardly used garage kept one owner car
iam asking $2450 obo
808 548 xxxx

  • Location: mililani
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests




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