The rising sun insignia is synonymous with the term JDM. Despite this rising sun Nisshouki flag being withdrawn from use through the Japanese military more than 60 years ago, it has now become popularized with the JDM movement in the mecca of the Honda tuning scene-Los Angeles. While many modern folks in people and Japan of other cultures may shun this imperialistic and ultra-nationalistic symbol, it offers now bizarrely become the emblematic depiction of JDM car tuning around the globe. Despite all of the dreadful stuff that happened in world history, this symbol, adopted within the ancient Edo era, was intended to represent good fortune. The rising sun was first embraced by the USDM Honda enthusiasts, never considering the negativity of public reception since its meaning varies, having many interpretations, and doesn't carry a harmful impression such as the swastika.
2000 honda integra GSi personal controlstermed as a reverse JDM culture or USDM. The American Honda enthusiasts would popularize the Japanese tuning culture and correct up their cars to mimic the JDM style. Whereas today, the Japanese Honda enthusiasts started fixing up their cars to mimic the USDM style that was originally popularized from your JDM style. Confused yet? It basically means that the Japanese are fixing up their cars in exactly the same fashion/style we doowned by Kazuma Urasaki. This Honda Integra GSi was originally in a collision and pending salvage status, thus Urasaki took initiative and revived the Phoenix from being dismantled by Yahoo! Auctions parts whores. Upon closer inspection it defies each of the concepts that this ITR was built upon, even though in a quick glance, this vehicle might resemble an OEM Phoenix Yellow Integra Type R that's been delicately balanced having a naturally aspirated B18C engine and road hugging suspension. In short, it's a rebel machine that flips the bird for the engineers who made the Integra Type R. Every factor of the vehicle overpowers its original design, including engine output, driveline, suspension, styling and aerothis concept is nothing new but this is certainly no ordinary B18C ITR engine... It's actually been internally built exclusively for forced induction including Toda cylinder sleeves, Top Fuel forged pistons and JUN I-Beam connecting rods. Extensive head modifications include JUN camshafts, Toda valves/valvesprings, and JUN head gasket. The entire assembly has been come up with by none other than JUN Machine Shop, with all thebe happy with a factory transmission and pray anxiously that their synchros will hold up when hitting boost, Urasaki went the additional mile and installed a close-ratio tranny by Top Fuel consisting of a 4.785 final gear. The factory limited-slip differential was swapped for a mechanical clutch-type Cusco one-way unit, linked to CR-V axle shafts for added torque adaptability. Every one of the power is translated with an OS Giken twin-plate clutch system, synching with a Toda flywheel after each clutch engagement.
Now, this is where the shop Osaka JDM steps in. Their Engrish motto of Hey! Feel Happy. Enjoy. Smily, Crayzy. Hahahaha! !! Do you have a Honda! ? presents evidence that these Kanjo racers certainly are a bit crazed but denotes dedication in terms of their philosophy of the USDM culture. An Osaka JDM original coilover kit with aggressively high spring rates keeps the DC1 planted well with the rough Kansai highways. JDM ITR lower control arms and sway bar were installed together with Function 7 stabilizer links in the front. For the rear, Function 7 lower control arms with an ASR sway bar were fitted. All alignment settings were performed by Osaka JDM with the aid of their camber control arms. The most crucial modification here that Urasaki abides by is the manual steering rack. While this mod may be a nuisance steering at low speeds, it provides the ideal and most direct road feedback without any mechanical or electronic elements somewhere betweenat the brake calipers, three letters are molded onto the caliper face that reads NSX. Combined with Endless CCX semi-metallic track and street compound, the stopping force is great with this one. Osaka JDM brake lines increase hard braking and enables the experience of that linear brake pedal depression for additional controllability. The top-heavy FF configured chassis really requires emphasis and brake balance for the front only, hence theis really a relatively fresh name in the wheel manufacturer industry, nonetheless they broke in to the Honda scene like a bat out of hell. We are fairly certain that in the near future, Barramundi will be recognized as a brand name that carries a high quality image that's 100% created init needs taking into consideration the great body styling of the Integra. The front side-end is the HID fitted Japanese-spec unit, which in contrast could have been cool if Urasaki made a decision to use the USDM round headlight version instead, in a twisted taboo sense of this reverse JDM theory of course. Since this vehicle is rarely used for remedial low speed cruising or perhaps to be displayed at a car show, no particularly special audio system ended up being installed, only the necessary interior components to adhere to the increased G force and high-rpm velocities. Recaro SR seats using a Personal steering wheel and a K-Tuned shift knob is really all it needs. straight and Simple to the pointThe end result is a machine worthy enough to be of the rising sun insignia-wielding crew of Osaka JDM. It's a new day and age where Japanese decided to copy our Usa version with their car tuning, as the trend inspiration continues in a perpetual circle from both ends of the Pacific. It should be interesting to see what trend becomes popular next and which side will be the first to create it.