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    Japanese 4x4 Style

    Ok, I'll admit i don't know very much about it and know the background on it but I'm assuming it's pretty much same as here, guy has family, guy takes family on holiday, guy gets 4wd, family can go more places. and so on
    But there seems to be alot of more 'extreme' examples aswell.

    It seems to be pretty JDM in that it is predominatly form of function and all the cars you see are Japanese models and pretty neat and nice, well kept. (Disclaimer: this is not my definition of JDM, before I get mobbed)
    But obviously draws inspiration from american 'trucks' and there are a few jeeps and chevs/hummers getting around japan. But Japan certainly has it's own take on the 4x4 scene.

    Heres what I stumbled across on the walk back from ebisu circuit


    Me gettin drivin around their neat dug out track


    Nice Nissan Safari
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    w0000 I love Suzuki Sierras

    Here's my "JDM" 4x4
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    Some pictures pointing out the Japanese style

    Note all the clear indicators and lenses aswell as it repping te37x's on Yokohama Geolander mud terrains (4x4 equivalant of te37's wrapped in a048s lol)






    The typical interior of the 12H-T HJ60 Sahara, Rare here and looks soo nice

    Tough ass Jimny


    This 120 series prado set up for some sought of rally, again repping te37x's, I think its awesome
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    Haha that Daihatsu is freakin sick, a Rocky yeah?

    Seirras are cool but i much prefer the kei class jimny's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeran View Post
    Haha that Daihatsu is freakin sick, a Rocky yeah?

    Seirras are cool but i much prefer the kei class jimny's
    It's a Feroza but they're called Rocky in other countries I think.

    Do a lot of the JDM guys prefer the Kei version of the Sierra/Jimny? I would love to find out more about the JDM 4x4 scene, what sort of engine and drive train mods they do etc...

    I have a mate with a Sierra that has a Suzuki Swift GTI motor and Motec computer. This keeps the 4x4 function but damn it's fast for a small fourby
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    All the jimnys i saw in japan wore the yellow kei plates and had the hood scoop for the turboed engine, plus all of them had the body of our 'seirras' but were called jimnys, so im fairly sure a seirra is just a larger engined export model of the jimny.

    when i went to the suzuki meet thing they all sounded like motorbikes (indication of the 600 odd cc engines lol) and still went alright. Great lil' cars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeran View Post
    Seirras are cool but i much prefer the kei class jimny's
    are they the ones that used to look like mini willy's jeeps? in the 70's and 80's anyway
    because i love those, friend has a couple on his farm..
    Survived parramatta crew

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    When I was working at traction 4, a bloke brought in a little jimny which looked super impressive, and undoubted had some serious offroad potential except you can never lose the lawnmower feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeran View Post
    All the jimnys i saw in japan wore the yellow kei plates and had the hood scoop for the turboed engine, plus all of them had the body of our 'seirras' but were called jimnys, so im fairly sure a seirra is just a larger engined export model of the jimny.

    when i went to the suzuki meet thing they all sounded like motorbikes (indication of the 600 odd cc engines lol) and still went alright. Great lil' cars
    I guess that's one of the differences in how they mod, keeping in small and simple.

    In Australia people tend to go bigger with the 1.6L EFI or carby motor from the Vitara, or the Holden V6. Axle/diff swap to Hilux ones, air locker diffs, etc...
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