JDM Truck – Modtaco's Toyota Tacoma on Work Meister S1

I have a huge fetish for minitrucks on fresh JDM wheels. This supreme 2001 Toyota Tacoma fills that fetish for me and belongs
to internet user Modtaco. Unique to this truck are the 4″ flares on the rear filled with some really deep 11.5″ wide Work Meisters,
and a custom bag setup that currently pancakes the rear but also brings don the front nicely. The front features 4wd fenders
that house 10″ wide Meisters.  The truck is still a work in progress, but it looks really hot as is. – JDM Truck: Toyota Tacoma on Work Meister S1

JDM Truck: Toyota Tacoma on Work Meister S1

“Here's mine. It's a 2001 tacoma with 18×10 & 18×11.5 WORK Meister wheels, custom disk brakes, widebodied,
fully built engine with standalone management and a GT35R turbo, 3″ side exit exhaust, JDM ITR seats…”
– modtaco


Wide stance on the front


While Taco Supreme looks really aggressive, it also packs a punch with a GT35R pushing the 325hp out of the stock 2.4.


Readers Rides section of Minitruckin Magazine September, 2009. The following quote is really impressive to me:

“…the 18×9 and 18×11 Work Wheels that evan brought back from Japan as checked luggage.”
– Ben Da Pirate – Minitruckin Magazine


Check out the rear flare, the old rims didnt fill.

“The wheels are 18″ WORK XSA-01T. They are 3 piece and are 9″ wide in front with 245/45/18 rubber and 10″ wide in the rear with 275/40/18.”
– modtaco

Specs
Current Wheels: 18x10F 18×11.5R WORK Meister wheels
Old Wheels: 18x9F 18x10R WORK XSA-01T
Brakes: Phatty's Big Brake Kit
Interior: JDM ITR Recaro
Engine: 2.4L GT35R Standalone

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Rare Parts: Millenium… oops Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Watanabe parts are already hard to get… Getting a Watanabe Falcon steering wheel is a lot harder. Try finding somone selling one right now, chances are slim. The wheel comes in two versions; 3 spoke and 4 spoke. One is a Falcon Type I and the other is Falcon Type II, I really don’t know which one is which. The steering wheel features a unique horn with the Watanabe Falcon logo. This is a piece I wish I could add to my collection.


Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Hex Shape Horn Button with 3 Watanabe Falcons

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Looks good in the daytime

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

and night too

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel
Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel with box

Fresh out the box

 

 

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel markings

Made in Italy like a fine Handbag

 

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel 4 spoke

What does that say in in the middle? type I or Type II?
This wheel is listed for 35800, thats approximately $477

Watanabe Falcon Steering Wheel with box and plastic wrapper

Brand New in Plastic Wrapper.
This one is listed for 89000 yen, approximately $1186… WOW!

 

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Mint Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM… only 2600 miles!

Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
This 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R is for sale for a whopping for $53k only has 4200km (2600 miles),
now this car is really in “Mint Condition!” It has a pretty nice of money put into it, and modestly
pushes just over 400 hp. This is probably the cleanest R32 you can buy! – Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
First mods that come to mind are the BBS LM’s, thats a good $4k right there. Exhaust is let out by an HKS Sport exhaust system and converter. – Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
Engine bay is clean, visible is the HKS Racing Suction Reloaded intake system, all-aluminum radiator
and parts of the HKS Intercooler & Piping Kit. – Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
Brembo 6 pot Calipers (4600yen) and Type-R 355mm (800yen) rotors peek through the BBS LM’s, and can bring tame this beast down. That’s just the front. – Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
HKS Hyper Max III Coilovers (198000yen) help bring this car through the corners. – Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM
Interior is surprisingly stock, but very clean! – Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 on BBS LM

 

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Fake Nardi Steering Wheel

Im sure everyone has seen the youtube video “Fat Guy Bends Nardi Steering Wheel”, but look what could also happen

“personal experience from a fake nardie… they suck.

was a silly move buying it in the first place but i thought being just a corolla it would be fine.

this happened to me when i was driving, luckily at a small private track, nothing disastrous came from it. but its not a nice feeling. litterally snapped off in my hands. f**k china.”

– hardtuned.net user skd-570

Stay away from fake parts boys and girls, they can lead to danger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SMxB4RpCDzA

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Rare Parts: TRD and Toda 4AG Tuning Goodies

TRD Multi ECU:

Real TRD parts are hard to come by, and I’ve never seen this part before; the TRD Multi
ECU Controller. This unit comes with a 4 position controller unit so you can tune on the fly! Its
for early 4AG engines, so most likely will fit: AE86, AE92 and AW11. May fit others as well.

TRD Part 89661-sp051

TRD 4AG 16v Dry Sump Kit:

 

Toda Racing 4AG N1 Computer:

 

BBS RS Porsche 911 Cabriolet on Barrett Jackson Auctions

Porsche 911 on BBS RS

I was watching a replay of the Barret Jackson Auction Scottsdale 2011 on Speed Channel the other day and spotted this 1985 Porsche 911 wearing a nice set of one of our favorite wheels:  the BBS RS. This spiecimen of RS appears to be of the 16″ variety, and color coded to the Porsche’s hue of red. They also sport full height caps and look to be at around 10″ wide in the rear. This Porsche sports a Slant Nose front end and isn’t bad either. – BBS RS Porsche 911 Cabriolet on Barrett Jackson Auctions

The Porsche ended up selling for almost $35k

Porsche 911 on BBS RS Porsche 911 on BBS RS

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