Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Amusing Photography...

My affinity for the parts of the Japanese Domestic Market is not based on a personal assessment of performance superiority. It is about design, quality, and attention to detail. Likely my biggest obsession of the industry, Power House Amuse is quite possibly the superlative of JDM parts. Hardly boring or run-of-the-mill, the products that come out of their facility in Chiba are not simply functional components to be admired momentarily pre-installation only to be forsaken shortly after brusque acknowledgment of any performance benefit or gain. Every Amuse part contains an all-too-real element of genuine automotive artistry.

Absolutely Beautiful.

JDMphasis… Innovation over Imitation

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

I love this...

I recently found this picture in my 'GT-R' folder… So much [Top Secret] awesome in this random, old shot!



JDMphasis… Innovation over Imitation

Monday, August 28, 2017

This Facebook post...

Chances are you have seen this abomination at some point over the past few days as it has gone viral on social media. If, by chance, you have not seen it, it initially surfaced on a VQ or Z/G page on Facebook with the popular "YOHB?" caption. It looks like sheet metal fastened to the fenders of a G35 with a nail gun. After being shared numerous times, a comical troll wrote a post with the picture attached thanking a replica aero company. Screenshots below.




Kind of funny, no? I am reposting this atrocity not for its comedic value, however. I am reposting this because the replica company's (that does not actually make this "aero") response caught my attention.


Over the years I have been cautious about posting links to websites or names of companies or vendors on this blog for this very reason. I do not wish to be the impetus behind a replica company expanding their grasp on the market or putting more money into their uncreative, greedy pockets; money they otherwise may have never seen. 

I do not know if this poorly translated post by this replica company is actually true or not, but I do know that I dislike their arrogance, ignorance, and insolence. Take some pride in your ride. Do not support these companies.


Be the Funk. Don't Fake it.


JDMphasis… Innovation over Imitation

Friday, August 25, 2017

Big things coming from Varis...

Admittedly, I am not very knowledgeable in most things Evo. I do know that I like the Evo VIII and, maybe more so, the Evo X. Especially when it has received the Varis treatment.

Remember this beauty?
(Capture Credit: Rob Shaw, Back from Leave Spark)

And a render of the new widebody set to debut at SEMA this year. This is going to be epic!
(Artwork: Naohiro Yahagi)

I implore you to point me in the direction of a company selling replica parts that is doing the R&D and bringing designs like this to the market. You cannot.

Be Real. Buy Real.

JDMphasis… Innovation over Imitation

Thursday, August 17, 2017

"Replica wheels are just as good as 'Real' wheels!"

Oh, yeah?



















Appears pretty satisfied with the replica purchase...



The pictures below are authentic wheels that have "failed." I suppose I would rather have my wheel bend or warp upon heavy impact, as opposed to shattering or practically disintegrating. But, then again, I am just an elitist...






JDMphasis… Innovation over Imitation