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[4 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Behind the Smoke Part 4 – Forumla Drift

In this episode of GTChannel’s “Behind the Smoke” Dai’s Formula D Discount Tire/Falken Tire S13 gets another thorough examination before heading to Atlanta for Round 2.  A local SoCal track is used to simulate the upcoming Atlanta layout and the crew tries to dial in Dai’s car.
“I am very happy with the car this year.  The additional horsepower along with the adjustments we made with the suspension really feels good,” said Dai.  These new changes among others are highlighted in this latest episode of “Behind the Smoke”.
2012 looks to be …

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[3 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Vehicle vs Machine

The boys at ICON are doing it again. This time its a tandem drift between law enforcement and the bikers

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[11 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Opel Corsa B Drifting

Remember the build process of the Opel Corsa B that had the 4WD conversion.
If you missed out here is the Build: http://automodified.net/awd-turbo-opel-corsa-build-thread/
We came across the video clip of the car Opel drifting, check out how insane this thing is…

{Thanks Keith}

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[15 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Behind the Smoke Part 3 – Forumla Drift

Dai sets out to defend his 2011 title in Episode 2 of GTChannel’s “Behind the Smoke” in front of another Long Beach sellout.  In this second show from Long Beach check out Dai advance through the tough Formula Drift field on his way to 2nd Place.
See Dai’s exclusive battles with Matt Field, Fredrick Aasbo, Ken Gushi and Daigo Saito and Justin Pawlak.
“Once again I really love coming to Long Beach.  The crowd, the track and just the overall atmosphere makes me feel really comfortable and we got 2nd, so I …

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[11 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Behind the Smoke Part 2 – Forumla Drift

Dai sets out to defend his 2011 title in Episode 2 of GTChannel’s “Behind the Smoke” in front of another Long Beach sellout. Formula DRIFT kicked-off the 8th championship season on the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Street Course.  Check out Dai maneuver his way through the qualifying stages of Day 1 and as always there were challenges to overcome.

“Long Beach was great, I love that track and the atmosphere down there.  There is a lot of talent out here this year and more drivers to contend with,” said …

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[9 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
MSD Ignition systems available from AM

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[19 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Behind the Smoke Part 1 – Forumla Drift

Hollywood CA, – April 16, 2012 ¾ Season 2 of “Behind the Smoke ” premiers today at 3 p.m. EST. Fresh off his second place finish in Long Beach last week, Dai Yoshihara is looking to recapture the magic of his 2011 Formula Drift Championship.  In the first episode check out Dai and the Discount/Falken Tire Team meticulously tune his car for the beginning of the season.

“2012 is off to a great start and we hope to duplicate the success enjoyed with “Behind the Smoke” last year; while expanding the …

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[5 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
AWD Turbo Opel Corsa – Part 2

So for those that missed the 1st part of the build thread, here it is.. just click the link
http://automodified.net/awd-turbo-opel-corsa-build-thread
Alright hopefully everybody is up to date with whats trying to be achieved here. So we left off with the body work being done.

This is what the cars has been based on, its a rally version of an Opel Corsa B and I wont lie, it looks hot as hell!

With the C20xe in and the turbo manifold all hooked up it seems that the clearance between the turbo manifold and the front …