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it’s an illness…or it’s the illness

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Nice wheels

but I don’t know what they are


a real previa this time

I know… most my friends are tired of me talking about these vans… but this time i found pictures of a modified north american spec previa that actually looks good and has no “photo retouching”.

the nice parts if that this van’s exterior is totally stock (no body kit), all that is done to it is the lexus sc430 wheels and the lowering. in my eyes this proves that a previa can look cool without too much work.

I think it’s looks cool.

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previa sc400


Vans from japan, yeah they are

often i have an urge to buy a van, like a previa, and i tell my friends this and they often look at me like 400 pieces of lego just pored out of my nose…”what the hell is wrong your you?”.

So I figured I’d educate you all on what this van thing is about for me.
In japan it’s a big thing, some call it part of VIP tuning or some “bippu” thing…but whatever.

My personal favorite is the toyota previa. it’s a great bread box, and it looks kinda weird to some, but it’s RWD, it had an available supercharged engine, and also had an available 5-spd manual transmission. In north america it had a solid rear axle, but in japan it had an independent rear suspension. the solid axle isn’t all bad, there are lsd rear ends to be had from the toyota trucks as well as disc rear ends. I say buy one super cheap, toss in some coilovers are maybe even air bag suspension, then combine the supercharged engine with the 5 speed, and a smaller pulley and some cool wheels and enjoy. it would be a great parts runner/roadtrip car.

Here are some pics of the previa:
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This Black one is the coolest to me, a great example of CLEAN!

 

and here are a few of the honda odyssey, stream, and a couple nissan vans.

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These last 3 white ones have that newer blocky look that going on and I really love it…too bad most of the vans we get here are soo different from the vans the automakers offer in japan.

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iflip. Cheap, fun, low investment = happy motoring

I flip cars and that’s all i do, maybe I like the hunt more then the kill?? no, I just want a car that does what it should. I liked the wagon for 3 solid months, same with the cressida…building cheap, neat, unique cars was seeming to make me happy. but when you spend 3-4 times the money and end up with more problems then the beaters gave you is just lame.

here’s some cool pics of cool, fun, unique cars that make me happy to look at. altho some are into the $$ range.

the ae86 (85-87 corolla gts):
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the EG civic HB:
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the previa van:
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the starlet and te72 corollas:
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the vw van:
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a well done ra65 celica:
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The classic skyline:
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a sexy silvia (240sx):
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the miata:
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the civic ef:
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