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      01-08-2010 11:36 AM #1
      Saw this on another board:
      People have been asking what this is in the "2010 trends" thread, so I thought I'd make an appearance thread about it. I suppose it's like any other wacky JDM style (i.e. shakotan, yanky, vanning-zoku, Dekotora, etc), but I think this one is tits.
      I first stumbled across this back in July on the Japanese RS Watanabe website in the "owner car" section.
      It's been referred to as "Youga Base" style, "Hentai Vans", and a few other things, but apparently they just refer to their cars as "Dajjibans", or Dodge Vans. The Katakana to search for is "ダッジバン".
      If anyone finds any new blogs, sites, or images related to the Dajjiban thing, post them in here. I want moar.

      The Basics:
      -Dodge Vans (I've yet to see anything else, but maybe they don't get other American vans over there)
      -Lowering
      -Deep dish low-offset wheels (often 6-lug RS Wats, but I've seen Diamonds and others)
      -White lettered tires
      -minimalist interiors (CF, racing wheels, not typical van stuff, lots of period American stickers, very eclectic)
      -V8 performance mods
      They appear to be actually tracking these vans, which is absurd, but ****ing rad.
      Here's the "Youga Base" blog site:
      http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/r_q_collectibles

      Some of the images I've found (I've saved tons):







      Trackday at Ebisu Circuit. Obviously didn't work out so well for everyone, lol.





      Is this normal engine placement? Really this far back? I guess the hoods are so short..


      Interiors





      Suspension shots: (I wonder if it's the same "swift" that makes bike shocks)


      The ubiquitous Youga Base tag:




      I want this shirt so bad:

      Again, people are probably going to hate this to death, but I thought it was something new. So JDM it's USDM, lol.
      More pics:


      Funny perv references/Engrish:


      Olive drab makes it look like a transport vehicle from "08th MS Team" or something.


      I have to look and see if the USDM vans have these same tails. Looks different for some reason.


      Guy built a model of his van:


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      01-08-2010 11:39 AM #2
      Japan: exporting weird since 1952.
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      01-08-2010 11:40 AM #3
      It took the Japanese to make the Dodge Van cool

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      01-08-2010 11:40 AM #4
      Very odd indeed- I like 'em. Thanks for the post. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-08-2010 11:41 AM #5
      I would rock the hell out of one of those... that's bad ass [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    6. 01-08-2010 11:41 AM #6
      I can dig it.
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      01-08-2010 11:43 AM #7
      Kinda reminds me of this:
      Renault Espace F1
      Not exactly a Dodge Van, but it's still cool and worth reposting.
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      01-08-2010 11:43 AM #8
      it would be way cooler if they had landscape murals on the side...

    9. 01-08-2010 11:45 AM #9
      Which one does Mr. T drive?

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      01-08-2010 11:46 AM #10
      I love these vans. Love them so much.
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      01-08-2010 11:46 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by freedomgli »
      I can dig it.

      Strangely enough, me too. Maybe partly b/c my first vehicle that I drove when in HS was my parents 89 Astro Van. lol

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      01-08-2010 11:48 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by rpmk4 »
      it would be way cooler if they had landscape murals on the side...

      Oh, **** that. I want a life-size mural of Edvanna the Elven Princess in a troll-forged chainmail bustier vanquishing Lesser Orcs with her Enchanted Vorpal Blade.
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      01-08-2010 11:48 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by freedomgli »
      I can dig it.

      Me too. My Dad had an '86 B250 back in the day. I always wondered what it would be like to do it up.
      Yes, that is the normal placement of the engine.


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      01-08-2010 11:49 AM #14
      hide this from the mk4 and mk5 forums, don't want them getting any ideas!
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      01-08-2010 11:49 AM #15
      That's... different. At least they've moved up to V8's with some torks!
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      01-08-2010 11:50 AM #16
      What's weird is they're all the post-refresh vans (OP: yes, the tails are stock).

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      01-08-2010 11:50 AM #17
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      01-08-2010 11:51 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by JOHNS92JETTA »

      Yes, that is the normal placement of the engine.

      Modified by JOHNS92JETTA at 10:50 AM 1-8-2010

      The guy that originally posted this thread asked, not me. I know it is.

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      01-08-2010 11:52 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by kwik!gti »
      -Dodge Vans (I've yet to see anything else, but maybe they don't get other American vans over there)

      Could be surplus firesale stuff from American Military Bases or Embassies.
      Whatever it is... it's cool.
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      01-08-2010 11:52 AM #20
      This is hilarious. I love it when our stuff is cool just because it's ours.
      Go go you crazy Japanese Dajjiban nuts!
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      01-08-2010 11:52 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Turbiodiesel! »
      Oh, **** that. I want a life-size mural of Edvanna the Elven Princess in a troll-forged chainmail bustier vanquishing Lesser Orcs with her Enchanted Vorpal Blade.

      Her vorpal blade went snicker snack. She left the orcs dead and with their heads she went galumphing back.
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      01-08-2010 11:53 AM #22
      shame the A-team van was a GMC

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      01-08-2010 11:54 AM #23
      Anyway, MOAR DAJJIBAN!

      Flares! He doesn't have the stance/fitment for it though. Needs Wats.


      More interiors:

      This head unit is cool. Old Nakamichi product maybe?





      Really liked this one:



      That's a lot of rape vans:


    24. 01-08-2010 11:54 AM #24
      Pretty cool. i wonder how they drive/perform.
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      01-08-2010 11:54 AM #25
      Quote, originally posted by kwik!gti »
      Is this normal engine placement? Really this far back? I guess the hoods are so short..

      Yep, thats normal location in a van like these.

      And I actually kinda of like this one... would prefer it with windows all around though.
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