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We travel to Japan for a look at some of the most innovative, interesting and insane forms of transportation in the world. First up: modding culture. The Japanese don't just modify their cars for performance and style, they trick out their scooters and cargo vans as well!
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Great vid quality. Need a better host, he's so campy/dorky. Love this all though. Even the Kaido stuff. Its old school car tuning culture. I wouldnt call it dumb, just how they used to mod to stand out back in the day, Bosozoku style! There's a bunch of people that still do this today.

January 03 2011 at 5:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm new to the website so I just wanted to say it's very good. Interesting videos and the RSS Feed has some really good articles.

This Kaido stuff is ridiculous though. Those old race cars had functional bodywork that actually served a purpose. The stuff on those street cars on the other hand probably saps power (giant exhaust pipes) and completely ruins any sense of handling. Here I was thinking the idiots in front wheel drive Civics with huge rear spoilers driving around here are dumb . . . guess it could be worse.

December 10 2010 at 7:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Excellent segment... but I wished more time was spent to see more of the details and specifications for each of the modifications. For example, in the last portion of the program, mention the number of speakers, amplifiers, and total wattage used. Things like that.

Otherwise, keep up the good work.

December 09 2010 at 8:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dale Leonard

Being brand new to Translogic,I went to the first episode,then watched them all in order. After episode 3.4 it skips to episode 4.1 and Caitlin Thompsom was no longer on the show. What happened to her as I thought she added a bit of flair to the show.

December 04 2010 at 7:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

WoW! I liked this program. I never knew a scooter could cost sooo much. I'm not sure how much the add-ons are legal here but there would be a market if gas was a high as it is there. Leave it to the Japanese to make something cool out of an old Toyota.

November 30 2010 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paulo Acoba

Wow. They couldn't have picked a more touristy host. And they love when you laugh at how much they spent HAHAHA!

November 29 2010 at 3:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


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