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5 JDM Builds You Had To See at SEMA 2016 #TENSEMA16

JDM all the things

Nov 3, 2016

The SEMA Show may be a little overwhelming with the amount of cars to see and people to meet, but for reasons that should be obvious, we're always gravitating toward JDM builds. You'll get different answers and can debate about what "JDM" really is, but in our eyes it includes cars that have parts from Japan and complete cars that have been imported from Japan. With that said, you'll find a good mix of both highlighted in this list.

Bulletproof Automotive Nissan GT-R

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The guys at Bulletproof Automotive need no introduction. They've been churning out JDM builds long before some of you guys were even born. This year, Bulletproof brought this Varis Kamikaze-R Super Sonic R35 GT-R. These aren't normal TE37 Ultras either; they're Special Edition Nismo Red and are available exclusively through Bulletproof Automotive.

OS Giken's Nissan Skyline Hakosuka

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Nothing gets us excited like a Hakosuka. While most guys will just restore the legendary chassis, Alex McDowell actually races this 400hp Skyline. The motor is an LD28 diesel block with OS Giken's legendary TC24 head, mated to a Hewland SGT six-speed dogring gearbox. Of course, it utilizes OS Giken's TS3A triple plate clutch and Super lock LSD. The Bride seat inside is HANS device compatible to keep Alex safe at the track.

Phil Barone's Mazda RX-7

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The Lamborghini Aventador paint and Porsche front-end conversion is Euro inspired, but rest assured, under the hood it's pure Japanese and the aero is by legendary RX-7 tuner RE Amemiya.

Borg Warner's Nissan Skyline R34

We spotted this clean twin turbo Skyline at the Borg Warner booth. Doesn't get any more JDM than an R34.

GReddy Nissan Skyline R32 Sedan

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While everyone is out buying R32 coupes, GReddy brought out Ben Schwartz's uniquely wonderful R32 sedan. The RB26 under the hood has every GReddy part imaginable. Kenji of GReddy tells us that they will be bringing back more parts for the '90s Japanese sports car as they are becoming more popular. Don't tell us you wouldn't want to grab the keys and take a blast on the streets.

Jofel Tolosa
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