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Yamazaki
05-06-2011, 08:07 PM
So I didn't settle afterall. I had to shop outside of my area.... way outside. It'll be delivered at the end of next week. Some pics from the dealer:

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/05/rightcorner-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/05/front-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/05/side-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/05/rearcorner-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/05/back-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/05/seats-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/05/center-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/05/interior-1.jpg

02_Legacy
05-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Holy cow that thing is tiny, what does it have under the hood? I spy an 8.5K redline and with a 5 speed I'll bet that is fun to drive. Why don't we get cars like that here :smt013

Yamazaki
05-06-2011, 09:09 PM
Holy cow that thing is tiny, what does it have under the hood? I spy an 8.5K redline and with a 5 speed I'll bet that is fun to drive. Why don't we get cars like that here :smt013
660cc turbo engine.

Dude, we don't even get cars like this here anymore. They stopped making this about 15 years ago....

Chausx
05-06-2011, 09:23 PM
You are a lucky man to own a Cappuccino! I've wanted one for a long time(well since Initial D shows it off). What a great find!

02_Legacy
05-06-2011, 09:24 PM
660cc turbo engine.
Well not quite what I expected but at least it has a turbo, what kind of out put does it have.

geckoboy86
05-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Yay for an Initial D car...Someone, Get a Panda AE86 and do a photo shoot with him.

csweston
05-06-2011, 10:09 PM
Sweet ride.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEF329uKP8Q

MRLancaster
05-06-2011, 11:45 PM
I spot a BH! Anyways veeeery nice purchase!

hansvonaxion
05-07-2011, 01:14 AM
Damn, I've always wanted a Cappuccino. One of my future projects (in an alternate universe) is a Cappuccino Hayabusa swap, haven't seen one before. I'll call it Espresso.

Yamazaki
05-07-2011, 01:56 AM
Damn, I've always wanted a Cappuccino. One of my future projects (in an alternate universe) is a Cappuccino Hayabusa swap, haven't seen one before. I'll call it Espresso.
:lol:

Reason
05-07-2011, 02:22 AM
Damn, I've always wanted a Cappuccino. One of my future projects (in an alternate universe) is a Cappuccino Hayabusa swap, haven't seen one before. I'll call it Espresso.

Busa swap huh, I like how you funk friend :smt023

SOREN
05-07-2011, 02:25 PM
oh, snap! Nuts man, just nuts. There's a guy on VIP with one in Canada, a college professor. Anyways, these are so slick, and still nice and expensive for the age. I am very jealous, first because I'll never own one, and second because I'll never fit in one :( and therefore never get to even get a ride :(

Very, very nice Yamazaki. very well done.

Yamazaki
05-30-2011, 06:36 AM
The Cappuccino was delivered today. It needs a little love, but I absolutely adore it. I'll take pictures after the weather improves.

httrdd
05-30-2011, 08:42 AM
It looks like half of a half or a Miata and half of a half of a S2000. Lol.

Yamazaki
06-07-2011, 06:34 AM
Okay, I'm learning how difficult it is to come by parts for this thing. Even aftermarket part availability is pretty poor.
The wheels/tires are weird sizes too. 14x5 with 114.3 lug and 165/65/14 tires. I'm having a hell of a time finding anything less than 16" wheels with a 114.3 bolt pattern.
I also wanted to install a radio/headunit so I have something to listen to, but there are no harnesses for it that I can find. So I'm making my own...
I did a DIY grounding "kit" too. Here's what it looks like now:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/06/DSCF0790-1.jpg

hansvonaxion
06-08-2011, 07:30 AM
So how would you describe it?
Is it fast or... zippy?

They were pretty popular for tuning but I guess they're getting so old nothing's around anymore.

Not only have I found Hayabusa swapped Cappo's but there's one from near my hometown. Damn, I won't be the first. :smt009

Unrelated, but this is the site (http://www.sev.info/automobile/) for the company that sells magnets to put on your car for more power, engine balance etc. :smt021

Yamazaki
06-08-2011, 08:34 AM
It's definitely zippy. It has no top end, but it's acceleration and maneuverability are better than anything else I've experienced. Although admittedly, I still haven't kicked the habit of driving it like an S401. The S401 made me "gear selection lazy" because it didn't matter what gear I was, I always had power. I could even start off in 3rd or 4th gear. It's not like that with the Cappo. It's retraining me to be more selective with what gear I'm in. Also, no ABS and no power steering means it's you and the car - no aids....well you get a turbo. The power is very linear though, you don't feel the "kick-in-the-pants" that one would normally associate with turbo cars.

The crazy thing is, if you look at the picture of the engine bay you can see that they could've shortened the car even more by compressing it a little more. There's so much room to work in there, it's amazing.


As for SEV.... I sill feel like it's a scam.

hansvonaxion
06-08-2011, 08:55 AM
Also, no ABS and no power steering means it's you and the car - no aids....well you get a turbo. The power is very linear though...

Sounds good. :smt023

I thought the acceleration might be a little underwhelming judging by specs I think I remember, but I would guess it's nuts through the bends. And you sit almost over the rear axle, making things interesting.


The crazy thing is, if you look at the picture of the engine bay you can see that they could've shortened the car even more by compressing it a little more. There's so much room to work in there, it's amazing.

Perhaps it shares a platform/wheelbase? But then it is RWD. :smt017


As for SEV.... I sill feel like it's a scam.

Oh it's definitely a scam. Did you see the prices?

DarkPhoenix
06-16-2011, 11:08 AM
Okay, I'm learning how difficult it is to come by parts for this thing. Even aftermarket part availability is pretty poor.
The wheels/tires are weird sizes too. 14x5 with 114.3 lug and 165/65/14 tires. I'm having a hell of a time finding anything less than 16" wheels with a 114.3 bolt pattern.


What about S12/S13 Silvia wheels? They are 15s with a 4x114.3 pattern or even a set of wheels from a Primera. 4-lug Mitsus all have the same bolt pattern as well. There are tonnes of cars in Japan with that pattern, as you probably already know. :-)

Yamazaki
06-16-2011, 04:40 PM
I'm having a hell of a time finding anything less than 16" wheels with a 114.3 bolt pattern.

What about S12/S13 Silvia wheels? They are 15s with a 4x114.3 pattern or even a set of wheels from a Primera. 4-lug Mitsus all have the same bolt pattern as well. There are tonnes of cars in Japan with that pattern, as you probably already know. :-)
No, I didn't know. Thanks! Although, I still have to find them. Yellow Hat, and Super Autobacs didn't have any...

I hope the offset is correct though.

hansvonaxion
06-16-2011, 07:23 PM
Check Upgarage.

http://www.upgarage.com/upgarage/

Watanabe 15" 8 spokes for 16,000-30,000yen set of 4.

Or how about these?

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/06/1105162000949s0-1.jpg

Reason
06-16-2011, 09:07 PM
Those rims are hot!

Yamazaki
06-16-2011, 11:05 PM
Those rims are..... interesting. :-? I'll pass.
I already went to our local upgarage and they had nothing that fit. And upgarage charges stupid shipping prices (remember, I'm in northern Japan, so EVERYTHING is far away... :-(). Not to worry, I'll come up with something.

Wagaru
07-08-2011, 04:50 PM
holy crap that thing craves sportmax 002's. available in 15"!

Huffer
07-08-2011, 05:04 PM
This 'cino is hot!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4NZEzOAOD5I/T ... uccino.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4NZEzOAOD5I/TcRxeDDil5I/AAAAAAAAGnc/sF6OUk7T7pc/suzuki+cappuccino.jpg)

02_Legacy
07-09-2011, 12:30 AM
This 'cino is hot!
If that picture was bigger I would have a new desktop background. That is sweet.

Yamazaki
07-09-2011, 09:20 AM
I like the fender flares and wide tires...

Huffer
08-17-2011, 10:26 PM
BAM!
http://minds-farm.blogspot.com/2011/05/ ... -meet.html (http://minds-farm.blogspot.com/2011/05/cappuccino-meet.html)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bjKqdt9MURA/TcfRTTT8sgI/AAAAAAAAGn8/u5VoG89JIpY/suzuki+cappuccino.jpg

Yamazaki
08-18-2011, 02:30 AM
Wow, I like the third pic in that link. They're all cool though..

Now that I've learned much more about the Cappuccino, I've discovered that what I have isn't the one I want (not that what I have is bad, because it's still awesome). So I don't intend on taking it to the US with me.

I've added a strut tower bar and will take pics when it stops raining....

hansvonaxion
08-18-2011, 08:27 AM
Really? What's the one you want and the one you have?

Yamazaki
08-18-2011, 12:06 PM
I have the EA11R ('91~'94). I want the EA21R ('95~'97).

Dead91silvia
08-18-2011, 12:51 PM
That thing is cool!

Oh, AE86 and also most any 70's-mid 80's Toyota's are 4x114.3. I know all Celica's and Supra's are up to 85 in the US. Early Toyota vans are also. They are all a medium off set though, not sure if thats what you need...

Yamazaki
08-22-2011, 04:39 PM
That thing is cool!

Oh, AE86 and also most any 70's-mid 80's Toyota's are 4x114.3. I know all Celica's and Supra's are up to 85 in the US. Early Toyota vans are also. They are all a medium off set though, not sure if thats what you need...Yeah, I found out the AE86 has the same dimensions because some Cappuccino owners have Watanabe wheels on their cars.
But just like trying to find parts for the 1st Gen legacy is near impossible, so is trying to find stuff for any car that is that old (like my Cappuccino or those cars you mentioned...). The parts are out there, but they sure aren't cheap! :-(

hansvonaxion
08-23-2011, 12:13 AM
I have the EA11R ('91~'94). I want the EA21R ('95~'97).

I did a quick search and all I got was, "different engine, more torque". I guess I know which one to get when I start shopping for one ... ;)

Yamazaki
09-09-2011, 03:03 AM
Things I've done since last time...
(click on thumbnails)
Strut bar:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/09/th_DSCF0953-1.jpg (http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp350/yamazakisubaru/car%20parts%20accessories/Other%20projects/DSCF0953.jpg)

Crystal LED side blinkers:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/09/th_DSCF0949-1.jpg (http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp350/yamazakisubaru/car%20parts%20accessories/Other%20projects/DSCF0949.jpg)

Rear spoiler:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/09/th_DSCF0950-1.jpg (http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp350/yamazakisubaru/car%20parts%20accessories/Other%20projects/DSCF0950.jpg) https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/09/th_DSCF0954-1.jpg (http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp350/yamazakisubaru/car%20parts%20accessories/Other%20projects/DSCF0954.jpg)

Huffer
09-09-2011, 09:15 AM
I still love it.

Yamazaki
09-18-2011, 10:29 PM
New change:
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/09/DSCF0958-1.jpg

Huffer
09-19-2011, 10:02 AM
Smaller diameter or just upgraded leather for looks & grip? Looks nice, not sure about the bare alloy though.

Dead91silvia
09-19-2011, 11:54 AM
That thing is cool!

Oh, AE86 and also most any 70's-mid 80's Toyota's are 4x114.3. I know all Celica's and Supra's are up to 85 in the US. Early Toyota vans are also. They are all a medium off set though, not sure if thats what you need...Yeah, I found out the AE86 has the same dimensions because some Cappuccino owners have Watanabe wheels on their cars.
But just like trying to find parts for the 1st Gen legacy is near impossible, so is trying to find stuff for any car that is that old (like my Cappuccino or those cars you mentioned...). The parts are out there, but they sure aren't cheap! :-(

Yeah, I figured as much. I was kinda looking to import a 84-86 Toyota Hilux Double Cab but they are spendy! A BG5 is cheaper!

I still cant get over how cool this little car is! This rocks! I know you said you were going to be moving, are you gonna try and import it? You could get it into Canada and tag it as something else here. I did that with my Pulsar... I'm sure you could tag it as a x90 and no one would figure it out! :grin:

Huffer
09-19-2011, 12:32 PM
Tag it as a micromachine...

Yamazaki
09-19-2011, 03:41 PM
Smaller diameter or just upgraded leather for looks & grip?
Yes to both. It went from 35cm diameter to 33cm. And I am going to match the shift boot and brake boot with black leather and red piping.
I know you said you were going to be moving, are you gonna try and import it? You could get it into Canada and tag it as something else here. I did that with my Pulsar... I'm sure you could tag it as a x90 and no one would figure it out! :grin:This isn't the one I want (it's an EA11R) so I won't try to bring it with me. I'll get an EA21R eventually after I move.

Dead91silvia
09-21-2011, 11:16 AM
Well, wrong year or not, still a cool car!

MRLancaster
09-21-2011, 12:51 PM
Where are you moving to?

chuckthefuk
09-21-2011, 07:35 PM
giggles... so small...

Yamazaki
09-22-2011, 03:50 AM
Where are you moving to?
The US. On the eastcoast.

ElbryanWolf
09-22-2011, 06:06 AM
Besides the Capuccino not coming over, are you bringing the rest of your nice cars? :)

csweston
09-22-2011, 12:45 PM
How are you getting any of the cars here.... legally? Unless the car was 1986 or before...

chuckthefuk
09-22-2011, 01:17 PM
Yamazaki has his ways :-D He's super resourceful although things never go according to plan.

-Chuck

Yamazaki
09-22-2011, 04:46 PM
Yamazaki has his ways :-D He's super resourceful although things never go according to plan.

-Chuck
Truer words couldn't have been said. Things'll turn out well in the end though. And yes, everything's being done legally. Keep in mind that only 286 S401s were ever made.... That gives it an advantage that most other cars don't have.
The rest of the cars in the sig line (with exception of the GT-B) are already in the US.

Yamazaki
09-25-2011, 08:03 AM
Seafoamed it today. I have no idea why I didn't do this a long time ago....
The rear tires are already starting to wear down (I've had too much fun with it), so I'm sliding a lot more. Winter is coming up and I'm still a little apprehensive about driving in the snow.

Yamazaki
11-11-2011, 11:54 PM
Took comparison pictures next to a Mazda Roadster (Miata). Man, those things are big!

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/11/DSCF1303-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/11/DSCF1304-1.jpg

Dead91silvia
11-12-2011, 12:49 AM
HAHA! That think is flipping tiny! I have a friend with a couple Miata's. I knew your car was small but thats just awesome!!

Yamazaki
11-15-2011, 02:24 AM
I put on winter tires and decided to go wider with my tires and wheels. They line right up at the edge of the body now. I didn't plan it that way, but it's kind of cool.
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/11/DSCF1450-1.jpg https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/11/DSCF1451-1.jpg

02_Legacy
11-15-2011, 01:02 PM
Winter tires?? You are using that thing in the winter :shock:

Dead91silvia
11-15-2011, 01:43 PM
Ha! I have one of those tires on my Pulsar! It's like bran new, too bad it's only one...

that does look pretty cool for being in winter mode!

Yamazaki
11-15-2011, 03:52 PM
Winter tires?? You are using that thing in the winter :shock:
Yup, and we get an AVERAGE of 125in. of snow here yearly. Driving will be interesting.

Nate_B4_Blitzen
01-23-2012, 07:44 AM
The car looks great!!!

Huffer
01-23-2012, 09:46 AM
The nice thing about that car, is if you get stuck, you can just get out and push it yourself. Or maybe even lift it with another person. LOL.

Although, if you get a huge dump of snow, you might lose it.

Dead91silvia
01-23-2012, 11:58 AM
Although, if you get a huge dump of snow, you might lose it.

^ HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! I could see it now, you come out in the morning to go to work, "What the hell, wheres my car?!" Digs in snow drift... "Thats not it"... digs in another snow drift, "Thats not it".... Digs in another... "Found it!"

Yamazaki
01-23-2012, 03:24 PM
Well, they don't clear the roads here so the snow melts partially and refreezes to ice. Unfortunately, the Cappuccino doesn't have enough clearance to make it over some of the ice that remains and doesn't fit into the grooves that are made by other cars. This is definitely NOT a car for winter areas.

Oh, and I can't go more than 40km/h without going sideways. I just try to take the wife's GT-B whenever I can get away with it....

Dead91silvia
08-01-2012, 11:10 AM
You got me hooked on getting one of these now! :smt021

haha

Yamazaki
08-01-2012, 03:20 PM
You got me hooked on getting one of these now! :smt021

haha
Wait a few years and you can bring it in legally no problems.

Dead91silvia
08-01-2012, 11:06 PM
You know me though... can you see me waiting? :grin:

nikolaus.conrad
08-04-2012, 03:59 AM
Dude, Get a Spitfire! It's like the same thing except older and British! Haha

Dead91silvia
08-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Dude, Get a Spitfire! It's like the same thing except older and British! Haha

"British".... Thats why! LOL.... You are a brave soul my friend! :smt005

nikolaus.conrad
08-04-2012, 11:49 AM
Dude, Get a Spitfire! It's like the same thing except older and British! Haha

"British".... Thats why! LOL.... You are a brave soul my friend! :smt005
Ssh!! If he ever figures out what exactly it means he'll never buy one! :lol:

Yamazaki
08-04-2012, 11:52 AM
I know it means shoddy wiring. But I was looking at the pictures of the Spitfires you sent me and comparing it to the Cappuccino and it's the looks that put the Cappuccino over the top for me. The Spitfire is just too boxy...

nikolaus.conrad
08-04-2012, 12:04 PM
I sent you 1500s which are boxy, if I can find early model ones I'll send them your way :smt023