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JDM car culture picks up fans at East

JDM is growing in popularity -- also in cost.

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JDM is growing in popularity -- also in cost.

Juan Espinosa and Eric Alvarado

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Have you noticed an increase in the number of car racing bookbags at Morton East?  Does this mean JDM culture is on the rise in Cicero? 

You might see these cars around the school parking — a lot of students own one. You can tell them apart because they are lower to the ground than other cars, and by the wheels:  there is little to no space between the fender and the tire rims.  These cars have racing seats as well.   

“Japanese Domestic Market” refers to Japan’s home automotive market. Have you ever seen any of The Fast and The Furious movies? If so, think back to all the cars in the movies.  Also, think of the real world when have you seen a car with lower suspension with wheels, racing harness or racing seats, etc.  JDM Culture is a part of the automotive universe that is slowly taking over the world. These cars are different from the rest because the way they look – and the speed they could go is insane.  

Most of these cars (Honda, Acura, Evolution, Subaru, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda Etc..) are insanely powerful  — not even Lamborghini or Ferrari can catch up. JDM fans select their cars gingerly, or cautiously.  JDM fans all try to check that our cars are okay and that nothing happens to them when we leave them.  Fans also like to make sure that they are looking clean; it’s just how the JDM culture is. These cars can be expensive depending on what your plans are — you can go ‘all stance’ which means focus on the appearance of the car — or focus on the motor, adding turbos and blocks which may produce over 1,00o hp (horsepower).

“I think it’s pretty cool, but it’s not for me.  I like seeing it on the street.  (But for me, I’m more of a truck person,” Cicero Police Officer Ramon Perez said. 

 People like the JDM scene but probably they’re into some other type of vehicles but a lot of people of this generation think Jdm is the best.  

 “One of the best cultures you can be in,” senior Carlos Cardoso said. 

 Everyone has their own opinion about this culture — many love it, and many hate it, but we all respect what other people think because at the end of the day we all enjoy the culture 

 “We love to build our rides because it represent you and at the end of the day your  built that made you sweat and all the hard work payed off also does long night hours you stayed up to be a step forward of making your car look like you want it to look hearing from people say “nice ride” or “cool ride” means a lot to me,” senior Raul Alvarado said.    

 

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JDM car culture picks up fans at East