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Yukikaze: Hosen’s 86

August 6, 2016

Happy 86 day! The 86 holds a special place in the hearts of many enthusiasts representing the underdog of drifting. Despite its compact look and minimal power, the 86 is never to be underestimated around the corners. Hosen’s 86 is a prime example of a well kept and done up Trueno.


You know how it goes, we meet one car enthusiasts and eventually you’ll meet all of their car friends. The gravitation of automotive lovers within a community is undeniable. One night while hanging out with some friends at Astoria park, a good friend named Danny rolled through bringing his friend Hosen and his 86. Instantly, I was hooked on the 86. OEM body lines with a look that could have been found in the 90’s.



Although Hosen didn’t grow up in NYC, he embodies the lengths enthusiasts from NYC must go through to sustain their love of cars. He is studying at NYU while living in the city which makes it difficult to store and work on his car but yet he is willing to make sacrifices some of which includes driving miles north to wrench on his 86. *Yukikaze means “windblown snow”, a fitting name for his 86.



The story begins in 2014 where Hosen began his search for an 86 but because of the market in NYC, potential 86’s sold faster than he could have contacted sellers. Widening his search beyond NYC, he finally found his 86 in Miami and arranged a friend to check out the car. Within a week he was the proud owner of a Corolla. It was already in drift mode which meant that it had faded cheap paint, fiberglass kit, swapped 7rib 16v 4age along with a butchered harness but because it was from Miami, it was nearly rust-free.







While abroad, Hosen sent his 86 to be painted during the summer of 2014 and when he came back it was as clean as he could have imagined. During that Fall, he dailyed the 86 giving him a chance to sort through and undoing what the previous own did. After a few snapped axles, the 86 was in great shape but lacked power and aggression. With the help of  trusty fabricator and pro drifter Miro Ovcharik along with ae86 enthusiast Hector Correa, Hosen completed the 20v swap during the winter of 2015.



Once Spring 2015 came, the car began its footwork rounding corners at autocrosses and drift sessions. After a few rounds at the track, Hosen began upgrading the suspension with a manual rack which allowed a wider steering angle and a more responsive feedback. As with many older cars, the owners learn extensively about maintenance and overall automotive mechanics and this was the case with Hosen as he began to work on the car during his drift trials. Recalling a saying Tsuchiya said many years ago, Hosen reminds us that “the 86 trains the driver”.

“As drifting pushes the dynamics of a car to the limits, it important to understand how it all works and that grew my confidence to adjust and fiddle with the car.”

-Hosen Tandijono



Modification List:

4age 20v Blacktop
SQ Dizzy relocation kit
100mm T3 Velocity stacks
T3 Waterline kit
Mishimoto radiator
Mishimoto slim fan
OBX headers
HKS Sport catback
Cat delete
Exedy stage 1 clutch + light flywheel
Tomei 2way LSD

T3 coilovers 8kg front 6kg rear
Cusco sway bars front and back
Cusco tension rod bar
T3 adjustable tension rods
T3 outer tie rods
AW11 Manual rack
T3 intermediate shaft
Wilwood 4pot big brake kit
T3 slotted rear rotors
PMU D1 spec rear brake pads
T3 stainless braided lines
T3 adjustable panhard bar
T3 lowering panhard bar bracket

JDM kouki font bumper
JDM kouki rear bumper
JDM zenki lip
JDM redline taillights
JDM smoked eyelids and markers
Raybrigs H4 headlights
Seibon carbon hood
Seibon carbon hatch
TRD spoiler (molded to hatch)
SSR Dori Dori 15×8 -0
Trueno mudflaps
Sparco hoodpins

Nardi 150mm deep corn
NRG hub + quick release
T3 short shifter
Recaro SR3 confetti reclinable seats
Checker floormats
Upgarage tsurikawa
Red LED cluster replacements
Kenwood double din headunit

About Pravan
Prav comes from a background in academia and consistently pursues the development of a community both with his work in academia and his interest in all things motor. It is this community which he believes will help preserve automotive history and knowledge, priming a future generation of enthusiasts to expand and improvise on previous builds. Through his lens, he captures fleeting moments as car enthusiasts build, break and rebuild their creations as a means to preserve and express what the enthusiast originally intended. He finds his daily inspiration from the merging of cultures, mainly the transfer of street culture to the front stage of art, food and design. Consequently, nothing is more relevant to this merging than automotive builds meant for the street. You can find his daily life in images IG:@Pravzilla.