JDM Itasha Cars Will Turn You Into an Anime Fan (if you aren’t already)

Coming into my third year volunteering for Anime Expo, I had just recently discovered the world of itasha, anime-wrapped JDM cars (with few exceptions) featuring the driver’s favorite character, waifu, or anime series. As a paid employee of iJDMTOY, I had to make at least one visit of the car section in the entertainment hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. So equipped with a more adequate camera, I started snapping away with the office DSLR.

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Otaku Thursday is an Anime Treasure Trove for Gearheads

A few weeks ago I posted some JDM cars on social media featuring anime stickers and full body wraps from my second ever carmeet experience. Coming in not knowing what to expect, I arrived with a friend and armed with a piss-poor Oneplus One camera phone, I began taking pictures of almost all the cars that I could.


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COB LED Headlight Conversion

Car lighting technology has come a long way ever since the first automobiles started roaming the streets. Now we have so many lighting options for cars that it can get
quite intimidating when you’re trying to choose which lighting source is best for your car. The latest and greatest in car lighting technology is LED, so it’s no surprise that people are upgrading their stock incandescent headlights to LED headlight conversion. Converting your headlights to LED is a great way to get the latest LED headlamp technology without having to spend big bucks buying a new luxury car. These LED headlight bulbs are G1 high powered, with COB LED in a variety of sizes, like H11 H8 9005 9006 H10. The specially designed shape allows the LED headlight bulb to have a perfect optimal beam pattern and the special fan heatsink dissipates the heat coming from the LED bulb to prolong its lifespan.

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2016 LA Autoshow Coverage

The LA Auto Show is here again, and it’s one of our favorite car shows to attend since it showcases concept future cars with cars of the present. Here are a couple
interesting tidbits we noticed this year:

As most of us are well aware, the Scion brand is no more and has been dismantled after 13 years of giving us some of the coolest, most affordably hip cars on the roads.
While majority of Scion models have been completely discontinued like the the Scion tC, iQ, xB, and xD. We can still see remnant of the Scion brand that’s been absorbed
into the Toyota lineup. These former Scion models are now branded as Toyota, with the extremely Scion FR-S rebadged as the Toyota 86, the Scion iA as the Yaris iA, and
the Scion iM as the Corolla iM. Plus, we also see the Toyota line expanding, with the newly unveiled Toyota C-HR.

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iJDMTOY SEMA Coverage – LED Halo Rings and More

Continuing our SEMA 2016 coverage, today we are going to focus on some of the most iconic car lights in the auto industry. Over the course of the automotive industry, some designs have stood out more than others, including the well recognized halo rings, Mustang triple-stripe, round Jeep headlights, and much more. The cars at SEMA look pretty unreal because of all the special upgrades that are carefully picked out, but you can also install some retrofit LED lights onto your car in a burst of SEMA inspiration.

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