THE JUN WRX – Jun Auto Mechanic’s “Super Lemon GDB” Bugeye
This is the JUN Super Lemon GDB.
For a time this car broke and held the lap record at Tsukuba circuit in Japan –– right when the track was making a name for itself as the proving grounds for high-horsepower creations from Japan’s top tuners. The retina scorching signature “JUN lemon yellow” paint and GTR-faced original ADVAN RG’s belie the true legacy of this car.
It wasn’t so much that it broke the record at Tsukuba – it was the way that it did it, and the Subaru vs. Mitsubishi rivalry for Tsukuba supremacy that was going on at the time. With *only* 582 horsepower and all OEM metal paneled body, the JUN WRX posted a lap time of 55.9 seconds and snatched up the title from HKS’s Mitsubishi Evo VII (56.814 second lap on Dec. 26, 2001). JUN’s record was only taken away by the Sun Auto’s Cyber Evo (55.801 seconds on Dec. 9, 2003 via Eiiji “Tarzan” Yamada) — but it took an additional 200hp over the JUN car to do so. Ten days after Sun Auto took the record, the record was broken again by the HKS Evo TRB-02 (54.739 second lap – Dec 19, 2003 via Nob Taniguchi) — a car which essentially was HKS’s old Evo VII but entirely rebodied in super lightweight carbon fiber widebody that you’d be hard pressed to find on a street car.
A similar comparison can be made to the McLaren F1’s world’s fastest production street car title only being taken away by a certain car only with an additional 400bhp (not to mention four extra cylinders, and four more turbo’s than the McLaren’s zero). OK maybe I’m exaggerating ; ) But the JUN WRX is loved among bugeye enthusiasts.
Older pics from the now-defunct Exvitermini blog (the Aussies behind the 1400-hp drag Skyline GTR-700). Don’t mind the 2003 digicam technology : P
JUN’s original-design front bumper (modified for this car with narrower center air dam to feed the v-mount intercooler/radiator and nothing else), one-off custom CF splitter purpose-built only for the JUN GDB… known to scrape perfectly level pavement in hard turns : P
WRC-style sport mirrors likely made by STI for the GC8-chassis Impreza and adapted to the JUN GDB.
Stock WRX reflector headlights (lighter weight than the JDM projectors and stock on the STI Spec C) with JUN original-design eyelids. GTR-faced Advan RG’s housing giant Endless big brakes and Zeal Function-SPL coilovers.
Hood with custom-cut vents for the V-mount intercooler (not a WRC drop-in hood vent despite similar look)… and cowl by the windshield likely to vent heat from the massive turbo setup. The hood eventually received NACA vents (see last pic).
Custom turbo location against the firewall with meticulously welded titanium turbo inlet piping. Split intake manifold with two gigantic surgetanks atop a 2.5L JUN stroker kit on a 2.0L EJ207 (this was before the EJ257 existed). Dual-core V-mount intercooler setup. JUN’s trademark green-to-yellow fade painted timing belt cover.
You may have seen the video of the white JUN GC8 setting a top speed run. That car was owned by a customer, this car was owned by JUN itself and allowed the company to flex its engineering might and be even more creative.
SARD GT wing with custom covered mounts (not unlike the Mugen wing for RSX’s) mounted on the chassis itself as opposed to the trunk… and JDM STI rain visors. A nice “street car” touch on this track beast.
…and an enormous one-off rear diffuser purpose built for the JUN Car with integrated rear bumper vents. Closest thing you can buy for a bugeye outright is the Mature diffuser but even that is dwarfed by the JUN race piece.
Dr. Susumu Koyama – V.P. of Jun Auto, tuner and brains behind the JUN WRX. photocreds to super street mag
VEHICLE SUBARU IMPREZA GDB
ENGINE TYPE EJ25
BORE / STROKE 100mm / 79mm
TOTAL ENGINE DISP. 2482cc
COMPRESSION RATIO 8.1 : 1
MAX BOOST 1.6kg/cm2
MAX POWER 600ps / 7600rpm
MAX TORQUE 68.4kgm / 5400rpm
CAMSHAFT JUN High Lift Camshaft INT 272-10.3/ EXH 272-10.3mm
CAM SPROCKET JUN Slide camsprocket
VALVE SPRING JUN Racing valve spring
VALVE RETAINER JUN Titanium valve retainer
PISTON JUN Stroker kit 2.5L piston 100mm
CONNECTING ROD JUN Stroker kit 2.5L connecting rod
CRANKSHAFT JUN Stroker kit 2.5L crankshaft
TURBINE TRUST TD06 25G
BOOST CONTROLLER TRUST e-01
INTERCOOLER TRUST Twin core
OIL COOLER TRUST #16
INT MANIFOLD JUN Prototype 4 throttle surge tank
EXH MANIFOLD JUN Prototype
MUFFLER JUN Original titanium muffler
AIR CLEARNER K&N
RADIATOR JUN Aluminum V mount type
FUEL CONTROLLER F-CON V PRO
FUEL INJECTOR 1000cc
FUEL PUMP BOSCH
CLUTCH CUSCO Prototype twin
TRANSMISSION Stock 6speed
LSD F : CUSCO R : CUSCO RS 1WAY
BRAKE (F) ENDLESS 6POT 345mm Pad F&R MA11
TIRE ADVAN A-048 255/40-17
WHEEL ADVAN RG 9.5J-17(PCD 114.3 HUB) note: this car has multiple sets of Advan RG in different sizes… wheels shown looks more like an 18″
SUSPENSION ZEAL SUPER FUNCTION SPL F : 13k R : 16K
EYE LINE JUN eye line
FRONT BUMPER SPOILER JUN front bumper spoiler
REAR SPOILER SARD GT-WING
Keiichi Tsuchiya putting the JUN Car through the ringer and throwing it around the track for the Hot Version vol. 64 DVD
Practicality of swords made of gems/crystals (like diamond and others etc etc)
Not particularly. The first issue would be getting an appropriate weapon sized chunk of the mineral. The second issue is that it’s basically impossible to repair them, once damaged, and they would deteriorate faster than conventional weapons.
Getting enough of the material is a non-trivial problem. I don’t know when the last time you saw a 36 inch long diamond billet was, but, I’ve never seen one. Making a sword out of diamond probably isn’t a theoretical impossibility (so far as I know), but it would require an enormous chunk of the stuff. I have absolutely no idea how a gem cutter would go about making a sword from it, or if that kind of a cut would even be possible.
In theory, you could probably produce a large enough synthetic diamond now, but there wouldn’t be much point.
It is probably worth pointing out that obsidian (which is technically a glass) was used in many American civilizations, both as a tool and weapon. This stuff makes for implausibly sharp (but very brittle) blades. I’ve been told there are modern surgical applications for obsidian, but, it’s not a material you really want to take into combat, if you have access to high quality metals.
It’s also probably worth mentioning that diamond is used in a variety of tools. I think this is technically dust in a carbide cement structure, but I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not an expert on power tools.
The second problem is an inevitability of combat. Your weapons will get dinged up, no matter how careful you are. With metal swords, this isn’t much of a problem, because you can simply pound them back into shape. It won’t be quite as good as new, but the weapon will stay functional.
Gems don’t work that way. If you chip a piece off, you can’t simply pound it back into line. This is a bigger problem, when you remember that a sword is an iffy structure for a gemstone to begin with. The entire blade is used as a potential point of contact. I’m not an expert on cutting gems, but, that sounds like a recipe for disaster to me, even if they’re facing enemies with conventional weapons. Without digging into this too deeply, my suspicion is that the blade would quickly chip, and then the entire structure would start to break apart.
Again, obsidian was used for sword blades, but it looked distinctly different from European swords. Called a machuahuitl, these were more like a bladed board than what we’d usually think of. Obsidian blades were mounted along the edge of the wooden core, and (I assume) would be removed and replaced when damaged. From what I know of obsidian, these are hilariously sharp, to the point that the fragility is far less of a concern than you might think, when you’re told someone’s swinging around a glass sword.
If you were using a design like this, for example a steel core, with sectional gem pieces designed to be easily replaced if damaged, then repair becomes a legitimate option, and the entire concept becomes a lot more plausible. Still not particularly practical, but much more plausible.
It’s also possible someone might use a design like this to create a showpiece weapon. A gold core with mounted amethyst “blade” inserts wouldn’t be a practical, but it would be quite striking. A lot of non-usable display weapons do exist. It’s also possible if you could actually cut a solid blade out of the material, this is what you’d end up with; an amazing looking wall ornament, never intended for combat.
Rivamika prompt, they are at a meeting with everyone else and their relationship is still a secret and Mikasa keeps distracting Levi by putting her hand or foot somewhere she shouldn't *winks suggestively*
Strategy meetings are always a pain in the ass. People ask too many questions (most of which are completely irrelevant), the cadets always doze off, someone usually ends up going off on a tangent that prolongs the meeting for thirty minutes (at least), and by the end no one actually knows what’s going on. This time is no different, with Jean Kirschstein going on about some brilliant new plan, and Levi swears he’s going to die of boredom.
So far we’ve discussed two gems that favor head over heart (Jasper, Peridot) so it makes sense that we would eventually come to the Gem that’s all heart!
Amethyst’s gem placement, like Rose/Steven’s, is front-oriented and located in the trunk of her body. This actually makes her and Steven the only current Crystal Gems that have a core-mounted gem. While her younger self bared her gem in its entirety, both of the designs we’ve seen within the timeline of the show cover about two-thirds of her gem (the neckline of her top lines up roughly with the top of her front facet)
I was going to make the entire sprite but when I got this top half done I was like “I love how this looks by itself.” So I fused it as is. I’ll be mounting this on foam core along with some more SnK ship creations. I think I’ll be doing Yumikuri next but I need to get some more pastel yellow for the blonde hair.
Outlast: Whistleblower Coming to Terrify You Again on May 6
Independent game development studio Red Barrels today revealed that Outlast: Whistleblower, the first DLC for the critically-acclaimed, widely-feared survival horror title Outlast, will be available to download on PC and PlayStation 4 for $8.99 on May 6, 2014. Taking gamers back to Mount Massive Asylum, the hell on earth that over 2 million players explored in the first game, Outlast: Whistleblower will again challenge their sense of safety and comfort as they encounter firsthand the corporate conspiracies and deranged experiments that led to the blood-soaked halls original protagonist Miles Upshur faced.
About Outlast: Whistleblower
Outlast: Whistleblower follows the story of Waylon Park, the software engineer under contract with the Murkoff Corporation who emails journalists around the world - including Miles Upshur - at the beginning of Outlast.
Players meet Waylon a few weeks into his time at Mount Massive, during which he has been unable to even contact his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols. Having developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients, Waylon ends up setting events in motion that lead to the unmasking of Mount Massive’s rotten core.
Whistleblower starts the story that led to Outlast, and stretches past the events of the first game to show the true final chapter in the story of Mount Massive Asylum.
I’m selling prints to raise money for thesis show materials!
These are archival inkjet prints of original photographs by myself.
Here’s a run-through of size and price, if you’re interested:
Name Unknown 30″ x 22.5″ | $75
Latrice (diptych) 20″ x 20″ each | $50 for both
Rosalind 30″ x 22.5″ | $75
China Doll 30″ x 30″ | $75
All are mounted on foam core for ease of display. (They were recently in a show and I used the 3M Velcro Picture Hanging Strips to mount them on the wall, if you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to hang ‘em.)
You know… I’m a pretty patient person. Like… to a fault. I can deal with wipes, I can deal with relatively lengthy raids. I finished early LFR Dark Shaman with 14 stacks of determination. Hell, I once sat in a waiting room for hours because they forgot I was there and I was too polite/patient/timid to say anything. I’ll put up with a lot, I really will.
But do you have ANY idea how many slurs I had to sit through to get this damn mount? Slurs and hate and references to sexual violence galore. I fucking earned this mount. I earned it with pieces of my soul. At this moment in time, 2:20 am mountain time on the 13th of December…I hate everything.