Bosozoku: Japan’s Car-Tuning Subculture

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Exposed Oil Coolers
Another identifying trait commonly seen on Bosozoku cars is an oil cooler placed outside the grille and/or front bumper, with its hoses exposed and on display. At first glance one would think it’s a race-inspired feature, but all the engine gear in the Super Silhouette racers were self-contained. This is another chopper-inspired modification that made its way to four wheels. It has also made the jump to America, where it’s been used for years in old-school classic import builds.

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