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> Questions and Answers, From trivial to complex questions
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  Posted: Mar 10 2007, 12:23 PM


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This thread is for trivial questions that don't warrant their own threads. If you have trivial questions regarding Initial D's plot, characters, settings .. etc., ask them here. (i.e. - Why does Takumi always blush around Ryousuke ?) Remember, this thread is only for legitimate questions. Asking joke question or trolling will result in an actual warning. Also remember, this thread is still under the section guidelines, so if you have a question about Initial D music, ask it in the music section; and the same goes for Arcade Stage questions.

With that getting out of the way, you may also ask complex questions if you believe it doesn't warrant its own thread. It is totally up to your discretion.


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In the event that this thread gets very long, and you believe the question had been asked before, by all means use the Search Thread function, it'll save you so much time.


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Posted: Mar 11 2007, 12:22 AM


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I don't know if this has already been asked before but does anyone know, or has there been any mention of, the name of Keisuke's mechaninc in Project D? I'm referring to the one wearing glasses, not Shuuichi Matsumoto, Takumi's mechanic. Thanks!
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QUOTE (iluvryosuke @ Yesterday at 12:22 AM)
I don't know if this has already been asked before but does anyone know, or has there been any mention of, the name of Keisuke's mechaninc in Project D? I'm referring to the one wearing glasses, not Shuuichi Matsumoto, Takumi's mechanic. Thanks!

i dont remember if he is mentioned anywhere . unsure.gif
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Posted: Apr 3 2007, 06:42 AM


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In the whole series was there an eclipse in the series or they only had the evo?
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Posted: Apr 3 2007, 06:43 AM


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Merging into "Questions and Answers" pinned thread.

Answer: No one races an Eclipse.
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Posted: Apr 3 2007, 10:39 AM


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Eclipse isn't really common in Japan for racing. But when you think about Mitsubishi, which AWD car would you rather have for a touge style racing, an Eclipse or an Evo. The answer to that is quite obvious since the Evo is already superior in every category for touge = no reason to put an Eclipse for touge.
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Wasn't the Eclipse made for the American market only? If so, why would it even be in Initial D if only for the fact it's Japanese?
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Posted: Apr 3 2007, 03:06 PM


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If i remember correctly, Ryosuke referred to someone as a minimalist or something along that line

Was it Sudoh or someone else ?, Godfoot ?, idk, all i know is this has been on my mind for a few days...
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QUOTE (BOZZ @ Today at 12:32 PM)
Wasn't the Eclipse made for the American market only? If so, why would it even be in Initial D if only for the fact it's Japanese?

Pretty much yes on that too.
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Posted: Apr 7 2007, 07:39 PM


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i just wanted to ask what is a misfiring system all i know is that sudo kyoichi's evo 3 has it
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Posted: Apr 7 2007, 09:03 PM


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It's just a system that prevents turbo lag.
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straight from wiki :
Anti-Lag System, ALS, and sometimes also called a Misfiring System or "Bang-Bang", is a system used on mainly turbocharged racing and rally engines to eliminate turbo lag. It was used in the early days of turbo charging in F1 until fuel restrictions made its use unsuitable. Later it became a common feature in rally cars due to the mandated restrictors on the turbocharger inlet. Because of the pressure drop across the restriction, the pressure ratio for a given boost level is much higher and the turbocharger must spin a lot faster to produce the same boost as before. This increases turbo lag significantly compared to unrestricted turbochargers.

An ALS system requires an air bypass, and generally this is done in one of two ways. The first method is to use a throttle air bypass; this may be an external bypass valve or a solenoid valve which open up the throttle 12-20 degrees. This allows air to bypass the closed throttle and to reach the engine. The second method is to use a bypass valve which feed charge air directly to the exhaust manifold.

The throttle bypass/throttle solenoid system is combined with ignition retardation and slight fuel enrichment (mainly to provide cooling), typically ignition occur at 35-45° ATDC. This late ignition causes very little expansion of the gas in the cylinder; hence the pressure and temperature will still be very high when the exhaust valve opens. At the same time, the amount of torque delivered to the crankshaft will be very small (just enough to keep the engine running). The higher exhaust pressure and temperature combined with the increased mass flow is enough to keep the turbocharger spinning at high speed thus reducing lag. When the throttle is opened up again the ignition and fuel injection goes back to normal operation. Since many engine components are exposed to very high temperatures during ALS operation and also high pressure pulses, this kind of system is very hard on the engine and turbocharger. For the latter not only the high temperatures are a problem but also the uncontrolled turbo speeds which fast can destroy a turbocharger. In most applications the ALS is automatically shut down when the coolant reaches a temperature of 110-115°C, this to prevent overheating the engine.

An ALS system working with a bypass valve which feeds air directly to the exhaust system can be made more refined than the system described above. Some early systems used by Ferrari in F1 followed this approach, so does the anti-lag systems used in WRC today, which are even more refined with advanced computer control. Today this kind of system has reached such a refinement that its even possible to use the system in a road car, which was tested by for example Prodrive with their P2 prototype. The system works by bypassing charge air directly to the exhaust manifold which will act as a combustor when fuel rich exhaust from the engine meets up with the fresh air from the bypass. This will provide a continuous combustion limited to the exhaust manifold which significantly reduces the heat and pressure loads on the engine and turbocharger. With the latest anti-lag systems the bypass valve can not only be opened or closed but it can actually control the flow of air to the exhaust manifold very accurately. The turbocharger is fitted with a turbo speed sensor and the engine management system has a map based on throttle position and car speed which is used to find a suitable turbocharger speed and boost pressure for every condition. When the engine alone cant provide enough exhaust energy to reach the turbo speed/boost demanded by the management system, the combustion in the exhaust manifold combustor kicks in. This does not only remove turbo lag, but it also allow boost to be produced at very low engine speed earlier limited by compressor surge or exhaust energy. With a high boost at low speeds, this makes the low end torque superior even to large naturally aspirated engines. The system also operates very quietly.
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QUOTE (haspieuw @ Mar 12 2007, 11:55 AM)
i dont remember if he is mentioned anywhere . unsure.gif

I told to my japanese friend maybe the name of the project D mechanic (keisuke personal mechanic) and the name of saitama evo guy is mentioned in artbook or in the latest book (all about battles).
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thx rookie_one for the info now i get what it means smile.gif
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QUOTE (iluvryosuke @ Mar 11 2007, 12:22 AM)
I don't know if this has already been asked before but does anyone know, or has there been any mention of, the name of Keisuke's mechaninc in Project D? I'm referring to the one wearing glasses, not Shuuichi Matsumoto, Takumi's mechanic. Thanks!

The name of each driver is as follows.
EVOⅥ : ICHIJO
EVOⅤ : AIKAWA
FD mechanic : MIYAGUCHI

(notes)
Their name has not come out in the original of INITIAL D.
However, when animation is created, the official title assigned to the voice actors are these names.

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sorry if this question has already been asked, but i was wondering if there is anywere i can get an english dubbed version of the 3rd, 4th and battle stage stages as i have the first and second and find it easier to concentrate on the race scenes if i dont have to read the subtitles .

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No, not yet at least. Tokyo Pop has yet to dub battle or fourth. Third was dub years ago but they have yet to release it.
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I swear this has been asked before. TokyoPop has only releases First, Second and Extra Stage. They have made no announcement as to the release of Third Stage (which they supposedly have the license to) and have not made any announcements regarding acquiring Battle or Fourth Stage.

(Merged with Q&A thread)

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So why does Takumi always blush around Ryousuke?
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He feels uncomfortable being in the presence of someone as amazing as Ryosuke. Kinda like how you might feel if you suddenly found yourself before Sean Connery or Robin Williams.
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What are the current horsepower figures of Keisuke's FD3S? Current, meaning after he gets all them aero parts and stuff.
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No one really knows, as it's not explicitly mentioned, however I believe prior to the upgrades it was in the 300 hp range, however it must have gone up since Keisuke mentions when he drives the upgraded one that it feels more powerful and faster than before.

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curious what I was wondering why isnt takumi's mother ever mentioned in the anime? does anyone know what happened?
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No, she is never mentioned. We can only speculate at what became of her.
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I just wanted to clear up something...

Where there any RX-8's in Initial D?

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