Darian’s 1997 Toyota Chaser (Video Inside)



There are only a few Toyota Chasers in the country and none of them are like this! Darian Hosseini, who is originally from Brazil, grew up in Oakland California and now calls Las Vegas his home. At the age of 23, he is currently training to be a commercial pilot. Add that to the fact he imported this car at such a young age, shows he is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve his sky high dreams.

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His father used to restore classic Mercedes, and his uncle runs a dealership here in town called Dana Motors. So, I guess you could say he inherited the taste for gasoline from his family. He says that he has always been into JDM. Darian’s first car was an’ 84 Toyota AE86. We all know the AE86 is on almost every drift kids’ most wanted list of cars. Darian says he can remember watching old drift videos and how much it made him want to get into drifting. His mother also owned a 1996 Toyota MarkII gx90 and that is the car that really got him into the X chassis. Working for his family’s dealership, Darian slowly saved up enough money to buy and import his jzx100 in 2016. He says he loves to take his jzx100 Toyota Chaser out on long drives to nowhere. With the views we have in town, who could blame him! Darian is currently working on his college degree and will soon have the credentials to start flying. In his spare time, however, it’s all about putting his car sideways and smoking tires on the track 


1997 Toyota Chaser
Driver Specs:
Darian Hosseini
Vehicle Specs:
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Garret GT3071r twin scroll turbo, Tial 44mm wastegate, HPI exhaust manifold, 3.5” exhaust, GREDDY intercooler, SARD fuel rail, Bosch 850cc injectors, Aeromotive FPR, Power FC L Jetro, HKS oil cooler, Filter relocation, KoyoRad aluminum radiator, KTS aluminum radiator pipe kit
Suspension: Fortune Auto 510 series coilovers, KTS tension rods, KTS rear sub frame braces, Cusco front under brace, Cusco strut tower brace, Jzx1 10 tie rods, Ae111 outer tie rods, SerianNINE sub frame & diff bushings, SerialNINE front UCA, SerianNINE rear toe rod, SerialNINE rear LCA, SerialNINE rear traction rod, LCA extended +15mm, Moose knuckles, Super pro poly rack bushings, LS400 bbk, Stop tech rotors, Project Mu pads, SS brake lines
Wheels/Tire: SSR Agle Minerva, 18×9.5 +30 with 215/35/18, Toyo Proxes T1 sport, 18×11 +12 with 255/35/18 Toyo Proxes T1 sport, Work XT7 18×9.5 +20
Body: Origin carbon fiber roof wing, Origin carbon fiber trunk lip, Carbon fiber grill insert, Carbon fiber eye lids, Ganador mirrors, URAS smoked corner lights, Chasing tails (coming from Japan), CMW shadow kit (coming from Japan), Dmax front fenders +15mm
Interior: Nardi 350mm steering wheel, NRG hub and quick release, Bride ZETA III (Carbon Kevlar), Bride seat rail, Defi gauges boost, oil pressure, oil temp, and water temp, LD performance AFR gauge, Dmax floor mats, SerialNine shift knob
Thanks: TF works in Chicago (Nick), Fortune Auto for the suspension, Alex at Samurai Alignment


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Images: Ricardo Aguilar
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