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Well the final one is here Amuse was my final pick for the top six (according to me). Everything that this company represents, I find that it follows what needs to be molded into a car or the mechanics behind it. The styling, quality, and passion that is concentrated put in their work exceeds my expectations. This legendary tuning company of Japan started around the 1990’s with the brains of the late Hideki Tanabe behind it. Tanabe-sama brought a revolution in Japan on how cars should be tuned and the quality needed to obtain this vision. Its very tragic that he had to leave us at such a early age.
They have a wide variety of ECU products and high quality Titanium exhausts that look superb as well as Dry carbon hoods and body kits. I was very surprised that U.S. based company’s still don’t have much knowledge on Amuse besides the infamous Carbon R GTR. Tanabe-sama was only mentioned higher trafficed websites such as theREALJDM, GarageMeister and Farm of Minds. Surprisingly no one else has written an article about them that has surfaced like tuners such as HKS or RE-Amemiya. I’m not quite sure why, because I have heard nothing but good stories about this company yet nothing really stands out here in the states. As far as I know, their U.S. tuning company shut down a while back about the same time Best Motoring decided to fall out. Its seems that sponsorship and popularity just haven’t hit U.S. tuner interests that much to sustain these companies or maybe too many replicas out there. Whatever the case tuners such as Amuse and HKS have closed branches in the U.S. based on financial and interest on product orders.
Whatever the case the company is still breathing in Japan with Tanabe-sama’s wife giving it all she can. They also have a sub group called Ericsson that tunes Euro sports cars, just like Tommy Kaira does. I can’t get enough of their cars, they are amazing. So Thank You, Tanabe-sama and I hope your wife keeps doing her best to keep this company in the headlines.