Working on Stance: 88 Jetta

August 31, 2010

First time ever, I want to do a progressive coverage on a used car. Not the original owner, but the second or third or whatever.

I was browsing through the WFC forums like usual and came acros this thread by Sean Curry, aka The Skipper.
He bought a used 88 jetta. 18. 8v engine, 5 speed manual for... guess how much... $700. Yes, you read it right, $700. If I was looking for a car, I would definitely buy it as long as it works.
Sean thought of it as the same way as I did. The cosmetic condition really didn't matter. As long as it runs, you can't complain for $700.

Here's a pic when Sean bought the car,


Pretty darn good for the price eh?

Here's what the car came with and some modifications done by Sean:
it came with a 276 cam, ported and polished head using sbc chevy valves(thats how much its ported) portmatched intake and exhaust, bosal header, super rare polished tt adj cam gear, a 7lb flywheel and some uprated clutch, and a k&n drop in filter with a drilled out airbox. it came with no cat, and no bung for the o2 sensor, which was disconnected and the wires hanging. after replacing alot of little things, having a exhaust made up from the newly installed Bosal hi flow cat back, to a bosal muffler with twin dtm style tips, we hooked up the o2 sensor and got the idle to drop from 1500, down to about 900, nice and lumpy styles thanks to that cam.

This is after a 16v lip and smoked ecode headlights was added. Also, a H&R cup kit which gave a 2 1/2" drop total.

The next story, which happend during Feburary:
so in february, i found the wheels i really wanted, they were borbet type a reps in a 16x9 et 20 rear and 16x7.5 et 15 front, the reason i wanted the reps is beacause they came with the centers pc'd black instead of the very bland looking silver from borbet, which also really makes the machined lip pop. so i found a kid whos dad bougth him the staggered set for his mkI, but the rears wouldnt fit, so i soon had rears, and was in search of the fronts. thats when they stopped making them in that color scheme, so i resigned my self to finding another used set, after about 2 weeks of no luck. i was just gonna buy the silver ones and have all 4 pc'd bronze with a polished lip, but then they shut down shipping, and no one had any in stock


You could see the stance is happening :)


Some huge a$$ lip going on in the back.

so i finally got the fronts from the same kid i got the rears from cause he couldnt find any either. none of them had been mounted before, so i had a new set of wheels for 100 less than form the factory. no pics of that, but then came coil time!!! i ordered a set of fk streetlines, and when we went to put them on, we found that the rear pass strut from the cup kit had been put in with the bushing upside down (i used to work at les schwab so they hooked it up for cheap, fuck hookups..). so after about 3 hours, we got em out and the coils in. so i rode em like this while they settled. runnin 1.7 deg of neg camber in the front, rear isnt adjustable without shims, so thats about .5 deg neg of natural camber.



I'm starting to like this even more!!!

Finally, here is how Sean's car sits today. The final update by Sean:

and heres how it sits now, over 5 inches lower that when i got it, about 1.25" of the ground in the front, i wanna bring it down.25" in the front and .25 in the back to really give it perfect fitment, and maybe som camber bolts for the front and plates for the rear. the sub frame is about 1.5 off the ground, the tie rods are hitting the frame, and my cv is trying to notch the frame for me(a notch is next on the list).


Amazing fitment and progress. This is how it's suppose to come out when someone works on being stanced. Gotta give massive props to Sean to start out with a used classic car and making it totally sexy.
Ported and polished head
SBC chevy valves
Port matched intake manifold and header
276 webb cam
Rare polished TT(techtonics tuning) adjustable cam gear
7lb flywheel
Drilled out air box with k&n filter
Bosal header, Highflow Cat and DTM style muffler

16x7.5 et 15 front and 16x9 et 20 rear borbet type a reps, black center/machined lip
Falkin 512's 205/40/16 all around
Fenders rolled
24mm front sway bar by suspenison technique
Partial wire tuck(full to come)
Washer bottle delete

Full OEM recaro interior swap
Rare hella smoked dome light
Black/White plaid wrapped package tray and shift boot
Rare original Hella Heckeblende
custom stickers designed and cut by david at

What's next? New paint, new wheels, and my favorite, a lower drop :)

350Z on DPE's

August 30, 2010

I loved 350Z's before I was into the hellaflush scene.
Overall style, performance...daym!

Now after checking out Milt's ride, I really fell in love with Z's even more.
Today's featured Z is one of those cars that I gaurantee you guys will fall in love with within seconds.

From Texas, here is Mando's blue 350Z on DPE's

Mando's Shoot

It's pretty darn hard to color match wheels for a blue car. Even when expensive wheels are slapped on and the colors don't match, the look of the car dies out. Mando chose the perfect color and wheels to match the sexiness of his blue Z.

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Can he go lower? I think he can :D

Mando's Shoot

DPE st-10 19x10 +0 225/35 19x11 245/35 wrapped on General exclaim uhp tires
K-sport version RR coilovers
SPC rear camber kit

JWT popcharger
Skunk2 plenum spacer
Agency power exhaust
Uprev tuned

Nismo style front lip
Bumper tuck
Black emblems, door handles, and antenna
JVC 7" double din
Farenheit 7" secondary monitor for dual screen setup
Jl audio 10" w6 paired with Jl audio 500/1 v2 amp
Mando's Shoot

That is one of the hottest, sexiest looking rear ever.

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I'm loving this car more and more. Stance is right, has quality....ffff

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One heck of a mean looking car. Stock Z's are still good looking cars. Don't get me wrong, they do come in stock height and might look weird, but the overall look of the car is slick. But once it's on coilovers and slammed to the ground.....
I'll let you guys come up with the rest :)

Mando's Shoot

Combo of Enkei and S2K

I really like simple cars.
Coilovers, aftermarket wheels, and stance is enough.

This s2k belongs to Brandon and he kept it very simple and clean.

Don't be thinking simple as cheap because those words have different meanings.


17x9.5 +38 x4 powercoated white Enkei Rpf1's
Dunlop 245/40/17 tires
J's racing rear driveshaft spacers
Polished tips
Buddy club n+ coilovers
T1R test pipe

S2K's are sexy to the max. I would love to see better pics of Brandon's ride, but this is what he can provide at the moment.


From what I see in the pics, he's reppin The Chronicles, WFC, and Canibeat, which he definitely should do. I see so much potential in this car. Looking forward to see more done to it!

Spotlight: Stance Status

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I love stanced BMW's.
Who doesn't?
What makes it better are classic ones that are stanced.

BMW e36 328i, owned by Marc Marquez, can't look any better than this.
A friend of Bryan Munoz, Marc worked on this car for about 5 months
and completed the project of being stanced.

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I'm pretty sure you guys haven't seen an E36 rolling on AC Schnitzer Type 1.
He bought these wheels from a guy in UK and took weeks until he got them in his hands.
You are looking at a very low but perfectly stanced car.

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AC Schnitzer Type 1 Racing Wheels 17x8.5 ET13, 17x9.5 ET21
Nexen N3000 205/40/17, 215/40/17
BC Racing BR-Type Coilovers with camber mounts
3.23 LSD
Dinan Front Strut Brace
M3 X-Brace
UUC Stainless Steel Brake Lines

DDM M3 Front Bumper
M3 Mirrors
E39 M5 Lip Spoiler
M3 Style Diffuser
DDM BMW Motorsport Moldings
DJ Auto Euro Ellipsoids 6000k HiDs, 50 Watt
Clear Corners
Euro Side Markers
Euro Clear Taillights
French Style Fogs
M3 Vaders
M3 Black Headliner Conversion
Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
Carbon Fiber Shift Knob
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Overall stance is nearly perfect. From all the cars that attended the ED Open House, Marc's ride was probably the best stanced car.

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Stretches on the rims were perfect! Enough exposure and style to match the drop.

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I would roll down my windows and drive slowly through the streets, saying to myself, "yea..i's sexy." :D


Spotlight: Staying Original

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee

I remember when I went to Island Motorsport's Meet and Greet and saw this BMW with stock wheels, but in green.
Of course it caught some attention because of the wheels, but what made it better was the stance.

Here is a 1996 BMW 318ti owned by Bryan Munoz.

Many people who are into the stance scene like to stay original.
In Bryan's case, he's saving up some money to get new rims and I don't have
any clue what they will be, and until then, Bryan decided to stance out his car in OEM style.
How is it possible? Spacers!

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I gotta give props to Bryan for making things work out with OEM products.

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Currently sitting on Rokkor Coilovers, his stance is right on. I know he can go lower, but because of the tire size, he is staying at the height you guys are looking at. Still VERY low and he drives like this everyday.

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Rokkor Coilovers
26mm Sway bar up front
22mm in rear

Dinan Short ram
N1 style canister 3.inch exhaust custom set up

M3 Replica Front Bumper
DJ Auto Glass Headlamp's with City Lights (55w 6k HID's)
French Style DDM OE Fog Lamps (35w 5k HIDS)
LTW Replica Short Rise spoiler
LED Misc. Bulbs around the car :D
LED footwells and rear lights
Pioneer Ipod H/U
12inch Competition Sub
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Staying very Euro style

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Special Coverage: Extreme Dimensions Open House

August 29, 2010

Night-Import: Photography by William Lee

*You guys might've noticed the template change. I messed up on my previous one, so something new.
This one is still being formatted to make everything work, so wait about a week and the site will look fresh!*

A lot of events during this month, and I think today's event was probably the last big event for August. For those that do not know Extreme Dimensions (ED), these guys are known for their body kits. They also sell other products as well, but started the business through kits. Their popularity in the import scene is pretty high, which is why most of their project cars were featured on Super Street and various import magazines.

If you go to an event and see all these other companies coming to support, then you get an idea of how well they are known. Check out their event flyer and see how many companies were sponsoring ED. Pretty darn amazing.

-By the way, made a new watermark for my pictures so hope you guys like it :) If you guys got ideas for logos or watermarks, hit me up!-

The weather was pretty darn gloomy in the morning so the shots weren't as good as I expected

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Here's Garm's car that I introduced to you guys in the past. Sick like always. If you don't remember, those are custom made Work Meisters.

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Hotchkis was there. Thought that strut brace was a katana.

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I parked right next to this Z and this was sick. Didn't like the overall finish of the wheels, but the wheels itself was sick as fff. Volk TE37's concaved. The wheels definitely makes this car stand out.

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Out of all the Genesis coupes that were there, this one was the best looking IMO. I think the owner of this car is a member of Canibeat because he had all the Canibeat stickers as a display on his window.

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Pretty clean Bimmer. Think those rims are Linea Corpse.

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Baller status.

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Very unique trunk. It makes the overall look of the car VERY clean.

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and...a Corvette.

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Copper on DPE's. dammit..all these reflections coming out when I even have the filters bad guys.

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XXR's on an Integra. Clean and Stanced.

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Silver on Silver. Like!

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Seen this car everywhere. He was even at Vegas. Well...Team Hybrid is almost at every show so it's not a suprise for me anymore when I see their cars.
I love these fully polished Volk ce28n's.

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Couple of other Team Hybrid cars. I loved the rear look of the Accord. Pure sexiness.

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LOVE THIS CAR! The color and wheel color combo are fantastic. Another Volk te37's. They are played out but still one of the sexiest wheels out there.

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Don't you think so?

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Best of show. Has all these gadgets in the engine bay.

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Volks so took a shot :)

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I think the wheels are stock wheels but I might be wrong. Seen this car on WFC.

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Dammit..took a shot of Jose's Audi but it's gone for some reason. Anyways, loving his VSXX's and the Rotora combo.

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MicroImage booth.

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NOS model! I saw her yesterday at House of Drift.

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Team Hybrids line up. O yea, and another model there standing. Seen her at RPM and NISEI. One of the hottest models that I've seen so far.

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Another NOS model. I think she was at House of Drift..not sure..she seemed bored so I took a closer shot.

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Yeap..she was bored..

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So a s2k from Passwordjdm comes in. Closer shots later on..

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Forgot the brand of this car, but I remember it had buddyclub wheels. Pretty sick car.

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Here's the car from PasswordJDM. Reflections coming out again...shiet...

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Another car from PasswordJDM comes in. This one looks MEAN!

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I Like! Nothing special, but just love it.

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Hello Kitty cooper coming in. Move out~

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Got a bit bored now because there weren't a lot of cars that I wanted to take pictures's a shot of the Genesis crew. These guys got the biggest crew trophy.

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Sick car you guys are looking at. See that dude at the left? He's amazed too. More pics of it later on.

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Garms friend from MicroImage.

Was tired of taking same pics over and over...but later on, the VIP guys came in and I had to check their cars out. I had no idea where they went because they headed somewhere and just disappeared. So I walked with my friend to the back of the building and here they are..

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Now that's some gangstaness. These guys parked inside the warehouse to display their cars and VIP products.

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Old school VIP style.

Ok. They go in and I go back to the front. Evasive Motorsports rolled in.

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First thing in my mind..."I need to get an alignment." A lot of people recommended to go to their place. Here's a sick looking S2K on Advan's.

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Team Hybrid parked right next to the NOS booth like you guys saw before.

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A blue Z from Team Hybrid representing Sonic.

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Remember the car that was rolling in and the dude staring at it?
Here it is. Perfect drop, rolled fenders, sexy wheels..
Very very clean. If this car is used for racing, gotta give it more props for keeping it clean.

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Not too much to it. I THINK those wheels are Rotas...iunno..but good color combo..

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I thought this girl was a model, but I was wrong.
The guy at the left got caught staring at the girl by me and you see him with his guilty face looking into my camera.

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Heard this car is a beast. Iunno..

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I had no idea Team Hybrid had Bikes in their team. Well.. they were putting on the team decal during the show, so I guess they just joined?

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This shot sucks, but the car is ... iunno.. can't say it in gotta see it. It's amazing.

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Another s2k from Evasive rolls in. I know you're keep looking into this pic b/c it's sexy.

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The sexy model. I have no idea who she was modeling for..I think NRG. Anyways..

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Getting ready to pose...

The main guy announced that the warehouse was open so I go in..

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oooo I want~~

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I REALLY want!

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35 coupe on HRE's.

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Dam...i want a Lexus...

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The interior of the car that had the doors all opened.

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This one..

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VIPModular booth in the warehouse.

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Before I go out, took another shot of this Bimmer.

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Cataloge form ED. All body kits.

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Mustang with some crazy graphics roll in.

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Jose's friend. SICKKKKKKKKKKK car. All the quality parts are in & on this car. I was pretty shocked to hear that this car was on springs rather than coilovers :/

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Bride Gias Low Max (Carbon Kevlar) and Bride Zeta's. By the way, if you don't know who Jose is, he's the guy at the left :)

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More and more people show up.

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Probaby the only model that was posing for pics. Another shot.

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NOS booth giving out free drinks.

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Line to get food..

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I did a photoshoot of two bimmers and this was one of them. Sick stance with very nice wheels. Coverage of the two cars will be up!!

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These two bimmers.

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This car was not parked with the crowd. SSR wheels custom finished.

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These guys are EVERYWHERE!!!!! I've seen them at almost every single show.

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Our guest :)

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THULE racks are nice.

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Weather is getting a bit better and more cars are showing up. Here's a line of G35's.

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o man...

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Varrstoen wheels? I think...

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Heres a RX-8 on Work Emotion Cai's.

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Sedan Yaris on Volks..or...

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35 coupe looking sexy and sharp.

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I want concaved wheels now...

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Status Elite...gotta do some research..

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Camero guys were rolling pretty deep.

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If you need car and see this one, pull him over because it's for sale.

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SICK!!!!!!!!!! Vienna's on a Miata.

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Seen this car @ Hellaflush and It's JDM Yo!'s first meet. Awesome.

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Kain checking out this VIP car.

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-o- randomly see this car at the back.

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I go close to take a better pic. Those wheels are win!

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Another Team Supastar member. Work Meisters in front and stocks in the back.

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Work Rezaxxxxxxxxx

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George's xB. Good seeing you bro!

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I don't get shet in my engine bay but I want to do this.

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Customized SSR's.

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and lastly..the model :D

There were raffles going on at the end and like usual, I won jack.
When will I win anything???

Have a safe weekend guys and see ya at Fatlace X DSPORT Shakotan.