Red Toyota bB stanced on Black BBS RS Mesh Wheels

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Previously, we’ve shown you a white Toyota bB on silver BBS RS mesh wheels. We’ve received a lot of positive response about how it enhances the appearance, and makes the squareish Toyota bB look more elegant.

Though white and silver are colors that are really more attuned to elegance, today’s featured car showcases just about the same style of mods – a Toyota bB, stanced-out, rolling on BBS RS mesh wheels, but this time on a more “sporty” color combination of red and black.

Now I don’t know about you guys but I personally think that the final package looks stunning.

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Down-to-Earth Toyota Vios

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The Toyota Vios is one of those cars you’ll see just about everywhere. It’s no wonder, because it’s economical, looks sleek, is reliable, and is quick enough to get you from point A to point B zipping through traffic. But with so many of them out there, one of the challenges owners face is finding their car in the parking lot. In fact, one of my nephews put a toy lobster on top of the rear speaker deck, visible from the back glass, just so they can identify their car.

Well, the Toyota Vios you see here was made so different from everyone else’s that it’s not only easily identifiable, it’s actually a neck-breaking headturner. You wouldn’t care what other people think. They’ll say you’ve sacrificed purpose and driveability by stancing-out the car? Well what if your purpose was to get from point A to point B in style? Who cares if you have to slow down on bad roads? And doesn’t the roof rack give it more purpose? Just check out the picnic kit! LOL! Gives you an idea how nature-loving and down-to-earth the owner is, especially with how “down to earth” the stance is, right?

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Atoy Customs Hyundai Genesis Coupe M&S Hyper G Rocket Bunny

Atoy Customs Hyundai Genesis Coupe M&S Hyper G Rocket Bunny Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines pic1
Atoy Customs is at it again! Just when I thought they’ve already changed the game with the Amuse Vestito Rocket Bunny kit, they’ve upped the ante once more with the M&S Hyper G Rocket Bunny kit you see here installed on Mr. Atoy Llave’s own Turbocharged Hyundai Genesis Coupe, as featured in the 2014 Trans Sport Show.

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LTO (insider) clarifies “Permit Needed for Modified Vehicles”

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(Photo via hd AUDIO)

We’ve posted this photo on our Facebook Page asking for public opinion, and it has gone VIRAL, with a slew of negative comments and protests.

With all the commotion going on, a member of the AE92.ph group says he has a friend from the Legal Section of LTO, who has clarified the issue. It seems it was an issue of semantics:
– Car enthusiasts’ definition of “modification:” body kits, spoilers, lowered/lifted suspension, mag wheels, high performance engines, etc.
– LTO’s definition of “modification:” complete change of body style e.g. closed van into passenger type, 2 door sedan into 4 door sedan, dropside truck into passenger bus, etc. hence the need for an engineer’s approval.

According to the post, if you set up your ride, in LTO’s eyes, you simply did a “parts upgrade.”

Of course, we shouldn’t take this as an official announcement, so take it with a grain of salt. Read through it, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Trail and Camp-Ready JK Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited

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In my humble and personal opinion, since it’s the rainy season here in the Philippines, the most practical vehicle to drive around in is an SUV. I’m saying this because I’ve already been caught in traffic caused by bad weather so many times just because of floods along C5, EDSA, or what have you, telling myself – “Good thing I chose to bring the 4×4 today.” Yes, dear readers, though Project Majesty is a lowered car, I’m still a practical guy who loves to have a vehicle for every purpose.

See, while the rest of the car tuning world is into reducing fender gap, a 4×4 is one of those vehicles which happens to look damn good with massive fender gap. And that’s perfect for Philippine rainy day road conditions, where you don’t have to worry about potholes you don’t see due to them being submerged in floodwater. Moreover, you’re up high and more able to see traffic, so despite the size, you can still maneuver through traffic. And of course, during weekends, you can head to the mountains to places where no other car can go. That’s all part of the fun of owning a 4×4.

And when it comes to 4x4s, one of the most capable in the world would most likely be the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. While it’s already more than ready for action in factory trim, upgrading it with aftermarket parts just makes it better than ever, just like the JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited you see here.

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BMW M4 Drifting on the Edge of an Aircraft Carrier!

Video via BMW Canada

BMW M4 Drifting on the Edge of an Aircraft Carrier
At first I was skeptical about the BMW M4. I mean, why would you buy one when you have the M3 and M5, both of which have so much history behind them? And then they came up with the 1M and the M6, which made the selection process even broader. But after seeing this video, if it is indeed real (they put a race track on top of an aircraft carrier), I think the BMW M4 will already go down into the history books for having done what is probably one of the most awesome and daring drift stunts in history, even though it’s only been published 2 days ago.

Check out the video below now!

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Atoy Customs 1JZ-Powered Mercedes-Benz 190E Drift Car

Atoy Customs 1JZ-Powered Mercedes-Benz 190E Drift Car Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines pic1
Purists would say this is blasphemy. As much as we have nothing but the utmost respect for German engineering, there’s something about engine transplants that tickles the mind. And Filipino Ingenuity calls for the raw and reliable grunt of turbocharged JDM power. And in this case, Toyota 1JZ power into this Atoy Customs Mercedes-Benz 190E. The result is one of the most competitive drift cars in this this side of the world.

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Custom 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback GT by Alex Restoration

Photos by Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG

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Introduced in 1964, the Ford Mustang celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And with that, Alex Restoration has built this marvelous Custom Ford Mustang Fastback GT as a tribute to 50 years of the Mustang. And by “custom,” I mean all-out custom – from the usual suspects like power and handling modifications, all the way to the nitty-gritty stuff such as the gas tank, cooling system, and electricals. It features a spec sheet that would make any hardcore car enthusiast drool with envy, and would make rice boys cry home to their mommy. I mean, even if you did own an Eleanor Mustang, this is still a whole new monster altogether.

Read on to see the rest of the gallery, as well as the full spec sheet of this magnificent creation…

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Dekotora Fire Trucks by Fire Wolf Motors

Photos by Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG

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Unbelievable! That’s how I can describe the Dekotora (Japanese to English translation: Decoration Trucks) Fire Trucks by Fire Wolf Motors. Unbelievable because I cannot believe the level of detail and craftsmanship that was involved in putting together one of these fire trucks.

Since Fire Wolf Motors is a direct importer of fire trucks in the country, then I would assume, though correct me if I’m wrong, that the customizations on these trucks were done in Japan, prior to being imported into our country.

I wonder if this genre of customization would catch on here in the Philippines, but either way, I think it stands out and exhibits attitude. Isn’t that one of the things that we want whenever we tune our rides?

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Morgan 3-Wheelers in the Philippines! Is driving more fun with just 3 wheels?

Photos by Philip Aragones and THE aSTIG

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If you’re seeing this mechanical wonder for the first time, then you’re probably thinking… Is this a motorcycle? Tricycle? A mini locomotive? An airplane that lost its wings? Or what? Well, simply put, it’s a Morgan 3-Wheeler. And pictured here is the 2014 model. Ok so you may start to wonder why something that looks vintage is actually a 2014 model? Read on to see the rest of the story…

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