Snatcher caught on dashcam

Went for a test run using my phone as a dashcam, lo and behold, caught a snatcher in action! Stay safe out there guys!

Read on if you wanna find out more about the gear and how I set this up.

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Custom Pinoy Rides Events: The 2015 Manila Auto Salon

2015 Manila Auto Salon Custom Pinoy Rides
The 2015 Manila Auto Salon is coming up on November 12-15, which will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. We’re sure to see some of the most awesome rides in the country gathering under one roof. This will definitely be a must-see. See you all there! For more details, check out the full press release below…

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Improve Car Interior Lighting via LED’s! (Project Olaf)

Toyota Fortuner Modified Interior LED Lighting Custom Pinoy Rides Philippines pic1
One of the first things I did upon acquisition of Project Olaf was to change the interior lighting. The stock bulbs just didn’t cut it.

The OEM bulbs were nice if you wanted some sort of a dim or warm ambiance to the interior. Some guys don’t like LEDs as it makes the interior feel as if you were in a hospital.

But if you’re really after functionality, such as reading a crucial document in the dark, or changing your baby’s diapers, or rummaging through your gear during an overnight camping trip, brighter interior lighting would be a tremendous help. AGREE?

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Beefing-Up the New Nissan Navara NP300

Nissan NP300 Navara Modified Custom Pinoy Rides pic1
ACCS has done a brilliant job with beefing-up this Navara. I’m loving the simple but functional mods. From the front bumper that seems to me that it’s one piece (welded) up to the skid plate, plus the PIAA driving lights and fog lights mounted on it. The step boards are beefed-up as well, and double as rock sliders. The roof rack, for more load carrying capacity, and of course the mud-terrain tires which are now becoming mandatory for off-road rigs.

Check out the menacing front view below. What do you think?

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Lexus NX by Car Kreative Technik

Lexus NX Modified Car SUV Custom Pinoy Rides Philippines DPE Wheels Car Kreative Technik Nitto Tires pic1
In case you didn’t know, the NX in Lexus’ NX actually means “Nimble Crossover.” So what better way to make a crossover even more nimble than by adding some aero components, lower it’s center of gravity, and add some low-profile tires on larger diameter wheels? And by choosing the right components and colors, you can make it look like a stunner as well!

Check out the front view below.

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Ford EcoSport on Steroids!?

What happens when you inject steroids into a Ford EcoSport urban mini SUV? This! So what if it’s on the same platform as the Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2? For long out of town drives to destinations you’ve never been to before, I’d have more confidence driving this pumped-up EcoSport, especially when you’ll be venturing through roads you’ve never driven on before. You never know how big the pothole is on the next corner.

Even in the traffic-stricken city, I’m sure this has enough ground clearance to go over some sidewalks that only bigger SUVs can park on, or even go over center isles if the situation calls for it.

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Nothin but R34 Skyline Goodness. For Paul. Amen.

Awesome tribute to Paul Walker with this nicely done R34 Skyline. Brian Spilner’s favorite ride.

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How to Reduce Windshield Glare from your Epass Device (Project Olaf)

Have you ever wanted to stick your Epass Device on a location other than behind the rear-view mirror? Could be for a number of reasons such as owner preference for security/stealth look/stock appearance, or perhaps due to the fact that Polaroid tint blocks the Epass sensor – so those with tint strips on the top part of the windshield would have to either mount the Epass lower, or on a different location. Unfortunately to those who have their windshields with full Polaroid tint, you would really have to roll your window down wave your Epass device towards the sensor when it won’t read from behind the windshield.

Anyway, I’m not really quite sure why the only color that the Epass device comes in is white. Not only does it stand out on your windshield (or windscreen, as the Brits would have it) like a fish out of water, if it’s in the driver’s line of sight, it draws so much attention due to the glare that it’s almost dangerous.

So here’s an easy fix to solve all of your Epass woes…

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CPR Project Car: “Project Olaf” Teaser

We have a new project that we’re working on. Can you guess what vehicle this is?

We understand that owning multiple vehicles for different purposes isn’t for everyone. Even if you have the resources to own a race car, an off-roader, a bike, a comfortable and/or economical daily driver, a luxury car, a supercar, a separate family car or people hauler, and anything in between, sometimes it isn’t just feasible. Otherwise, everyone would be like Jay Leno.

So what we’ll be putting together in this project is a practical vehicle package that can tackle the vast majority of tasks and recreational activities that most Filipino car owners would need and perhaps want from a vehicle, and then some. To give you a hint of what’s to come, instead of building another project car for a specific task or purpose, we’re going a different route by building this to make it capable of performing majority of the demanding tasks most vehicle owners ask of their cars, but have our project car capable enough such that it can do all of that one after the other, and do all of that exceptionally well.

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Not your usual X-Trail

It’s not a common sight to see a modified Nissan X-Trail, let alone a stanced one. So seeing one rolling down the street looking clean in black and green definitely grabs attention. Would you agree?

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