Aired Accent: Hyundai Accent on Air Suspension

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The Hyundai Accent, or Verna in some countries, is so far one of the freshest and newest-looking subcompact cars in the country. So even in stock form, it tends to be more of a head-turner compared those from other makes in its class.

Now what most other people would do, if they had a budget beyond the price range of the Accent, is to get a car in the next class. But then serious car enthusiasts who just wouldn’t accept stock will almost always pick a car that fits their budget, plus modifications.

If that’s your kind of thing, then you should take notes from this feature. A flashy Hyundai Accent, plus extra budget, equals a car that in one form or another, is more stunning than yours.

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Some of the Best Modified 4x4s of 2013

Photos by Philip Aragones

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It’s Friday again! So for our Four-Wheel Fridays feature, you’re gonna love this.

As you know, the Manila Auto Salon is a gathering of some of the best customized rides in town. So for the 4×4 fanatics out there (including me), we’ve gathered some of the Best Modified 4x4s of 2013, as seen in the Manila Auto Salon. Check it out!

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Wheels & Machines: The Old School Rides

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It’s Thursday again today, so for our TBT, we’re featuring some of the old school rides from the Wheels & Machines show, which showcased a good mix of Japanese, American, German, and British old schoolers, from restored to modified. So how about we play a little game? Can you try naming all of the cars in this article?

Read on to see the rest of the gallery…

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2014: Happy New Year from Custom Pinoy Rides!

2014 Happy New Year from Custom Pinoy Rides!
Here’s to a smokin’ hot 2014. May everyone have an exciting and action-packed year to come. We promise to do the same here at Custom Pinoy Rides. Coz we’re gonna be bigger and better! Happy New Year everyone!

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The RWB Porsches of the Philippines

Photos by Philip Aragones and Christian Chan

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2013 was a year of firsts for many in the local automotive tuning community. One of the biggest firsts was the coming of RWB – Rauh-Welt Begriff. And with that coming of RWB came another first – the first time Nakai-San of RWB worked on Porsches on Air Suspension. Because of these “firsts,” Car Porn Racing / RWB Manila has been creating international waves. The Philippines is definitely raising the bar when it comes to making RWBs even cooler. So here’s a collection of photos of the first four RWBs in the Philippines as seen in the 2013 Manila Auto Salon…

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bB in BBS

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The Toyota bB has had such a cult following that you’ll see many iterations of customizations being done to it. But sometimes, you don’t need a hefty number of modifications just to make one stand out. Check this white box for example.

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Contrasting Stances

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well to sum things up, there are two words that I would use to best describe this – “Stance,” and “Contrast.” Why? Because if there’s one thing that’s similar about these two, it’s that they’re stanced. Other than that, everything else is a contrast.

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1st Gen Pajero 4-Door Mud Monster

1st Generation Mitsubishi Pajero 4-Door Mud Monster Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines
It’s Friday today so we’ll continue with our Four-Wheel Fridays trend. Being a huge 4×4 enthusiast, I can confidently say that at least here in the Philippines, the 1st Generation Mitsubishi Pajero 4-Door (5-door to be precise) is one of the most underrated 4x4s that people consider for modification. It seems that people who choose to modify 4x4s from this era, the preference is more towards 4x4s which came with solid front axles from the factory, rather than the Pajero which comes with independent front suspension.

That being said, seeing a 1st Gen Pajero 4-Door that has been as seriously modified like what you see here is a rare sight to behold. And that’s why we’re featuring it today.

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Blue Panda Toyota AE86

Blue Panda Toyota AE86 Custom Pinoy Rides Car Photography Manila Philippines
It’s Thursday today, and if you’ve been following Custom Pinoy Rides, you know that for our TBT, we feature old school rides. Well today, we have this awesome Blue Panda Toyota AE86 Trueno Coupe that is no less than drool-worthy. It’s in immaculate condition and looks so perfect that we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Custom Pinoy Rides 2013 Video Reel

Custom Pinoy Rides 2013 Video Reel
2013 is about to come to an end, and it has been a fantastic year for Custom Pinoy Rides having been partners for all the biggest and most exciting car shows in the Philippine Automotive Calendar. We’re looking forward to 2014, but in the meantime, here’s a collection of some of our awesome video clips from 2013, which has been put together by our talented chief videographer Errol Panganiban.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the Custom Pinoy Rides 2013 Video Reel below…

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