2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Nurburgring Challenge (Video)

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Nurburgring Challenge Video
I don’t know with you, but I don’t understand Japanese. But when it comes to cars, the language is universal. We can all tell when a car is cool or not.

Here’s one heck of a video by StartYourEngines.jp featuring a super quick 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi taking on the Nurburgring. Enjoy!

Source: StartYourEngines.jp

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Honda Jazz Front End Styling Options

If you’re looking for some ideas on how to dress up your Gen1 or Gen2 Honda Jazz, here are some examples taken from the 2009 Bumper2Bumper car show. Enjoy!

Hello Kitty Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Naruto Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Yellow Gold Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Blue Chrome Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Honda Jazz Mugen Kit Bumper2Bumper

Green Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Honda Jazz Custom Bumper and Grille Bumper2Bumper

Mugen Kit Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

Sinful Honda Jazz Bumper2Bumper

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Wes Tsai’s Impressive Subaru Impreza WRX Track Machine

28th of February, 2010. It was a bright sunny day at Batangas Racing Circuit, and the cars were out and ready to play. The smell of fumes filled the air, tires were squealing as a red EVO made it’s way around the track.

Along the paddock, track cars were getting ready to suck up the tarmac. From Civics to Porsches, you name it, every brand was out there with their owners, ready to test the limits of their prized machines.

Suddenly, the distinct sound of blowoff valves filled the air. The rumbling sensation of turbocharged engines overcame the crowd, as three rally-bred machines came to a stop along the pit lane. An white EVO 5, a blue late-model Impreza, and this highly-modified 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Front

This ain’t no ordinary Impreza though, what immediatly catches your attention is the missing rear wing. Not to be mistaken, as it’s clear that this was done on purpose. Check take a look at the massive restyling and purposeful reshaping of the car’s aerodynamics through the Zerosports Body Kit.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Rear
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Bumper
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Side

We then took off ready to burn some rubber and tear up the track. Me riding shotgun in the blue STi Philippine Touring Car Championship driver Jonmark Ong behind the wheel, and Wes Tsai in his Impreza, tackling the corners around Batangas Racing Circuit was an unforgettable experience. Tires screeching to the maximum coefficient of friction, we took the cars through their paces and lapped everyone else who was out on the track.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Track

Then it was time to pull over and take some shots. Let me take you through a tour around the rest of Wes’ impressive Impreza.

Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Engine
A lot of things that make this Impreza go is found under the hood. And it’s clear that this ain’t your ordinary Impreza engine. A lot has been done with it, and as of this writing, it is still being modified even further. But as of the time this picture has been taken, whats been done with it are: Tomei Arms 7760 Turbine, Perrin MFTA Tube, Perrin Boost Solenoid, Perrin Downpipe, Perrin Oil Catch Can, HKS Intake, HKS Mid Pipe, Cobb Intake Heat Shield, Espelir Exhaust, Prodrive Battery Holder, Prodrive Oil Caps, Pivit Volt Stab w/ Ground Wires, Walbro 255 Fuel Pump, ECU tuned by Titan Works.

And if you can go fast, you have to stop faster too. Here’s a view of the brakes.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Front Brakes
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Rear Brakes

But if you think everything stops on the outside and under the hood, that’s where you’re wrong. The interior has been highly tuned too, as this is where all the decisions are made when you’re driving the car.
Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Dash
Defi guage pod, boost, oil pressure, oil temp, VSD, Apexi timer, and Prodrive Shift Knob.

Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Seats
Prodrive Mats, Prodrive FIA Racing Bucket Seats.

Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Rear Interior
Rear seats have been removed for weight savings, and a Sparco harness bar has been installed.

Wes Tsai Subaru Impreza WRX CustomPinoyRides BRC Billion

Specifications:

Vehicle: 2007 Subaru WRX
Owner: Wes Tsai

Exterior:
Zerosports Body Kit (Front, Side, Rear)
Chargespeed Roof Vane

Interior:
Prodrive shiftknob
Prodrive Mats
Prodrive FIA Racing Bucket Seats
Defi guage pod, boost, oil pressure, oil temp, VSD
Apexi timer
Sparco harness bar

Engine :
Tomei Arms 7760 Turbine
Perrin MFTA Tube
Perrin Boost Solenoid
Perrin Downpipe
Perrin Oil Catch Can
HKS Intake
HKS Mid Pipe
Cobb Intake Heat Shield
Espelir Exhaust
Prodrive Battery Holder
Prodrive Oil Caps
Pivit Volt Stab w/ Ground Wires
Walbro 255 Fuel Pump
ECU tuned by Titan Works

Suspension/Wheels:
Rota Gforce 18×9 et35
Nitto NT05 235/40/18
Tein Flex
Cusco Front Strut Bar
Cusco Rear Lower Bar

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07-March-2010 Clark Track Day by Forcedspeed and FixStop

Forcedspeed Fixstop Clark Track Day 07-March-2010
FixStop and Forcedspeed have been nice enough to setup a Track Day last Sunday, the 7th of March, 2010, at Clark International Speedway. And if you missed out on the action, fear not. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this video. I’m sure you’ll be inspired to go out there on the next Track Day.

Produced by Ian King, shot and edited by Struan Wallace:

Struan Wallace is a Director / Cinematographer / Editor for hire.
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Tanner Foust’s 2009 Scion tC Drift Car Explained

Tanner Foust 2009 Scion tC

If you’re a hardcore car enthusiast, then you must know professional racing driver, stunt driver, and television host Tanner Foust. If not, then you’re missing half of your life!

Being the Formula Drift champion in 2007 and 2008 in his Nissan 350Z, Tanner shifted to a specially modified rear-wheel-drive Scion tC in 2009. That makes us all curious on how this Scion tC can drift.

The Scion tC is originally a front-wheel-drive vehicle. But since it was originally based on the Toyota Avensis platform, which comes in all-wheel-drive, it wasn’t entirely impossible to convert it into a rear-wheel-drive tire smoking drift machine.

Built by the legendary Stephan Papadakis of Papadakis Racing, Tanner’s car is powered by a powerful TRD V8 from a NASCAR racer.

Watch the video as Stephan goes into detail about the ins and outs of Tanner’s awesome custom drift machine:

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2000 Honda Civic VTi by Warp Zone New Age Customs and Seatmate Auto Interiors

Warp Zone New Age Customs has been pretty controversial at CustomPinoyRides.com. But for good reason. Because they can turn the most common of vehicles into all out show cars, pushing the envelope when it comes to custom body modifications. From their Honda Civic EG Hatchback with a custom Audi R8-inspired front clip, to the Honda Accord with custom Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren-inspired body conversion.

But hey, those cars are meant to show the world what they can do. Extreme conversions aside, they also come up with breathtaking rides, without having to mutate metal.

Enter Philip Laude’s 2000 Honda Civic VTi.

CustomPinoyRides Philip Laude Honda Civic VTi by Warp Zone New Age Customs Front
This car actually started life as an ordinary Honda Civic. But then the tuner bug took a good bite-sized chunk out of Philip, and he began the tuning regimen in an attempt to heal the wound. So out went the stock wheels, and in came 17-inch Rota Torque Wheels wrapped in 215/40R17 Kumho Rubber.

CustomPinoyRides Philip Laude Honda Civic VTi by Warp Zone New Age Customs Engine Bay
Fast forward through time a bit, and Philip found himself having a ride that manages to get to the next stoplight faster than most of the other Honda Civic’s next to him. This is made possible by performance upgrades that go from a K&N Air Filter, to Fremuff High-Performance Headers, to a custom exhaust, and an HKS Muffler. And since this is now a show car, the entire engine bay was dressed up to look so clean, it’s as if you could eat off of it. And this spectacular engine is covered by an equally spectacular Mugen hood.

customPinoyRidesPhilip Laude Honda Civic VTi by Warp Zone New Age Customs Interior
But the virus from the tuning bug just won’t give up that easily. So work began on the interior. This awesome all-red custom interior is a product of Seatmate Auto Interiors. A Momo steering wheel was installed to match the rest of the interior. Along with a good looking interior, you have got to have one that sounds good. In-Car Entertainment is courtesy of an Ice Power 5-inch Touch-Screen Head Unit, plus a JBL subwoofer powered by an Alpine V12 amplifier gives that heart-pounding bass that makes heads bounce and bodies move.

CustomPinoyRides Philip Laude Honda Civic VTi by Warp Zone New Age Customs Rear
And then came the time to repaint the car. Finding himself discontented with just candy apple red, Philip decided to add a slpash of black to give it a totally unique look. Two-tone black and red is something you won’t see in car shows, let alone on the city streets. And it turned out to look just awesome! Don’t you agree?

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A Real Hachi-Roku Toyota Trueno (AE86) That Would Make Takumi Proud

Patrick Mendoza AE86
If you’ve ever seen even a single episode of the hit Japanese Anime Series Initial D and it’s lead star Fujiwara Takumi, then this should ring a bell. The ever popular and legendary Hachi-Roku (AE86 Toyota Corolla. In Japanese, “Hachi” means 8, and “Roku” means 6.). This particular Hachi-Roku is owned by Patrick Mendoza, and boy is he one lucky guy.

Patrick Mendoza AE86 Engine
Just take a look at that ultra-clean engine bay. The already-powerful 20-Valve 4AGE Black Top has been modified further to unleash it’s hidden potential. Massive amounts of power is made available courtesy of TODA Camshafts and Cam Gears, and 81.5mm ARIAS Pistons. To handle the additional stress, the valve springs and head gasked have been replaced with units from TODA. And to tune the engine to make the mods work together in harmony, a Thrust Engine Management System has also been installed.

Patrick Mendoza AE86 Side
The lowered stance isn’t just for show. This ride also sports amazing handling than normal. This is made possible by a GReddy Type-S Coilover suspension system, and Tanabe strut bars.

Patrick Mendoza AE86 Interior
Though the interior may look basic, save for the Sparco suede steering wheel, the pleasure of driving this is made better through an improved drivetrain. A TRD 4.7 rear end, and Route6 2.7 close gear ratio transmission ensures better acceleration through the gears, and and you are sure there won’t be any slippage due to the impressive TRD Racing Clutch.

So do you think this is a Hachi-Roku that would make Takumi Proud? Tell us your thoughts on the comments below.

Specifications:

Vehicle: 1985 Toyota Trueno
Owner: Patrick Mendoza

Engine
-Cams 256 – 264 TODA
-Cam Gears TODA
-Valve Springs TODA
-Head Gasket TODA
-Pistons 81.5mm ARIAS
-Thrust Emanage

Drive Train
2.7 close gear ROUTE 6
4.7 rear end TRD
Racing Clutch TRD

Suspension
-Coil overs GReddy Type-s
-Tanabe Strut bars

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Coming Soon this Summer of 2010: The 1st Annual CustomPinoyRides Car Show!

1st Annual CustomPinoyRides Car Show Teaser
CustomPinoyRides.com Presents:

The 1st Annual CustomPinoyRides Car Show.

This is scheduled for the Summer of 2010.

Full details of the event will be out soon.

For entries and enquiries, contact 0922 2575888 or email custompinoyrides@gmail.com. Or you can simply ask away on the comments section below.

Update: This event will be postponed to a later date. Will keep you all posted.

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The Most Exciting Way To Drive A BMW M5

Ian King BMW M5 Burnout
Though the BMW 5-Series is one of those posh rides where you can have a chauffeur drive you around town with, the BMW M5 is not! It would be a shame to have an M5 and not drive it yourself. All that unadaultered horsepower and pure driving bliss would be put to waste.

The M5 is a posh ride that can hold its own right with just about any brand of supercar on the track, plus it can pull triple duty after track day when it comes time to pick the kids up from school, and then it would still take you to that fine dining, valet parking, restaurant at night.

But the best way to get the most out of driving a BMW M5 is not on the city, but on the track. And the most exiting way to drive it? Sideways!

Let Ian King show you the most exciting way to drive a BMW M5 through this video of him driving his very own M5. Kudos to Struan Wallace for the footage.

Plus here’s a sneak peek on the specs of The King’s M5.

Struan Wallace is a Director / Cinematographer / Editor for hire.
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struey@gmail.com

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Mitsubishi L200 by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran

Mitsubishi L200 Exterior by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
Looking at it from afar, and you’ll never think that this ride is in fact an awesome show vehicle. That is, until you come a little closer. With a glint of sunlight, you’ll notice the custom paintjob, looking as if it were earthend where Patapon soldiers dwell in harmony. Children who play the famous PSP game would certainly drag their parents in for a closer inspection. And then you start to notice the glints of neon pink lights and blinking headlights that were as if the car was winking at you, urging you to come closer.

Mitsubishi L200 Engine by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
The engine is neatly detailed, with certain parts highlighted with the same paint as the exterior, and the pink neon glow gives away the fact that this is not a your average workhorse pickup.

Mitsubishi L200 Dashboard by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
As you approach the ride for a better look of the inside, the interior immediately captivates you. Louis Vuitton on white is a view that will, at any given day, enamour the ladies, and fill a man’s ego. Add a touch of neon pink lighting, and a Barney stuff toy between the seats, and you have yourself a ride that’s impossible not to love.

Then when you finally start to relax from the visual fixation, you start to notice the other details, such as the custom speaker enclosures on the doors and kickpanels, plus the video monitors on each visor (not seen on picture). Turning the stereo on, cranking the volume up, the music sounds crisp and clean. But wait, the bass indeed packs a punch! You start to wonder where all that audio power is coming from.

Mitsubishi L200 Rear Interior by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
A peek into the back seat reveals the source of all that audible power. Amplifiers custom-mounted on the floor with matching neon pink lighting and Louis Vuitton leather consistent with the front just enthralls you. The pinkish glow emanating into the white seats gives nice visual treat, especially at night.

Mitsubishi L200 Subs by 4KAS Audio, 110 Carbase, Interior Inside, and Stikeran
Now here’s the source of all that chest pumping bass. A custom subwoofer is mounted neatly where the rear seatback used to be, blended with the same Louis Vuitton leather as with the rest of the interior.

I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never seen a Mitsubishi L200 as neat as this. Who would’ve known that you could turn a workhorse pickup into a posh ride?

Specifications:

1993 Mitsubishi L200
Owner: Niño Ignacio
Sounds by: 4KAS Audio
Paint by: 110 Carbase
Decals by: Stikeran
Interior by: Interior Inside
Detailed : Niño and friends. Hehehehe.

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