Why put 28-inch Wheels on a Hummer H2? BECAUSE WE CAN!

Hummer H2 on 28s Side
This is a Hummer H2. You don’t see one of these babies on our local roads very often. So if one happens pass by, people take notice. But then the H2 is also marketed as an off-road vehicle! So why put 28-inch wheels in it!? The answer: BECAUSE WE CAN!

Owning a Hummer H2 makes you feel like a kid again. You know, back in the days when you were always playing the “mine’s bigger than yours” game with your peers? Well now that you’re already “bigger”, you’re playing the exact same game. Only this time, the toys just have to be “bigger”.

And after a few days of owning your toy, being your pride and joy, you start to treat as a member of the family. As you drive it, it starts to have a personality of its own. You give it a name (e.g. “Tiny”), bathe it (car wash), feed it (fuel), pamper it (detailing), and sooner or later, you will have to buy it new “shoes”.

As with humans, there’s a whole plethora of “shoes” available for your ride. And being a man of taste, of course you’d go for designer shoes for your pride and joy. And since you love your “Tiny” so much, you’re going all the way with your new present. You take “Tiny” to the shoe store, and pick the best “shoes” you can find. And viola! You’re blingin’ on 28-inchers wrapped in Pirelli rubber. Your ride instantly becomes the talk of the town, and you’re ready to bring it to the next fashion show (i.e. Car Show). In this case, the 2009 Bumper2Bumber at SM Mall of Asia.

Hummer H2 on 28s Front Quarter
The Hummer H2 comes stock with 35-inch all-terrain tires wrapped around 17-inch wheels. So fitting 28-inch wheels wrapped with low-profile tires isn’t a problem.

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DMF Drift at Formula D Thailand (Nov 7-8, 2009) Part 2

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2009 L.A. Auto Show: Fast Lane Daily’s pick of the Top 10 Cars


Fast Lane Daily’s Top 10 of the LA Auto Show:
10: Mazda 2
9: Audi R8 Spyder
8: Chevrolet Cruze
7: Cadillac CTS Coupe
6: Dodge Viper
5: Lexus LF-A
4: Jaguar XJ
3: Mercedes SLS Gullwing
2: Porsche Boxster Spyder
1: Ford Fiesta

Honorable Mentions:
1: Volkswagen UpLite Concept
2: MINI Coupe Concept

Watch the video for the full details.

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If Nissan S14 Silvias came like This from the factory, I’m pretty sure you’d want one for yourself.

Hubert's S14 Front Quarter
Ah yes, the Nissan Silvia S14. This is one of the reasons why Nissan is highly favored in the car tuning industry. It’s very easy to fall in love with it. The SR20DET engine is a magnificent wonder, and has been widely embraced by the racing community, with a plethora of aftermarket tuning options available.

Hubert's S14 Front
The body is a marvel in itself, and the curves and overall design is timeless. Plus it’s easy to update it with a body kit of modern design, such as the example you see here by Stage 21.

Hubert's S14 Rear
The GT Wing means business. It’s not just there for show. It’s there to make sure the tires wrapped around the P45 18 inch wheels are planted on the ground when the SR20DET engine screams and pushes for more.

Hubert's S14 Bride Seats
With a car souped up to this extent, it’s not only the the wheels that need to be planted on the ground. The occupants have to be kept in their seats as well. And this will be taken care of by the Bride racing seats.

Hubert's S14 Interior Driver's Side
The inside may seem like much, but every single upgrade has been installed for a reason – to maximize performance out of the car. An aftermarket OMP steering wheel replaces the factory piece, as well as a Nismo shift knob to give you better feel whilst tackling the corners and shifting through the gears.

Hubert's S14 Interior Passenger Side
The uninitiated may not comprehend all those gauges on the passenger side of the dash, which are beyond the conventional instrument cluster found on any regular car. But then again, this is no ordinary car. And to those who know, those 4 Depo Gauges tell you everything that’s going on under the hood: Oil Temperature, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure, and Boost. And of course to keep the ride entertaining during rush hour traffic, you’ve got to have In Car Entertainment. Hence, the monitor that goes along with the head unit.

Now if all Nissan S14 Silvias came like this from the factory, would you want one for yourself?

Specifications:

Vehicle: Nissan Silvia S14 Zenki
Interior: Bride Seats, Nismo Shift Knob, OMP Steering Wheel, Carbon Fiber Panels
Exterior: Final Connection Body Kit by Stage 21, Anzahl Chrome Yellow Paint, Monster Hood, GT Wing, P45 18-inch Wheels, HID High and Low beams
Suspension: Coil Overs, Tomei Strut Bar
Engine and Performance Mods: SR20DET Engine, Apexi Turbo Timer, Depo Gauges (Oil Temperature, Oil Pressure, Fuel Pressure, Boost)

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Ken Block – Gymkhana Two Project, The Infomercial! – DC Shoes


On this advertisement for DC Shoes, Superstar Rally Driver Ken Block drives a 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STi prepared by Crawford Performance. Just how powerful is this ride? How does 566 WHP and 611 Torque feel for you? If you don’t have an idea, let’s just let Ken Block do the driving. Enjoy!

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Subaru Impreza wearing Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Wheels

Have you ever seen OEM wheels from other car brands installed on cars they didn’t come on? Like Toyota Corollas wearing Honda Civic wheels, or Mitsubishi Lancers wearing Honda Accord wheels? Looks awkward doesn’t it? But here’s one example of a perfect combination that not only looks good, it seems as if it was meant to be.
Impreza on GT-R wheels
This GDB Subaru Impreza has been installed with stock 18×9 Nissan Skyline R34 wheels, with forged construction, and awesome design. I don’t know about you, but to me, it looks Great! With a capital G.

Source: speedhunters.com

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Can your Mitsubishi Lancer GT spell Carbon Fiber Evolution X?

Garahe Lancer
How can you make your Mitsubishi Lancer GT spell Carbon Fiber Evolution X? If you replace enough sheetmetal with carbon fiber, it will not just learn how to spell it, it will bow to your every bidding. Carbon fiber hood, check. Carbon fiber fenders, check. Carbon fiber side skirts, check. Carbon fiber spoiler, check. Carbon fiber trunk lid, check. Carbon fiber canards (the winglets on the sides of the front bumper), check. Carbon fiber valve cover, check.

Garahe Lancer Rear Glass
Oh yes, even the vortex generator is made of carbon fiber.

Makes you wonder whats on the inside eh? Well let me give you a tour.
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What good is a car, much so a show car, if the interior is no good? This Lancer holds nothing back. Worth noting are Recaro Bucket Seats and Sabelt Seat Belts to keep you glued to your seat at speed, and an AVT Touch Screen Head unit as well as a monitor on the rear view mirror for those times when you just can’t be at speed.

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You are not seeing things. Indeed, two of the car’s four monitors are found on the rear seat’s headrests. Want to project virtual passenger faces at the back? This is the way to do it.

So take a good look at this car and take your pick: Carbon Fiber Accents, or Red Paint as the accent? Either way, the 19 inch Work Varianza Wheels finishes it off for good measure.

Specifications:

Ride: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GT
Owner: Patrick Ting
Custom Modified into Evo X
Evo X Front Bumper
Evo X Rear Bumper
Carbon Fiber X Hood
Carbon Fiber X Fenders
Cabon Fiber X Sideskirts
Carbon Fiber X Spoiler
Carbon Fiber X Trunk
Carbon Fiber X Vortex Generator
Carbon Fiber X Canards
Carbon Fiber X Engine Cover
Carbon Fiber X Valve Cover
19″ Work Varianza Wheels
4 Monitors
AVT Touch Screen Head Unit
Ralliart Shift Knob
Recaro Bucket Seats
Sabelt Seatbelts
HKS Exhaust and Pipes

Sources:

Garahe Paint and Body
R.L. Cruz Motorworks

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Car Tuning for the World’s Cheapest Car – Tata Nano by DC Design

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Yes, yes, I know. The Tata Nano isn’t available in the Philippines. But hey, who hasn’t heard of the Tata Nano? It’s the world’s cheapest car for crying out loud! And if someone will ever dare to tune it, then the world will take notice! New Delhi-based Carnation Auto has teamed up with Dilip Chhabria’s DC Design to bring you tuning options for the Nano, such as the example you see here.

Can you imagine that this head-turning Tata Nano used to look like this?
TataNano Stock
What an awesome transformation. Hey hey hey! I bet bodykit builders out there are taking notice of the front bumper design. Source of inspiration for one of your future designs eh? All i can say is that it looks incredibly good. And can easily transform some sub compact hatchback into a super head turner.

Source: carnationdc.com via indanautotalk.com

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E92 BMW M3 plus Honda Odyssey equals Most Awesome BMW Van Conversion

BMW M3 Honda Odyssey
This is perhaps the world’s first BMW Van ever made… Well not by BMW of course. It’s a custom conversion combining a Honda Odyssey with an E92 BMW M3 front end. And by God it looks totally awesome! Minus the extreme negative camber of course. But for all we know this ride a trick airbag or hydraulic system that raises the suspension when it’s about to roll.

The intergration of the E92 BMW M3 front end onto the rest of the Honda Odyssey is completely seamless! Plus the WORK Gnosis GS1 wheels to match the BMW theme. I know A-Toy and Starbright plus a whole lot of other shops do conversions. I wonder if they could pull off something like this?

Source: jonsibal.com

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Video Preview: TITAN MOVIE – Celebrating The Nurburgring


Titan is an upcoming film about endurance racing at the world’s longest race track – The Nurbugring. Directed by Stephane Benini, this movie promises to be a big and epic movie about the Le Mans Racing Series.

Before you play this, make sure you’ve got your speakers turned up real loud as you’ll be in for an exciting and enjoyable ride. And surely this will be a teaser that’ll make your butt ache in anticipation of the upcoming movie. Enjoy!

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