Varis Widebody EVO X by Emperor Motorsports

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Would you agree with me when I say that Varis has developed what is arguably the best looking wide body kit you can get for the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X?

And not only does it look good, it was built with function in mind. Because when this kit was developed, it was with the intention of building the fastest EVO X in the world.

Read on as we take you through a tour around this awesome ride…

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DriftMob’s Tire-Slaying 1JZ Old School Toyota Celica

Photos by Philip Aragones

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It’s Thursday once again, so for our TBT, we’re giving some old school love. Check out DriftMob Works Pilipinas’ tire-slaying 1JZ-powered Toyota Celica competition drift car…

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Stance in the City

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With the Honda City being considered to be one of the best, if not the best, subcompact car in our local market today, it’s no wonder why just about everywhere you look, you’ll see a Honda City parked up or rolling down the street. Everybody had to get their hands on one. But what’s interesting is that you’ll see who the real car enthusiasts are when you those which are far from stock.

While there are some who would modify a Honda City with the objective of going faster, I kinda like seeing Honda Citys that have been modified with form over function in mind. Just like how this particular car enthusiast turned a sweet sleek City into an absolute street sweeper.

That’s just me though. This may not be your cup of tea, but here at Custom Pinoy Rides, we’ve learned to appreciate the different genres of car customization. Because if everyone else had the same idea about how a car should be modified, then the car tuning industry would be boring, right?

Having said that, since the Honda City was intended to be a “City Car,” seeing one that looks good even while going slow in city traffic appeals to me, albeit compromising practicality. They say “low is a lifestyle,” so you have to pay to play, right? Like how race cars are “purpose-built” to go fast, this car has been “purpose-built” and stanced-out to look good.

So yeah, you read the title right. I meant to say “$ex in the City,” because this stanced Honda City is just pure $ex.

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Bad and Blue: Chopped and Caged Honda K20-Powered Toyota bB

Photos by Philip Aragones and Christian Chan

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When you see a car that’s hugging the ground, rolls on aggressive-offset wheels with meaty tires poking beyond the fenderwells with millimeters of upward suspension travel remaining you have got to take notice. This Toyota bB (Scion xB to our Western brothers) has got exactly that.

And when you’re done admiring it’s shiny blue paint, you scratch your head and wonder, because there’s definitely more going on that some people just may not comprehend. The creative hood design reveals the car’s powerplant, which is something that you won’t really see from any car that came out of the Toyota stable…

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CRZ-inspired Honda Civic FD?

Photos by Philip Aragones

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I’ll be quite frank in saying that it’s very rare for me to end up speechless about a particular car I see. Usually, it’ll be because I don’t know what it is. And seeing this car right here rendered me utterly speechless. I mean, I know it’s a Honda Civic FD. But do my eyes deceive me? Or am I seeing a Honda CRZ-inspired body kit for the Civic FD?

I’m seeing Mugen elements in the design but other than that, I can’t really tell. I could be wrong about the CRZ bit too. Maybe it’s a one-off? I’m not really sure. But I would appreciate it if you guys would enlighten me.

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B2B IX: Checking-Out some Awesome Car Audio Setups

Photos by Philip Aragones

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I’d say Bumper to Bumper Car Shows have so far been, in my opinion, a haven for car audio enthusiasts. And the latest one held in Manila – B2B IX, was no different. So if you’re into Car Audio and In-Car Entertainment, these photos will be a treat. Hopefully this will give you an idea on what your next car audio setup will be?

Read on to see the rest of the gallery…

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3 Ways to make your Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Look Cooler!

Photos by Philip Aragones and Christian Chan

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The Toyota 86 / Subaru BRZ is one of those cars that really made a strong presence in 2013. So it’s no surprise that we’ve seen various iterations of it during the recently concluded Manila Auto Salon. And from what we’ve gathered and observed, apart from slapping on a set of aftermarket wheels, there are now so many ways to spice it up and make it look even cooler!

Check out what we think are 3 more ways to make your Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, or Scion FR-S look more awesome…

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Tricked-Out Mazda 3

Photos by Philip Aragones

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We’ve received a comment on one of our previous posts that went like “Some people tune cars not just for form and/or function, but to showcase talent, art, and creativity.” Well, that’s exactly what came to mind when we saw this tricked-out Mazda 3, as seen in the recent Bumper 2 Bumper Car Show.

With all-out customizations inspired from DTM race cars, show cars, supercars, and everything in between, this Mazda 3 has modifications that some people wouldn’t even dare put on their race car, nor on their daily driver…

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Rat Rod Style Toyota bB

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With so many versions of modified Toyota bB’s and Scion xB’s out there, it’s not that easy to stand out and get noticed. But what we’re featuring here today is something that definitely stood out and caught our eye – a Rat Rod inspired rendition of a modified Toyota bB.

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Tintin David’s Ultra-Widebody Nissan 350Z

Photos by Philip Aragones and Christian Chan

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This is one remarkable Nissan 350Z, and that is to say the least. If only you guys knew the level of work and attention to detail that went into this build, then you’ll probably appreciate it even more.

Consider this post to be a teaser because we’re looking to do an all-out shoot of this car soon. So in the meantime, I’ll just give you a briefing on what this is all about.

Have you ever heard someone tell you to just go ahead and find the wheels you like and build the car around them? And if you want the fitment to be aggressive, then a good starting point is when you have no idea if the wheels will fit? Well, that’s exactly what happened here. Read on to see the rest of the story…

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