Nissan 240SX from SOWO 2014

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Sema: Chevy C10

I love the 67-72 and 73-87 C10 trucks, and I know I’m not alone. Lifted, lowered, rat rod or restored, show or race? Which is best? I’ll let you decide:

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Sema: Suit and Tie edition

“VIP” has grown as a style from the days of big black, mostly stock-bodied Japanese sedans slammed on static suspension and big expensive wheels. Nowadays, pretty much any color and any make is fair game, as well as crazy body kits and loud details.

The new, “Imported from Detroit” Chrysler 300C looks natural dropped on flashy wheels.

RVIP Chrysler 300C

The new Hyundai Genesis sedan sitting mean in a dark grey is another example of the new VIP.

RVIP Hyundai Genesis (2)

Another Genesis sedan.

RVIP Hyundai Genesis

Fitment being on point is still a big part of the VIP trend as demonstrated on this VIP Y50, or Infiniti M45 as it is more commonly known.

RVIP Infiniti M45 (2)

Another Infiniti M45. What are your thoughts on these wheels?

RVIP Infiniti M45

The Lexus LS is a staple of the VIP trend.

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A little more traditional style here!

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Elvis Skender, founder of Stancenation had his brilliant Lexus LS400 on display in the excellent Toyo Tires Treadpass.

RVIP Lexus LS430

The new Lexus LS.

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Dodge Charger Daytona / Plymouth Superbird

Not a vehicle you see modified very often!

Petty colors look good on this Dodge Charger Daytona:

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Pro Street with the big and littles wheel and tire combo:Image

Love the look of the big tires and worn, battle scarred exterior hunkered down:Image

There are actually a few converted convertible Satellites i believe that have been given the Dodge Charger Daytona treatment:Image

This thing is so crazy! I’m pretty sure it is a tube frame type vehicle with fiberglass body panels.

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Mr. Angry’s “Project Angrier” – a 180mph track ready Charger Daytona replica:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mr.+angry’s+1969+dodge+daytona&rlz=1C1_____enUS401US401&oq=mr+angry+dod&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l4.8368j0j9&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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Vin Diesel drives this gorgeous machine in the latest Fast and Furious movie:ImageImageImage

200mph aerodynamics worked on the superspeedway, so why not the 1/4 mile? Drag prepped chop top Charger Daytona? Yes Please!Image

Gotta love the Bill Goldberg-Year One Charity Plymouth Superbird! More info:

http://moparblog.com/bill-goldberg-1970-plymouth-superbird-on-ebay/Image

Another flat black Charger Daytona, prepped for the 1/4 mile too!Image

Someone should build another one like this Speedster style Dodge Charger Daytona:Image

 

Dodge Charger Daytona Breaks Records At Bonneville

 

In September 1971, NASCAR driver Bobby Isaac took his Daytona Charger to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Isaac broke 28 world speed records, most notably the two-way flying mile speed of 216.946 miles per hour.

Source:http://www.classic-car-history.com/dodge-charger-daytona-history.htm

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Lee Sicilios 1969 Dodge Daytona 283 mph Bonneville racer:

Source and a ton of insane build pics:

http://bangshift.com/blog/car-feature-lee-sicilios-1969-dodge-daytona-283-mph-bonneville-racer-can-he-run-300-in-a-muscle-car-we-think-so.html

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And a european drag prepped American Superspeedway prepped muscle car? Oh yeah!Image

Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.2: Honda Civics

The bread and butter of any good Import Alliance meet: the Honda Civics!

Clean and simple, a good example of the popular style right now.

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Not quite sure why the fender is a different color, but I’m a big fan of color matched wheels!Image

Another simple Civic: Drop, stylish well fitted wheels, done!Image

I was digging the front bumper setup on this EG coupe!Image

Shaved bay, chromed components, white letter tires, and more.. tons of stuff going on here.Image

Another EG showing how a shaved bay should be done.Image

Enkei’s new Apache wheel, well represented on this EF hatch.Image

More on the car this engine bay is attached to coming up soon!Image

I like this shade of blue, and the BBS RS’s aren’t bad either!Image

Some nice details on the EK Coupe: 5 lug swap, Prelude wheels (with the rears going the wrong way) Projectors, etc.

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Stance done wrong: too much height and needs either more camber or a narrower tire.Image

Stance done right!Image

I have a friend who just bought a Civic like this:Image

Anyone know what wheels are on this super-dumped EK sedan?Image

Not a fan of the hood bra or front camber, but otherwise really nice!Image

This thing had some seriously tiny tires on it! I think they were 165/45R15’s!Image

Yet another example of the less-is-more style.Image

Mugen edition Civic looking mean!Image

Look, twins!

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I know there’s not much done, but I like how aggressive this one looks, I like the color and it was so clean!

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Another set of wheels I can’t identify! Also note the Civic RR style bumper.Image

The JDM converted rear looks so much better than ours!Image

K swap and J Line wheels set this Sunburst orange EK off right!Image

Some like it, some hate it, but either way the Rat look is making an impact on our scene.Image

Four red EG’s all together.Image

Lower it! Drag DR27 low offsets on this one too.Image

It’s amazing what a drop and a good set of wheels will do! Why don’t more people mod beige cars?

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Yep. Pennies.

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I think this guy had the worst luck of anyone I’d seen at the show. Busted oil pan, cracked wheel, damaged quarter panel, and cracked windshield.Image

Teal and blue: 1 of a kind.Image

Okay, maybe 2 of a kind!Image

XXR 527’s making an appearance on this gunmetal EK.Image

The stance on this thing is spot on. I love the color, the wheels, the fitment  the whole package just works for me.Image

Steven Campbell, take notes!Image

White on white Civic peeking out of the line of stanced hellaflush rides!Image

Got camber?

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J lines again!

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Gold on black, a timeless combo!Image

Like K swaps?

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Pretty nice tuck going on here!Image

 

Much more to come!

BMW E30 M3

BMW M3 on OZ racing wheels:

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BMW M3 widebody on color matched wheels:

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Liking this color scheme:

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BBS RK’s on this E30 M3:

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Classic HRE’s work well with the E30 M3’s lines:

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White on white, BBS RK’s, factory widebody, what’s not to like?

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Black on black with late model wheels:

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This thing is sick! Big turbo, enhanced flares,wide 3 piece wheels, custom paint and more!Image

Note the valve covers, intake manifold and throttle body location. That’s right, it’s packing a Chevy LS series engine!Image

Rota RB-R’s look awesome with the pumped up fenders!

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BBS RS: A timeless classic that works on any euro auto!

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A hint of JDM with the carbon hood and Advan RGII:

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Not sure what wheels these are, maybe BBS RF?

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And now something totally diiferent: A slick shod, drag prepped turbo eqipped race ready E30 M3!Image

Chevy Luv

How awesome is this Chevy Luv Mud truck?

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The thing on the left, looking like a traditional hot rod, is actually a Chevy Luv!Image

Not really a 4×4 any longer: Pro Street Chevy Luv roasting the tires!

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I love how rough and gnarly this thing looks.

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From lowered to lifted, the Luv does it all!

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Although it seems most are low-riders or Pro Street Chevy Luvs.Image

Missing something?

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Baja style Chevy Luv

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Slammed Chevy Luv on Torq Thrusts!

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Chevy Luv totin’ two at the dragstrip!
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This one has so many cool details. My favorite is the exhaust stacks.

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Chrysler 300C

Kicking things off with a VIP style Chrysler 300C on Weds Kranze BazeriaImage

Next up, a “dub style” variant:

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Is there anything that a clean mesh wheel doesn’t look good on?Image

Marching to the beat of a different drum: A road race prepped Chrysler 300C!Image

Sometimes VIP can take on  a different look:

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Gangster whitewalls on a flat black Chrysler 300C? Oh yeah!Image

Believe it or not, but this picture is several years old, before many people were really doing anything with this platform.

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How about that fitment? Hellaflush Chrysler 300C!Image

Two tone working well on this one:

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This is proof-positive that ANYTHING can be fast, even a gigantic luxo-barge can pull tires with enough power and grip!

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How the Japanese do Chrysler 300C:

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SRT-10 Ram wheels on this Chrysler 300C:

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Slammed Chrysler 300C:

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Hellaflush, slammed, deep dish wheels, what more can you ask for? Platinum VIP x Liberty Walk, click the link for more info:

http://www.stancenation.com/2012/12/23/platinum-vip-x-liberty-walk-japan-slammed-chrysler-300/

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First Gen Ford Focus, silver:

Let’s start off with a rear wheel drive swapped 5.4L powered version:Image

Cosworth Ford Focus:

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Wagons can play too:

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There was never a sedan SVT Focus, but that didn’t stop one guy from doing it:Image

5 lug swap with BBS RE on Ford Focus:

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Ford Focus on Cobra R wheels:

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And a ZX3 Focus on Cobra R wheels

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