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.

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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.

RVIP Lexus

Sema day two highlights

Day two:

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Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.3: The VIPS

Some of these are less than traditional, but all have a VIP flavor!

Acura CL painted Laguna blue from a E46 M3, rocking BMW 7 Series wheels:Image

Non traditional wheel color choice, but it works on this stanced Acura RL:Image

Luxury Abstract wheels work wonders on this blacked out toucan-beaked Acura TL:Image

This mask was on the dash of the red-wheeled Acura TL above!Image

Good looking Honda Accord on some wheels I don’t know the name of:Image

Luxury Abstract mesh makes another appearance on this blacked out  Honda Accord:
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Black not your style? How about white on white like this Honda Accord?Image

The BMW 7 series wheels are very popular for VIP on a budget due to their availability and wide 19″ sizes, as shown in chrome on this Infiniti M45:Image

Some really nice custom work on the back bumper of this Infiniti M45:Image

Burgundy paint and bronze lips make this wheel choice pop on this G35:Image

Infiniti M45’s are a staple in the VIP ethos of tuning, and it’s not hard to see why!Image

G35’s are making their mark too, as this example on Weds Kranze Bazreia proves!Image

The lighting wasn’t very good in this shot, but BMW 7 series wheels make a third appearance. Check out the JDM front bumper on this Infiniti M45.Image

G37 looking aggressive!Image

Another Infiniti M45:Image

Another, with a ton of custom bodywork:Image

G37 coupe rolling through:Image

Mustang Cobra wheels work well on this Lexus GS300:Image

The blacked out accents make this Lexus GS430 look menacing:Image

Some rarely seen Work VS-MX on this Lexus SC300:Image

Simple styling and color matching sets this Lexus GS430 off!Image

BMW 7 series wheels on this Nissan 300ZX give it a little VIP style!Image

 

Still more to come from Import Alliance!

 

Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.1: Trucks

Certainly not the expected first post I’m sure, but considering I have a blogger following me called “Truck and Ute”, I figured I’d post some for him! His blog below:

http://truckandute.wordpress.com/

BMW X6M:

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Slammed GMC Jimmy on sick wheels:Image

Not the biggest fan of the flares/fenders and bedside on this Datsun 620, but they are pretty well done:

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This Datsun 620 has been all over the internet. I should do a post on this thing sometime! It’s got a lot of neat design touches and engineering.Image

Big Ford F-100 lurking:Image

Lifted Ford F-250 cruised around for a while:Image

Should have taken more pics of this lowered CRV on Work Meister reps.Image

Another Honda SUV, the Element, this one was on some clean polished wheels:Image

Big whale of an Infiniti FX45 looking good lowered on some mesh wheels:ImageImageImage

Clean Grand Cherokee SRT8:Image

How about a dirty Toyota Land Cruiser?Image

Toyota Pickup, N50 chassis lowered on Mitsubishi Starion wheels:Image

This clown was trying to do donuts in this litfted Tacoma… open diff plus tall ride height does not a drift make.Image

Totoyta Pickup, N30 generation. This guy has been on Stanceworks with a lot of pics of this truck. I like these trucks a lot. Image

A few more Toyota Pickups, N40 chassis, and check out the turbo setup on the last one!ImageImageImageImage

 

More pics from Import Alliance, comment if there’s something you want to see!

Cool wheels that work on everything, v.2.2: BBS LM

BMW E39 on BBS LM:Image

GE8 Honda Fit on BBS LM:

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Honda Odyysey JDM on BBS LM:Image

Loving the bodywork on this S2K widebody:Image

Race ready or pavement scraping, BBS LM go well on everything, just check out this slammed Infiniti Q45:Image This FD3S RX7 has been all over the internet lately, and for good reason: BBS LM’s, slammed stance, clean aero!

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Bayside Blue R34 on BBS LM: A match made in heaven.Image 

The ill-loved RWD Porsche 944 works on BBS LM’s too!Image 

Slammed Subaru Legacy making the BBS LM’s work!Image 

The little Suzuki Cappuccino with big BBS LM’s!Image 

Toyota Chaser on BBS LMs:

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Volvo 850’s just don’t get enough attention.Image 

This Beetle has all kinds of Porsche mechanicals:  engine, trans  suspension  brakes, etc. Image 

The BBS LM works so well on Euro’s like this Audi TT.Image

Unusual cars to see stanced, v.4:

Nissan Primera/ Infiniti G20 on Work Equip:Image

Toyota Corolla/ Geo Prizm on XXR wheels:Image

Geo Storm on banded steels, cambered out and hellaflush, from Japan of all places!Image

Toyota Tacoma X-Runner on Varrstoen 2.2.2’s. Definitely something I could see myself driving in a few years.

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How about a slammed and blacked out Ford Flex?Image

Flatbed Mazda B-series pickup stanced on steelies!Image

Not something you see very often: a slammed, vintage, supercar: the Detomaso Pantera on air ride.

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Tjin Edition Pontiac Solstice on One Lug wheels:Image

Well that’s an interesting license plate frame on your Mercedes CLS:Image

When worlds collide: Work CR Kai on a Supercharged V6 Ford Thunderbird.Image

East Coast Fitment Fitment Festival 11/03/12 v.1:

A collection of images from The East Coast Fitment Festival in Concord, NC.

This Pontiac looked slammed in more ways than one. Image

I love these fender flares, I would definitely use these if I had an E36!Image

Mustang Mach 1 wheels on this Nissan 300ZX looked good.Image

This paint was crazy, it had a ton of pearl or flake or something in it.ImageImageImage

Not a fan of this paint job, but at least it was well executed.Image

Why orange grille and wheels? Because racecar.Image

The fitment this Evo was rocking was pretty impressive. I love these deep dish Work wheels.ImageImageImageImageImage

JDM front bumper on this Infiniti M series looked good… I liked his flag too. Image

R32 Skyline wearing a Veilside kit was a treat.Image

More to come!