2 Cents

We’re working on a new feature to bring you. One of our very own admins and close friends for BobsYrUncle and in between updates I wanted to give my 2 cents about the industry.

Thinking back to when I first was obsessed with “modding” my car was probably back in 1997-98 when saving for an intake, clear corners and exhaust would brea the bank. Having a after school job was your means of fixing up your car. I remember trying not to spend a dime so i could save and buy Neuspeed springs (cause coilovers were just too out of reach and seemed like a thing from the future) Getting an intake would be like a gift from god and hearing the first rev made you feel like you just added 25 hp to your ride. Greddy exhaust would have you eating top ramen for days/ months till that moment you had enough to make the purchase bring it home and install with the homies. Those were the days.

For some reason maybe i don’t see it or hear about it anymore it seems like the new this to do is calling all the hard working less fortunate people’s builds “rice” I mean you take us old school people and their first builds out now a days and would we be called rice for building it slowly and adding what we can afford? What happened to the comeradity and enthusiasts nod for someones hard work. It would seem that a lot of people now a days are on a high horse . I could be wrong here but where is everyone getting their money ? I’m not saying everyones driving a sick ride but there’s plenty of the youngsters keeping up with the big boys, build wise and it just baffles me.  What happened to the days or working after school or weekend gigs to make that extra money. Saving for that one mediocre part and showing it off to the homies. I guess times have changed and the industries evolved .. into something good? .. I don’t know.. but it certainly is different. /2 Cents

EVO X: TrackFun

Time flew by so quickly I meant to do a couple updates this week but I was only able to bring you one. So I’m bringing you another feature vehicle. This time track side. Thought I’d try and see we can fire out a BobsYrUncle crew or supporter feature once a week.
This is a homie of mine, Daniel Park. he recently sent me these pics of his Evo X at ButtonWillow and I thought they were blog worthy, definitely wanted to share. Hopefully we can make it out to the track and get some coverage ourselves. But till then these pics will have to do.

Enjoy

Doing it Right: Civic EK

This Florida Civic EK had my attention right away with how clean it was. Nothing over the top and no unnecessary flair. Nice interior touches with the Recaro Tomcats and matching door panels and rear sets. It’s all in the details and this hatch in my eyes is doing it right.

Photos by El fuego Studios

Heavenly FD3S: CCW

Browsing the world wide interweb I stumbled on this simple and clean FD3S Mazda RX-7 and loved the look so much i wanted to share with you guys. Complete Custom Wheels [CCW] and good clean (still functional) drop and voila. It’s as good as gold. I was looking for more info on the car or even an engine bay shot but these few pics are all I could find. Hopefully I’ll stumble on some more info later and share more about this car again later.

Photo creds to D.Atkinson

CR8TIVE: Kandy Purple AE86

Details details details.. it’s all in the details and this AE86 is chalk full of little details and perfection that i wouldn’t even begin to try and describe. I was lucky enough to be friends with the owner(s) of this AE86 from  Creative Car Audio and Motorsports and see this car being built and go to shows and park together (when i was showing) was awesome! Feels like such a long time ago now. Which it probably is, but still they were good times.

Since then the Hachiroku has been sold to someone in NY and i haven’t heard the where about since. Hopefully it’s still in one piece and the owners enjoying the car and it’s quality parts.

Mod list after the pics.

1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S

Engine:
AE111 Blacktop Motor
Toda Cam Gears
Toda Cam Shafts
Koyo Radiator
HKS Timing Belt
Jubiride 110mm Funnels
Jubiride Throttle Panel
Jubiride Throttle Nets
Setrab Oil Cooler
TRD Clutch
TRD Short Shifter
DT High Rise Header
DT Reservoir Tank
Mezeire Catch Tank
Trust DD Exhaust
Kaaz 2 way LSD

EMS:
Electromotive Tec3R ECU

Suspend:
Nagisa Auto Shock Plates
Project Mu Adjustable Pillar Mounts
Cusco Lateral Bar
Jubiride Front Brace Support Bar
Cusco Sway Bars
Cusco Front Strut Bar
Cusco Rear Strut Bar
Jubiride Upper Rear Bar
Jubiride Rearseat Triangle Bar
Beatrush Rear Trunk Bar
Do-Luck Rear Floor Bar
Cusco 6 Point Rollcage
Cusco Side Add-on Bars
Cusco Rear Diagonal Add-on Bar
T3 Front Triangle Bar
Vertex Engine Dampener
TRD Short Stroke Struts
TRD Springs
Cusco Roll Adapters

Interior:
Recaro SP-G Seats
Takata Harnesses
Defi Gauges (oil pressure/water)
Vertex Steering Wheel
Signal Auto Quick Release (in one of pictures with the Recaros, you can see the flip up hub, that will not be included with the car, we are switching it out with the Signal Auto Quick Release)
Project Mu Pedels
Sparco Foot Plate
Project Mu Shift Knob
Pioneer DEH-6500 Headunit
Odessey Battery

Exterior:
Origins Carbon Fiber Rear Visor
CF Carbon Fiber Hatch
Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood
Vertex Body Kit
Redline Tail Lights
House of Colors (Candy Purple paint inside & out)

Wheels:
Volk TE37’s (14×6) with Toyo Tires
Project Mu Brake Calipers

240SX: S13 Stunner

Trolling the web I stumbled upon this gem S13 240sx. It’s a little different from one side to the other which caught me by surprise. Dudes running 2 different wheels! Which isn’t bad… and I admit I’ve done it before while being sponsored by wheel companies. Overall car looks great Simple but with that added attention to detail is where it’s at. Check it out and you be the judge.

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