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I'm not normally a fan of the VW scene, and the wheel setup is still a little too Stance Nation for me, but this...this I like. The fact it's based on an actual Cup car is cool, and the black/bronze/baby blue combo really works. Not a colour I would have picked at first, but it actually looks really nice here.
Keep the wheels themselves, but use a more sensible offset/width and I'd drive the hell out of this.
1 week, 2 days ago on A Golf Cup Car For The Street
New Liberty Walk kit, will be the same as the old Liberty Walk kit.
Nice choice of base car at least.
1 week, 6 days ago on BBI + CSF + Liberty Walk:<br /> The Road To SEMA
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Liberty Walk & The 458 Challenge
Jesus, that's immaculate. Seriously cool though, nice to see something a little different and rarer. There's just something about Cosworth Mercs that does it for me. I especially like the real 90s vibe with the exterior mods, wheels etc - it's very fitting.
I second @taids though, some audio in articles where you talk up the engine sound would be a neat little addition.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Carbs Only Diet: A 190 Benz That Barks
This is awesome. The widened fenders and huge wheels/tyres make it look so menacing. I do like Pro Touring builds, but the old school mechanics and history of this make a nice change. The Lexan spoiler is a very neat little touch too.
Again, very cool.
4 weeks ago on The Big Red Corvette
I've always liked these Sciroccos. They might just be a rebodied Golf, but they are a very pretty rebodied Golf. Part of me thinks this would have been cooler with a mental version of the standard engine, but still can't argue with AWD and 800hp.
1 month ago on Full Drivetrain Swap: The Quattro Scirocco
Toyota needs to make this right now.
1 month ago on The FT-1 Returns
Maybe you should ask yourselves why so many people are posting comments like this in the first place.
1 month ago on The Scion Tuner Challenge Starts Now!
Oh look, Vossens and air bags. And the owner works for Vossen! It even has a Vossen badge on the centre console. I never would have guessed.
Pretty sure Speedhunters is knowingly trolling us now. Nobody can be THIS stupid, right? Right?
1 month ago on A Blown, Aired-Out Infiniti G37:</br> The Perfect Japanese Luxury GT Coupe?
It doesn't matter what the community suggests. In all likelihood it's just going to be Air Lift suspension, Vossen wheels and a TRA Kyoto bodykit anyway.
Yes, yes and more yes. Taking the ultimate production GTR and making it even better. Everything is so well done and comprehensive as well, using all high quality parts. It's the standard that all GTR builds should be held to.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Stuff GT-R Dreams Are Made Of
This car can take a great big helping of "nope" on the way to "Fuckthatville".
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
@MattTomczek @Hotcakes Well hot damn. Nurse can we get a feature here, stat?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Bay Area Style: The Car Meet Evolved
@MattTomczek @Hotcakes No problems at all, happy to give props to such a clean, well executed car.
Wow, those are some impressive specs! Yet they don't look too outlandish or stance-y either. Definitely a solid choice with the ZE40s though.
Can you share any more info on the car?
Seems like a really cool meet. The choice of that warehouse for the setting is rather awesome too, very different.
Also nice to see some more performance-oriented builds. That STI on ZE40s is super clean.
And that 240Z looks like it'll chew your face off, haha.
The article itself was well written, but you guys REALLY need to come up with a new opening paragraph for every stance article, ever. We got it the first 500 times, some people like stance and some people don't and why can't we all just get along?
That Corolla wagon is awesome though.
2 months ago on Reign Of Peace: Offset Kings Japan
I just...don't know where to start here. Page 3 in particular. Excuse me while I wipe up my drool from the floor.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Noises, The Sounds: The Festival
Correct, it's one of only two Uhlenlaut (Ultralight) coupes built. Sort of a hybrid between the roofless 300SLR and the regular SL. You can tell because it has the faired in headlights of the SLR.
2 months, 1 week ago on Festival In A Blur: Goodwood Speeds Past
The IMSA Audi is just mental, in the best possible way. Though it does make me laugh how far forward that engine is!
This is hilariously awesome. It's like a Gatebil build, but it just "fits" more. Maybe it's because it's comparatively subtle. Maybe it's because the engine swap is still from the same "family" rather than being a generic BMW engine/2JZ. Very cool.
That red interior is VERY red though!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Back Seats? We Prefer A V8…<br/> Beware: Ferrari Inside!
I'm really liking this. I've always preferred the Levin front, but any AE86 still does it for me. Especially when it's done like this. Proper Japanese style, right down to the mismatched Bride drivers seat.
Reminds me a lot of the cars I used to read about in High Performance Imports back in the day! Cars which you probably wrote about. :p
Nice choice of background, too. Photos came out really well.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Hawaiian Hachi With A Nissan Heart
Cudas are awesome, and this is no exception. Nice article, too Aaron. Always cool to see people learning and discovering new things with their project cars. I'd love if SH could keep us up to date in this.
I have to say, I actually think the bare black/primer grey two-tone works for some reason!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Dream It. Build It. The Kiwi Kuda
There never fails to be such a cool mix of cars at these parking lot events. Extra cool points because they're all genuine street cars.
Definitely a different mix of cars to Daikoku though. Are the surrounding areas...better off?
Those shots with the city skyline in the background are awesome though.
I hope you intend to keep us posted on your GTR's upgrades. ;)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Night Starts Here: Tatsumi PA
Oh my yes. More like this please. While I do miss the slightly more "raw" character of earlier Evos, I've always been a big fan of the X, especially when it's modified like this. Very nice and comprehensive build in that particularly Japanese way.
Standouts for me are:
- The widebody kit. This is how to do them right.
- Those G25s are to die for.
- That carbon airbox is pure porn. Ditto the shifter.
Keep it up!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on How To Build The Perfect Late-Model</br> Lancer Evolution
Sorry Mike, I should mention the partner comments weren't directed at this particular story. For whatever reason this morning, I felt like venting and this happened to be the story that was close by.
I'm still not a fan of this particular car, but for what it's worth the partner comments were borne out of general frustration and not this article specifically.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on A Skyline GT-R. Bagged. On Dubs.
Narrow minded? I don't care if it's stanced or whatever. I can appreciate variety. The problem is there ISN'T variety. Every second article is a partner advertorial.
SH used to post stanced cars, drift cars, time attack cars, muscle cars, Japanese demo cars, race cars, supercars, stance shows, Super Lap Battles, FIA GT races and everything in between. Now it's all just Rocket Bunny and airbags. I'd actually be interested in doing the maths to see how much exactly.
Even if you disregard the content itself, I still feel the actual quality of writing isn't as good as it used to be either (see my comment about the opening sentence, for example.
I still come here because I miss the "old" SH. There are still flashes of that old brilliance from writers like Larry and Dino, but overall it's declining.
Yes, I am "MAd Br0" (10/10 effort for capitalisation by the way). The overall quality of content has REALLY gone down hill over the last 6-12 months.
Let's play a fun little game I like to call Speedhunters bingo.
- Is the car in question an iconic performance car? Yes.
- Does the article have the exact same "purists/haters/people with functioning eyeballs look away now" opening sentence as every other article on a shitty car? Yes.
- Does the car lack any functional mods whatsoever? Yes.
- Does it have a Liberty Walk kit? No.
- Does it have Airlift suspension? Not quite, but along the same lines.
- Does it have Rotiform/Vossen wheels? No, but they're still a stupid fitment and ride height.
- Does the article mention at least 14 partners in the space of three sentences? No.
- Does the car have stupid mods that are only there for attention's sake? Yes, please see gearstick.
Damn, not quite bingo. It's ok though, there's still plenty of time for you to feature the next Speedhunters x EA x TRA Kyoto x RWB x Fatlace x Vossen x Rotiform x Airlift x BECAUSE GATEBIL x #wittyhashtag demo car.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Liberty Walk’s Road To SEMA Starts Now
I think you may have missed a few hyperlinks to "partners".
2 months, 3 weeks ago on MADBUL Meets Rocket Bunny
I'm generally not a fan of RWB. Their cars are just too much of a caricature, almost like a parody of old racing Porsches rather than a tribute.
This is better though. The rear is still too wide for me, and it's still very much more of the same, but the blended guards and RSR theme are much better. Would have liked to see some further NA engine work, but I understand it's a daily driver (though I feel those rear guards might make that rather difficult!).
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Enter The ’70s: RWB’s Latest Creation
Ferrari do this every couple of years, generally when the regulations aren't to their liking, or they want to renegotiate their share of the TV income. They did it when the turbo four cylinder engine regulations were floated, they're doing it now, and they'll do it again.
They may very well enter Le Mans, but Ferrari will never leave F1. It's just politics and mind games.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Ferrari: Goodbye F1, Hello Le Mans?
Wow. I can't even begin to start with this, there's just so many awesome cars.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The Best Cars & Coffee Ever?
Nice wheels, but not sure I understand the comments about them not copying existing designs. They're Fuchs with the spoke centres removed.
3 months ago on Made In LA: <br />Wheels Fit For An Outlaw
I'm fourthing the comment for more coverage of the Audi in the opening shot!
I really do enjoy the annual Gatebil coverage. But, and I know it sounds ridiculous, I'm starting to get a little jaded with it. It's like, "oh look, ANOTHER car with a 1000hp BMW engine swap", or "hey, there's another car that doesn't have it's OEM engine, who expected that?!"
Again, I know it sounds crazy, because builds like that aren't actually common in "the real world". Maybe it's just because literally all of them seem to gather in the one place at Gatebil.
3 months ago on Roll Up, Roll Up, Get Your Fresh Gatebil!
That KE70 is niiiiiiice. Clean, simple, just the right amount of retro. Ditto the RX3.
The purple car with the bosozoku pipes made me throw up a little in my mouth, though.
3 months, 1 week ago on Malaysia: A Modifying Melting Pot
The massive power and torque is nice, but I do miss the "purity" of the C6 Z06. I'm not normally an LSx kind of guy, but the LS7 really was something else.
I do very much like how the Z06 kit works on the C7, though. Pretty tasty.
3 months, 1 week ago on GM’s Most Powerful Production Car</br> Ready To Be Unleashed
Always been a big S2000 fan, and this one is no different. Nicely done, nothing too over the top. Though if it were my personal car, I'd have gone for some different wheels. Not that there's anything wrong with the SSRs, I just feel S2000s suit something like CE28Ns more. Personal taste and all.
Nice photography too, Dino. The driving shots in particular turned out really well.
3 months, 1 week ago on The Hawaiian Club Racer
So Dino, are those wheels concave or convex? ;)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Much Low, No Compromises
I do not like the wheels. I like the car. I would rather one over an Aventador, F12 et cetera et cetera. What's hard to understand about that?
Given your posts sound like they come from an angry teenager, I'm going to say you don't actually own that M3 you claim you do. "You couldn't even afford the lug nuts?". You're clearly 12, you couldn't even afford a Coke without pocket money.
EDIT: Just realised I broke the first rule of the internet. Don't feed the troll.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Lexus Screamer
The LFA actually reminds a lot of a McLaren in its absolute, unwaveringly clinical attention to detail. I love it. I'd probably take an LFA over a number of other faster, more "prestigious" competitors. And the noise, oh lord the noise!
Speaking of which, any chance of a video?
I will admit I'm not sold on the wheels, though. I know the Vossens are his demo car theme, but I think it would suit some nice lightweight BBS' more (some CH-Rs perhaps?).
"Because they can" doesn't seem like a particularly good reason to spend $10K on brakes for a car that can't crack 60mph in less than 8 seconds. Or wheels that don't actuallt suit the lines of the car, they're just chosen because of the badge. It's their car and they can do what they want, but hey.
I know Speedhunters covers all aspects of "automotive culture at large", and that includes purely aesthetic/non-functional mods. But lately the content really has been more like 70/30 in favour of the non-functional side of things. More performance content please.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Weapons Of Mass Acceleration At Turbokurve
I'll never understand this peculiarly VAG trend of fitting other OEM wheels/brakes to very mundane (and often otherwise stock) cars. Why does a hellaflush'd TT need Lamborghini carbon-ceramic brakes? Answer: it doesn't. Pose factor to the max.
There are some very cool cars here though. The "RS4" in particular, wheels aside. Ditto the R32. Supercharger is awesome, just not so much the 997 wheels.
That very purposeful looking dark grey S3 is NICE though.
"...but works more cohesively with the Mazda’s original lines."
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Mad Mike x Miura: Virtual Becomes Reality
@TROLLhunters @Hotcakes @MikeYee So what car do you drive, then?
If we're going to play that game, then there's no point in you commenting in defense of the article. Matt is a big boy, he doesn't need you acting on his behalf.
It's called discussion. Some people agree with others, some don't.
There is no counter argument to try again, because you do not have an argument to begin with. Or a leg to stand on, for that matter.
That being said, between your posts and your name, I'm beginning to realise you're not even here to have an argument or discussion, you're just here to get a rise out of people. I could tell you the sky is blue and you'd disagree.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on A Car Party Not For The Faint-Hearted
@TROLLhunters @MikeYee So, you have a problem with Jake's use of the word "moron", but you then go on to personally attack another poster and their car? Wow, real mature. Guess you'd fit right in at SoWo.
Yes, Jake can be..."abrasive", but he raises some good points in this post. All of which i completely agree with. Car culture (to use SH's beloved phrase) doesn't need any help being even more demonised than it already is.
For what it's, even if you disregard the potential negative impact on car culture, I don't think this is worthy of an article full stop. A party, hardly what I'd call "journalism".
Not sure I quite understand the point of owning a car for 30 years and never taking it out of an air conditioned garage. It's a car, it should be used. It's not like it's a collector's $15m classic Ferrari either. It's a Scirocco.
That R32 is insane though. A little low for my liking, but respect for actually making it a full build.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Six Of The Best From SoWo
Each to their own, but this trend of fitting the same over fenders to every single car ever needs to stop. Or, at the very least, designers need to start taking cues and inspiration from the lines of the base car. Don't just copy-paste the same kit onto every car.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?
And all of them copied real racing teams and manufacturers who have been fitting over fenders since, oh, the 1960s. Except those ones actually serve a functional purpose.
Those EFs are just...wow. The stance on the Tactical Arts one is a bit much for me, but otherwise it's stunning. Loving that exposed gear linkage.
4 months ago on Introducing The Wekfest Five