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all_ WHAT FITS? JP’’S GUIDE TO ENGINE CONVERSIONS UPRATED CLUTCH TECH new_ look!_

Perfection

SUPRA-ENGINED NISSAN SILVIA

620BHP 2JZ-GTE INSIDE!

+HONDA CR-Z MUGEN

GT-R BUYING GUIDE MLR ROLLING ROAD HKS PREMIUM DAY TUNER GARAGE EVENTS DIARY

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ENGINE SWAP SPECIAL CHEVY V8 MAZDA RX-7 • 400BHP K20 HONDA CRX SR20 TOYOTA ALTEZZA • RB30 DATSUN 240Z

HELLAFLUSH HOW TO GET THE HOTTEST U.S. STYLE ON YOUR CAR

£4.35

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MAY ’11

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Perfection Words: Alex Grant

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BY COMBINING A NISSAN S-BODY CHASSIS WITH A TWIN-TURBO 2JZ-GTE ENGINE FROM A TOYOTA SUPRA, PAUL CONLAN SAYS HE’S BUILT THE ULTIMATE DRIFT CAR. JP MEETS UP WITH MAN AND MACHINE TO FIND OUT...

the 33-year-old northern irish drift ace narrowly missed out on the 2010 edc title but with the supra powered silvia hitting top form, he’s sure to be a real contender for the 2011 series

Building the ultimate drift car doesn’t have to mean a huge budget. Paul saved money by starting with a crash-damaged S15, and bought the drivetrain and brakes from Japanese salvage specialist, McKeevers, in Northern Ireland

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_banker Words: Paddy McGrath & Dan Sherwood Pics: Paddy McGrath

GREEDY INVESTMENT BANKERS MAY HAVE CRIPPLED IRELAND’S ECONOMY, BUT IT’LL TAKE A LOT MORE TO DEFEAT ITS MODIFYING SPIRIT, AS MARTIN FFRENCH AND HIS SR20-ENGINED TOYOTA ALTEZZA PROVES… 36

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The black weave runs through the Wexican Motorsport Altezza like the writing in a stick of Blackpool rock. The front door skins, mirrors and rear tailgate are all made from lightweight carbon fibre and help keep the car’s weight to a minimum

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AS THE LOOK TO BE ROCKING ON THE SHOW AND STREET SCENE, HELLAFLUSH IS THE LATEST U.S. STYLE SENSATION THAT IS MAKING ITS WAY HERE TO THE UK. JP GIVES YOU THE LOWDOWN ON THE LOOK AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT ON YOUR RIDE.

Flushness defined Tucked As seen on a lot of cars running airbags and hydraulics, tucked cars have the wheels tucked right up inside the arches. A popular style with VIP cars.

Flush Heavily lowered but still drivable. What most people in the Flush scene would refer to as daily drivers. About 15mm of tyre-to-arch gap.

Hella Perfect offset, super slammed and just about drivable. Most owners scrape over everything, but that doesn't bother them. It’s a lifestyle decision that is all about the look.

Mexi The most extreme level of flushness, Mexi is when the offset of the wheels is off by a lot and are poking out of the arches. Popular with low riders, retro cars and vans.

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ot to be confused with what you may need after a hella-spicy Vindaloo, Hellaflush is in fact a styling movement that is taking the automotive tuning world by storm. Fuelled by countless Internet forums and websites, Hellaflush is a look based solely around a car’s ‘stance’, which has gained legions of loyal disciples who worship at the font of offset, say prayers to the saviour of stretch, and give praise to the lowered. Originally coined back in 2003 in the US, when a friend of Fatlace footwear and clothing mogul, Mark Arcenal, stated that Mark’s drift car looked ‘Hellaflush’. The car was running a wild set of rims with extreme offset at the time, and the term just seemed to fit with the look. It has stuck ever since and has become the term of choice for fashion conscious modifiers who believe, above all else, that stance is king. In performance tuning terms, the Hellaflush look is more like anti-tuning, as the result of rocking this extreme style is often that your car’s ability to go fast is drastically compromised. But then, as any wannabe fashionista could tell you, as they squeeze their oversized arse into their latest pair of oh-so-stylish skinny jeans: all too often, ‘beauty is pain’. And it’s the same with Hellaflush devotees, who are willing to put themselves through the pain of

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living with the extreme look, in order to get the attention that they crave. They don’t care that their car can no longer drive over speedbumps, or that the ride is harder than a Yakuza henchman. They don’t care that their stretched and over-inflated tyres are running on the inside shoulders, and are only going to last them a couple of months before they need replacing. They also don’t care if any speed over 50mph causes the suspension arms and sideskirts to make contact with the tarmac, as long as they’re representing their chosen automotive style. Hellaflush is definitely not a look for everyone, but for those brave enough (or stupid enough) to live with the look, there’s no denying that it produces some seriously sexy looking rides, as US-modifier Tony Dau proves with his seductively ‘flushed’ Subaru Impreza. JP takes a look into what makes his ride so cool, and how you too can get your ride Hellaflushed. On paper, getting the look right really shouldn't be that difficult – surely it's just a case of buying a set of cheap coilovers, chucking on some wide rims and dropping your car until it starts stripping the tarmac from the road? Well clearly not, as the small gang of big-balled builders will vouch, to get this look just so, you need all the right ingredients...

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