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a look into the way that aftermarket production could be handled in the future, no matter the platform. We also tackle show coverage from standout events, and we even gave some KDM rides that are getting some serious trending traction their own section we’re calling “Builds to Follow.” As always, we’ve also spotlighted hot new products, KDM or otherwise, and some bits of news that mattered to us. KDMEURO has gone from a running SPECIAL joke, to running near the front EDITION 2018 with more than ever of the pack, wanting to be caught rolling in a Hyundai. If you’re not convinced, we’re sure this mag will convert you. Thanks for picking us up! Leave us X some love at x letters@pasmag.com. Hopefully we’ll 201 8 2018 hear from you soon. Enjoy!

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON RAMKISSOON ENGINE Mishimoto front mount intercooler + HKS SSQV4 blow-off valve + AEM (air filter, cold air intake) + BTR stage 1 tune EXHAUST Custom turbo-back exhaust WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES Work VS-KF wheels – 19x10 -19 (f), 19x12 -19 (r) + Federal 595R tires – 225/35/19 (f), 245/35/19 (r) + Black spiked lug nuts + Max Brakes (cross drilled/slotted rotors, ceramic pads) CHASSIS / SUSPENSION Air Lift Performance (front struts, custom rear struts, custom bellow bags) + Custom rear bags bracket + VIAIR dual 444c compressors + Tein strengthened tie rods + Whiteline end links + ISR Performance (front tension rods, front LCAs, rear camber arms, rear toe rods, custom rear lower arms, custom rear UCAs) EXTERIOR Aqua Mineral Blue Paint + M&S front lip + Newtype Performance (custom front splitter, custom side splitters) + Ixion rear diffuser + Painted fog bezels + Genesis wing emblems + Superlux V3 taillights + Sylvania ZXE bulbs + BBM spoiler INTERIOR Bride Zeta III seats + Custom (fabric pillars, black silk shift boot) + Bubble shift knob + VIP custom tray + Bliss & Boundary custom double-sided leather pillows AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS Pioneer (AVH-270BT double-DIN head unit, TS-D1602R 6.5 speakers) + MTX (Terminator subwoofers, TNA-251) SPONSORS Right Drive, Air Lift Performance, Nextmod, Newtype Performance, Go Clean, Sick Speed, Fabulous Auto, Headturner Customs

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ENGINE KDM Tuners stuffed turbo + SXTH Element Engineering (intercooler, braided fuel line) + Synapse diverter valve + Forge Motorsports wastegate + AEM air filter + DW65 fuel pump + HKS M45XL spark plugs + Molnar forged rods + CP Carrillo (pistons, piston rings) + ARP (head studs, turbo studs) + AEM V2 methanol injection EXHAUST Magnaflow cat-back exhaust + SXTH Element Engineering down-pipe + Solo Performance exhaust tip DRIVETRAIN Clutch Masters 6-puck clutch + Aasco lightweight flywheel + Cosmo Racing short shifter WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES Avant Garde M310 wheels – 18x8.5 +35 (f/r) + Falken FK453 tires – 225/40/18 (f/r) + Cadillac CTS-V Brembo brakes + Mitsubishi Evo X 1-piece slotted rotors + Pierce Motorsports braided lines CHASSIS / SUSPENSION HSD monotube coilovers + Luxon rear X-brace EXTERIOR NEFD (front lip, rear CF diffuser) + Carbon fiber OEM style lip + Sequence rear bumper garnishes + VIS carbon fiber hood + SoCal Garage Works CF Variant spoiler + Custom headlights (Quad projectors w/ Morimoto matchbox bi-xenon projector, low beam Diode Dynamics HIDs, ExLED switchback eyeline, dual ExLED switch back halos w/ double halo outer and single on inside, ExLED inner switchback turn signal, ExLED demon eyes, Klearz clear corner w/ switchback ExLED corner marker, painted satin white) + Custom fog lights + Tinted tail lights + Satin Pearl White vinyl wrap INTERIOR Billetworkz custom Star Wars Imperial logo shift knob + SoCal Garage Works CF flat-bottom steering wheel + AEM (boost gauge, AFR gauge) + Prosport (Oil pressure gauge, volt gauge) + Single door mount gauge pod + Triple gauge pod AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS Polk Audio door speakers SPONSORS SXTH Element Engineering

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PUREGP500 PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRANDON DEUSTER WHEELS / TIRES Luxury Abstract Grassor-C wheels – 20x11 -30 (f), 20x13 -50 (r) + Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tires – 245/35/20 (f), 295/30/10 (r) CHASSIS / SUSPENSION Airforce air suspension EXTERIOR OTEM front and side lip kit + Custom metal widebody + PRADA headlights + Custom molded Kia K5 fog lights + Rolls Royce St James red pearlescent paint INTERIOR Diamondstitched leather interior & tables SPONSORS Richness Brand Clothing, Tire King, Elite Auto Body Sacramento, Thirsty Fish Designs

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WILLIAM CHANG 2013 KIA OPTIMA SX SEDAN LOCATION › Brea, CA SOCIAL MEDIA @concept3 William Chang PHOTOGRAPHY BY TARMAC FUNCTIONS WHEELS / TIRES Front mount intercooler + HKS SSQV4 blow-off valve + K&N (air fiter, air intake) + Torque Solution throttle body spacer + HKS M45XL spark plugs + Custom powder-coated hardware EXHAUST JUN B.L. exhaust + Megan Racing down-pipe WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES Avant Garde F431 wheels – 20x9.5 +42 (f), 20x10.5 +37 (r) + Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires – 225/35/20 (f), 245/35/20 (r) + R1 Concepts (calipers, 2-piece drilled 380mm rotors, ceramic pads) CHASSIS / SUSPENSION Air Force air suspension + Neo Tech (sway bars, rear camber arms) + Luxon front strut bar EXTERIOR Garcia Factory lip kit + Seibon (hood, trunk) + MyRide roof spoiler + Concept-3 rear diffuser + KeenDesign trunk spoiler + KDM headlights w/ FlyRyde demon eyes + Ex-LED taillight blinker + Smoked taillight inserts + Custom paint fade hood + Titan RGB underglow INTERIOR RacePak IQ3S dash + New-Face shift knob + AEM boost gauge + Recaro Sportster CS seats + Cusco harness + Cyphier harness bar + KDM dual-layer floor mats + Sylvania RGB trunk lighting + Ex-LED interior lighting kit + Kia Mobis (KDM center console, folding mirror module, K5 door sills) + LED center console panels SPONSORS R1 Concepts, Ultra Dash, Killerwaxx, JUN B.L., Gp_Graphics, Recaro, Michelin

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FOR MANY OF US, FAST AND FURIOUS IS THE MOVIE THAT BROUGHT US INTO THE TUNER LIFESTYLE. With the first film in 2001 there was an explosion of interest in Nos, modified engines, and cool paint jobs. As the franchise grew, so did the stunning visuals, crazy chases, and over-the-top cars. To celebrate the enduring Fast and Furious movie franchise, Universal Orlando re-

cently launched a brand new ride called "Fast & Furious: Supercharged." As might be expected, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the ride’s debut since it was first announced. After all, what better way to spread the love of modified cars to a wider audience than in the tourism capital of America? If you follow us on our social

channels you may have seen some of the early ride details, including the Fast & Furious store, which is remarkably complete with film merchandise and even a build-your-own modified toy car option. You may also have noticed that we were lucky enough to attend the ride launch at the start of May.

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To debut the ride, Universal Orlando threw what can only be described as an all-out party, complete with stunt vehicles, flames, and A-list actors. Between the food, stunts, dancers, and lights, we were able to try out the new ride. The ride itself is not what many FF fans might expect. It does not have riders in small cars, and it does not allow for any customization of the ride vehicle. It does however, allow riders to enter the FF world and see a chase from a whole new perspective. Using incredibly advanced screen technology, riders are drawn into a film sequence that sees them dodging bullets, wild cars, and large jumps. Even with the thrilling ride, it’s likely that many FF super fans will be most excited about the ride queue. With an attention to detail that is awe-inspiring, the Universal park’s team created the Toretto garage, complete with the family’s BBQ table and chain link fences. In addition to the nostalgic photos, there are 12 cars from the movies and even two cars specifically designed by the movie team for the Orlando ride. The queue also sets up a unique story to draw riders into the action before the ride, which features Tej Parker (Ludacris) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster). Between the amazing queue and the adrenaline-packed ride, there’s no question that a trip to Universal Orlando should be in your plans!

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RACE WINNERS FWD presented by Competition Clutch Winner Mark Knott - 9.388 @ 163.35 R/U Nichole Elff - 13.783 @72.91 FORCED INDUCTION SPORT presented by Insane Shafts Winner Mamdi Rogers - 10.163 @ 148.22 R/U Park er Clement - 11.167 @ 135.35 BRACKET presented by Hondata Winner Nathan Sherrick - 16.074 @ 79.51 R/U Mathew Ryers - 15.994 @ 82.61 ALL MOTOR PRO presented by Devil's Own Alcohol Injection Winner Matthew Monday - 9.727 @ 139.82 R/U Sam Trushel - 10.785 @ 128.21 FORCED INDUCTION PRO presented by Highend Autosports Winner James Early - 8.898 @ 157.76 R/U Joe Fisher - 9.133 @ 134.93 11.50 INDEX Winner John Elshaw - 12.276 @ 97.21 R/U Bret Cross - 12.580 @ 112.85

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CAR SHOW WINNERS Best Civic 2nd • Scott Stephenson Best Civic 1st • Bryce Wagner Best Other Honda 1st • Jake Rayle Best Acura 2nd • Moises Gonzalez Best Acura 1st • Brett Bunyan Best Mitsubishi • Andrew Ferrer Best VIP • Henry Rodriguez Best Nissan • Cam Centers Best Toyota • Colton Lougstreth Best Scion 1st • Bob Clark Best Mazda • Cara Burling Best Subaru 1st • Devin Carl Best Korean • Kyle Snell

Best Domestic Sports Compact • Jeff Way Best Domestic Car • Michael Lightfoot Best Euro • Anthony Dillard Best Female Entry • Bobbie Hannigan Best Luxury • Robert Canter Best Exotic • Jacob Weil Best Import Truck • Chris May Best Domestic Truck/SUV • Travis Brown Best Lowrider • Rian Mathieu Best Bike 1st • Kelsey Stephenson Best Stance • Seth Peppers Best Display • Darlene Heitchew

Best Interior • Natasha Lansing Best ICE • Ken Kato Best Paint/Finish • Andre Barre Best Engine Bay • Anthony Colangelo Best Club Participation • Toyota Enthuisiast Best Club Representation • NVUS Best of Show • Kim Lim ADDED CLASSES Best GTR • Art Best M&H Tires Event Pick • James Notter

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Event Spotters Guide AWARD WINNERS Best of Best of Show SQL Best of Show • David Ybarra • David Ybarra SPL Best of Show SQ Best of Show • Charner Scaife • Paul Adams Park & Pound BOS Install Best of Show • Charner Scaife • David Ybarra SP Best of Show SQL Phat Install • Eli Dunkle • Bill Varnado SPL Phat Install SQL Phat Car • Trevor Newcomb • Anthony Morris SPL Phat Car SQL Phat Truck • Jesse Lozano • Daniel Elo SPL Phat Truck SQL Most Improved • Charner Scaife • Yacdiel Ruiz SPL Most Improved Show & Shine Best of Show • Daniel Haro • Russell Lee Phat 12 Show & Shine Best Interior • Hugh Vaughan • David Ybarra Phat 15 Show & Shine Best Paint • Jordan Pinger • Russell Lee Phat 18 • Andrew Ree

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Best in Class Mazda • Sanjay Singh • 1993 Mazda RX-7 Best in Show Mazda • Brad Ruiter • 1992 Mazda Miata Best in Class Euro Other • Kyle Pearson • 2004 Volkswagen Jetta Best in Class Mitsubishi • Pedro Alves • 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution

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Best in Class 86 Chassis • Birdy Crisologo • 2013 Scion FR-S Best in Show 86 Chassis • Michael Da Silva • 2015 Subaru BRZ Best in Class Subaru • Veatharo Kim • 2015 Subaru WRX Best in Show Subaru • Victor Yu • 2007 Subaru Impreza

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Best in Class Toyota • Matt La • 1995 Toyota Supra Best in Show Toyota • Phuong Pham • 1972 Toyota Celica Best In Class MOPAR • Vito Scavetta • 1973 Plymouth Barracuda Best Engine Bay • Brad Ruiter • 1992 Mazda Miata Best Sleeper • Dave Lean • 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata Best Stance • Anthony Leoncini • 2001 Honda S2000 Best ICE • Bryan Ragnauth • 2007 Acura TL Best in Show VIP • Ken Osugi • 1998 Toyota Century Best in Show Classic JDM • Brian Durand • 1970 Nissan Hakosuka Best in Show Truck • Lee Temple • 1987 Chevy S10

Best in Show Motor Swap • Phuong Pham • 1972 Toyota Celica Best in Class Individual Display • Lee Temple • 1987 Chevy S10 Best in Show Engine Bay • Brad Ruiter • 1992 Mazda Miata

Best in Show Vinyl Wrap • Mike Recine • 1999 Nissan Skyline Best in Show Race Prep • CamJam/CSCS • Subaru Best in Class Z • Dimitrios Kalfopoulos • 1991 Nissan Z32

Best Display • Kyle Sawyer • 2016 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Best Team Represent • Team NvUS Best Show Team • Importfest Performance The OG Award • Randi Bentia

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1. Prestone Radiator Flush + Cleaner

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Designed to help defeat heavy rust and scale deposits in neglected cooling systems. Premium 2-in-1 formula designed for either a quick flush or for a heavy-duty cleaning. It removes rust, corrosion, scale, and solid materials from the cooling system to help prevent overheating, a leading cause of engine failure. 2. Grassroots Performance S1 Competition Steering Wheel

$122.50 GrassrootsParts.com

The Grassroots Performance S1 competition steering wheel is made of brushed aluminum wrapped in top-grade suede. A firm feel grip with a medium dish that makes for smooth apex exits, or over-aggressive initiations. Slit spoke design. 350-mm diameter.

Advan Racing

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$949.99 BraumRacing.com

Braum Racing’s new Diamond Edition Elite-X Series seats with double red stitching and contrast red piping are wrapped in luxurious black leatherette in a sleek, aggressive, race-inspired shape. The result is an understated yet unmistakable silhouette that is both refined and well-proportioned. Elite-X Seats are a new design by Braum Racing, featuring the classic shape of the Elite series mixed with the sleek lines of the Venom series.

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6. ISC Suspension ISC Air Piston Kit

$805 ISCSuspension-NA.com

The ISC air piston cup kit allows for the normal function of their coilovers when not in use, but when needed can provide 1.5 to 2 inches of instant lift to get over that speed bump, or into that steep driveway. Hand assembled in New Hampshire using 6061 aluminum and top grade DOT-approved hardware and fittings. ISC coilover springs included, or upgrade to optional ISC Triple S coilover springs for increased spring stroke. Most air management systems on the market will work with these.

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Big Country Labs

G7 LED Fog Lights Conversion Kit

1850mm Atmosphere Demolisher Wing Kit

$99.99 CLDLED.com

$1,049 BigCountryLabs.com

Driving in fog, heavy rain, or snow can be a challenge at the best of times. The G7 LED fog light kit allows you to drive safely in nasty weather. The color given off by the G7 fog light kit is a nice pure white (6500K) that covers the road perfectly. With a plug-and-play installation, they’re quick and easy to install without having to modify your vehicle, and will provide you with luminous output of 8000 lumens.

Big Country Labs wing decks are made of the highest quality materials to stand up to your toughest beat down. Fiberglass decks are vacuum-formed and arrive in a smooth matte finish. Carbon fiber decks feature a tight weave and ultra high gloss finish. All wing decks include stainless steel mounting hardware, cupwashers, and adjustable laser-cut aluminum endplates.

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1. Clarion XC2510 4+1-Channel Class-D Micro Amplifier $299.99 | Clarion.com RMS POWER/CHANNEL: 61-80 W

CROSSOVERS: 12dB/Oct. Low/High Pass Electronic Crossover. Variable 35-250Hz (SUB) / 15-250Hz (FR/RR) FREQUENCY RESPONSE: N/A S/N RATIO: > 70dB (Ref: 1W into 4Ω) DIMENSIONS (IN.): 11.02 X 1.54 X 4.33 Clarion's XC2510 5-channel amplifier delivers 50 watts RMS to your front and rear speakers while sending up to 300 watts RMS to a sub, all from a chassis that's just slightly larger than your hand. This micro-sized amp can fit almost anywhere, even behind many dashboards, and Clarion managed to pack more watts per square inch inside this little powerhouse than almost any other 5-channel amp made. The input circuitry resists electronic noise so you can enjoy your music distortion-free.

2. 3M Auto 3M Heavy-Duty Headlight Restoration Kit

$305 | RaysWheels.co.jp CONSTRUCTION: Cast SIZE (IN.): 17-18

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3M Auto has created a remedy for hazed and unclear headlights - the 3M Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit. This easy-to-use kit with UV protection makes it simple for any driver to restore their plastic headlights’ clarity and feel more confident about their safety. Additionally, what once was an extensive and tedious task has now become easier and more cost efficient thanks to the 3M Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit.

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Premium Headlight Sealant $7.95 | OracleLights.com

Working on a lighting project? Any time you open the headlights for a retrofit or to paint your bezels, it is important to seal the lens back properly to prevent moisture issues. Introducing Oracle’s new Premium Headlight Sealant, the first commercially available sealant specifically for automotive headlight sealing applications. This is the same formula used by the OEMs. The Oracle adhesive line features adhesive products to help with the ease of installation specifically for lighting projects. 6. BBS RI-S $1,900 | BBS-USA.com CONSTRUCTION: Forged SIZE (IN.): 20

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8. VIAIR 485C Gen. 2 Dual Performance Pack

VIAIR’s 444C Dual Performance value pack air compressors feature a newly-developed head assembly with a patent-pending intercooler head, and are capable of a maximum 200 PSI with a 100% duty cycle (at 100 PSI). These are capable of powering any air suspension system or other applications you may have. The value pack includes two compressors, which are also equipped with a stainless steel braided leader hose with an inline check valve. This performance pack is also available in Stealth Black.

VIAIR’s newly released 485C Gen. 2 Dual Performance value packs include two compressors with a duty cycle of 100% at 200 PSI, two heavy duty 40-amp relays, and a 165 PSI cut-on, 200 PSI cut-off pressure switch. Each Dual Performance value pack comes with remote mount filter assemblies and mounting hardware. Dual Performance value packs are rated to fill tank volumes up to 10 gallons. This performance pack is also available in a platinum finish.

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AVIC-W8400NEX

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TBA’s camo windbreaker features a “6IX” and crown logo on the front left chest area, and the TBA mantra, “FADED EGOS ABANDONED TIME” across the back alongside the TBA embroidered logo. The jacket is made of water-resistant 82gm polyester fabric which is soft to the touch, versatile, and designed for layering. Perfect for all weather conditions. Available in XS to XXL sizes.

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ColorADAPT LED Underbody Kit

$249.95 Kicker.com

Rae Sport Lighting $275 | RaceSportInc.com

Race Sport Lighting's ColorADAPT underbody kit combines micro-LEDs of all colors into one refined wide-angle light to give you stronger, more vibrant light with more color options. Multi-function remotes and high end controllers allow for the style of lighting you want without having to reset your colors every time you start your vehicle. The underbody kit includes four strips (two 48-inch strips and two 36-inch strips) in durable aluminum channels to mount to the underside of your car.

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Don’t just make your system louder make it clearer. With the press of a selector button and microphone, the KEY uses a powerful internal computer to deliver dramatic improvements in realism and soundstage. A massive 40-band equalizer automatically improves tonality, and a 24 dB crossover re-defines the capabilities of each speaker. The concert quality of your factory stereo is revealed! What would take hours for a professional to achieve happens in a matter of minutes, all automatically.

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$1,200 PioneerElectronics.com

The AVIC-W8400NEX features built-in Wi-Fi connectivity designed to support a cable-free connection between your smartphone and the receiver, featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay via a wireless connection. You can also control compatible smart devices at home via the unit. This unit also offers built-in Bluetooth capability, HD radio, SiriusXM ready, dual back up camera ready, iDataLink Maestro support, 13-band EQ, customized audio adjustments, and embedded navigation. 6. Wilwood Disc Brakes

Hydraulic Handbrake Lever Assemblies $161.94 | Wilwood.com

Hydraulic handbrake lever assemblies are ideal for drift cars, drag race cars, rally cars, or any application where hand-actuation of one or more brake calipers is employed. Available in vertical or horizontal configurations, the lever features a full-length, ergonomic hand-grip in an all-aluminum, weightsaving design. They accept any vertical flange master cylinder with 2.25-inch bolt spacing.

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AudioControl LC-1.800 - Monochannel Class-D Amplifier $399.99 AudioControl.com RMS POWER/CHANNEL: 751+ W CROSSOVERS: 24 dB/octave LinkwitzRiley alignment crossover FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 10 Hz – 30 kHz S/N RATIO: 102 dBa, Ref 500 W @ 4 Ohm DIMENSIONS (IN.): 9 x 7.95 x 2.1 When you demand the perfect blend of power and performance, AudioControl provides answers, and the LC-1.800 is no exception. No matter the install, you can be assured power will meet and exceed expectations with 800 watts at 2 ohms. The mix of high level and low level inputs mean you have the widest input voltage range in the industry. AudioControl’s patented AccuBASS circuit is the only way to properly overcome factory bass roll-off and heavily equalized factory bass settings.

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The unique patent-pending feature of this R40 six-sided, hexagonal lug nut is that each lug consists of two pieces, where the top of the lugs spin freely from the tapered centering ring. This ensures a much tighter and precise hold than traditional lug nuts. It also minimizes the chances of scratching your wheels. Made of lightweight composite materials, these open ended lugs fit on both standard studs as well as extended studs. Perfect for street and track enthusiasts.

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21-811C Cold Air Intake for 2014-2017 Kia Forte 1.6L $329.39 | AEMIntakes.com

$421.49 | AEMIntakes.com

AEM's 21-811C is a traditional style cold air intake system for select KIA Forte5 and Forte Koup models. This kit is tuned and dyno-tested to deliver an estimated 7 horsepower gain. An oversized Dryflow air filter combined with mandrel bent aluminum tubing delivers cool and clean airflow to your engine. Drive up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required. This system is backed by AEM's lifetime limited warranty.

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ARK PERFORMANCE

$415.99 | AEMIntakes.com

DT-P Coilover System for 2010-2016 Hyundai Genesis $1,899 | ARKPerformance.com

AEM'S 21-724C cold air intake system is specially designed, tuned, and dyno-tested for the 2013-17 Hyundai Veloster Turbo. Get up to an estimated 16 horsepower gain with this traditional style cold air kit. This system is equipped with a washable Dryflow air filter that provides excellent filtration and lasts up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is necessary. AEM intakes are backed by AEM's lifetime limited warranty.

ARK Performance DT-P monotube coilover systems are fully adjustable with 16 levels of dampening to fit your street or track needs. These suspension systems are engineered and designed based on knowledge from Team ARK Racing’s motor sports division and Formula Drift experience. The DT-P system offers pillow ball top mounts which are more performance oriented and allow for better adjustment of camber.

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ARK PERFORMANCE

GRiP Exhaust System for Kia Stinger $2,199 | ARKPerformance.com

GT-S Lowering Springs for Kia Stinger $399 | ARKPerformance.com

The ARK GRiP exhaust system provides the serious enthusiast a combination of sound, style, and quality craftsmanship. As a leader and innovator in aftermarket exhaust systems, ARK Performance is highly recognized for its exclusive designs, proven performance gains, and its significant ARK exhaust note that is resonant, pure, and deep. All of the ARK Performance exhaust systems are constructed with high quality materials using state of the art equipment and technology.

ARK Performance GT-S lowering springs are designed by ARK suspension engineers and tested by professional drivers to find a perfect and more aggressive ride height and spring rate to deliver the best ride quality and performance without neglecting the driver's safety on and off the track. These springs are the perfect combination with your OEM shock absorbers. They provide an excellent stance with your stock or aftermarket wheels, while keeping your tires on the road for maximum grip.

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GREDDY

Legato Body Kit for 2013+ Hyundai Genesis Coupe $3,699 | ARKPerformance.com

ARK Performance is proud to release the Legato widebody kit for the 2013+ Hyundai Genesis coupe. This body kit was featured on the ARK Legato Genesis coupe at SEMA 2013 in the Hyundai booth. The Legato kit enhances the appearance of the Genesis coupe, giving it a more “grand touring” and exotic feel. ARK’s goal with the Legato body kit was to develop a Genesis coupe that was luxurious, yet sporty with the wide fenders allowing for a more aggressive and wider wheel/tire setup.

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21-739C Cold Air Intake for 2015-2017 Kia Optima/2016-2017 Hyundai Sonata Turbo 2.0L Get some extra power out of your Kia Optima or Hyundai Sonata Turbo with this cold air intake system from AEM Induction Systems. This kit has been tuned and dyno-tested to produce an estimated 8 horsepower gain, equipped with an oversized Dryflow air filter for excellent filtration, as well as a heat shield to reduce air intake temperatures. Drive up to 100,000 miles before filter cleaning is needed. This kit is backed by AEM's lifetime limited warranty.

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Supreme SP Cat-Back Exhaust for 20112016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo $965 | GReddy.com The Supreme SP for the Hyundai Veloster features an excellent combination of performance and sound. Large 76-mm mandrel-bent piping is carefully routed underneath the compact chassis to an extra large resonator and compact, rear mounted, oval SP muffler. To finish off the system, a smooth dual 63.5-mm split leads to a functional, remote center exit with 102-mm GReddy engraved tips. Sound is well controlled for street use, with no passenger compartment drone.

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License Plate Relocation Kit for Hyundai Genesis Coupe $79 | GrimmSpeed.com A license plate is a necessary evil on the front of our cars, but you can save your front bumper from looking boring or blocking airflow to your intercooler with the GrimmSpeed license plate relocation kit. Best of all, it mounts in the OEM tow hook location so there is no cutting or drilling required! Infinitely adjustable, machined from steel/aluminum with a durable black finish, and simplified installation. GrimmSpeed is confident that this is the most substantial, well-made relocation kit on the market!

GRIMMSPEED

Phenolic Thermal Intake Manifold Spacer for 2010-2013 Hyundai Genesis V6 $69 | GrimmSpeed.com Have you ever felt your intake manifold after driving? Hot, right? What you’re feeling is heat generated by the engine and lost horsepower. Phenolic spacers greatly reduce heat transferred to the manifold, which results in cooler intake temps and power gains. Phenolic material has been used in the racing world for years, where engines see immense heat (500+ degrees Fahrenheit). It has now found its way into street applications. GrimmSpeed spacers are made in the U.S. from extremely durable material, and carry a lifetime warranty.

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Platinum PRO Plug-in ECU for Hyundai BK Theta Genesis 2.0T $1,599 | Haltech.com Unlock the potential of your 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis with a Haltech BK Theta ECU kit. Both key start and push button start are supported on manual transmissions only. Also suits 2013-15 models, but does not support factory CAN AC request or electronic wastegate control. The kit includes the following: Haltech Platinum Pro Plug-in ECU, mounting bracket, brake fluid level extension harness, M8 to M6 grounding lug adaptor, rear auxiliary connector, CD, quick start guide, USB and CAN adaptor cable.

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Front Mount Intercooler Kit for 20092012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T $450 | ISRPerformance.com This is a complete front mount intercooler kit, featuring all aluminum piping, designed to support approximately 400 horsepower. This high-performance intercooler kit is bar and plate designed, and includes all piping needed to bolt up to the BK1 Hyundai Genesis coupe 2.0T without modifications to the factory crash support or the need to remove the support altogether.

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Differential Bushing Set for 2009-2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $150 | ISRPerformance.com With the use of ISR Performance multipiece differential bushings you can help eliminate unnecessary driveline movement, and help prevent differential cover damage. The ISR Performance differential bushings use a multi-piece construction which features a hardened Delrin bushing and an aluminum sleeve, and include a fourth bushing to further reinforce the differential.

ISR PERFORMANCE Race Exhaust for 2009+ Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T $585 | ISRPerformance.com The ISR race exhaust system is designed to offer the most aggressive tone possible from an exhaust system. These stainless steel cat-back exhaust systems are a nomuffler, straight-through design for a bolton replacement that delivers the most power gains possible while maintaining striking visual appearance. With only a single bottle resonator to help limit rasp, this exhaust system packs a loud punch. Not intended for your daily driver.

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Street Series Coilovers for 2015+ Hyundai Sonata $999.99 | MeganRacing.com

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Aluminum Radiators for 2010-2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $380 | Mishimoto.com Full aluminum construction with durable, TIG-welded end tanks featuring a two-row, 1.34-inch thick, efficient brazed aluminum core. Proven 50% increase in radiator efficiency compared to the stock unit. Includes 1.3 bar high-pressure radiator cap which effectively raises the boiling point of engine coolant, providing a safer and more efficient system. Includes a magnetic drain plug to capture any metallic debris/ fragments in your cooling system, and is backed by Mishimoto’s lifetime warranty.

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Exhaust System $1,000 | Mackin-Ind.com This is the MXP Street Performance cat-back exhaust system. This is a quality exhaust system crafted from high-grade 304 stainless steel products, designed with smooth mandrel bends that limit turbulence and back-pressure under acceleration. When combined with a larger piping diameter you can expect to get more horsepower, more torque, along with improved throttle response. Additionally, you will get the benefits of an improved sound throughout the entire RPM range.

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Aluminum Driveshaft for 2013-2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $997.49 | DriveshaftShop.com Driveshaft Shop’s 4-inch aluminum driveshaft is now available for your 20132016 Hyundai Genesis coupe 3.8L V6 with the eight-speed automatic transmission. This driveshaft uses the well-proven Driveshaft Shop CV assembly mounted on a 300M stub system, welded to the aluminum tube to ensure strength and considerable weight savings over other driveshafts. The shaft only weighs 30 lbs and comes with special grade 12.9 hardware with back up locknuts to ensure the bolts stay torqued down.

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Carbon Fiber Driveshaft for 2013-2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $1,679.99 | DriveshaftShop.com The Driveshaft Shop’s 3.8-inch carbon fiber driveshaft is now available for your 20132016 Hyundai Genesis coupe 3.8L V6 with the eight-speed automatic transmission. This driveshaft uses the well-proven Driveshaft Shop CV assembly mounted on a 300M stub system bonded into the carbon tube to ensure strength and weight savings over other driveshafts. The shaft only weighs 20 lbs and comes with special grade 12.9 hardware with back up lock nuts to ensure the bolts stay torqued down.

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Expreme Ti Titanium Cat Straight Pipe Kit for Hyundai Genesis Coupe $240 | TomeiUSA.com

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Hyundai Genesis LS Swap Header $949.99 |Sikky.com Sikky headers allow perfect drop-in fitment in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe with a Sikky LSX swap kit using a T-56 transmission. Features 100% stainless steel construction, massive 1.875-inch primaries, high-flow collectors with merge bullets, and TIG welding.

THE DRIVESHAFT SHOP Axle Bar Upgrade for 2013-2015 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

$629.99 | DriveshaftShop.com Now available for the 2013-2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 and 3.8 is the Driveshaft Shop 300M axle bar upgrade. This is a set of axle bars made from 300M steel produced to the shop’s own specification. This upgrade replaces the factory axle bars, and you will re-use your factory inner and outer CV assemblies. Inner and outer CVs are not included. You must send in a pair of OEM Hyundai axles to perform this upgrade.

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ARMS MX7960 Turbocharger Kit for Hyundai Genesis G4KF 2.0L $1,580 | TomeiUSA.com The all new ARMS MX7960 turbocharger kit for G4KF Hyundai Genesis coupes offers a high performance, high power solution for the stock Hyundai setup, whilst also being a direct replacement for ease of installation. With a multi-rate billet actuator (6 springs included with the kit) and precision machined billet compressor wheel, these turbos improve upon the stock unit in every way and offer greater flexibility when setting your ideal boost.

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Expreme Ti Titanium Muffler Kit for Hyundai Genesis Coupe $1,090 | TomeiUSA.com Weighing in at just over 10 lbs - more than 30 lbs lighter than stock - the Expreme Ti full titanium muffler is one of the lightest high performance 3-inch cat-back exhaust systems available for the Hyundai Genesis coupe 200 turbo. Also included in the kit is the new sound reducer V2, which adds two levels of exhaust noise attenuation, ideal for those quieter neighborhoods.

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Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T TD0620G Turbo $1,300 | TomiokaRacing.com

TOMEI

The carbon rear bumper cover for the Hyundai Genesis coupe is the perfect compliment for the Expreme Ti single exit exhaust. Designed to cover the driver's side exhaust opening in the rear bumper, it's a smart and simple way to create a clean look to the rear end.

Turn your Hyundai Genesis into a rocket on wheels with the new TR TD06-20G turbo! This is the largest bolt-on Turbo available for the Hyundai Genesis 2.0T. The turbo support ups to a blistering 500 horsepower, and features a high quality journal bearing and components, backed by a 1-year warranty. The turbo features genuine MHI bearings and includes a blow-off valve and billet waste-gate actuator to hold stable and consistent boost.

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Carbon Rear Bumper Cover for Hyundai Genesis Coupe $90 | TomeiUSA.com

2010-2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe V6 Single Turbo Kit $5,895 |TurboKits.com Do you have a 3.8L Hyundai Genesis and desire gobs of gut wrenching power? TurboKits.com is proud to release a beautifully crafted bolt on “horsepower in a box” turbo system aimed at enthusiasts looking to maximize the performance, sound, and thrill of driving a 500 HP street car.

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VIP Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser for 2010-2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe $717 VISRacing.com / GCTuner.com This diffuser is very aggressive and gives the rear of the genesis coupe an exotic look. Available in both fiberglass and carbon fiber. There are four mounting points: two for the license plate, and two underneath the rear bumper which can be mounted with nuts and bolts.

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2018 will feature 200+ MECA events Worldwide Thanks to our Competitors, Retail Members, Judges, and these Manufacturer Members/Sponsors:

American Bass, Arc Audio, Audible Physics, B2 Audio, Beyma, Clef Labs, Dayton Audio, Heise Lighting, Hybrid Audio Technologies, Incriminator Audio, JL Audio, JY Power Batteries, KnuKonceptz, Lanzar, Linear Power, Massive Audio, Mechman Alternators, Memphis Car Audio, Metra Autosound, Ohio Generator, Orion, Phoenix Gold, Pioneer, Pyle Audio, Shuriken Batteries, Stinger, Sundown Audio, TermLab, True Bass Solutions, T-Spec, US Acoustics, XS Power Batteries, Xstatic, and Zapco.

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Sway Bar Vehicle Kit w/ Adjustable End Links for Hyundai Genesis Coupe $699.99 WhitelinePerformance.com Engineered to 'Activate More Grip', BHK016M is a packaged solution designed to improve performance and enhance the driving experience of your vehicle. Boasting a 30-mm 2-point adjustable front sway bar and 26-mm 2-point adjustable rear sway bar, the kit is completed with high quality sway bar links and mounting accessories that ensure optimum performance and ease of installation. Achieve perfect balance and precise tuning with this Whiteline sway bar kit.

WILWOOD DISC BRAKES

2009-2013 Hyundai Genesis Front Brake Kit $1,741.59 | Wilwood.com Ideal for the street or track, Wilwood’s front brake upgrade kits for the 20092013 Hyundai Genesis include forged narrow Superlite six piston calipers, and your choice of 13.06-inch or 14-inch diameter Spec37 GT slotted or SRP drilled and slotted rotors. For more aggressive applications, Thermlock pistons and brake pad upgrades are available. All kits include BP-10 compound SmartPads, hardware and DOT-approved flex line kits.

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Control Arm Lower Inner Rear Bushing w/ Caster Adjust for 20022005 Hyundai Sonata $79.80 WhitelinePerformance.com Whiteline caster kits are designed to improve cornering grip and vehicle straight line stability through increased static caster and dynamic negative camber gain. In addition, synthetic elastomer bushings provide improved steering feedback and braking performance.

WILWOOD DISC BRAKES

2009-2013 Hyundai Genesis Rear Brake Kit $1,741.59 | Wilwood.com Ideal for the street or track, Wilwood’s rear brake upgrade kits for the 20092013 Hyundai Genesis include forged narrow Superlite four-piston calipers and 12.88-inch diameter Spec37 GT slotted or SRP drilled and slotted rotors. For more aggressive applications, Thermlock pistons and brake pad upgrades are available. All kits include BP-10 compound SmartPads, hardware, and DOT-approved flex line kits.

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ometimes a particular vehicle platform just speaks to us, and that was certainly the case for Michael Torino. The moment he saw the Scion FR-S make its debut, something about the car was calling to him. When it came time to pick up a car to start building upon, the 2014 Scion FR-S was destined to be his first choice. Having helped his father on his previous build, Torino went into his FR-S project with a bit of experience, and a lot of inspiration under his belt. His FR-S was the first car he really built, so it was

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kit, carbon fiber hood, Spec-D headlights, Valenti tail lights, custom graphics, and more, aiming to transform the exterior of the car to a neck-breaking rolling spectacle. Now that he’s spent some time on the show circuit, he says that he feels obligated to track it

– it is an 86 after all. His favorite modification has become the engine and its performance, even with just a GReddy air intake and some UEL headers. It’s only a matter of time before Torino goes even further with the engine and takes it through its paces on the track. As his tastes continue to change, so will his car, so we’ll be keeping an eye on this FR-S to see where it ends up. Torino leaves aspiring enthusiasts with some parting words for their upcoming builds: “Build it how you imagine it in your head, and make it unique!” Wise words.

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2003 NISSAN 350Z By Adam Gordon | Photography by Nick Stanley

ack when Jake Harn was a junior in high school, his buddy let him know that his neighbor had a 2003 Nissan 350Z sitting in his driveway for a while, untouched. Harn took a trip over there to ask the owner about it, who informed him that he only bought the Z from a friend for its audio system. Initially, the neighbor wasn’t willing to sell the car, but Harn left him his number and told him to give him a call if he changed his mind. Two weeks later, he got the message that set him down the path to modifica-

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tion. “Ever since that day I got it home, I’ve always been doing something to it,” Harn reminisces, thinking back to the early stages of changing things up. He spent a bit of time getting the car road-worthy again, and from there it was off to the paint booth. With a fresh set of wheels and tires to complement the new paint, it was time to address the engine. Working closely with his dad, the duo revived the car that had been left to gather dust just months prior. “I was never in a hurry to finish it,” he tells us. “Yes, I wanted it

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done, but I wasn’t eager to rush perfection.” That was, until he picked up a widebody kit. Harn and his father started working on the widebody on June 6th, knowing that his dad was scheduled to leave on a trip on June 18th. After many late nights and even some allnighters, they finished the widebody and put his wheels back on just half an hour before his father left for his flight. “It started as an $800 car,” Harn laughs, looking back on the barely-together car he bought from a driveway. “My dad and I turned it into a $12,000 car! Anything is possible.” Harn’s story from driveway to show floor with the help of his father is a true testament to what is possible if you take the time to learn and commit to the project. Well done, guys.

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At first blush, the packaging of the DASH 2316D is sleek and informative. A window that wraps the side of the box shows off the lenses of the dual cameras, and a small sidebar ticks off the major highlights of the unit. On the back, these highlights are explained in greater detail. When I got the packaging open, the cameras were neatly packed into their own enclosure, while the manuals, cables, and other accessories were stored in a separate box. Inside, I found a front camera (CAM 1), a rear camera (CAM 2), a 12-volt charger, two microUSB cables (one regular sized, and the other 10-feet long), a Y-splitter cable, and an optical extender cable for CAM 2. The thing I was most excited about was the fact that a micro-SD card was included, and that it was 16 GB! Normally, dash cams don’t come with an SD card for recording, so an extra trip to the store or Amazon to grab a sizable one is needed – not this time though. Definitely a big plus. Both cameras share a modern design, with CAM 1 having a display screen on the back with four navigation buttons and a bright blue “Emergency Recording” button surrounding it, while CAM 2 has a mount for the windshield only, but features an adjustable ratchet inside to tilt the camera up and down with a secure click. A slider rail on top of CAM 1 allows the locking swivel mount to be slid onto the top, which, like the builtin mount on CAM 2, is topped with 3M adhesive to ensure nothing is coming off while you’re driving. CAM 1 features 1080p recording resolution, while CAM 2 captures 720p. The tri-fold manual inside is laid out with helpful pictures on both sides, making setup look less daunting. There’s also mention of the software

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city streets, and even some highway driving, I figured this would be perfect for testing. When I turned on the car, the front camera chimed and the screen sprung to life just seconds after. The display screen showed both the front and rear views from the cameras, and the grey Bluetooth symbol changed to white as another chime let me know that CAM 1 had connected to the iRadar app on my phone. I chose to have both views present on the screen as I drove, but you can choose between both, or only front or back. I also enabled the microphone to see what the DASH 2316D’s audio recording capabilities were like, and then set off. While driving, I was concerned about camera shake. My car is on coilovers, which are set fairly stiff, so I was worried that some extra jostling from the ride would make the footage a little rough. Upon review in the Drive HD playback software though, I was happy to

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see that things were smooth and clear. The Drive HD software pairs up the footage captured from both cameras and stitches them together. You can view either one by itself, but my favourite way to watch was with CAM 2’s footage in a smaller screen on top of CAM 1’s; kind of like a rear-view mirror. Although I didn’t receive any alerts about speed traps or stoplight cameras, the iRadar app was busy the whole time I drove. In a pullout tab on the right side of the playback screen was all my driving data: how far I went, the route I took, what my speed was, and bumps in rougher roads were recorded with the G-sensor – all matched up perfectly with the video as I watched. The microphone also worked well, picking up a little engine noise from outside, as well as music and most sounds inside. Good thing I wasn’t singing!

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Have you ever felt like you were in a rut? Like the same old day-in, day-out routine is starting to wear you out? For Luigi Saullo, that rut was the same old modified Honda. Having spent most of his teenage years doing the standard modifications to his old Hondas in the garage, Saullo eventually got bored. When he expressed his boredom to one of his co-workers at PartSource, he was met with some advice that stuck. “Find a new platform – something different.” It didn’t take long before he did just that.

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aside the naysayers who said things like “it’s just a Hyundai,” Saullo found himself admiring the new Hyundai Genesis coupe. As an affordable, sporty, and RWD platform loaded with features, it was hard not to take notice. “I knew this would be a platform that was going to grow and develop in the next five-plus years,” he tells us. “I wanted to see where it went, and have fun building something different.”

We know now that Saullo’s prediction was on point. Aftermarket support for the Genesis coupe platform hit the industry like a tidal wave in the wake of all the new Genesis owners looking to modify something new, but his initial struggles early on in the build came from the lack of aftermarket support in the early stages, leading him to some custom fabrication before the aftermarket caught up to his pace. The custom fabricated work, combined with the aftermarket offerings that came years after, work together to create something truly unique. Growing up watching SPEED channel and automotive DIY television shows, the affinity for custom fabrication work started young for Saullo. As information

began to stick in his head, his cousin introduced him to hobby RC cars. The modular nature of the RC cars, with their miniature coilovers, driveshafts, and gas engines, was the final catalyst. Saullo was hooked for life. After building a pair of Hondas – the very same ones he grew bored of over time – the groundwork had been laid for a promising rise to new projects. The day his Genesis came home, he was already looking towards its future. “I think the biggest challenge to modifying the Genesis Coupe was the fact that there was little to no aftermarket support for the first few years of owning the vehicle. Many of the parts had to be custom made or fabricated to work,” he says, thinking back to the hours spent brainstorming and researching modification methods. “To compare to the Honda platforms I was used to, you couldn’t just walk into a performance shop, or look in some catalogue to buy every upgrade imaginable. You wanted engine work done? Fabricate it yourself. Want to make a front lip, or exterior upgrade? Time to learn to fiberglass. Nothing came easy, and you had to think out of the box.”

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“AS THE AFTERMARKET BEGAN TO CATCH UP, SAULLO TOOK ADVANTAGE, SOURCING MORE PARTS TO COMPLETE HIS SHOWWORTHY AESTHETIC.” Thinking outside the box is exactly what he did, having made the custom fiberglass front lip and rear diffuser himself. Custom intercooler piping was in order as well, forming the Cognac Copper painted air induction highway for his Evo IX upgraded turbo setup with a modified wastegate

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and GReddy Type S BOV. As the aftermarket began to catch up, Saullo took advantage, sourcing more parts to complete his show-worthy aesthetic. An HKS carbon fiber engine cover was the final step in making his engine bay a real show-stopping aspect of the build.

Once he was happy with the power output (285 whp/320 lb-ft, in case you’re wondering), it was time to bring the rest of the car’s appearance up to speed. The car has been through several iterations, but seems to have settled – for now at least – on a stunning combination of AutoFlex’s Rame Grey with Cognac Copper accents. The combo looks wildly aggressive over Canada’s first REMAKE Genesis coupe widebody kit with a chassis-mounted wing from Street Faction. Modernizing his 2010 coupe is a set of redesigned 2013 Genesis taillights, as well as custom painted headlights with demon eyes. Chasing that perfect show car stance, Saullo set his sights on air suspension. Tucking the lips of those massive 20-inch VIP Modular VX210s right to the widebody fender flares is a combination

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of Airforce struts and an Air Lift Autopilot V2 management system. Despite the show-inspired air setup, there is also a full Parts Shop MAX suspension upgrade kit under there, as well as a UniqPerformance rigid collar kit, six-piece underbrace kit, and a Whiteline front sway bar. Needless to say, handling has been vastly improved. With Falken FK543 tires wrapped around the VIP Modular wheels, and a Brembo BBK with StopTech rotors to boot, this show car can still be put through its paces. Inside, in addition to following the theme set by the exterior, it’s all about comfort. A pair of red Bride Cuga seats with Takata Drift III four-point harnesses keep

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getting started on the platform early, and committing to some custom work to make the dream come together, Saullo has put himself in a winning position. Having joined the prestigious NextLevel car club and risen to the VP position in the club, Saullo is a regular in the show scene. If you’re building a Genesis coupe in the Toronto area to take home trophies, you’re going to need to bring the heat.

REMAKE Genesis coupe widebody kit + Custom (fiberglassed front lip, fender modification, fiberglassed rear diffuser, license plate relocation, painted headlights w/ red demon eyes) + Custom AutoFlex "Rame Grey" w/ copper metal flake3M clear bra (hood, bumper, side skirts) + VIS Racing (carbon fiber fog light bezels, carbon fiber terminator hood) + Hyundai Performance GT spec rear spoiler + StreetFaction chassis-mount wing + 2013 Genesis coupe tail light conversion + Korean wing badge conversionFog light bezel modification15/20% window tintIndependent fog light DRL mod4500K HID headlight/fog light bulbs INTERIOR

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Suravarapu has quite the track record with modified vehicles, as an active member of Team Hybrid for over a decade and builder of the first six-speed manual Accord with two doors and two turbos (a fantastic project that we featured back in 2010), there was never any question that the Optima would be worked over, inside and out. “I just wanted to make the car my own and I can’t leave any car I own stock,” he admits. “Like other builders, I want to make something that’s basically ‘cool,’ but clean and quality because those elements are timeless. I wanted to keep it sporty and not have an identity crisis. If someone sees it they know it’s sporty, not asking ‘Is it sporty or is it VIP? What’s it trying to be?’” Not long after getting the Optima signed over, a SEMA spot was offered to Suravarapu, which lit the fire to get the car together quickly – we’re talking four months fast, from lowering springs and exhaust to full-on show car. And with a platform that’s not very supported from an aftermarket

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A fast car should have a fast color, too, so Suravarapu enlisted DTM Autobody for three stages of a Ferrari shade of red – Rosso Scuderia from BASF R-M. This red dress drapes over a full Korean K5styled kit from Ikon Motorsports, as well as a Seibon carbon fiber trunk and vented hood, showing just a hint of carbon on the openings of the latter. Other additions of carbon fiber, like the Concept 3 diffuser and SoCal Garage Works fender inserts, grille, and mirror covers add to the sportiness that Suravarapu aims for his Optima to exude. Add to that the modern twist that the custom-built Living Light angel eye headlights and blacked out front turn signal area provide, and this Kia is fit to turn all kinds of heads on the show floor. While the look from the outside is great, the interior really shines as well. A Plus Upholstery has done up the headliner, door inserts, and sun visors in diamond-stitched leather, which is repeated on the Katzkin leather seat covers to complete the look. Carbon fiber, like the exterior, is a major player here as well, covering much of the dash and trimming the AEM AFR and boost gauges, while the stitched leather makes its way into the trunk to dress up the air and audio install that Kreative Audio & Tint knocked out of the park. Two 12-inch Phoenix Gold Elite2 subwoofers fire into the trunk space, right over the Elite2 and Elite4 amplifiers nestled under plexiglass and rimmed with red LEDs, while the red air tank gets the same showcase treatment.

aftermarket exhaust switched to Ark Performance, even splurging for titanium tips, plus a better-flowing down-pipe and cat from 845 Motorsports that equate to newfound sound and performance from the directly-injected Theta II engine. To further bolster that kick, 845 Motorsports also modified the stock turbo and added their upgraded intercooler. Combined with AEM meth injection, more squirt from some 400cc injectors, and a Byetronik tuner mounted with a custom tune from Concept 3, this Kia is uncharacteristically quick. Bringing the Optima down are a set of big brakes from D2, four-piston in the rear and six-piston in the front, which are color-matched to the same gold that takes place on the lips of the 20-inch three-piece Rennen MV-55 wheels on all four corners.

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BASF R-M Rosso Scuderia Red 3-stage paintjob + Ikon Motorsports (front bumper front lip, side skirts, side skirt extensions, rear bumper) + Concept 3 carbon fiber (diffuser, A-pillar) + Seibon carbon fiber (vented hood, trunk, trunk spoiler) + B&I carbon fiber window pillars + NRG carbon fiber license plate frames + SoCal Garage Works carbon fiber (fender inserts, grille, side mirror covers) + Living Light Custom “angel eye” headlights + Kia KDM (blacked out front turn signals, rear turn signals) + Metra LED lighting (underbody, engine) + Meguiar’s car care INTERIOR

A Plus Upholstery (headliner, door inserts, sun visors) + Katzkin customized leather seat covers (diamond stitch) + New Faces shift knob + SoCal Garage Works modified stock steering wheel (carbon fiber top, leather reupholstered) + AEM gauges (boost, AFR) + B&I carbon fiber gauge trim + Manicci floor mats + Kia KDM (gold pedals, center console) + Metra LED interior lighting MOBILE ELECTRONICS

“There aren’t many aftermarket companies making specific parts for the Kia Optima, so many owners will tell you everything needs to be custom,” Suravarapu explains. “I had four months to build the car from stock to full custom before SEMA. If it wasn’t for the hard work of DTM Autobody, Kreative Audio & Tint, A Plus Custom Upholstery, and Freddy’s Garage, I wouldn’t have made it.” It’s all about who you know, and who Suravarapu knows is a lot of talented people that are committed to building great cars. The Optima’s custom-built journey won’t stop here either, as Suravarapu has told us that a widebody that’s the first production kit of its kind is on the way from Canada’s Fortune Flares before attending 2018’s SEMA. This Optima may be optimal as it sits, but the amount of broken necks and “wait, that’s a Kia?” are set to go way up.

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Phoenix Gold (Elite2 2-channel amplifier, Elite2 12-inch subwoofers (2), TI65CS component speakers, Elite4 4-channel amplifier) + Custom sealed enclosure + Stinger (SPV20 battery, fuse holder, wiring, distribution blocks, capacitor) + Optima Yellowtop D35 batteries (2) + Rosen (DVD player, rear monitors) + Whistler radar detector SPONSORS

Meguiar’s, AMSOIL, NRG Innovations, 845 Motorsports, AEM, AAMP, ARK Performance, A Plus Upholstery, BASF, Concept 3, B&I, D2 Racing, Deatschwerks, DTM Autobody, NGK, Freddy’s Garage, Hose Techniques, Fox Marketing, Katzkin, Kreative Audio & Tint, Metra Electronics, Optima Battery, Phoenix Gold, Ikon Motorsports, Rennen International, Seibon Carbon, Stinger Electronics, Thermo Tec, Phase 2 Motortrend, Innovative Mounts, Living Light Custom, Graphic Spyder, PIAA, James Lin & Team Hybrid Family

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SOMETIMES FILLING A NICHE IS EXACTLY WHAT’S NEEDED TO TAKE A START-UP TO A FULL-FLEDGED BUSINESS. IF YOU PAIR THAT WITH SOME TYPE OF EXCLUSIVE SERVICE THAT ONLY YOU CAN OFFER TO THAT SPACE, SUCCESS IS PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEED, AND THIS IS THE FORMULA THAT MARK AND DAN AT SXTH ELEMENT ENGINEERING HAVE FOLLOWED SINCE THE BEGINNING. BEING A KEY PLAYER IN THE KDM SCENE, PRODUCING CUSTOM-DESIGNED PARTS THAT INTEGRATE INTO YOUR CAR IN A VERY OEM-PLUS WAY DOESN’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT THOUGH, SO WE THOUGHT WE’D ASK ABOUT THE BEGINNINGS OF SXTH ELEMENT, HOW THEY DO WHAT THEY DO, AND WHERE THEY’RE HEADED NEXT. MARK, CO-OWNER AND LEAD ENGINEER, WAS MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE US AN IDEA OF HOW THINGS WORK OVER AT SXTH ELEMENT.

TELL US ABOUT HOW SXTH ELEMENT ENGINEERING GOT ITS START! SXTH Element Engineering was officially started back in summer 2014 by myself and my partner Dan. We met at our employer at the time, where I was a design engineer and he was assembly supervisor. We worked together on multiple projects and, through building our professional relationship and friendship, we decided to go into business together. The business was a nights and weekends gig up until March 2017, when I quit my day job to build the business full time. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START A COMPANY LIKE THIS? I have always had an entrepreneurial interest and Dan helped push that interest. Being

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WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE MOST POPULAR PLATFORM THAT YOU DEAL WITH? The Hyundai Veloster has been the most popular by far, but the Hyundai Elantra Sport is coming up really fast.

“AFTER SEEING WHAT THE SMALL HANDFUL OF OTHER COMPANIES WERE BUILDING, I KNEW I COULD BRING BETTER PRODUCTS TO MARKET.”

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WITH THE MANY TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE TODAY, 3D SCANNING HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE AFFORDABLE IN THE PAST FEW YEARS. OUR SCANNER USES WHITE LIGHT TO COLLECT POINTS IN 3D SPACE AND TRANSLATES THEM INTO THE COMPUTER. USING THE FILE THAT IS CREATED, WE IMPORT THAT INTO OUR COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) SOFTWARE SO WE CAN DESIGN PARTS IN RECREATED 3D SPACE. THIS HELPS US DESIGN FASTER BECAUSE THERE IS NO GUESSING ON FITMENT. WE CAN DESIGN IT ALL RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

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HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH PARTS TO DEVELOP? We start with what is in the most demand and work our way through that list. We like to stick to our strengths, which is performance related items (powertrain and suspension), but we will be branching out into lips and valences soon.

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COMPLETION COMES WHEN WE HAVE INVENTORY ON THE SHELF. WE PRODUCE IN BULK AND KEEP INVENTORY SO CUSTOMERS DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR WEEKS TO GET THEIR PART.

ONCE THE DESIGN IS FINALIZED, IT HAS TO BE MADE. WHETHER THAT IS BY A FEW PROCESSES WE DO IN-HOUSE, OR BY ANY ONE OF OUR TRUSTED SUPPLIERS. WE ALWAYS PRODUCE “FINAL PROTOTYPES” THAT GET APPROVED BEFORE FULL PRODUCTION STARTS. THESE ARE WHAT WE TAKE PICTURES OF FOR MARKETING AND INSTRUCTIONAL DOCUMENTATION.

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So. Clean Show 5.0

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2nd Annual Mechman Open House

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Clean Culture x Spot Big Free Soflo Night Meet

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Boca Raton, FL

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Driven Show: Winnipeg

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Elite Tuner: Utah

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JDM Fest

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AUGUST 18, 2018 BATTLE AT THE BORDER BUFFALO CONVENTION CENTER. BUFFALO, NY Photography by Kevin Choi

Battle at the Border (BATB) is an automotive lifestyle event with show cars from around the USA and Canada, along with live performances, BMX flat land competition, and giveaways! WWW.BATTLEATTHEBORDER.ORG

AUGUST 25, 2018 TUNER EVOLUTION THE PARK EXPO & CONFERENCE CENTER. CHARLOTTE, NC Photography by Lee Vermont

Tuner Evolution celebrates their 5th annual automotive lifestyle event in North Carolina, showcasing many aspects of the aftermarket automotive industry, like the hottest customized vehicles, vendors, and entertainment acts, including bands, hip hop artists, bikini contest, celebrity appearances, models, and so much more! WWW.TUNER-EVOLUTION.CO

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 CANADIAN AUTOMOTIVE EXPO CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK. BOWMANVILLE, ON Photo by Lunn Photography

The Canadian Automotive Expo’s purpose is to combine efforts from the custom tuner, truck, classic car, and road racing communities to come together for a good cause and enjoy their passion together. For 2018, the show’s attentions have turned to supporting people living with a rare disease called "Vanishing White Matter." Through their raffle and 50/50 on September 15th, 2018, they will be raising a cash donation towards the Vanishing White Matter Families Foundation. WWW.CANADIANAUTOMOTIVEEXPO.COM

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