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RICKY EATON 2015 MERCEDES-BENZ C400 LOCATION › Magnolia, TX ENGINE › Mercedes-Benz 3.0L V6 SOCIAL MEDIA @mobiletoysinc mobiletoysincBCS PHOTOGRAPHY BYLANDON PHARR ENGINE Renntech ECU tune EXHAUST AWE Tuning exhaust WHEELS / TIRES Nitto GS 555 tires – 245/40/18 (f), 285/35/18 (r) CHASSIS / SUSPENSION BC Racing coilovers EXTERIOR AMG grille + Carbon fiber (mirrors, Z type spoiler, door handles) AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS IB wall enclosure + Hybrid Audio Clarus C15Sw 15-inch subwoofers (2) + Illusion Audio C8 8-inch mid-bass drivers + SB Acoustics Satori (MW16p-8 6.5-inch mid-range speakers, TW29BN-B Beryllium tweeters) + XS Power 3100 battery + Stinger (fuse holder, 0-gauge main power wire, distribution blocks) + Helix MK2-Pro processor + Mosconi (AS 300.2 amps (2), AS 200.4 amp)

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The BMW Competition Intercooler Kit EVO III has the following core dimensions (510mm x 303mm x 180mm). The high performance intercooler core provides a 162% larger frontal area and 182% more volume compared to the stock mounted intercooler. Their engineers have increased the intercooler core size and efficiency, as well as improved the end-tank design to remove any OEM bottlenecks, resulting in increased flow rating and charge cooling properties.

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This single 2-port compact baffled oil catch can separates oil particles using a 50-micron bronze filter and defends your intercooler, intake system, and VANOS system from oil blow-by. Filters and can are fully serviceable and come with the Mishimoto lifetime warranty.

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Unitronic cold air intake for the 1.4 TSI engines is designed to provide increased power, air velocity, and throttle response, while also decreasing air intake temperatures and turbo lag. In addition, Unitronic’s cold air intake will enhance the sound of your turbocharger and diverter valve. It features a 3-inch 6062 aluminum mandrel bent tube, heavy duty 4-ply silicone hoses, a lightweight heat shield, complete hardware kit, and Unitronic's proprietary 3-inch dry cotton filter.

Unitronic's Dual Pulley Upgrade Kit for the 3.0L TFSI engine features an impressive increase of 493 horsepower and 441 lb-ft of torque. It includes Unitronic's 187-mm crank pulley, supercharger pulley, 7PK1300 belt, hardware kit, and most importantly, the Stage 3 Dual Pulley Performance Software calibration. This kit will effectively raise boost levels by increasing the speed in which the supercharger spins at, allowing for additional airflow to be ingested by the engine.

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Accessport V3 for VW Mk7 Golf R/Mk7 GTI/Mk6 GTI $650 | COBBTuning.com

A simple ECU flashing with gauge package. The in-cabin mountable Accessport V3 has a large, full color, high-resolution screen which allows you to monitor up to six parameters in real time. Fully customizable from the look (multiple bezel colors), layout (set up race, street, or dyno gauge clusters), and mounting options (choose from 1,000s of standard vehicle mounts). Unlock power hidden within the vehicle by replacing conservative factory settings with more aggressive calibrations.

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Tuner Series Mag Force SE Clutch for 20012006 BMW E46 $1,525 | McLeodRacing.com

McLeod’s Tuner Series introduces a BMW kit to its line. The kit fits the 20012006 BMW E46 M3 with a 6-speed transmission. The kit includes a performance flywheel that replaces the factory dual mass flywheel. This clutch is designed for high horsepower street cars.

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The Stage 2 Power Package for the Mk7 Golf R includes an Accessport V3, COBB SF intake system, and an AMS front mount intercooler. Removing intake system restrictions and cooling the charge-air temperature allows their calibrators to produce maximum gains of +34% horsepower and +42% torque over stock!

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Performance Exhaust Suite for VW Mk7.5 GTI $814.13 | AWE-Tuning.com

The intersection of performance and sophistication, the Touring Edition produces a civil tone while idling and cruising around, but give it the boot and unleash a war-cry wail. Equipped with a tailored, resonated mid-pipe and mid-muffler, the Touring Edition is fit to accompany both stock and aftermarket downpipes while remaining civil within the cabin. For those who want to turn it up to 11, go for the Track model, featuring the same precision engineering as the Touring Edition without the resonated midsection.

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AWE Tuning

AirGate Carbon Intake for Audi B9 S4/S5 $755.43 | AWE-Tuning.com

APR’s big brake upgrade is an ultra-durable, feature-packed solution specifically tailored to each vehicle. The brakes provide outstanding stopping power at an affordable price, and are targeted towards a wide operating range such as normal or spirited street driving, track days, and HPDE events. The system handily out-brakes, outlasts, and out-performs other systems on the market, including much larger and heavier setups such as the factory standard RS3/TTRS brakes!

The AirGate carbon intake allows options for those seeking more volume from their intake when under boost. Want to hear more turbo inductions sounds from within the cabin? Go lidless. Prefer to keep it a bit stealthier? Simply bolt the AirGate lid in place with a few turns of two easily-accessible hex screws, and the AirGate intake transforms into a sealed configuration. Unlocked maximum gains of 19 horsepower and 22 ft-lbs of torque at the crank.

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AEM Induction Systems 21-815c Airbox for 2017 Audi A4 $488.59 | AEMIntakes.com

AEM’s 21-815c is an enclosed airbox design for the 2017 Audi A4 and A4 Quattro 2.0L. This kit delivers up to an estimated 11 horsepower and 14 lb-ft of torque. The powder-coated aluminum is lightweight, yet durable, while housing a washable Dryflow synthetic AEM filter inside. The filter can be viewed through the clear plexiglass AEM logo for monitoring. The filter can last up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is needed. Backed by AEM's limited lifetime warranty.

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From $195 | ESMWheels.com CONSTRUCTION: Cast

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KW Suspension

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AEM's 21-802C cold air intake system for 2016-18 VW GTI and Golf R models delivers up to 14 horsepower and 10 lb-ft of torque. This kit features a mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube, steel heat shield, and washable Dryflow air filter. The filter lasts up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required. This system is backed by AEM's limited lifetime warranty.

The height-adjustable KW springs are now available for the Audi S3 sportback, convertible, and notchback sedan (8V series). Similar to a coilover suspension kit, the height adjustable springs allow a stepless lowering. The S3 models can be lowered at the front axle between 20-30 millimeters and at the rear axle between 0-15 millimeters. The KW height adjustable springs are available for all Audi S3 8V-series with or without electronically adjustable Audi suspension.

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Bilstein

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VW/Audi DCT Transmission Rebuild Kits $1,080 | McLeodRacing.com

$939.89 | BilsteinUS.com

The Bilstein B6 DampTronic strut assembly offers application-specific performance valving matched to suit the needs of individual vehicles using OE springs. Active suspension features of the OE electronics are fully compatible with the B6 DampTronic series. The B6 series is perfect for enthusiasts looking for a sporty ride with improved safety and handling while retaining factory electronic control. Available for multiple BMW models from 2012-2017.

The DCT kits are equipped with a high material clutch pack and a steel clutch pack which provide smooth engagement and better shift performance to extend the life of the clutch. Along with high grade OEM replacement molded rubber pistons and a maximum protection transmission filter, this is a complete premium overhaul kit.

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B16 DampTronic Suspension Kit for 2015-2016 VW Golf R/GTI $4,107.23 | BilsteinUS.com

The Bilstein B16 DampTronic coilover kit features application-specific valving and spring rates tuned to individual vehicle needs. The B16 DampTronic allows for ride-height and damping adjustability through OE electronic controls. These coilovers are perfect for those looking for improved handling and feel. Made in Germany with technology tested on the Nurburgring.

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Wagner Tuning

Porsche 991 Y-Charge Pipe Kit $990 | Wagner-Tuning.com

This unique Y-charge pipe has been designed for the best possible internal airflow. All bottlenecks of the stock mounted Y-charge pipe were eliminated and adapted to a uniform cross-section. This means the intake air is no longer unnecessarily blocked by cross-sectional changes, and results in a reduction of the pressure drop inside the charge air system.

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The new Turbosmart EM BOVs are the world’s first truly plug and play blow off valves. Bringing to market a diverter valve without additional hardware required, no hoses, no adapters, no brackets - just simply replace the OEM unit. This means a seamless integration into customers’ existing applications, making the units very easy to install. Featuring unique, patent pending, pressure control features, these units are faster than OE, greatly reduce boost leak by up to 400%, and retain OE dimensions.

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Pioneer Electronics AVIC-W8400NEX

$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.

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Turbosmart’s new wastegates are a direct-fit upgrade to all 4th-generation Turbosmart wastegates, and feature their unique collarlocking system, variable actuator cap, and base. Features modular interchangeable actuators, independently orientated actuator base, new strap-type V-band clamps, increased thermal and flow performance, a diaphragm design that offers linear travel regardless of spring, pressure and valve positioning while improving response, and integrated water cooling ports.

When vehicles reach 75,000 miles, it’s time to make the switch to Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage full synthetic motor oil with PurePlus technology for complete engine protection. Combining PurePlus technology (natural gas) with high performance additives means Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage is proven to deliver less oil burn off than conventional motor oils made from crude oil. Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage keeps pistons up to 20% cleaner than the toughest industry standards.

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Audison's Prima active subwoofers feature a built-in D-Class amplifier with HE-LI (High Efficiency Low Impedance) technology, to produce more SPL from their custom-designed low-impedance drivers. The low-profile sealed box design has been optimized for the custom driver, which requires extremely compact dimensions to perform at its peak, producing solid bass from an enclosure that is only 5.7 inches (144 mm) deep. HRC AP remote sub-level control is included.

The smartphone is the new CD case. JVC has streamlined the car stereo experience for drivers with their KW-M740BT multimedia receiver, giving you everything you need for great sound, plenty of connectivity options, and the latest smartphone control, all in an easy-to-use interface. With Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Weblink, this receiver lets you control most your smartphone functions.

Cadence DSP4.8

$489.99 | CadenceSound.com

If you are looking for a DSP that is full function, yet easy to use, then the Cadence DSP 4.8 is for you. Cadence's new digital signal processor is a 32-bit Core DSP with 24 bit/192 KHZ AD and DA convertors. All functions and controls are easily controlled using the Cadence DSP 4.8 software.

Clarion M508

$179.99 | Clarion.com

The M508 from Clarion is a stylish, mech-less single-DIN digital source unit featuring a clean and intuitive layout, with brushed metal face design, machined metal knob design and an easy-to-read high contrast LCD display. The Clarion M508 features a global AM/ FM and weather band tuner, Bluetooth aptX, iPod and iPhone connectivity, and front AUX input. The M508 offers dual zone volume control, a 3-band EQ, sub LPF and gain controls, has 8-channel 4-volt RCA outputs and is rated at 200 watts max.

Fullriver Battery

FT16V830-24 Full Throttle Series High-Performance AGM Battery $339.99 | FullriverBattery.com

Fullriver’s new 16V AGM battery boasts 62Ah, 660CCA, 830CA, and comes in a group 24 (the same length and width as a group 34, but 1-inch taller, fitting standard battery trays). The FT16V830-24 offers unparalleled performance in 16V applications thanks to a 99.994% pure virgin lead, over-the-partition welds, and high-strength ABS case. From car audio systems to race cars, Fullriver’s premium 16V AGM will exceed your expectations!

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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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This specialized formula implements Meguiar’s Re-Fresher technology, allowing the Carpet & Cloth Re-Fresher to instantly freshen automotive interiors while permanently removing and eliminating even the toughest of odors instead of just masking or covering them up.

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Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner $9.99 | Meguiars.com

Meguiar’s Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner is an active gel formula that clings to wheels and stays wetter longer, providing better cleaning action than traditional foaming wheel cleaners. This advanced chemistry blends road grime attacking surfactants with active brake dust dissolving agents that work to quickly loosen dirt, grime and brake dust, allowing for little to no agitation. The deep-cleaning formula turns brake dust purple and road grime brown as it gently loosens stubborn contaminants.

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Meguiar’s Heavy Duty Bug & Tar Remover contains all new chemistry that includes specialized surfactants to rehydrate and loosen stuck bugs, and soften tar easier than ever before. It also contains Meguiar’s specialized Xtreme Cling Foam that helps to extend the on-surface dwell time, ultimately allowing the active foam to work its magic on tough bugs and tar.

Meguiar’s New Car Scent Protectant helps car owners save on time by gently cleaning and protecting vinyl, rubber, and plastic surfaces on the interior while leaving behind a refreshing new car scent that even eliminates unwanted odors. With Meguiar’s specialized Re-Fresher technology, odors aren’t just masked or covered up, but instead are permanently eliminated.

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52mm EVO Electric Boost Controller Gauge ProsportGauges.com

If your vehicle is supercharged or turbocharged, this gauge is simply a must have. Now you can accurately control your boost as you modify your ride! An electronic Boost Controller with two color digital display, dimmable lighting, warning feature and two selectable boost settings. Monitor and control your boost on demand. This kit comes complete with dual color digital gauge, waterproof boost sensor, solenoid, hose, T-fitting, instructions and tech support for life.

Oncore Audio SM10D4

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Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil Valvoline.com

The number one selling racing motor oil, VR1 has high zinc properties to provide race-level protection for any vehicle. Additional friction modifiers help deliver maximum horsepower, while the enhanced anti-foam system protects the engine during extreme stress. Available in SAE 30, 40, 50 and 60, as well as 10W30 and 20W50. Compatible with gasoline or alcohol fuels.

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TORONTO DIALS IN ITS FITMENT STORY & PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICKY SLINGER

FITTED IS WHERE YOU GET TO SEE WHAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN SLAVING OVER IN THEIR GARAGES DURING THE LONG CANADIAN WINTER. Who’s static and who’s on air this year? Who switched up their wheel game, or dialed in their fitment to be even more aggressive? These are all things that are answered as you walk around the Brampton Fairgrounds and take in the best of that the Toronto area and beyond has to offer in terms of stance. For 2018, the stance term also branches out to “track stance” with Fitted’s newest award category: Best Track/Drift, which was selected by the boys over at Drift Jam. Peter Chrisikopulous’ beautiful-built and drift-ready ’92 Silvia took that award home, and rightly so. Other highlights include Luigi Saullo’s Best of Show Genesis Coupe (also PASMAG’s last cover feature), the fully-polished Volk GT-S wheels on Brandan Nankoo’s Nissan Maxima that took home Best Wheels, and the winners of Best Air and Static – Braden Falkingham’s 2016 STi and Justin Pelowich’s Scion FR-S, respectively. Pelowich had a very successful Fitted this year, as his static FR-S also earned the fan votes needed to win the Tuner Battlegrounds award over Virginie Rioux’s Honda Civic (all the way from Quebec!) with a very successful social media strategy. Stay tuned for a feature on his car in PAS soon!

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I was also lucky enough to be given my own award category again this year, and awarded Editor’s Choice and a full PASMAG feature to Jon Nguyen’s 1972 Toyota Celica – you know, the crazy clean one with the huge supercharged V8 sticking out of the hood. We’re very excited to have Nguyen’s creation in our pages soon. Next year will be Fitted’s 10th anniversary, and David Soo, the show’s founder, has already promised that May 25th, 2019, will be their largest event ever. There’s your one-year’s notice to step your game up, dial in your fitment, and come out to one of Toronto’s favorite shows. See you there!

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Luigi Saullo 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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Virginie Rioux 2008 Honda Civic

Jon Nguyen 1972 Toyota Celica

Patrick Mahon 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Musavir Nazir 2012 Honda Civic

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Manolo Velasco 1992 BMW 850i

Peter Chrisikopulous 1992 Nissan Silvia

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LAST YEAR WAS MY FIRST TIME ATTENDING EUROKRACY IN PERSON, AND IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT MADE ME VOW THAT I’D MAKE THE TREK OUT TO THE SHOW YEAR AFTER YEAR, IF POSSIBLE. Due to some car reliability issues this year, however, it looked like I might not be able to make it – that is, until friends of mine who were cruising up with the BMW True North club said they’d have an extra seat with my name on it if I was still down to go. Not passing up on the chance to do a club cruise, roughly

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seven hours later, our cruise group of Bimmers had made the drive from Toronto to Montreal. Day one of Eurokracy is always a lot to take in. As you roll through the security lines and right onto a portion of the track at ICAR Mirabel, it’s cars, tents, and flags as far as the eye can see, accented by music and engine noise in the distance. It’s a little automotive paradise away from the buzz of the city. After getting organized at the BMW True North tent, we took a little stroll through the vendor

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displays. Porsche and BMW were side-by-side, offering some great examples of the classics enthusiasts know and love, with Porsche celebrating 70 years and lining up different generations of the 911 together, while BMW showed off a near-perfect example of a 3.0 CS. Other highlights include Bag Riders’ standout S-chassis cars – one with ridiculous wheel tilt and the other with one of the cleanest LS swaps I’ve ever seen – as well as John Ludwick’s impeccable 7 Series at the FLGN TLT booth.

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The show and shine area is where the best of the best show off what they’ve crafted, and there are always pleasant surprises. Besides the shocking yellow paintjob, Gabriel Laforce’s Audi TT with a Porsche V6 up front, plus custom tube work all over was a definite highlight, as was Connor Hofford’s V8-swapped Mk1 Golf and Remi Laflamme’s back-to-back Best of Show winning masterpiece. The track is also a busy place at Eurokracy, as ICAR’s facilities allow drivers a place to push their rides. If you want to test your mettle, you can take your car on the track circuit that’s been setup, rent an exotic to take around for a fee, or line up on the drag strip to see who’s fastest in the quarter mile. Day two of the show is shorter, but much more chaotic. On the drag strip, the burnout pit is opened and tire slayers go at it until no one can see past the smoke and either their rubber or engine gives out. The master of the pit is “Burnout Slut,” a Jetta creation from Alex Teolis and Max Boileau. A Jetta shooting flames out of its hood-exit dump-pipe is one thing, but the duo decided to up the ante this year by executing a “rodeo burnout,” which consists of a crazy person grabbing ropes attached to the car while sitting on the roof and hanging on for dear life. It’s no wonder they walk away with burnout awards every year. Quebec is already Canada’s slice of Europe, but Eurokracy is Canada’s slice of European car culture. If you’re at all curious about being culturally enriched, you need to get out to this show. High quality cars on a racetrack, plus poutine; how can you say no?

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@pav_666 Pierre-Alexandre Vallée

@baggypratty Kévin Pratte MK5 JETTA

@bryanbetta Bryan De Sousa MK6 GOLF

@mk6_viking FP Arsenault MK6 JETTA

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MK7 GOLF

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@philuvw Philippe Savard-P

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@louis_mk4 Louis-Philippe Leroux

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@__speedboat__ Kevin Boucher

@fokdatrs3 Alexandre Marois

CORRADO

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TUNER EVOLUTION HOSTED THEIR FIRST ANNUAL EVENT TOUR STOP IN ATLANTA, GA ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH AT THE GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER. The national automotive lifestyle event showcased many aspects of the aftermarket automotive industry, including a car competition for top honors of some of the hottest customized vehicles in the Atlanta and surrounding region, a midway of vendors that showed off their latest products, projects and builds; live entertainment including Bear Dellinger on the mic for Opening Ceremonies, Big Mike as a Guest Judge/ MC, MICXSIC, ZRICH (Phene) and IDONTKOWJEFFERY; a B-Boy competition, RC drifting, models, and so much more!

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2nd Place Import Other • Arturo Mata • 1996 Toyota Supra 3rd Place Import Other • Austin Roberts • 2015 Scion tC 1st Place Acura 2 Door • Louis DeJesus • 1994 Acura Integra 1st Place Acura 4 Door • Ray Bentley • 2008 Acura TL Type S 2nd Place Acura 4 Door • Michael Ng • 2009 Acura TL 1st Place BMW • Dallas Bardwell • 2012 BMW M3 2nd Place BMW • Hazzarie Marquez • 2008 BMW M3 1st Place Lexus • Larry Young • 2007 Lexus LS460L 1st Place Volkswagen • Michael Hugo • 2012 Volkswagen GTI 2nd Place Volkswagen • Travis Ingle • 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 1st Place Subaru • Eddie Saavedra • 2017 Subaru WRX STI 1st Place FR-S/BRZ • Phachara Upanan • 2013 Scion FR-S 2nd Place FR-S/BRZ • Jonathon Dyson • 2013 Scion FR-S

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KEN DEL CASTILLO 2008 BMW 135I

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en Del Castillo grew up modifying all sorts of Hondas. His very first car was an Integra, and he got hooked on fourth and fifth generation Preludes shortly after that. When he went looking for a NA1 NSX to add to his roster, he began to notice that the NSX became less and less accessible. That’s when he decided to break the mold and dive into something new. Challenging his old notion that BMW cars were not mod friendly, he decided to pick up a 2008 BMW 135i and start modifying. “I was under the belief that BMWs are not DIY friendly and should be avoided like a plague,” he jokes. “I was wrong!” Deciding to take the road less

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travelled, Del Castillo decided to widen his car with a variety of methods. With fenders from a BMW 1M and N5 tuner fender flares for the rear, he began the widening process. “Because there was none before me, I had to picture everything in my head,” he tells us. “Even after the widebody was installed, I still felt it was incomplete, so I made some custom splitters to tie everything together

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and further the customization, making this my own widebody kit!” The custom aero, as well as the Work wheels, reflect Del Castillo’s previous expertise in modifying Japanese cars and his love for JDM styling, which is something he keeps close to his heart, even as he’s switched to Euros. For now, the car remains mainly for the street, but with plans to harvest suspension com-

ponents from a crashed E9X M3, who knows where this custom BMW will end up. “The car that I never intended on keeping turned out to be the perfect project for me,” exclaims Del Castillo. “The discovery of the first of its kind widebody made me keep it, and even to this day I’m still excited about this car and the future mods that I am planning on doing.”

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2004 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA GLI By Adam Gordon | Photography By Christopher James (

yle Pearson has held a particular affinity for the Mk4 Jetta since he owned his first VW, back when he was just 17 years old. “I chose this vehicle because my previous vehicle was a Mk4 Jetta as well, and it was taken from me in an unfortunate situation that was beyond my control,” he tells us. “I never got to finish that build, and so I vowed to come back with another Mk4 Jetta, bigger and better than my last one.” With intentions to follow up on a vision he had, he set out to modify his new 2004 Jetta GLI. His obsession with modifying cars started where many other young enthusiasts catch the modification bug from – the Fast & Furious and Need for Speed franchises. “After experiencing both of those, you could say I was bitten by the building bug," Pearson laughs. "I went through a few

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of Koni FSD shocks and Firestone F9000 air sleeves in the rear. Inspired by other VW builders around the world, Pearson has been working non-stop to change things up and take part in his local scene. “This is an amazing scene to be a part of, and I have enjoyed every moment of being a 'car guy,'" he writes to us. "I have met many strangers who have become friends, and friends who have become family. Aside from the small number of exceptions, that’s what this scene is about." We couldn’t have said it any better.

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rowing up in the heyday of the early Fast & Furious franchise, many car enthusiasts were drawn to cars they had seen grace the big screen. Dillon Mattrisch is one of those enthusiasts. Seeing the 350Z in Tokyo Drift made him fall in love with the Z-car platforms, and when he finally was able to, he pulled the trigger on one of his very own. Mattrisch was no stranger to getting his hands dirty and doing things himself when he picked up the car. Having run a small audio install shop out of his garage to help friends install audio systems, he was already adept at figuring out mechanical systems and vehicle layouts, so transitioning into engine and performance modifications was just a matter of soaking up the information. With the help of some friends with experience, and a few YouTube videos along the way, Mattrisch was able to work on his car himself, encountering and overcoming challenges like the difficult header install in his garage. Spending time on Facebook

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pages and forums gave him the inspiration he needed to try new things, and before he knew it, just about every part of the car had been changed up in some way. Attending show after show, he picked up a lot of ideas out in the field as well. Soon, it was time for air suspension to set things right. “I chose Air Lift Performance for my suspension just due to how long they have been in business, and their customer service is great,” he writes. Once installed, the air suspension system set the stance for this car just right. “Everything about my build was not funded in anyway other than hard work and a steady job, along with a very patient wife,” he quips, only half-joking. “Which makes everything I’ve done to my car mean that much more.”

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WHILE FAST & FURIOUS FILMS HAVE ALWAYS SHARED THE THEME OF FAMILY AT THEIR CORE, IT SEEMS THAT THERE’S ONE MEMBER OF THAT FAMILY THAT HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY LEFT OUT: JESSE. REMEMBER THE DORKY UPSTART THAT TOOK CARE OF DESIGNING AND TUNING CARS ON HIS COMPUTER AT TORETTO’S SHOP? YOU KNOW, THE ONE WHO BET HIS FATHER’S JETTA IN A RACE WARS RACE AGAINST JOHNNY TRAN’S S2000 AND INSPIRED TWO MEMES AT ONCE: A JETTA WITH NO BRAKES AND “TOO SOON, JUNIOR!”

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of you who will remember, there is a big reason why Jesse has never returned to the franchise. He’s dead. Showing up at the wrong place at the wrong time, he pulled up in a panic out front of the “Fast House” after running away from his lost race for pinks, just as Tran and his cousin did a dirt bike drive-by, missing everyone at the house but him. Now, this is Hollywood and Fast & Furious we’re talking about here; if anyone can bring Jesse back from the dead, it would be that combo. Maybe he could return in a tech-savvy way, by way of his character, and come back as the franchise’s first cyborg addition to the crew, or even have his consciousness uploaded into the Jetta’s ECU just seconds before his death to become a wisecracking, drivable member of the Fast Family. Just a couple ideas. Give me a ring, Universal. Back to present day, and #BRINGBACKJESSE has exploded across social media, getting Chad Lindberg, the actor who portrayed Jesse, swept up in the hype. Noticing that a near-perfect replica of the green ’95 Eclipse had also picked up a lot of traction online, gears started turning in Lindberg’s head, which led to the builder of the Eclipse getting a call from Jesse himself. “After being seen all over social media for my Fast & Furious Eclipse build, actor Chad Lindberg got in touch with me and asked me to build the car he was driving in the original Fast & Furious he played in,” Dominic Dubreuil says excitedly. “It was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse!” When The Fast and the Furious came out in 2001, Dubreuil was already elbow-deep in Hondas, swapping B18Bs into EF Civics, which would then snowball into time attack, car shows, Subarus, and eventually VWs and Porsches. In 2015, he decided

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that a tribute to Paul Walker in the form of his character’s Eclipse from the film would be a fun way to kill time. What he ended up with was the most screen-accurate F&F Eclipse clone, as claimed by Craig Lieberman, the technical advisor on the first three movies. As someone who has experienced building a movie-accurate replica car, Dubreuil already knew that his largest difficulty would be finding parts that have been long out of production. “The Fast & Furious Jetta was built way before the movie was even filmed, so all the parts on the car were from the ‘90s,” Dubreuil explains. “Finding the right body kit, the right wheels, and even the right headlights were an everyday challenge for me.” As we didn’t really get to see inside the Jetta much during the first film, the outward appearance is really where the focus went, and if you couldn’t tell by the photos here already, Dubreuil nailed it. The very important Wings West RS body kit with Commando spoiler were sourced and paired with the Strictly Foreign grille filler and Euro-spec fender flares from a VW Vento, which were all coated in a

Candy White paintjob. The bodywork and painting was undertaken by L’As de la Carrosserie, while the instantly recognizable movieaccurate graphics were produced by Modern Image San Diego. The Crosshair headlights, corner lights, side markers, and fogs are all period-correct Hella examples, and the 19x8-inch Konig Tantrums really drive home the late-90s/ early-2000s look. Dubreuil credits Facebook’s Marketplace pages, Craigslist posts, and some of his contacts and friends over in Europe for helping him get some of these very discontinued items on the car. He also had some of the best advisors around, like the aforementioned Craig Lieberman, as well as the guy who actually built the car that appeared in the film, Scott Centra, who still remembered all the quirks of the Jetta. With Chad Lindberg also on board, it was a certifiable dream team. Sparco seats, harnesses, and steering wheels played a big interior role in The Fast and the Furious – another big check on the list to get right – so matching sets of Torino 2 seats, Tornio 4-point harnesses, and a Racer 2 steering wheel done up in red Alcantara are all accounted for in Jesse’s Jetta. To truly throw the car back, an Alpine IVA-D310 head unit was installed, and if you’re old enough, you’ll remember that this was the big deal receiver with an attached display screen and DVD player built in. Naturally, a PlayStation 2 was hooked up to it for maximum 2001 street cred.

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Since being built, the Jetta has travelled alongside Lindberg to meet fans and show off Dubreuil and crews’ hard work at Fast & Furious events. The end goal is to eventually get the car to the “Fast House,” where it all ended for Jesse, but may now serve as a new beginning for the character. If Universal returns my calls, that is.

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WHEN A NEW PLATFORM OR POWERPLANT IS ANNOUNCED, IT’S TIME FOR DEVELOPERS AND MANUFACTURERS TO MAKE LIKE AN EGG AND SCRAMBLE. WE SAW THIS WITH THE MQB PLATFORM AND EXPERIENCED A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM BEHIND DEVELOPMENT OF PARTS ACROSS THE RANGE, AND NOW ANOTHER EXCITING ADDITION HAS BEEN RELEASED BY VAG AND IMMEDIATELY 2018 JUMPED ON BY UNITRONIC: THE 2.5-LITER TFSI EA855 EVO ENGINE.

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AUDI’S LOVE FOR INLINE-FIVES In 1976, Audi developed their first inline-five-cylinder engine, known internally as the Type 43. Audi engineers wanted something to sit above the EA827 fourcylinder that sat in the Audi 80 and 100, and as a sixcylinder was ruled out due to less than ideal installation space and weight distribution, a five-banger fit the bill much more nicely. Based on its EA827 predecessor, the 2.1-liter inline-five, with the help of a modern injection system, produced 136 horsepower and a unique sound when it rolled out in the Audi 100 5E in 1977.

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individual components for measurements and design, which can then be fed through a 3D printer for rapid prototyping, allowing them to find a perfect fit and even start performance testing certain parts. Pair that with extensive experience developing ECU and TCU tunes through the Bosch ECMs that most VAG vehicles use, and you have a smorgasbord of performance parts ready to go in a small window of time. So far, Unintronic has been able to engineer prototypes of a turbo upgrade, a more free-flowing intake design, less restrictive down-pipe and mid-pipes, as well as Stage 2+ ECU and Stage 2 TCU tunes. Staffi says that their biggest achievement has been the new intercooler, which supports upwards of 700 horsepower.

Without jeopardizing or modifying the TTRS’ crash support bar, engineers were able to squeeze some serious cooling kit up front. In the future, besides waiting for those quarter-mile times in the nines, Unitronic is also toying with tuning options for ethanol and some alternative turbo options for extra kick. While most of the upgrades on the TTRS are prototypes now, they should all be bolt-on turn-key solutions for unlocking the potential of Audi’s potent five-cylinder platform very, very soon.

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IT’S NO SECRET THAT THE HALLS OF THE SEMA SHOW ARE HOME TO THE WORLD’S BEST BUILDS AT ANY GIVEN TIME, AND SOMETIMES EVEN THE MOST IMPRESSIVE OF BUILDS CAN BLEND IN WITH ITS SURROUNDINGS IN THE ROWS UPON ROWS OF SHOW-STOPPING VEHICLES. I PREFACE THIS FEATURE WITH THAT FUN FACT BECAUSE I NEED YOU TO UNDERSTAND JUST HOW MUCH IT MEANS WHEN YOU SEE A CAR AT SEMA THAT LITERALLY STOPS YOU IN YOUR TRACKS. FOR ME, PERSONALLY, DIONNE MASCUNANA’S PORSCHE CAYMAN S WAS THAT CAR.

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is no stranger to the SEMA floor, either. In fact, his Porsche has been there multiple times, but it was only this past year at SEMA 2017 when he felt like the car had reached a point he was truly happy with. When Kei Miura was originally designing the Porsche Cayman Pandem kit, Mascunana was there, knowing

his car would soon be showing off one of the first iterations of a brand new Pandem kit to the world. Unfortunately for him, Miura’s original design didn’t quite do it for him. He liked the kit, but he didn’t love it. Alas, the show must go on, and Miura wasn’t about to change it, so he buttoned up the Cayman, and the car was off to SEMA. Returning from SEMA 2016, the race was on to transform the Cayman’s look into something Mascunana could be completely satisfied with for the next year. Having already cut and modified the car, he was fully committed to the kit – it just needed some personal touches. “Every show

Cayman started to have the Pandem kit, and they all looked the same to me. I really wanted mine to be different when it was all said and done. I’ve always tinkered with things I own since I was a kid. I actually broke a ton of my old RC cars just to mod them,” Mascunana says, laughing. “I love to do everything myself.” After some brainstorming, he took to an unconventional approach to reshaping the kit. After looking at Porsche racecars of several eras for inspiration, Mascunana noticed that the front bumper of a Mazdaspeed RX8 kit bore a striking resemblance to the smiling face of Porsche racecars of yesteryear. It took some time,

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Stepping inside this spaceship’s cockpit, the car looks and feels race-ready right away. Recaro P 1300 GT seats and Schroth Profi III six-point harnesses keep driver and passenger snugly in place, and Rennline aluminum floor panels give off a serious racecar vibe. A small Momo 300mm steering wheel, a titanium shift knob on a CAE shifter, and a carbon fiber rear-view mirror from Zoom Engineering all lend even more to that feeling, and an Acid Green roll cage that matches the side mirrors on the exterior solidifies it. It is apparent that the Super GT and DTM influence isn’t just on the outside.

Now, some people may look at cars with stunning appearances such as this on the SEMA floor, and assume things like, “Oh, it’s a trailer queen, it doesn’t actually drive much,” or “It’s all show and no go.” Those people would be dead wrong. Almost every major modification on this car is worth as much in the function department as it is in the form department. The Cayman S is already a relatively lightweight platform, so to balance out the addition of the cage and other beefier components, all windows were replaced with P4P polycarbonate versions. Behind those big, beautiful wheel and tire setups, you’ll

find a Brembo BBK, with calipers painted the same Acid Green as the mirrors and roll cage, as well as Moton Suspension motorsports-ready three-way coilovers, complete with external adjustable dampeners on all four. With the exception of a Rennline frame brace, the entire suspension system is made up of Tarett

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money, and patience to get the front of that Mazdaspeed bumper properly grafted into the Pandem front bumper, but the result is a one-off kit that looks, dare we say it, even better than the original. With the back bumper modified 2 01certain 8 as well to remove features that Mascunana wasn’t feeling, the kit was transformed, and a set of Spyder headlights and taillights modernized the look entirely. Taking inspiration from Super GT and DTM racecars, Mascunana knew the aero had to be aggressive as all hell to capture the look and feel he was after. “I love what we’ve done to the kit itself, but my favorite part of the build has to be the swan neck wing,” he says. “The wing took seven months to build, from cardboard prototypes in my garage to fitting the CNC-made uprights to the bridge made by my buddy Steve Van Der Vorst at D-lng Designs.” Once the wing was set, he took it upon himself to make some more custom aero. The splitter, wild diffuser, and racecar-esque canards were all handmade by Mascunana in the same cardboard-to-reality process. With the body’s exterior looking as wildly aggressive as any trueto-life Super GT racecar, wheel choice would have to reflect the madness that this car exudes. A set of 19-inch Work Meister M1 wheels, 11 inches wide in front and 14 inches wide in the rear, complement the Japaneseinspired modifications nicely, and also fill out the widened Porsche’s fender wells proportionately. Since he is Marketing Content Manager at Toyo Tires, it only made sense for Mascunana to pick up a set of the best tires possible. A set of Toyo R888Rs, 265s up front and hefty 345s in the rear, are wrapped around his Work wheels to keep this Porsche planted.

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Engineering billet components, from control arms and coilover top hats, to the 27-mm bladed rear sway bar, and everything in between, including extended drop links to assist in achieving the perfect stance without compromise. A Fabspeed cold air intake feeds air through a Porsche GT3 throttle body and into an IPD intake plenum to keep air flow cool and constant, and a CSF radiator manages temperatures easily. A set of Fabspeed long tube race headers and a race exhaust allow the Cayman to sing its signature song. All of these bolt-on engine components are just the beginning, as Mascunana is cooking up a serious twin-turbo system for the next iteration of this project. Since it already makes a peppy 305 wheel-horsepower, we can only

imagine where a set of twins will take it. All in, the culmination of Mascunana’s efforts is the most visually stunning Porsche Caymans on the planet, and the fact that it’s a blast to drive is just the icing on the cake. It may have taken a while to get things just right, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. “Anyone can spend money, buy parts, and drop their car off at a random shop to have it built,” he says. “Building cars isn’t about being the first to have something, or having the most expensive parts. It’s about taking pride in your own work.” Truer words have never been spoken, Dionne.

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Rennline (aluminum floor mats, aluminum pedal set) + Zoom Engineering carbon fiber rearview mirror + Recaro (P 1300 GT seats, pads) + CAE (shifter, cables, carbon fiber center trim) + Titanium shift knob + Momo 300-mm steering wheel + Halon fire extinguisher + Custom billet extinguisher bracket + A-Spec Racing billet hub spacer + GMG roll cage + Schroth (Profi III-6 harnesses, pads) SPONSORS

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AFTER HEARING YEARS UPON YEARS OF ENTHUSIAST STORIES AND HOW THEY CAME ACROSS THEIR PROJECT CARS, WE LIKE TO THINK WE KNOW THE USUAL TALES. THE CAR MAY HAVE BEEN A HAND-ME-DOWN FROM A RELATIVE OR FRIEND THAT COULD NO LONGER HANG ONTO IT, OR MAYBE THE CAR WAS SPOTTED IN A SORRY STATE AT AN AUTO WRECKERS OR SOMEONE’S FRONT YARD AND LOOKED LIKE IT WAS WORTH SAVING. THIS STORY MAY HAVE BEEN THE FIRST WE’VE HEARD OF SOMEONE RANDOMLY WALKING UP AND OFFERING A CAR THOUGH.

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to Igor Polishchuk, the man over at CAtuned, an old guy wandered into their shop one day, asking around about a BMW E30 sedan. This wasn’t a proposition for a project for the BMW veterans of CAtuned though, this was a man trying to offload a car that he just didn’t

want anymore. “As he put it, his wife didn’t want his daughter driving it any longer because they felt it wasn’t safe,” Polishchuk recalls of the fateful day. “I found the car sitting lonely under a tree in the rain. The battery was drained, the passenger side had damaged doors from a parking lot mishap,

and no working power steering.” After a small amount of money exchanged hands and the battery was resuscitated, Polishchuk was the proud owner of a four-door E30, and as its new caretaker, his first move was to park it in the back lot of the shop and promptly forget about it.

“I’VE ALWAYS LOVED FOUR-DOOR E30S AND WANTED TO BUILD ONE IN RACE-SPEC FOR THE STREET... WITH A MODERN POWERPLANT AND A PROPER MANUAL GEARBOX, OF COURSE.”

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As with any enthusiast, Polishchuk has more than a few dream builds on his mind, and as someone with many hook-ups with part suppliers for BMWs, he sometimes stockpiles parts away to one day make those dreams become a reality. One car on his shortlist was coincidentally an E30 sedan, but time is an asset that’s sorely needed to go all-in on a project, and as a guy who runs a busy shop, it’s a scarce resource. Finally, though, after a few years of

the beat-down four-door calling his name, and a little extra push from Toyo Tires to do something special for their floor presence at SEMA, Polishchuk could channel his time, energy, and parts into that little BMW out back to make something special. “I’ve always loved four-door E30s and wanted to build one in race-spec for the street – without any extras, such as AC or any power amenities, and with a modern powerplant and a proper manual

gearbox, of course,” Polishchuk says of his plan. “I drew what I wanted to do on some paper and then had a rendering done. From that moment, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.” First step was to get the car over to CAtuned’s off-road shop and start the full roll cage and chassis reinforcement. After the E30 was sitting rigid, it was time to fix up those dented doors, get into the paint booth, and run into the car’s largest challenge.

“Paint did not come as easy as we had wanted,” grimaces Polishchuk. “The first painter made huge mistakes and left us scrambling to start over and find another way.” Once the car was painted a second time, the CAtuned team was left with just about three weeks on their calendars before rolling out to make SEMA, which is a serious time crunch to complete the rest of the car. If you’re familiar with CAtuned’s work, however, you’ll know it’s always quality, so no corners were cut to get the E30 ready; there was just a lot of missed sleep. Coated in its new (and properly done this time) mint green paint, which earned it the nickname and plates “MINTE30,” Polishchuk also pulled out his complete E30 MTechnica kit and skinned it in carbon fiber for an interesting two-tone contrast. The DTM side mirrors also received the same skinning treatment, starting off the “racecar for the street” aesthetic. As well as making a raceworthy street car, Polishchuk also mentioned wanting to swap in

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street and on the show floor, while crushing it at the track. “Without rest we pushed on, although at times loopy and loosing grip on reality,” says Polishchuk as he reflects on those three weeks of insanity to get the car finished. “Test drive time came with no surprises. The car drove amazing and had more power then we could imagine!” Hitting hitches early on resulted in a team that faced their challenges head-on to produce something that could be classified as dream car territory for many, and left the SEMA show with even more admirers. Now that the E30 has conquered the big show and served as a great car on the street, the last bastion is off to the races – something that Polishchuk lists in his plans for the car this year. Just in case you see a flash of minty green followed by the roar of ITB’d S54 goodness at the track and wonder what it was you saw, now you know.

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