These were taken as I was picking it up. I'll get better pics during the day.
Wasn't sure I'd like side skirts, but they are conservative (no flares). The rear bumper lip that came with the kit is for the JDM version, so I couldn't install that, but with the OEM mudflaps on the rear bumper, it doesn't look incomplete. I think it looks great and am really happy with the result.
Huge thanks to my bro, Henry Hernandez @BigHeadRacing,
The 16th of this month was my one and eleven year anniversary. The wife and I decided to take the day off to take a stroll down memory lane. We drove to the office building where we met, stopped by the old courthouse where we were married and then had lunch at the restaurant we ate at after getting married. Once the blast from the past was over, we grabbed the dog for an afternoon/evening in Melrose and the
Hey Wheelwell gang! Just a quick update...
Headlight eyelids are on and a Seibon Carbon lip kit has been acquired. Doing my homework on getting the four pieces clear coated before installation, but they should be on soon... #Wheelwell #TeamWheelwell #ForTheBuild #Toyota #Yaris #headlights #3M #eyelids #carbonfiber #seibon
Check out this short clip of a Bugatti Chiron flying down the back straight at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, during the First Annual OC Festival of Speed.
Is it just me, or does it sound like a jet flying by?! The guys face at the end says it all! #Wheelwell #TeamWheelwell #ForTheBuild
Hey Wheelwell gang! It's been a little while since I've posted, apologies! With all the changes happening to the community side of the site, it's been a bit challenging finding notifications from connections. Hopefully, you're all having a great start to the new year, are able to find your way to this post and enjoy.
A few weeks ago, I attended the First Annual Orange County Festival of Speed at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. The event was
I'm not a fan of the manufacturers teaming up to design cars that will wear both companies' badges but like the Supra, I'm willing to see it through. A hybrid MR2, though? The rumored 296 hp is nothing to sneeze at but still, my initial feeling is not the excitement you'd expect for a new mid-engine Toyota.
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
For more, check the JNC link below:
What a Sunday it was! Met up at 9 am in the Macy's parking lot at the Cerritos Mall. Hung out, chatted and took pics for about an hour. Yes, yes that is a Blitz supercharger on a Yaris sedan.
Unfortunately, a few people had last minute things that kept them from joining so in total, we were a squad of four. We planned a route that included some scenic coastal driving along PCH, as well as a little
My mobile detail guy came through this week to really put the shine on the Vader helmet. It didn't look it's best coming out of the body shop. Snapped a couple pics because as we all know, pics are fun. #TeamWheelwell #ForTheBuild
Hey Wheelwell gang! A few of us SoCal folks will be doing a cruise up to Malibu. All are welcome.
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM PT.
Where: We'll initially meet up in the Macy's parking lot at the Cerritos Mall. Once assembled like Voltron, we'll have a nice, casual cruise up to Malibu where we'll pick a spot to park, chill, take pics and maybe have some food.
We have 5 cars/people confirmed and 4 tentative. If interested in
I was supposed to get the car back from the body shop yesterday, Monday 9/17. Due to them waiting on a window molding, protective decal and supplement approval, that's been pushed to tomorrow, Wednesday 9/19.
On a positive note, I noticed my front bumper on the passenger side wasn't perfectly flush with the fender. At the worst point, it was about a half inch off. I mentioned it to my adjuster when I dropped the car off and upon
I dropped Vader off at the body shop this morning and got into a rental. They gave me a choice of a Chevy Cruze or Mazda 3. I had to keep it JDM! I've only driven it from the Hertz rental location to my house, no more than a few miles, but my first impression is positive. This particular model has leather, all power and alloy wheels. It's a trip going from a car like mine, one of the
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I spent Saturday in the Wheelwell booth with my wife and brother-in-law at the first annual On Grid for Charity track day event. Although less attended than I expected, I still had a chance to speak to a few people about Wheelwell and had a good amount of time to enjoy the day's action.
Here are a few short clips of some groups exiting the track after a session, as
This was my first time attending a Spocom Tour event. It was held at the Anaheim Convention Center; which is the same venue I try and make it out to each year for the OC Auto Show. I usually also make it out to several other car events throughout the year, events such as Hot Import Nights, All Toyotafest, Eibach Honda and others, but Spocom flew completely under my radar. Per the Spocom website, they are “the nation’s largest
So, this happened last night... Drove out to Palos Verdes Estates to visit a friend and his neighbor backed into my car while pulling out of his garage. Said he didn't see it because it's black.
It definitely put a damper on our hang session, but i'm trying to be positive about it by thinking about how no one was hurt, the damage isn't terrible and at least the brain surgeon had the decency to come knock on my
The owners of these two toasters live a house over from me. I enjoy passing by them as I leave the house, so I thought I'd share with the many Volvo lovers here on Wheelwell.
As Volvos go, are these desirable, or more run of the mill models?
Bro-in-law came over to check out the slick new Occupant Detection Sensor Bypass I got to resolve the dash light issues that came with installing the sparco seats, and have some dinner with us. As you'd expect, that led to a driveway photoshoot. Wifey came away with the shot of the night! #Enkei #RPF1 #TeamWheelwell #ForTheBuild
From SuperStreet's Instagram. It even has the livery. I know guys like Tom A. will appreciate that!
To see all the photos they posted of it, including some interior shots, check SuperStreet's Instagram post here:
EDIT: JNC dropped a post about it on their site, too. That can be found here: