We’re excited to announce the first round of members of our 2018 Team Wheelwell sponsorship!
You’ve probably seen Wheelwell users with this badge around before, and this is the latest group of elite automotive enthusiasts to carry the Team Wheelwell banner to events around the country and contribute top tier content to the site.
2018 brings all-new sponsorship benefits to the Team including special pricing in our parts shop, cash commission on parts sales, and free entry to key
Three Home Built Rides That Break the Mold! https://wheelwell.com/rafael-mendoza/1piz/1988-volkswagen-golf
Rafael Mendoza's 1988 Volkswagen Golf
Rafael completed one of the most badass and desirable swaps with relatively little headache. The LEGO quality of VW is absolutely unreal and Rafael took full advantage of the swapability! https://wheelwell.com/nathan-dobrenz/adl/1972-ford-ranchero
Nathan Dobrenz's 1972 Ford Ranchero
The Ford Ranchero is one of the most nostalgic looking vehicles around, and throwing in a big block makes for a dope 70's vibe screamer. Nathan built up a show quality ride that
The Ultimate in Build Tracking! The Installed Parts list is a spot for you to stunt on your boys (or girls) and keep track of all the dope mods you’ve made to your ride! This is a place where you can show off your hard work and help others with similar rides come up with ideas for parts. We here at Wheelwell understand the unfortunate importance of maintaining a budget and hope that we can help you do this.
Recently, our Community Manager went down to Long Beach, CA to meet up with some of Team Wheelwell at the 23rd annual Toyotafest in Long Beach. It did not disappoint. This was the 23rd annual Toyotafest put on by T.O.R.C (Toyota Owners and Restorers Club), and with over 550 registered cars it was the biggest yet. It was a truly impressive showing, with attention to detail that was unreal. There was something for everyone; from untouched 80’s Hilux’s with
Three Builds With Diverse Roots https://wheelwell.com/owen-housden-2/1vd9/2007-mazda-mazdaspeed-mazda3
Owen Housden's 2007 Mazdaspeed Mazda 3
Not so SNEEEKY anymore. Owen has upgraded virtually every part on this 430hp beast. He started out with a budget friendly daily build in mind and as usually happens, he was bit by the mod bug. This build has some killer details, do yourself a favor and check it out.
Leon Ochs's 2002 Audi TT
While some might see the Audi TT as a bit of an acquired taste aesthetically,
Squad Goals! Do you need some motivation to up your game? In your Garage, similar Top Modded rides will pop up to give you new mod inspiration, and a squad to compete with for the best build! Wheelwell is a community that actually WANTS to help, and the competition is always fun. Ask questions, talk to other people about their builds, take full advantage of a friendly crew who have been there before. Here’s how…
1. Go to “My
Go Inside With Three Hatchbacks That Couldn’t Be More Different
Clasen’s 1997 Subaru Legacy
Periodic blood sacrifice keep this Legacy ripping corners and knuckles with equal enthusiasm. There is a serious lack of wagon love these days but honestly, three pedals and long roofs are the things dreams are made of. Read about how Steve plans to run the track with a build that time forgot. https://wheelwell.com/brandon-case/1kbg/2016-volkswagen-golf-gti
Brandon Case’s 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
The hottest of the hatches, the car
Story time! We all have a story about our build. Share the good, the bad and the frustrating in your Ride Story! The Story is a great place to talk about what you’re planning for your ride and why you chose that particular one. Here’s how ya do it… 1. Go to “My Garage”
2. Click on one of your Rides
3. Click “The Story”
4. Get writing! Here at Wheelwell, we're all about the build, and each one
Go Inside Three Monster Builds! https://wheelwell.com/christopher-johnson-4/2adt/2009-bmw-1-series
Christopher Johnson’s 2009 BMW 1 Series
A happy accident caused Christopher to land this backroad rippin', track ready bomber! Lots of supporting and performance mods keep this beauty flat and nasty through the twisties! Check out what he's done and where he's going.
Killadawg 09’s 2016 Subaru WRX
Lurking in the frosty morning, awaiting its next victim is this nasty WRX. Monthly mods and clear vision took this build to the next level. This Subie is
Don’t just do it for the gram! If you have a car focused Instagram, you can sync it with your Wheelwell account to effortlessly share your Instagram posts directly with other enthusiasts! This is a great way to share the day-to-day life of your build and show off your sweet photo skills. Here’s how...
1. Go to My Garage.
2. Click on the white gear (Settings).
3. Enter in your Instagram Username and Click “Sync Instagram!
It's easier than adding
Inside the Build: Three Opportunities to Shine! https://wheelwell.com/ray-mendoza/210o/1989-nissan-240sx
Ray Mendoza’s 1989 Nissan 240SX
Ray took his 240SX from an automatic beater to an Red Top SR20DET powered, track ready ripper! Lots of troubleshooting, perseverance and sticking to a plan made this build what you see now.
Kevin Blend’s 2000 Honda Civic DX
Looking back, there is a serious lack of Civic representation in the previous Inside the Builds, but it’s not because we don’t appreciate them! Kevin’s is a great example
Go Inside the Build With Three Distant Japanese Cousins. https://wheelwell.com/alex-hargreaves-turner/xu2/1998-nissan-skyline
Alex Hargreaves-Turner’s 1998 Nissan Skyline R34
After finishing the tedious import process Chris began a full on, ground up restoration/rebuild including extensive engine work, resulting in a forged component, RB25DET NEO bored out to a 2.6L! From top to tail, this R34 oozes serious JDM cool factor.
Chris Dirkschneider’s 2000 Subaru Impreza
Man oh man, what’s not to love about a good Impreza coupe build!? Chris found this ride a
Are you suffering from mod FOMO? It’s a common ailment with an easy cure! Build up your Wish List, it’s the next best thing to building up your ride. It’s a great place to keep track of all the parts you want to buy, from the practical to the ridiculous. Here’s how…
1. Go to “My Garage” 2. Click on one of your rides
3. Scroll down to your “Wishlist” and hit the + button. Put in the part name and
Recently, Wheelwell sponsored Rich Forsythe and his crew of Volvo C30 fanatics at their “C30s Conquer the Dragon” rally. This annual rally ripped through the Tail of the Dragon on HWY 129 in North Carolina, one of the most legendary roads in the country. The Tail boasts 318 turns, blistering straightaways and 11 miles of properly banked blacktop set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The Tail of the Dragon welcome committee.
This is the 9th
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We’re a few weeks away from a launching a new aftermarket parts store carrying 100,000+ of the best performance parts for your ride. To compliment the store we’re building a library of “how to” guides for specific products and vehicle models. We’re offering $50 for each guide you write with no limit on how many you can submit. You’ll also be credited as a Contributing Editor with
Be one of the first 15 people to rate AND leave a written review for the new Wheelwell 2.0 iPhone app and we'll send you a 2-pack of your choice (silver, gold, or white) vinyl Wheelwell decals!
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These cars are born for the track! Check out this week's Inside the Build #insidethebuild
Chadwick Atkinson’s 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
The coveted Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 is serious JDM royalty. With this track focused build, no part has been left untouched. This is certainly a build that can be called a labor of love, and Chadwick continues to bring out the best of what this rare gem has to offer.
"I've always like the rare ones. This is
What Do You Get When You Cross an A4, a 9-3 and a Yaris? This week's #insidethebuild !!!! Kaleb Thompson’s 2005 Audi A4
Who doesn’t like a clean, tuned, stanced A4? It’s a perfect combination of classiness and a platform that can support serious power. Well planned builds are often the most successful, and the execution on this one is impressive. Check out the tire punishing mods that Kaleb has lined up! https://wheelwell.com/kaleb-thompson/1mz7/2005-audi-a4
#audi #a4 #2005 #awd #euro #apr Wilson
Check out these three rides featured in this week's Inside the Build: https://wheelwell.com/dennis-gillingham/153z/2006-subaru-wrx-sti
Dennis G's 2006 Subaru WRX Sti
Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the sea of WRX STis. However, occasionally you’ll come across one that really stands out from the pack. Sporting a nice factory grey and tons of well chosen performance mods, this one really demands our attention. Check out Dennis’s story to see how he brought this car back from the brink of death!
by Skylar Siegel, Wheelwell ITB Editor
Starting this month, I’ll be sharing with you my TOP 5 picks of all the Inside the Build’s we’ve ever featured on Wheelwell, and give you a few thoughts on each (you can also read more about me below).
Keep building, driving, and share the passion.
Britt's 1995 BMW M3
The capabilities of these cars is well documented and in this particular example, the attention to detail is unparalleled. From the canyons to the track, this
This week's Inside the Build features Joe M’s beautifully tuned FD RX7
WW: Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it?
Joe: A couple years after I graduated college, I was able to buy the car I've always wanted since I was in high school...an FD RX7. After test driving a bunch of different FDs in the Chicagoland area (from fully built and sorted cars to basket case
Check out Dennis' daily driver that also serve as a race car on the weekends on the track!
https://wheelwell.com/dennis-lo/1vy3/2004-honda-s2000 Q: Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it?
A: After a bunch of mechanical and reliability issues with my 07' 335i, I got tired of it and wanted something new. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted for sure, but I was deciding between an Evo X or an
This supercharged R32 is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Read on to see why it's more than it meets the eye. #insidethebuild Q: Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it?
A: In ‘97, I bought a VR6 GTI and fell in love with the motor. When the R32 came out, I really wanted an upgrade to AWD VR6, but my GTI wasn’t old enough to trade out
This M3 was fully built from the ground up. Nearly everything has been changed on Britt's M3. Read his story below! #insidethebuild #M3 #BMW Q: Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where
did you find it?
A: My car addiction started off with a '68 GTO that had a 455 bb swapped into it. I had a handful of friends that were already into imports, and after riding with them going down