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Wheelwell 5 days ago

This supercharged R32 is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Read on to see why it's more than it meets the eye. 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 of

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[]Jeff Bowman

I love it... and the color. I have to agree with Brian tho... it’s no sleeper! 😁

[]Sebastian Nounou

Lol I don’t think the person writing this article knows what ‘sleeper’ means.

[]David Stafford

I didn’t put the term sleeper in there, but I have been at the gas station filling up and several have commented on what a “Cute Car” it is or they say “Must get great gas mileage”! At that point I don’t have the heart to tell them 14mpg when you drive it like you stole it! 😄

[]Sebastian Nounou

Werd. Sorry, but the performance trim levels of any car fail the prerequisite for sleeper at the first definition.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Please define sleeper for us. I'm curious because you have eluded to having a definition and that could be a fun discussion. For instance, I think most people think R32s are just another Golf with maybe some big wheels, but not a serious performance machine. That being said, you couldn't slip one past me. I've also been told that my S4 is a sleeper, with which I disagree, but numerous people have said it to me. So what is a sleeper?

[]Sebastian Nounou

A sleeper is a car that alludes to no performance, but blows your fucking doors off.

Thus, upper trim level performance hothatches by definition CANT be a sleeper lol.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

But who are we trying to fool? Is it the general population or other automotive enthusiasts? Engine burbles, race fuel odors, exhaust work, and extra rubber to keep it on the road are all readily spotted by my eye.

[]Sebastian Nounou

Everyone.

If I’m not left thinking... “what the FUCK?!”

Not a sleeper....

You can muffle turbo noises with good mufflers and resonators. One would assume it’s just a smelly rough running pile of shyte.

You can hide intercoolers with anodizing, you get the idea.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Haha... Thanks for entertaining my request. I'm always curious what people have to say when they have more forceful opinions about topics. I do agree with you. I think a good sleeper is one that I can't spot, and that if you're building a sleeper you need to be trying to fool people who know one or two things about cars.

[]Sebastian Nounou

That’s when you’ve really succeeded.

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Wheelwell 12 days ago

This M3 was fully built from the ground up. Nearly everything has been changed on Britt's M3. Read his story below! 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 some twisty roads,

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[]Ryan Howell

Sweet Build Man

[]Dave Denkhaus

Man, I'd like to know you!

[]Skylar Siegel

Killer build man.

Wheelwell 19 days ago

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[]Kevin Grant

50000000

[]Christopher McDowell EL

for sale at no reserve, lemme guess $310,000?

[]MR2 Turbo

Best sports car ever built imo :)

Wheelwell 19 days ago

You won't see this Lexus everyday. This is a IS200 Sportcross wagon that was built in limited numbers, and this owner supercharged his! Check out his story below! Q: Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? A: Until 2010, I was driving a Honda Prelude and I was in the market for something more practical. I had already set my eyes on a Lexus IS SportCross, but they

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[]Michael Langshaw

Do you have any such supercharger for a M/Benz E-350 coupe?

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Nice Sportcross Wagon! I wonder what intake air temperatures are with the intake setup so that the supercharger is pulling in air from right next to the firewall. I bet the car would pull a lot harder with a battery relocation and then fabricating a box to house the intake cone filter in the location where the battery currently sits.

Wheelwell 20 days ago

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[]Timothy Markworth

This reminds me of when I saw a Scion xB and a Honda Element parked next to each other at the same store. It was really hard to pass up the chance for vandalism.

Wheelwell 21 days ago

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[]Chris Dirkschneider

LOL! That was me up till I was about 36.... then my kids came along... wait, naaaa, the car part still hasn't changed!!!

[]Christopher McDowell EL

Driving more money than I have in my retirement account

[]Timothy Markworth

Change the background to a driveway and you nailed it.

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[]Jack Herzog

Just needs a little bit of JB weld. She should be good.

[]Jordan Shuster

It'll buff out.

[]Joost Van Dien

It can be fixed I think. Only need deep pockets or a lot of skills. Getting parts will be difficult.

[]Yves Vds

I can't imagine it to be rebuilt. Parts car.

[]Landon Shore

that is a nauseating sight

[]Sebastian Nounou

What an amazing article.

[]MR2 Turbo

Had a poster of this car in 1986, in my room of course

Wheelwell 24 days ago

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[]Christopher McDowell EL

Yes a clean look for the car. subtle none the less

Wheelwell 26 days ago

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[]Robert Linsenbach

Just gross

[]Landon Shore

That is all sorts of bad

[]Kit Lau

why tho?

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Michael Fink is going to hate that! He designed the car to look as if the sides tapered in, this ruins that affect. I doubt it helps the drag coefficient in any meaningful way for a road car either, but this car has way more baubles on it than some wheel covers. Chrome surrounded everything, a plethora of decals on the back, and it looks like chrome mirrors and a rear door logo. Not my taste at all.

However, I still contend that the automotive world would be a very boring place if everyone liked the same cars and modifications as me.

[]Jordan Shuster

eeeehhhhhhhh I'll pass on those weird covers. Never understood that car trend. It looks good on a very select few cars.

[]Edd Schieri

CLS may be a girls car but you don't have to put a skirt on it to prove it.

[]Andrew Ward

I prefer restraint when it comes to car customization... cleaner and more tasteful modifications are my preference; this car is on the other side of the spectrum.

[]L’Ree Brown

Oh wow!!! What parts bin did this person rummage through? #thebrightworktho #bringingback #wheelskirts #aerodynamicaf

[]Christopher McDowell EL

don't do it again

[]Sebastian Nounou

If you’re that concerned, you bought the wrong car lol.

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Wheelwell 27 days ago

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[]Jason Folk

Hope Ethan sprang for decent, FUPA-compatible suspension...

[]Christopher McDowell EL

High level of foolishness has been displayed

[]Robert Sixto

Hahaha, this is too good

[]Yves Vds

Hahaha

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Wheelwell 28 days ago

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[]Sebastian Nounou

I love using my blinker.

I fucking hate when some asshole recognizes my intent and tries to make it impossible.

Only functioning retards speed up/block when someone tries to pass.

[]John O'Dell

I usually get that from old people in the fast lane doing the speed limit, oh my fuck that pisses me off.

[]Sebastian Nounou

Me fucking too. The solution? Drop back 100 feet, drop 4 gears and go WOT. Don’t signal, don’t flinch. At the last second, choose your passing side and slingshot.

They get so mad....

[]John O'Dell

Easier said than done in a 2000 tundra which used to be my daily, now that I've got the focus its like theres nothing I cant maneuver through.

[]Sebastian Nounou

I mean.... you can try? 😂

[]Lairex Rai

that's why you drive faster than them and you would not have that problem X3

[]Sebastian Nounou

You can’t drive through them...

[]Andrew Taylor

I only block when some retard tries to merge from the fast lane to the off ramp when they're like an 100 feet from the exit

[]Sebastian Nounou

To what avail? Let the prick over, give him the finger, and be on your way.

To fuck with him creates a bigger problem.

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[]Dennis Lo

I block people when they do the same thing, because I'm petty. Or when you're waiting in stop-n-go for an exit, and some idiot cuts everyone and tries to cut back in right before he'd miss the exit.

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Wheelwell 29 days ago

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[]Raymond Hardy

It'd be better on something more like a trophy truck suspension. Though it could be good for an oval dirt track.

[]Keith Richards

I'm not a ford guy but this looks both fast and functional, I dig it.

[]Mister Modtomic

Rocket Bunny (and all the knock offs) are gonna make a fortune. Soooo much larger truck market than the few piddly car owners they can sell to.

[]Sac Car Scene

That looks bad ass. I would like to see more custom street trucks.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

I'm not a fan of Ford Trucks new, "get out of my way" styling, and this truck isn't making that any better. To be fair, I think most new cars are way over-styled, with an excessive emphasis on appearing aggressive.

[]Sebastian Nounou

Meh. Fashion show type stuff.

Wheelwell 29 days ago

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[]Yves Vds

Damage doesn't look too bad.

Wheelwell 30 days ago

In two hours we will be announcing the winner of the Eibach Springs Giveaway on Wheelwell! Follow us on Instagram @Wheelwell to see what we are giving away next!

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[]Sebastian Nounou

It’s...... FIND OUT NEXT MONTH!!!!

[]Kit Lau

Oh you’re funny 😆

[]Wheelwell

Winner has been announced:
https://wheelwell.com/posts/6333/win-a-set-of-eibach-springs-from-wheelwell

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Wheelwell 31 days ago

Don't forget to check back here tomorrow Thursday, January 18 at 4pm PT on the contest thread below to see if you're the lucky winner to take home a set of EIBACH SPRINGS! Contest thread: https://wheelwell.com/posts/6333/win-a-set-of-eibach-springs-from-wheelwell It has been awesome seeing all the cool rides that were posted. Thank you everyone for submitting your photos and vehicle profiles for this contest!

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[]Wheelwell

Winner has been announced: https://wheelwell.com/posts/6333/win-a-set-of-eibach-springs-from-wheelwell

[]Ryan Copeland

Winner?

[]Jordan Shuster

It's time to party! :D

[]Sheldon Hall

Love to see who wins this!

[]Sebastian Nounou

Wooohooooo!!!!

Gotta love free stuff. Come on winnar.

Let’s have ‘em

[]Justin Cavallucci

Excited to hear who it is!

[]Kit Lau

I wonder who is going to win :o this is so exciting!!!

Wheelwell 31 days ago

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[]Yves Vds

And the clock is ticking!!

[]Robert Sixto

Oh the excitement!

[]Wilson Oberholzer

I can't wait to see who won!

Wheelwell 32 days ago

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[]Yves Vds

For some reason, I prefer the look of the standard Targa. Cleaner and smoother.

[]Christopher McDowell EL

Porsche would sell the shit outta this car if it were a production model, with a manual I might add

[]Chris Dirkschneider

Beautiful car! I like the direction they are going with this classic!

[]Robert Sixto

That is lovely

[]MR2 Turbo

The 911 is just the perfect sports car....

Wheelwell 34 days ago

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[]Christopher McDowell EL

That'll learn his ass to stay out the street

[]Jordan Shuster

The look on the deer's face had me laughing

[]Tom Armstrong

hahahaha

Wheelwell 35 days ago

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[]Kit Lau

LOL!!!

[]Cliff Morton

😂😂😂😂

Wheelwell 36 days ago

Inspired by Gran Turismo, Josh dreamed of getting an All-Trac. When he finally got one, he put it to work at AutoX events. Read more about his story below! Q: Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? A: It was 1998, I was 18 and was just living on my own. I had an '85 RWD Celica that I enjoyed sliding around the back roads of East Tennessee.

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[]Jon Dagata

So pretty...

[]Robert Sixto

These are so cool, so under the radar, and you don't see them around too much.

[]Mister Modtomic

Love this car. I've checked it out more than once at St. Louis Cars And Coffee.

[]MR2 Turbo

Great car!! Kinda of a front engine MR2... nice work

Wheelwell 36 days ago

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[]Jordan Shuster

Damn. I wanna love it, but that price is a slap in the face.

[]Dre Freeza

The car is loud it sounds like a jet ...and its a 7 speed manual transmission ...cant beat that ...but price is crazy

[]Kit Lau

$750,000? Whose going to buy this? -_-

[]Christopher McDowell EL

Jay Leno.......

[]Mister Modtomic

Man, I bet that sounds....really quiet. Just what the average Corvette buyer has been waiting for all these years! I mean, Finally...right?!?!

[]Sebastian Nounou

Range estimates are 175mi, so realistically you can expect half that.

That’s a lot of money....

[]Jake Johnson

You don't buy this for the power. Spend a fraction of the price on engine mods, built trans, and built diff, and you're making the same power. This is something that someone would buy for the novelty of an electric corvette

Wheelwell 37 days ago

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[]Christopher McDowell EL

hate to do this but, que that mario death music

[]Wilson Oberholzer

Oof. A true 22B!? someone is probably crying their eyes out from this one. At first glance it could be rebuildable but there may be other major things going on underneath. Hope the driver was okay.

[]Yves Vds

This is not gonna buff out...

[]Joost Van Dien

Honestly, a "it will be good with spit and polish" would be out of line as it needs more than that. I think it is restorable. Most very badly damaged panels can be changed. The back on this side seems ok.

[]Mister Modtomic

What do you mean "was"....Belee me, I'd hammer that out!

[]Robert Sixto

Noooooooooooooooooooo!

[]Gregory Garoppolo

I hope it happened while on a rally track! That and that no one was hurt.

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