Here is a tribute to the most beautiful wheel manufacture ever…
Here is a tribute to the most beautiful wheel manufacture ever…
Everyone nowadays is all into the fitment scene. If you every visit any forum associated with a JDM, Euro or JDM-esque USDM car, you probably have scene one version of that car slammed and fitted. Sure it looks awesome, My car is fitted, Cory’s Z is fitted, etc etc. But there reaches a point where you CAN over lower your car.
Enter Fabel, a Mazda Miata from Illinois.
Myles’ Miata is not in good condition at all. The body and paint look terrible. He went with Raceland coilovers, which, from personal experience, are the worst brand of coilovers I believe you can buy (cheapest too). He did two things right with the car. He chose real Work Equips and He got his exhaust tucked/skidplate built by Fluid Motor Union, a reputable shop out in Illinois.
That is Fabel-the-Miata’s frame clearance. The owner, Myles, recently drove it from Chicago to Ocean City Maryland for H20i and then back. From what I can gather, every cop in the state of Illinois was alerted for him at one time, the car was impounded at another, he couldn’t drive at night or over 30 mph and he had something (still havent found out what) bust his winshield up and a bump set off his airbags. Oh, and there was talk of him having to grease his frame to let it slide over the ground easier. Sure it makes for a funny story, but at what point do people need to stop putting the search for “Moar Low” over drivability and safety? If this Miata had some work put into it besides being purpose built to be low ONLY, then I could totally respect it. But when it looks like this…
…I’m just not impressed. I compare this Miata to Oni-Camber; just another way the stance scene gets its fill of people who overdo something good just to overdo. If the Miata was nicely stanced, say with a little more work put into the wheel fitment, and if it had a fresh paint job and nice fenders, I would appreciate it. But I sure don’t.
Rally racing has always been such an interesting style of racing to me. I remember being 13, turning on the speed channel late at night to watch the World Rally Championship and being enthralled seeing Petter Solberg and his peers navigate around the muddy european tracks with such skill and finesse. Rally racing had its golden age much earlier though, with a class of cars called “Group B.” I can go on explaining, but videos do the Group B racers much more justice.
I highly encourage you take it on yourself to research this great era of motorsports.
I hate to steal pictures from another blog, but I seriously have to share some pictures of what I believe to be some of the most beautiful cars ever made. American Muscle is what comes to mind when someone talks about cars during the late 60′s and 70′s. Fully reflecting the dominating superpower of America during that era, the American Muscle car was raw and uncouth. To the west, across the Pacific Ocean, cars were being produced that were absolutely beautiful, full of panache and personality.
Absolutely all photo credit goes to 1013MM / John Zhang and his wonderful photography.
This video I found on youtube introduced me to a great band, Two Door Cinema Club. The video also happens to have a lot of awesome drifting… So, Two Door Cinema Club, plus drifting? Awesomeness.
Let’s take a moment to look at who Lazy Rocket is, and the work that we do. Sure, we could show you pictures of what we have in stock, but wouldn’t it be better to show some pictures satisfied customers have sent us?
The wheel fitment scene has lately really caught on, all around the globe. With the help of cheap wheel manufactures such as the infamous Rota and the soon-to-be-as-infamous XXR, wheel fitment is no longer as exclusive as it once used to be. Cars got crazier and crazier; the only way to stand out anymore was to be over the top. One car in particular has really proven that trend wrong.
Welcome Jasper Asher of West Palm Beach, Florida. Jasper has one of the most beautiful Scion tC’s around. his formula for success? Simpleness.
There is absolutely nothing over the top on his car. His wheel specs are not crazy in any respect, coming in at 18×9.5 all around, with the offsets at +38F/+21R. The wheels themselves are Enkei RPF-1′s; they shine in Enkei’s proprietary Super Brilliant Coating.
Jasper went with a Toyota OEM front lip, which really adds to the overall posture of the car. The tC isn’t slammed to the point of being undriveable, instead Jasper opted for a nice drop on some B&G RS2 coilovers.
Finishing touches include small things, like Project Kics Neo Chrome Lug nuts, Figure Engineering grills, and a Honda S2000 short antenna.
Overall, Jasper’s tC stands out because he chose to go with the simple route. The RPF-1′s are now sold, so we cannot wait to see what he has in stock for us next. I’m sure it will be good, I hear rumors an air suspension may be coming?
-Oh, and did we mention, he has his stickers custom made by yours truly, Lazy Rocket.
Hello, my name is Harrison. I have been welcomed to the Lazy Rocket team as the new writer for the blog. I have always been an avid car nut, ever since I started playing Gran Turismo 2 at a friend’s house, way back in the day. I hope to bring my love for all things cars and automotive to this blog. Lazy Rocket is a great up and coming name in the car scene and I am delighted to be a part of the team.
This is my humble little ride. Nothing special, but I show it to let people know of my background in cars. It is currently getting overhauled, and getting a whole new look to it. Currently I am in the tC scene, most notably the “Stance” side of things. But there is much more to my love for automobiles than just low cars with wide wheels…
The Mustang has such a rich heritage. Sure, the model through some rough years, but as of late, it has been coming back to its roots. The new Boss 302 is not just a heavy and burly muscle car, a car only suitable for the quarter mile (as Mustangs were before it). Instead, this pony is quite nimble. 444 Horsepower and 380 ft. lbs. of torque is not all the car has to offer; also, a stiffer, adjustable track suspension is added, as a new electronic steering system, and of course, 14 inch, 4-piston Brembo brakes. It even comes with two keys, one programmed for standard driving, and the other programmed for the track. No longer does the M3 dominate the track.