Volk Racing License Plate Frame
JDM Ego-I Get Rad
JDM Ego-I Heart Haters
JDM Ego-I Get Hated on Orange Plate Frame
JDM Ego-I Heart Your Fake Wheels - Pink
JDM Ego-Defend Authenticity
JDM Ego-I Heart Your Fake Wheels - Red
JDM Ego-Hella Bored of Stance
ACT Forged Light Weight XACT Flywheel
Posted 2002-10-10 by staff
Most stock flywheels are heavy cast iron parts designed for optimum street driveability by soaking up some of the power from the engine and putting it in storage in the form of inertia. Although this may be important for transporting the groceries, this driveability comes at the expense of engine response and acceleration. Lightweight flywheels keep less inertia in storage but the lighter rotating mass provides significantly improved engine response and acceleration characteristics. Until now though, most lightweight flywheels on the market for Japanese vehicles presented certain undesirable concessions to the user. Finally, ACT offers eXACTly what performance enthusiasts need, a reasonable alternative to ultra light and unreliable aluminum flywheels and to traditionally expensive billet steel flywheels.
ACT’s new XACT flywheels provide all the benefits of a premium quality light weight flywheel at 30 to 50% less cost of other brands. XACT flywheels are Chrome-moly forgings, which are stronger than aluminum and less expensive than some of the billet steel products on the market. XACT flywheels feature a one piece, induction hardened integral ring gear. The ring gear cannot come off as is possible with flywheels using separate ring gears. Also, substantial material is left behind the clutch surface area for better heat dissipation and durability while weight savings is made where it matters the most for reduced inertia. The clutch surface will not separate or premature-ly wear with this superior one-piece design, even when used with more aggressive racing discs. XACT flywheels are precision made; CNC machined, heat treated for strength and unlike many other aftermarket flywheels, precision balanced. ACT XACT flywheels are also man-ufactured in two versions, ProLite for road racing applications, and slightly heavier StreetLite for performance street and drag racing vehicles.
XACT flywheels are Certified SFI Spec. 1.1 making them safe and legal for racing where SFI certified flywheels are required or recommended. XACT flywheels come complete with the SFI sticker and serial number (certified parts must have the SFI sticker and serial number to be legal, it is not enough to use the right material).
Advanced Clutch Technology initially releases XACT flywheels for the Honda Civic and Acura Integra. XACT StreetLite flywheels weigh in at 12.5 lbs. for the Integra and 11.9 lbs for the Civic with a MSRP of only $249. XACT ProLite flywheels weigh in at 8.8 lbs. for the Integra and 8.4 lbs. for the Civic with a MSRP of $279. XACT Flywheels are currently in development for Eclipse, WRX, Prelude, RSX and RX7. Numerous other applications are scheduled for release next year.
ACT is a premier clutch kit and component manufacturer that has more than 300 different applications and more than 500 performance clutch kits. The company’s product line features clutches for the most popular vehicles in the sport compact car market. ACT headquarters are based in Lancaster, California.
Posted 2002-10-10 by DX_RaMoN
I was able to get an interview arranged with her, and she gladly accepted my offer to feature her on our lil' website. She just came back from a vacation in Cancun, Mexico, and she was still nice enough to answer every single question. So for all of you who want to know someone new in the import model scene, here is Arlyn in a nutshell.
DX_RaMon: So hey, how old are you?
AR: A friend of mine is in the business. You could say she convinced me to give it a try. I figured it was the best legal way to make extra money since I was going to school full time.
AR: The only website I'm affiliated with is Mrphotoguy.com and 749inc. I do not have my own website.
DXR: That's cool. So are you going to school right now?
AR: I am currently enrolled.
AR: A guy who is courteous, honest, generous, articulate, assertive and knows what he wants in life. The most important thing is that he's not afraid to show how he feels. Must have some kind of direction in life and to top it off, some one who has a very good heart!
Modifiers Launches New Line
Posted 2002-10-10 by staff
Coming off an impressive sell through from Series 1 and 2, Modifiers™ Series 3 and 4 are now shipping to retailers worldwide. X Concepts® has entered into partnerships with more of today’s top automotive and aftermarket companies including: BMW, Lexus, Toyota, Subaru, HKS, Momo, NOLOGY, Lexani, Iceman Intakes, Toyo Tires and JL Audio.
“With Series 3 and 4 available soon we are continuing with our main objective of keeping each part of the manufacturing process as detailed as possible. What separates Modifiers™ from the competition is that the process of modifying the die cast cars mirrors what can be done with real life automobiles. The attention to detail and realistic applications are our top concerns,” says Project Manager, Todd Ballard.
Keeping all automotive aftermarket enthusiasts in mind, Modifiers™ has released a mixed variety of vehicles that include: ’00 Ford F-150 XLT, ’99 Honda Accord Coupe and ’02 Cadillac Escalade. As in real life, trucks and future SUV’s have the option of being outfitted with either off-road or street aftermarket equipment.
Extreme Autofest : SD
Posted 2002-09-30 by Asian727
Tags: event coverage
Show Gallery Page 1 | 2 |Chula Vista, CA
Whenever we think of Chula Vista, we think of Tijuana, and when we think of Tijuana, we think about the girls of STDSU (I mean uh SDSU). This time we went to the Extreme Autofest at the beautiful Coors Amphitheater (*cough* parking lot *cough cough*) in the middle of Nowhere, SD. Surprisingly there wasn't much heat due to early morning sprinkles, which made the weather surprisingly bearable. But that just makes a good show right?
Main sponsors such as Al & Ed's Autosound, Z-90FM, and others around SD made this event possible and better than expected. From the cute hunnies to the homies ridin' on twenties, Extreme Autofest was quite extreme as a small riot broke out towards the and during the award ceremonies.
Rides of all types from low-riders, pocket bikes, imports and domestic came representing their teams with a style of their own. Cars and teams from all over California came despite the long drive to show off what they could floss. (Yeah I even flossed my bone-stock *cough* 82 *cough* Mercedes!)
Well enough about that, stay tuned as we'll attend the next Extreme Tunerfest! You heard it here - apt107...where anythang goes.
Posted 2002-09-30 by DX_RamoN
The sultry sounds of Amerie first became public when she lent her vocals to label mate Nas's current album, Stillmatic, on the song, "Rule." Since then, she completed her album, "All I Have", which was released over the summer. The first single off the album is "Why Don't we fall in love", which is getting some good rotation on radio stations everywhere, and her video is a regular on MTV2. Her voice is so beautiful and pleasing, that her album, despite being only 45 minutes long - is a must-have for those who appreciate good R & B music.
22 year-old Amerie (pronounced A-Marie) is a mix of Korean and Black. She currently resides in Washington, DC, but has lived in Virginia, Alaska, and even Germany. Her musical influences include Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton and Whitney Houston. Aside from being a rising star, she graduated from Georgetown University with a Degree in English and Fine Arts. So not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, but she can also drop knowledge!
You can also find the remix to "Why Don't we fall in love" which features Ludacris, currently getting a lot of play in radio stations. Remember the name, AMERIE, because without a doubt, she has a lot of potential to go far in the music industry.
The Official Site - www.amerie.net
Hello Kitty on DVD/VHS
Posted 2002-09-30 by staff
Tags: article, anime
HOUSTON, September 20, 2002-ADV Films today announced the acquisition of rights to distribute the series "Hello Kitty's Paradise" on VHS and DVD. Detailing the adventures of legendary Sanrio character Hello Kitty(r), her best friend Mimi and their friends from school, the series is a joyful take on childhood adventures, with a healthy smattering of educational content about such important skills as sharing, having good table manners, writing letters and being polite.
"Hello Kitty's Paradise" is another successful part of the Sanrio Company's wildly popular Hello Kitty(r) franchise, built around the adorable, instantly recognizable kitten character. Episodes of "Hello Kitty's Paradise" include "A Blooming Good Morning," "Kitty's Clean Cuisine," "Streetwise," "A Day Out with Dad," "Minding Manners" and more.
" 'Hello Kitty's Paradise' is a standout example of the type of spirited, high-quality content that is synonymous with Sanrio's Hello Kitty(r) brand," said ADV President, CEO and Founder John Ledford. "We're very pleased to be able to bring 'Hello Kitty's Paradise' to the home video market, and expect that this title will create many thousands of new Hello Kitty(r) fans."
Format "Hello Kitty's Paradise" is in 16 half-hour episodes. ADV Films plans to release the title concurrently on VHS and DVD. The DVDs will be in child-friendly plug-and-play format-no menu navigation necessary. Release will be in sequential multi-episode volumes.
No release date has been specified at this time, but ADV is targeting a Q4 2002 release
Posted 2002-09-25 by Mark
Tags: feature ride
Right now I am working on putting together an import Show/Racing magazine. It consumes a lot of my time, but well worth it. I am deeply into the imports scene. “Honda.... live it, fear it, breath it, think it!”
Crew Affiliation: 935 Wiked Draggers (www.935draggers.com)
Exterior: Paint- Custom PPG Chameleon paint that turns Purple to Bronze to Gold to Orange to Lime.
Front Bumper: Street Fyghter 2 (Ground Designs 2k) Side Skirts: Wings West Rear: Clip (molded 1pc): Wings West Wing: Black widow (Ground Designs 2000) Side Mirrors: BMW M3 Headlights: Denji (3 projection) (accord Type R) Euro Lights: Sides, corner, rear Taillights: Clear, Euro, Custom Stock
Body Modifications: Shaved Door Handles Shaved Honda Emblems Shaved Side Moldings Shaved Antenna Shaved Trunk License plate (custom relocation)
Interior: Custom Vinyl Seats: Purple, Pearl White, Orange Custom Headrests: Integra Gsr Custom White Floor Mats Imac computer custom located Ps2 (custom location) Greddy Shift knob Dc Sports Short Shifter Dual pod w/ Auto Meter- Oil Pressure & Water Temp gauges Fields Hyper R controller (fuel/1/4mi time/Speed)
Engine: Top Secret! If you attend Car Shows then you've seen what I have!
Rims & Tires: Rims: 18" Giovanna Kuji Tires: Nitto Nt450 215/35/ZR18
Brakes: Rotors: Power Slot (upgraded) Calipers: Aem Brake pads: Aem/Nissin
Suspension: Coilovers: Weapon R (4" drop SHOWS ONLY) Strut Bars: Ac Upper & lower Struts: Honda Factory
Audio: Head Unit: Kenwood "02" 615s CD player w/ 7" flip up TFT Monitor w/ Ps2 controlled Amp: Audio Art 400 watt (custom relocated) Subs: Audio Art Competition 12" x2 Speakers: Eclipse 6.5" door speakers
Mad Props out to Sponsors & all my help:
iRev: New Jersey
Posted 2002-09-24 by Import Ave
Tags: event coverage
Vision Entertainment, who is known all over the world for Hot Import Nights, brought their new show Import Revolution to the Meadowlands Expo Center in NJ. The shows was huge!
Inside the Expo center were some of the biggest names in modeling as well ImportAve.com's own featured model, Victoria! Companies like Circuit City, Pep Boys, and Pepsi also made an appearence showing off their own custom Rides! Outside were the biggest names in car clubs from the area including ImporTeknika.
Disney/Square Soft RPG game
Posted 2002-09-23 by Project GameHype
Tags: video games
Disney, the well-known cartoon company has teamed-up with Square Soft, a video game phenom, to produce a highly graphical RPG tale that involves characters from both camps.
Kingdom Hearts which can be viewed at (www.kingdomhearts.com) is the newest RPG developed by Square Soft.
The game is scheduled for release in Mid September for the PS and PS2 game console and some gamers can't wait. It is said to be one of the most graphically blessed game that is set to come out.
The main characters of the game are Sora, a 14-year old boy, Donald Duck, a magician, and Goofy the head soldier.
Along their quest to fight the "heartless" and save Mickey the crew will encounter helpful characters such as Ariel from "The Little Mermaid", Tarzan, Jack the Pumpkin King from, "The Nightmare Before Christmas” and many other Disney characters.
Also the team will be meeting Square Soft's Final Fantasy greats such as Cloud from Final Fantasy (FF) 7, Squall from FF 8, and many others.
The game will involve a detailed but not too complex fighting structure. The enemies are the mysterious Heartless as well as some more memorable Disney villains such as the evil Maleficent, Jafar, Ursula, and others.
This game is not just for die hard RPG players who get involved in the everlasting quest of Good vs. Evil, and not just for the little kids wanting to relive a Disney moment. It is a game that is a mixture of both worlds.
Posted 2002-09-23 by Apt107promo
RC: Where did you grow up?
AL: I grew up in S. California, in Orange County. I lived there for 16 years, and then migrated to down south Texas.
RC: Could you tell us your measurements and how tall you are?
AL: 34b-27-34, 5'2, I'm a shorty!
RC: How did you get started in the modeling business?
AL: I dunno how it came about. I guess [I] took some goofy pictures and someone thought I had potential and I went from there. : )
RC: What do you hope will come out in the future with your modeling? Would you want it to be a career?
AL: I hope that I will land a job as a spokesperson for a big car company and be able to travel across the US. I love to travel, my dream destination is Europe and then Viet Nam. My second dream is to model for a men’s magazine such as Maxim or Stuff. But I do not think modeling would be a career for me. Beauty can only last so long, it’s your mind that stays with you forever.
RC: How old are you?
AL: I am 19 years old, and turn 20 Jan. 11 : ) Whatcha going to get me??
RC: When and where was your first modeling experience?
AL: My first modeling appearance was Hot Import Nights in Dallas Aug. 8th, 2002.
RC: Is modeling a profession for you in the future?
AL: I do not think that modeling would be a profession for me in the near future. Modeling is a hobby. My first priority is school. I am currently enrolled in business school at UH. I am majoring in Business Marketing, and hoping to one day become a successful entrepreneur. Though it seems I have everything planned, each and everyday I change my mind. There are so many opportunities in this world. You can honestly say u can grow up to be anything. I love to do so many things yet not the time to do them.
RC: How does it feel to get a lot of attention at any event?
AL: Its weird, I never in my life thought that people would actually want to take a picture of me or even would like a poster of me hanging in their room! It feels great, I always had a low confidence level and modeling has helped me be more confident and secure. Everyone is beautiful in there own way. When I am at shows I get really nervous to a point where I forget how to sign my name. hehe.
RC: What do you and Import Cars have in common?
AL: Good question. Hmmm, I guess the love of speed and living the fast life. I always wanted to grow up faster in my life. I guess in a way its good because through my process of growing I’ve matured faster than most people my age. Yet at the same time, I grew up so fast, I didn’t get to do everything people my age at the time normally did. Things such as prom, homecoming and football games.
RC: What do you look for in a relationship?
AL: I look for someone who is understanding and someone who can make me laugh. I want my guy to be my best friend, because once the love fades away friendship will always remain.
RC: Whom do you admire, who's your idol?
AL: As for my idol I think that it would be Britney Spears. She is absolutely beautiful. She has awesome abs and has taken her career to a whole another level. Within one year she sold millions of cds, has her own movie, restaurant and still has a good head on her shoulder.
RC: Whom would you compare yourself to?
AL: I cant really compare myself to anyone b/c everyone is different in there own way.
RC: Are you attending school and where?
AL: Yes I am attending school. University of Houston of course!
RC: What are your goals in life?
AL: My goal is to work hard in school and graduate. Work on my many projects such as my promotion group: www.Shine-Inc.net and modeling on the side. I want to have 2 kids a boy first and then a girl and live in a one-story house with a dog. : )
RC: How do you stay fit?
AL: I work out at 24-hour fitness 3 times a week. I don’t eat healthy though, :X
RC: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would that be?
AL: I often thought about getting breasts implants. It seems like everyone in this industry has them and the one who’s made it have them. But it's ok maybe one day but as of the moment I rather not.
RC: You don't always need breast implants. There's really no such thing as need, it's mostly a want sweetie. Even if you did get breast implants, I'd give you props for going through so much pain, ouch!
AL: You're so funny Rae!
RC: What is your nationality?
AL: I am 100% Vietnamese. People often think I am either mixed , flip, I have heard of everything.
RC: Do you have a website?
AL: Yes, www.AlyssaLynh.com
RC: Any form of way we can contact you if we need to book you? How?
RC: Would you like to give any shout outs?
AL: My parents, for kinda knowing what I do and love me anyways even though they don't accept it.
My loving boyfriend, who has supported me through thick and thin and also hates what I do but loves me anyways.
My photographer ' who discovered me ' Bruno Talledo of www.dreammodel.net, he has always had faith in me and helped me pursue my dream of modeling.
My photographer 'Rae Chang' of www.raes-images.com she also had faith in me and helps me whenever she can.
And to everyone else who supports me, especially my fans.
Oh yea, Apt107.com for posting my interview here. You guys have a dope website here.
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