April 2005 Featured Cars
The ClubLexus featured car committee presents a “European theme” vehicle line-up for the month of April 2005. Continually seeing Lexus automobiles that are modified to the extreme on ClubLexus has started to get repetitive; therefore, the selection committee decided to mix things up a bit by crossing over the the dark side
Screen Name: KristaP
Profession: Professional slacker
Car model: Porsche 996 Carrera
Car year: 2003
Engine size: 3.6L
Color: Seal Gray
1.0 Engine: 3.6L 320hp flat six
2.0 Exhaust: GHL exhaust
3.0 Suspension: Factory
4.0 Exterior: Silver Hood Crest
5.0 Interior: RUF aluminum pedals, Hardwired Valentine1, Relocated Spoiler Switch, Hardwired Garage Door Opener
6.0 Wheels: Offset: 54f & 63r
7.0 Tires: Brand: Michelin Pilot Sport
What led you to buy a Lexus and a Porsche?
comfort, reliability, and luxury of our 1998 LS400 grants me the
freedom to stretch my imagination with the Porsche and not worry about
it’s day to day drivability. The Porsche 911 is a great performance
platform with a long history of owner racing and modifications. The
Porsche community is a great resource with a huge knowledge base and
supportive members encouraging each other to make the most of their
cars. The community and its active support was a big reason I chose the
911 as my baseline from which I could build a car to my own particular
tastes and needs.
I enjoy working with
computers and technology not only as my square job but also as hobbies
in the form of hardware modification and gaming. I am also enjoying my
efforts to improve my wakeboarding and photography skills.
would like to stretch and enhance the performance role of my car;
perhaps to the point of a dual purpose track/grocery car. Rollbar and
harnesses would not significantly affect its grocery capacity yet would
definitely increase safety at the track and a new suspension setup is
already in the works.
Screen Name: Static911
Profession: I’m not quite sure yet…
Car model: Porsche 996 Carrera 4S
Car year: 2004
Engine size: 3.6L
1.0 Engine: 3.6L 320hp flat six + a few mild modifications
2.0 Exhaust: Fabspeed exhaust
3.0 Suspension: Bilstein PSS-9 Coil-overs
4.0 Exterior: Rock chips, door dings and a few scratches thrown in the mix
5.0 Interior: Built-in K40 laser detector
6.0 Wheels: 19" HRE 542R
7.0 Tires: Brand: Continental ContiSport Tires
What led you to buy a Porsche?
After selling my turbocharged IS 300, I wanted a vehicle that would
reflect my mid-20 identity crisis. My requirements were the following:
two-door, sporty and cool-looking car. I narrowed down the choices to
Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini. Unfortunately, finances dictated I could
not afford the two latter choices. Therefore, I went with the Carrera
I am done modifying the Carrera 4S. I am waiting to purchase a Porsche
Carrera GT2 to satisfy my "need for speed". I miss driving a
turbocharged automobile. Due to my past experienced with a highly
modified automobile, I figured it would be a wiser choice if I bought a
vehicle that was originally turbocharged rather than putting forced
induction on the Carrera 4S.
Why you chose to modify your Porsche?
I thought it will be cool to put some "bling" on the Porsche. I was set
on putting 19" HRE 542R wheels. I worked backwards from there. In order
to put aftermarket wheels on the Porsche, I needed to lower the
vehicle. Therefore, with Arling at Lucent Motors assistance, I
purchased the Bilstien PSS-9 coil over. These coil overs are meant for
street and will barely cut it on the track. However, a wheel and
coil-over combination would not be complete with an additional
modification. So, I decided on putting an exhaust on it.
Lastly, I would like to thank Tom and Arling at Lucent Motors in Los
Angeles, California for installing the aftermarket product and everyone
at 6speedonline.com for all their support.
Screen Name – O. L. T.
Profession: Owner of www.Lextech.org
Car model: BMW 325i
Car year: 1992
Engine size: 2.5l
Color: Porsche Seal Grey
- Hollow cams
- Matched hand wound ignition coils
- Open cone ram air intake
- Stage III Software
- ///M3 Exhaust
- Koni Yellow Racing shocks/struts
- Eibach Pro kit springs
- Rieger GTR/E46 conversion rear bumper
- Rieger rear roof spolier
- Ma Shaw E46 front bumper conversion
- Ma Shaw front E46 conversion lip
- ///M3 body moldings
- ///M3 M-tech wing w/ third brake
- ///M3 mirrors
- ///M3 Twist skirts
- Dj Auto Ellipsoids w/angel eye
- Authentic German front plate
- Smoked OEM BMW clears -rear
- OEM BMW clears – side and front corner
- Full body colormatch trim / handles/ mirrors
- Eclipse 53340 Head unit
- Xtant Mono block amp
- GS Redline aluminum 12" single driver
- AudioGodz custom tuned port enclosure
- MB Quart 4" midrange
- Suede headliner
- AC Schnitzer Type III Racing 18" Movena +38
- Tires- 235/40/18 Ventus HR2
What led you to buy a BMW?
I have always known about their abilty to run the twisties in the
mountains. This is actually my 6th BMW and my second E36. The car
really fit’s my personality well. I like sporty cars, and when I had to
decide on a sedan, this was the one for me.
Any other interests besides modifying cars? Building pretty speedometer
clusters I also like shooting pool, and collect anything electronic and
I want my BMW to be the hottest thing on the street in the E36
division. I won’t stop until i get it there. I have invested more into
mods than I originally purchased the car for, so I know I am on the way
to something bigger and better than ever before.
Why you chose to modify your BMW?
The stock look didn’t cut it for me. I like aggressive cars. Plus,
there was room to modify for performance enhancements. The car came
slightly modded, I just took it to the next level.
Anything special about your BMW that interested you to start modifying it?
Peer pressure. I saw all the hot E36’s out there and knew there was so
much potential in aftermarket for these cars, I just had to go for it.
I think they are one of the only square bodystyles of the 90’s that can
be manipulated to blend into the newer vehicles if done properly.