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DPK*David 10-28-13 10:28 AM

Finally after all these years I am making a thread for myself (DPK David/LS430/UCF30)
 
A little bit about myself for those that do not know. I am really a Honda guy but have been into the VIP scene for years. I had a 2GS that I purchased about 8 years ago and I was planning on building that, will due to my Honda addiction I got as far as repainting the car and that was it. I decided after years of dailying that I would get a new platform and I promised myself I would do something to this one. Nothing crazy just a clean daily. I picked up a LS430 and this is what I have.


This is the first pic I took of the car:


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...psc5c555bd.jpg

Then I took the car to My buddy at Function Form and they test fitted their new suspension on my car. Here is the first pic I took of the car with the new suspension on.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps5d43c03d.jpg


Here is a pic of my car at Auto Fashion getting the fenders and 1/4's cut to clear the wheels once they come in.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...psdf8b22f9.jpg


Then after a long 8 month wait I finally got my wheels in. I decided to go with Leon Hardirritt Ordens. Common wheel but for me it will always be a classic, since I am not doing anything crazy to this car I do not mind if it does not look different.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps13437083.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps1cee71ba.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps8a6342fa.jpg


Well I ordered what I thought was going to be conservative offsets, 20x9.5 +26 20x10.5+25.

This is how the rear fit.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...psce20e0aa.jpg


Then after a drive into DTLA this happened after hitting a hard bump. The next day I hit a pot hole and the same happened to the other side.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...psfc6d6f58.jpg



Normally I would be pretty upset and bothered that I would have to take my car to a body shop to get fixed because I hate dealing with body shops. Well luckily I recently have become acquainted with a body shop called Premier Auto Body and they do wonderful work so I put my trust in them to do my work.


Here are some pictures I was sent of the progress. This is all before paint just body work. My car is currently there and I am hoping to get it back in time for The Chronicles YearV meet as well as The AutoFashion VIP Festival.


Before:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps3a565efe.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...psa77e70b6.jpg

After:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps26ef5286.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps86978fcc.jpg


As you can see the wheel can now tuck in with out hitting my 1/4.


http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ps427d096a.jpg

Here is the front side and you can see that from that door the 1/4 does not look pushed out too far.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...psa811808e.jpg


As you can see there are no body lines missing, the 1/4's look like oem still not like they have had a flare added to them all while being wide enough to clear my wheels with natural camber.

Kira X 10-28-13 01:48 PM

I love your build so far. The Ordens always look good on an LS, especially a silver one.

The fender flares look very clean too. Are you on air suspension?

howiedoit 10-28-13 01:58 PM

awesome. i love it

SBlexus 10-28-13 02:08 PM

Nice looking 430!!!!

HiloDB1 10-28-13 03:22 PM

Could have probably avoided the body work if you cambered out the rear.

DPK*David 10-28-13 03:27 PM

Thanks everyone!!

The car is not on air for now. Well see how things go in the future. Still debating. Been piecing some stuff together but not sure if I want to do it yet.

Yeah I know I could have probably added camber but I was looking to avoid that. In the future if I go more aggressive then ill add camber.

I also wanted to thank some guys on here that have really helped me out.


Vinhsanity

Celsior21

Mr. Doback

C8V6C

Chrispy

Dajap

Sean Bradford

1WILLY1 10-28-13 05:45 PM

ordens might be somewhat common but that doesn't mean they still aren't beautiful classy wheels.

car is looking great.

PROSTAR 10-28-13 08:58 PM

sick LS man ordens really sets it off

waijai 10-28-13 09:05 PM

Looking good man...you're picking up my used BBK, right? :)

warminwisc 10-29-13 04:38 AM

Sick! How much did this cost if you don't mind me asking?

LS4EVER85 10-29-13 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by warminwisc (Post 8211012)
Sick! How much did this cost if you don't mind me asking?

I want to know the same! Looking good a+++!!!

RA40 10-29-13 09:19 AM

Nice, it all worked out. :):thumbup:
What tire specs?

ultm8mind 10-29-13 10:55 PM

Looking great man, I love the Ordens, love them! Did you just have them do a pull on the rears or what? Looks great.

C8V6C 10-29-13 11:23 PM

Ordens are on all the nice cars LOL...I really like the wheels, but afraid to get a set for myself :P

1STLXS 10-29-13 11:42 PM

Car looks beautiful! I agree the Ordens look good all the time. I contemplated getting a set myself. I'm also curious what your tire spec is?

ps: I've got a nice body kit for sale already in silver.....:D (cheap plug) lol


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