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Old 08-17-06, 08:36 AM   #1
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I'm sorry for asking, but I searched throught several areas and keep seeing "VIP". What is a VIP car. Is it bought that way or is it mod'd?

I hear people talking about stance mostly, so I assume wheels and fenders have something to do with it?

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Old 08-17-06, 10:02 AM   #2
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I'm sorry for asking, but I searched throught several areas and keep seeing "VIP". What is a VIP car. Is it bought that way or is it mod'd?

I hear people talking about stance mostly, so I assume wheels and fenders have something to do with it?

Thanks.

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There are a couple of answers to your question.

A VIP car is usually a large Japanese sedan with attributes of being luxurious and classy. Almost all of these platforms are RWD, and also being newer is better. In Japan, VIP car clubs are very strict when it comes to the platform and year the car is. As far as Lexus models that are accepted VIP car platforms in Japan, it's only LS and GS models.

On the other hand, VIP style is the way a car is modified. Just like the attributes of the VIP car, VIP style has to always have a very luxurious and classy influence and at the same time being also bold and aggressive. That's why an agressive stance and wheel fitment are the most important, since this is what's noticed first.
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Here's link to thread posted by V8 Aristo that Autoweek also did about VIP style.

Autoweek VIP Style
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Thanks for the info, that article really helped too.

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Old 08-17-06, 02:30 PM   #5
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For further research, you should pick up VIPstyle, VIPcar, or RICHcar magazines for an in depth understanding of what VIP is and what it is NOT. It also reports the latest trends straight from Japan.
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Old 08-18-06, 06:08 AM   #6
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It's actually quite simple. A VIPcar can be VIPstyled. But VIPstyled doesn't necessarily mean that it's a VIPcar.

In Lexus world, a VIPcar platform would include the GS and the LS. In Toyota, you would have your Crown. In Nissan, the Cima and so on and so forth. Basically, if you look at the manufacturer and at its top-of-the-food-chain big 4-door sedan, then chances are you'd find yourself a VIP platform.

A VIP-styled car is a car that takes its styling cues from the now-famous VIP modification. Usually this includes aggressive offset, deepdish wheels, LED puddlelamps, air suspension, big/wide bodykit, stretched tires, limo tint, Benz side mirror blinkers, ducktail spoilers, red/white taillamps, clear headlights, big chrome grills, very custom interior with lots of TVs and other gizmos, etc. (phew did I miss anything?) However, the car itself unmodded, would have looked very UNVIP like....

Let me post a couple of pics from my car crew for your reference:

This is the VIP side of my car crew in Jakarta...





These are the VIP-styled side...



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i love VIP
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