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[17 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Stretched wheels – Whats the story?

We’ve all seen it before but a lot of us don’t really understand what stretched wheels are or how to get a set on our cars. Well we have the answers for you. Its really not that hard to understand in the 1st place.
So lets get into this!
What the F%$K is stretched?
“stretch” refers to stretching a narrower tire over a wider wheel, the sidewalls stretch from the lip to the tread
Why would you stretch  your tyres?
Well the whole thing started in Germany/Belgium, local laws required that the tyre tread be …

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[17 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Midweek eye candi – Hot Import Night edtion

We realise this is a little bit late for the midweek eye candi slot, but like the heading states “Hot Import night” we feel that being late and all it emphasises the heading a bit more. So with out further delay, it’s the ladies of the midweek eye candi slot.

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[17 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
AutoModified Forum Trader Application

Interested in becoming an official trader on the AutoModified forum?
Help us help the car modification industry, this is a chance for you company to get free exposure with an interactive crowd of petrol heads.
Please send an e-mail to automodified{at}live.com titled Trader Application and please include the details below:
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3: Your website address
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Many thanks
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[16 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Richards mint Golf Mk2 GTI import

THE CAR:
Make: Volkswagen
Model: GTI
Year: 1985
Engine Size: 2.0l 8v

This is Richard’s 1985 Golf MK2 Gti. It is a import from Germany and it is his whip in New Zealand, Richard plans on importing the car back to Joburg next year May. It’s a mint example MK2 and his favourite car, Richard I fully understand what you mean bro.

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[16 Nov 2010 | 8 Comments | ]
Micheal Haring – Black Corsa B

THE DRIVER:
Name: Micheal Haring
Location: Johannesburg
Age: 21
Occupation: Production
THE CAR:
Make: Opel
Model: Corsa
Year: 1996
Engine Size: 1.3 Lite
Micheal recons that he will never sell his baby, that exactly what iv done.. never sell your 1st love….
Engine Mods:
Cone Filter
Cowley Freeflow
Exterior:
Angel light up front,
Lexus ligths on the back
17 ” OXWHEELS with a dish wrapped in Dunlop Sport tyres
Interior:
Racing steering wheel
Seat covers
Audio:
12inch Pioneer 1400w DVC x2
A Fire 6000w MONO
6inch Split System x2
Pioneer 6x9s
JVC Frontloader

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[15 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
DIY caliper paint job

We received an email the other night asking about how one can respray their brake calipers a different colour. So being the nice guys we are, we pulled out the old pictures of when we repainted the golf callipers. It’s really not that hard a job, all it takes is patents and a nice relaxing day of your weekend. Ohh and the engine/brake paint. We added the brake painting DIY article to the forum for those of you that want to check it out for future reference.
You can find it …

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[12 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Calvin from Dragon Customs

So we have been looking to add a new face to the AutoModified’s writing team, a few names were thrown around and we decided to approach Calvin from Dragon Customs in Cape Town. One thing that we loved about Calvin, was that he like us has a dream and is perusing it,  and it seems as if he has come out on top.
We asked Calvin to but together a small introduction about himself and his business, well it seems to be a bit more than a “small intro”.
This is Calvin’s …

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[10 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Rocking the boat at The Rock

Drifting… now there’s a thing. The object of the exercise is to loose control of the car in a graceful and elegant way. If you can do that without hitting a wall, traffic cone, photographer, etc, etc and have massive clouds of red smoke billowing out of your tires, then you have settled down quite comfortably into the way of life!
On the way to the Carnival City national drift champs on Saturday, I had my first encounter with “The Rock” raceway in Brakpan when I called them for directions on …