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Don’t Let ’em Catch You Sleeping…..

12 Feb

If you saw this driving down the highway, you probably wouldn’t give it another glance. Pretty standard SR5 Corolla. But the devil is in the details. Alex has removed the standard engine in favor of a modded SR20DET. The rear is out of an OG Celica-Supra, and will soon be wearing our comprehensive wheel bearing kit

Sleeper status!

Stay tuned as this beast gets ready for Spring

Ready for Spring

12 Feb

After last weeks storm, I’m really looking forward to Spring and weekend window-down driving. In preparation, I cleaned up my summer wheels for our 2011 Mazdaspeed 3.

It’s been a couple of seasons since I’ve done this so it was a chore to get the old weight adhesive and road tar cleaned up. The job calls for some simple green, WD40, rubbing alcohol and a few old microfibers. A plastic razor also helps with the tar and adhesive residue once you soak the affected areas in a bit of WD40 to loosen up the grime. A plastic razor won’t scratch the surface like a real blade…

Each wheel took about 40 minutes to clean up and polish with a good cleaner wax like klasse AIO but it’s time well spent. These wheels are now 6 years old and still in decent shape with only minor rash that I’ll touch up and wet sand soon.

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