Their serious MTX attitude is a trait they want to associate with their products and is revealed in everything they do. The MTX demo-vehicles always have a sinister appearance and when MTX started describing their latest project dubbed ‘Blood Donor’ too us, we knew it would be murdered-out and ready to rock. The exterior modifications consist of a full Razzi body kit, shaved side marker lights, custom grille with a laser-cut aluminum pattern incorporating an MTX logo in ‘Olde English’ style lettering.

When the crew at MTX sets out to do something, they do it right. When MTX decided to build the meanest subwoofer, they produced a 6,000W RMS unit called the JackHammer that tips the scales at almost 370 pounds! And when MTX tossed their hat in the [ … ]

Before the spraying started, a custom metal widebody was fabricated at T&A and the entire car was shaved smooth. From there, they fitted up some motorized Lambo doors to impress the ladies. Then the painting began at the hands of technician Louis Lopez in a special Oriental Blue.
There are two types of car customizers on the scene today. One is show and the other is of course, go! In many cases, with the technology available today you really can have both all wrapped up in a single package. You can have a powerful and capable [ … ]
New Breed: Sunny Suravarapu's 2004 Honda Accord


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Chris Manacop

The enthusiast scene is fueled by the individual desire to customize and create unique vehicles proud to call our own. Not everyone shares the same tastes or personality, but that’s what ma [ … ]

It Takes Two: Andrew and Michael Yurcich's 2005 Scion tC


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Jacob Leveton

As much as you try and deny it, the traits of your parents will pop up sooner or later. For some, that isn’t always a good thing but in the case of Andrew and Michael Yurcich, this father a [ … ]

High Times: Pioneer's 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Eric Simpson 

There are two types of car enthusiast in the scene, one who likes to go fast and one who wants to look fly. Sure there’s a few that take a stab at both but winning shows and winning ra [ … ]

“When it came to creating the subwoofer enclosure I wanted, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who I wanted to entrust with touching my truck,” said Walters. “I attended many shows and had seen tons of different installations.
Nothing is better than rolling large and in charge behind the wheel of a custom luxury SUV around town. You might not want to get anywhere fast, but you can definitely go in style and bring your entourage with you. Pop culture might lead you to belie [ … ]
No Limits: Pete Colello's 2009 Scion xB


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by RCH Designs

When you see a project like this shine at SEMA, you have to give credit where credit is due. Tuner Pete Colello has definitely worked hard to earn his way to the top. As the builder of the ultra-po [ … ]

High Altitude: Nick Moy's 2002 Nissan Altima


Written by Dave Pankew | Photos by Somya Siva

Back in 1993, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air was considered a hot TV show and MC Hammer still had a career. Clinton was scandal-free and well, the trouble with Iraq seemed all but over. Cars were migra [ … ]

The Hummer was initially selected because it was big and powerful enough to haul the Acoustic Edge show trailer around the country to enthusiast events and high schools for presentations. Well, that and the fact that it certainly gets noticed!
From student to master is the mantra repeated at Acoustic Edge, and projects like this Hummer H2 are proof of that. From the simplest of wiring know-how to elaborate audio concepts, Acoustic Edge Institute empowers their students to build the impossi [ … ]
Originally, Nissan North America was supposed to give Huang a brand new Nissan Cube to build after they recognized his achievement with the Scion Tuner Challenge from 2006 to 2007. “The Cube was not released until the L.A. Auto Show last year,” says Huang. “So my plan changed and I decided to shift focus toward this demo-VIP project aiming to strengthen the aftermarket capability for the Infiniti brand,” he explains.
Many enthusiasts forget that Infiniti actually makes quite a few different luxury cars, SUVs and crossovers. There were some highlights over the years like the G35 coupe and some low points like the old school J30. There were also some great cars tha [ … ]

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