WCC Chrome Tron Audi R8

7 04 2011

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WCC is unveiling their latest creation the TRON AUDI. The TRON AUDI is the creation of Ryan Friedlinghaus owner of West Coast Customs and Noel Lee of Monster Cable. WCC took a $100,000 Audi R8 and turned it into a futuristic TRON inspired chrome Audi.

“Monster Cable approached me with a vision for a car based off of their new line of products that they created with Daft Punk for the TRON movie.” said Ryan Friedlinghaus CEO of West Coast Customs. “To take this car to the next level we gave it a full chromed paint job. (the first in North America to be done) To give this car the full hi tech TRON look when installed programmable LED’s through out the whole car. We placed them behind the grilles, along the rockers and in the air intakes at back. To make to make the car appear to be floating we took Polycast and made customized see thru wheels lit up by more LED’s. Finishing off the TRON feel we made the seats to look like the TRON suits, we sewn in light panels into the black leather seats. For the audio we added a 3 sub speaker box that lights up with the rest of the car also.”

The Process:

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Donk Cars

11 08 2009

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Donk Cars are a type of highly customized automobile, typically an inexpensive American-built sedan modified by significantly increasing the ground clearance and adding large-diameter wheels with low-profile tires. Depending on the model and build year, autos customized in this manner can be labeled “donk,” “box,” or “bubble.”

Donks originally grew out of the Dirty South subculture, but the trend has spread across the United States. Vehicles customized in the hi-riser style are distinguished by their oversized (even disproportionate) rims, ranging from 22 inches to 30 inches or more in diameter, as well as fanciful custom paint-jobs and expensive audio equipment. Suspension modifications similar to those employed on lifted pickup trucks are made to give adequate clearance for the large rims. Often the suspension is modified so the front end sits slightly higher than the rear end, giving the car a swaggering appearance. Because of the exaggerated look gained from installing a lifted suspension and enormous rims, donks are also known as “hi-risers” or “sky-scrapers.”

The most popular vehicles for these types of modifications are full-size Chevrolet models, namely the Impala, Caprice, Monte Carlo, and Chevelle. There are three main sub-types of hi-riser, although the distinctions are blurred and open to debate. Most hi-riser enthusiasts agree that a “donk” traditional is a 1971 to 1976 Impala or Caprice. They were given this name due to their large rear end. Hence “badonka-donk”. To complement the sloping rear, the suspension of donks are frequently higher in the front end than the rear, resulting in a nose-up stance. Other hi-risers are usually raised evenly, resulting in a more or less level stance. A “box” is another sub-type of hi-riser, usually a 1977-1990-era Impala or Caprice with a boxy or squared-off front and rear end. Other models that are frequently made into hi-risers include the G-body Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass, El Camino, Pontiac Grand Prix, and Pontiac Bonneville.

Other vehicles gaining in popularity as Donks are the Cadillac DeVille and Seville, as well as the Buick Roadmaster. Also gaining in popularity are the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car sedans. These three are the last full sized, body-on-frame, RWD sedans sold today. In fact, the Grand Marquis in particular is enjoying a slight sales surge due to the increasing popularity of buying them new and turning them into Donks.





Glass Rims

24 05 2009

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Glass Rims

$5000 Dlls. per Wheel

Buick Riviera Donk Glass Rims by ~TheCarloos on deviantART

The D’Vinci Forgiato Radurra wheels are made from polycarbonate and are totally transparent where one would expect to see spokes. The wheel on display featured 1.5-inch think polycarbonate, while the set installed on the Mercedes-Benz CLS had 2-inch thick polycarobonate.

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