Category Archives: Feature

Jess Kang’s EF

title
12

Older stanced cars are my favourite.  Whats better than showing an older chassis some love.  No need to scrap them.  They may not have the same part support as newer cars but they make up for it in character.  Jess Kang’s EF is one such example.  The parts list isn’t extensive.  The final product that she was able to create, is certainly noteworthy.  People say you can stance any old car and get internet points.  Not true, your mods still have to come together in one cohesive body.  If you have to mangle your fenders just to fit those RSs you bought.  THAT isn’t cool.  If you leave the small nicks and dents your 20+ year old car have inevitably accumulated, that’s just personality.

asd

While Jess is an accomplished photographer she asked Jon Schusteritsch and Ivy League East’s Brian Arthus to take over the camera duties.  I’ve found a lot of photographers are hesitant to shoot their own cars.

22 11

White on white with black trim and retro grey interior.  The woodgrain wheel brings it all together.  Be it NRG, Momo or Nardi they as ways look good in a retro ride.

26

Your name, Your car:

Jess Kang, 1991 Honda Civic DX (EF sedan)

What do you do?

I am a Sales Lead Supervisor at White House Black Market and photographer for Canibeat

What do you love more, your boyfriend or your car?

Well right now, I’m single haha, but there’s nothing I could love more than my car 🙂

When did you buy your car, and when did you start modding it?

I bought the car in May 2012. I had just moved out of home with nothing but my bags. I scrounged up the money I had and bought the car with 134k miles on it. It was stock for a week and lowered on it’s stock wheels right after. A few weeks later, I received my first set of wheels and threw them on immediately.

What mods are currently on the car?

The car is basically stock besides a custom suspension. People ask me what suspension I’m on and I can’t really answer them other than “custom.” The suspension is a hybrid combination CRX and Accord coilovers. With the car being as low as it is, it still travels very well. My rear suspension is maxed out but the front can go lower. I also have a NRG woodgrain steering wheel that I absolutely love. My wheels are custom widened steelies.

I also have a mk3 lip on my front bumper. The front and rear bumper sits much, much higher than the actual frame of the car so the lip levels out the undercarriage. I had my motor raised but my motor mounts have been shot for a while so I’m really taking a risk everytime I drive the car haha.

Is there an older car that doesn’t look better with a mk3 lip?  Same goes for the wink mirror.

32

Do you cringe or smile when you drag frame on an obstacle?

At this point, I don’t think I make any facial expressions haha. It’s such a normal occurrence that I’m used to it by now. When it doesn’t scrape when it should is when I start to get worried

If you didn’t own your current car, what would you be driving? Would it be modded?

If I didn’t own this EF, I’d probably be driving a 3rd Gen Accord Sedan with the flip-up headlights haha, and it would probably be lower. People ask me why I never considered an Euro car, and believe me I have, but I figure realistically, old school Japanese cars are better for me, and they go lower.

How long are you holding on to it?

EF sedans are pretty hard to find in good condition. I have a line of people that are waiting for me to sell this car, and maybe one day I will, but not anytime soon.

Whats next?

For the spring, I plan on coming out a little lower by switching from 175/50 tires to 165/50 tires. I also will be ordering top hats for the rear so I can drop the rear a bit more. Other than that, there’s not much that I plan for the car other than normal maintenance. I want to keep it a simple and clean daily.

Shout outs.

Id’ like to thank a few people for helping me with the car. I wont mention their names because of unfortunate events that lead us to drift our own ways, but I will always be thankful.

Thanks Jess, for allowing us to post you car!!

H2O International 2012 | Scraped Crusaders | Part 1

My part one from this years trip to Ocean City.

This year seemed to be a total 180 from what we came down into last year. Nearly no rain, clear skies, nice weather, and a hell of a lot of dope cars. It seemed this year the outcasts were even more prevalent then years before.

I do still have to produce the show footage. Coming back from that weekend with a folder sized at over 40gb, I have had my work cut out for me, both with photos and a whole lot of video after feeling terrible for not having much last year.

Hope everyone enjoys part 1!!!

H20i Meets and GTGs Pt.2

Geoff somehow still has photos to post.  Latest batch of pics.

Bagged STI on Tiffany wheel.

With the ’59 finned Benz and the gold and bronze Benz taking much of the attention, I think I like this one the most.

If I were to get a new car….a b5 a4 wagon would be top of the list.  Fuck Canada for not getting them.


Deatlens.

Eyeing this cliche colour scheme for my set next year.  Bagged R32.



VIP Modular.   Not common in the VAG scene.

GTFO.

Scraped Subaru Photoshoots | H2Oi 2012

Seems odd posting a subaru shoot from H20i.  But thats when happens when you’re friends with Matt Berenz.  I was able to convince him to take a few snaps of Trent’s bagged Impreza Outback, Brad’s Legacy GT and my own Legacy Brighton.  Unfortunately we did not have enough time at our first location to get enough shots of Trent’s Impreza.  At least we got one good family photo.

This thing has me considering bags.


Met my new Legacy bretheren Brad.  Helped me make up my mind on black side skirts.  I just need to find a rear valence now.



Widescreen:

Standard:





 

Kristoff’s E28

Deathlens finally got the chance to shoot Kristoff’s BMW.  It’s been worth the wait. Moreover, it was an opportunity to get everyone out for what would have been a boring night.  Spending time with the brosephs is what we’re all about.
It isn’t over the top flashy it’s just big body sedan that breaks necks. The simple formula of nice wheels and a huge drop is demonstrated to a T.  Chipped M20B27, shortened strut housings and corrado shocks with 15×7 Gotti reps.  We’ve also added standard and widescreen wallpapers.  Enjoy.

Standard Ratio:

Widescreen Ratio:

Spring Fling 2012

The Scraped.Crusaders.  made it out to Spring Fling again. It’s the kick off to Toronto’s VW show scene.  While I like VW’s the three below were probably my favourite cars of the show.  🙂  Pics courtesy of Mad.Hatter.

Strech & Poke

Stretch & Poke is almost upon us.  First one “Fitted” is May 27th.  Most, if not all of our guys will be there.  The first Stretch and Poke is always a good way to see the local cars that will be making the show rounds for the summer.

The second event is on June 3rd.  We’ll do our best to sttend.  But a conflict of shows might not let that happen.  We will try our best.