Opinion: Why you shouldn’t stance a sports car


The Apex Hunter

I’d like to start with the disclaimer that I’m not one of those “I hate stance” guys. I can totally appreciate every aspect of the car enthusiast world, whether it be stanced cars, track style builds or full-blown race cars. It’s obvious that everyone has their own taste and differing goals, and that variety is what keeps the car scene interesting.

That being said, the destruction of purpose-built sports cars needs to stop.

It’s one thing to throw some low-offset 10 inch wide wheels on your Honda Civic and increase the camber to -10 degrees in the name of fitment and car show competition, but to destroy the suspension geometry of an Evo, STi, S2000, or any other well-built sports car is downright sacrilege. If you want to stance a car, buy something meant to go slow. If you want to race one, buy a sports car. That’s about as…

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Why vaping is ruining the car scene


The Apex Hunter

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You’ve waited all year for this. It’s the day of your favorite annual car event, whether it be V2 Lab’s Mystery Meat, Final Bout, SOWO or that track day you’ve been planning for ages.

You arrive, expecting the smell of burned rubber and catless exhausts to fill the air. Then, suddenly, you’re hit with it.

Strawberry Shortcake.

9.22.15 re edit-9707 We get it, Mike. You vape.

The offender strolls past with his ironic car scene T-shirt, skinny jeans and a bedazzled rosary around his neck. He deeply inhales from a child-sized box mod and proceeds to unleash a mushroom cloud of vaporized vegetable glycerin directly into the faces of innocent bystanders.

He isn’t alone.

His friends, close behind, take turns adding to the ambient haze. Mango passion fruit, lime-a-rita, maple syrup, peaches ‘n’ cream, cinnabon — the scents are endless.  No one else can stand them.

“Needs more camber,” one laughs…

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