Always… It freaks me out knowing that if I hit something too hard or miss a bump or a pothole I can easily tear something up. And no need to get a speeding ticket anywhere… that’ll just take away from the car fund. Besides, there’s nothing better than to just cruise around town watching other people watch you.
What made you decided to pick your car you own own?
This is the very first car I ever got my hands on since I received my driver’s license. I didn’t want to pick a car that everyone else had (which was mostly anything Honda). I wanted to be different… I didn’t want to conform to the crowd. And since I’ve always been around imports I decided on a Corolla because no one else had it around (in school that is… again, this was my very first car wWWAAaYyy back in the high school/college years).
What do you prefer function or form?
Form. Simple and clean is what draws my eye. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Anything you want to share to the people reading the feature?
Never be afraid to be different… Different and being unique is what makes our scene endless. It has always been an honor to me when people come up to me asking what kind of car I have. I have all my emblems shaved, so I guess not a lot of people can tell at first glance what it is. I’ve received comments from “Is that a Jetta” to “I thought it was an IS until I looked closer” or the ever most popular comment “I should’ve never gotten rid of my Corolla. I never thought it could look like this.” It’s even more of an honor when my crew points to me and says that the car is female owned. There is only one other car in my crew that is female owned. And I guess since crowds tend to lean towards the guys for info, it always brings a smile to my face when they find out that this car was actually built by a female.
Exterior: JDM Toyota Altis Headlights, JDM Toyota Altis Taillights, S2000 antenna, shaved emblems, DDM Tuning 55w 6k HIDs and 3k HID for the Foglights
Engine: Stock except for the short ram intake system.
Interior: Pioneer Double din Head unit, Kicker L7 12″ subwoofer, Kicker zx500.1 amplifier, Kicker wiring
Suspension: KSport Air Tech Pro Air Suspension
Wheels: Rotiform TMBs 3 pc (18×9.5-5 all the way around) wrapped in 205/40/18 Yokohama S Drive Tires
• To my partner in crime of a boyfriend, BJ Davis, who helps me work on this project day in and day out. We started off with one car project and now we have a his and hers. It definitely would’ve taken me a little longer to build this on my own without his guidance.
• Rashad Newsome, one heck of an electric guru, for helping out in the installation of the air suspension.
• PhotosByKhoa for capturing the essence of my built.
• Last but not least, the entire Low-Weezy-Ana crew for all the love and support with the countless hours of “install day(s)”. When one comes, comes all.
• SsSsOoo many ideas… from big brake kit to racing seats to custom interior to shave/tuck bay to custom powder coating. I’m not sure which ones will get done next… but one thing I know for a fact, a car is never done. Something will always get changed and modified before you are completely satisfied with your build.