Project X BBQ

I can never say enough great things about Project X here in Chicagoland.  From providing outstanding service to letting me work on my own personal Z32 in their garage, these guys are quickly setting the standard for what a shop should be.  Today they opened their doors to the local enthusiast community for a meet & greet BBQ.  Our fabulous weather here in Chicago (heavily laced with sarcasm) provided us with a spectacular morning of rain, followed by a brisk 50 degree temp and strong winds that caused a brief power outage at the shop.  None of this stopped the masses from coming out and actually having an excellent time.  Great food, great people, cool cars, awesome times – that’s all that matters.

This was my first time seeing Keith’s new setup on his single turbo Z33, and I effing love it.  RPF1 10.5 +15  275/35 all around, drop compliments of new Stance GR+ coils and a C-west CF lip kit.  I really dig the blue!  Going to be doing a proper shoot with this car in the future.

Kristin’s Tibur…errr, I mean, Genesis Coupe (Hi Kristin!) was out with one of the best stances I’ve seen on a local Genesis.  She’s rocking a limited edition set of  Volk CE28N in genesis finish.

The famous ill_roller was out in his Risky Devil IS.  This guy goes through wheels like I go through socks.  But his current Work XD9 setup is pretty hot.

I’m a big fan of Michael’s Evo.  He isn’t super slammed, but his fitment is perfect imo.  Also equipped with Volk CE28N in formula silver.  19×10.5 +22 all the way around wrapped in 285/30 tires.  Yet another car that I have a shoot set up for in the near future.

I was really digging this STI Wagon, and yet another set of Volk CE28Ns.  Did we have a group buy or something??  Regardless of the saturation of CE’s today, car looks the tops.

I honestly can’t help going from six to midnight every time I see Gene’s 370z.  He recently fitted a set Venaci Mesh wheels, made by Work and sold by Status Autoworks in California.  Similar to the Work Gnosis GS4s but with Venaci centercaps and a machined lip,  it looks fan-flippin-tastic.  Gene also recently had a GTM supercharger installed.  Nom nom nom.

Eric has a simply done clean Z33.  Stock body, but the Volk GTS wheels compliment the white perfectly, and the lip is a subtle touch. Maybe a more aggressive setup in the future?  Eric says possibly.

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  1. 15/05/2011 at 8:32 pm

    I really like the setup on the silver 350z with 275’s and 10.5j’s. I spot the Risky Devil IS300 also!

  2. kristin
    15/05/2011 at 10:17 pm

    it’s not a tib! just saying :)

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  4. 16/05/2011 at 8:57 am

    Great shots Brad! SWEEET!

  5. 16/05/2011 at 9:11 am


    • 16/05/2011 at 6:11 pm

      Maybe, poo pants.

  6. 17/05/2011 at 3:15 pm

    Group buy! XD lol nice rides for sure!

  7. marcel
    18/05/2011 at 5:38 pm

    wow alll of em are super sick but the 2 z33’s just blew my mind dammm

  8. jeremy
    19/05/2011 at 9:23 pm

    the plural of genesis is genai…btw