Eibach 2009…Part 4…Our own personal best…

“Live your damn life and get your hustle on and understand that people are going to hate you regardless of what you do. Get that out of your head, that fantasy world where people are not hating on you. You got to be grateful, you need haters…” -Kat Williams

Back with the final part of the 2009 Eibach meet coverage….As I said in the previous post, this will pretty much just be all of our own stuff from our group….

I’m sure you’ve heard all about Arnel’s new set-up by now. There is all kinds of rumblings about it on the net. Mostly negative and some just plain shit talking but you know what our response is to that?…..WE LOVE IT….I can’t sit here and tell you that it bothers us really. They say that if you’ve never been criticized, then you probably haven’t done much with your life. When it comes to cars, if no one is talking about you, then you’re just plain irrelevant…

I just find it funny how the only people really talking shit about it are the people that either have never seen it in person, or aren’t even in the same state. They’re opinions are based off pictures seen on the internet. At the Eibach event, it probably drew the most crowds because people were shocked and impressed to see it. I didn’t really hear anything negative about it. I guess that just goes with the good vibe that was apparent throughout the day….

The main two complaints I heard were either it wasn’t functional or the front fender was kinda messed up. First of all, it’s not a race car, it was never meant to be. What you define as function is all relative. For Arnel, the car runs and it gets him to wear he needs to go. That makes his hatchback functional. It’s never gonna see any track time or run on the fuckin Tsukuba circuit so who cares if it defeats your idea of functionality. It’s not your car. And it’s definitely not built to serve your purpose. You wanna know about function? The car was stolen and left down the street before with no wheels on it and sitting on frame, if there’s wheels on it and it rolls and the car drives, guess what? Functional. Second complaint is the fenders. Look, Arnel is a body guy and has bodyshop experience. As you can tell the more aggressive fitment is out rear and it clears perfectly. Sections of the front are jagged because well, the car was driven and turned. No one has ever had this set-up or fitment on an EG so everything was experimental. The fender work was done and it wasn’t jagged before he drove it. When you experiment, things don’t always go according to planned. So if he measured it and did the bodywork accordingly, we all knew there was a chance that something might rub or interfere with the wheel well. It’s not exactly like the guy that called out Arnel in Florida. That guy had jagged ass fenders before he even put the wheel and tire on. If you’ve figured out a formula to run a 0 offset 9 wide wheel in the front of your eg and you didn’t run into any issues, and you did it before the Phaze2 EG, please feel free to post pics of your perfect fenders. There’s a first time for everything, I’m sure the first time you had sex everything didn’t go perfect either. Take it for what it is, it’s a fucking nasty set-up and there was a lot of work involved in getting it to where it is today. If you hate it, that’s fantastic, thanks for your consideration….

At least the wheel set-up took the haters away from talking shit about the bay for a moment. Seems that everyone is okay with it now once more people saw it in person. It’s definitely outside of the box thinking in terms of Hondas. Just be happy the rusted hood is off haha…

All I’m really trying to say is that you really shouldn’t judge it unless you’ve seen it in person. We got people half way across the world talking shit. It’s an international incident….Oh well, people will do what they wanna do. You can give 100 people a blank canvas and you can have 100 differing opinions on what to do with it. Some will be safe and paint a pretty picture and call it “art”, some will go outside of the box and redefine the word…

Luckily for Mikey, Arnel’s set-up was so ridiculous that no one bothered to talk shit about Mikey’s new set-up….

Ever since he got his new Vision seats he’s been talking about how great it is to sit on the floor in his car. He likes sitting on the floor so much that I don’t even know if he’s gonna sell the thing anymore…

I got a chance to see this thing on the freeway on the way home. Everyone always is in awe of the stance and wheel set-up but I don’t think you can truly appreciate it until you see it on the road….You gotta also appreciate Mikey actually driving his own car too because that fool never drives his own car. Either Tina is driving it or one of the homies is. If it had room in the back for him he would probably pay someone to drive him around in it…

Ojay was my ride to the meet. I didn’t think it was necessary to drive my car out there just for it to sit in the sun for like 6 hours. I like how someone walked up to the car and was talking to his homie and said “Damn, this is a sick as Pilot.”…. Guess it’s better than calling it an xB or something…

He added a bunch of custom one-off ARC stuff like the air induction box. I helped him install two sausage mcmuffin wrappers in the backseat…

You probably wouldn’t really notice unless you owned an Element at some point but if you look closely, you’ll spot the Element SC rear wing and taillights. There are so many little details in this car that you could probably stare at it for like an hour and not spot them….Hell I see it all the time and I don’t even remember seeing the wing until just now when I put the picture up, haha…

Like Arnel and Mikey, Sid’s DA also had a different set of wheels. The Work Equip 03s give it a more timeless look compared to the XSAs he had before. It definitely looked way more aggressive with the XSAs though….

The rest of the pics are just of us fuckin around or are random…

May doesn’t have a car to build for Eibach anymore so she decided to make red velvet cupcakes for everyone. It was so hot that like 5 of them melted though…Tom also decided to show up too. Like the Eibach meet, he only comes around once a year….At least he wasn’t wearing a long sleeve this year…

We put him to work and had him grab the free pizzas for us that Eibach provided…

Ralphie aka Opposum Jenkins and htmoc talking to Mikey…

Fobtions and FF-Greg talking…I thought the dude in the back was Manties at first…

After the meet was pretty much over, our buddy Chris went out to the side of the building to shoot Mikey’s DC for S3 magazine. After he finished up, the other cars rolled so he could get some shots of them together…

I don’t really know what happened because like everyone had a camera and then started shooting the cars as well…I wanna say I know who these guys were but I don’t….

Loi from Sportcar hit me up and asked if I could get some shots of Morgan’s EK9 for Hasport and other sponsors. Chris was already shooting so I just had him do it. Dude was so burnt and tired that he almost passed out while shooting pictures. He was so excited to be out in socal that he didn’t bother to wear any sunblock, sleep, or eat anything. Gotta give him props for sticking it out though and shooting whatever we asked him to….

Tom and I being human lightstands….

After that everyone just kinda just hung out in the shade and relaxed…

Big Mike aka Newly Standard-Size Mike aka Just Limpin’ showing off his new tan…Probably wouldn’t have been so bad if the sun wasn’t reflecting off his gigantic watch…

That’s about it….Personally for me this was the best Eibach meet by far out of all the ones I’ve attended. Great cars, everyone was being respectful to eachother, good vibes, and we got to have a memorial for our friend Armando aka Coke in a Can….Rest in Peace homie.

Until next time…

17 thoughts

  1. in that pic, i was talking smack about mikey’s tear in the shock tower haha jp. being driven is one of the BEST aspects i love about his setup, and i wish i seen him drive it home. good ish joey andn good seeing yall again. love!

  2. I wish Arnel would put the rusted hood back on.

    The only grip I got it that last little bit of rear fender where he straight up flared it

  3. Mikey’s straight balling!! Shit I’d drive him around in his car :)…..

    Joey’s right, he really is a menace….

  4. Dude, you must post up rollin pics, I would love to have both Arnell’s EG and Mikey’s DC rolling as a desktop…..

    and yes, its funny when the whole internetz is talking shiz about the EG…hell I’m from Indonesia and I LOVE that set up…

  5. tyhanks for the mention joey! its cool to be mentioned as a friend, u guys definitely showed me a good time. and Ojay ill get the pics up asap, however i took just over 3k pics over the last 2 weeks and have to edit through them haha….

  6. heh…i be famous y0! lulz. i didnt even know you snapped a pic…must have been right before i bought that shirt from ya. thanks again by the way.

  7. Hey not all of us south florida guys are haters!! just jdmsouth.com and a handfull of others giving south florida a bad name.. These haters actually made a thread on jdmsouth.com about phaze 2 eg new set up (very disrespectful thread). Keep doin wat you all do!! And forget the haters!! btw phaze 2 egs > better then any other !!

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