Stance|Works has been built on the mentality that if a car has an attractive “stance” then it’s something that any enthusiast can appreciate, no matter the make, model or decade in which it was built. The reality is, stance is far from anything new.
We are out in sunny Las Vegas for the 2011 SEMA Show. I can remember for years getting so excited at seeing terrible cell photos of all the various cars debuting at SEMA’s past, but was always left wanting more. Well, we wanted to do something special for you guys and give you a inside look into some of the builds debuting. Starting today, we will be showing you a detailed look at a different build every day.
What defines a “car build?” For a lot of people over the past few years, a build is simply a set of wheels combined with suspension adjustment that results in something with visual appeal. Traditionally, however, a build is tearing a car down to really dig in and create something one-off and unique that embodies time, sweat, and imagination. It’s what separates good looking cars from “builds” that inspire and stir emotion within us.
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State College, Pennsylvania. You probably know it better as the home of Penn State, Joe Paterno, and some of the craziest party weekends in the country. Unfortunately, Penn State really isn’t known for its car-modification scene. Outside of a few lifted trucks, and a few not so tastefully modified Kias, there really isn’t much to look at.
Tommy Jiang is out to change that.
Words by Nigel Petrie
When Daniel asked me to do a write up on my build we both agreed that the usual parts list just wasn’t going to cut it. Sure I could rattle of the parts that make this vehicle functional but this build is more than that and I will try and give you an insight into my life and how this build became what you see before you.