Fist Pumping Stance

Words By: Leo Diaz
Photos By:
Adam Frandsen


This Jetta owned by Luis Cardona has one killer fist pumping stance. Lou has been in the Euro scene for over 5 years and started to feel things getting stale. He noticed that in the stance scene there is a wide variety of makes and models and so his wheel fitment addiction begun.

The car began its life as his dealership’s Waterfest car before he got his hands on it. Since then the car has seen many stages before arriving to its current State of Stance. Don’t be surprised if next time you see the car its already looking different. Lou gets bored relatively quickly and jumps on new projects often. Last time we spoke, a shaved bay and new interior where tickling his imagination.

I’d like to thank Lou personally for making the drive all the way form New Jersey to Orlando for the Simply Clean 2 event and even more so for driving down to participate in the SoS Run to SC2 North Leg. I’d say it was worth the drive since he was the only car at the meet that was given the coveted State of Stance “approved” sticker!

Lou would like to thank a few people that helped him put his stance together; “David and Carlos at D&C autobody in Mineola NY, Victor @ Victors custom ulphostry in Perth Amboy Nj, Andrew and SteveO @ , My brother in law Vince who has helped with my mechanical issues  and my right hand man Flex for pushing me forward. Big thanks thanks to you guys and of course The fellas at State of Stance for appreciating the hard work.”


Fogetaboutit, here are the specs:

Custom respray to Mercedes platinum blue
Custom shaved & flared fenders and bumpers
Full votex bumpers and sideskirts
Shaved Euro trunk
Euro spec headlights and taillightts (modified)

Full oem aluminum trim kit
Custom blue suede headliner/pillars/visors/shift boot

Image 19’s – 18×8.5f 18×9.5r wrapped in Toyo proxes 4 205/40/18 225/40/18

Bagyard bombers front air struts and firestone rear bags
Accuair valve management
Accuair switchspeed controller
Dual vair 444 compressors
5 gallon custom painted tank

apr ecu upgrade
Abd intercooler
Forge diverter valve
Forge turbo inlet pipe
Full magnaflow exhaust


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