Photography: Nelson Queralta
Article: Guest writer Michael Myers
Todays feature is from our trips to Dallas Texas during the Formula Drift event and Offsetkings car show back in September at Texas Motor Speedway. We’re highlighting all the amazing battles and rivalries on the track ripping sideways to get the gold.
During the show we decided to catch up with our longtime friends from Team Nemesis. We consider them family as they have embraced State of Stance with open arms and gracious hospitality. While catching up we noticed a lot of changes since we last covered some of their team last December in Houston at Wekfest. One of the builds that caught our eye then was the team President’s gorgeous 2013 BMW F30.
He has gone above and beyond on this build since we last saw the car not even a year later. We asked if we could shoot his amazing beast of a ride after the event and the outcome was nothing short of perfection. Alongside his ride we also shot their team model Nicole Nguyen. Be sure to follow her as an up and coming star in the car scene.
Starting off Minho wanted to keep the car looking factory with only a touch of aggressive styling. He achieved this by adding extra goodies they offer to keep the car looking simple and sexy, aggressive as BMW always does on there performance cars. The look of his car was achieved by upgrading BMW M® performance front lip, side splitters and rear bumper diffuser as well as the front kidney grills.
Minho had some subtle items painted to match on the car to give it a clean look and allow the factory Blue on his car to really flow around the entire car. He added a vinyl on the cars , side skirts and lower front bumper garnishes in 3m matte black all done himself.
The cars over all stance has been recently upgraded to industry leading Airrex adjustable Air suspension coils and managed by Accuairs E-leveling system. Dorbitz Designs installed a custom duel tank with hardline setup and Vardair compressors were added to help adjust his ride height with quickly. The tank was sent off to Avant Garde wheels to color match his beautiful wheels.
Avant Garde New F630 in Technica Titanium face and Liquid Bronze lips.
Dialed in on the 20×9 and 20×10.5 setup The cars overall Fitment fits like a glove when the car is laid out. Truly has a very aggressive 3D look with there new Max lips design. Wheels are wrapped in Hankooks Ventus V12 tires which help give the car great handling and grip to hold up to the cars power.
Minho isn’t just about show. He loves go fast parts. He decided to upgrade to Burger Tunings JB4 stage II 50/50 e85 tune. Evolution racewerks chargepipe and downpipe, injen intake and a custom one off exhaust done by Chase Borden at Classic BMW where Minho works.
BMW is always known for performance but interior comfort is always a plus Minho upgraded shift knob and boot, all new sport pedals and ebrake handle with the BMW M performance upgrades inside as well. P3 vent gauge an the Custom Plexi stand with RGB lighting to access his Accuair controller with ease.
Finally we leave you with Minhos custom trunk and audio setup which truly looks like something out of a Video game. Done by Jake at Garagewerks who worked along side Drew Dorbitz to make sure the trunk and audio setup flowed perfectly. Alpine 12 inch Type R sub powered by a Alpine Mono block Amp Give a perfect upgrade in tunes. whats makes this setup amazing is the custom Flooring and box with 3D cut design plexiglass inside the box and on the trunk lid. All lite up at night in RBG lighting with a wireless controller. It looks like your staring down through some cross hairs in a shooter game ready for some action.
Minho and his entire Team are exactly what his build stands for. Cleanly built custom car that can be for show or for some go. He has lead his team in just 3 years to becoming one of the top Teams in the south. There Logo of Broken wings stand for lost friends and family close to them. Which is why they are all so close. A 2nd family and support Team that many look up too, as does State of Stance!
Thanks on His build go to
Drew from Dorbitz Designs
Jake From Garageworks
Tyler from Tyiffic Detail
Raymond from DFWDecals
The entire State of Stance team
Yuya From Avant Garde wheels
Team Nemeis and lastly his brother CHU YUM.