The definition of stance is to adjust a car’s camber, ride height, and spacing, so that the sidewall of the tire sits as flush as possible with the fender; or as some would say to turn an import into a low-rider. This trend originated from the old Japanese domestic market, as we all should know by now.
Photos by: Kazuaki Kantake & Words by: Gina Calhoun
The stance look is not everyone’s cup of tea, believe me, I think I have heard it all. What the h. e. double hockey sticks did you do that for? Why would you want to not be able to go over a speed bump? Do you really think that looks good? I don’t understand how you think you can drive like that? Do you go through tires every week? It looks like a matchbox car did you know that? Oh, I can keep going on and on. We know why we do what we do and that is all the matters. When done correctly not only does it look fresh but also it makes you stand out from the others. You can take the worst car and put a great set of wheels and tires on it and have it perfectly stanced and it is a picture of perfection.
Crossing over the pond and through the woods we went to visit the crew at Staddict’s in Japan where it all started and spoke with Kazuaki Kantake about his love for that sexy hellaflush look. Kazuaki cruises around in a JDM style Integra that is so clean on the outside in makes Mr. Bubbles looked scared. Yes the things I come up with are so corny they are funny. Don’t hate …Appreciate! Ha Ha. That all white body that sits on Work Goocars Hemi front 17x9j with a positive 13 offset and 17x9j rear with a positive 0 is so damn nice it just might be give people a happy ending just thinking about it. And lets not forget about the 195/40 rubbers that are wrapping around that nice wheel.
Kazuaki has tried to keep this Integra as JDM as you can but adding all of the eye candy. If the wheels alone don’t send you over the edge lets talk about the rear lower control and subframe that is gold. I LOVE GOOOLLLD!!! Did everyone get that, you know the Austin Powers reference? Oh, never mind. He also added the rear roof window visor and rear arm processing. Under the hood it is just as nice with the head cover painted purple and the engine a nice shiny black. But what makes this car stance the way it does. No ladies and gentleman it is not just the pretty tires and rims that Kazuaki put on the car. He made sure that he added a camber kit and coil-overs too. How else do you think you get that look? Oh, you can only imagine what comes out of the clueless minds of the kids trying to stance their cars and have no idea what they are talking about. We were all there once so I am not knocking on them. But here you go, here is a lesson for you. Google it or just copy this article down and follow the perfect example that Kazuaki gave us.
With so much on this Integra that we really can’t name, I recommend that you check out Staddict’s Facebook page and check out all of their amazing rides. https://www.facebook.com/Staddictcc. Just make sure that you have a towel because you will need that to clean up the drool, and make sure to close your mouth. Live Happy everyone and Stance On!!!