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Are Real Vehicle Modifications Being Done In 9ja?

This might be rather odd but i have to post this anyway.

Is there anywhere in lagos where real modification of cars are being done (not the usual rim changes and little stuffs).I mean body part modification,fabrication of subwoofer enclosures,engine pimping and so on.Is there anyone that does that here (or anywhere in 9ja?).

Something like what's in the pictures.Any hints?

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hello guys, does anyone know who can fix a Jeep Liberty 2008 model ? ECM Re-programming !

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Well contrary to what everyone else is saying here you can actually get your subwoofers and speakers done just like that, solid gbedu in surulere does these modifications, he helped do it to my toyota tacoma, its on randle road, just tell him what you want, he previously only used to install subwoofers and speakers in peoples boots but he is on a whole new P right now, if you have seen Ali Baba the comedian's trucks, he also did the same thing for them

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@Benasayer.

Are you taking about peak power or RMS?

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@poster. Naa waa for you ooo! Dem don turn dat car into a Home Theater. No be car again. I never see this type before.

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http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=45221&id=503216130

this is with the old "rubbish" sound install.

it currently doesnt have one, just got the 2 amplifiers and crossovers. 1 is 1000watts and the other is 2000watts, i think. but ill have to check wen i get home.

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@benasayer

Do you have other pix or a link?

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@benasayer

Nice lam doors man.

@chassis

Thanks for the tips although from what i gathered online,its not practical and the % of problems arising is 90-10.The surround output is already fixed, no room for any extras (too bad).I intended adding a 12" MTX (4 ohm) in a ported box and powered by a mono block MTX amp (its about 400 RMS or less).

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nice lambo doors!!

put a link to the post on your mods.

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this is my car. theres another post i put up with more info about it. had to do all the work myself, or along side a mechanic for supervision, all the parts had to be imported as well.

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You can actually add your own sub, simply make sure you don't tamper with the factory bose amp. You should be able to tap from the low input source to your bose amp, provided its not digital, feed the source into a low pass filter and your own 300W rms power amp and on to your new sub. A monoblock amp from pioneer or rockford-fosgate should do. Will you be running a 4ohms or 2ohms load? There might however be challenges with this setup like being actually able to trace the source, it might involve stripping some factory wires, there might also be additional amplifier noise (which will be taken care of if you use a high quality filter after the amp). I've also seen issues of sound delay probably due to tapping the your source from the output of an amp before feeding it into another amp, so take care that doesn't happen.

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Custom Car & Bike Show (Abuja)

This is the one show You don't wanna Miss!!!

Host: Bluefield Partners

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Eagle Square.

Central Area, Abuja, Nigeria

Phone: 08059094402

Email: bluefieldpartners@gmail.com

The Abuja Custom Car & Bike show is based on a unique concept: It is an all-inclusive show that allows participants with vehicles, cars, motorcycles, trucks … anything on wheels, that ranges from awesome cars with crazy audio/video, unique paint jobs and interiors to be displayed way down to the participants with stock vehicles. Here, enthusiasts of all kinds and all ages meet and rub shoulders to form one great family. The Custom Car & Bike Show will be open to all motoring and bike enthusiasts. We are set to make our debut in Nigeria at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Come witness an infusion of leading edge performance, tuning and creativity on wheels. Meet and interact with all the suppliers, retailers and enthusiasts that share your passion and help make your car something more. Hot Rods to Racing Tuned torque monsters and everything in between there is something to see and learn for everyone, from the weekend modder to hardcore racer. Come see the products and people that are testing the limits of car design and technology.Plenty of eye candy for people of all different tastes. Old School meets the New School. Whether you are interested in classic restorations, engine modifications, incredible displays of custom interiors or paint and chrome work, or you just want to hang with others who share your passion.

The show will cover but not be limited to:

• Interactive motor displays, demonstration and entertainment.

• Custom built and mechanically enhanced Cars & Motor-bikes exhibition.

• Motor products & services

• Exhibition of latest motor accessories & mobile accessories

• Special appearances & performances by guest Artists and DJs

• Repair & maintenance equipment & supplies

• Insurance & finance

• Bikers ride through & display

• Car & bike clubs

• Vintage or classic cars

• Driving tips by experts

• Safety regulations display by FRSC

• Many awards for various categories will be up for grabs

• After party @ the best night Club in Abuja

Various awards for up for grabs: So bring your car or ride your bike to the show

Best Pimped Out Car

Best Motorbike

Best Interior Custom

Best Dressed Biker

Best Engine Custom

Best Paintwork

Best Rims

Best Audio System

Best Stunt Biker

Best Custom Car Company

Best Motor Insurance Provider

Best Exotic Car Dealer

Best Car Accessories Company

Participatory award to all individual owners, enthusiasts and clubs.

Special Coverage By

Daar Sat

Rimz Tv

Dynamix TV & Magazine

Cruise Magazine

Raypower FM

Rhythm FM

Cool FM

ML Magazine

So much more to come,

Tell a friend to tell a friend to bring a friend that loves cars, bikes, trucks and a nice time,

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That sounds good.Let me ask you something.With your experience, do you think it's possible to add in a sub (basic stuff, not more than 300 RMS) in a factory stereo running of the bose centre system (Like the type in mazda6 V6)?The i4 is possible no doubt but from what i learnt, the vehicles with centre point systems are already configured and you just can't "drop" in stuff unless you want to do a complete overhaul (Pretty expensive dont you think?)

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That makes three of us.Have you experimented with fibre castings (to fabricate moulds for speakers or subs?).

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because you havent seen it doesnt at all mean it doesnt exisit - things like these have been done in Nigeria for how long? Remember the Santana of years ago?

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So far, i dont know anywhere in 9ja you can do serious modifications like the ones in your pictures. But I am convinced there are a lot of enthusiasts around that are interested in such. I am crazy about mods, and i've attempted a number of mods on my cars in the past in 9ja, but basically the things you can do here are limited. Things like custom lights, HIDs, chrome fittings and trimmings, wheels, and a bit of audio equipment are availabe here. Things like grillz, body kits, custom springs and shocks (for height drops), door kits, dash kits, i av not set my eyes upon here talkless of performance kits like cold air intakes or mod chips. Mods are actually more interesting if you are doing it by yourself, not taking it to some car shop to have mod parts fixed for you. It will be nice to meet other enthusiasts, we can exchange ideas.

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I definitely don't intend to overdo things on my car like its done in those vehicles.Just wanted to know if it's being done in 9ja.

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Different strokes for different folks. I think you really have to stick with what does it for you. If Having 24inch Spinners on your Suzuki swift is it then Bingo. Same thinking that applies to Ladies getting extra piercings for ear rings and nose rings is the one that guides tricking out a car.

At the moment i drive a 190 (the regular one not even padded), It looks to boring despite its an '86 car. So i just spent about 70 grand rigging it with an ok sound system (LG LAC5800 Headunit, JBL subwoofers, Street Beats 300 watts Amplifier and even a Auto Antenna to go with it). Installed this myself leisurely.

Next stop is some facial lift, (Rims, Headlamps, Body kits)

There is something about working on cars that soes it for modifiers, it is the simple fact of finding the answer to the question "Can it be done?".

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@ Poster,

What are you using the car for ?

Start a night club in it.

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that's all we know as nigerians! cars are not luxury but necessities!

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those are not modification, thats speakercification.

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@ shawn123,

you are very correct.

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@all

the poster didnt ask for your opinions, all he asked for was is there a place in Naija where car modifications are done simple . 2 * 2 = 4 . no greater than or less than, too much talk

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there was a guy on nairaland about two years ago that used to do this, i think his name was Sean50 or something like that . He used to do paintwork, and suicide doors, im sure by now he would be doing modifications to the interior.

Search for 'love-vendor my ride naija' on nairaland.

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if we can get a good car pimping service centre in Nigeria, it surely would b great biz.

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Don't have the pictures but a guy at my school had suicide doors( like the type on lamborghinis') on his '98 Accord(baby boy). It was very cool though it started having issues after a while due to substandard fabrication.

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Try getting out of the flying car alive while the doors spin!

Boys are their toys!

You need to think though about the lifespan of cars in Nigeria. Is it with those useless roads you will spend thousands pimping out your car?

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It's a lil overdone but still tight though, in any case, taste differs.

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aren't there more tasteful ways to arrange speakers and subwoofers in a car?

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They are focal speakers and subwoofers sister, not pox, lol

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looks like the car caught chicken pox. lol

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If only the almighty NEPA could assist in realising these dreams and making it cost-effective.

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Well i think nigerian mechanics have to start with proper restoration 1st. At least that just entails putting a classic car e.g the Old Passat back to its glory state. After we ve perfected the art of restorations we can then start thinking of 'pimpin'.

I think even an average civil servant wouldnt mind seeing that his Old Beetle parked in his Father's compound come back to life (to its manufacturing state of course) and he will be willing to pay installmentally to have it done. Most of the autostyling you see on web pages actually takes years to achieve? And they never stop modifying.

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This may just be the beginning of "love-vendor my Ride Naija"

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do a google image search on "jeddah boys"

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@poster,

one of two choices, either make you go owode onirin or Alaba, just take the picture of what you want, Nigerians are versatile with a can do attitude,  'YES WE CAN'

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Na wa-o, me i no see this before.

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Something like this as well

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