About the Contributors

 

FaceChris Chris A. – I’m part of TEIN USA’s R&D department. You can find me under or around cars all day since I’m busy helping develop suspension kits for our market. Hard work, but a lot of fun since I have a passion for cars and motorsports. My daily driver is an S13 (*my manga t-shirt shows just how much I love Nissan) on TEIN SUPER DRIFT coilovers, and whenever I have the opportunity I love taking it out for a good run! On my sparetime, though, I’d rather enjoy it by teaching my son about my love for cars!

 

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K. Nakai – I worked for TEIN Japan and was relocated to the US over ten years ago. I grew up driving on the touge in my AE86 (I am the original Takumi – j/k). I have had 3 different AE86s and I actually still have one mint condition ’86 Levin 3dr GT-APEX sitting in Japan. I currently drive a Tacoma which I think is the perfect vehicle for daily use in the world (: . One day I hope to either buy a second car or bring my AE86 from Japan. My previous AE86s had LSD, roll cage, bucket seat, tuned suspension, brake pads, etc… – it does not seem like a lot but it all worked very well together. My tuning style is to add one part at a time so I can feel exactly how it changes my car.

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paul partedPaul P. – Much has changed during my tenure at TEIN. I now live life in the slow lane driving a pick up truck (I mostly commute in a Honda Fit, though). That’s not to say I no longer want a sporty car. I think I’m past having a slammed car (unlike Sergio M. aka “Captain Slammo” aka “Monster Tuck”).  A few years here really teaches you a few things (I would hope so), like functionality being way more important than form.  When the time comes to build a “functional” sports car, I’ll be sure to blabber on about it on this blog.

 

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Sergio M. – Lets see, what’s there to say! Well lets start off by- I’m somewhat technically savvy when it comes to car fixes or mods which still surprises me from time to time. I’m a Honda fanatic, which is not to say that  I don’t appreciate other vehicle manufacturers. But still, the majority of the love goes out to the Honda’s. Been through many a Honda, either stock and/or swapped, but all had one thing in common- “Its gotta be low!”. The office knows me for slamming all my cars. If it ain’t scrapin’ daily, it’s gotta be lower.

 

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effrens-hater-faceEffran C. – “Shuh-shuh buh-shuhhhhhhhh!!!!!” I’m relatively new to the TEIN staff, working in the Operations Department. I mainly handle Overhauls for customers. So, chances are if you’re sending in your suspension for rebuilding or revalving, you’ll be hearing from me. I drive a BMW 328I Dodge Charger SRT-8, because I’m all about that Euro lifestyle American Muscle. So, I don’t fit in with the JDM guys here at the office. Because of that, I’m known as the “Hater”. That, and because I say “They hatin” or “You ‘nuthin’ but a hater”, or something like that all the damn time. Oh, I also mumble a lot and sound like Rocky Balboa. M Sport for life MOPAR BABY!!!

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whhhuuuuuhhhhhhJordan A. – I’m known worldwide as the “[See You] Space Cowboy”, but locally I’m now known as TEIN USA’s Operations staff guy and I go by the alias “P.M. Done Deal”. When I’m not at work, I attend various car meets in the area and local buffets (I get my money’s worth at Gyu Kaku. I mean, I reeeeallly get my moneys worth……). Photography is also one of my passions, and you can find some of my photos online on various car forums, raw-doggin.com, and on Facebook. I’m also all about that JDM. Add me on Google+ (Sobaco Jones)!!! #PhillyPhanatic4Life

 

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Adrian V-o. – WASSUP, BABY!!!!! PEEP SHOW PEEP SHOW PEEP SHOW PEEP SHOW!!!!! YOUSEEEEEE, o-ri-gi-na-ly, I come from the world of off-roading. I think I can help promote the TEIN j’U.S.A. in getting into that market. I drive a lifted Eco-Boost Ford F-150 (gwaaaw). It suits me well because I like being outdoors and camping. Is nice. I used to have an ’06 and a ’13 WRX and an EM1 Civic, but I’ve had a list of other Japanese cars. CALI 4 LIFE!!! DA RAIDERS!!!! GO DOYERS!!!!! i don’t want to get too personal. dat’s scan-less….