Passenger Side: iForged Neo, Semi Gloss Black Center w/ White lips and inner barrels 20x8.5 front 20x9.5 rear
Q: How has your ownership been with this vehicle overall?
A: I couldn't be any happier. After having a B6 sedan I am spoiled by owning an Avant, and this 2.0T motor is just so much better.
Q: Think you'll be getting another one anytime soon?
A: I have been thinking about getting another car, possibly a White S5, but my Fiance would kill me.
Q: Is this your first Audi? If not, what other models and years have you owned?
A: Second Audi as I said before. I had a B6 A4 that had a lot of mods done and it was featured in Eurotuner back in April of 2006.
Q: How long have you been into Audis and in the European tuning scene?
A: I have been in the Euro scene since 2003.
Q: What about cars in general, how long have you been an enthusiast?
A: I have been into cars since I was 15 years old I made custom audio systems for friends and neighbors and my addiction just started from there.
Q: Where do you think that passion and enthusiasm comes from, can it be traced back to anyone or anything?
A: I can only blame myself for my passion for cars. (laughs) My dad wasn't there to show me cars, 'cause he passed away a few days before I turned 16. I think every guy gets stuck in a similar way. Once you are a car guy its hard to just leave a car stock unless you don't have the money to fix up cars anymore.
Q: What do you most love about your car?
A: I love that you normally don't see Avants fixed up, and I think people on the road feel the same way. The most benefit of the Avant is the space you get for luggage or a snowboard.
Q: What's your biggest peeve in regards to the car, the one thing you dislike the most?
A: Well it's not really a peeve but I hate that I didn't buy the Nav option.
Q: Can you explain your modding style? Do you prefer more go, more show, perhaps a combo of both?
A: My modding style is on a "be different" type basis. I personally try to build a car that you normally wouldn't see at a show, meet, or on the road. My influences come from Japanese tuning and just random thoughts in my head. (laughs) So if I had to answer the question, show or go, I would say it's a combo.
Q: Do you prefer to do the work yourself, or do you have a shop or specific person perform the work?
A: It is a mix of both because there are some things I just won't do because I know myself with certain power tools.
Q: Which mod or aspect of the car are you the most proud of or happy with?
A: The wheels.
Q: Describe your fondest memory of owning, modifying, or driving this vehicle.
A: I once was driving in Newport Beach without license plates on my car and I was scared out of my mind. A cop rolls up on the side of me and gave me a thumbs up. Once that happened I had a new found respect for cool cops.
Q: What would be in your ultimate garage, if you could have any two vehicles?
A: 997 GT3 and a S8 with "Titanium Package".
Q: What do your friends and family think about your passion for Audis?
A: Most of my friends think I am crazy but they know my passion for cars, like photography. Now cars have become my job.
Q: How does your love for cars and Audis affect your life, does it play a pretty big part?
A: My love for cars actually plays a huge part in my life, as I sell custom forged wheels. Also if it wasn't for cars I don't think I would have found the friends that I have.
Q: Have an interesting day job? Care to talk a little bit about it?
A: I work for iForged and DTM Kreuz wheels doing sales and photography. I basically help people continue their modding addiction.
Q: What brought you to Audizine, and how long have you been with us?
Q: When you're not on Audizine, or out playing with the Audi, what do like to you do for fun?
A: My friend Duan (FooFighter) brought me to Audizine because I wanted to buy a B6 after seeing his Avant on the street. I have been on AZ since Version 1.0, so late 2003.
A: Photography is a big thing I like to do, and snowboarding when winter rolls around, and a hella lot of Xbox 360.
Q: Any word of advice for your fellow enthusiasts, a bit of wisdom you'd like to impart on the masses?
A: Don't be afraid to be different. Step outside the box and build your own dream!
Q: Do you have anyone you'd like to thank, any shout-outs?
A: Mom, Sisters, Ronica, All my friends, A4rce1, Nasty 1.8, Jabstyle, Respect, all DA Team, everyone at iForged, Brembo, Falken, Vorsteiner, Autobahn Exotics, SPP, DTM Autohaus, and all the whores on AZ I know.