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CONTENTSNothing butthe truthIn every industry, myth-making is apowerful business: it’s all about sellingthe hype and building it into a tideof tsunami proportions, regardless ofthe facts to back it up. As long as therest of the herd believes in it, you canexpect success to arrive shortly in abig way. So really, the key is in gettingit through to the right audience.Modification of cars should be anenjoyable pastime. And the so-calledveterans who have had years ofexperimenting should be educating‘newbies’ rather than pushing anyagenda. Only with education cannewcomers to the age old art ofmodification appreciate the modsfor what they are, rather than onlypurchasing them based solely onwhat other claim is good withoutactually knowing what it does.C L O S E U P0608 EventsTokyo Auto Salon141820 TalkQ&A with HOS2327Big Bang Media Pte Ltd220 Tagore Lane #04-01 Singapore 787600Tel: 6455 8575 Fax: 6554 4875Email: rev@bigbang.com.sgPublisher Alan TanEditor Ferouz JeremiahContributors Cheryl Tay, James WongAccount ManagersAndrew Ting 9101 8406, Ivan Ong 8188 1825CreativeSenior Designer Emily NgDesigner Cai LishanPhotographyClement TanCirculation & ProductionP.PanirSales & Admin CoordinatorSaniah AJSpecial Thanks tothe CarBuyer TeamREV Magazine is published in Association with CarBuyerMagazine. REV is available every 1st Saturday of the monthwith 20,000 copies circulated free around the island.Printed by Times Printers Pte LtdDistributed by Mediacorp Pte LtdAll rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproducedin any form without the written consent of the publisher. Opinionsexpressed in REV by contributors and advertisers are notnecessarily those of editors and publisher. Publication of an article oradvertisement does not imply that the service or product is endorsedby REV magazine, unless specifically stated. While all efforts are madeto ensure that the publication’s content are correct, Big Bang MediaPte Ltd cannot be held responsible for any error or omissions.03 FEB 2011And with a paradigm shift occurring,modification has moved into a wholenew age. Modding is no longerjust seen as something that makesyou go faster, or even look flashy.It’s a lifestyle. We should not be tooconcerned about what the modssay about your lifestyle, but ratherwhat is in your car. Ultimately, aswe trudge forward on the path ofowning a perfect car that is done upexactly the way we like, we shouldalways remember that modding is forour personal enjoyment, and not acompetition.CheersFerouz Jermiah16 REV Feature>The Right FormulaNEWSUpdates & New happeningsModsGo Faster, Stop Quicker, Turn BetterPartsNew Gadgets & GizmosI.C.E SpecialCool Sounds On the MoveI.C.EPump Up The Volume32 REV Feature>Pint-Sized Powerhouse33343638424648WheelsA Tyre Shop With a DifferenceAcross The CausewayOne Of A KindSportsDriven By PassionShopMc Well / Sung BengReviewMods Up CloseClubHonda ES ClubLifeCool Gadgets & Gizmos28 I.C.E Cover Car>The Full ICE ExperienceDress / Island ShopAccessories / Island Shop[50]REV Babe>UpcloseMiranda

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EVENTSLove is AllAroundHeld at Stamford Tyres showroom alongLeng Kee Road, the media, partnersand invited guests were treated to asumptuous buffet spread as we satdown for a media preview of local auteurWee Li Lin’s latest film, Forever.With a screening of the trailer and aQ & A session with Li Lin herself, thegathered guests and media wereable to gain a first hand insight onthe underlying themes as well as thteinspiration for her movie.Do be sure to check it out in all GoldenVillages March 3rd 2011.An Exclusive Q & A with Wee Li Lin:Hey Lilin, thank you for taking the timeto speak to us.Would you tell us how you gotyour start in this industry andhow long you’ve been at it for?I’ve been working in the industry foralmost fifteen years, I started out asan assistant director at Mediacorp forsitcoms such as Three Rooms, TheDonny Lee Show and PCK (season 2).It was very hard work but great fun andsince I had no formal training in school,I did some modules but my major wasskewed towards visual arts, it was anexcellent training ground in productionand working with actors.After Mediacorp I freelanced andworked for different producers anddirectors and began directing myself.In fact every year since I started workI would always take some time off tomake my own short film, it was myway of keeping the fire going and mycreativity growing. But having said thatmost of the projects I did as a freelancerwere rewarding and educational and Imet many talented and interestingpeople in the process.When you started making films,were you trying to go for a specificthing? Why movies?I made my first short film when I was20 in school and it clicked in me assomething I could really do and do well,it encompassed all of my interests -writing, art, photography and acting. Ialso love movies (mostly feature length),in fact I think I was partially raisedby movies! American movies to bespecific.I would trawl the video library onweekends or go the cinemas, even bymyself. I’ve always loved cinema andthe experience of being in a cinema. Iactually don’t watch much TV, especiallythese days, though Television is at itsvery best time now. I enjoy makingmovies because I want to create myown little world and create my ownlittle characters that mean somethingto me and speak to me and hopefullyeveryone else.And it’s very hard work trying to createyour own little world on screen (be it ashort or long film) and it requires muchtenacity and passion that luckily iveinherited from my dad and mum, KokWah and Dawn who run StamfordTyres.What brought you to the idea ofthe subject in your movie?I actually met a real woman who was aclient on a project I was directing andwriting and she was working towardsbuilding marriage and romance inSingapore but was in fact anti romanceand a stalker! I wasquite shocked bythe contradiction hercharacter presentedand felt it would makefor an interesting moviecharacter.that kind of character again (how doesone top Fatal Attraction!) so I thought touse such an interesting character in aromantic comedy setting and humanizeher eccentricities.So in FOREVER, Joey is not antiromance but in fact, too pro romanceand that’s why her stalker tendenciesflare up. I hope I managed to createsomething different and enjoyable.What are your feelings about ascreening, what your piece bringsout in people. What are yourthoughts?Aside from the performances, musicand visuals which I think are of thehighest quality, I hope people willleave the theatre thinking they’veseen an eccentric, lovable but alsotragic character in Joey whom theycan continue to think about long afterthe film, and this goes for the otherscharacters like Gin, Cecilia and the restof the supporting cast.I tried to make them as interesting andfun as possible. I believe a film shouldalso continue to live once the audiencesleave the cinema and keep them inthought and discussion, I hope my filmcan do that.However, the realperson was more likeGlenn Close in FATALATTRACTION and Ididn’t want to makethat kind of film or show10 FEB 2011

COVER CARA WINNINGCOMBOModifications don’t always have to be complicated. And McWell’s A3 Quattrois the best example of how you can achieve the maximumresults with simple upgrades.Photographer Clement Tan / www.clemtan.com12 FEB 2011Top / Rebecca TaylorSkirt/ Studio TangsAccessories / Island Shop

The beginning of a well-planned journeyGoing the distance with the BBS rims and APIt’s really easy to see why so manypeople have fallen in love with Audi.Each model belonging to the Audifamily all possess the same genes –great looking, powerful and oozinglots of class. And that’s exactly whyMcWell settled on the A3 to be theirspecial project car. “Yes. We werebeing suckers for the brand,” laughsDon Chua. “We could have gone witha Volkswagen, as both vehicles sharethe same 2.0TFSi engine from theVolkswagen Group, but we decided toopt for something a bit more premium.”it is already a work of art, capable ofpower beyond what it was designedwith. With just a drop-in K&N air filter,we were able to achieve an additional40hp at stage 1. With a sports mufflerand intake kit at stage 2, we broughtit to 50hp. The most significant wouldbe our stage 3 turbo upgrade, whichallowed us to pump out a max of 327hpand torque of 450Nm, compared to the200hp stock. And don’t forget, this isjust through the use of bolt-on kits!”enthuses Don.Need more boost? Greddy tells you if you do!Everything you need to know in a glance Integrated seamlessly onto the dashboardAnd the Audi A3 has not disappointed.Enjoying the A3’s DSG gearbox andpaddle shifts the most, Don hasdiscovered that it is nothing at alllike the typical WRXs and EVOs thatMcWell usually handles. “Well, I’ve gotto be honest. It wasn’t just purely thebrand of course. Fact of the matteris that we were looking for a 2.0 TFSiengine to tinker with and since the A3has everything we wanted, we settledon that. But we did not jump straightinto modding it of course. We drove thecar around for about three months toget a good idea on how it felt before westarted on modding,” explains Don.As for the A3’s modifications, bearingin mind that McWell Venture’s has analmost unbeatable reputation in theuse of bolt-on parts, Don decided thatall the modifications would have to betastefully done and featured only boltonparts. And with a thorough researchon the parts that were to be used, Donmanaged to ensure that modificationswere not overboard and was verymuch in-line with how a continentalcar should look. “While most of ourclients belong to Japanese car owners,we’ve noticed that with the popularity ofcontinental cars hitting unprecedentedlevels in Singapore, more customersare actually visiting us to upgrade theirVolkswagens and Audis. And it’s allbecause the 2.0TFSi is one of the most‘tunable’ engines at the moment. Andit’s through our research and testingthat we discovered that power canbe easily extracted from this engine,”explains Don.From the crisp turning to the sportscomfort suspension, to the effectivebraking (thanks to AP Racing),everything added to the A3 gels togetherperfectly, giving Don a much better ridethan before. “Remember what I saidabout the A3 being a nice ride. Well,its now exhilarating! The power you getat 3,000rpm is quite something. Andfrankly, we didn’t expect the power andtorque to surpass our expectations bythat much. It just goes to show that it’snot difficult to extract good gains fromsuch a minor upgrade.”With the success of the A3, we’rewondering if there are going to be anymore modifications done to this alreadyamazing ride. “I believe we could haveadded more power and torque witha front mount intercooler and water/methanol injection. But any morepower to this might have made it go alittle off-limits. Instead we’re going tofocus on our target of “simple upgradewith maximum effect”. And for our nextproject, we’ll strengthen the engineinternals and upgrade the cams to pushthe car to 400hp,” finishes Don.Fast Facts: Audi A3 QuattroENGINEATP Turbo Kit, ATP Intake, K&N TyphoonKit 69-9504, Greddy BOV Type RZ,OWS Engine OilCHASSISAP Racing 6-Pot Brake Kit (Front),EXZESS Enlarge Disc 2 330m (Rear),EXZESS Steel Braided Hoses, SILVER’sFull Height & Damping SuspensionAn elegant, clutter-free interior for the best driving experienceThe tuner’s fave, the 2.0 TFSi engineWith the understanding that most carenthusiasts would want more powerwithout going through an extensive‘operation’ to the engine, McWell madesure that they would be able to achievethe aim of a simple upgrade that wouldyield the maximum power. “It’s reallyhard for us to say which is our favouritemod that we added. From the enginehead to the pistons and crankshaft,CABINDimsport Flash Tune, PIVOT ThrottleController, PIVOT XV 3-in-1 Gauge,Greddy Boost ControllerEXTERIORXTEC 6000K H.I.D Bulb, XTEC L.E.DLightsEXHAUSTATP Downpipe Assembly, Miltek MufflerThe Dyno read-out never liesThe hidden source oif power, the ATP Turbo The ‘spring’s behind the A3’s bounceFEB 2011 13

MODS1. SparkplugsDesigned to operate underthe most severe environment,you can expect the mostout of the OWS Uber PowerPlasma Iridium Sparkplugs.Tested in Germany to ensurethat it is tough enough to lastfor 400,000km without theneed for any replacement.Compared to ordinary singleiridium spark plugs whichhave a lifespan of 50,000km,the OWS Uber Power Iridiumlasts an astounding eighttimes more, giving you morevalue for money and quality.OWS - 6452 32092. Elig SP CarbonThe SP Carbon is a highperformance sports versionbrake pad that is designedfor both road and track use.Made mostly of ceramic,these brake pads are able todissipate heat well, ensuringthat performance is keptstrong even after repeatedbraking. Also, thanks to itsrigid construction, the EligSP Carbon lasts longer anddoesn’t produce as muchdust , nor does it stick toyour wheels when comparedto other similar brake pads.Blaze Trading – 6841 37243. Silvers’ CoiloverDesigned to be a sportscomfort suspension, theNeomax is Silver’s thirdgeneration suspensionsystem that promises thehighest level of sportinessand comfort. With 24 levelsof dampening adjustabilityto enable drivers to get thebest settings, the Neomax ismade from only the highestquality materials like highstrength SAE9252 steel for itscold-bent springs, urethanebushing and a carbonseamless steel mono-tube.McWell – 6844 46404. 6-Pot Brake KitDesigned to be a fullcompetition-spec brake kit,VTTR’s 6-Pot Brake Kit isas good as it gets when yourequire effective stoppingcapabilities. Consisting oflarge lightweight two-piecerotors that use an anodized,duralumin bell housingto prevent rusting andscratching. Able to withstandtemperatures up to 900ºC,the VTTR 6-Pot featuresthe finest quality Teflon linedbraided brake hoses formaximum performance andreliability. RTES – 6844 46445. S90Designed specifically forthe Lancer CS3 model, thisS90 throttle body kit givesyou the ability to supplyas much air as your intakemanifold demands. Be it aset of aftermarket cams,supercharger, nitrous orturbo, the S90 will delivereven more horsepower. Madefrom high quality AL6061aluminium, the S90 featuresa special billet throttle bladeand shaft that will increasethrottle response as well asyour acceleration.Fabulous-X – 6841 9329MODIFICATIONS 101Go faster, Stop Quicker, Turn Better & Enjoy a Better performance overall with these products6. Nu-PowerGive your engine a treatmentit’ll never forget withGunk’s Nu-Power withPTFE. Designed to reducefriction and engine wear,the Nu-Power also helps toreduce engine temperature,improves your fuel economyand increases your torque,all at the same time! Witha smoother engine, you’llreduce your operating costsand save more on regularmaintanence. After all, a goodengine is one that works at itbest and remains happy.Will Auto – 6298 18107. ExhaustGive your ride the sound itdeserves with this MugenExhaust that features a uniquetwin loop design. What thisdoes is it allows you anincreased torque and overallpower that comes out with aunique sound to boot. Madefrom SUS304 stainless steelconstruction, this exhaustis durable, long-lasting andavailable for the followingmodels – Honda Accord,CL7, Civic FD, FN2R, Edix,CRV, Fit/Jazz, Integra DC5,Odyssey, Stream and S2000.KingCrimson – 6299 92398. SupersprintCheck out the latest LTAcompliantSupersprint exhaustdesigned specially for theHonda Civic FN2R. Builtspecifically around theCivic FN2R’s unique enginecharacteristics and poweroutput, this Supersprintexhaust has been specificallytuned so that you canenjoy the best possibleperformance out of it, and tomake it even better, you’ll getto enjoy an incredibly pleasingaural boost whenever you putthe pedal to the metal.Jeep Chee – 6745 47009. Mini 4-Pot BrakeBelonging to Nashin’sN-Series, this 4-pot brake kitis designed to meet all thedemands of daily driving and isenhanced with more control,feel and braking power. Forbest results, choose fromNashin’s range of brake padsthat come in Street, Sport,Racing and Competition tocomplement it. Treated witha four-layer high temperatureresistant coating, these4-Pot monobloc calipersfit 330m/345mm rotors forgreater effectiveness.Chuan Lee Hin – 6862 681810. Violence VSD IVNo more lagging behind attraffic lights. Get rid of thesluggishness in your carwith the VSD IV. Designedto increase the voltage upto 18V and to ensure aneven distribution of powerto related portions of yourcar, the VSD IV comeswith a LED Voltage Displaydevice that allows you to seethe conditons at a glance.Besides a better distribution,you get to enjoy a slightimprovement in torque andresponse as well fuel savings.Sung Beng – 9272 487914 FEB 2011

POWER UNLEASHEDThey say that the Power is in the hands. We think the power is in the Head. The ECU is the brain that controlshow your car performs before any other enhancement. Most original stock cars are delivered by manufacturersin standard mode below its true optimal performance. Our job is to help unleashed the power within.Brought to you by professional Engineers and Tuners in Japan, the Hage Power ECU Tunemasterseries offers you the capability to do DUAL AFR and ETC (Electronic Throttle Control) tuning.Experience the significant BHP gain and a lower FC in it, and the rest is in the Head.Hage Distribution Pte LtdBlk 3015 Ubi Road 1 #02-234 (S) 408704 Tel: 8488 6998 Email: info@hage.com.sgAuthorised Dealers:Audioedge Pro Shop Pte Ltd, 170 Yio Chu Kang Road S(545623) Tel: 6763 944248 Toh Guan Road East #01-111 Enterprise Hub S(608586) Tel: 6686 0968GT Auto Sound Trading Pte Ltd, Blk 1069 Eunos Ave 5 #01-175 S(409748) Tel: 6280 6636

Feature CarThe Right FormulaHow do you take something as classy as a Beemer and make it even better? Simple.All you need is a good workshop and great vision.A sleek and elegant interior that speaks volumes. No messy wires here! Muted colours enhances the sporty vibe How low can you go?If you take a quick look on the roads,chances are, you’ll find a nice BMWzipping around. Or make that two. No,make that more. In fact, Singapore’sobsession with continental cars iswell-documented, and it just happensthat BMW have a special spot in mostof our hearts. .It’s not really hard to see why. BMWsare well-built, have great performanceand handling, and are generallyassociated with the posh crowd. Soit’s kind of rare to find a BMW that hasgone through as much work as EricPang’s E60 520. “It’s all about reliabilityreally. The 5-series is probably one ofthe most reliable cars you can find outthere that is classy and comes withsufficient power to boot,” explainsEric. “But there’s really nothing wrongwith having more power and lookingbetter, is there?”And with that approach in mind, Ericset out to create a 5-series to call hisown. It’s pretty obvious that Eric is aguy who knows what he wants, withhim deciding on what modificationshe wanted even before the car wasdelivered. “Actually, all the partswere already waiting in the workshopbefore I even collected my car. That’show I prepared I was,” Eric enlightensus. And for the modifications, Eric hadjust two prerequisites – Outlook andPerformance.This is probably why you’ll find thatthis tastefully done up E60 520sports a full Kerscher bodykit, withlarge Breyton 20-inch rims, originalM5 side-mirrors and boot lip, an ACSchnitzer roof spoiler, as well as aRemus quad-exhaust system, thatgives Eric’s Beemer a much moreaggressive and sporty look. “For me,looks were the most important thing. Iwanted the car to look amazing. Andonly when I was satisfied with how itlooked, did I start to look closely atthe performance aspect.”With an ECU reflash thrown in forgood measure, Eric found that hiscar was now capable of performingever better. That and a host of otherperformance parts added in tothis E60, help make driving all themore fun. “With the tyres, the ‘low’appearance of my BMW, you can tellfrom a glance that this isn’t just anyother 520 on the roads. In fact, I oweit all to the good people at Sin WeeChuan and Espace, and my friendsfor helping me and guiding me alongthe way,” beams Eric. “Everything isperforming up to my expectationsand somehow or another, I don’tknow if it’s just my mind playing tricks,but somehow or rather, it seems thatdriving my 520 now just seems to besimply divine!”Pleased with the way his 520 hasturned out, Eric is already lookingforward on how to tame this beastof his. “You know, with all the powerat my disposal, perhaps its time Istarted looking at big brake kits. Thestock brakes do a fine job, but theydon’t look as nice,” Eric laughinglyexplained.Check out the Breytons!Photographer Clement Tan / www.clemtan.comThe 520 in its natural environment16 FEB 2011Fast Facts: BMW E60 520SpecsKerscher Full Bodykit, M5 Boot Lip, M5Side Mirror, AC Schnitzer Roof SpoilerBreyton 20-inch Rims, Advan Sportstyre 275/30/20, Internal Silver TrimmingsRemus Quad Exhaust System, De-Cat,BMC Air Filter, BC Coilover, SprintBooster, ECU Reflash, Lighten CrankPulley, Port & Polished Throttle Body,Philips HID

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ICE CarModifying your car can be somewhatof a whirlwind adventure for some.Just ask Edmund, the proud ownerof this elegant Honda Fit. What beganfirst as a quest to achieve more powerturned into a brand new adventurefor Edmund, who realized that justimproving the power wasn’t enough.Though the Honda Fit doesn’t have asmuch space as say a sedan or SUV,Edmund was nonetheless attractedto the Fit’s excellent fuel consumptionand the amount of boot and leg spaceeven with a full load. “After I receivedmy car, I went to boost my Fit’sperformance, but after some time, Irealised I was lacking something and Iwasn’t really satisfied. I knew I neededsomething that would prove to bevisually spectacular,” says Edmund.the confidence of the installer led meto commission them to work on mycar. And that’s the end result,” beamsEdmund happily.And the Fit is truly a sight to behold.Featuring customized lighting, a rewrappedupholstery, a boot ice setup, rear centre console, a fully redoneengine bay and sporting tons ofGarson products, and that’s only theinterior. The outward appearance ofthis fit is further enhanced by a DamdInc. bodykit that accentuates thelarge 18” dad dolci rims. Also, plentyof HID. “I especially like the lightingand the centre rear console. In fact,one of the highlights is the quality ofcentre console that just makes a bigdifference to the interior. The ambienceis special,” Edmund explains.The highlight and rightfully so.Check out the bling!So what he did next was to actuallybrowse through a couple of Japanesemotoring magazines for someinspiration on how he could achievehis dream. “The stuff you find onJapanese magazines are reallyamazing. I was so inspired by it that Istarted to paste crystals on my car. Ieven bought a few items from Garsonand Junction products.But even that wasn’t enough toquench Edmund’s voracious appetite.To achieve his dreams, Edmund had tosource around for a reputable installerthat could match his vision with highquality workmanship for it to succeed.“The search wasn’t easy I can tellyou. I searched high and low, and goteither quotations that were way toohigh, or workshops that lacked theconfidence to fulfil my expectations.It all seemed pointless, until I paid avisit to ADK. A reasonable price andAnd lest we forget, Edmund is alsoquick to remind us that with all thecosmetic ‘surgery’ done, he also hadto increase the power to deal with allthe additional weight that came with it.Gone are the throttle body, air intakeand the stock brake pads, makingway for a host of after market parts.After everthing’s been said, Edmundfinds a huge sense of satisfactionknow that going on a ride is anythingbut normal. And this definitely isn’t theend of the line for his beloved Fit.“I’ll probably be trying to do up thestance of my car, maybe add an airsuspension, or even respray the carto pearl pink with pink and whiteupholstery. But most of all, I’d like tohave a fish tank in there someday.It would be perfect for the watersystems I already have in place,"finishes Edmund. Fish. Who’d haveever thought it would be fish.It’s all about details.That’s what you call entertainment!Passengers get all the fun!Fast Facts: HONDA FITPERFORMANCEStainless Steel Air Filter, Stainless Steel,Brake Hose, Performance Brake PadBored throttle body, Pivot stabilizer withgrounding wires, Brake booster, DriftRacing Coilover, Upgraded Brake RotorsEXTERIORFull Damd Inc. Bodykit with customizedfog lamps, Dad Dolci 18” rims, ChromeHandles & Door trimmings, Weldedexhaust tip, Imported rear taillights, DadDloci front & back number plate framesH.I.D 8k headlights, Pink H.I.D FogLamps, Original Dad emblems,Customized side signal lam with Dademblem, Door Handle lights,Undercarriage pink L.E.D lights with 48patterns, Flashing strobe white L.E.DlightsENGINE BAYRecustomised engine bay with hiddenbattery and sprayed white white pinkL.E.D lights.Photographer Clement Tan / www.clemtan.comThe FUll ICEEXPERIENCECompact yet composed, this Honda Fit is proof that all it takes is planning and the creativity to turna normal hatchback into a stunning piece of art that is fit for royalty.26 FEB 2011

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REVIEWS1. Sony DSX-S100Say goodbye to messy wires that hinder movementand make your car look cluttered with the DSX-S100digital media receiver. A digital receiver unlike others,the DSX-S100 features an integrated Tune Tray thatis intelligently designed to securely store your iPodor Walkman MP3 or any other media player neatlywithin the receiver; removing any loose wires. Iteven comes with a built-in reminder alert to ensureyou never leave your device behind,And we haven’t even started on what it can do.Capable of delivering 52 watts of peak powerto all four speakers and DSO and EQ3 stage,the DSX-S100 allows you to adjust the mix for adynamic sound experience.Being satellite radio/HD Radio ready allows it tointegrate seamlessly so that you can receive thebest of both worlds. A 2-line fluorescent LCDdisplay feature displays meta-data like song title,artist and track number on the front, making it easyto read song information.portable audio device to your car’s sound system,giving you endless options should you require.What’s more, with a built-in ZAPPIN functionthat allows you to play 6, 9 or 30-secondclips of your music, you can nowfind the song you want with ease.With all the space saving andnifty functions it possess,the DSX-S100 is onecool media receiverthat does exactlyeverything itsays it can,better. Bestof all, you’llnow havethe spaceto save thecup holderfor your drink.www.sony.com.sgAlso, the front auxiliary with the USB 1-wire inputgives you the flexibility to connect almost anyPUSHINGBOUNDARIESPush the tempo and take your party on the roadwith these aurally powerful systems2. Audison SR SeriesLong considered one of the best names available onthe market, Audison has once again delighted caraudiophiles with its brand new SR series. Built forthe enthusiast who is focused all about quality, theSR series features five products that are all designedand built to the highest standards possible.Possessing a perfect balance of size, versatility,power and sound quality in each of the five models.Firstly, we have the SR1D, a compact mono digitalamplifier that is designed with a fully configurableby-pass crossover and PRE OUT coming from thehi-level speaker inputs, making it the perfect pieceto drive a subwoofer in an OEM factory upgradedsystem.amplifier that’s perfect to drive front speakers,it is well suited to function together with monosubwoofers or Mid-Hi front in multi channel speakersystems.Now we come to the SR4, a four-channel DYNABamplifier, that offers Front/Rear, Front/Sub or as partof a multi-channel system with fully configurable,by-passable crossover sections.And finally the SR5, a DYNAB five-channel singleamplifier system solution where having high powerand versatility counts. Thanks to its extended rangeof the crossover section, this makes the SR5 highlyviable across endless system designs.As for the SR1Dk, you get another powerful monoDigital amplifier that represents the maximumexpandability in terms of power and configurationcapability.In-Phone – 6382 2262What differs is that the SR1Dk comes with an abilityto operate in “cascade” mode that can link manydifferent amplifiers together, making its extremeversatility a premium product worth having.The SR2 comes across as the most powerfulamongst the SR series. Built with a DYNAB stereo28 FEB 2011


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WHEELSSpoilt For ChoiceNo matter what you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone here atChuan Lee Hin Tyres Trading.Pick of the MonthModel: KR206Size: 17 x 7 & 18 x 8 – 5 x 100/114.3Colour options:Matt Black with red trimmingAvailable at JT GlobalModel: KR626Size: 17 x 7 & 18 x 8 – 5 x 100/114.3Colour options:Hyper SilverAvailableat JT GlobalDon’t be mistaken. Chuan Lee HinTyres Trading doesn’t just do tyres.In fact, they’re involved in everythingand anything that is car-related. WhileChuan Lee Hin began life as a businessthat dealt solely in the import andexporting of tyres, a maturing industryand the desire to offer much more to itscustomers is what led them to evolveover the years and become the giantsthey are today.Knowing that today’s customers aremore well-informed and demanding,Chuan Lee Hin has set out to remainviable in this highly competitive marketby moving and improving with thetimes.By providing a one-stop “one-thespot”auto service for a completeline of quality tires, auto services andperformance parts that cater to a widevariety of vehicles that range fromfamily hatchbacks to super cars likePorsches and Ferraris, Chuan LeeHin has managed to retain its pool offaithful customers who swear by theirservice.Being a tyre specialist first andforemost, you can expect a wideselection tyres and wheels that canbe viewed adorned on aspecially designed “wheelwall” that includes big nameslike OZ Racing, Advanti,Rays Engineering, Michelin,Bridgestone, Yokohama,Pirelli, Dunlop and more.And to keep customershappy and to expand theiroperations, Chuan LeeHin’s one-stop centre atBukit Batok underwent anextensive makeover so asto accommodate their evergrowingcustomer baseand to offer even more services andproducts.If tyres are not what you’re lookingfor, you will be delighted to find awide range of competitively pricedpackages such as a 12-point generalcar maintenance package that allowsyou to choose the engine oil you preferfrom a selection. Machine-flushing aswell as replenishment of transmissionfluids and coolants are another featureof Chuan Lee Hin.They even have a speciallyimported foam that helps toflush and clean the coolingcoil of your car, which helps torid all musky smells and evenrestores the cooling efficiencyof your air-conditioner unit.Or if you’re after highperformance suspension,handling and dress-upcomponents, the showroom isalso stocked with top brandslike Tein, Pivot, Defi, Apexi andHKS. Over in the workshop,you’ll find a state-of-the-art, fullycomputerised alignment machine tohelp you diagnose any problems andfaults you might have.And should you have any questions toask, a dedicated team of techniciansare on hand to advise to ensure thatyou can make only the best andmost informed choices before it’sprofessionally installed on your car.Chuan Lee Hin Tyres Trading is locatedat 50 Bukit Batok St 23, MidviewBuilding, #02-01, Singapore 659578.Call 6896 8986 for more information.Model: Enkei RP 05Size: 17 x 8 – 5 x 100/114.3Colour options:SilverAvailable at Chuan Lee HinModel: Enkei RS 05Size: 16 x 7 – 4 x 100Colour options:Black ChromeAvailable at Chuan Lee HinModel: SSW 154Size: 16 x 7 – 4 x 100Colour options:Black ChromeAvailable at Chuan Lee HinFEB 2011 31

Feature CarPint-Sized PowerhouseIt took two years to be ready, but it was well worth the wait. Check out the “Rolls Royce” of the 1-litrecar category that routinely eats up cars bigger than it for a snack, the Nissan March Turbo.Fast Facts: 1996 NissanMarch k11(1.3 Turbo)Engine1.3 Litre DOHC engine (complete),K&N air filter, Fuel regulator, Oil catchtank, Double row Nissan radiator, HKSturbo heat shield, TD04 Turbo, CustomTurbo Kit, SR20 fuel rails and injectors,Custom ignition coils, Nismo Enginemountings, Billion radiator hoseEVO fuel pumpECUVipec , Dyno TunedGearbox1.3 gearbox, Customs double springsclutch cover, 3 point racing clutch,Nismo LSDA nippy little ride that will leave you slack-jawed.Winning and glory were the only thingsJohnny Wong, a Team Yokohamadriver, had in mind as he pulled out allthe big guns and spared no resourcesfor this pint-sized dynamo. While theNissan March might come across asa more sedate, family car than a trackpowerhouse, it was the right fit for thevarious autotests and auto-gymkhanacompetitions Johnny took part in.A relatively uncluttered interior“Making tight turns is pretty crucial,and this Nissan March Turbo has asmall turning radius that is best suitedfor it. Also, even before modification,this baby is agile enough and canperform stunts like reverse flicks andhandbrake turns easily!” explainsJohnny.Get The right mix.brought his little dynamo to the goodfolks at UM2 Performance for theECU tuning (a stand alone VIPECECU), while Jeep Chee took care ofthe mandrel bent exhaust system aswell as other mechanical parts.And it’s at this stage where we’retalking about the mods that Johnnygets all excited. “It actually took mesome time to decide how I wantedthe front bumper and bonnet to lookand work. After much consideration,I decided to add an aftermarket ARCWRX air scoop on the bonnet to venthot air from the engine. We addedtwo small pockets and a mesh grilleto allow for more air for the intercooleras well,” enthuses Johnny.A quick glance in the engine bayreinforces the work that has beendone there. With the engine bayand undercarriage epoxy weldedto strengthen the chassis, a biggerengine was added and secured withNismo mountings. A customised turbokit with an S20 fuel rail and injector, anEvo 8 fuel pump, as well as speciallytuned sparkplugs, were all added tosupport combustion and give it thenecessary power it required.And that’s not all. Besides goingthrough two different LSDs beforeJohnny settled on a Nismo LSD, healso approached GTR to customiseMaking full use of safe.the clutch to increase the grip andsourced a 4-Pot Big Brake Kit aswell. All this, in addition with otheraccessories like the Defi Meters, boostcontrollers, etc all helped to make thisNissan March Turbo into the winningcar it is today. It’s no wonder it tookall of two years before it was deemedready enough for competitions.InteriorRX-R bucket seats, rear seats andupholstery, Nismo speedometer, HondaType R glove boot, Nismo gearknobMomo steering wheel, Cusco fly offbutton on handbrake, S15 handbrakelevel, K&N airfuel monitor, Customedcentre strut bar below rear passengerseat, Rear window strut bar, Roof strutbar, Defi gaugesBrakes4 Pot bbkExteriorNismo roof Spoiler, Nismo rear bumpervalence, ARC bonnet scoop, New JDMheadlight, Honda Fit side skirts, BumperAir vents, Clear Dome signal light, JDMRear number plate coverChassisSuperplastic steel weld engine bay andunder carriage, UnderbraceSuspensionAdvance coil overExhaust systemMandrel bend exhaust system, JDMsports mufflerNow that’s what you called modded.With the ideal car selected, Johnnyspared no expense and went tothe best people in the business toget everything done. Wanting theoutlook of his Nissan March Turbo tobe tastefully done, with power andhandling the main priority, JohnnyAP Racing to the stopping power!And competitions is what Johnnythrives for. The proud winner of “Thefastest 2-wheel drive’ Turbo category,Johnny goes on to explain that theonly way to experience the mods is tobe in the car yourself. It’s lightweight,has the power to beat bigger cars,and the handling is top notch, whatwith all the suspension changes andbraces we added,” says Johnny.If you’re wondering what Johnny isBucket seats to keep you in place.going to be doing next, you’ll be infor a pleasant surprise. “This Nissanmarch really has it all. I’m actuallyputting it for sale and am eager to seewho the next lucky owner will be,”adds Johnny with a wink.32 FEB 2011

SHOPA Passion ForPerformanceFrom working out of their ‘mobile’ office when they first started, to thespacious showroom they now enjoy, McWell Ventures has always been aboutdelivering the best products to keep customers satisfied.You might find it hard to believe thata giant like McWell Ventures oncestarted out as little more than a minordistributor of performance parts,peddling their wares out of the back oftheir 9-year old van in car park spacesalong Paya Lebar back in 2000. Butwhat drove McWell to succeed, wheremost might have just given up, is thehard work, desire and passion to makewhat they believe in work for them.And success has certainly arrived ina big way for McWell, in the form ofan 11,000sq ft facility which housestheir own state of the art alignmentand roller dynamometer machinelocated in Paya Ubi. Since theyfirst moved into Paya Ubi in 2001,McWell has continuously strove tocarry only the newest and mostinnovative products that are usuallyan industry first amongst their aisles.McWell’s strength has always been38 FEB 2011in the department of accessories,lightings, body kits, servicing andmaintenance, and most importantly,bolt-on performance. With such awide range of products sharing walland shelf space, McWell imports 90%of the goods directly from the factoriesand have become the stockistsfor most of the products sold.Apart from the plethora of goodsavailable, perhaps McWell’s most wellknown strength has been its boltonstreet performance. With yearsof studying the market and a widenetwork for sourcing, customersenjoy an impressive product rangethat includes high quality urethanebody kits, lightings that are all costeffective. Backed up with a dedicatedteam of sales and service staff thatare trained to help and advice,you’ll certainly be in safe hands.While others might be content with thealready amazing achievements McWellhas garnered over the years, McWellaren’t just ready to sit back and takeit easy. Instead, they’re planning tomaintain their market leader status byincreasing their burgeoning showroom,to include parts for continental carslike Volkswagen, Audi, BMW andMercedes. Also, with the track dueto be ready, McWell has started tokeep a close eye on the progress,which means that we can expecteven bigger things to come in time.McWell Ventures Pte Ltd is locatedat 51 Ubi Ave 1, #01-05/06,Paya Ubi Industrial Park,Singapore 408933.Call 6844 4640 or 9838 7743 formore information or visithttp://www.mcwellventures.comOperation hours:10.30am – 7.30pm (Mon – Sat)11am – 6pm (Sun)

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SHOPunder One RoofDedicated to give customers only their undivided attention, it’s not surprising thatSung Beng Auto Pte Ltd has enjoyed tremendous growth over the years.With more than 40 years of experiencein the automobile industry, SungBeng Auto Pte Ltd has grown into anestablished and recognisedbrand that is renowned for itsservices and quality all locatedunder one roof.Set up in 1969, Sung BengAuto Pte Ltd, or Sung BengAuto Trading Co as it wasknown then, was located atSims Avenue, specialising inthe automobile servicing trade.And since then, Sung Benghas undergone a processof revitalising and upgradingof the various products andservices it offers.With the opening of aworkshop back in 2009,located at Circuit Road, Sung BengAuto Pte Ltd has grown into a morecomplete outfit, a welcoming sign tothe ever growing list of customers.With over 8,000 square feet of spacein two units and ample parking to befound nearby, customers can visitSung Beng to truly enjoy a one-stopshop of automobile services.And just what are these services40 FEB 2011you say. Well, apart from the usualcar accessories, tyres and rims,servicing, amongst others, SungBeng has long been known for itsperformance upgrades & ECU tuning,aesthetics enhancements and in-carentertainmentinstallations too. Butthat’s not all. You can even expectmiscellaneous services like 24hrstowing, accident claims, engine/gearbox, overhaul/repair, computerdiagnostic scan, spray painting, airconservices, grooming and even carsales & rentals all at Sung Beng!But perhaps the most heartening bitis that Sung Beng’s successor, MrFrankie Tan, is continuing to lead anddrive the family businessSung Beng Auto Pte Ltdwith the same desireand dedication that hisfather, Mr Tan San Beng,once did. Inspired by hisfather’s aspirations, MrFrankie Tan has beenawarded 2011 SuccessfulEntrepreneur this yearand striving to maintainthat only the highestquality products and thequality of services beingrendered are top-notch,so that customers willenjoy a truly unforgettableexperience at Sung Beng.Sung Beng Auto Pte Ltd hasconsolidated previous branchesinto 1 complete stop AutomotiveServices Centre with a dedicatedteam of qualified & experiencedmechanics & administration whichis now conveniently located besideMacPherson MRT, exit PIE PayaLebar, No: 342 Circuit Road, SweeHong Building, Singapore 379494.Call 9272 4879 for more information.

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REVIEWS1. Aero MeshUp Close2. Xenarc 6000KRenowned for their outstandingprecision, reliability in operationsand impressive ruggedness, theOsram Xenarc 6000K Xenon H7conversion kit is one product thatdefinitely lives up to its top billing.What makes the Xenarc differentfrom conventional halogen lampsis the technology behind it. Xenarcuses a light arc between twoAnxen – 6795 2737electrodes in a microenvironmentof xenon gas and metal halidesalts hermetically sealed in a tinyquartz capsule. And the result isyou achieve 100% more light thanhalogen lamps and a 300% increasein greater luminous efficiacy. Witha brighter output, drivers can stayfocused longer and react quickerto any obstacles or dangers.Designed to fit into most modernday air-filter boxes, the Aero Meshcomes in two sizes and sportsa soft and flexible construction,allowing it to be easily extendedto suit most vehicles. The mostinteresting thing about the AeroMesh is what it actually does.For those who aren’t familiarwith Scalar energy, this energy isabundant in the once thought tobe empty spaces of your engine.What the Aero Mesh does is that itcaptures and transports this ScalarEnergy via the air intake manifoldto the combustion chamber. Whathappens then is that this freeenergy source will then changethe behaviour or your engine bymaking it run smoother, quieterand become more responsive.LHN Trading – 9001 10863. Spring StiffenerLike in life, when you begin to losethat spring in your step, you knowsomething is wrong. And if you’relooking to give your beloved rideback the ‘spring’ it seems to belacking, then you might want tocheck outo these stiffeners. Whatit does is relatively simple. Thespring stiffeners help to restorespring tension and add on tothe lifespan of your sagging coilsprings. It also helps to protectMotec – 6265 3558your shock absorbers, makingyour ride a more comfortable oneby reducing the amount of noiseand vibration from your suspensioncomponents. With the ‘spring’back in your vehicle, you can nowenjoy the enhanced drivability aswell as improved stopping powerit brings. What’s more, its easy toinstall and suitable for all differentmakes of vehicles.4. Titanium ExhaustWhen it comes to choosing anexhaust to complement the poweryour ride has, you’ll never go wrongwith REMUS. Backed by over 20years of R&D development, theREMUS Titanium 2 is one piece oftechnology that is built to send allother exhausts screaming in fear.Shot-blasted to create surfacecompaction for an exclusiveChuan Lee Hin – 6862 6818appearance and an increasedperformance, the REMUS Titanium2 is not only lightweight, it alsoapplies the newest technologiesto offer race exhaust systems foryour car. And lest we forget, thesound that comes blaring out ofthe exhaust is one that speaksvolumes about the quality of theWolf head logo it sports.42 FEB 2011

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CAR CLUBThe 7 th GenerationWith weekly meetings happening consistently for the past 6 years,2011 proves to be a significant milestone for all members of theHonda Civic ES Group.Text & Pictures Courtesy of Honda Civic ES GroupThings never remain the same forlong, especially in a car club. Memberscome and go as they made friends,changed their rides, and moved onto other car groups. Regardless, ourmeetings will always continue. Newblood replaced those who moved on.The ‘alumni’ would occasionally join into chat, or bump as their new groupshappen to meet at the same venue asthe ES group.We usually meet in small groups,rarely more than 10 cars at a time,which allows for intensel engagingdiscussions and sharing sessions.The Honda 7th Generation incarnationof the Civic, more fondly referred toas the ES, endured the test of timeand performance disadvantage overits vastly more powerful brothers. Themembers come from all walks of life,from businessmen to professionals tomanagers, technicians, government,and military sectors, with only the lovefor of cars linking everyone up.And so the misconception that Hondais a ‘beng’ mobile is quite untrue thesedays. With a very active cyber forumat SHC-forum.com where membersand guests share views, ideas, gooddeals, jokes, information, and justabout anything else related to Hondacars. The forum has even attractedforeign participation from literally theother side of the planet – in Trinidad,Tobago where one member’s ES wasexported to!Besides meet ups to chat aboutthe performance and handlingimprovements, sharing stories on theroad, you’ll even find a sub-group inthe ES owners’ group who rely on thehumble ES to take on the race track.Lots more experience sharing and realhandling and performance experiencethus fuelled the meetups.Regular photo shoots and road tripsup North to join with the MalaysianES owner groups ensued. Theexchange resulted in an expanded‘brotherhood’ of ES owners who findit fun, entertaining, and engaging tobe chatting with each other with acommon love for a particular modelHonda. Many members made it‘bachelor’s night out’ during meetupsbecause conversation centred onthe car, its maintenance, aestheticsand performance enhancements.Members also shared experienceswith various workshops and partssuppliers.The ES Groups in Malaysia andSingapore organises joint Annualmega meetups annually during theJune holiday period. Families andfriends who have participated arealways left amazed that the ES hassuch a large following, especially upNorth, where people do not changecars every 3 years on average.46 FEB 2011

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BABEArt Direction Emily Ng • Photographer Clement Tan / www.clemtan.com • Stylist Shan F.E • Make Up & Hair Angel Gwee Qian Hui • Cover Girl Mirander Wang50 FEB 2011All aboutArts & CraftIf our February babe looks familiar to you,chances are you’ve seen her on the telly orat a local theatre production. REV brings youcloser to rising starlet, Miranda Wang, whohas her heart set on perfecting her craft andjoining the ranks of celebrity stardom.Skirt / Pauline.Ning • Grey Chiffon Top / Studio Tangs• Accessories / Island ShopHey Miranda, thank you for yourtime, its our pleasure to have youhere today. How has life been foryou so far?Thanks! It’s my pleasure too. Well, mylife has been pretty good so far. I’mreally enjoying what I do right now,meeting new people and working onexciting new projects. It’s actually adream come true to do what I love andenjoy all the time!Tell us more about your latestwork and how you developed yourpassion in acting.My most recent role was guest role in“Secrets For Sale”, a Channel U megadrama that is set to premiere on 14March at 10pm. In it, I play the role ofa model named ‘Cat’ and I played itagainst Christopher Lee! Christopher,by the way, plays the role of a frivolousphotographer. So be sure to catch it!I discovered my love for music andperforming at a very young age actually.I used to sing in a choir and playedmany musical instruments like thepiano, guitar and drums. But somehow,I just knew that my passion reallylay in acting. The idea of becoming adifferent person every time I get a scriptis fantastic for me. Acting allows me toportray that feeling, and make that verycharacter come alive and become real!What’s the difference betweenacting in a television productionand on stage?Well, its more of a connection withthe audience when you’re performingin a live play. You slowly build up thatconnection as you go through the fullarc of the play. As for television, I enjoythe technical aspects and the variouscamera angles and shots that make itwork. With that said, you should neverlimit yourself to just one medium.You have had plenty of experience inthe theatre. Are you enthralled by thelive, raw, emotions on stage?It’s the thrill really. You can’t get thatacting in front of a camera. Its all aboutbeing able to interact with the audience.It’s definitely more stressful, but I mustsay it’s a nice kind of stress. Like gettingan adrenalin rush.Can you share with us what yourplans are for the near future?Right now, I’m really enjoying thechance to get to do what I love. I’llcontinue to do my best and hopefully,get the chance to be involved in muchmore television productions, plays andwho know, even film one day!Last but not least, could you sharewith us a few words of advice thathave proved invaluable to you overthe years?It’ll be my pleasure. ‘Life’s a journey,not a destination. Doing your best atthis very moment puts you in the bestplace for the next moment.’ It’s workedfor me so far, so I wish all the readersthe best too!

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