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Wesley Aldrich: 2012 Scion tC

When Wesley Aldrich originally picked up his 2012 Scion tC, codenamed “Susan”, his intentions were to keep things simple with tinted windows and suspension. We all know how that goes, right? After watching the annoying Zues commercials for the car in 2011, he knew he had to have one. He was finally able to follow through and purchase the vehicle in 2014, and things escalated quickly from there.

It wasn’t long before Aldrich was purchasing one part after another, moving the build further forward with each aftermarket addition. Soon, he was committed to the build. “The intention throughout this entire build was to build a show car the way I wanted,” writes Aldrich. “. I have never had the desire to try and make the tC fast as it was slow to begin with and the investment in performance just did not make sense to me.”

Aldrich had a little bit of build experience with previous vehicles like a Ford F-150 and a BMW 330ci, but nothing from back then prepared him for the direction he would go in with the tC. Building a show car requires the use of trusted and reputable brands, and that’s exactly what he went with when outfitting the car with modifications. “NIA was a clear choice for the ground effects on the build and once they came on board as a sponsor it was a no brainer,” he says. “They have shown great support for my build and the Scion community as a whole.”

The trunk setup is Aldrich’s favorite part of the Scion build because of it’s unique design and layout. JL Audio takes car of audio needs thanks to Ocala Car Audio, and dual VIAIR compressors sit underneath the air tank on either side of the JL Audio W7 10-inch subwoofer. “I have never seen another vehicle go about the setup the same way mine ended up coming together,” he tells us. Well done, Wesley!

Owner: Wesley Aldrich
Location: Ocala, FL
Vehicle: 2012 Scion tC
Horsepower: 180 whp
Club: NvUS

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Wesley Aldrich
Instagram: @rs7.wes

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by Equipped Photography, Perfect Lifestyle Images, Tilty Photography, SJMedia, 

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
TRD cold air intake

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EXHAUST:
Dezod Development red header
TRD axle back

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WHEELS & TIRES:
ISS Forged FM10R Bandit wheels - 19x10 +12 (f), 19x11 (r)
Federal 595 tires - 225/35/19 (f), 235/35/19 (r)

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
TRD front strut bar
D2 racing air bags and struts
Airlift Performance 3p management

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BRAKES:
R1 Concepts drilled and slotted rotors
Dezod Development stainless steel brake lines

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EXTERIOR:
NIA Auto Design full lip kit
Quik Latch custom bumper fasteners
Seibon VSII-style carbon fiber hood
Seibon carbon fiber hatch
2013 RS8.0 rear lip w/ center exit
Carbon fiber (B-pillars, mirror caps, roof spoiler)
Racing Solution carbon fiber duckbill
NIA eyelids

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LIGHTING:
Custom built headlights - blacked out with dual halos and demon eyes

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INTERIOR:
Color matched interior trim
Avenue Performance steering wheel
NRG short hub
NRG carbon fiber quick release
Yellow Crown Royal shift boot
Custom diamond plate floor mats

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
JL Audio 10-inch W7 sub
JL Audio 750/1 amp

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Simply Clean 8
Clean Culture soflo showdown
Hot Import Nights Tampa
Best Scion- Import Faceoff Gainesville
Toyotafest Florida
Tuner Evolution Daytona - 2nd Best Scion
Clean Culture: FL Showcase - Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE Winner

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Bagging my car was my favorite modification because it's made the car much more comfortable to drive compared to my old coils while also being able to park as low as possible."

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FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Braum seats and harnesses
Interior recolor

SPONSORS:
Ocala Car Audio
NIA Auto Design

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Ocala Car Audio
NIA Auto Design
Malahini Customs
Advanced Tire Service
The Wheel and Tire Guy

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