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Benjamin Jepson: 2004 Mazda RX-8

Benjamin Jepson picked up his 2004 Mazda RX-8 while he was stationed in Hawaii, and when he got out of his service he decided he would keep modifying the car back at home in California. Since owning the car he has been tweaking the car's looks and performance to suit his own style.

Owner: Benjamin Jepson
Location: Sacramento, CA
Vehicle: 2004 Mazda RX-8
Horsepower: 200 whp
Club: Sovereign FItment Society

SOCIAL
Facebook: Ben Jepson
Instagram: @tr_gunnr

Photography by Holden.Media, Roceanti Photography, Foreign.Media, AGILE.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Mishimoto radiator
  • Mishimoto shroud and fans
  • LS coils pack
  • A/C delete
  • Underdrive pulleys
  • K&N short ram intake

EXHAUST

  • Obx-r headers to axle
  • Loykefab custom axle back to trident tip exit one off

DRIVETRAIN

  • ACT light weight flywheel
  • Exedy stage 1 clutch

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Work LS 406 wheels - 19x10 -55 (f), 19x12 -31 (r)
  • Toyo Proxes tires

BRAKES

  • StopTech drilled/slotted rotors
  • StopTech pads

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Full Autoexe brace kit
  • Full Megan rear links
  • Differential brace
  • Custom upper control arms
  • Airlift 3P
  • Air Dynamiks Air struts

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EXTERIOR

  • Tailored Auto Styling (camo vinyl wrap) Satin black & white Matte grey
  • JDM R-magic Front bumper
  • JDM Abflug Rear bumper and Sideskirts
  • Seibon carbon fiber hood and trunk
  • Mazdatrix carbon fiber rear doors
  • Carbon fiber wrap roof
  • BattleAero 74-inch carbonfiber rear chassis wing
  • Ganador mirrors
  • Floating Rear license plate
  • Windshield tinted 20% all other windows 5%

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LIGHTING

  • Painted OEM headlights
  • Creed 22-inch light bar

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INTERIOR

  • Braum Venom series racing seats with 4 point harness w/ black and red leather double diamond stiching
  • Matching floor mats
  • Autopower bolt-in half cage
  • Grip royal quick disconnect steering wheel
  • OEM color painted trim pieces
  • Wearelikewise Big Pappa and chrome Finger bang shifter

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • JVC double-DIN deck
  • Full Rockford Frostgate system
  • Speakers and tweeters
  • T1000 And P500 amps
  • T1 12-inch subwoofer

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"I would have to say is my air ride, my wheels, and my exhaust."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Motor swap
  • Color change
  • Widebody

SPONSORS

  • Braum Racing
  • Tailored Auto Styling

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS

  • Best Fitment - Stancewars Los Angeles 2018
  • Best Fitment - Stancewars Seattle 2018
  • 2nd place Mazda - Raceworz 2018
  • 1st place Mazda - Raceworz 2017
  • Best Exhaust Competition - Raceworz 2017
  • Best JDM - Stance-Con 2018
  • Best 1st Gen Rx8 - Rotorcon 2018
  • Best Exhaust Competition - Rotorcon 2018
  • Best 1st Gen Rx8 - Rotorcon 2017
  • Hottest Mazda - HIN SANJOSE 2016

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