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If you read our third issue of the OMGDrift Magazine, you saw our article on the emerging clothing brand, Left Coast Apparel. We hung out with Left Coast Posse a couple times and got a lot of great content that didn’t all make its way into the magazine. Due to this, we wanted to do an extended article featuring the Posse, so read on to see more mod lists and pictures with these fun Long Beach locals!

Check out the magazine article here!

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Jack Hazan – 1972 Datsun 510
Instagram: @Booosttt

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Car Specs:
Engine:
– 1992 ka24de
– Arias pistons
– Eagle rods
– Brian Crower v2 cams
– Clevite main and rod bearings
– ARP main, rod, and head studs/bolts
– Cometic head gasket
– PortFlow ported head
– Cometic head gasket
– Ferrea Inconel exhaust valves
– Supertech stainless intake valves
– Supertech titanium retainers
– Supertech dual valve springsh
– Brian Crower valve guides
-Custom turbo manifold
– Tial mvr waste gate
– Tial q50 BOV
– Hx35 7 blade compressor
– Custom stainless downpipe exhaust
– Stock intake manifold
– KA-T.org -6 fuel rail
– Aeromotive FPR
– Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump
– Rear mounted c5 corvette Z06 radiator
– Moroso electric water pump

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Drive line:
– Comp clutch twin plate with flywheel
– Custom drive shaft
– KA 5 speed with z32 dog box in the works
– Long nose r200 with Nismo gt LSD

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Suspension/ brakes:
– S13 front subframe/knuckle swap engine moved rear 1 inch past firewall
– Megan Racing track s14 front coilovers
– Wilwood forged superlite 4r calipers ready to be mounted
– Wilwood spec 37 11.75” rotors
– Ground control rear coilovers
– S13 rear brakes
– Wilwood reverse mount pedal assembly
– Dunlop direzza Z1 digityres 195/60/14

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Interior:
– Kirkey intermediate 10deg driver seat
– Old school Recaro passenger seat
– Simpson 5 pt harness

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Electronics:
– AEM series 2 ems
– ID1000’s/ bosch 1015cc injectors
– S13 retrofitted fuse/relay box
– Modified s13 engine harness
– Aem wide band
– Sunpro tach
– Autometer fuel pressure and water temp gauge
– BMW pre lci xenon projectors currently 1 mounted

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Jake Herman – 1990 240SX
Instagram: @Jay_Kerman
Build Thread

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Car Specs:
Drivetrain/mechanical:
– 00’ F body 5.7 LS1 stock rebuild
– T56 Trans
– LS7 clutch/flywheel
– LS6 intake manifold
– LS7 lifters
– LS6 valley cover
– ARP rod bolts
– Comp magnum pushrods
– Comp dual valve springs
– Comp trunion upgrade
– Comp retainers/locators
– Canton s13/LSX oil pan
– Hooker long tube headers
– Melling high pressure oil pump
– True roller adjustable timing chain/sprocket
– Corvette fuel filter
– Sikky power steering pressure conversion line
– Turn One power steering restrictor
– Custom Oil filter relocation
– Custom driveshaft
– Custom fuel lines
– Wilwood 0.75 clutch master/braided line/remote bleeder
– Homemade engine/trans solid mounts
– Custom intake with K&N filter
– Custom 3” exhaust
– Blitz exhaust canister
– Tune by Pocono Joe
– Mishimoto KA radiator
– Mishimoto KA Dual E fans
– KAAZ 2 way LSD
– Tubbed/stitched engine bay
– Battery in trunk
– Energy polyurethane sway bar/ P/S bushings
– Exterior
– Kouki tail lights
– RPS13 center garnish
– Power 326 wing
– Mixed unknown kit
– Homemade wide front fenders
– 50mm rear over fenders
– Origin roof wing
– Brakes/wheels
– Z32 N/A calipers all around
– Z32 e brake
– Z32 rear 5 lug hubs
– Ichiba front 5 lug hubs
– Modded 25mm front lower control arms boxed/notched
– Megan coilovers
– Megan RUCA
– Adjustable front tension rods
– 265/40/18 rear, 245/40/18 front
– Tein inner tie rods
– TF-Works outer tie rods
– Interior – AEM wideband, AEM boost gauge, stack oil pressure gauge

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Tyler Bangma – 1994 MKIV Supra
Instagram: @TylerBangma

Car Specs:
– JIC Magic coilovers
– TRD front and rear sway bars
– Cusco rear strut bar
– Trd front strut bar
– Megan Racing rear toe and Megan traction rods
– Megan Racing camber arms
– Xxr 521 old school wheels with 245-40-18 front 295-35-18 rear
– Complete 98 conversion
– 2002 front end
– Electronics aem v2 ems
– Precision 1000cc injectors
– Twin walbro 400lph fuel pumps
– S arias 9-1 pistons eagle rods
– Acl race bearings
– Titan billet mains
– Brian Crower full valve springs and retainers
– BC 264 cams and adjustable cam gears
– Turbonetics 6665 ceramic ball bearing turbo
– Xspower manifold
– Tial 46mm wastegate
– Hks blow off valve
– Full hks super drager exhaust
– Rps carbon carbon clutch
– Mishimoto 4 core intercooler
– Mishimoto 3 core radiator
– Earls oil cooler and sandwich plate
– 98 steering wheel
– 98 passenger airbag
– Trd 10k tack
– 98 front headlight & taillight
– 2002 supra side markers
– 98 turn signals
– Wings west front lip
– 98 front bumper with splitter

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Devyn Rosman – 1994 Mustang (not pictured)
Instagram: @Sketchy_D_79

Caitlin Ting: What drew you to cars and drifting?
Devyn Rosman: I always enjoyed individual activities growing up and cars are the ultimate expression of this. Simply put, if I had no friends I would still have fun building and driving my cars. Drifting is just the ultimate expression of this; every time the car loses traction, nothing else matters. It’s all about controlling the chaos of that specific moment, and that’s a total kick in the pants and I live for it.

CT: Who were/are your biggest influences in drifting?
DR: Personally, I really look up to drivers like Taka Aono and Danny George, because you have the general consensus that their cars are not competitive, but those two chose to ignore the status quo and do something actually different. Style wise, however, I am heavily influenced by Chelsea Denofa for his “wreckers or checkers” driving and Masato Kawabata for being so incredibly smooth behind the wheel.

CT: What build is currently in the works?
DR: I am currently building a 1994 Mustang… yes, a Mustang. The car will soon sport a Mike Goddard angle kit and some custom rear suspension to make the solid axle work. My goals are to have about 300 HP by way of aluminum heads and higher compression. The plan is to build a drivetrain built for 600 HP so that I won’t have to worry. Operating at that power level is half of what the car could potentially take. The car sports Koni adjustable struts with a coilover conversion in the front and a custom spring setup in the rear. Mustangs are not normally thought of as drift cars, but this chassis has been proven by several drivers such as Robert Pascua, who runs Golden Gate ProAm, Doug Van Den Brink, who is currently building a Formula Drift Pro 2 monster, and Dan Pina, who used to run a Foxbody Mustang in Formula Drift back in the day.

Car Specs:
– 24lb cobra injectors
– Trick flow track heat upper and lower intake
– Jba 1 5/8th headers
– 75mm throttlebody and maf
– Koni shocks and struts
– Bbk lower rear control arms
– Bullit wheels 17×8.5 front 17×10 rear
– Exedy mach 350 clutch
– Steeda tri-ax shifter
– Fluidyne 3 row rad with twin electric fans

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Chris Ulloa – GS300 (not pictured)
“The movie The Fast and the Furious first drew me into the car scene, but my biggest influence was my dad. He always told me that I could only get better by trying it and doing it myself. I liked being able to see what I could create and build myself.”

Car Specs:
– na 2jzge
– w58 5speed transmission swap
– full wire engine bay wire tuck
– STD coilovers rebuilt and revalved by Feal suspension on 24k fronts and 18k rears
– 5zigen FN01rc 17×8 fronts and 17×10 rear.
– 10″ sub from kicker in a ported enclosure with a 1100 watt amp

Future Plans:
– 1jz and r154 soarer trans swap done by summer
– Estimated to make 550/600hp on the streets
– Soon to have one off fully adjustable custom built arms and spindles to allow full suspension adjustability and never compromise suspension geometry

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Formula DRIFT kicked off their Thursday Night DRIFT open practice sessions at Irwindale Speedway this last Thursday, March 12! The open practice sessions offer tons of seat time for drivers at the legendary track for only $75, while spectators pay just $10 for admission. For more information, be sure to check out this post on Formula DRIFT’s website!

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Winter is leaving early here in Oregon. Actually, it seems to have never knocked on our door in the first place. I and my cameras would’ve expected to be drenched by the waterworks in the sky, and by the rooster tails spewing out from the backs of many cars that can’t drive in a straight line at Pat’s Acres.

I was wrong.

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Over the years literally hundreds of people have approached us to a podcast.We’ve always toyed with the idea, but, we could literally never pull the trigger. Why? Crippling social anxiety! No, we are not joking. One of our biggest fears is speaking so it ONLY MADE PERFECT SENSE TO PUT OUT A PODCAST. However, when John Jimison approaches you with an idea like this you don’t just pass it up. You jump at the offer, you record one episode that the next morning is immediately out of date, then, head to Long Beach to record the next episode which is actually the first episode as far as you guys are concerned! So what can you expect on upcoming episodes? Drivers, media, brands, and random people we like. We will be on iTunes in the next couple days but we wanted to put the first episode up before it’s irrelevant! I also just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that we’re just having fun with it, so don’t take it too seriously. Just listen! So sit back and enjoy! ALSO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE WE SAY BAD WORDS SO DON’T PLAY IT FOR YOUR GRANDMOTHER UNLESS SHE’S A BIT SALTY.

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JustDrift kicked off their 2015 season this last weekend with open drift sessions on Saturday and Sunday at Willow Springs Raceway! Unfortunately, we couldn’t be out there on Saturday, but we went to the track on Sunday. Sunday had less than desirable weather conditions (while Saturday apparently had beautiful weather #notbitter), so I apologize for the smaller gallery!

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Motorcycles. They may be missing a couple wheels against their 4 wheeled relatives, but I have never seen such a diverse and appreciative culture come together, like this year’s The One Motorcycle Show in Portland, Oregon.

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Vegas Drift kicked off their 2015 season in Phoenix this past Valentine’s Day weekend! What’s the most romantic thing you can do on Valentine’s Day? COMPETE, WATCH, SHOOT, AND JUDGE DRIFTING OBVIOUSLY. So that’s just what we did; with Drew as a guest judge and Caitlin and Tabrese as shooters. It was one romantic day we would not soon forget. If you missed anything, before to check out the livestream recording here!

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DRIFT BUFFET IS BACK! Seriously, thank God. It’s about time grassroot events were 100% wacky fun. If you weren’t driving, you really missed out on an incredible weekend.

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So first of all, I apologise for being a coupe of weeks late with this post, I was hoping to get it up sooner, but I have had personal matters to attend to, but in the end, I am here, and I have a photo dump for you all!

Sadly, other personal matters meant I couldn’t attend the second day of immense heat and tire burning awesomeness, but I feel like I covered a good amount of action from the first day to create a generous post for you, the fans. I have included some of my favourite shots from the weekend, each with a little tale behind them, as of course it is good to have some context to go with content, unless you are here for photos, in which I have no problem with, but you get the picture, pun intended.

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Now if there were one team I could spend the rest of my photography life shooting, it’d be the infamous team of C’s Garage. These cars are anything and everything I look for in a well built car. Attention to detail, Vibrant schemes and authenticity. I am a complete sucker for a car built with genuine parts. It supports the culture in my opinion. I’d much rather follow the roots, and this is exactly what these guys do best.

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I mean seriously, how god damn sexy does this thing look??

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So this is probably where a few of you will lose interest. This R34 skyline piloted by Curt Whittaker used to be powered by a Toyota 2JZ-GTE, but was recently replaced by a meaty (insert sideways drag racing line here) Ford V8. Sure, I might be one for genuine cars and authenticity, but I’m a fan of V8 swaps. Hate me.

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The battles were on top form this round, with close battles not only in respective pro am and pro classes, but even between classes. Friends and Foes alike.

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One man that never fails to impress, is Smokin’ Joe Kukutai.  Once the darkhorse of the Pro-Am drivers, Kukutai fits in nicely with both the Pro class competition and the crowd too, and it comes as no surprise with such a striking livery.

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It was great to see Australian driver Michael Prosenik joining the ranks here across the ditch once again, with the supercharged LS1 purring loudly as tires had met their maker in each corner.

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Team battles, anyone?

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Both drivers of Team DMNZ (Team Drift Motorpsort New Zealand) were putting the pressure on the rest, with Jodie Verhulst getting to grips well with her newly repowered LS Supra but with a GT86 front, whilst Drew Donovan was showing the locals what Tauranga is made of in the LS2 powered S15 silvia.

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Other local drivers, Aden Omnet and Cole Armstrong, were also putting on a show for the home crowd.

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In saying that, not all made it out of the concrete jungle in one piece.

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To close off the article, I thought I’d just add a few photos without captions, to be fair most are here only for the photos of the event, so I’ll put my words in to the few other articles and builds im covering in the next few months, stay tuned OMGfamily, much more to come.

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- Maarken Edwards