Your typical person’s first thought after seeing a car sitting less than an inch off the ground is “Impractical!” This post is for the misinformed and oblivious people sitting behind their desktops, and arguing on other forums about how stupid it is to purchase a sports car and lower it to the point where the only good thing you get out of it is looking good, parked. Having an impractical car for the sake of looking good may not be right thing to many people, the low clearance and limited suspension movement obviously makes the cars worthless when it comes to “performance”, or does it? Well, next time you run into that closed minded person, please link them to this page.
Please allow us to introduce you to Edafe’s Nissan 350Z. This Nissan has been circling the internet for the past year or so, rolling on several different wheel and suspensions setups, but this is where it sits now. Daily driven all throughout Texas, Edafe’s Z is a perfect example of a aggressively fitted car that is capable of functioning better then majority of your Z’s out there. Edafe drove well over 350 miles to this event, just like many other events and meets he goes to throughout Texas. The car’s presence is breath taking and admiring to many of us who are in this scene. To those who are either new to it, or completely against it, you’re probably asking yourself how it’s even possible to drive this thing around!
Daily Driven Setup:
Weds Kranze Bazreia F18×10-8 R18×12-8
Tires: F225/40 and R275/35
Weds Kranze Bazreia F18×10-8 w/225/40
Imperial 18×12.5-10 on 275/35 and/or a 18×11-2 on a 255/35
Aggressive Fitment is certainly not for everyone so before getting too excited about it take a minute and think carefully if it’s something you really want to get into. We’ve always thought of it as an acquired taste, something that you won’t just see and jump on the very first time, but with substantial exposure you too will want in. When Edafe is not on the track you can see him daily driving on a nice set of Weds Kranze Bazreia’s, but when it’s time to play, he mounts on his Imperial’s!
Combining aggressive Form & Function is starting to look easy now, isn’t it? This particular day Edafe was running his Weds up front that are 18×10(-8) on 225/40 tires & Imperials in the rear that are 18×11(-2) on 255/35 tires! Yes, that’s quite a stretch, especially if he is going to do what it looks like. Still doubting us, aren’t you? You won’t know were this goes unless you read rest of this post.
There you have it. Perfect example of a aggressively fitted vehicle that is capable of doing just about everything that a car with a wheel gap so huge that you can stick your whole foot in can do! Big shout out to Edafe and all the Texas guys who are doing it right, from all of us at Stance:Nation and a big thanks to Sy Pham for capturing such wonderful photos of this awesome machine.
We hope that all you guys who have a serious issue with what we do to our own cars are educated enough, and that next time you decide to disrespect others about their rides you don’t forget that we are all different and that at the end of the day we all love our cars no matter what they look like or what their purpose is. Remember, we follow the Form > Function lifestyle, but we respect those with function as their main priority.