Friday, July 2, 2010

a girls guide to stance

stance (verb) - to adjust a car's camber, ride height, and spacing, so that the sidewall of the tire sits as flush as possible with the fender/quarter panel. a common trend and style impersonated on drift and show cars alike, originating from the older japanese domestic market.

perfect stance is like... the perfect outfit. you buy a gorgeous dress, expensive heels and get your hair done.. it all goes together just right and the result is that you feel pretty! with stance, you buy things for your car instead, like rims, tires and suspension. if you get these right, you get stance right - and you look AWESOME!

as you can see, if you don't have good stance, you are definitley lame.

stance dictionary:

offset - how far your wheels stick in/out. depending on the width of your wheels, you'll need the right offset to get your wheels sitting flush with your guards

suspension - lowers your car but also stops the tyres from rubbing against your guards. the right suspension should be stiff enought to prevent this

guard/fender rolling - pressing or rolling the insides of your fenders or guards (those big round things on your car that sit around the outside of the wheels) so that it makes it easier for your tyres to cuddle up against them

camber - the angle of your wheels. this can be useful for tucking the wheels in under your guards for a better fit

spacers - metal disks that sit between your wheel and the hub to make your wheels stick out further

once you fully understand stance, all of a sudden you start to notice it - everywhere. as i drive along the motorway each day, i find thoughts floating through my head such as "urgh - that offset is horrible, what a waste!" and "all he needs is some spacers on the back- then he'd have it!"

another benefit, you get to appreciate stance for what it is. check these out:

guys, send the link to your girlfriends...


  1. you saved me like years of explaining


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