2012 SCION tC


Scion tC2

The 2012 Scion tC is Andrew Juarez’s first build. In­tend­ing to keep the tC stock un­til find­ing the per­fect pro­ject, Juarez be­gan sim­ply enough by bolt­ing on rims and in­stalling a body kit. That is, un­til he found him­self work­ing to­ward a new vi­sion: “To turn this or­di­nary car into a one-of-a-kind mas­ter­piece.”

Juarez re­calls his first show at Toy­otafest 2014 where he met Kelvin Pham, Randal Trice and their two beau­ti­ful Scion tCs. It’s these two, cou­pled with Team El­e­vate, that push him to pur­sue his vi­sion and ac­com­plish his goals.

Of course, be­ing his first build, the tC did present its own chal­lenges. One that stands out in Juarez’s head is the first time he pur­chased a set of Tenzo Type M wheels. At the be­gin­ning of in­stal­la­tion, Juarez quickly re­al­ized that not only was the fit­ment wrong, but it wasn’t as flush as he ex­pected. Not know­ing much about sizes and off­sets at the time, he thought spac­ers would do the trick but re­al­ized quite quickly those just weren’t go­ing to cut it. A lit­tle re­search here and a lit­tle sav­ing there, Juarez fi­nally found the per­fect fit with some WORK Emo­tion XD9s.

Ask Juarez to di­rect you to his fa­vorite as­pect of the build and he’ll im­me­di­ately point at the glossy Tif­fany blue wrap. “The best part,” he says, “is cruis­ing down the free­way and watch­ing ev­ery­one break­ing necks, ad­mir­ing [the] build.”

Three years later, the fun has just be­gun with a lot more ideas com­ing to fruition. Although he says the car couldn’t have be­come what it is to­day with­out the help of a se­lect few.

Juarez wants to give a shout-out to his brother Har­vey Juarez, friend Gio­vanny Ayala, his girl­friend Jo­ce­lyn Mon­tene­gro and his Team El­e­vate fam­ily for “be­ing there for me from the start.”

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