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Pasmag (USA) - - BOOSTED & SWAPPED -

Af­ter com­plet­ing col­lege in the Philip­pines and mov­ing to the United States, Mark ac­quired his sec­ond car, but it wasn’t time for his dream car just yet.

“I had to set­tle for a fourth gen Eclipse to get me around un­til I could se­cure a bet­ter ca­reer”, he says. “Eight months later, af­ter land­ing a de­cent pay­ing job, I re­ceived a call from my lo­cal deal­er­ship say­ing that they were in­ter­ested in my Eclipse.”

Mak­ing the trip to that deal­er­ship would be a de­ci­sion that changed Mark’s life.

“As soon as I got there, a cer­tain blue, win­g­less Evo X caught my eye,” he re­calls. “I never re­ally paid at­ten­tion to the new gen­er­a­tion un­til I saw one in per­son. My sights changed and I knew I had to get the Evo X. There was just some­thing about the new body style that gave it that mod­ern and ag­gres­sive look.”

Un­for­tu­nately, the blue Evo X that caught Mark’s at­ten­tion in a heart­beat was al­ready spo­ken for, but the deal­er­ship no­ti­fied him that an­other one was in stock at a deal­er­ship two hours away, and that he could drive it off the lot as early as New Year’s Eve. Like any en­thu­si­ast with their eye on some­thing, wait­ing any longer than re­quired just wasn’t an op­tion. First thing on New Year’s Eve morn­ing, Mark made the pil­grim­age to see what would be­come his new car.

Hav­ing had mi­nor mod­i­fi­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence with his pre­vi­ous cars af­ter giv­ing them the usual in­take, head­ers and ex­haust treat­ment, it was only a mat­ter of time (and money) be­fore he com­mit­ted to trans­form­ing his new Evo. Hav­ing gained some sup­port from shops near to his Mary­land res­i­dence, Moore Au­to­mo­tive and Zury Fab­ri­ca­tions, the trans­for­ma­tion be­gan to take shape. “At first,

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