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    Latest Offering from the Public Works Division

    Putting in my time on Vortex over the years, I have become overly familiarized with the endless battle that is ride height supremacy. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you drive, everyone claims they are the lowest. The time has come to put up or shut up.

    The mad scientists in the 8380 Public Works Division have worked tirelessly to come up with a universal system to determine who is talking the talk, and who is walking the walk. The Ride Height Lie Detector will settle these disputes without a hint of bias, all for a very minimal fee. Consider it a public service.

    Here’s how it works: Hold the Lie Detector in front of any of the three spots on the ride height golden triangle and document your findings. It can be your car, a friend’s car, an enemy’s car, whatever. Send your photos to info@8380labs.com and we will choose the best/most creative submission. The winner will get to choose 2 t-shirts of their choice from the shop, free of charge.

    First deadline will be April 15th.
    We will determine the winner and notify them the next day. If this goes well, we will continue the contest throughout the Spring and Summer with periodic winners.

    Title your email submissions “8380 Ride Height Lie Detection”.

    Click here to purchase the Public Works Division Ride Height Lie Detector.

    No, We Will Not Come to Your Sweet 16 Party

    But yes, 8380 is indeed now on Facebook. I really had no idea how it worked until I got a crash course from my girlfriend. After accidentally sending out invitations to a large group of people I may or may not have come into some contact with in the last 4 years who are not already on Facebook, I think I’ve got a handle on it now, so the unwanted advances should hopefully subside post-haste.

    Anyway, I figured it would be another good way to keep people in the loop with what we’re up to, plus it’s hot in the streets right now.

    Told you we were bustin’ down the 21st century’s front door.

    Here’s the 8380 Facebook Group, since everyone wants even more access to our amazing world, and minute to minute updates on things like small lowered cars with wheels too wide for the tires.

    Tell your friends and relatives, and enjoy!

    -Ethan

    Friday Video Clip

    To celebrate another week down the drain, here’s a dope E30 M3 vid. I don’t normally care much about autocrossing, but this is pretty impressive.

    Now take what you learned from this video and try to emulate it in your Dodge Neon in the parking lot at work. Just kidding don’t.

    There’s also some new product coming in next week, with a little twist. I’ll post up all the details once we’ve got it in stock and ready to go. Until then, have a good weekend, people!

    -Ethan

    Golden Goal!

    If you don’t know what the Golden Goal is, or you’ve never seen this before, I’m sorry. Watch it now.

    If you haven’t had enough yet, and you like the History Channel as much as I do, here’s another one. What this scene needs is more translated documentary-style exposes on dope Mk3s.

    Whoever writes the best book report and sends it to info@8380labs.com will get a free decal or something. Please title your submissions “The reasons I have thus far fallen short of the Golden Goal.”

    -Ethan

    PreOrders and Tires

    I just put up the PreOrder for the new E30 design, as seen in the blog from a few days ago. It’s now in the Shop and ready to go. Three colors to choose from, both tees and hoodies…you have ‘til March 3rd to get your orders in, so get to it!

    Also, this site is a treasure trove of dope tires. There’s some pretty smokin’ deals to be had if you know what you’re doin’ and like tires in hard to find sizes. (Insert plug for Vortex tire sizes and offsets thread). Here’s a small sampling of some stuff MK2 and Mk3 people may find useful:


    195/40/16 Dunlops


    195/40/17 Nankangs

    -Ethan