Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The K.I.S.S. Method: Keep It Simple Stupid


Today we bring you Franjo Ivandic's 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit. He picked up this beauty brand new with 9 miles on it. Frankie used to be into mini trucks and you can see influences from that on his bagged Rabbit. From day one, he knew he wanted to modify his car. He wanted to make it low, simple and clean.


This is one of the reasons he picked up a Rabbit instead of a GTI. The Rabbit is more simple and less aggressive than a GTI. The exterior is subtle with a few modifications such as the Euro 5 bar grill, OEM GTI headlights, OEM Euro tail lights, pin-striping in the door sills and engine bay, and painted rear bumper. The 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine is kept simple with just an ABD intake and a Magnaflow catback exhaust.


The only thing aggressive about the car is its stance. It sits low and wide on a staggered set of Budnik Switchblades measuring 17x8.5 +6 and 17x9.5 +13 with 205 40 tires.He's able to pull that lip-to-fender fitment that we all love thanks to air suspension.


Frankie's favorite part of the car is "how low and simple" the car is. He also loves the lines of the car and digs how simple it is. He doesn't like his broken subframe and all the other troubles of the low life. Future modifications include shaved antenna, door, front bumper, and a beige interior to name a few. When we asked Frankie to summarize his car in one phrase he said "K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid."


This feature actually happened randomly as we were shooting Josh's MKVI. Josh said a buddy with a bagged Rabbit was coming to hang out and we ended up snapping a few pictures. It was great we got a chance to shoot their cars and hang out.


Franjo also brought out his Useless plaque to show his group some love. We actually never seen one and it was a nice touch to his car. Whether he's out at a local car meet or hanging out with other Useless members, we know he will keep his car clean, simple and low.

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