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Micro VIP: John Norman’s Toyota Corolla


It’s not often that you see a literal grocery getter that takes everything you thought you knew about parking hard and throwing it out the window. John Norman’s bagged 2008 Toyota Corolla is doing exactly that. Moving to Buckeye, Arizona from Hacienda, California nearly 6 years ago, John had no plans to modify his Corolla as he works as a sales representative for Pepsi and used his car to do quite a bit of traveling.  Once he started hanging around people who bagged their rides, he knew everything he had planned to do would be tossed out the window. Everyone has their own reasons for switching over to air ride, however setting the ride height on his daily driven car is what made John slap on a set of front Universal Air UAS bags over K-Sport coilovers up front and UAS bags next to Tokico struts out back.Of course getting a custom bag over coil setup to work properly wasn’t an easy task. There was a lot of planning and re-thinking involved in getting this once jacked up hauler on the ground starting with the dual 3 gallon tanks mated to two ViAir 480c compressors controlled by four valves hooked up to a 1/4″ manual paddles. The flair doesn’t end with the bags as the exterior of the car is where the drooling really begins. One of a kind Gialla front lip and side skirts (only set in the U.S.) and a rear Corolla S lip add a couple extra inches of drop to this already low ride. Did you guys notice that those aren’t regular sized fenders? I hope so because they are pulled and stretched to fit those bad ass 18×8.5″ front and 18×10″ rear Work Euroline SL wheels. Adding that little touch of VIP to an already classy ride is the fitment of each hardcore cambered corner. It ain’t easy being different in 2012, but one thing’s for sure, as long as you’ve got as much dedication and focus to detail as John Norman you’re going to go places.JBig thanks to John for the pictures and info, and to everyone that has helped him into his journey. Special shoutouts to Team Aftermath,   Hawaiianxbzee Inc, FB Customs, us at AirSociety and everyone that has supported the build of this amazing car.

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