I just ran across this article (3/9/17) about a (former?) forum member car being featured. I think a lot of you will remember it, the owner went through a couple different set of wheels in a short period of time. Anyway, it's nice to see an American car being featured in an import heavy genre.
StanceWars Group ? Fitment is Key ? Jared Morgan ? Stancewars
Whats it like to be Jared Morgan and pave the way with a Pontiac Solstice
Photos by JW Photos - Words by Mike Tolliver and Jared Morgan
I was wondering though our StanceWars Facebook group and I saw this amazing ride, so I asked Jared to pop me a few pics, after being impressed I asked for more info, so enjoy and #Bedifferent
My name is Jared Morgan. You can find me on Instagram at @Jared
_r_morgan. I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana and I represent @Hyperlowmafia and @Sovereign_fitment. I drive a 2008 Pontiac Solstice on LB Forged wheels
Jared Why this car? I wanted something out of the box…something that no matter what I did to it, I would be endeavoring into uncharted territory. For me, It’s fun to make something that will have all who view it second guess their own views like, “Damn….I hate (inset car make and model here), but that one is SICK!!!” hahaha.
Jared , How many cars have you built? This will be my second car that I’ve built. My previous one was equally uncommon in the stance/import scene, but it wasn’t as fun for me to drive. It was a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu that gained a lot of attention. However, I could only drive an automatic economy sedan for so long before I got totally bored.
What was the hardest to do on this car? The hardest thing was dialing the fitment. It’s not like I could just hop on a forum and steal specs. The majority of Solstice owners are older fellas who own the cars strictly to take their wives out on the weekends for tea at the country club and stuff. I juggled through a few wheel sets getting it all squared away.
What do people NOT notice on this car? That’s a hard thing to say honestly. The car is an attention grabber by nature, but if there’s one thing that the majority of people don’t realize it’s that there is HUGE aftermarket support for this platform. Lots of performance as well as aesthetic mods out there to work with. The possibilities truly are endless. There are hardtops that turn the cars into station wagons, there are V8 swap kits, forced induction kits…you name it. It’s pretty rad! I’m definitely not finished with this car.
If you did this again what WOULD YOU NOT do? Knowing what I know now? I wouldn’t waste a second settling for wheels that aren’t perfect. If you know your specs, go custom forged. I tell everyone that. Get the wheel you want. Get the finish you want. Get the specs you want. Don’t settle, because you only spend a hell of a lot more in the end. What I would do to get some of that money back…..haha!
What do you think of people copying you? Faltering or hate it. Honestly, nobody has tried. Haha! I like it that way.
Jared – Who inspired you to do this? My taste has been influenced by many aspects of car culture. You’ll notice my “culture is a beautiful thing” stickers on my front fenders. This is an ode to the fact that I have an appreciation for all custom cars granted they are built with care and built right. I grew up on American classics, but I found fascination in imports/stance as I grew older. Hence why you’ll notice my car is a fusion of styles all in one little package.
What is your dream car? Well…Dream car assumes no budget. So let me go full dreamer mode here and say my dream car is that baby blue Liberty Walk 458 with the dark blue Forgi’s on it. That thing drives me absolutely nuts. *insert heart eyes emoji*
LB Forged LB-152 in 24k Gold finish w/ polished lips.
Front 20×10 +25 w/ 225/35 Toyo Proxes
Rear 20×11 +30 w/ 245/35 Toyo Proxes