Lab Work
Written and Photographed by: Dario Serino

When it comes to formulas, they seem to always stay the same. E will always equal MC2, but with cars there seems to be no constant. When it comes to building a car one has to create their own formula with mathematics in order to get things to work.
I’ve known James know for several years, and can honestly say he’s become one of my good friends in the car community. We both share the love for anything German, Italian, and as bad as it sounds we both have a slight soft spot for newer American cars. We always find ourselves lost in conversations for hours over beers and burgers, losing our minds in the daydreams of what we would buy and build if we ever made it big time.
Our passion for the cars themselves is only beaten for our love of the people we meet through them. Cars are meant to bring us together not tear us apart. James opened The Wheel Lab to help the community get the absolute best prices on parts we crave. Nothing seems to put a bigger smile on James’ face than giving back to the community, whether it is with his knowledge or simply saving customers money.
It’s honestly sad that our community has become a complicated web of hate, jealousy and drama. A hobby that is supposed to promote friendship and lending a helping hand is sadly tearing us apart. As a community we need to all take steps back and remember why we do what we do. We all share a passion and love for anything with four wheels.
2011 Audi S4

Exterior:

  • Ibis White

Interior:

  • Black Napa Leather
  • Navigation

Performance:

  • APR Stage II w/ Pulley Upgrade
  • CTS Intake
  • AWE Touring Exhaust w/ 102mm Tips
  • Sport Diff and DSG
  • Stoptech Slotted Rotors
  • Hawk HPS Pads
Wheels:

  • Work Meister S1 3-Piece
  • 19×10 et31
  • 245/35r19 Hankook v12
  • 14mm stud conversion w/blue extended tuner lugs

 

Suspension:

  • Air Lift Performance Front & Rear Struts
  • Autopilot V2
  • Dual 444 Black Compressors