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Val Arias: 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4

It all started at a local Go Auto dealership for Val Arias. He was looking for something cheap and with a manual transmission. "I wanted to learn how to drive manual," mentions Arias. Initially, a Hyundai Tiburon caught his eye online, but unfortunately it was in British Columbia. His friend that was selling him (the) cars decided to show him a beautiful red Caliber SRT4. "I was never into domestics, 4 doors, nor hatchbacks," states Arias, "but that manual transmission, that beautiful red paint, and that turbo and horsepower really sold me!"

Fast forward a few months, Arias was driving around a mall parking lot, when suddenly a man approached him and asked if he wanted to join the Alberta CSRT4 Club. "That's what introduced me to the car scene. Now I run my own club with a bunch of awesome people."





Modifications came naturally for Arias, "I never really knew why, but i just started doing it." All modifications were mostly done by himself and with the help of my friends. "A shop scammed me before," mentions Arias, "so I knew that I was better off doing it myself."

Currently, Arias is studying automotive mechanics and learning more ways to upgrade his Caliber SRT4.

Owner: Val Arias
Location: Edmonton, AB
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4
Horsepower: 320 (estimated)
Club: Barkada Car Club

SOCIAL

Facebook: /valdo02
Instagram: @miztercorny_02

Photography by Val Arias, @spokephotos, @pacific_rides, @heylodhin.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • AGP 4-inch intake
  • K&N filter

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EXHAUST

  • Modernperformance.com 3.5-inch catless downpipe
  • Single exit muffler

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • DiabloSport inTune
  • Prosport performance AFR gauge
  • N2MB 2-step with no-lift shifting
  • eBay OBD2 scanner combined with custom fab tablet monitor

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Varrstoen ES2 wheels
  • Michelen Pilot Sport tires

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • BC Racing Extreme Drop coilovers

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EXTERIOR

  • Digital camo wrapped roof

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LIGHTING

  • CCFL halo headlights with retrofit demon eyes
  • HID
  • eBay front grill LED lights

INTERIOR

  • Custom-wrapped suade door panels
  • Custom-made tablet mount

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • Custom tablet
  • Custom Bluetooth with NFC
  • Rockford Fosgate 12-inch subwoofers (2)
  • Rockford Fosgate amplifier

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

  • Front grill lights with the demon eyes

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Carbonetics carbon fiber hood
  • Engine and drivetrain swap

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SPONSORS

  • VM Designs

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Cowan Graphics
  • Light Speed Innovations

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