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Xavier Melendez

Xavier Melendez

Owner: Xavier Melendez
Location: Clermont, FL., USA
Vehicle: 1985 Toyota Corolla (AE86)
Car Club: Team X Performance
Horsepower: 303
Website: Facebook

Xavier Meledez was a certified mechanic when he got this 1985 Toyota Corolla AE86. 10 years ago, he originally bought this car for his wife but they now share the responsibility of making the AE86 drift and show ready. His wife decided on a custom orange color and white wheels. We can't help but think of an orange creamsicle popsicle when looking at the car. At their first show together, they received an amazing response. This encouraged Xavier and his wife to buy more product to install and show-off at the upcoming shows. This, however, was a lengthy project because finances were focused on their family rather than the AE86. A few companies sponsored the build but it just wasn't enough. So, Xavier joined the National Guard and invested his well-earned money into the AE86

Photos By: www.deepvison.net

4AGZE 16V Turbo with 20lbs
Cylinder head work by Paradise Racing
Modified OEM intake manifold
Custom turbo manifold by El Gato Performance
Short block by Extreme Motor Works
Engine compression 9.1:0
Wiseco pistons and Eagle H rods
T3-T4 turbo 50mm wastegate
Techno Toy Tuning cam gears
Megasquirt PNP Gen 2 management system
A'PEXi N1 muffler


17x7 205/40/17 (front)
1788 215/45/17 (rear)

Megan Racing rear links
Megan Racing tenstion rods
Megan Racing coilver damper
Techno Toy tuning front lower control arms

Custom orange paint
VIS Trueno Drift body kit
Vinyl graphics
TRD rear spoiler

Custom orange and white upholstery
5-point racing harness

JVC touch screen
(1) 13" Hypnoic subwoofer
Custom fiberglass enclosure

Extreme Motor Works
Extreme Body Shop
Albert Graphics
Signs by Lance



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