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2013 Scion Tuner Challenge 2nd Place – the Scion L-DZ Concept by Walter Franco (Press Release)

Scion L-DZ Concept by Walter Franco

As an Art Center College Design graduate, Walter Franco has a high level of design expertise when it comes to automotive styling. Currently, Walter is building his Transportation Lifestyle brand NAMSAYIN; a brad that encompasses public transportation, bicycle and tuner culture. Walter’s vision for this year 2013 Scion Tuner Challenge is of a luxury/VIP theme. With the emerging VIP scene growing in Seattle, Washington, Walter felt that it was appropriate to build a VIP styled Scion that can appear to the high end luxury market. He strives for a show worthy and fully functional performance vehicle to compete at many levels of competition.


  • NOS Sneeky Pete System (75 shot), 10oz. bottles (4)
  • ASP Stainless Header, Polished Stainless Intake System w/angled nitrous bung, Nitrous Bottle Rack, Polished Radiator Overflow Tank, Dry Carbon transmission shroud, Black braided hoses & Aluminum Fittings, Rewiring & tucking, polished 4-D LDZ Exhaust Tip, Exhaust Piping
  • TRD Stainless Muffler
  • Odyssey Compact Battery
  • HPS Silicone Hoses
  • TRD Oilfiller Cap
  • Wise Concepts Hydrographics Carbon Radiator Shroud, Carbon Fuse Cover, Polished AC Lines
  • Password JDM Carbon Valve Cover Shroud, Gold 6mm & 8mm Metric Cup Washer Kit


  • Front: Avante Garde F410 Concave Wheels 20”x10”, Brushed Silver Faces with 24k Gold Hardware, Password JDM Gold Lug Nuts, Polished Lip, Blox Wheel Studds, H&R 20mm Wheel Spacers, Nitto NT555 225/35ZR20 90W
  • Rear: Avante Garde 410 Concave Wheels 20”x11.5”, Brushed Silver Faces with 24k Gold Hardware, Password JDM Gold Lug Nuts, Polished Lip, Blox Wheel Studs, H&R 20mm Wheel Spacers, Nitto NT555 255/35ZR20 97W
  • Suspension: Air zenith coilover style air strut, Air zenith rar coilover type shocks with double convoluted air spring on custom Air zenith mounts, Air zenith OBD compressor, Air zenith Small
  • Profile Polished stainless air tank, Manual valve control.
  • Brakes: TRD Big Brake Kit, 4-Piston Caliper Air Plane Grade Black Paint 340x25mm, One-piece AeroRotor, Street Performance Brake Pads, DOT-Compliant Stainless Steel Brake Lines, High Temperature Black painted Rear Calipers.


  • Designed by Walter Franco/Fabricated by DTM Autobody
  • BSF Par White Paint
  • DTM Autobody custom metal fender flares 2” each corner, custom front bumper cover, custom rear bumper cover with center exhaust outlet, custom front diffuser, custom side diffusers, shaved antenna, custom rear deck wing (3 piece)
  • Grillcraft sports Grilles
  • Smoked side view mirror lenses
  • Five Axis front Spats (one off) and side skirts
  • Impressive Wrap chrome wrap details
  • Night Star LEDs


  • Leather & Alcantara work done by Torres Upholstery
  • Diamond Leather/Black perforated Alcantara with graphite stitching front and ear seats
  • Diamond Leather/graphite stitched floor mats
  • Black Alcantara headliner, perforated Sun Visors, stereo trim perforated and leather wrapped steering wheel, A pillar covers, Glove box, perforated center console arm rest, perforated door panel inserts, Air Bag, rear trunk panels
  • Woodgrain & Brushed/Chrome Metal work done by Wise Concepts Hydrographics
  • Black Symphony Woodgrain Dash, center console (matching wood grain), door panels, window control panels, dome light cover, rear passenger arm rests, steering column cover
  • Brushed Aluminum Gauge Cluster Cans and Needle Mounts, dash trim, stereo trim, door pulls, door panel trim, gear shift plate, steer wheel trim, passenger vent trim, center console cup holders, climate control panel, Nitrous/Mirror Control Panel
  • Chrome inner vent trim, Gauge Cluster Can Trim, gear shift plate bezel
  • Namsayin Short Shifter
  • Takata Drift II Bolt Harness (2)
  • Blox Racing Spherical 24k Gold Shift Knob


  • Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS DVD/RDS/AV Receiver Radio AV RDS CON DVD Head Unit
  • HERTZ Energy ESK 163L.5 Three way System 375W (2)
  • EV 165L.5 (6.5in) door woofer
  • ET 26.5 (1in) Neodymium Tweeters
  • EMV 100.5 (4in) mid-woofer
  • CX 300.5 Crossovers
  • HERTZ Energy HCP 4D Four Channel D-Class Amp w/crossover 1160w (2)
  • HERTZ Energy HCP 1D Mono D-Class Amp w/crossover 1400w (10)
  • HERTZ Energy ECX 165.5 2 way Coaxial Rear Speakers (2)
  • CoNection Audio wires
  • AUDISON Bit Ten Signal Interface Processor
  • Dynamat Driver Side/Passenger Side Doors, quarter panels, rear passenger floor, Rear trunk
  • JT M.3/4” MDF subwoofer box enclosure (31.5”x8”x16.5”)
  • Sonny De Vera Audio RTA Tuning (Rear Time Analyzer), Driver staging frequency presets, Passenger staging frequency presets

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