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Modified rides at the LA Auto Show (photos)

Car Tech takes a look at some cool rides at the LA Auto Show.

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When you think modified rides, Scion is usually one of the first brands that springs to mind.
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We've seen the Kogi xD before at the 2009 SEMA show with its built-in grille, refrigerator, and working sink. Talk about meals on wheels!
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The Five Axis DJ xB is also a familiar face in Scion's booth, featuring an array of music-centric modifications that make it a rolling party.
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What we initially thought was a lit dance floor is actually a DJ platform, complete with Pioneer turntables and mixers.
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Over at Suzuki's booth, the new Kizashi was getting some much needed tuner love. This Rockford-Fosgate-branded model features the expected array of high-power audio equipment.
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The RoadRace Platinum edition Kizashi takes a slightly different approach to modding.
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This model features upgraded suspension and drivetrain components for better speed and performance.
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Putting the platinum in Platinum edition is this metallic silver paint that is continued in the cabin on these racing bucket seats.
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A short throw shifter with a custom knob and an alcantara dashboard add a bit of style to this performance-oriented sedan.
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Tucked in the back of Mazda's booth was this racing Mazda3 sedan. A stripped interior and full roll cage are the monikers of a serious racing machine.
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However, Mazda's focus at the LA Auto Show was on the smaller Mazda2. The automaker brought a number of examples of the compact, including this performance concept.
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H&R springs, uprated wheels and tires, and an array of Mazdaspeed accessories hint at the tuning potential of the small Mazda2 chassis.
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Ford demonstrated the customization options available for the new Fiesta with this red example. Rally stripes and wheels by Works are small changes that make a huge difference in the Fiesta's appearance.
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Also on hand was this Fiesta Rallycross, which is piloted in an assortment of off-road events--including the X-Games and at Pike's Peak.
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Inside the Fiesta Rallycross is all business with a complete roll cage and carbon fiber panels blocking off the holes where the cabin tech used to reside. There'll be no Syncing this ride.
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Yokohama had this Porsche GT racer on display to promote its new green performance tires.
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This race prepped 911 GT3 was built by Porsche Design and displayed in the back of Porsche's own booth.
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Mitsubishi's shark-like Lancer Evolution was on prominent display at the Japanese automaker's booth.
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Meanwhile down in the exotics hall, SMS Supercars had a pair of SMS 570 Challengers. One of which (the 570X) makes 700 horsepower through the addition of an SMS supercharger.
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Acura displayed its continued pride in and commitment to its American LeMans Series efforts with the Acura XM no.26 ALMS car.

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