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The Associated Press LeBron James F430 Spider

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  2. fc2

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    The didn't say what modifications were made to fit LeBron in that car. It didn't look stretched like the Gallardo done for Shaq.

    He's a big guy...

    Frank
     
  3. horsmanp

    horsmanp Formula Junior

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    Almost like they cut into the back wall to make it fit...
     
  4. m3forlife

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    yup exactly what they did
     
  5. Francesco_Baracca

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    Unique is taking over...good for them.
     
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  7. fc2

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    The guys are Unique do some DEEP modifications. I love catching their show when I can... sometimes a little too much drama (ala Orange County Chopper), but in the end at the reveal, it's worth it.
     
  8. F1dreamer

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    It still seemed like his knees were up to the paddles, I knew that he was tall but not that tall!
     
  9. TheMayor

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    #8 TheMayor, May 5, 2009
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    I like mine better. It fits my 5'7" frame perfectly... just the way "Enzo" envisioned it.
     
  10. V40RaCeR

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    Anyone see the headrest? I thought the Lebron logo instead of the prancing horse was the sickest mod they did.
     
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  12. thecheddar

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    Ehhhhh, I don't know if I'd be letting Unique do that if were LeBron! I've seen that show and their work, and they aren't engineers, at all. That place is more like a high-end stereo installation shop that mounts rims. I don't mean to dis them but if there's structural integrity at play (as there certainly is in the firewall), I'd take it anywhere but them.
     
  13. TheMayor

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    When you say "sick", you mean as in "tasteless", right?
     
  14. F1dreamer

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    What ^ (he) said......
     
  15. fc2

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    +1

    Early in the AM and in zero-gravity, I'm a towering 5' 8"... so I fit perfectly.
     
  16. silk32

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    i duno if i'd ever let Unique touch any of my cars. there was a post awhile back how they botched a job on some other NBA players suv.
     
  17. ryalex

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    Note where the headrest is: at the base of his neck. Why didn't he do the thinner sport seats?

    Edit: pitbull?? :rolleyes:
     
  18. Vuongnguyen05

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    I've seen their work first hand and here are my conclusions

    Appearance: looks really good at first sight, the stitching and sewing are good but not great, fit and finish of sound system is also good.

    Quality of work: Where do I begin on this one. The wiring job is absolutely horrendous with wires and cables all over the place. They use a crap load of plexi that weighs a ton, their bodywork is absolutely garbage and many of the interior pieces are spray painted with no primer. My friend also had them modify the seat to fit him (he's a big dude at 6'9 315lbs) and they simply cut into the floor and welded the seat back on. Total crap in terms of craftsmanship and the biggest rip off for this type of work.

    I guess he is so used to having ignorant rappers and athletes who don't even think twice about money pay whatever he charges, that he forgets what real quality work is. Stay away if you want quality work to be done on your car as this place does not do any.
     
  19. WyattH

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  20. Billdemart

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    If you are referring to the dog in the video, I don't think it's a Pit Bull. Way too tall.
     
  21. The Ape

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    It's not a Pitbull.....It looks like a Neopolitan Mastiff to me.
     
  22. scott40

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  23. TeamF1Jr

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    No, he was driving the F430 when he picked up his MVP award a few days ago. Here in Cleveland, we naturally had tons of local tv coverage and part of that was when he arrived at the press conference. He was shown in the gray/red combo F430 with the same rims shown in that video, so he still has it.
     
  24. scott40

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    Thought so. My parents live near him and said he recently took a ride back to St V/St M and his old neighborhood in that car.
     
  25. vancoops456

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    the car in dupont had blk inserts. his does not.
     
  26. Unique is nothing more then a stereo install shop that knows how to stitch a few pieces of fabric and spray paint some trim pieces. They ruined that car - not that anyone who brings their cars to such shops can tell. Instantly upon first site you can tell that the leather on the headrest is darker then the seats due to the custom logo/number. You can also tell that the rear prancing horse emblem was replaced by some stupid King James/Jersey # logo or some other garbage. The rear fire wall was cut into essentially making the car worthless.

    All these custom chop shops are essentially targeting only rappers and athletes. I don't think anybody else except those two groups of people bring their cars there.
     
  27. JustAl

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    I believe it's a Cane Corso. Like the Ferrari, it's also Italian.
     

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