Article and Photography by:
 Bryan Fross
 Model: Camille Winans

   For many people involved in the customizing scene, their interest comes from seeing custom vehicles in magazines and out on the road. This sparks something inside of them to want to own something cool and custom. For others, the passion comes from a much deeper place inside them. David and Elva Garcia own this 2006 Infiniti QX56 and their passion to build it was fueled when David had an unfortunate accident involving a drunk driver that resulted in him losing both of his legs. At the time, he was working for a tow company and was on a call when a drunk driver slammed into the back of the car that he was servicing. He was pinned in between the vehicle and his tow truck. After a long journey to get his mobility back using a wheel chair and several operations, David is living a life he is honestly lucky to still have.

   David's Infiniti needed a solid suspension under it to dampen the rough roads of Southern California but he also wanted adjustability. He took it to fabricator Brian Doyen for a full air bag install. Brian got straight to it by adding Slam Specialties airbags, GC Valves with 1/2-inch air line, two 5-gallon air tanks, three ViAir compressors, and AVS switchbox, and Dakota Digital air ride gauges. After the Infinity was laying much closer to the pavement, a set of 24-inch Hipnotic 360 Wheels with painted inserts were bolted up to the hubs after being wrapped in 255/30/24 Toyo Proxes tires.

   The clean body of his QX56 luxury Sport Utility needed no additions to look nice on the outside but that didn't stop him from making it unlike any other Infinity out there. The factory black paint was repainted by Alfredo from Fix Auto after the door handles were removed and smoothed out. Then the real fire green was airbrushed on by Patrick Guyton. It includes skulls throughout the painted fire. The grille was updated with an insert from T-Rex Billet Grilles as well as the windows being tinted and the taillights getting smoked to finish off the exterior modifications.

   On the inside, David's ride again is like no other of it's body style. Not only because of the wrapped interior and impressive Powerbass audio system, but more because it has been modified so that David can drive it using a hand grip for throttle and braking. Allowing him the freedom to drive like anyone else. The seats were modified with black suede inserts by Hugo’s Upholstery as well as the crew at Hugo's adding suede door inseerts, headliner, and pillars. The audio system, dash panels and doors were also smoothed and painted by Alfredo and Patrick to match the exterior. Jon Nyberg of NCR Designs and Fabrication in Huntington Beach, California performed the audio install that consisted of a lot of fiberglass work and days of wiring. The rear box that holds most of the system is completely custom along with the custom door panels and motorized amplifier rack. The Powerbass system includes six 2XL-12D 12-inch subwoofers, two 2XL-60C 6.5-inch component sets, two 2XL-6502 coaxials in the rear, three ASA-1000.1 D mono-block amplifiers, one ASA-400.2 2-channel amplifier, and one ASA-400.4 4-channel amplifier. The video system consists of four ACT 7-inch headrest monitors, one 12-inch flip-down monitor, and one 17-inch monitor in the rear. This is all powered by four Kinetik batteries to keep the juice flowing to the system. To boost up the horsepower a little, David's Infiniti was the recipient of a Gibson Exhaust and a CGS Performance Intake.

   David could not have made this possible without his sponsors, Kinetik, Powerbass, Hipnotic Wheels, Toyo Tires, ACT Mobile Video, Gibson Exhaust, CGS Motorsports, and Slam Specialties. He would like to give a special thanks to his family, Jon Nyberg, Brian Doyen, Jay Kent, Patrick Guyton, Hugo’s Upholstery, and Alfredo.