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Al & Eds Autosound in West Hollywood, CA is the first to totally customize a Ferrari 458

I am proud to announce that immediately after the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia’s starting getting delivered to VIP customer we were the first to completely customize one. The car arrived in early October with less than two weeks till the SEMA Show in Las Vegas where the car would make it debut. Here is what Al & Eds Autosound did to make this already beautiful car an the first AE Edition Ferrari 458 Italia.

As always were get out inspiration from the car itself and this beauty was no exception. Starting with a black and yellow theme it was clear to us for the first moment that we need to stick with that color palate and use as much yellow carbon fiber as possible.

Exterior Upgrades:

Starting with the exterior we installed matte black with a yellow outline Scuderia style stripes. The front, side, and rear reflectors plus the tail lights received a black out smoke treatment. The front wing inserts in the bumper and rear diffuser were wrapped in 3M gloss carbon fiber material giving it an authentic carbon fiber look while protecting those areas from getting rock chips. Since the owner of this car likes to drive it as much as possible we wanted to protect the car from getting road rash from rocks chips. We installed clear bra protective film on the front bumper, full hood, fenders, rockers and wheel arches. The exhaust tip was painted matte black using special high temperature paint giving a more aggressive appearance instead of the factory chrome look. Even though the car has a front lifting system sometimes you forget to use it. We installed front skid plates under the bumper that protect it from scrapping or cracking when entering low slopping driveways.

Wheel & Tires:

While the factory uses a 20" front and rear tire/wheel set up thanks to our friends at Giovanna Wheels we put 21" front and 22" rear GFG 3-piece Italia wheels. These wheels were designed and inspired from the factory upgraded 20" wheel. There is no doubt that these new wheels finished with a matte black center, yellow inner flange, black bolts and a gloss black outer lip make this car look amazing. Pirelli P-Zero Nero 255/30/21 front and 315/25/22 rear size tires were used. This 21" x 9.5" front and 22" x 11.5" rear set up works perfectly with the cars factory diameter specs. The customer and I both felt that the car sits too high off the ground so we lowered it by .5" to really set it all off.

Audio Upgrades:

This is the first Ferrari to have a radio that is controlled unlike any stereo that you have seen. This is no actual stereo like in most cars, only controls on the dash that correspond with the multi function display in the drivers zone. We interfaced a Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.2EQ Processor to the factory radio. This not only gave us a flat EQ response to start with but also the ability to add amplifiers. We then have the ability to tune and time align each speaker separately from our lap top computer that connects and makes tuning changes in real time via Bluetooth. Sparing no expense we installed Focal Utopia Kit No. 7 three-way component speakers. These are the most expensive and best sounding speakers in car audio! The 6.5″ woofer and 3″ mid range installed perfectly into the door. The tweeter was installed on top of the door panel in a custom made yellow carbon fiber pod. Molded and fabricated from scratch this tweeter pod looks great inside the car. Continuing with the yellow, black and carbon fiber theme we fabricated and subwoofer enclosure behind the seats for two Kenwood eXcelon 12″ shallow carbon fiber woofers. This enclosure was wrapped in Ferrari black leather with yellow carbon fiber inserts and plexiglass. Inspired by the floating Cavallino in the front bumper we decided to add another prancing horse in the center of the enclosure. No leg room was compromised from this enclosure and therefore the seats still move all the way back for extended leg room. Under the front bonnet we installed two Alpine PDX series amplifiers. A PDX-F6 totalling over 600 watts of power was used to power the front speakers while a PDX-M12 totalling over 1200 watts of power was used to power the subwoofers. The Focal cross block was also mounted up front. Yellow carbon fiber, plexiglass and black leather were used to make sure it matched the interior theme. So with over 1,800 watts of power, 153 bands of EQ and time alignment this car rocks!

Ticket Avoidance System:

We all know how fast this Ferrari is and before you know it you are driving way over the speed limit. In order to help the driver from getting speeding tickets we installed the Escort 9500 Ci ticket avoidance system. This system offer front and rear radar detection for X, K and KA frequencies while diffusing laser gun readings with 2 front and 1 rear hidden diffuser. In addition this system has built in GPS and knows where most speed traps and camera intersections are warning you in advance so you can slow down.

Exterior Paint & Interior Protection:

With the constant concern of bird droppings, water spots, swirls and spilling something in your interior keeping any car especially a black Ferrari is not easy. Al & Eds Autosound now proudly offers Cilajet interior and exterior sealant protection. Once you have your exterior and interior treated with Cilajet soap and water is all you will need to keep your car clean. Interior spills just wipe off and this product is backed by a 10 year warranty.







































 

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can i have it pleaseeeeeeee
 

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OMG thats beautiful 5stars :D
 

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is that carbon kevlar in the trunk a wrap or real carbon kevlar?

PM me please if need be. I need some work done and require that exact material to be used.
 

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Pure sex!!!
 

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WOW. that looks fvcking awesome.

great work.
 

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soooo sickkk
 

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seriously can i have it? lmao
 

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I've never been inside a Ferrari :eek:hwell:, but it looks as if the seat hugs the driver.
 
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