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Randy Hoover’s Tesla Model 3 Performance Wins Award for Extensive Suspension Upgrades

2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance owned by Randy Hoover at Electrify Showoff Orlando
  • Randy Hoover won the “Best Performance presented by Top Gear” award at the Electrify Showoff Driven by Yokohama Tire in Orlando, FL for his customized 2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance.
  • Hoover’s passion for cars, rooted in childhood experiences and a lifelong fascination.
  • His modifications, including Mountain Pass Performance upgrades and Unplugged Performance sway bars.

Randy Hoover’s love for cars goes way back to his childhood, where tinkering with cars alongside his uncles planted the seeds of his passion. Fast forward to today, and Randy has been celebrated across the United States in custom electric vehicles (EVs), pushing boundaries and redefining what’s possible with his latest project, a 2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance.


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From its striking Inozetek Racing Yellow Wrap to the commanding presence of the Nine Lives Racing Big Wang, Randy’s attention to detail in design has captivated car enthusiasts globally. And when it comes to performance, his upgraded 2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance, modified with Mountain Pass Performance upgrades and Unplugged Performance sway bars, leaves no doubt about its capability on the road. Just recently, it even snagged the prestigious “Best Performance presented by Top Gear” award at Electrify Showoff Driven by Yokohama in Orlando, FL.

2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance w/ RUINED JackRabbit ebike owned by Randy Hoover at Electrify Showoff Orlando

Hoover’s journey into customizing electric vehicles began with a passion deeply rooted in his childhood experiences. “Growing up as a kid, my uncles both always were working on their cars, customizing them,” reminisces Hoover. “I have fond memories riding around in my uncle’s Chevy Impala lowrider, and I think that planted the seed.”

His passion for customizing cars, combined with his lifelong love for automobiles, inspired him to undertake his latest project: turning the Tesla Model 3 Performance into a stunning build that turns heads. Even though he had worked on many builds before, mostly with Hondas in the mid to late 2000s, this project was his first venture into personal customization.

2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance owned by Randy Hoover at Electrify Showoff Orlando

“I mean it ultimately boiled down to my short list of not-full-sized performance sedans, and after driving it I knew this was going to be my next adventure,” Hoover explains regarding his decision to choose the Tesla Model 3 as the platform for his build.

Hoover’s modifications extend to various components of the vehicle, showcasing his attention to detail and bold design philosophy. From the stunning Rays Gram Lights 57 DR wheels to the aggressive stance provided by the Universal Air Systems air struts, each modification shows how Hoover is committed to pushing the limits of customizing cars.


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“My favorite aspect of the build is that I went as wild as I felt like doing, between the bright color and big wing, I really think not holding back is what makes it good,” Hoover mentions, highlighting his commitment to pushing boundaries and embracing creativity.

While the journey to achieving his dream build was not without its challenges, Hoover remained undeterred. “I wouldn’t say there were any major challenges, but nothing ever goes according to plan,” he admits, stressing the need for resilience and adaptability required in car modifying.

In selecting brands for his build, Hoover prioritized performance, reliability, and aesthetic appeal. “I chose brands that I felt confident would complement my vision for the build,” he states. Among the notable brands featured in his Tesla Model 3 Performance are Mountain Pass Performance and Unplugged Performance, renowned for their high-quality aftermarket components.

2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance owned by Randy Hoover at Electrify Showoff Orlando

Throughout the customization process, Hoover drew inspiration from various sources, including his own experiences and the vibrant automotive community. “I’ve been a car person for pretty much my whole life, so just the years of cars, the 2000s JDM scene, other custom Model 3 owners like AJ Velasco, CJ Cardinalli, William Madayag, so many others,” he acknowledges, recognizing the collective influence of fellow enthusiasts and iconic automotive trends.

2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance w/ RUINED JackRabbit ebike owned by Randy Hoover at Electrify Showoff Orlando

As Hoover reflects on his journey, he shares a heartfelt message with fellow enthusiasts: “Do what makes you happy, even if people don’t see your vision.” His words resonate as a testament to the transformative power of passion and individuality in the world of automotive customization.

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OWNER/VEHICLE DETAILS

Owner: Randy Hoover
Location: Clermont, Florida, USA
Instagram: @thraxsquad
Vehicle: 2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Club/Team: Electrified Car Club
Electrify Showoff Driven by Yokohama Orlando 2024 Award: Best Performance presented by Top Gear


VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS

ModificationDescription
Wheels & TiresRays Gramlights 57 DR 18”x9.5”, Falken Azenis FK510, Rays Lug Nuts
Chassis & SuspensionAirlift Performance 3H Management, Dual Viair 444c Compressors, Universal Air Systems Air Struts, Mountain Pass Performance Front Upper Control Arms. Mountain Pass Performance Lower Compression Rod Inserts, Mountain Pass Performance Solid Front Lower Control Arm Bearings, Mountain Pass Performance Arastradero Rear Upper Camber Arms, Mountain Pass Performance Arastradero Rear Toe Arms, Unplugged Performance Adjustable Sway Bars, Unplugged Performance Adjustable Sway Bar Endlinks
ExteriorInozetek Racing Yellow Wrap, Nine Lives Racing Big Wang, Tint World Nano Ceramic Window Tint
LightingOPT7 RGB LEDs in the frunk
Interior3D Maxpider Floor Mats
SponsorsTint World Orlando
Shops & MechanicsTint World Orlando – James, Chase and the rest of the team there

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