Jhay Ar De Castillo’s Lancer Featured on BFG Garage

Congrats to Jhay Ar for this incredible feature. BFG said this is one of the best stories so far.

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Jhay’s 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

Editor’s note: Jhay Ar’s 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer is a labor of love. Be it the Las Vegas Strip or the desert roads of Arizona, the mods he’s made to the vehicle turn heads wherever he goes. Now, as a member of Team Hybrid, Jhay is ready to take his Lancer to even greater heights.

I came to the United States from the Philippines when I was eighteen years old. I started working at a gas station, and one day a group of guys came in with their modified cars. I was amazed and I went out and started talking to them. When they found out that I drove a 1992 Civic Hatchback, they asked me to join them. That’s when I really became interested in cars.

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My very first car show was Hot Import Nights in Long Beach, California. Team Hybrid was at that show, and I immediately became a big fan theirs. About four years ago, a couple of the team’s members saw my car on Instagram and Facebook and they invited me to join them.

I’ve always loved Mitsubishis. Mitsubishi has been with my family for a long time —my dad’s very first car in the Philippines was an ’82 Mitsubishi Lancer. In 2004, I purchased a 2004 Mitsubishi Ralliart OZ edition. And in 2008 when I graduated nursing school, I purchased a brand new Lancer as a gift to myself.

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I love the way my car looks and the way it drives. When I drive around with it, I get attention from everyone. Driving around Vegas and Arizona is something I really love because of the views and the great locations for photo shoots.

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I don t really have an inspiration on building my car, I just want it to be unique and clean. My main goal is having my car featured in a major magazine and get recognized in big industry shows like SEMA. But the car has already gotten a lot of attention and I would like to show Hybrid Luv to the staff at BFGoodrich for allowing me to represent their company with their amazing products. The Comp 2 A/S tires have been really impressive.

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Here are the specs for my car:


  • Solis hypercolor shift liquid wrap
  • 2015 Lancer GT front bumper with JDP carbon fiber lip
  • 2009 Ralliart rear bumper with Evo 9 rear diffuser
  • APR GT carbon fiber side mirrors
  • Do Luck carbon fiber trunk (candy red)
  • VIS carbon fiber hood (candy red)
  • Varis side skirts
  • ARS HL2 rear lip
  • Wreckedlancer custom front fenders


  • Bride ZETA III bucket seats
  • Buddy club seat rails
  • Bride fabric door panel
  • NRG quick release and short hub
  • NARDI 350mm steering wheel
  • Red carbon fiber interior panels
  • Takata harness
  • NRG harness bar
  • ARC shift knob


  • D2 racing air suspension
  • Cusco rear anti sway bar
  • AEM front strut bar


  • RRM SRI intake with HKS filter
  • TSW short throw shifter
  • ARC radiator cap
  • Mishimoto aluminum radiator
  • Red carbon fiber radiator cover


  • Kenwood DNX 892
  • W3 12 inch Subwoofer x2
  • MB Quart 1500watts x2

Wheels and tires:

  • Volk TE37 SL wheels (18 x 11 +18, Top Secret Gold)
  • BFGoodrich g-Force Comp-2 A/S (235/40/18)
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Follow Jhay’s build on Instagram at @jhayar24_non_evo and the rest of the Team Hybrid family at @teamhybrid_95.

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