2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition

FIRST FIVE MODS: You gotta walk before you can run, and with the help of these first mods, you’ll be up and running in no time.

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    TINTED WINDOWS: The simplest mod you’ll ever do. Get rid of that stock fishbowl look, add a little privacy and instantly change the look of your ride. Inquire at local shop
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    EXHAUST SYSTEM: Nothing is quite as satisfying as the roar of a motor. While most stock exhausts are designed to keep a car quiet, the Flowmaster American Thunder Series system we installed on the Chrysler lets us hear the glorious rumble of the big Hemi V8, and even freed up a little power. $680, flowmastermufflers.com
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    SUSPENSION SYSTEM: A car’s stance is everything. Even the perfect set of wheels can be spoiled by a car that’s riding too high. To settle the Chrysler down, a set of KW Variant 2 coilovers replaced the stock suspension and dropped the ride height about 1.5 inches. $2,150, kw-suspension.com
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    TIRES: Tires Low-profile tires are key to fitting oversize wheels, but be careful how small you choose to go on your sidewalls. For the pothole-ridden streets of New York City, we settled on a 30 series in the rear and a 35 in the front. Inquire at nittotire.com ------ AFTERMARKET WHEELS: Obviously—you do realize what publication you’re reading, correct? Wheels are essential to changing the look of your car. With literally thousands of options in styles and sizes, it’s all a matter of personal preference. For the Chrysler, a staggered set of Forgiato Concavo wheels completed the transformation. $6,500, forgiato.com

Photos and words by Andrew Link