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Founded in Laguna Niguel, CA, West Coast Customs moved to Compton in '98 and then Inglewood in 2000. Apparently tired of ghetto-cred, owner Ryan Friedlinghause is moving the operation to Corona, California, of all places. According to the Fried, "The interest in custom cars and the money to spend on customization is evident in the Inland Empire. It's like the new Orange County." Which to us, is a frightening thought. 909ers with money? We know it's happening, but it's just all kinds of wrong.

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