By Samantha Grillo @_samanthagrillo

A LOWRIDER car bounces EIGHT-FEET in the air with just a flick of a switch

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Videographer / Director: Paul Houston

Producer: Samantha Grillo

Editor: Kyle Waters

The lowrider car scene emerged in the 1950’s in Southern California, USA

Alex Tuason, 25, builds amazing hydraulic cars at his father’s shop, Hoppo’s Custom Suspension Works, in Ontario, California. 

Alex grew up helping out at his father’s shop but started working on cars full-time eight years ago

To make the lowriders bounce, he removes the coil springs from the cars and replaces them with hydraulic cylinders. 

The hydraulics system is switch operated and controlled with a remote or dial on the dashboard. 

Alex grew up helping out at his father’s shop but started working on cars full-time eight years ago. 

He builds the gravity defying vehicles at his father’s shop, Hoppo’s Custom Suspension Works, in Ontario, California
To make the lowriders bounce, he removes the coil springs from the cars and replaces them with hydraulic cylinders

Alex said: “I’ve been doing this since I was in diapers - I grew up in the shop and just started grabbing tools.

“My dad’s been a big influence in my life and taught me everything about cars. 

“Eventually he will hand the business down to me.” 

The lowrider car scene emerged in the 1950’s in Southern California, USA.

“The lowrider community is a small group of family - everyone knows everyone whether you’re from Canada or Alaska." 

The hydraulics system is switch operated and controlled with a remote or dial on the dashboard
The lowrider car scene emerged in the 1950’s in Southern California, USA

It costs customers anywhere between $2,000 to $200,000 to build their dream lowrider.

Alex said: “It always starts off with the wheels, paint, upholstery, the undercarriage, hydraulic set up and then from there you start to detail everything. 

Although California is a hub for unique car cultures, Alex’s builds turn heads wherever he goes

“I personally know some guys that probably have close to two hundred to three hundred dollars invested into their car and they’re never done.” 

Although California is a hub for unique car cultures, Alex’s builds turn heads wherever he goes. 

It costs customers anywhere between $2,000 to $200,000 to build their dream lowrider
Alex has been working on cars since he was in diapers

Alex said: “It never gets old for people - they see you and give you a thumbs up every once in a while.

“It’s pretty cool to get that reaction from people when you’re putting so much money into a car.”  

Alex starts with the wheels, paint, upholstery, the undercarriage, hydraulic set up and then the details
Alex's dad has been a big influence in his life and has taught him everything about cars