With each year that passes, new ideas are born to help the Lowrider community. Lowrider Business is now officially open and ready to take care of business. This new section in Lowrider Magazine will be featured monthly to help you find shops that can help you build your Lowrider. We plan on visiting as many different shops as we can while we are out on the road, and we vow to bring you information on the most reputable shops that can help you build the perfect Lowrider. From the paint shops to this month's hydraulic shop visit, we are committing ourselves to bringing you the best shop visits every month.
In this issue, we are visiting one of the oldest names in hydraulics; Pro Hopper Hydraulics out of Van Nuys. This shop name has been around since 1992 when it started off as National Hydraulics/Pro Hopper. Under the same name, and with the same faces, Pro Hopper has 18 years under their belt. Pro Hopper really made a name for themselves when they built their radical hopper "Flipper" back in 1994. This Malibu, standing on the rear bumper, dictated the launch of a solid career for the shop in the hydraulic industry.
Today Pro Hopper has not strayed from their roots one bit, as they still build and install hydraulics. The shop has also kept up with the times, as they have expanded and moved into a larger building to allow for a greater workflow. While hydraulics are their bread and butter, the shop has also committed themselves to selling and installing air ride equipment. Their install track record speaks for itself, as they are known for building clean, reliable set-ups. They have also built a good reputation through the work they have done for their celebrity clientele, creating many high-profile builds for musicians, actors and athletes alike. One of these builds is a monster set up they built for rapper Mack 10, a build you might see in a future issue of Lowrider.
The projects they specialize in can range from basic installs to highly complicated frame off customizations. Pro Hopper is also available for different types of budgets and builds. In fact, just because they have a fancy shop does not mean that they are expensive, it just means that they do not like to have oil leaks in car trunks or in their building; an unfortunately common occurrence that is often associated with the hydraulic world.
No job is too big or too small for the crew at Pro Hopper. If you would like to get some work done by the shop, or if you stop by, make sure to tell them that you came to see the Pros in Hydraulics.
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