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Readers' Rides - February/March 2007 Grassroots

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Mar 16, 2007
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2000 Civic Si

Driver: Greg Rowe
Turf: Bethlehem, PA
How I Spent The $$$: AEM cold-air intake, Tru Power pulleys, and cam gears, Exedy stage 3 clutch, Fidanza flywheel, STR dress-up kit, JDM CTR ECU, Wings West Commando wing, M3 mirrors, Extreme Designs body kit, custom PPG paint, MOMO steering wheel, Weapon R Pro Circuit coilovers, Tokico Illumina struts, 18-inch Konig Rhythms and Nitto Extreme tires.
We Like: It has a clean paint job and we always have love for EM1's.

2018 Honda Civic
$18,940 Base Model (MSRP) 28/40 MPG Fuel Economy
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2000 Civic EX

Driver: Mark Longley
Turf: Milwaukee, WI
How I Spent The $$$: D16y8, DC Sports header, GReddy EVO 2 exhaust, J's Racing intake, AEM cam gear, BDL fuel rail, Nology hot wires, Exedy clutch and flywheel, Hyper grounding kit, Crower stage 2 cam, springs and retainers, NRG engine damper, MOMO pedals and steering wheel, NRG quick release, B&M short shifter, carbon-fiber gauge cluster, Power Slot rotors, rear disc brake swap, Hawk brake pads, Rota Slipstreams, Ground Control coilovers, Koni yellow shocks, ASR subframe brace, PasswordJDM 3-point front strut bar and Omnipower lower control arms
We Like: A simple and clean Civic that's still rockin' single cam power.

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1999 Civic CX

Driver: Heath McKnight
Turf: Nelsonville, OH
How I Spent The $$$: H22a swap, VTEC controller, chipped P28 ECU, HASport motor mounts, Black ION headlights, carbon-fiber lip, Si wheels and white pearl paint.
Claims: 169 wheel hp and 152 lb-ft of torque
We Like: The car has an H22 swap and an owner named Heath... what a cool name.

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1997 Integra GSR

Driver: Gary Yang
Turf: Fresno, CA
How I Spent The $$$: Iceman cold-air intake, DC 4-2-1 header, Dynomax exhaust, Chipped P28, Skunk2 intake manifold, Exedy stage 1 clutch, AEM Tru-Time cam gears, OEM ITR front lip, side skirts and rear lip. Wings West ITR replica spoiler with LED, VIS carbon-fiber hood, Rota Slipstreams and Kumho Ecsta 711 tires.
We Like: Integras are cool, especially ones that look like Type R's.

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1988 Integra RS

Driver: Bryan Heinrichs
Turf: Aloha, OR
How I Spent The $$$: JDM B16A, HASport mounts and a pair of coilovers in the rear.
We Like: Old, simple and not too common, need we say more?

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1995 Integra RS

Driver: Vance Bouchard
Turf: Quebec, Canada
How I Spent The $$$: LS/VTEC bored .010mm over, Eagle rods, JE pistons, ARP rod bolts and head studs, Typhoon intake manifold, Garrett T3/T4 turbo, Tial wastegate, GReddy type-S blow-off valve, Neptune engine management, Rota Grid rims, Wings West spoiler kit, Honda Phoenix yellow paint, Skunk2 springs and KYB AGX shocks.
We Like: A clean 'Teg with an old school Wings West touch, not to mention the turbo LS/VTEC under the hood.

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Integra GSR

Driver: Andy Simas
Turf: Taunton, MA
How I Spent The $$$: DC Sport cat-back exhaust, MSD wires cap, SCI coil, BBK 70 throttle body, Skunk2 intake manifold, AEM fuel pressure regulator, RC 310cc injectors, Greddy turbo kit, Tanabe SS coilovers and Rota GT3 rims.
We Like: Good-looking body kit and turbocharged engine, can't go wrong with that.

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2006 Civic

Driver: Christian Olivieri
Turf: Guaynabo City, PR
How I Spent The $$$: 17-inch HFP Enkei rims, HFP body kit, OEM foglights and neon blue interior lights.
We Like: We don't get too many new Civics here, plus this one has the sexy HFP kit on it.

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5th GEN Civic

Driver: Jesse
Turf: Scottsbluff, NE
How I Spent The $$$: ITR head with GSR cams, Skunk2 cam gears, B16a2 block, Wiseco 9:1 pistons, Eagle rods, ACT six puck clutch, Garrett T3/T4 turbo, Tial wastegate, Fluidyne radiator, Walbro fuel pump, RC Engineering 550cc injectors, Spearco intercooler, Ground Control coilovers, Powerslot brake rotors, GSR rear disc conversion, KYB GR2 shocks, and Volk TE37 rims with BF Goodrich drag radials up front and Falken Azenis in the rear.
We Like: A minty green turbo-swapped Civic with white rims... reminds us of some type of Easter candy.

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2001 Integra GSR

Driver: Lynna Sinakhonerath
Turf: Spartanburg, SC
How I Spent The $$$: VIS cf hood, D2 coilovers, brembo rotors, Hawk brake pads, AEM intake, Buddy Club SF wheels, Tanabe Hyper Medallion exhaust, DC Sports short shifter, DC Sports 4-2-1 header... and a monkey on the dash.
We Like: A hot chick with a hot Teg, AND a "hot monkey on the dash." Yeah, we like just about everything, except her last name which is hard to pronouce!

Basic Rules for the Photography Impaired

  • Wait until late afternoon/ dusk/sundown (or very early morning) to shoot your car.

  • Find a plain background (a clean wall behind your local supermarket or school, for example) and park about 20 feet away to create some depth. Make sure there are no trees, light/telephone poles or other distractions in the shot. also, avoid parking on grass, dirt or in a parking lot with painted stall lines.

  • Make sure the sun is behind you.

  • Look in your camera's viewfinder and make sure your shadow isn't in the frame. leave some room at the edges of the frame. (don't zoom in super tight on the car).

  • Digital photos need to be minimum of 300dpi and about 4x4 inches. your best bet is to shoot on your camera's highest resolution setting.

  • For best results, use a tripod. if your camera allows manual shutter settings, try shots at 1/60; 1/40; 1/30-seconds, with and without flash.

  • Send digital images to: editorial@hondatuningmagazine.com with the subject header: "Grassroots." send no more than 2-3 images and keep image sizes to 1MB.

  • Please send prints via snail mail to: Honda Tuning, Attn: Grassroots; 2400 East Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806

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