By now, most of you should have seen last month's Memorial Edition of Readers' Rides. Hopefully it was a nice surprise, especially for our readers stationed throughout the world. In the same vein, I want to try and continue with themes throughout the year. I notice that with the drift craze, I'm getting more submissions with RWD rides in action. Keep sending them in. Now don't get all "Takumi" on me and go up to your version of the Touge and hurt yourself, but do head over to a local sanctioned event and have your buddy take some pictures of you going slideways and send them in.
Another trend I'm starting to see is a lot of our female readers sending in their rides. Have your man, wo-man, or whoever take a picture of you posing with your car and send those in as well. You crafty guys looking for swag will have to be a little bit more creative than just resubmitting with an email address starting with an "angel" this or "sweetie" that. Throw on a wig or borrow a girlfriend. Oh, and another thing, while pictures containing nudity will be sure to capture our attention-not to mention make for an uncomfortable walk to the restroom-we can't run them. So make sure you have some sort of clothing on. At least in one of the photos. And not to discriminate, any male readers out there who feel the need to express themselves bare and by their car, feel free to email Jonny at email@example.com. He's always on the lookout for a Letter of the Month.
For all you female readers and drift junkies, send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or, for those of you who are still net-tarded, mail them to Super Street Attn: Readers' Rides, 6420 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Please, no cell phone pics or missing specs (refer to our April '06 Readers' Rides for what not to do).
CARTER'S RIDE OF THE MONTH
OWNS AN '01 Lexus IS 300
SEE IT ON THE ROAD IN Queens, NY
LOOK FOR custom House of Kolor paint; Seibon carbon fiber lips; HID headlights; Erebuni carbon fiber hood, headlight eyebrows; UGO rear wing; Rod Millen front grille; JDM carbon fiber light covers, black chrome taillights, wind deflectors, fog lights; APR mirrors; Auto Meter gauges; MOMO brake knob; 18-inch Axis wheels; Yokohama tires; TDR sway bars; Tein HA coilovers; Tanabe rear strut bar; JIC front strut bar; Tom's reinforcement; Stillen cold air intake, cam gears, pulleys; Tanabe exhaust; Kenwood head unit; X-Box; Eclipse subwoofers; Infiniti speakers; monitors; Orion amps; Optima battery; Monster cables
JIM SAYS, "I'm a huge fan of Super Street and won't stop submitting my car till I get picked."
PLANS TO stop emailing email@example.com now that I'm in
CARTER SAYS Persistence pays off. A little too much carbon for my taste but tight overall.
Jim Williams from Queens, NY edged out the competition to win Ride of the Month. For his efforts, Jim won a set of Arospeed wheels for his hot orange IS 300 (305.969.9973, www.arospeed.com).
OWNS A Honda Accord
SEE IT ON THE ROAD IN Manchester, NH
LOOK FOR a set of 17-inch Konig Imagine wheels; AEM intake; Vibrant exhaust; Tein suspension; strut braces; clear corners
MIKE SAYS, "It's red, it's auto, it's slow...but it's clean."
PLANS TO add a body kit, 75-inch carbon fiber wing, LED washers, and huge window decal of some kind
CARTER ASKS 75-inch carbon fiber wing? Good lord, man, you planning on surfing with it?
OWNS A '92 Honda Civic
SEE IT ON THE ROAD IN Crownsville, MD
LOOK FOR an intake; Arospeed headers; Tenzo muffler; Skunk2 short shift, shift knob; Eibach springs; 15-inch KTP wheels; Kumho tires; Type-R front lip; Pioneer head unit; Sony speakers
NICK SAYS, "It's a work in progress, a long work in progress."
PLANS TO swap in a turbocharged and built D16 and add a LSD
CARTER SAYS If you're going to build and swap a motor, consider a used "B" as in "Boy", B16.
OWNS A '96 Mitsubishi Eclipse
SEE IT ON THE ROAD IN Indianapolis, IN
LOOK FOR 17-inch Primax wheels; Dodge Avenger motor; Yokohama tires; muffler; Weapon R cold air intake; Reactive strut bar; Faze gauges; Superman logos; custom wing; Kenwood head unit; Alpine speakers
JOHN SAYS, "Thanks to my wife."
PLANS TO find a sponsor to help make parts for the Avenger motor
CARTER SAYS Props on the motor swap, but your two colors clash worse than titans.
OWNS AN '89 Nissan 240SX
SEE IT ON THE ROAD IN Dayton, OH
LOOK FOR a black-top SR20DET; Blitz blow-off valve, downpipe, LM Series intercooler, NUR-Spec exhaust, FAT turbo timer; GReddy intake manifold, oil pan; Power Enterprise turbo, alternator, fuel pump; GReddy turbo outlet; Nismo style rear bumper, side skirts; GP Sports style front bumper; carbon fiber hood; S15 front end conversion; JDM 180SX taillights; 16-inch Gram Lights wheels; NRG quick release; MOMO hub; Auto Meter gauges; Trust shift knob
TIMMY SAYS, "Thanks to my family, friends, and Stage III Modified crew."
PLANS TO swap the SR20 for a RB25 motor and install Kei Office coilovers
CARTER SAYS Very nice! The only thing I would say is to slam your ride but you beat me to it.
OWNS AN '03 Nissan 350Z
SEE IT ON THE ROAD SOMEWHERE IN the US
LOOK FOR an ATS carbon LSD; Blitz SBC boost controller; carbon fiber drive shaft; Carillo rods; JE Pistons; Clutch Masters Stage 4 clutch; Cusco sway bars; Defi BF series gauges, link box; Fidanza flywheel; GReddy strut tower bar, oil catch can, turbo timer; HKS blow-off valve; Injen exhaust; Intense Motorsports plenum; Kinetix A-arms, camber kit; Motordyne plenum spacer; Nismo thermostat, R-Tune cams; Power Enterprise twin turbo kit, oil pan; RC 650cc injectors; Stoptech big brake kit; Tein Flex coilovers, EDFC; TurboXS UTEC engine management; Walbro fuel pump; Kenwood head unit; MB Quart speakers; JL Audio amp; 19-inch iForged wheels; Toyo tires
GEORGE SAYS, "I got so excited sending in my pictures and specs, I forgot my neighborhood and props!"
PLANS TO remember to do that next time
CARTER SAYS Nice mods; you might want to add a lip kit for looks and a vented hood to keep the engine temperatures down.
OWNS AN '02 Honda Civic
SEE IN ON THE ROAD IN Bristol, CT
LOOK FOR a VIS Racing urethane body kit, carbon fiber hood, trunk, spoiler; Z3 fenders; Mercedes-style mirrors; TYC headlights, taillights; Eibach springs; KYB shocks; 18-inch Enkei RS7 wheels; Sparco Torino seats; MA Audio 12-inch subwoofers, amplifiers; Auto Meter gauges; ACT clutch; DC Sports exhaust, strut bar; B&M short shift; NX nitrous kit
CHRIS SAYS, "Shout out to Team Impressions representing Bristol, CT."
PLANS TO add a turbo kit and upgrade the fuel management
CARTER SAYS The turbo kit is a good idea to add some go to your show.
OWNS AN '04 Dodge Neon SRT4
SEE IT ON THE ROAD IN San Antonio, TX
LOOK FOR a GP turbo kit, intercooler, cold air intake; Fidanza cam gears; Crane cams, valve springs, titanium retainers; HKS blow-off valve; Iceman throttle body; MSD wires; Mopar coilovers, short shift; Psi-Fi fuel return kit; RC injectors; JMB intercooler piping, catch can; BDJ Racing downpipe; JLM motor mount; A'PEXi exhaust; DC Sports strut bar; Progress sway bars; Depo taillights; Aimspot2000 headlights; JSP carbon trunk; VIS carbon lip; Uero mirrors; 19-inch Motegi FF-7 wheels; Sparco steering wheel; Auto Meter gauges; Pioneer head unit, speakers; AEM air/fuel gauge; Walbro fuel pump
STEVE SAYS, "I want to thank Ben and Tye for always being there when I needed help on my car."
PLANS TO build the spare engine sitting in my garage and purchase the AEM EMS if it ever comes out
CARTER SAYS You should take Ben and Tye out to dinner for helping you turn out a clean Neon, then you should crank up the boost (safely of course) with a boost controller.