This month's lucky winner bagged himself a modular intake system from Spectre Performance. (www.spectreperformance.com)
Letter Of The Month
Stay still my heart, for I am dreaming of a force greater than an earthquake.
A force that makes the ground tremble, and keeps me awake from my slumber of sleep.
I'm blind to reality, therefore I think with my eyes and see with my heart.
Whatever a man wills, he does. And a man will do whatever he will for some parts.
Sit still as I relate the problems of mankind in this new modern day and age.
The plagues of badly built import machines that have no turbo and sport a Blitz boost gauge.
The Civic's with Mustang headlights. The Geo Metro's with exhaust, revving up at the light.
These are the people and vehicle typesThat emerged when The Fast and The Furious built up the hype.
Unpainted body kits with half a set of 16-inch tri-star rims on the back.
APC stickers, LED mufflers and excessive neon were always and will always be wack.
Take that stuff back to Pep Boys and get your money back ASAP.
Along with the GT vinyl hood stripes and the neon tire fly caps.
If it ain't a B-series then you might as well trade in those useless keys.
If it ain't an SR20 then you better save up some more of that money!
Get your stuff right before you start revving on other cars looking stock at the light.
Your little single cam engine ain't built to hang with the true JDM type.
We got turbos and boost, keeping it loose, hugging the road while striking a pose.
Type R cams to rev up to nine RPMs, back-handing cars.
You would think we were pimps.
This is what makes up a part of the art of the enthusiasts of JDM.
So think twice before you rev at the light on a car resembling stock trim.
Via the Internet
Beats our best "roses are red, violets are blue" haikus anyday.
After a long night of partying I ended up at Hodori restaurant in the K-Town district of Los Angeles. I was trying to holler at two Korean girls until they left and were replaced by five males...bleh. After a closer look at the guys I slowly recognized them: JDM Wong and his gi-normous head, a drunk Roel and a 21-year-old-looking Carter.
I'm not sure if this was a blessing or a bummer since I've been an avid reader of Super Street since '98, but those two girls before them were pretty PHAT (pretty hot and tempting). I didn't see Rikdaddy or Nads, however (BTW, Nads looks like one of the Middle-Eastern guys from The 40 Year Old Virgin-not the guy who says "go f*ck a goat", but the taller one) (What am I, Al-Qaeda? - JN). Anyway, Carter was pretty cool, and you guys were hilarious. I think Jonny and Roel were too drunk but I remember them muttering something like "bakla" to someone. I'm glad I got to meet you guys and sorry about the girl I tried to holler at for you guys. I hope to run into you guys again soon-hopefully not anywhere near West Hollywood!
Those girls may have been PHAT but so is Jonny (partly hetero and trying).
Addicted To Speed
Everybody who reads this magazine has the same addiction...cars. Sadly, other addictions prevail at times. Some of us, like myself, take a wrong turn and get lost along the way with drugs and alcohol.
Thankfully, I went to a free two-year program here in NC. Over 300 men and women work their asses off here for two years and no money in order to obtain sobriety. The program has various businesses that we all work in to keep the program free. Some of them make it, while some don't.
All the years I was using, I had dreams of having a great ride, something I could take to Virginia International Raceway for track days. Sadly though, when you are using, your priorities are skewed and sometimes dreams are put on hold until you wise up. Now that I'm doing the right thing, life is different. I finally have a great car ('06 Civic Si) that I adore and have high hopes for. I already have an intake, but of course money is an issue.
I hope you print this letter so anybody with addiction issues reading this can see that a better way is possible. It's so much more satisfying to mash on the gas and hear that intake sucking big air. When you're spending cash on drugs you really get nothing at all, but when you put money into your car you have something beautiful that will bring many hours of pleasure for years to come.
Work for free? Sounds like Primedia. Jokes aside, good luck with everything.
Like any other person who loves cars and can't afford them, I'm trying to find something to build as a track car. I want to build a drift car and am considering the 240SX because I'm not swimming in money like you guys. Anyway, what available swaps are out there for the 240s other than the SR? I've heard people using Skyline and Supra motors for swaps. Is this true and where can you direct me to get more information on them?
Via the Internet
Swimming in money? That's a non-Primedia pool we'd like to take a dip in. Despite your slanderous claims, we'll answer your letter. If your bankroll's as deep as our kiddie pool, stick with the SR swap. For about $2.5-3k for a S13 front clip, you get a rather straightforward turbocharged drop-in. Call G-Dimension (626.839.3777) for more info. Or if you roll like Yamz-he goes to restaurants with real cloth napkins-check out the RB swap Jonny covered on p94.
Saved By The Belle
Well, it seems you idiots at Super Street have confused your sitcoms. In the calendar section of the January '07 issue (yes, I read the calendar section-I guess that makes me number eight), you guys mention it's Tiffani Thiessan's (doesn't go by Tiffani-Amber Thiessan any more) birthday and how "she'll always be the cute high school girl foiling Principal Skinner with Zack and the gang." Now if I remember correctly, Principal Skinner is from The Simpsons and Tiffani Thiessan played in Saved By the Bell. The principal you're looking for is Principal Belding. Makes me wonder what else you guys have messed up on throughout the years I've been reading this garbage. With that said, keep up the good work, you guys are awesome.
Los Angeles, CA
Five bucks says number eight over here is number six on restraining orders filed by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, er, Tiffanni Thiessen or whatever she's going by now. Skinner was more of a badass anyway. - Kate Petre, Copy Editor
Wassup, guys and girls over at Super Street? I'm currently a high school senior, enrolled to go to Universal Technical Institute. Long story short, I'm stuck in a financial craphole. My mom is a single parent with two kids and works at a crappy place making a dollar more than I do working at a local Best Buy and can't afford UTI.
I was wondering if you could dig deep into your hearts and help me out a little bit, please. I was just wondering if maybe you could send a little money my way, or start some kind of fundraiser. Either that, or help me find a ride to Sacramento. If you want, I can send you pictures of my car, and trust me it's quite the bucket. I can also send you a high school transcript, but that's just so you guys don't think I'm some loser who says he's going to UTI but is really some high school dropout trying to hustle some money.
Daly City, CA
If you send us your address and transcripts, we'll hook you up with the Primedia scholarship special: a half-used pen, non-sticky post-its, old stickers and a quarter (maybe).
Currently I am a prisoner in a Federal concentration camp and am unable to work on my '92 240SX. I love your magazine, especially the tech articles. The only downside to my subscription with your great mag is the freeloaders here. After two days of receiving it, I find it's been passed around more than a $2 whore with all of her teeth at a truck stop. Thanks for all your hard work in putting together a literary masterpiece.
P.S. Do you think you could send me some pictures you have laying around the office? I got in trouble for cutting them out of the magazine-it's considered contraband. Here's some stamps, thanks.
Federal Prison Camp Montgomery
$2 and all her teeth? Man, you need to tell us where you used to hang out. And Mike, watch out for your cornhole.
Hit us up at: email@example.com or Super Street, Attn: Mail Sack, 6420 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.