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Reader's Rides - February 2008

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Feb 1, 2008

Ah, the month of little candy hearts, red roses and boxes of chocolates. We're talking about the month of love-we're talking about February, baby. Whether you're planning a big date with your significant other, trying to win over a new one or spending the day wallowing in your sorrows like us editors, realize you're not alone!

This month's winner nabbed the victory for two loving reasons. One, he's got a nice Solara and we don't see those that often; two, his name is almost a mirror image of eurotuner's muscle-bound, Baby Gap shirt wearing love bug, Sam Du. So if you're dressing to impress, don't forget to wash that ride, and if you're lonely, instead of pouting you could wash your whip. Either way, your car will be clean and that means you're only a few snaps away from sending us your Readers' Rides submission. All that's left is for you to send your snaps and info to readersrides@superstreetonline.com or to Super Street, Attn: Readers' Rides, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. And the best thing, the winner gets a lovely prize.

This month's winner Samson Du of San Jose, CA wins the Koul tool, a device that makes assembling hose accessories a quick and easy job. (www.koultools.com).

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Ride Of The Month
Samson Du
Rocks A '01 Toyota Solara
See It Rolling In San Jose, Ca
Peep the TRD rear sway bar, front strut-tower brace and 7-piece body kit; Eibach Pro-Kit springs; Tokico HP struts; Whiteline front sway bar; Injen short-ram intake; UPFD Cold Air Extension; A'PEXi Power intake filter; HKS Circle Earth system; B&M transmission cooler; MSD DIS-4; MSD 8912 tachometer adapter; Magnecor KV-85 ignition wires; GReddy EVO 2; Jim's Fuel Upgrade and torque rod; 18-inch Kyowa Racing KR232 wheels; Kuhmo ECSTA MX; VIS carbon hood; Sparco hood pins; PIAA Extreme white head- and fog lights; APC clear corners
samson says, "I like modding the Solara because it's different."
we say ditch them rollers, drop it on the deck, add some F/I and it'd be a dope two-door Camry, uh, we mean Solara.

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Minh Leduc
Rocks a '03 Toyota Celica GT
See it rolling in Irvine, CA
Peep the Veilside body kit; carbon hood with raised hood scoop; AEM cold-air intake; GReddy Evo2 exhaust; Eibach ProKit springs; TRD carbon rear wing and interior trim; Reverse Glow gauges; OEM S2K antenna; 18" Damani Tech 5 wheels; Hankook tires
minh says, "I really want to do a MR2 3SGTE engine swap!"
We say screw the 3SGTE, knock out the firewall and do a 2JZ, mang. While you're in there, get some coilovers, big brakes and swaybars, too.

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Ted Ehrlich
Rocks a '90 Toyota Celica All-trac
See it rolling in Denver, CO
Peep the BayAreaAT FMIC; straight intake with MR2 A'PEXi intake and turbo timer; 3" catless downpipe and midpipe; TurboXS boost controller; recirculated HKS SSQV BOV; Speed Source extended clutch slave pushrod and engine- and shifter bushings; custom Ron Davis radiator; TRD thermostat and radiator cap; Fidanza flywheel; SPEC Stage 2 clutch; ARP flywheel bolts; Techna-fit clutch- and brake lines; ST205 transmission; boost gauge; custom in-dash pod; SSR Comp wheels; Whiteline handling package, custom three-point rear strut bar and four point lower brace, JDM clear corners and vented tail corners
ted says, "I love driving my car. I know that when it's a finished product, it will be something that will be completely unique. Also, a big shout out to all my buddies on alltrac.net and awdpirates.net."
We say change the wheels, grab some coilovers and get some crazy WRC camber specs; then donate it to us for our next project.

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Ryan Rayburn
Rocks a '94 Toyota Supra
See it rolling in Cave Creek, AZ
Peep the GReddy T78 turbo kit; upgraded fuel system with 880cc injectors; Aeromotive fuel pump; dual Walbro pumps; braided lines; STILLEN front bumper and skirts; Toyota Royal Saphire Pearl paint; 19-inch Volk GTC wheels; Sparco Torino seats; rear seat delete; custom fiberglass enclosure; carbon interior trim
Ryan says, "Thanks for the consideration for Readers Rides'... perhaps the cover one day."
we say keep on modding, we'd say you got a good start.

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Michael Francischelli
Rocks a '06 Scion TC
See it rolling in Orange County, California
Peep the OEM Scion body kit, sills and spoiler; 18% tint; Neon undercarriage and interior lighting; red Angel Eye Cathode Tubes; Whelen 90 watt Strobe Power supply, four clear strobes, two red TIR LEDs, two red Linear LEDs, two Slimlighter red LEDs and two visor red dash LEDs; Scion blue LED package; chrome and blue LED shift knob; four-piece Redline blue LED kit; six-piece undercarriage seven-color lights; custom alarm; Sirius Satellite radio; blue carbon pedals; Diamond Plate mats
James Says, "You might say I like lights...that is an understatement."
WE say build the motor and add some serious F/I, so when you beat someone you can flash more than just your hazards.

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Tony Phalen
Rocks a '06 Mazda MazdaSpeed6
See it rolling in Milton, FL
Peep the CP-E cold air intake, turbo-back exhaust; ETS top mount intercooler; StreetUnit motor mount, silicone boost hoses; HKS SSQ blow-off valve; TWM short shifter, MSD Dashhawk vehicle information display; VG shark fin; Koni adjustable shocks; Megan lowering springs; Corksport strut brace; AWR adjustable anti-roll bar end links; Whiteline rear anti-roll bar; SPC front adjustable camber joints; Tenzo 19x8 GF7 wheels; Toyo Proxes 4 tires
James says, "Shout out to all my fellow Mazda owners on Mazda6Club.com."
we say open windows ruin car photos. But we like your MS6 enough to overlook that photo faux pas, so we're running it anyway.

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Justin Freeman
Rocks a '03 Toyota Corolla S
See it rolling in Houston, TX
Peep the AIM airbag kit with nitrogen hook up; 18" MSR wheels, Nitto tires; carbon M3 mirrors; Drift body kit; Atlis grille; shaved exterior (just like Jonny!); Street Glow underbody and interior kits; custom vinyl-wrapped seats, headrest stitching and dash; Eclipse deck; JL Audio 6.5" components, amps and two 10" W7 subs in custom fiberglass enclosures; 7" Ikon trunk monitor; headrest and flip-down screens; trunk-mounted PS2; Concepts DVD player; AEM CAI and big brakes; Optima Yellow Top; painted interior trim
Justin says, "Good friends are like stars; you don't always see them, but you know they are there."
We say thanks for the snaps, nice to see a done-up Corolla. And we couldn't agree more; life ain't nothing without friends.

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William Tisnes
Rocks a '02 Mazda Protg 5
See it rolling in West Palm Beach, FL
Peep the Garrett T25 turbo, custom front-mount intercooler; A'PEXi SAFCII and turbo timer; 70hp dry shot of NOS; Mazdaspeed muffler and seats; Eibach ProKit springs; 17-inch Rev 6 wheels; custom A-pillar gauge pod; Auto Meter boost-, NOS PSI-, Oil Pressure- and A/F gauges; JDM headlights; HIDs; NGK Iridium plugs; 8.5mm Magnacore plug wires
william says, "I need more money!"
We say shoot, when you find it, tell us where you got it. And when you do get it, scrap them skates and go big turbo, too.

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Creighton J. Vickers
Rocks a '98 Dodge Neon R/T Sedan
See it rolling in De Witt, NE
Peep the MSD coilpack and 8.5mm spark plug wires; Prothane Total-Suspension kit, end links and motor mounts; Spectre aluminum oil cap; Vibrant strut-tower braces; H&R race springs; KYB GR-2 gas struts; Booger Bushings shifter linkage; Matrix headlight bulbs; DEPO crystal clear/diamond front turn signal lenses; APC markers; Yangson Design RX300 style taillights; Grant GT steering wheel; PaceSetter street header; Kenwood KDC-719 CD player; Crossfire front speakers; Pioneer rear speakers; Pilot Motorsports stainless-steel muffler; 18-inch Drag DR-4 gunmetal rims; ; Sumitomo HTR+ tires
creighton says, "Laugh when I come up behind you-then cry when I've gone past you!"
we say nice to see an NA Neon, but to back them words up you best be packin' a BIG turbo.

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Lazaro Mendoza
Rocks a '93 Mazda RX7
See it rolling in Miami, FL
Peep the Race ported 13B engine; Garrett T60-1 single turbo; custom 4" thick FMIC & IC piping; Microtech lT-010s stand alone ECU and X4 ignition; Koyo radiator; GReddy Type RS BOV and throttle intake elbow; HKS manifold, wastegate and Super Flow filter; Aeromotive fuel filters and regulator, Weldon 600a racing fuel pump, 750cc primary and 1600cc secondary injectors, B&M short shifter, 3" custom downpipe; Racing Beat exhaust and lightweight flywheel, ACT clutch & pressure plate, Tein springs, Tokico adjustable gas shocks; Auto Meter EGT-, boost-, water temp-, A/F- and oil pressure gauges; GReddy turbo timer; Momo shift knob; '99 spec lip and tails; RE-Amemiya street diffuser; 18-inch HP Design wheels
lazaro says, "Too many rotary haters; done right, they make big power."
we say crank that soulja boy, uh, we mean boost and go for 500whp. If it holds, go buy a Lotto ticket.

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