If we had our way, we'd devote an entire issue of Super Street to the JDM van craze-but we can't. Not only do we not have the power to do so, but there aren't enough JDM vans here in the States to warrant 100-plus glossy pages of tuned mom wagon hotness, either. You can probably count the number of sick JDM vans in the United States on one hand, and here's one of them.
We're seriously in love with this Isuzu Gemini, better known as a rebadged Honda Odyssey. Ron Sino-Cruz's VIP-styled van sports all the right parts, including a full TEIN suspension (which drops the van eight inches in the front and six in the rear), the sick KENSTYLE aero kit and sunshine top conversion. Speaking of that sunshine top, Ron says it's one of only two in the United States. That second sunshine top? Also owned by Ron, but that's a story for another time. Perhaps now that we've got a JDM van in the pages of Super Street, more of you will be brave enough to tune a J-spec van of your own. Just do the work to your mom's van; she'll never know.
'96 Honda Odyssey
Owner Ron Sino-Cruz
Hometown Walnut, CA
Daily Grind Financial Aid Record Coordinator
Under The Hood JDM H22A, HKS PowerFlow intake, KENSTYLE Urban exhaust
Drivetrain Factory Honda Odyssey transmission
Rollers Superstar Leon Hardiritt Bugel 19x9 (F), 19x10 (R); Falken FK452 tires
Stoppers Brembo cross-drilled rotors; Earls steel braided brake lines
Stiff Stuff TEIN Wagon Masters springs, basic dampers; Aeroduo custom strut brace F/R
Outside KENSTYLE Urban aero kit; mystery used rear wing; JDM Sunshine Roof conversion, headlights, sidemarkers, window visor, sunroof visor; cleared tail lenses
Inside Custom shag carpeting, white-wrapped center console, blue door inserts; Recaro LS seats; Nardi MSport 300mm steering wheel; Clarion head unit; Rockford Fosgate mono class c 600w amps, 10-inch subs; MB Quarts Punch Pro 5 1/2-in 2-way speakers