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Reader's Rides - April 2008

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Apr 1, 2008
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Readers' Rides: this is the place where we make dreams come true. How? Well, you send us photos, we pick what we like and the dopest ride gets a prize. Not sure if your car's good enough? You'll never find out unless you try. Send us a few pictures via email at readersrides@superstreetonline.com or the U.S. Postal Service by sending a letter to: Super Street, c/o Readers' Rides, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Our new staffer, Terence, is also on hand to give you a few pointers on how to make your car stand out, even if you're not a seasoned pro like he is.

This month's winner, Joel Aguilera, wins a set of Raze RS1 wheels (www.raze.com) for building this ultra slick S2K.

Ride Of The Month
Joel Aguilera
Rocks a '00 Honda S2000
See it rolling Somewhere in the U.S.
Peep the Full J's Racing Type S Bodykit, Mugen carbon-fiber hardtop, J's Racing Type V carbon-fiber hood, House of Kolor Kameleon paint (Red to Gold), 18" Diamond Black Volk SF Challenge Rims, J's Racing carbon-fiber intake, J's Racing S2000 SPL Exhaust Manifold, J's Racing FX Titan 60RS single outlet, Wilwood 6 piston BBK Buddy Club Racing Spec coiloversjoel says, "Please accept my car for consideration for Readers' Rides. Thanks for looking."we say great start; props for keeping the exterior clean and graphics-free to let the paint job do the talking for you.

Just The Tip
Turn Down The Lights

If you read last month's tip for getting your ride featured here in Super Street, you'll know that using a tripod is important for getting steady images. This month, we're here to tell you that photographing your car in low light makes for much better looking images. We often receive photos of black, navy or other dark colored cars, many having been recently polished and generally looking sharp. The problem is, many of the submissions were taken on a sunny day or, even worse, with an on-camera flash. Now we can see all the swirl marks on the paint, harsh reflections and hotspots on the car. What would be better is to wait until an hour or two before sunset, grab the tripod you should've gotten (or have), use the camera's self-timer and compose the photo of your wonderful ride. Your paintjob should look ultra smooth, the colors will have nice gradients, and the sky won't be the usual washed out blue, but a nice deep blue-orange-pink from the sun.

So be patient, wait for the sun to get lower in the sky and send in a high quality digital photo of your car with the minimum dimensions of 1500x1000 pixels (that's 1.5 megapixels) to readersrides@superstreetonline.com. If you've got stamps to spare, you can also mail in photo prints to: Super Street, Attn: Readers' Rides, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. May the best photo of the best car win.

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Jt Novick
Rocks A '94 Integra Gs-R
See it rolling somewhere in the u.s.
Peep the Built B18C1 engine, B16 tranny, SMSP Header, Mugen lip kit, Mugen flat-top wing, Benen tow hooks, Eibach/Omni Power/ST suspension, EDM rear fog light, JDM Sir-g fog lights and side markers, full JDM Carrozzeria stereo system, RSX seats
jt says, "It's teal... love it or hate it!"we say keep your car clean by not driving on dirt roads.

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Jeremy Hanzek
Rocks A '99 Honda Civic Ex
See it rolling somewhere in the u.s.
Peep the Swapped B18C1, DC Spot cat-back exhaust, Koni Yellow Shocks, Ground Control coilovers, Blox rear LCAs, Beaks lower tie bar, OEM Si rear sway bar, OEM front and rear lips, OEM Si Front Grille, Password JDM headlights and Foglights, 8K HIDs and 16-inch Rota C10s stripped, polished and inner spokes black
jeremy says, "I own a '99 Honda Civic and here is the basic run down of the car as well as three pictures attached. If you need any more information please let me know. Thanks for your time."we say we're not crazy about the window tint or the wheels, but if that's your style, rock it out.

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Jay & Joanna Brazeau
Rocks A '92 Civic & '92 Integra
See it rolling in Windsor, Ontario
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
jay says, "I was in your Readers' Rides with my Civic hatch in Nov. '06; since then I got hitched. Thought you guys might like our wedding photo. This was in front of the hall for the reception. 'His and Hers' rides."we say if this Civic's rockin', don't come knockin'! Congratulations!

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Dan Strauss
Rocks A '95 Acura Integra Ls
See it rolling in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Peep the Skunk2 Intake manifold, DC Sports exhaust manifold, AEM cold air intake, custom red valve cover, 17" ADR gold Sukodu 8 rims, Kumho tires, Skunk2 shocks & springs, Skunk2 front and rear camber kit, Type R front lip, Type R wing, Password JDM amber bumper lenses, 1998 rear bumper & tail lights, Black with red stitching JDM Integra Type R Recaro racing seats, Pioneer head unit, Performance Teknique amp, JL Audio 10" subs
dan says, "Thanks to everyone: Mom and Dad, Kristin and Mike M., Michael, V.J. and thanks to my girlfriend Cherelle, who makes my car look extra hot when she rides in it."we say keep it lean, keep it clean. Nice job.

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Sean Hanna
Rocks A '05 Acura Rsx Type S
See it rolling in boca raton, FL
Peep the Seibon carbon-fiber hood, Gram Lights 57c 18x8.5, Kumho Ecsta Spt tires, Stoptech Big Brake Kit, Rbc Intake Manifold, AEM Cold air intake, DC Sports Race header, Skunk2 Mega Power Exhaust, Buddy Club short throw shifter, Act stage 1 clutch and Prolite Flywheel, HKS Type Rs coilover system, Eibach rear camber kit
sean says, "Thanks to Japtrix of Palm Beach, and my family and friends for putting up with my hobby. My car is a real head turner."we say keep building the engine and don't let your exhaust get out of hand; you'll have a great low profile street car.

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