In 2009 we want to start Readers' Rides out on the right foot. We really want to encourage everyone to send in your car, but make it worth your time. We can't stress enough that the majority of the images we receive are simply not usable. Not everyone is a photographer, but one of your friends probably is (as this month's winner has proven)! Use a tripod, correct your white balance, move the garbage out of the background and forget about the iPhone camera. Send us the best photos of your ride to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Super Street, c/o Readers Rides, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Be sure to send us JPEGs with at least 1500x1000 resolution at 180ppi (that should be small JPEG, medium-quality settings on most digital cameras). Don't forget to tell us your full name, where you live, and the highlights of your mods.
This month's winner, Jason Aponte,wins Project Kics lug nuts from Mackin Industries, (www.mackinindustries.com)
Ride Of The Month
Rocks A '03 Nissan Sentra SE-R SpecV
See It Rolling IN Norwalk, CT
Peep The SSR Turbo kit, Precision intercooler, Nismo accessories, Stromung exhaust, Nismo suspension, K-Sport big brake kit, 18" Kyowa wheels, Autometer cobalt gauges, 3 Tone paint job, suede interior and Audiobahn sound system
Jason Says "I've attached a couple of preview photos from my personal photographer."
We Say In 2009, good photos will be rewarded.
Rocks A '89 Honda Civic Si
See It Rolling In Planet Earth
Peep The Blox intake, Megan header, 1200 Watt system, EDM corner lights, rear foglight, side markers, taillights, German front plate, Volkwagen GTI front lip and 16" wheels
Andres Says, "I decided to do EDM Instead of JDM. Alot of people with Hondas are doing JDM, so I want my Civic to look different from the others."
We Say Slapping a VW lip on your car doesn't make it look different- it makes it look awkward. Other than that you have the right idea.
Rocks A '04 Dodge Neon SRT-4
See It Rolling In San Diego, CA
Peep The V2 Turbo and stage 3 clutch, Mopar Stage 2 w/Toys PCM, Perrin Intercooler, HKS blow-off valve, AEM intake, BC Coilovers, APR CF mirrors and front splitter, Carbon by Design hood, Corbeau race seat, A'PEXi gauges and SAFC-II, Kaminari body kit, Autopower rollbar, Team Dynamic 17X7 street wheels and Motoforge 17X7.5 track wheels (not pictured)
Jason Says, "I was looking to build a SRT-4 that does more than just go fast in a straight line. This car puts out 310whp and 325 ft./lbs of torque while handling well and stopping on a dime."
We Say So much time and money and lots of power, but at the end of the day, it's still a Neon - a Neon that can kick the crap out of project cars.
Rocks A '03 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII
See It Rolling In Warner Robins, GA
Peep The Slowboy Racing Evo IX 20g Turbo w/Buschur wastegate, 750cc injectors, Snow performance water/meth injection kit, Perrin fuel rail, GReddy V-Spec intercooler, A'PEXi turbo-back 3" exhaust, 18" Advan RS wheels, Megan racing Track Series coilovers, VIS carbon hood, APR Evo IX front bumper and Turbosmart e-boost 2 boost controller.
Ricky Says, "I'll be adding cams and a stand-alone very soon...As soon as 93 octane is less than a house payment."
We Say Damn, houses must be cheap in Georgia!
Rocks A '02 Acura RSX Type
See It Rolling In Oxnard, CA
Peep The Full Ings +1 body kit, Gold Advan RS wheels, BYS cf hatch and Lexan glass, Brembo Gran Tourismo brake kit, High End Kevlar seats, TEIN Flex coilovers, Cusco rollcage, ARC induction box, JDM goodies, Nintendo Wii, Sony head unit, Audiobahn subs and Pioneer speakers
Refugio Says, "Hey wat up. Hope you like my car."
We Say Hey wat up. With parts from ings +1, ARC, BYS, Advan, Brembo, TEIN, Cusco and more, it would be hard not to like it!
Rocks A '97 Toyota Supra
See It Rolling In Puyallup, WA
Peep The AEM intake, GReddy 3-row intercooler and catch can, Zex 75 shot nitrous, HKS 3.5" Carbon-Ti exhaust, HKS Turbo timer, AEM Uego and Tru boost, A'PEXi neo, Autometer gauges, Corbeau seats, 4pt cage, TEIN Flex coilovers, Tanabe sway bars, Seibon carbon hood, Wings West lip and 18" Racing Hart C5 wheels
Tejon Says, "All blacked-out sleeper I like to call it."
We Say Ya, nothing screams "sleeper" like a caged-up twin-turbo Supra with a giant front mount rolling smokey burnouts.