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Readers Rides - May 2009

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May 1, 2009
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It's that monthly time again for us to dedicate a few pages to our loyal readers. If you want to see your car here and possibly win some free parts, send some high-resolution photos of your ride to Make sure the JPEGs are 1500x1000 dpi. Do not try to use your camera phone. We don't care how much you like your iPhone, it will suck and will not look good at all - trust us! For snail mail users, send your letters to Super Street, c/o Readers Rides, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Don't forget to tell us your full name, where you live, highlights of your mods and your quote.

This month's winner, Geoffrey Shepherd, wins a set of Depo Auto Lamps! (

Geoffrey Shepherd
Rocks A Mazda Miata
See It Rolling In travis AFB, CA
Peep The Nissan SR20DET swap; Exedy clutch; Torsen LSD; GReddy BOV; AFCO Racing radiator; FMIC; Z32 MAF; MINE'S ECU; HKS intake; 16x8 gold Sportmax 002; Tokico shocks and springs; front strut tower bar; rolled fenders; custom downpipe; Wilwood 4 pistons brakes up front with slotted rotors; Wilwood 2 pistons brakes in rear with slotted rotors; '99 Miata seats; Sony Xplod CD/MP3 player
Geoffrey Says, "My goal is to be featured in Super Street in a couple of years! This is for all the people that down-talk Mazda Miatas."
We Say You're on a great start to being featured. Just clean it up a bit, and get a hardtop. We only like our girls topless.

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Yohann De Zohsa
Rocks A Nissan S15 Silvia
See It Rolling In Sri Lanka
Peep The Tomei pistons, rods, cams, valve springs, cam gears, 740cc injectors, and fuel pump; Garrett GT3237; TiAL wastegate; GReddy e-manage; Shark Racing Tech port polish and tuning; Vertex Ridge body kit; 17" Advan AVS Model 5 wheels; R34 GTR Brembo brakes; Ohlins coilovers; and rollbar
Yohann Says, "I'm putting down about 400 whp at 1.6 bar boost. My tuner is holding back because the S15 gear box is rumored to disintegrate at over this figure. This issue wont last long though as I have an S14 transmission on the way to me from Japan right now. I can see 500 WHP on the horizon."
We Say We had no idea Sri Lanka had cars built like this. Tell us, how are the girls?

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Vinny Mago
Rocks A Acura TSX
See It Rolling In Tampa, FL
Peep The LHT Performance custom 4-1 header, cat, and aluminum exhaust; Hondata reflash ECU; Enkei Racing GTC01 wheels; Rotora big brake kit; Ksport Kontrol Pro dampers; Corbeau LG1 seats in black micro suede; custom stitched alcantara OEM steering wheel.
Vinny Says, "I thought I'd submit a rolling shot of my 'ultimate DD' TSX project which is now complete!"
We Say We see the TSX, but we don't see the 'ultimate double Ds'. Please submit picture of girlfriend.

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Kevin Williams
Rocks A Lexus IS300
See It Rolling In Queens, NY
Peep The Vortech supercharger; Eibach Pro Kit springs; Bilstein shocks; Rotora slotted rotors; staggered 17" Work Emotion XD9 wheels; A'PEXi WS2 exhaust; Pioneer D3 head unit; Orion speakers.
Kevin Says, "This was my car two weeks ago, before it got totalled. I'm in pain."
We Say Ouch! It must suck to lose a car with so much work put into it.

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Brian Mitchell
Rocks A 1991 Nissan 240SX
See It Rolling In San Diego, CA
Peep The Custom header; Injen intake; ported head; 11lbs flywheel; stage one clutch; VLSD; custom 2.5" exhaust; TEIN springs; full polyurethane bushings; Tanabe strut bars and lower frame brace; Auto Power rollbar; Nology 8.5mm wires; Momo steering wheel; NRG quick-release; Bomex power mirrors; fender flares; XXR 002 15x8" +0 rims; JDM visors; custom front lip
Brian Says, "My complete car was built by me and I am really on a budget."
We Say Aren't all S13 owners really on a budget? Sweet photo of your car with the California fires in the background. It sure was fun breathing in all that smoke and ash.

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James Rogers
Rocks A 2005 Subaru WRX
See It Rolling In Bothell, WA
Peep The IHI VF34 turbo; HKS 3" TBE; cat-less up-pipe; SSAC FMIC; Cobb intake; STi "pinks", Walbro fuel pump; GM BCS; Open Source tune; Perrin cooling plate; Prosport gauges; JIC coilovers; Rota Tarmac 3 wheels; Pirelli tires; plus a bunch of DIY mods and a gutted interior.
James Says, "I plan to take it to the track and she what she can do. I've been reading your magazine since I was 14 and have saved every issue since. If it weren't for SS, I wouldn't be who I am today. Keep up the good work!!!"
We Say We're not sure what STi "pinks" are, but we love getting anything pink. Give us pink!

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Jeff Wieder
Rocks A 1985 Honda CRX SI
See It Rolling IN Emmaus, PA
Peep The Reupholstered Del Sol seats; brand-new carpet; Edelbrock air cleaner assembly with K&N filter; Ground Control coilovers; '89 Integra rear disc brake swap; shaved antenna and rear wing; Personal steering wheel; Magnaflow exhaust; Hedman header; Sumitomo HTR 200 tires.
Jeff Says, "This was a 28-month top-to-bottom restoration. Floor pan rust was cut out and replaced with fresh steel, coated with POR15 and then truck bedlined. Interior was converted to all black with red stitching with retrofitted Del Sol seats. Parts were a combination of original, NOS (new old stock) from Honda, eBay, junkyard finds and my friends at
We Say We love the restore job, but where are the old school Mugen parts??

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