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Readers’ Rides Extended Version!

Mar 18, 2014

Model: Janis True, @janistrue
Photo: Sam Du

We realize not everyone can shell out big bucks or put in hundreds of work hours to complete a full-on build, but that doesn't mean we don't love what you do. So each issue, we'll continue to show YOUR rides! This month, we've decided to showcase more cars than the typical issue. These reader-built cars range from wild to mild but each owner has put his heart and soul into these projects and we have to give each and everyone one of you props!

To submit your car into Readers' Rides, e-mail us at with the information and specs as shown by your fellow readers here. Also remember to send us a quality hi-resolution photo. If you need help, flip back to our January issue for a short photo tutorial.

Richard Payne

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Ride 1983 Nissan Skyline

Location Yokosuka, Japan

Mods Done L28 bored and stroked to 3.0 liter; P90A head with solid lifter; MSD ignition control and coils; Tomei 300? cam and cam gear; SK inlet manifold; Kakimoto exhaust; Trust oil cooler; 280Z B-type transmission; OS Giken clutch; Zeal coilovers; Impul rear sway bar; Cusco strut bar, rear floor bar and rollcage; 15x8/11" Watanabe R-Type wheels; R32 Skyline brakes; Project Mu rotors and pads; Bride seats; Vertex steering wheel; stripped interior

Why We Like It Perhaps our fav car this month, this one comes all the way from Japan and is sick from inside and out!

Adam Lewis

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Ride 2000 Nissan Skyline GT-R

Location Aukland, New Zealand

Mods Done Nismo exhaust, speedometer and V-Spec multi-function dipslay; HKS boost controller; Splitfire coils; A'PEXi twin-pod gauges; TEIN coilovers; 18" BBS LM wheels; Endless brake pads; Pioneer head unit; Alpine components and 10" sub

Why We Like It While it has minimal mods, who doesn't love an R34-especially as clean as this one?

Will Muralles

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Ride 2013 Scion FR-S

Location East Quogue, NY

Mods Done Full-Blown Motorsports turbo kit and catch can; 1000cc ID injectors; E85 tuned; BC coilovers; Work Emotion XD9 wheels; Hankook tires; GT86 fog lights

Why We Like It We see a lot of peeps driving around FR-Ss but not always boosted. Nice work, Will!

Michael Valentich

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Ride 1998 Honda Civic

Location Rockford, IL

Mods Done JDM Type R B18C swap; Edelbrock intake manifold; Pherable throttle body; intake; BWR oil catch can, control arms and camber kit; AEM fuel rail, FPR and fuel filter; 370cc RC injectors; NGK plugs; Skunk2 Pro Series cam gears and radiator; DC headers; Megan exhaust; Innovative engine mount; B&M shifter bushings and SSK; AEM wideband; Ksport coilovers; Eibach sway bars; slotted rotors; braided lines; Konig Helium wheels; Si front-end; Seibon hood; Password JDM fenders, headlights and grille; Carbon Creations front splitter; carbon mirrors and rear spoiler; NRG steering wheel and harnesses; carbon kevlar seats

Why We Like It Home-built and driven hard, Michael's put a lot of time into his Type R-powered EK.

Kim Lyshaug

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Ride 2001 Honda S2000

Location Drammen, Norway

Mods Done 2.4-liter Toda Racing engine; Getrag gearbox; Quaife limited-slip differential; BBS LM wheels; Veilside body kit

Why We Like It Cool to see our readers in Scandinavia know what's up!

Matthew Lewis

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Ride 1999 Nissan Silvia Spec S

Location Okinawa, Japan

Mods Done A'PEXi intake; HKS header and cat-back exhaust; Cusco strut braces and engine damper; Engery Suspension bushings; GAB Sports Revo Stroke coilovers; 18x9.5" Rays TE37 wheels; 25mm widebody fenders; Spec R side skirts; Bride PROS seat with Takata harness; Sparco steering wheel; Nismo gauge cluster; Blitz carbon center-mount gauges; drift-style e-brake assembly

Why We Like It Another dedicated reader from Japan who knows we have a soft spot for S15 Silvias.

Steve Salazar

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Ride 1981 Toyota Starlet

Location Phoenix, AZ

Mods Done K&N filter; Magnaflow exhaust; lowering springs; rear sway bar; Toycool front spoiler; Hella lights; polished Celica wheels; reupholstered interior; Tom's steering wheel

Why We Like It Gotta give Steve props for keeping his ol' Starlet so mint!

Cliff Graff

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Ride 1991 Mazda Miata

Location Gresham, OR

Mods Done 1.8-liter swap with limited-slip differential; Magnaflow exhaust; Raceland coilovers; 15x8" steelies; welded-in half-cage; GV front lip; JDM Eunos taillights

Why We Like It It's a little bit rough around the edges but we dig how this all-white Miata gets used and abused.

Jesse "Trey" Edwards

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Ride 2007 Honda Civic Si

Location Dobson, NC

Mods Done Hasport Gold mounts; Hondata Flash Pro; Skunk2 intake manifold, 72mm throttle body, intake, fuel rail, 70mm cat-back exhaust, radiator hose, coolant reservoir relocated and manifold gasket; Invidia header; PWJDM carbon kevlar spark plug cover and cooling plate; NGK spark plugs; Competition flywheel and stage 2 clutch; Hybrid Racing clutch line; EM1 CMC; Megan Racing coilovers; Buddy Club control arms; 17x9" Enkei RPF1 wheels; HFP lip kit; VIS carbon trunk; JDM emblems; Mugen RR spoiler and window visors; FD2 taillights

Why We Like It This Si has all the right bolt-ons and sits pretty tough.

Alex Daigle

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Ride 1995 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Location Prince Edward Island, Canada

Mods Done HKS intake and boost controller; FEAL coilovers; 17x9" Rota Grid wheels; Takata harnesses; muffler delete; Blitz turbo timer

Why We Like It Right-hand drive? Pretty cool!

Brian Torres

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Ride 2006 Mitsubishi Evo

Location Fort Myers, FL

Mods Done 3.5" straight exhaust; 2.5L-spec turbo; 1000cc Precision injectors; five-speed manual swap; 3" ETS intercooler; Forge Motorsport blow-off valve; AEM wideband; Defi gauges; BC Racing suspension; 17x9" MB Battle wheels; Ralliart front lip

Why We Like It We expect Brian's Evo to sound like a beast with straight pipes.

Dixon Pai

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Ride 1997 Lexus ES300

Location Walnut, CA

Mods Done Injen intake; Megan Racing exhaust; DMH Performance cut-out; BC Racing coilovers with Swift springs; front strut bar; Whiteline sway bars; custom rear camber arms; 18x9.5" Klutch SL5 wheels; VIS Racing front bumper; GS VIP rear valance; project headlights; JDM corner lenses and rain guard; Nardi steering wheel; Junction Produce goodies

Why We Like It Unique VIP build with a creative touch to the front bumper.

Mico Brillo-Cruz

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Ride 1999 Honda Civic Si

Location Chicago, IL

Mods Done intake with K&N filter; DC Sports header; Borla muffler; NGK plugs and wires; Koyo radiator; Samco hoses; BuddyClub radiator cap; Exedy clutch and flywheel; MFactory shifter; Energy Suspension shifter, trailing arm and control arm bushings; OmniPower coilovers; Skunk2 and Blackworks Racing camber kits; 15x6" SSR TypeC wheels; Yokohama Advan AD08 tires; OMP seat; Momo steering wheel; JDM CTR shift boot

Why We Like It Needs a little more work but it's something we could see Kanjo racing in Japan.



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