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Reader's Rides - June 2007 Grassroots

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Jun 1, 2007
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2005 Civic Si
Driver: Joseph Moschini
Turf: Fruitland, Idaho
How I Spent The $$$: RSX-S AEM V2 intake heat wrapped, Hondata IMG HKS ground wires, DC race header, Buddy Club Pro Spec exhaust, S2K valve springs, Energy Suspension motor mounts, J's Racing Engine torque damper, Seibon carbon-fiber hood, black-out headlights, '03 taillight conversion, JDM DC5 sidemarkers, painted valve cover, JDM Foglights, 10K HID conversion, tow hooks, ITR replica front lip, RSX-S 16-inch rims, RSX-S calipers, RSX-S Brembo blank rotors, RSX-S EBC Green Stuff pads, Earls Stainless Braided lines, Falken Azenis tires RT615, Neuspeed sport springs, Neuspeed front strut brace, DC5-R rear swaybar and a J's Racing C-pillar brace.

We Like: It kind of looks like an EG. The simple styling of the black rims and the carbon-fiber hood makes it look really nice.

2019 Honda Civic
$21,450 Base Model (MSRP) MPG Fuel Economy

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1997 Civic Ex
Driver: Jaime Diaz
Turf: El Monte, California
How I Spent The $$$: AEM fuel rail, BLOX fuel pressure regulator, DC Sports header, Fujita air intake system, ACT stage 2 clutch, MSD super conductor and Blaster 3 coil, polyurethane motor mounts, ported and polished head, Skunk2 cam and valvetrain, AEM cam gear, GReddy cat-back exhaust, short shifter and Brembo rotors.

We Like: The engine bay is like a time machine. It takes us back to 1995 with the Pep Boys appearance package.

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2000 Civic Dx
Driver: Chris Brunet
Turf: Parsippany, New Jersey
How I Spent The $$$: Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system, DC Sports racing header, OBX exhaust manifold, an AEM cold-air intake, a Fidanza short shifter, Skunk2 sway bar, and a Mugen front lip kit.

We Like: Nice paint job. It's a good start to a faux Si, but it needs a good set of wheels.

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Integra LS
Driver: Jon Brown
Turf: Gay Mills, Wisconsin
How I Spent The $$$: LS tranny, ARP rod bolts, CTR pistons, Golden Eagle VTEC conversion kit, B18C1 head, OMNI power retainers and springs, ITR valves, ITR lost motion assembly, ITR VTEC solenoid, ITR oil and water pump, Skunk 2 stage 2 cams, AEM cam gears, Skunk 2 intake manifold, ITR throttle body, RC 550cc injectors, NGK 8mm plug wires, Ngk Uranium Plugs and Crome tuning.

We Like: LS/Vtec motors are fun, especially ones with a high compression ratio.

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1993 Del Sol Si
Driver: Justin Fritz
Turf: Yakima, Washington
How I Spent The $$$: 17-inch RS Limited Toyo rubber, Civic EX lip, A'pexi VAFC 2, custom gauges in glove box including oil pressure exhaust temp, air/fuel and boost, TD05 turbo, CRX HF manifold, adjustable fuel regulator, DSM 450cc injectors, custom 2.5-inch intake pipe, DSM blow-off valve and Neuspeed springs.

We Like: The homemade turbo kit is a nice touch-cheap power.

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1998 Accord LX
Driver: Neil Dennis II
Turf: H'town, Texas
How I Spent The $$$: Air intake, 2.5-inch exhaust piping, projector headlights, front and rear lip spoiler kit, 17-inch X-brand rims with Fuzion ZRI tires, brushed aluminum dash kit, Pioneer CD player and speakers, Boss in-dash DVD player and 3 screens.

We Like: Looks like a good car for cruising around town when doing errands. It needs a drop, though.'

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1993 Civic Hatch
Driver: Ken Martin a.k.a "Knuckles"
Turf: Paraaque City, Philippines
How I Spent The $$$: STOCK D15B VTEC, NGK wires, DENSO Iridium plugs, HKS titanium exhaust, ANZAHL RED-888 paint with Carshow finish clear coat, FG Monster hood, 5zigen chin, Portet side and rear skirts (JDM, eh?), Spoon copy FG side mirrors, CF Spoon copy wing, OEM clear fog lights, JDM flat sidemarkers, Amber clearance lights, OSRAM all-weather bulbs with NARVA relay kit, JDM EG4 Rear hatch glass with wiper and defogger, Car Mate Stainless Tilting Plate Holder, JDM EG4 amber gauge cluster, JDM EG4 amber climate control, JDM amber clock, JDM tilting steering column, JDM EG4 Gathers rear speaker grill, JDM Black front sidings with AR tweeters, MUGEN steering wheel, MUGEN shift knob, SPARCO pedals, JDM short armrest, OE audio center console, JAPAN racing floor mats, SPARCO Star seats, USDM ITR rear seats, BLITZ boost gauge, BLITZ turbo timer, OHLINS competition spec dampers and springs, CTR front tower strut bar, Custom rear tower strut bar, EG6 sway bar, MEGAN Racing Front lower H Brace, Z-SPEED lower tie bar, JDM EG4 big front brakes, JDM EG6 rear disk brakes, JDM ITR brake master and hydrovac, YOKOHAMA A539 R15/50/195 and Rota Group N wheels.

We Like: He's from the land of Rotas-that's awesome.

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Canadian Sir (em1)
Driver: Ryan Bourgeois
Turf: Nelson, B.C.
How I Spent The $$$: B&M Shifter, Dc Header, 5zigen Muffler, Obx Wires, Helix Throttle Spacer, Aem Intake, Buddyclub VTEC Controller, MSD External Coil, Vision Works Smoked Dist Cap, Spoon Reservoir Covers, Mugen Oil Cap, Mugen Rad Cap, Mugen Pedals, Mugen Teflon Shift Knob, KW Springs, 16-Inch Enkei Or52 Rims, Kuhmo Ecsta Rubber, Hurst Urethane Bushing Kit, Caron M3 Side Mirrors (Fake), Rjb Ground Wire Set (Homemade), Eurodesignz 8500k Headlights, Clear Gas Door W/ Nuclear Gas Cap And A Datum1 Tow Hook.

We Like: We Like Letters That Scream Really Loud.

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1995 Integra Gsr
Driver: Taylor Bohach
Turf: Moscow, Idaho
How I Spent The $$$: Generic coilovers, KYB struts, Weapon R short shifter, Holley cat-back exhaust, blue NGK spark plug wires, blue LED cluster lights, Clarion CD player and a painted valve cover.

We Like: It's nice to see people rock the "stock look" every once in a while.

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* Wait until late afternoon/ dusk/sundown (or very early morning) to shoot your car.

* Find a plain background (a clean wall behind your local supermarket or school, for example) and park about 20 feet away to create some depth. Make sure there are no trees, light/telephone poles or other distractions in the shot. also, avoid parking on grass, dirt or in a parking lot with painted stall lines.

* Make sure the sun is behind you.

* Look in your camera's viewfinder and make sure your shadow isn't in the frame. leave some room at the edges of the frame. (don't zoom in super tight on the car).

* Digital photos need to be minimum of 300dpi and about 4x4 inches. your best bet is to shoot on your camera's highest resolution setting.

* For best results, use a tripod. if your camera allows manual shutter settings, try shots at 1/60; 1/40; 1/30-seconds, with and without flash.

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* Please Send Prints via snail mail to: Honda Tuning, Attn: Grassroots; 2400 East katella ave., anaheim, CA 92806



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