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Reader's Rides - July 2007 Grassroots

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Jun 15, 2007

Basic Rules For The Photography Impaired
* 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.
* Send digital images to: editorial@hondatuningmagazine.com with the subject header: "Grassroots." send no more than 2-3 images and keep image sizes to 1MB.
* Please Send Prints via snail mail to: Honda Tuning, Attn: Grassroots; 2400 East katella ave., anaheim, CA 92806



2018 Honda Civic
$18,940 Base Model (MSRP) 28/40 MPG Fuel Economy
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1995 Civic LX Sedan
Driver: Turntune
TURF: Boca Raton, FL
How I Spent The $$$: Denji dual projector-angle eye headlamps with low beam HID's, vison corners, black headlight eyebrows, Mini Cooper side markers, vented hood, 15-inch RS limited rims painted gloss black and polished lips w/ 205/55 Nitto Neogen's, '91 USDM CRX Si front seats, A-pillar pod with vac, oil pressure, and O2, aluminum dash w/ Indiglo overlays, B&M short shifter and apc dropped ball shifter, JVC head unit, Clarion EQ, two Punch 60's and one Power Acoustic 1600, Polks up front and back and two 10-inch alpine type E's, stock D15B7 shortblock, ported, polished, and milled .010-inch EDM D16Y8 head, JDM D15B VTEC camshaft and valve springs, crower valve retainers, Megan Racing header, A-spec racing muffler, Honda CBR ITB's on a modded D16Z6 intake manifold, OBX cam gear, NGK iridium's, MSD blaster 2 coil, Innovate LC-1 wideband, all kept together with Uberdata, Skunk2 lowering springs and camber correction kit, Monroe Sens-A-Trac struts, GS-R front and rear sway bars, del Sol VTEC rear lower control arms, tie bars in front upper and lower, and rear lower.

We Like: It's nice to see that someone paid attention to our homemade ITB tech article for single cams in the February '05 issue.


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1997 Civic EX
Driver: Brandon Cribb
TURF: Cribbtown, CA
How I Spent The $$$: CTR grille, EK9 sidemarkers, Password JDM fenders,Spoon replica mirrors, SIR headlights, Civic SI taillights, Mugen plate bolts, Mugen exhaust, Enkie mesh wheels, del Sol seats, CTR cluster, SIR steering wheel, Buddy Club knob, Kenji ECU, B18C1 engine, MSD ignition, AEBS intake manifold, AEM intake, AEM fuel rail, AEM fuel pressure regulator, Megan header, Mugen strut bar

We Like: He's got a good thing going with the del Sol seats and GS-R engine.


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1988 CRX HF
Driver: Frank Rowland
TURF: L.A. and Belize
How I Spent The $$$: AEM CAI, DC Sports header, GReddy exhaust, Bronze Volk Racing TE37's, PYR ecu, stage 3 clutch, Eibach springs on Tokico Shocks and a SOHC ZC engine.

We Like: Surprisingly, the paint and the rims match... somewhat.

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1995 Integra GS-R Sedan
Driver: John Dy
TURF: Bay Area, CA
How I Spent The $$$: NRG ground wire kit, DC Sports 4-1 stainless steel header, AEM SRI, Hi Flow catalytic converter, 5Zigen Fire Catback, MSD super conductor plug wires, Bosch Platinum-4 spark plugs, Spoon Sports Magnetic oil drain plug, Spoon Sports radiator cap, Skunk2 dual bend short shifter, Spoon Sports magnetic tranny oil drain plug, Skunk2 coilovers, Skunk2 Front Upper Control Arms, Camber Kit, Skunk2 rear upper control arms and camber kit, DC Sports front upper strut bar, DC Sports lower tie bar, '98-01 taillights, JDM SIR-G fog lamps, Auto Meter Pro shift light, 17x7 ENKEI RSV (Anthracite), Si-VTEC front lip, Skunk2 shift knob, RAZO grip pedals, Benen front tow hook, BENEN rear tow hook, and a 5Zigen oil cap.

We Like: This guy is from Nor. Cal and his car is HELLA dope.


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1995 Del Sol
Driver: Kara Crail
TURF: Mililani, Hi
How I Spent The $$$: Candy raspberry paint, Mugen lip, carbon-fiber hood, Z3 fenders and rear spoiler, Buddy Club rear bumper, clear taillights, JVC CD/MP3/DVD player, Ample amp 15-inch sealed box, short shifter, B16 VTEC, dry NOS with remote opener, purge unit, AEM intake and fuel rail, OBX header, GReddy muffler, MSD ignition and fuel injectors, Skunk2 cam and gears, stock internals, Tokico blue shocks and Tein springs.

We Like: Nice car bra... Brah.


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Civi-Tegra ?
Driver: Kristen Antinoja
TURF: Castle Rock, WA
How I Spent The $$$: D16z6 VTEC, A'PEXi exhaust, ACT drag clutch, Tenzo R cold air intake, lightened flywheel, grounding kit, flashed ECU, '98 Acura Integra interior, A-pillar gauge pod, Skunk2 shift knob, '98 Acura Integra front-end conversion, shaved side moldings and trunk, Skunk2 coilovers, 3-inch drop, 15-inch Kosei K-1 on Zexius rubber.

We Like: We're diggin' the Civtegra style. She should build an Integra with a Prelude front end, and call it an "Interlude."


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Integra Type-R
Driver: Matt K
TURF: United Kingdom
How I Spent The $$$: JDM 4-1 header, ARC intake box, Mugen valve cover, Spoon oil cap and rad. cap, Spoon rad. hoses, Cusco Super single clutch kit, Cusco front lower mounts, Spoon LSD, Spoon magnetic plugs, JDM black Recaros, JDM steering wheel, JDM shift knob, JDM front end, ITR optional skirt package, Spoon CF mirrors, Mugen shocks with H&R Race springs, Mugen strut bars and 17-inch Volk SE37.

We Like: It's an ITR with a JDM front end that resides in the UK; that means it's worldly.


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1994 Del Sol Si
Driver: Steven Alexander
TURF: Polson, MT
How I Spent The $$$: Repainted '99 Acura Supersonic Blue, color matched sideskirts, Mugen style lip, repositioned antenna, Mugen FF6s wrapped in Bridgestone G006s, JDM visor conversion, color-matched interior panels, Alpine head unit, Punch 4004 amp, MB Quart Q series satellites, Punch P2 10-inch sub in a custom box, Skunk2 intake manifold and cam gear, Nology Hot wires, Greddy SP2 exhaust and Tein S-tech springs.

We Like: That's a very, very blue car.


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1992 Civic CX
Driver: Will Glass
TURF: Walla Walla, WA
How I Spent The $$$: JDM B18C that is bored to 84mm and sleeved, stage 3 turbo kit, Skunk2 intake manifold, Skunk2 turbo cams, AEM cam gears, AEM fuel rail and fuel regulator, MSD SCI ignition box, MSD spark plug wirs, NGK spark plugs, Golden Eagle pistons and rods, bearings, water pump, oil pump, Mugen oil pan, ACT lightened flywheel and clutch, Walbro fuel pump, A'PEXi Super ground system, Fluidyne radiator, 3-inch downpipe with cut out flange, MSD distributor cap, Hondata S300 system and RC injectors

We Like: A simple looking ride with a built, turbo B-series is always a winner.

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