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Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

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Jul 18, 2007
0708htup_01_z+grassroots+199_civic_si Photo 1/8   |   Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

1999 CIVIC SI
Driver: Matt Gammon
TURF: U.S Navy, Deployed in Japan
How I Spent The $$$: GReddy turbo kit, Greddy front-mount kit, GReddy Type RS blow-off valve, BBK 70mm throttle body, AEBS intake manifold, R&R test pipe, Magnaflow cat-back, UR crank pulley, Fidanza 7.5-pound flywheel, MSD blaster coil, cap, rotor, and plug wires, NGK plugs, Hyper Grounds grounding kit, Walbro 190 in-tank pump, RC 310's, GReddy e-Manage, PLX M300 wideband, Auto Meter boost and oil pressure gauges, B&M short shifter, Energy Suspension motor mount inserts, and a set of Brembo cross-drilled and slotted rotors.
Shouts: To the thief that stole his car: "Way to go. You stole the car of a man in the middle of the ocean protecting your f*ckin' freedom! I hope the timing belt snaps."

We Like: People that work hard for their money. This car was well on its way to being a really nice feature car but was recently stolen from its owner while he was deployed overseas. Matt still wanted us to feature the car here in grassroots, but we figured the least we could do was give him a couple of XL shots. Keep your head up Matt. At least they didn't get the RPF1's, cam gears, and stereo so you can get your next Honda started when you get back home.

2018 Honda Civic
$18,940 Base Model (MSRP) 28/40 MPG Fuel Economy
0708htup_02_z+grassroots+2000_civic_si Photo 2/8   |   Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

2000 CIVIC Si
Driver: Greg Malinay
TURF: Deployed in Iraq
How I Spent The $$$: AEBS intake manifold, AEM short ram intake, NRG Epac, Tenzo R strut bar, Spoon reservoir covers, MagStar 9mm spark plug wires, Tenzo R axle back Type 2 exhaust, Type R front and rear lip, amber fog lights, Skunk 2 coilovers, Skunk 2 short shifter and shift knob and a Mugen shift boot.

We Like: His car is dumped like hell and he's fighting bad guys overseas-that's a double plus in our book.



0708htup_03_z+grassroots+1997_civic_ex Photo 3/8   |   Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

1997 CIVIC EX
Driver: Jonathan Runnells
TURF: Fresno, CA
How I Spent The $$$: 16-inch Sparco NS-II replica's, BFG G-force Sport 205/45/16 tires, Eibach springs, KYB AGX shocks with Ground Control coilovers, DIY camber kit in the rear, front upper strut bar, AEM cold-air intake, NGK wires and plugs, Megan Racing muffler, Mugen front lip, Invader carbon-fiber hood, Type R grille, JDM yellow fog lights, JDM thin side moldings, OEM-painted side skirts, Spoon mirrors, Type R rear lip, carbon-fiber gauge cluster, CTR shift boot, Password:JDM titanium shift knob, Skunk2 dual-bend short shifter, Yonaka Racing seats with custom brackets and Clarion 765MP deck.

We Like: This guy has a funky color scheme going on. It's like Christmas with a bit of carbon fiber.



0708htup_05_z+grassroots+acura_dc2_integra Photo 4/8   |   Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

Dc2 Integra
Driver: Justin Muse
Turf: Coeur d'Alene, ID
How I Spent The $$$: XTD stage 2 clutch, XTD 8-pound flywheel, NGK spark plug wires, NGK spark plugs, STR pulleys, Bomz crank pulley, cold-air intake, A'pexi intake filter, Mugen chip and tuned ECU, GReddy EVO 2 cat-back exhaust, Hytech 4-2-1 header, GReddy voltage stabilizer, GReddy oil catch reservoir, Spoon ground wire system, Skunk2 pro-series intake manifold, Hayame billet valve cover insert, Fluidyne high performance radiator, wire tuck, block bored and honed, 11:5:1 compression pistons, ARP rod and main bolts, AEM Tru-Time adjustable cam gears, Civic Type-R camshafts, titanium dual valve springs and retainers, RS limited white rims, APC lowering springs, Fidanza short throw shifter, Mugen shift boot and Type R shift knob, Alpine system with Kicker L5 subwoofer, Auto Air color blue with omni black tri-coat blue pearlescent.

We Like: We always love the blue on white motif, although you can hardly see it in the pictures.



0708htup_06_z+grassroots+honda_s2000 Photo 5/8   |   Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

S2000
Driver: Chris du Bois
TURF: Exeter, NH
How I Spent The $$$: JDM clear side markers, Spoon lower subframe X-brace, Spoon engine torque damper with Spoon A/C heatshield, Spoon front strut tower brace, Spoon oil cap, Spoon high-pressure radiator cap, Spoon magnetic trans and engine drain bolts, Spoon radiator stays and reservoir socks, K&N air filter and Bridgestone S-02 tires.

We Like: The ladies love when you have a lot of Spoon products. It's like some sort of subliminal message.



0708htup_07_z+grassroots+1997_honda_civic_dx Photo 6/8   |   Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

1997 civic DX
Driver: Aaron Tower
TURF: Randle, WA
How I Spent The $$$: JDM B18C 96 Spec R engine, JDM ITR intake manifold, JDM ITR throttle body, Mugen N1 (DC2) ECU, Mugen fan switch, Mugen thermostat, Skunk2 cam gears, DC Sports JDM 4-1 ceramic header, GReddy EVO2 cat-back exhaust, AEM cold-air intake, AEM fuel rail, AEM fuel pressure regulator, MSD 6AL ignition, MSD Blaster SS coil, MSD distributor cap, Magnecor KV85 spark plug wires, NGK spark plugs, Koyo radiator, FAL radiator fan, Hyper voltage system, Hyper ground system, Optima yellow top battery, B&M fuel pressure gauge and a test pipe with a 2.5-inch collector, JIC FLT-A2 suspension kit, Mugen front/rear strut bars, Sprint camber kit, JIC front tie bar, rear tie bar, rear lower sway bar, Volk Racing TE37 17x7.5 wheels (Gunmetal), Fuzion ZRi tires, Power Slot rotors, Axxis brake pads, Rotora rotors/pads in the rear, GS-R rear disc conversion, JDM CTR headlights, JDM CTR grille, JDM CTR front lip, '99-00 SI front end conversion, '99-00 SI taillights, '96-00 Civic OEM spoiler and Spoon-style side mirrors.

We Like: If you haven't already noticed, we like EK coupes.



0708htup_08_z+grassroots+honda_eg_civic Photo 7/8   |   Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

EG Civic
DRIVER: Alexis Ponce
TURF: Miami Beach, FL
How I Spent The $$$: B20 VTEC with a CTR head, Recaro seats, Sparco seatbelts and steering wheel, painted carbon-fiber hood, Hasport motor mounts, carbon-fiber front lip and APR canards.
We Like: The list on this car may be small, but the mods it has are pretty kick ass.

We Like: The list on this car may be small, but the mods it has are pretty kick ass.


0708htup_09_z+grassroots+2006_honda_civic_si Photo 8/8   |   Reader's Rides - August 2007 Grassroots

06-07 Civic SI
Driver: Raging
TURF: Abilene, TX
How I Spent The $$$: Injen cold-air intake, GReddy Evo2 cat-back, SCO ground kit, Tein S-Tech springs, Skunk2 rear camber kit, Hondata intake manifold gasket, HFP 17-inch Enkei's, and an HFP Aero Kit (minus the sides).

We Like: It's got the OEM style going on. Who needs an aftermarket body kit anyway?

Send us your pride and joy and if you stroke our ego enough, WE just might ink your ride!

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

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