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Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

C'mon Baby, We'll Make Ya Famous

Oct 1, 2007

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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Htup_0710_01_z+grassroots+1996_civic_si Photo 1/8   |   Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

1996 civic si
Driver: Daniel Paiva
TURF: Maui, Hawaii
How I Spent The $$$: B18C5, Password:JDM intake, JG headers, Skunk2 cam gears, a'pexi GT sport exhaust, JDM Civic Type-R interior, Tein Super Street suspension, GSR brake conversion with power slot rotors, 16-inch Rota GT3s

We Like: That this guy gets to roll around Maui in this stroked CTR. What's the course record on the road to Hana anyway?



Htup_0710_02_z+grassroots+1998_civic_ex Photo 2/8   |   Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

1998 civic EX
Driver: Alexander Wright
TURF: The Woodlands, Texas
How I Spent The $$$: B18C1, CP 9:1 pistons, eagle rods, garret 60 trim turbo, Skunk2 turbo cams, Skunk2 pro series cam gears, Hasport motor mounts, tial WG, HKS SSQV, ARP head/rod/main studs, Tein Flex coilovers, Motegi wheels, Seibon carbon-fiber hood, Hondata S300 tuning software, B&M short throw shifter, energy suspension bushings

We Like: Clean cars with lots of quality "go parts."


Htup_0710_03_z+grassroots+1997_prelude Photo 3/8   |   Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

1997 prelude
Driver: Brian Fettkether
Turf: Waterloo, Iowa
How I Spent The $$$: Injen Race Division Intake, DC Sports Headers, Optima Red Top battery, Custom 2.25-inch exhaust piping, high flow cat, Tanabe exhaust, Manley titanium valves, Manley titanium valve springs, Manley titanium retainers, NX Nitrous Express wet kit 125 shot, Ported and polished head, Accell spark plug wires, HKS oil cap, Accord sir JDM valve cover, carbon-fiber spark plug cover, Honda reservoir covers, Crower Stage 2 cams, Fidanza adjustable cam gears, Cylinder head resurfaced 0.10, valve and seats ground, timing advanced 9-degrees, NGK Iridium IX spark plugs, Euro carbon-fiber taillights, Momo carbon-fiber shift knob, JVC deck, KDSHX700 MP3/WMA PIC, Alpine Type-R rear 6x9s, Alpine Type-R front 6x5s, high-definition headlights, custom vinyl graphics, custom vinyl eyebrows, blue Led underbody kit, fully tinted, clear turn singles, clear side markers, K40 radar detector, fire extinguisher, front strut bar, rear strut bar, Tein S-Tech coilovers, 18-inch Enkei PK6 Anthracite rims, 225/40ZR18 Nitto Neo Gen tires

We Like: This BB6! It has a lot of quality work done to it but without looking overdone from the outside. Nice job Brian!



Htup_0710_04_z+grassroots+1998_accord_v6 Photo 4/8   |   Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

1998 Accord V6 Coupe
Driver: Thomas Lee
TURF: Hacienda Heights, Calif.
How I Spent The $$$: Axis Ne-Os rims 19-inch, Importfan CF hood, a'pexiN1 universal mufflers, Eibach Pro Kit, Ground Designs Street Fighter 2 Body Kit, Koni Yellow Shocks, AEM cold air intake, Street Glow under body neon

We Like: The rims, a nice touch!

Htup_0710_05_z+grassroots+2000_civic_dx Photo 5/8   |   Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

2000 Civic Hatchback Dx
Driver: Donald Nickel
TURF: Torrance, Calif.
How I Spent The $$$: D16Y7-SOHC Non-VTEC, DPR Stage VI Cylinder Head, Adjustable Cam Sprocket, Iceman Cold-Air Intake with K&N Filter, DC 4-1 Ceramic Header, Straight Pipe, 2.25-inch exhaust piping, Thermal R&D Muffler, Ground Control coilovers, KYB AGX adjustable struts/shocks, Brembo Cross-Drilled / Slotted Rotors, AXXIS Metal Master Brake Pads, Neuspeed Polished Rear tie-bar, Kosei K1 15x7 wheels, 195/50ZR Yokohama AVS-I tires, 1/4-inch rear wheel spacers, Eclipse 5303R Headunit, Alpine V12 Amplifier, Sony 444W Amplifier, 12" JL W6 Subwoofers Ported Box, JDM Civic Type-R headlights, '99-'00 Civic Si Lip, PIAA 001 Superwhite Foglights, Catz Zeta System, Razo Shift Knob, CF e-brake handle, EX armrest and assorted JDM goodies

We Like: How can you go wrong with Tafetta White?! It has the color and cool parts to go along with it.

Htup_0710_06_z+grassroots+1990_accord_ex Photo 6/8   |   Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

1990 accord ex
Driver: Lokuputha
TURF: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
How I Spent The $$$: '93 Honda Ascot 2.0Si DOHC F20A with five-speed transmission, Honda PT2 Gasket set, DC Sports 4-2-1 header, Magnaflow catalytic converter, RS*R Exmag stainless steel Satin Black Cat-back exhaust, DA Integra Airbox with three-way Intake tubing, Crown Vic Venturi tube, '95 Acura Legend front lip, '93 CB9 front bumper, '91 CB3 Japanese 1-PC chrome-trim headlights, '93 CB9 amber turn signals, '93 CB9 fog lights, CB3 chrome front grille, First Generation ITR steering wheel, Racing Hart D/Spec Superlative Racing Dish 16x7.5, Bridgestone Potenza G009's 205/50-16 gummies, Tein H-Tech springs, Tokico Blue, HP shocks, Goodridge stainless steel brake lines, stracing sway bar set, Security....undisclosed military-style security system, Clarion MP3 deck, Clarion Pro Audio 6.5-foot components up front, PPA 6.5-foot mid-woofers with Planet Audio Crossover & Tweeters, 2X PPA 6-foot 200 watt acoustic subs, 15db Radio Antenna Amplifier

We Like: The wheels, straight up.

Htup_0710_07_z+grassroots+2002_ep3 Photo 7/8   |   Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

2002 EP3
Driver: Jim Hartnett
TURF: San Francisco, Calif.
How I Spent The $$$: Honda Factory Performance body kit, Extreme Dimensions carbon-fiber hood, ITR 17-inch wheels, Sparco Torino seats, DC5 suspension with Brembo brakes, Tein Super Street dampers, swapped the stock K20A3 engine with five-speed tranny for a JDM K20A with six-speed tranny, ACT clutch and flywheel, AEM V2 cold air intake, Hondata K-Pro ECU, Comptech Header, Skunk2 exhaust system and an Alpine CD/MP3 player with XM radio.

We Like: This car is potent enough to make the classic red pinstripe work.

Htup_0710_08_z+grassroots+1998_civic_ex Photo 8/8   |   Reader's Rides - October 2007 Grassroots

1998 civic ex
Driver: Mark Ancheta
TURF: San Diego, Calif.
How I Spent The $$$: sir lip, sir front and rear bumper, sir grille, thin side moldings, EK side markers, OEM moon roof visor, Seibon carbon-fiber hood, Password:JDM fenders, '99-'00 taillights, M3-style spoiler, Type-R rear lip, Depot Yellow foglights, CTR-style side mirrors, Ksport coilovers, AEM cold air intake, Exedy clutch, Si front and rear seats, Si cluster, '96 Spec ITR wheels/conversion

We Like: The JDM look. No matter how hard we try it never gets played out.

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