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Readers's Rides - February/March 2008 Grassroots

C'mon Baby, We'll Make Ya Famous

Mar 1, 2008
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EJ Civic Coupe
Driver: Marcus Hyde
Turf: Richmond, Va.
How I Spent The $$$: JDM B20B block, ITR head, Skunk2 valvetrain, ARP head studs, Garrett T3/T4 turbo, Precision 880cc injectors, Walbro fuel pump, 2.5-inch intercooler piping, Full Race FMIC and top-mount manifold, TiAL46mm wastegate set to 15 psi and tuned by Shue Tuning, 3.5-inch downpipe (no exhaust), '98 Integra GSR tranny, '05 Honda Element Cargo Khaki paint job, EG6 fenders, VIS carbon-fiber hood, Vision smoked amber corners, EG6 headlights, Autopower roll bar, VTi cluster, EG6 clock, EG6 steering wheel.We Like: What's not to like about B20s and turbochargers?



2018 Honda Civic
$18,940 Base Model (MSRP) 28/40 MPG Fuel Economy
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EE9 Civic 1.6i-VT
Driver: Ehwald Rietveldt
Turf: Netherlands
How I Spent The $$$: Honda Access side skirts and window visors, EF9 roof spoiler, folding mirrors and DOHC VTEC door decals, 15-inch Mugen MR5 rims, Mugen midpipe, Koni adjustable shocks lowered 7.5-centimeters, Honda Access armrest and Mugen shift knob.We Like: Old-school Hondas in Holland...cool.



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EG Civic Hatchback
Driver: Brandon Sain
Turf: Decatur, Ala.
How I Spent The $$$: Poor man's ITR, CTR/ITR cams, ITR intake manifold, AEM intake, DC Sports header, CTR crank pulley, Spoon valve cover; carbon-Kevlar plug cover, oil cap and radiator cap; full "Toddler Tuned" wire tuck, Tanabe Sustec pro suspension, ASR subframe with ITR anti-sway bar, Sage Racing lower control arms, Kirk Racing six-point roll bar, 15-inch Rays Engineering rims, Falken tires, VIS carbon-fiber hood and hatch, JDM headlights, corner lamps, thin side moldings, antenna delete, rear spoiler and SiR front lip.We Like: CTR, ITR, Type Rs are good.



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'96 Civic EX
Driver: Brian Stout
Turf: Camp Pendleton, Calif.
How I Spent The $$$: Buddy Club/Black Widow body kit, 18-inch Velox VX-8 rims, Toyo Proxes tires, Evo-style carbon-fiber hood, 5.6-inch Audiovox visor screens, Fahrenheit DVD system, 12-inch Audiobahn subs, 400- and 800-watt Audiobahn amps, Alpine tilt faceplate, MOMO steering wheel and shift knob, AEM cold air intake and adjustable cam gear, DC Sports 4-1 header, GReddy exhaust, Auto Meter tachometer, painted valve cover, custom orange and blue interior with custom painted exterior.We Like: Shaved moldings and door handles make for clean bodylines.

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'06 Civic SI
Driver: Jesse Calvillo
Turf: Fort Worth, Tex.
How I Spent The $$$: Fujita intake, Comptech header, Hondata intake gasket, Nology wires and carbon-fiber spark plug cover, Tanabe Medallion exhaust, Spoon Sports oil cap, high-pressure radiator cap and reservoir covers, 18-inch 5Zigens, Pro Racer lugs, Kumho AST 225/40-18 tires, Tein S-Tech springs, Tanabe Sustec H-brace, Megan Racing front and rear lower tie bars, OEM Honda navigation, CTR shoulder pads, Piaa Plasma Ion yellow bulbs, custom K20Z3 decal, Weather Tech window rain guards.We Like: The new Si is nice. A modified one like Jesse's is even better.



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'95 Civic CX
Driver: Jay Cardwell
Turf: Dublin, Ohio
How I Spent The $$$: R81 Milano red paint, D16Z6 engine, CP pistons, Eagle Rods, ZEX cam, Comp Cams valve springs, ARP head studs, Cometic headgasket, Skunk2 intake manifold, Hondata intake gasket, Golden Eagle Vacuum manifold, Precision 780cc injectors, B&M fuel pressure regulator and gauge, Walbro fuel pump, GSR throttle body, Turbonetics T3/T04E turbo, Turbo XS blow-off valve, Vibrant Performance couplers and T-bolt clamps, mini-ram TIG-welded exhaust manifold, GReddy FMIC, 5-C Creations 2.5-inch charge piping and 3-inch downpipe, MSD distributor cap, rotor and coil, NGK spark plugs, A'PEXi World Sport 2 exhaust, EX/Si tranny, Cusco LSD, B&M short shifter, Skunk2 shift knob, Auto Meter gauges, JDM Recaro seats, GReddy turbo timer, OEM audio console and stereo, Pioneer speakers, KYB AGX shocks, Skunk2 coilovers, Skunk2 camber kit, '95 GSR front and rear disc brakes, Goodridge brake lines, Omni Power rear lower control arms, 15-inch Rota Slipstreams, Mugen replica front lip and rear duckbill spoiler, Golden Eagle rear diffuser and carbon-fiber hood.We Like: We dig Jay's D-series ties and the well-rounded setup.



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'97 Civic Ex
Driver: Sam Tia
Turf: Whereabouts unknown
How I Spent The $$$: Aem short ram intake, N1 style exhaust, EK engine badge, OEM Honda valve cover painted bronze, '99-'00 front end conversion (hood, fenders and bumper), OEM Si grille and taillights, OEM JDM CTR amber side marker lamps, OEM JDM SiR front emblem assembly, OEM Honda S2000 black chrome front and rear emblems, OEM Honda bumper plugs, Password:JDM yellow foglights, Spoon replica side mirrors, '99-'00 OEM style Si spoiler, Mugen replica front lip, Type-R replica rear lip, Type-R black housing headlights, H4 H.I.D. conversion kit, eBay license plate relocater, "Eat, Sleep, Honda" decal, blue neon underdash lights, Spoon Sports auto shift knob, Type-R red-stitched armrest cover, OEM CTR/ITR red-stitched shift boot, OEM Si tweeter pods, OEM '99-'00 Civic cup holder, RAZO wide rearview mirror, OEM 14-inch HX rims painted bronze, Falken Ziex 185/65-14 tires, Skunk2 coilovers, Muteki lug nuts, Cobra XRS-9700 radar, OEM Si tweeters, Pioneer rear speakers, JDM Soshinoya badges.We Like: The OEM and JDM goodies, despite the painted wheels.


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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.

* 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. Suite 1100, anaheim, CA 92806

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