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Our Import Car Garage - Up On Blocks

When working on your car, always remember the...

Ricky Chu
May 30, 2007
Photographer: Super Street Staff

Whether it's seats, brakes or whatever, you'll be glad to know that we're not falling behind on the project car updates. Although some cars take a little longer to coordinate and gather parts for, we try our best not to leave you hanging every month. Fortunately, we have plenty of cars to get cracking on so that's an excuse you'll never hear from us.

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EBC Pads and Rotors
Everyone needs to stop better, but sometimes a big brake kit isn't an option. Whether it's because of its huge price tag or because you already have a set of dope wheels that aren't big-brake friendly, there are other solutions. Jonny's IS 300 is rocking some Time Attack TE37 wheels that fit perfectly with his stock brakes, but would require spacers if he wanted to throw on some big calipers and rotors. That doesn't mean he can't upgrade his braking performance. EBC Brakes offers brake pad and rotor upgrades for almost any car you can imagine. They even have different pad materials to suit all the different driving that you're planning on doing. Jonny went with the Red Stuff brake pads, which are ideal for street and give an extra bite for the track. As far as rotors, the new Ultimax Black Dash Series rotors are going on the front of Jonny's car. These rotors are designed to be quieter than most rotor upgrades, that way he doesn't sound like a freight train locking up the emergency brake every time he pulls into a parking spot. Unfortunately, no rear rotors were available for his IS 300 at this time.

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Charge Speed Racing Seats
As if getting in and out of a lowered NSX wasn't difficult enough, Rik thought it'd be a good idea to throw in some racing seats. And we're not talking just any seats, he insisted that they had to be the good stuff, so we sourced out a pair of red carbon kevlar Charge Speed Sport seats from Versus Motorsports. That's right, carbon kevlar. Like the kevlar used in bulletproof jackets. Maybe the seats are bulletproof too, but we're not willing to find out. All we need to know is that they're really light, strong, hold well and look dope-pretty much all you can ask for out of a racing seat. And not to front or anything, but the NSX-R seats are red with carbon kevlar shells as well. Now his next mission is to try and find some sliders and brackets for the seats.

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Continental Tires
With the new 5Zigen GN+ wheels that Carter is using with his five-lug conversion, he needed some rubbers to slap on. Considering that he's planning on driving the 240 on the street, along with a few weekend track events sprinkled throughout, Carter selected the ContiExtremeContact tires from Continental. They'll give him the comfort he needs on his daily commute through the bumpy roads of LA, the safety on the rare occasions that it rains, and the handling when he takes his car to the track. As for sizing, the S13 chassis is fitted with 215/35R17 for the fronts and 345/40R17 on the backside.

Sources

Continental Tires
www.ContinentalTire.com
EBC Brakes
Sylmar, CA 91342
702-826-2400
http://www.ebcbrakes.com
Charge Speed USA
www.chargespeedusa.com
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