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Catback Guide (Civic Ver.)

By on May 27, 2010 in MOTOR WORK | 0 comments

My buddy asked me if I could recommend him a decent exhaust system. So here are my cat back picks that won’t make your Civic sound like every other Civic out there. But what do I know? I’m just a 240 driver right? Note: I didn’t base my suggestions on performance–there’s really no point–but rather on sound and style, with an emphasis on sound. As my cousin puts it, “What’s the point of getting a catback if it doesn’t even sound that good?” True words and don’t deny it. There’s really no point of getting a catback unless you’re turboing or running a high comp. motor. With a stock motor, you’ll only see some hp gains or losses. It really depends on your current configuration. Top 3 (in no particular order) Spoon N1 MSRP: $495.00 You can purchase this exhaust at jhpusa.com. To listen to this catback click...

Lincoln, Ca: Italian Festival Car Show 10′

By on May 23, 2010 in MOTOR WORK | 0 comments

Lincoln, Ca hosted their annual Italian Festival yesterday. I was hoping to see some Italia inspired art exhibits, music or dance, but there weren’t any at all. Maybe I was asking for too much. Then again, the festival was aimed towards getting the community together. Kind of like a humble get-together. Though I didn’t sense much ‘Italian’ in the festival, I did enjoy the classic car show featuring good ol’ American cars. Again, since this is an Italian festival, shouldn’t we expect some exotic cars from Italy? I guess not, but it’s all good. I spotted this amazing Rat Rod on display. It was super slammed. You could see the car’s frame kissing the ground! Definitely my top pick of the show. 1928 Ford Model A “Rat Rod” Here are some of my other picks of the car show. 1923 Ford Model T Roadster 1967 AC 427 Shelby Cobra Avanti...

Throwback! Brian Harte’s S14

By on May 18, 2010 in MOTOR WORK | 0 comments

This was the car that got my 240 groove going again. I was so close to stopping my s14 project a year ago till I saw this car in action. From slick styling to a sweet paint job, this track monster dealt a heavy hit. Aside from looks, Brian’s S14 rocked a KA while everyone else was running SR swaps. This goes to show that even if your 240 is still rocking the stock USDM motor, you can still drift legit. Nowadays, Harte’s weapon of choice is a RPS13. Too bad he sold/parted out his S14. I really enjoyed seeing the vids and pics of his S14. But, the switch up isn’t all that bad and a fresh look doesn’t hurt. If you’re interested in what BH is up to, check out his blog at bhworld.wordpress.com. Photos courtesy of Brian Harte. BH World. May.18.2010....

Mark Webber Kills It At Monaco 2010 — Like A Boss!

By on May 16, 2010 in MOTOR WORK | 0 comments

Mark Webber does it again and places first at Monaco, Spain. Fresh from his winnings at Catalunya, the Aussie is still hitting excellent lap times. At the finish line, he finished 24 seconds faster than Alonso and 51.3 seconds faster than Vettel. As long as his car doesn’t give out and he stays focused, I’m guaranteed that he’ll finish this season on the podium. He’s just too good. Photo courtesy of Motorsports Alive. May,16,2010. motorsportsalive.com. Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts 1 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 78 Winner 1 25 2 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 78 +0.4 secs 3 18 3 11 Robert Kubica Renault 78 +1.6 secs 2 15 4 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 78 +2.6 secs 4 12 5 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 78 +4.3 secs 5 10 6 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 78 +5.7 secs 7 8 7 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 78 +6.3 secs 24 6 8 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 78 +6.6...

S14 Project Build: Over The Years

By on May 15, 2010 in MOTOR WORK | 5 comments

Beginning circa 2006, my S14 project took flight. When I first purchased my S14, it was stock for the most part. Stock suspension, no aftermarket engine upgrades and a stock open diff. The only non-stock part was the aftermarket bumper. I had dreams of turning this car into a track monster with an emphasis on form by function. As years passed by, I slowly added more parts and changed up the cosmetics. Eventually, my 240 started to take shape and form. I started to see my dream turn into a reality. It’s 2010 now and I’m satisfied about the progress. I’m finally running D-max coilovers, flush wheel fitment, some minor engine upgrades and a Kaaz 2-way LSD. I’m pretty much done and I’m ready to hit the track. Recently, I switched up the paint scheme on my 240 and opted for Mazda’s true red color. I think it matches the wheels well. The whole gold on red...