You've poured your blood, sweat, and tears into building the ride of your dreams. And now the time has finally come to show your fellow Turbo magazine readers how you spent those long hours of wrenching in the garage or perhaps fine-tuning your engine on the dyno. Think you got what it takes to grace the pages of our Performance Showcase section? Be sure to submit your best quality photos (300dpi minimum) and a list of mods you've put into your ride. Send those photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with Readers' Rides in the subject line.
Owner: Kathy Franco
Ride: '04 Infiniti G35 coupe
Location: Manhattan Beach,Calif.
Mods: Motordyne Engineering 1/2-inch plenum spacer, Z-tube with K&N air filter, HKS Hi-Power dual exhaust with titanium tips, 19-inch Racing Hart C4s wrapped in Toyo T1-R tires, Tein basic coilovers, Stillen sway bars
Future Plans: Jim Wolf Technology twin snails from VRT, Seibon TSII style carbon-fiber hood
Owner: Ralph Racette
Ride: '05 Subaru STI
Location: Great Lakes
Mods: Cobb Stage 2 protuned, TurboXS DTEC management (uses Game Boy Advance) AEM cold-air intake, Perrin FMIC (special edition red), Invidia downpipe with divorced wastegate (cat-less), Borla exhaust, GReddy Profec B boost control, Eibach Pro kit, Cusco strut-tower braces, Agency Power short throw shifter with knob, 19x8 gunmetal Volk Racing CE28N
Owner: Tony Rivera
Ride: '99 Honda Civic
Location: Richardson, Tex.
Mods: Stage 2 built B16 (forged internals, balanced, blueprinted, ported and polished head), GReddy turbo kit, intercooler, GReddy boost/temperature gauges, GReddy turbo timer, Edelbrock Victor X intake manifold and throttle body, Walbro fuel pump, Aeromotive boost reference FPR, AEM fuel filter, BDL fuel rail, MSD billet distributor and SCI ignition, ACT flywheel with Exedy clutch, Carbing catch can, Carbing strut tower bar with MCS, Fluidyne radiator with Samco hoses, Spoon thermostat, Spoon fan switch, Spoon radiator cap, Tein Flex coilover suspension, 17-inch Yokohama Super Advan Racing V2 wheels with Nitto Neo Gen tires, Project Kics R26 Neo Chro lug nuts, Brembo GT big brake kit (front), Power Slot rotors (rear), Tanabe Ultra Medallion cat-back exhaust, Carbing rear lower tie bar, SPC Performance front/rear control arms, SPC Performance rear camber/toe alignment kit
Future plans: I'm hoping for at least 300 whp once I finally chuck the e-Manage and get the RC 750s, AEM MAP sensor, and EMS installed and tuned. Also, I plan to finish plumbing the oil cooler kit before enduring another Texas summer.
Owner: Patrick Sellers
Ride: '83 Toyota Levin AE86
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Mods: Kouki engine, port and polished head, HKS 272- degree intake cams, HKS cam gears, HKS valvesprings, Toda Racing .8ml metal head gasket, lightweight flywheel, Mikuni Solex 40s Carbs, Carter fuel pump, ARC aluminum radiator, Flex-a-lite fan, RS-R headers, test pipe, stainless steel cat-back exhaust, MSD 6AL ignition system, MSD Blaster Coil 2, HKS Circle Earth Ground kit, Cusco tower bar, GAB Gymkahna Shocks with camber adjustment, RS-R coils, TRD limited-slip differential, Cusco panhard bar, TRD rear sway bar, Dixcell power slotted rotors, Project M brake pads (rear), Endless pads (front), Digital Dash, Auto Meter voltmeter gauge Auto Meter air/fuel ratio gauge, two four-point Recaro seats, Hoshino rims, vented fiberglass hood, fuel tank holding brackets
Owner: Carmen Guiliano
Ride: '94 Toyota Supra
Location: Rome, N.Y.
Mods: HKS 264-degree intake cam, TT throttle body, STC intake manifold, T52 Precision Turbo, Precision Turbo & Engine intercooler, Blitz blow-off valve, Blitz boost controller, Blitz turbo timer, Blitz Nur-spec exhaust, GReddy 3mm head gasket, GReddy short throw shifter, upgraded 525cc injectors and 255lph fuel pump, Unorthodox cam gears, port and polished, six-puck race clutch, custom air intake, 1,600 BTU aftermarket fans, A'PEXi S-AFC 2 controller, ZEX nitrous, custom-enclosed nitrous, dual nitrous tanks, front bumper side purge units, MSD BTM three-stage ignition, line locks, triple gauge pod, air/fuel, oil, and boost, shift light, under-drive crank pulley, six-point rollcage, 18x9.5 rear, 18x8.5 front Ruff Racing Wheels, 275/35/18 rear, 235/40/18 front Kumho tires, H&R coilover suspension, solid rear differential mounts
Future plans: Bigger turbo, new gears, and stand-alone