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Hometown Hero

This car is one of the few that I’ve actually seen in person at a meet (College Park Tuning Spring Meet 2010) before I saw it online. Coming from Baltimore, Maryland, USA this two-toned bugeye sits on wide concave-faced RAYS Volk Racing TE37 wheels and an amazing assortment of JDM goodies. The owner has owned the car since new in ’03, and the car has amazingly gone through at least 3 different stages and 8 sets of wheels in that time. (As an original owner who has gone as many stages I can relate – in this area you just tend to chew through front lips what can I say :/ )




One of the more interesting parts on this car to me is the VK Innovations Carbon Fiber trunk – essentially it’s an all carbon fiber (and all one-piece) version of a wingless trunk with a molded Mines-spoiler.


While I’ve always found 2-tone paintjobs are hard to pull off, I think this is the cleanest example of one I’ve ever seen.

The colors carry over into the carbon fiber parts and black wheels well…

…and look downright menacing on a dreary day.


Owner & photography: Sick EJ20 on Nasioc

Mods List:

Engine
-EJ25 longblock

-Garrett gt35r .63
-Custom equal length header
-Custon spearco intercooler
-Custom intercooler pipes
-860cc Helix injectors
-Walbro 255 fuel pump
-Perrin fuel rail
-Turbosmart 38mm external wastegate
-Turbo smart blow off valve
-Mahle forged piston
-Arp head studs
-Cometic head gasket
-Acl race bearing
-Koyo aluminum radiator
-Invidia n1 race exhaust
-Custom oil catch can
-Samco radiator hose
-Sti motor mount
-Cusco strut bar

Engine Management
Aem standalone

Drivetrain
-STI 6spd
-Group N Transmission mount
-Kartboy short shifter w/ front and rear stay bushing
-Exedy clutch/ Exedy flywheel

Suspension
-Tein type flex coilover w/ edfc controller
-Rce rear camber plate
-Cusco front and rear sway bar
-Perrin end links front and rear

Exterior
-Custom two tone paint
-Jdm STI v2 front lip
-Jdm STI hid projector headlights
-Jdm STI front grille
-Jdm STI carbon fiber side markers
-Jdm STI fog light covers
-Kaminari cabon fiber revese cowl hood
-Carbon fiber trunk
-Kakumei rear window spoiler
-Chargespeed mirrors
-Oem 3pc rear lip

Interior
-Bride stradia low max seats
-Bride brackets/sliders
-Bride custom door cards
-Bride custom rear seats
-Takata 4pt racing harness
-Nardi 330mm deep corn steering wheel
-Splash short hub
-Works bell quick release
-Autopower Race rollbar
-Defi gauges, oil press, ext temp, boost
-Defi control unit
-Turbosmart eboost 2 controller
-Hks turbo timer
-Pioneer avh-p4200 in-dash double-din
-Kicker 12” Solo-baric L7
-Kicker amp zx 1000.1
-Kicker amp zx 650.4
-kicker rs series components

Wheels, tires, brakes
-Volk racing Te-37 18×9.5 +22
-Project kics neo chro lug nuts
-Wilwood BBK 6 piston front and 4 piston rear
-Hawk performance front and rear pads
-Goodridge stainless steel brake lines

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3 responses

  1. Totally agree, this is a super sharp lookin bugeye. Inspirational build no doubt! Thanks for posting!

    July 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm

  2. I really do like this car, but I can’t get over that 2-tone paint job. I just don’t think ANY car can pull it off.

    July 13, 2011 at 6:49 am

  3. carp10

    deff the two tone works with this bug eye. i have a bug eye also and im absolutely in love with it!!! good work!! wish i could find some work to be done to mine!

    February 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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