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Packaged with the JULY 2008 Issue of DSPORT Magazine was DSPORT DVD #3. This DVD contained features on the Drag, Drift, Street cars of the time as well some of the best models around… DSPORT DVD #3 Playlist 02:35 V35 Skyline “Blessed” 09:23 GReddy EVO IX “Trust Me” 15:29 Model Interview : Alicia Whitten “First Date” 17:33 RX-7 “Weapon of Sin” 23:52 VP Racing Dyno Test 28:07 2007 Toyo Drift Series Finals 33:50 Turbo Civic “Home Grown” 41:00 Model Interview : Corissa Furr “First Date” 43:25 2JZ Silvia “Mongrel” 49:02 Redline Time Attack 2008

Part Two of the twin disc debut of DSPORT DVD. Here we featured a drag challenge, street R32, street WRX, drift S15, and a time attack EVO. DSPORT DVD #2 Playlist 01:37 Street R32 8:34 Drift Car Feature 13:25 DRAG Challenge 20:45 Haltech ECU 30:03 Street WRX 36:20 Power Blitz 44:48 Drift S15 57:23 Time Attack EVO

Come see where it all started. The original DSPORT DVD. Part One of a two disc debut this DVD featured the 07 Redline Time Attack, 07 IDRC West Coast Finals, and the DART Honda Engine Shootout. DSPORT DVD #1 Playlist 00:00 Redline Time Attack : Spring 2007 24:36 First Date : Sunisa Kim 28:04 DART Honda Engine Shootout 29:21 IDRC 2007 West Coast Finals 42:46 First Date : Panisa Steel 46:11 STILLEN Open House 53:35 ZEX Turbo Nitrous System

Luxury and Sport are dichotomous in nature. Everything that delivers the comforts of Luxury impedes the progress of Sport. Everything that delivers Sport comes at the expense of Luxury. Despite these laws of nature, a consort of European automobile manufacturers has convinced many that deciduous evergreens do exist. Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz have turned an oxymoron into a class of vehicle. The general public and even the automotive media have drunk the Kool-Aid and the Luxury Sport Coupe is an accepted reality. Now, Lexus is back in the Luxury Sport Coupe segment with its RC 350. Text by Michael…

Lexus is a brand synonymous with precision, luxury and quality. However, “sportscar” isn’t a term that could have been associated with Lexus in the past. There were attempts, but neither the LFA nor the IS F really hit the mark. The LFA was a limited-production supercar experiment that was overshadowed by the performance of the much less expensive Nissan R35 GT-R, while the IS F seemed to be more of a factory engine swap experiment. While both the LFA and IS F had some noteworthy aspects, neither was a sportscar for the masses. Text by Michael Ferrara // Images Courtesy…

Working overtime, selling personal belongings, putting in elbow grease, and searching for deals; David Uy of Northern California has done everything possible to provide for his family and support his passion of automotive tuning. With that said, he quickly learned the value of a dollar early on and began hustling to acquire just about everything he has, including the 2009 GT-R on these pages. Text by Sami Sharaf // Photos by Watson Lu FLIPPIN’ KICKS As a teenager, Uy had amassed quite the collection of sneakers. He spent way more time cleaning and admiring his coveted shoe collection than actually…

Since its release in 2012, the FR-S/BRZ has received an enormous amount of praise for its excellent chassis, abundance of aftermarket support and entry-level price point. Yet, both the press and enthusiasts unanimously agree that the power output of an unmodified FA20 engine leaves much to be desired. Instead of simply showing how to make the car look fast, DSPORT will show you how we put together a reliable, daily-driven combination to produce over 300 wheel horsepower. Text by Jun Chen // Photos by Jun Chen and Richard Fong STOCK BLOCK & BOOST From what we’ve seen from TOMEI Powered’s…

Car shows are just car shows, right? Not according to BLOX Racing. For the past four years, BLOX has held its Open House event in Northern California to bring enthusiasts, fans and the industry together for a summer gathering. However, the event faced numerous challenges as crowds became bigger and bigger and cars began flooding over to neighboring streets, lots, and anywhere parking could be found. Although 2014 would have marked the fifth annual Open House, BLOX decided to go all-out and launch an evolution of its event at a neverbefore- seen venue. In just five years, the BLOX Open…

From springs and coilovers to sway bars and suspension systems, Eibach USA engineers, develops and builds these parts in house at its plant in Southern California. Although many companies now choose to outsource production, there are still companies like Eibach going strong right here on American soil. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes looks at some of your favorite parts manufacturers in upcoming issues of DSPORT Magazine. Text by Jun Chen // Photos by Jun Chen and Richard Fong Utilizing a spring dynamometer, a coilover spring can be measured and specific characteristics analyzed. From muscle cars to imports, Eibach’s…

Life comes packed with learning experiences, and some of them cost more than others. When it comes to project cars, you’ve got to pay to play. Though these lessons are often costly, the knowledge gained helps pave the way to bigger and better builds. Text and Photos by Richard Fong Brandon English has first-hand experience facing the disappointments of project pitfalls, gaining experience from a costly vehicle build, and persevering to see the project through. The story of his project began in 2003 with the purchase of a Subaru WRX. He chose the bug-eyed GDB because of its all-wheel driveline,…

August signals the end of the summer, but it also heralds the three-day extravaganza known simply as “The Shootout.” On what would become a long weekend for many, August 15-17, 2014, thousands poured into the Village of Wakeman, Ohio, the home of Buschur Racing. Attendees came from across America and flooded into Ohio, filling up the hotels in neighboring towns Norwalk and Milan. Text and Photos by Richard Fong Friday, Dyno Day Despite the threat of rain and thunderstorms that had been forecasted for weeks prior, many racers and spectators still traveled, undaunted. An estimated 1,000 people came out to…

Perseverance often tips the scales when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds and adversity. For those who stick with a project given all the possible challenges that come with automotive tuning, the reward of seeing a project completed can be great. While this sounds a little too melodramatic to describe a vehicle build, we can attest to this particular instance as it took over a year and a half to finally photograph this vehicle for the pages of DSPORT. Text by Richard Fong // Photos by Andrew Linga Daniel Spielman had been set on the Z33 since it first came to…

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When cars get old, things begin to rattle, vibrate and become loose. Most people looking to improve the suspension of their vehicle seek out performance upgrades such as a set of adjustable coilovers, sway bars and even adjustable arms. Few people realize that trying to improve a vehicle’s suspension without addressing worn out rubber bushings is pretty much pointless. However, the reality is that when bushings deflect under high-load braking and cornering, dynamic changes in camber, caster or toe will result. These changes often reduce the size of a tire’s contact patch. In the case of cars that have endured…

Simon and Garfunkel, Ike and Tina Turner, Sonny and Cher, Cheech and Chong, Madonna and Sean Penn, Miley and Liam, J.Lo and Diddy, Justin and Britney. These were all famous couples that all made headlines, yet eventually split. The same can now be said for DSPORT and the FAME Civic. Call it creative differences or whatever you like, both sides will be focusing on their solo careers going forward. Fortunately, fans of DSPORT’s engineering approach to exploring the outer limits of Honda B-series power capabilities won’t be left out in the cold. Instead, we’ll be heating it up with the…

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