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Abner Arguilla: 1987 Acura Integra LS

Abner Arguilla was exposed to the car scene back in the early 1990's, during the golden era of JDM. The fascination and passion for building garage-tuned cars has been in his blood ever since. After a long absence from the car scene due to family obligations, Arguilla recently found time to get back into it. "I wanted to focus on building a garage-tuner car like back then," mentions Arguilla. "I found a well preserved 1987 Acura Integra, 1st generation, on OfferUp." After some negotiating, the old classic was his.

Arguilla's goal was to acquire as much era-correct parts as he could. "Unfortunately almost everything about the car was discontinued," states Arguilla, "so a couple parts here and there are new." Everything else on the Integra is scavenged from other part-outs and purchased over-priced original era correct tuner parts. The original motor was rebuilt and the suspension was upgraded.

His past builds were a 1987 Mitsubishi Starion, 1992 Ford Escort GT (3 of them boosted, NOS and all-motor, respectively), 1993 Suzuki Swift GT, 1994 Mazda Miata, 1992 Honda Civic Si, 2008 Nissan 370Z and a couple others. As for the 1987 Acura Integra - "everything about this build is all me," mentions Arguilla.

Owner: Abner Arguilla
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Vehicle: 1987 Acura Integra
Horsepower: 280 (estimated)
Club: Team Ultraspeed

SOCIAL

Facebook: /abner.arguilla
Instagram: @abs_lilredteg

Photography by Abner Arguilla, ImportCulture.com.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • D16A1
  • 1mm over-bored
  • Race main bearings
  • Balanced
  • Lightweight valve spring set
  • GReddy turbo kit

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EXHAUST

  • HKS

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • MSD
  • Autometer monster tach with shift light
  • Autometer boost gauge
  • AEM Air/fuel meter

DRIVETRAIN

  • Acura 5 speed
  • Lightweight flywheel
  • ACT clutch

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Mugen RNR wheels - 15x6.5 +41 offset
  • Falken Azenis tires - 205/50/R15

BRAKES

  • Wilwood 4 piston caliper, big brake cross drilled/slotted rotors (f)
  • 1994 Acura Integra calipers (r)
  • Stoptech cross drilled/slotted rotors (r)

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Tein medieval full suspension (torsion)
  • 27mm torsion bars
  • Adjustable panhard bar
  • Camber kit (f/r)

EXTERIOR

  • Kaminari rear wing

LIGHTING

  • JDM corner lights (f)
  • JDM taillights with running ambers

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INTERIOR

  • NRG quick release hub
  • NRG custom refinished wood grain steering wheel
  • Custom matching wood grain Acura shift knob
  • Buddy Club 4 point racing harness
  • Braum harness bar

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • MTX 8-inch subwoofer
  • JL Audio amplifier

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"The original motor rebuilt. While most swap, I'm proud to say mine is powered by the D16A1!"

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SPONSORS

  • PureJDM
  • Realsh1ft
  • Exotic Shine Mobile Detailing
  • HiRev Clothing
  • Oneup Acrylix
  • CRZZ Design

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SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Falken Tires
  • Oneup Acrylix
  • Realsh1ft
  • Exotic Shine Mobile Detailing
  • Fulton Machine Shop

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