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Nate Gardner: 2008 Honda Civic Si

At the age of 12, Nate Gardner's stepbrother built a 1995 Honda Civic EJ1 and he would help work on it. "That started my love for Hondas," he expresses. "He took me to a couple car meets and that followed me when I turned 16." Gardner started out with a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS and his first-ever modification was an exhaust. "Fast forward to now, and after buying a lot of projects cars, I got this 2008 Honda Civic Si."

2 years ago, Gardner joined a club known as NvÜS and it pushed him to build a car. Inspiration behind the Civic comes from seeing all the beautiful cars at car shows, "and it makes me want to be one of those people some day," he mentions.

Owner: Nate Gardner
Location: Tucson, AZ
Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic Si
Horsepower: 230 whp
Club: @nvus_tucson

SOCIAL

Facebook: /nate.gardner.12576
Instagram: @1.slow.si

Photography by Nate Gardner, @mattazelenka.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • K20z3
  • Unknown bigger injectors 
  • Password JDM carbon fiber intake

EXHAUST

  • Invidia q300 header-back exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • FlashPro K-Pro Stage 1 tune

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DRIVETRAIN

  • OEM, 6 speed manual
  • Hybrid racing shifter

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Avid 1 wheels - 18x8.5

BRAKES

  • No name drilled and slotted performance rotors

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Raceland coilovers
  • Beaks tie bar

EXTERIOR

  • VIS Racing carbon trunk

LIGHTING

  • 8k HID headlights
  • JDM taillights
  • LED license plate light

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INTERIOR

  • Status steering wheel
  • NRG quick release and hub
  • Custom red suede headliner
  • Carbon Zone Poland custom carbon center console
  • Hybrid exposed shifter
  • Mugen red carbon shift knob

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • MTX Jackhammer 12" subwoofers (2)
  • Rockford Fosgate monoblock amp
  • Pioneer double-din head-unit
  • Kenwood speakers

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"The custom suede headliner because I did it myself and spent a total of 9 hours in labor doing it with only a razor blade and 3M headliner glue."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Air Lift Performance suspension
  • Seibon carbon fiber front end (full)
  • Mugen carbon trunk and spoiler
  • Full HFP lip kit
  • Invidia N1 header-back exhaust 

SPONSORS

  • Mishimoto
  • Sickspeed
  • Supagarage

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Nate Gardner
  • Team NvUS

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