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Gilbert Rivera: 2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L

After having a long, successful stint with a modified 2001 Honda Prelude, Gilbert Rivera decided it was time for a change. With a new baby girl on her way, Rivera began looking for something that would suit his new lifestyle.

“I’m a diehard Honda fan. So I looked at the lineup,” he writes. “I did not want to go down the same old route of Civic or Accord, I wanted something different because I knew I would modify it in some way.”

That’s when he found the 2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L. Since making the purchase in 2014, Rivera has made significant modifications to the exterior, lighting, interior and multimedia. He’s also made various performance tweaks with the help of K&N, Megan Racing, KSport, Universal Air Suspension, Viair and R1 Concepts and EBC Brakes. The build is just about complete, with the remaining work being “another wrap color change and possible interior change.”

Owner: Gilbert Rivera
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Vehicle: 2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L
Horsepower: 192 whp (estimated)
Club: Boxed Lifestyle

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Gilbert Seven Rivera
Instagram: wdp_7thsign
Video: YouTube

Photography by USA Stance Photography, Anthony Rodriguez, BigAppleMagic, MeatyFlush

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
K&N cold air intake

EXHAUST:
Megan Racing twin performance exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
OEM

DRIVELINE:
OEM

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WHEELS & TIRES:
K3 Projekt 1 silver face w/ chrome lips - 20x11.5 (f/r)
Falken Tire - 245/35/20 (f/r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
KSport air suspension w/ Universal Air Suspension bags
Twin Viair 400c compressors
Air Lift AutoPilot V2 digital air management system
5-gallon seamless tank

BRAKES:
R1 Concepts Premium Series Complete Brake Kit
Cross drilled & slotted rotors
EBC pads

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EXTERIOR
HFP underbody spoiler kit
All-Fit Automotive small lower lip (f)
Arlon Automotive (aluminum blue wrap, gloss black vinyl roof wrap & hatch (r), custom cut gloss black vinyl headlight eye lids)
WeatherTech rain window visors
Completely de-badged emblems (r) w/ ‘Hondamera’ decal in Panamera font

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LIGHTING:
LED (reverse, tail, turn signals w/ correct switchback function, 6000K DRL w/ correction adaptor)
6000K HID headlights
3000K HID fog lights w/ Dragon Laminates Neo Yellow overlay
Whelen Engineering police strobes
LED interior conversion

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INTERIOR:
Arlon Aluminum Red wrapped interior w/ wood grain pieces (doors, dash, shift knob)
Airlift performance v2 autopilot in center console
Eqvipped Tengu mask charm
Junction Produce (Fusa knot, neck pillows, curtains (r))
Wood trunk display
Legit VIP headrest (r) w/ VIP tray

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Kicker (upgraded audio components, L5 sub in custom trunk set up w/ hidden monoblock amplifiers)
Custom 7-inch headrest monitors w/ hidden DVD player

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2016 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 1: Elimination (Seed No. 41)
HDay 2015
NUROTAG 2015
Import Bash 2015
Wekfest 2015
HIN 2015
SLAMMEDEnuff Atlanta 2016

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
VIP trays
Junction Produce curtains

SPONSORS:
Arlon Automotive
Viair
R1 Concepts
K3 Projekt Wheels
Lextech Auto Salon
High End Detail

SHOPS / MECHANICS
Lextech Auto Salon
High End Detail

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