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Henry Vela: 1997 Honda Civic

Henry Vela admires the Honda Civic for its ability to go in any direction affordably. "To me, a Civic is a great platform which can go down any route of style and look good," he says. "Not to mention being a full time college student, building a Civic is very affordable." Since taking ownership of his 1997 Civic, he has transformed the platform into something new entirely.

Owner: Henry Vela
Location: El Paso, TX
Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic
Horsepower: 150 (estimated)
Club: Slaughter Boys

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Henry Vela
Instagram: @the_grand_leveler

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by DK Photo, Black Production.

Henry Vela 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE1

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Skunk2 intake manifold
DC Sports headers
DC Sports intake

Henry Vela 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE4

EXHUAST:
GReddy DT exhaust
Custom 2.5-inch piping

WHEELS & TIRES:
BBS RS wheels - 16x10 (f), 16x11 (r)
Nitto Gen tires - 205/40/16 (f), 215/40/16 (r)
BBS Bugatti caps
24k gold hardware bolts and hex nut

Henry Vela 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE8

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Air Lift suspension with V2 management 
Skunk2 control arms,
Gold coated sub frame brace
Skunk2 camber kit front and rear

BRAKES:
Slotted rotors

Henry Vela 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE10

EXTERIOR:
First Molding lip
Honda access bumper moldings
Rear bumper valences
New OEM headlights
EDM front Grill
All clear tail lights
Honda Access trunk pole
Custom made trunk duck bill
Custom flared rear arches
Valencia Orange paint
Yakima roof rack
ARC canards
Apr carbon fiber mirrors
XK glow under glow
Carbon fiber license plate frame
Edm plate holder with custom made edm license plate
Japan made glow star bumper strap

LIGHTING:
XK Glow under glow
P.luxe glowing star Tsurikawa

Henry Vela 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE10

INTERIOR:
Custom fitted fg2 front and rear seats
Euro Black panels
Full suede dash
Custom upholstered door panels
K tuned shifter and shift knob
Purple carpet
Gold 6 point cusco roll cage
Custom headliner
Wink mirror
NRG hub and quick release
Ferrari gritti steering wheel
Mugen Pedals
Carbon fiber dash tray
Cluster gauge pods
TAKATA harness

Henry Vela 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE7

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Memphis full car system
Pioneer single dash

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"All the custom body and interior work that separates my car from others"

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
"Main goal is to swap the car with a acura V6 motor with supercharger."

SPONSORS:
Sickspeed
Color Pit Coating
Broken Wrench Automotive

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Buddys Body Shop
Broken Wrench Automotive

Henry Vela 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE2