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George Rosario: 1996 Honda Civic

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George Rosario has always been a fan of the 1996-2000 Honda Civic. In fact, they're the only cars he has ever owned. "About 3 years ago, I purchased a 1996 Honda Civic Coupe with a blown motor and it needed body work. It was my intention to build this car into a show car because I have always wanted to own one," he tells us. "About one month after I purchased this vehicle, I won a giveaway car that was also a 1996 Honda Civic Coupe. My attention then went to the new addition as it was in better shape." That car is the one you see here, outfitted with a handful of parts inside and outside, transforming its looks and performance drastically.

Owner: George Rosario
Location: Bronx, NY
Vehicle: 1996 Honda Civic
Horsepower: N/A
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: George Rosario
Instagram: @ek_george

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by DTT Customs, Streetlocity, George Rosario.

George Rosario 1996 Honda Civic TBGLIVE7

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
JDM B20 block
JDM GSR B18c1 head
Golden Eagle fuel rail
Rywire tucked engine harness
Koyo half radiator w/ polished aluminum reservoir
Type R intake manifold

EXHAUST:
Buddy Club exhaust
Discontinued GReddy headers

George Rosario 1996 Honda Civic TBGLIVE5

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
P28 ECU chipped
Rywire tucked engine harness
Optima Yellow Top battery

DRIVELINE:
JDM GSR transmission

WHEELS & TIRES:
Rays Gram Lights 57D wheels
Falken tires
Tred Wear tire letters

George Rosario 1996 Honda Civic TBGLIVE8

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
D2 coilovers
Front Spoon strut bar
Rear Spoon strut bar

BRAKES:
Rear disk conversion
Stainless steel brake lines
Powder coated calipers

George Rosario 1996 Honda Civic TBGLIVE6

EXTERIOR:
Championship white paint
SIR front bumper with parking pole
SIR rear bumper
Top1Motors full rear air diffuser
Top1Motors window vents
Top1Motors side splitters
Top1Motors front splitter
Spoon side view mirrors
SIR front lip
SIR side skirts
EM1 50/50 tail lights
VIS CSL carbon fiber trunk
Seibon carbon fiber hood
AeroCatch flush locking hood pins
Custom fabricated fenders
Ek9 front grill
JDM thin moldings

LIGHTING:
Hawk Eye projector head lights
EM1 50/50 tail lights

George Rosario 1996 Honda Civic TBGLIVE11

INTERIOR:
Rare Yellow Recaro Type SR-VF reclining bucket seats
CRV manual cluster
EP3 steering wheel
Spoon shift knob
Pioneer single deck radio
Cusco roll cage color-matched to the wheels
Customer fabricated rear seats, center console, headliner, and floor mat to black
SIR door panels
Takata harnesses

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer single din radio

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
HDAY 2016 Spring - 3rd Place 96-00 Civic
HDAY 2016 Summer - 2nd Place 96-00 Civic
2016 Clean Culture NJ Season Opener - Top 25
2016 Honda Fest - 96-00 Civic 2nd Place
SUNY Polytechnic 2016 Car Show - Best Engine Bay

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite modification is my new rare yellow Recaro Type SR-VF Recline-able Bucket Seats because they are very comfortable and I love the way they pop out in my interior. It goes very well with the Spoon Yellow Valve Cover. I love to have unique parts that many others do not have and I have not seen these seats in any other car yet."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
"I plan on fully tucking and shaving my engine bay, adding and re-doing my interior, music, and a trunk set-up.

Jason Schmuck Tucked Radiator
Hella Air Horns Tucked
Tucked Headlight Harnesses
Downstar Brake Booster Delete Brake Line Tuck
Downstar Boltless Brake Booster Delete Plate
Wilwood Master Brake Cylinder
Tucked Fuse Box
Tucked Battery
Ktuned Upper and Lower Coolant Housing with -16AN Fittings
Ktuned Coolant Hose
Re-fabricate door panel material to yellow
Re-fabricate rear seats to black with yellow stitching"

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
DTT Customs Auto Body - Jose
Powder Coat Nation 914 - Bing
Cano NYC Bayz - Cano

George Rosario 1996 Honda Civic TBGLIVE2