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Aisha Christian: 1997 Honda Civic

Aisha Christian originally bought the 1997 Honda Civic hatchback as an empty shell in 2012. Slowly but surely over the years, Christian built the car herself in the garage, only accepting help from her boyfriend (for some of the seriously heavy lifting). Today, the car is fully-built making ample power and looking like a true show-stopper.

Owner: Aisha Christian
Location: Port St Lucie, FL
Vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic Hatchback
Horsepower: 447 whp
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Aisha Christian
Instagram: @aisha_ladybuilt

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by RGFLPhotography, Aisha Christian.

Aisha Christian 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE8

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Built GSR(B18C1) block (Supertech 82mm 9.0:1 pistons, Eagle Rods, Eagle Crank, Golden Eagle Block Guard)
Built B16 head (Supertech valvetrain, with titanium retainers)
Borg Warner S200SX-E t4 turbo core with custom t3 turbine housing
Blackworks Turbo Manifold
Tial BOV and Wastegate
Treadstone (TRE) Intercooler
FCS Race Pro Series Oil Catch Can
Skunk2 Ultra Intake Manifold
AEM Fuel Rail and Fuel Pressure Regulator
AEM Cam Gears
Blackworks Throttle Body
Mishimoto Silicone Radiator Hoses
Mishimoto Radiator Overflow
Hasport Engine Mounts
Wire-Worx Tuck Engine Wire Harness
DownStar/BoltBoys Bolts & Washers (Engine/Transmission/Fenders/Grill)
Self-made Fuel Filter Tuck (Russell Parts used)

Aisha Christian 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE3

EXHAUST:
Blackworks 3-inch downpipe
3-inch straight-pipe w/ custom downward exit

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Hondata S300 Version 3 ECU with Bluetooth
PLX Wideband in custom gauge pod
Glowshift Boost gauge in cluster pod
Glowshift Oil Pressure gauge in cluster pod

DRIVELINE:
GSR Transmission with upgraded Carbon Synchronizers
WaveTrac LSD
ACT Xtreme Pressure Plate
ACT 6 puck sprung ceramic disc
Clutch Masters hydraulic release bearing
Blox Quick Release Clutch Master Cylinder
K-Tuned Pro Circuit LeanBack Shifter
K-Tuned Shift Knob

09 Aisha Christian 1997 Honda Civic Tuner Battlegrounds

WHEELS & TIRES:
Street:
Work Emotion CR Kai wheels - 15x7 +27 (f/r)
Hankook Ventus R-S3 tires - 225/45/15 (f/r)
Project Kics R40 Iconix lug nuts

Racing:
Kosei K5R wheels - 15x7 +40 (f/r)
Mickey Thompson ET Street R Radial tires - 225/50/15 (f/r)

Aisha Christian 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE1

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Function/Form Type 1 Full Coilovers with upgraded FRP Eibach 12k/10k springs
Blackworks Lower Control Arms with Spherical Bushings
ASR Subframe Brace
Beaks Tiebar
HardRace Front Spherical Bushing Camber kit
HardRace Rear Camber Kit
HardRace Traction Bar

BRAKES:
Wilwood DynaPro Series 4 Piston Calipers
Wilwood Drilled/Slotted Rotors
Rywire Brake Tuck Kit (proportion valve relocation)

Aisha Christian 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE7

EXTERIOR:
2007 VW GTI Limited Fahrenheit Edition Magma Orange paint
99-00 Civic Front Conversion
JBlood front Bumper with Kevlar Lip (Bumper/Grill/Lip fusion)
YOWAI-SS Cooling Plate
First Moulding Kevlar Mirrors
Bomex wing

LIGHTING:
EDM power adjustable headlights

Aisha Christian 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE4

INTERIOR:
Recaro Red Front Seats
Red Door panel inserts (custom self-made)
Red Arm Rest (custom self-made)
Checkerd Sports Foot Plates
K-Tuned Pro Circuit LeanBack Shifter
K-Tuned Shift Knob
Circuit Hero Shifter Plate
Momo Monte Carlo 350mm Steering Wheel
NRG Hub & Quick Release

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Sony CD head unit

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Best Honda/Acura at BizSpeed King of the Streets 2016
Top 100 at Honda Day ZMAX 2016
First Place Honda/Acura at KDMF2 2016
Top 35 at Clean Culture SoFlo Showdown 2016
Top 30 at Honda Fest Florida 2016
Best of Show Female Ride at Honda Fest Florida 2016
Honda of the Festival 3rd at WekFest Florida 2016
Top 25 of Show at Clean Culture SoFloThrowdown 2016

Aisha Christian 1997 Honda Civic TBGLIVE5

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite modification is my front bumper. It is a one of a kind, first in the world made, one piece fusion of the grill, bumper and bumper lip in one. The lip portion is made of Kevlar, which I also have mirrors and a spark plug wire cover in the same Kevlar pattern to match."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
"My future modifications are to add a wing in the same Kevlar pattern as my bumper."

SPONSORS:
TurboWax

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Derf Tuning - Fred

02 Aisha Christian 1997 Honda Civic Tuner Battlegrounds