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Alex Markovic

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For Alex Markovic, this silver 2000 Acura Integra is more than just a car. This car has been a part of his life for the last 11 years, and has brought him into some of the most important relationships in his life. Markovic also tells us that the experience of owning and modifying this car has been one that has shaped who he is and taught him so much. He writes, "This is my life. This is my passion. This is who I am."

Owner: Alex Markovic
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Vehicle: 2000 Acura Integra
Horsepower: 505 whp
Club: Illmotion

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Alex Markovic
Instagram: @silver_gsr

Photography by Corey O'hara, TheDubDynasty.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Darton block (2.0L)
Hasport ICB gunmetal mounts
OEM GS-R crankshaft, blueprinted, and balanced 
ACL race bearings
ARP rod & journal bolts
ARP head bolts
CP pistons
Pauter connecting rods
4 Piston Racing GS-R OutLaw head
Golden Eagle head gasket
Ferrea full valve train, valves, springs, retainers-keepers
FullRace T3 top mount turbo manifold
Garrett GTX3582R turbo
Unobtainium Welding custom charge piping
Unobtainium Welding custom 3.5-inch V-band down pipe
Unobtainium Welding custom 3.5-inch turbo-back exhaust
Skunk2 Ultra Series intake manifold (4 piston racing polished)
Skunk2 Pro Series 80mm Throttle Body
Speedfactory tucked radiator-intercooler combo
TiAL Q 50mm BOV
TiAL 44mm wastegate
T1 Race Development turbo blanket
4 Piston Racing Type R oil pump
Prodrive titanium oil pump gear
Walbro 255-lph fuel pump
Injector Dynamics 1,000 cc
AEM fuel rail
AEM fuel filter
AEM fuel pressure regulator
B&M Fuel pressure gauge
ATI race damper
T1 Race Development catch can
Spoon Sports fan switch
Spoon Sports thermostat
Spoon Sports plug wires
Spoon Sports shifter bushings

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EXHAUST:
Unobtainium welding 3.5" down pipe
Unobtainium welding 3.5" exhaust
Unobtainium welding custom intercooler piping 

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Hondata s3000
Hondata boost solenoid
Hondata coil on plug
Rywire tuck harness

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DRIVELINE:
OEM S80 GSR transmission with LS 5th gear
JDM Type R shift linkage and shifter
SpeedFactory Racing shift holder assembly
Competition Clutch Stage 5 iron man clutch
OEM Type R flywheel
Quaife LSD
Driveshaft Shop stage 2.9 axles with hubs
Synchrotech carbon synchros
RyWire clutch line
Checkerd Motorsports DC clutch master plate
OEM Honda S2000 clutch master cylinder

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WHEELS & TIRES:
Volk CE28 - 16x8 +30 in Diamond Black
Volk CE28 - 16x8 +30 in Bronze
Volk TE37 - 16x8 +28 in White
Volk TE37 - 16x8 +28 in Bronze
Bridgestone Potenza RE11 tires

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
KW V3 coilovers
JDM Type R 25mm front sway bar
Comptech 24mm rear sway bar
Comptech Sub frame reinforcement plate
Energy Suspension bushing kit
Skunk2 Front upper control arms
Ingalls rear camber kit
Ingalls rear toe adjustment arms
Mugen front shock tower bar
Mugen rear shock tower bar
Next Miracle X-bar
K-Tuned front traction bar
Spoon Sports front lower ball joints

BRAKES:
Project MU DC5 IT-R 300mm 4-piston big brake kit
Spoon Sports brake lines
Project Mu rear rotors
Project Mu Club Racer brake pads

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EXTERIOR:
Freshly restored to perfect OEM Vogue Silver metallic paint by Maranello Auto Refinishing
OEM UKDM Front End with FogLights
OEM Acura Front Lip
OEM Acura Side Skirt (optional)
OEM Acura Rear Valance (optional)
Shaved side moldings 
Shaved rear washer nozzle
Shaved antenna
Shaved front license plate holes
JDM ITR rear hatch
Custom Carbon rear diffuser
Spoon Sports blue wide mirror glass
Spoon Wiper Blades

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INTERIOR:
Spoon gauge cluster
Spoon Gen 2 steering wheel
Auto Meter Nexus boost gauge
Auto Meter oil pressure gauge
Auto Meter exhaust gas temperature gauge
Unobtainium Welding custom harness/floor bar
Mugen MS-R Recaro full carbon buckets
Custom headliner in black fabric
OEM Type R rear seats
JDM Type Rx pedal set
Alpine INA W910 head unit
Worksbell Quick release hub
Skunk2 weighted shift knob

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Alpine navigation
Alpine Type X speakers throughout 
Alpine 5-channel amp 
Acura RSX-S subwoofer

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2015 DTP - Best Integra
2013 Illmotion Show and Shine - Honor Award

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"UKDM front bumper with fog lights... Because it turned out to be a complete rebuild of the front end to make them fit. Everything had to be changed including intercooler, radiator and new turbo manifold. While we had done all that we also decided to slap a huge new turbo."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
New Project MU 332mm big brake kit coming in July 
Custom rear trunk lip spoiler
New gauge setup
New audio (subwoofer in particular)

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SPONSORS:
Maranello Auto Refinishing 
ICB MotorSport

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Adrian - Acura
Jackie - Balance Auto Garage 
Errol 
Brad 
Zak - Acura
Kenny - SpeedFactory

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