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Richard Dzao

Richard Dzao 2001 Honda Accord TBGLIVE 9

Richard Dzao proudly stands alongside his 2001 Honda Accord.

“Having a 6th Generation Accord, especially a sedan, is not your typical car a person would modify,” explains Dzao of his choice. “…Since having the Accord I’ve learned to build a show winner, not only to separate myself from others, but [also] to prove a point that any car can be a show car.”

These accolades include three separate Best Honda awards, two from 2015-16 Hot Import Nights, respectively, and the third awarded by the 2015 Aloha Custom Car Show & Cruise.

Under the hood, Dzao chose CT Engineering to boost the horsepower. To achieve optimum ride height and overall stance, a Kustomz Unlimited EAI air ride system with Accuair E-Level air ride management were installed. The Accord also sits on Weld CCW 505A Hybrid Series wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventus V12 tires, complemented by a Wilwood Big Brake Kit, drilled and slotted rotors and EBC Redstuff brake pads.

The exterior and interior are also dressed to the nines, but the fun doesn't stop there. Dzao has additional plans to instal Chibi Cars custom airbrush panels, custom pulleys and more even more carbon fiber parts — including custom door handles! 

Owner: Richard Dzao
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Vehicle: 2001 Honda Accord
Horsepower: 250 hp
Club: Team Hi-Def Hawaii

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Richard Dzao 
Instagram: accordingto_rich 

Photography by Michael Kitchens, E2 Imagery and Alex Vo Photography.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
CT Engineering (Eaton supercharger, Icebox cold air intake, fuel pressure regulator, air filter, Cl-S high boost pulley, titanium strut bar)
Mishimoto (Radiator Hose Kit, Baffled oil catch can, aluminum radiator, aluminum coolant reservoir tank)
Innovative Mounts Kit
OBX Racing Sports headers
CL-S throttle body
Denso IK20 iridium spark plugs

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EXHAUST:
Flowmasters high flow catalytic converter
Top Speed dual catback exhaust w/ titanium burnt tips

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Comptech ESM
Autometer C2 gauge (boost, air/fuel, oil pressure, battery, water temperature)
APEXi Performance Grounding Kit

DRIVELINE:
CT-Engineering transmission cooler
Redline high tempature ATF

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WHEELS & TIRES:
Weld CCW 505A Hybrid Series - 19x8 (f), 19x8.5 (r)
Hankook Ventus V12 - 225/35ZR19 (f/r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Kustomz Unlimited EAI Air Ride System
Accuair e-Level Air Ride Management

BRAKES:
Wilwood Big Brake Kit, drilled and slotted rotors (f/r)
EBC Redstuff brake pads

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EXTERIOR:
EGR painted fender flares
Carbon fiber eyelids
Seibon carbon fiber hood
Carbon Creations splitter (f/s/r)
Razzi lip (f/s/r)
Top Speed Pro One carbon fiber canards and wing w/ stainless steel hood pins
APR Performance splitter w/ stainless steel rods

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LIGHTING:
TYC custom-painted, matching taillights
Black-housed, retrofit headlights w/ Demon Eyes/Halo LED
Retrofit Source HID w/ Morimoto lens
Indiglo Luminescent Gauge Kit
Top Hids interior LED lighting
Kustomz Unlimited LED blue strips in trunk

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INTERIOR:
Carbon fiber (shift knob conversion w/ MOMO leather boot trim cluster)
NRG (deep dish carbon fiber steering wheel w/ MOMO hub, titanium harness bar)
Takata Racing (seatbelt harnesses, black and green shoulder pads)
BRIDE custom (back seats w/ belt covers, wrapped panels/center arm rest/visor)
BRIDE Low Max racing seats w/ pads
Painted dual and triple gauge pods
Color-matched dash trim
Custom (Accord stainless steel pedals, V6P chrome door lock knobs,w/ aluminum climate control knobs, Coverking dash cover w/ BRIDE fabric, diamond plate floor mats w/ ‘H’ logo, air brushed trunk lid liner)
Deck black mat cover (r)
Stainless steel door sills

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Custom Crutchfield kick panel enclosures w/ Soundstream titanium speakers
Soundstream Tarantula Series (T5-12 subwoofers, TRC.60C speakers, 6.5-inch midwoofers,
tweeters, crossovers, SST6.9 coaxial speakers, TX4.560 full-range amplifier, 1.2000D amplifier, titanium kick panels, tweeters)
JVC 7-inch screens (2)
Sony double din head-unit
PS2 w/ Logitech wireless controllers

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2015-16 HIN: Best Honda
2015 Aloha Custom Car Show & Cruise: Best Honda

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
CT-Engineering Eaton supercharger

SPONSORS:
Mishimoto
DRIVE Auto Appearance
Top Speed Pro One Performance
E2 Imagery
Wak Shop
High Caliber Decals
Shade Tree Motorsports
Top Hids
Dallas JDM Motors
Cupcake Meet
ExoAudio
It'll Buff Out Auto Detailing Service
SCW Performance
Executive Imports

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
Joel Uganiza
Shade Tree Motorsports
Kustomz Unlimited
Executive Imports

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