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’92 HONDA CIVIC CX

Super Street - - Project Car -

OWNER PHILIP ROBLES

HOME­TOWN TEMPE, AZ

OC­CU­PA­TION QUAL­ITY AS­SUR­ANCE SPE­CIAL­IST

EN­GINE K24A2; RBC in­take man­i­fold; Gar­rett GTX3076 turbo; TIAL MVR 44mm waste­gate; Has­port mounts; JDL turbo man­i­fold; GSK Fab­ri­ca­tion charge pip­ing, Pre­ci­sion Chas­sis Works tur­boback ex­haust; J’s Rac­ing muf­fler; J-blood car­bon coil pack cover; ID1000 in­jec­tors; Hytech baf­fled K20 alu­minum oil pan; Ry­wire Mil-spec en­gine har­ness;

DRIV­E­TRAIN Quaife se­quen­tial five-speed trans­mis­sion with Geartron­ics Easyshift ECU, load cell sen­sor and gear po­si­tion in­di­ca­tor

EN­GINE MAN­AGE­MENT Hon­data ECU; tuned by UMS Tun­ing

FOOT­WORK & CHAS­SIS TEIN SRC coilovers; PCI Bronze bush­ings, spher­i­cal trail­ing arm bush­ing, spher­i­cal front up­per A-arms; ASC Cir­cuit Hero strut bar

BRAKES Brembo Race front and rear brakes with R-crew cus­tom ro­tor hats and brack­ets

WHEELS & TIRES 17x9.5” +25 Volk Rac­ing ZE40 wheels; 245/40R17 Hoosier tires

EX­TE­RIOR Pan­dem wide­body kit by TRA Ky­oto, J’s Rac­ing hood with Top­stage vents; First Mold­ing Type B mir­rors; Aero Spec Rac­ing front split­ter; paint by Elevens Paint and Fiber

IN­TE­RIOR Pre­ci­sion Chas­sis Works rollcage; Ry­wire cabin har­ness, AIM MXL2 dig­i­tal dat­a­log­ger dash; Re­caro SPG seat; Takata five­point har­nesses

THANKS my fam­ily, He­len, Rachel and Jesse; ICB Mo­tor­sport; Project Onethirty; Elevens Paint and Fiber; RAYS Wheels; GSK Fab­ri­ca­tion; Aero Spec Rac­ing; UMS Tun­ing; Fat­head Fab­ri­ca­tion; Has­port; Hy­brid Rac­ing; my bud­dies Matt, Paul, Car­los, Si­mon, and CJ

Jesse learned from his dad that taste­ful styling is im­por­tant. The ex­te­rior of his S13, while mod­i­fied, can al­most go un­no­ticed. Volk Rac­ing TE37S are one of the most clas­sic Ja­panese wheels of all time, and DMAX bumpers with over­fend­ers are time­less in the S-chas­sis and drift com­mu­ni­ties; he pulls ev­ery­thing off flaw­lessly.

The story of fa­ther Phil’s Civic back­tracks quite a ways to when Jesse was still in high school. Af­ter re­turn­ing from Ja­pan, Jesse was in need of a car. So, like any sen­si­ble teenager, he bought an EJ Civic, the pin­na­cle of re­li­a­bil­ity, sim­plic­ity, and econ­omy. He grew tired of it and sought out an EH Civic, which he felt was more ap­peal­ing. Phil of­fered to buy the EJ for a fair price, and then Jesse took own­er­ship of the ‘92 hatch­back you see here. Even­tu­ally, Jesse grew tired of Civics al­to­gether and off­loaded the EH to his dad. Ru­mor has it, the car tech­ni­cally be­longs to Jesse, but what Phil did with it is where the story of the Robles fam­ily con­tin­ues to sur­prise us.

Phil got his first taste of real rac­ing in a Porsche 914 dur­ing a lunchtime clinic with NASA. He then turned his daily driver, with A/C and very sim­ple mods, into a car he took to the track. Af­ter a long time in HPDE-3, Phil had to de­cide be­tween mov­ing to­ward race group or join­ing the time trial pro­gram. Based on the fact that all the race group cars, “looked like shit,” he went into time trial. It's no won­der where his son gets his own style…

Now, Phil’s car is ob­vi­ously a thing of beauty, and we’ll get back to the speed side of things shortly; how­ever, some­thing here needs ad­dress­ing. When you see Mr. Robles walk­ing around Scotts­dale Pavil­ions, a weekly car meet, he is a com­pletely unas­sum­ing im­port en­thu­si­ast. He looks like a cow­boy whose son dragged him out on a Satur­day night.

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