Thursday, March 7, 2013

Texas Finest; Mike Gutierrez Supercharged 8th Gen Civic

This is one car build that I have personally been following since I first saw a picture of it last year. It was a picture of this Civic when it was stock rally red on BBS wheels. I quickly added Mike as a friend and started noticing that he was selling most of the parts off of his car. I then notice all new body panels, wheels, and custom body work being done to the car through my news feed. When I saw the coverage from wekfestTX of Mike's car I became a big fan of the build. Coming to Texas for Import Alliance's End of the Winter meet was a special treat for me. I was able to meet Mike in person and got to see the build first hand. The hours, time, and originality does no justice in these picture. I recommend you see this one in person and give props to the owner. 

Desert Sage Metallic Paint Job
USDM Sedan Mugen RR Front Bumper
Mugen Side Skirts 
JDM Sedan Mugen Rear Lip W/3rd LED Brake Light
Yellow DRLs
6000k HIDs
3000k HID Fogs
Retrofit Headlights E46 Shroud Mini H1 Projectors Black Housing
Red JDM Badges
Custom Front Fenders and Rear Quarter Panels custom to fit wheels
Carbon Fiber Roof Visor
Mugen Style Window Visors
Carbon Fiber Trunk License Plate Trim
Shaved Trunk with OEM Decklid Spoiler
Amber Side Markers
Graffixpression Tail Light Overlays
Color Matched Eyelids

I notice that many people at this event would walk by many cars and not stop to take a deeper look. Then when they approach Mike's civic, every single one of them stopped either to stare at his stance, his wheels, his interior, but most his engine bay.

Gold Painted Engine Bay
Comptech Stage 2 Supercharger W/ 3.15” Pulley System
725cc Injectors
Walbro Fuel Pump
Skunk2 Alpha Header
Skunk2 Megapower 3 inch Exhaust
Skunk2 3.5 Inch Intake
Hybrid Racing Fuel Rail W/ Fuel Pressure Gauge
Color Matched Valve Cover
Chrome Spike Valve Cover Bolts
Kevlar Carbon Fiber Spark Plug Cover
Gold Painted Oil Dipstick
Gold Mugen Oil Cap
Password JDM Green Engine Bay Dress Up Bolts
Mishimoto Radiator W/ Slim Fan Kit
Mishimoto Radiator Hoses
Mishimoto Thermostat
Tucked ECU
Tucked Fuse Box
Cooling Plate Delete
Relocated Battery to the Trunk
Password JDM Gold Valve Cover Washer Kit

Lusso Forged LFMX10i 3 Piece Wheels W/Chrome Finish 18x9.5 -11 Offset
Nankang NS-II Tires 215/35/18

BC Racing Coils Custom Rates 18k in Front 20k in Rear
Front Camber Bolts (4) 2.5 Degree
Rear Camber Kit
Color Matched Beaks Bar

When I saw The Squirrel Squad rolling into the Texas Motor Speedway together, I was so amazed at their clean rides, I immediately reached for my camera and began to shoot some pictures.  Many of the cars in this crew were equipped with nice goodies.  Be sure to check out there page:

Personal Wood Grain Steering Wheel
Wood Grain Painted Frog Eye Gauge Pod
AEM Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
Glowshift Boost Gauge
White LED Map and Dome Lights
Wood Grain Painted Dash kit
Wood Grain Painted Front and Back Pillars
Wood Grain Painted Door Panels Trims
Gold Suede Headliner 
Gold Suede Shift Boot
Green Plaid  Door Panels
Bride Gios Low Max Reclinable Seats
Takata 4 Point Harnesses
NRG Harness Bar Custom Painted
Broadview Mirror
Blox 490 Mirror Shift Knob
Kenwood In Dash Stereo
2 12 inch Kicker Comp Subs in Custom Box


  1. the sedan front bumper and the rear lip did it require any modifications or did it fit exactly

  2. What he said^^^