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Nicholas Mendoza, 26 of College Place, WA, is the proud owner of this 2002 hot Honda Civic Si. Mendoza, a manager at Schucks Auto Supply, will be graduating from Automotive Technology in June from Walla Walla Community College (WWCC).

“I have been working on import vehicles for quite a few years, and look forward to working in the industry for quite a while before hoping to open my own performance shop,” Mendoza said.


After seeing the performance modifications made to his Civic, the staff at Tomorrow’s Technician feels Mendoza will be successful at his shop. Of course, building a car of this caliber takes time, commitment and support. And Mendoza said he is appreciative of the help he received. “I would just like to thank the guys at CorSport USA for being an awesome sponsor and team, James Haun, Mike Adams (WWCC auto instructors), my friends, my family, Heather and especially my kids for putting up with me.”


Some engine modifications included: Hondata Kpro; AEM Cold air intake; DC Shorty Header; JE 10.8:1 pistons; Skunk2 Stage 2 camshaft, high compression valves, titanium retainers and valve springs; AEM High Volume Fuel Rail; NRG Oil Catch Can; Ingalls Torque Dampener, Energy Suspension Mount Inserts and ARP Head Studs.

Transmission mods are: Exedy Stage1 clutch; ACT Prolite Flywheel; Password JDM Transmission Magnetic Plug and CorSport Metal Shift cable bushings and steel braided clutch line.


On the outside: Enkei 18″ Evo5 Gold Wheels; TC Type-M CF Hood; Seibon CF Eyelids; JDM Honda Badges; Buddy Club CF Wing; Kaminari Full Urethane Lip Kit and JDM Amber Side Markers.

On the inside: CF Dash Kit; JDM Shift Boot; Password JDM Titanium Shift Knob; CorSport Aluminum Shift Bushings; Buddy Club Short Shifter; MOMO pedals, tuner steering wheel and steering wheel hub; NRG Quick Release; JVC Arsenal CD Head Unit; MTX Thunder 4500 12″ Sub 225Watt RMS, 300Watt RMS Amp and C2 A/F Ratio Gauge.


Suspension & Braking: CorSport rear upper strut brace and H-Bar; Tanabe front upper strut tower brace; Neuspeed rear sway bar and lower tie; Gold Line 1.75″ drop springs; Tokico Blues Struts; Ingalls camber kit; CorSport braded lines and Hawk HPS front and rear pads.

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