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JUN '09 issue PREVIEW!

June '09 Import Tuner issue
Posted April 28 2009 02:29 PM by it_luke 
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Our Jun ’09 issue is on stands now. If you haven't already copped a copy, here's what you're missing.

 


THE CARS:

JDM 370Z
Japan’s Sun Line Racing builds the sickest 370Z yet, and we expose it for the world to see.  Find out the all-new Z34’s capabilities, strengths and weaknesses from the tuner POV, and decide for yourself whether it’s better, or way better, than the Z33.

Irish S14.5 DriftStarr
Ireland’s premier rising drift star, 16-year old James Deane, let’s us get you the scoop on the RB26-swapped, E85-fueled, 560whp S14.5 that won him two Prodrift championship titles last season. Fror all those of you who need a little inspiration to finish your drift project cars and get out there – this is it!

New Jersey Subaru STI
From the heart of East Coast tuning, comes David Emig’s JDM’d-out, 400hp stealth-black Subaru STI, with an upgraded Zero Sports turbo, fully race-tuned Cusco suspension, Voletx/ADVAN styling, and Bride/Defi interior to make any high-dollar baller shutter at the total build cost.


THE SCENE:

Tokyo Auto Salon – 50 of the craziest JDM rides, products, and race queens you missed
Wek Fest meet, San Francisco – 440 of the cleanest imports anywhere. Period. 
Hyundai Genesis Coupe Spec R – First look into the reloaded version of our fav new car
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – Lowdown of this year’s top 20 ICE-iest products


THE PEOPLE:

Cosworth product developer and XS Engineering front-man Eric Hsu on tuning stand-alone ECUs over piggyback units, Hyundai Tiburon modification, Honda gearing options, and shutting down a noob who wants to know why rear-engine, FWD cars aren’t a good idea.

Nissan 370Z designer Randy Rodriguez on conceptualizing the Z34, owning Zs since he was 14, defending those love-or-hate headlights and bumper “fangs” he designed, and his plans for modifying his own, personal 370Z.

JDM Cover model Nana Okada on living in the U.S., Japan and Hawaii all at the same time, her manba gyaru high school days, shacking up in Japanese “love hotels”, being a foot-fetish model, and how to successfully avoid a densha chikan.


THE TECH:

Fact or Fiction: Can a quiet exhaust actually make more power than a lounder one?
Power Pages: Back to basics by modifying a 1990 Honda CRX SI
Power Gear: Our top five must-have products of the month reviewed
Audio Gear: Ditto… but with audio products


PLUS:
Your letters, our editorials, some badass automotive photography from you and us, our project car updates, one of the most glorious two-page ads to ever run in our magazine, and tons more!

 



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