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In this feature we are highlighting Marcus Wilson with Cali Coalition Car Club from San Diego, California. His 8th Gen Honda Accord build was sponsored this year by JDM Sport and made it to this year's SEMA 2016 50th Anniversary Celebration in Las Vegas. Marcus is the president of the car club where his Accord build underwent various upgrades as a featured vehicle for the SEMA Show. Entering his build into this year's monumental SEMA Celebration, the 8th Gen Accord was staged right outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center alongside Vaughn Gittin Jr's Trailer at the Ford Demo area.


Sponsored JDM Sport products that went into his build included JDM Sport Fender Washers for the engine bay, JDM Sport Performance Aluminum Lug Nuts, and JDM Sport's NEW Neo-Chrome Centered Wood Grain Steering Wheel. The exterior was enhanced with a neo-chrome wrap as well as carbon fiber hood from Seibon, and supporting sponsors including Accelera Tires, NS Wheels, XIX Wheels, EZ Lip, SOS Customz, Pann Auto, XS Power Batteries, EGR, Cquence Brakes, Auto Fashion USA, MGP Caliper Covers, Magnaflow, Injen Technology, Wrap Supreme, Orafol Americas, Spec-D Tuning, Carglo, Life In The Other Lane and Skidplateguy. We would like to thank Marcus and Cali Coalition Car Club for all of their support representing JDM Sport and his fellow sponsors. We look forward to seeing you at next year's show season in 2017!



Follow Cali Coalition on Instagram: @calicoalitioncarclub

Get Your JDM Sport Performance Parts & Accessories By Visiting: http://www.JDMSport.com


Read More About JDM Sport's Sponsored Builds CLICK HERE
Published in FEATURED BUILDS

JDM SPORT T28 TURBO CHARGER INSTALL

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 23:12
JDM Sport T28 Turbo Charger Install
Track Season Is Here! Checkout JDM Sport Sponsored Female Drifter Stephanie Drifts Giving Us Insight On Installing A JDM Sports T28 Turbo Charger On Her Pink Nissan 240SX S13 Coupe! Watch the videos carefully as Stephanie walks you through the process of getting your JDM Sport T28 Turbo Charger ready and prepared for installation. Thank you Stephanie for all of your hard work putting these videos together! Visit StephanieDrifts On YouTube: https://goo.gl/orOzb6 Checkout More JDM Sport DIY Product Tutorials: http://www.JDMSport.com/

Here is Part 1 of the installation process where Stephanie shows you how to remove the SR20DET Turbo and installing the JDM Sport T28 Turbo Charger:

Here is Part 2 of the installation process where Stephanie shows you how to replace the gaskets before the initial turbo install:

Stay Tuned For The Installation Video Coming Soon With Stephanie Drifts!

Published in DIY

JDM SPORT SPONSORED DRIVER DENISE LLAMAS

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:17


Name:
Denise Llamas

City: Rowland Heights, California

Where are you originally from? Culver City

Date of Birth: 4/20

Horoscope Sign: Aries

Favorite Color: Red

Car: 1995 Nissan 240sx


Mods:
KA24DE-T, Godspeed GT28 Turbo, Full Godspeed Suspension, Enkei Wheels, Falken Tires, JDM Sport Steering Wheel, JDM Sport Shift Knob, JDM Sport Hydraulic E-Brake, JDM Sport Performance Gauges, JDM Sport Neo-Chrome Steel Performance Lug Nuts, Megan Racing Turbo Manifold, Tanabe Catback Exhaust, 850cc Injectors, Adaptronics Stand Alone Computer, Purol Lubricants 20w50 oil, Sonicmotor Bucket Seat, Rene Motorsports Roll Cage

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/driftergirl

Instagram: @doridet


When did you start getting into cars? I started getting into cars when I was a little girl. My dad was a mechanic and my mom used to do circuit racing so I've always been around cars and racing.

How did you get into drifting? I met my friend Chuck, he was the one who inspired me to start drifting.

What do you like most about drifting? It's the one time that I am completely at ease and happy.

What was your first car? My first car was a 1995 Honda Civic.

What is your dream car? My dream car is an S15! One day...



How do you like the car scene here in Southern California? I love it because I feel like there are a lot of car related events of all sorts here from races to car shows.

What are your future plans? The main goal would be to hopefully compete in Formula D and do more demos and maybe even some stunt driving for shows and movies.

Describe to us what would be your ideal first date: Perhaps something that involves the beach and driving. Then maybe a picnic by the beach? That would be awesome!


What do you look for in a guy? Someone who can make me laugh, someone who is nice but knows when he needs to be stern with me. Someone I can have fun with and do car things with.

What advice would you give to aspiring tuner girls? Don't be scared! Remember, you're doing what you love and that's all that matters!

Any shout outs?

Big shout out to the Nismo shop, Godspeed, Enkei Wheels, Garage Life, Purol Lubricants, Team All Stars, DJ Safety, Falken Tires, Indotech Motorsports, Adaptronics, 626Drift, JDM Sport, WhatMonstersDo.com, Drew Diesel <3


Read More About JDM Sport's Sponsored Drivers CLICK HERE
Published in SPONSORED DRIVERS

JDM SPORT SPONSORED DRIVER STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 23:47

Name: Stephanie Rodriguez

City: Panorama City, California

Where are you originally from? I was born in LA but my parents are from El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Date of Birth: August 2

Horoscope Sign: Leo

Favorite Color: Pink

Car: Nissan 240sx (Coupe)



Mods:
SR20det, JDM Sport 32-Way Adjustable Coilovers, JDM Sport T-25 Turbo Charger, JDM Sport Steering Wheel, JDM Sport Shift Knob, JDM Sport Hydraulic E-Brake, VoodooS13 front tension arms, Enkei Wheels, Roll Cage, Custom Front Hella Projectors, Sparco Seat.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StephanieDrifts

Instagram: @StephanieDrifts

When did you start getting into cars? I got into cars when I was 16.

How did you get into drifting? I got into drifting right after I saw my friend do a donut in a parking lot in 2008.

What do you love most about Drifting? I love the adrenaline and the happiness Drifting gives me.

What is your dream car? My dream car is a Pink 240sx.

How do you like the car scene here in Southern California? I have never really been exposed to any other car scene other than the one in Southern California so because I don't have anything to compare it to I am going to say I love it.


What are your future plans? I would eventually love to have the opportunity to compete professionally in the Drifting world. For now, I will continue to focus on competing, learn as much as I can and just have fun with my car.

Describe to us what would be your ideal first date: Formula Drift Irwindale.

All guys like girls who love cars! What do you look for in a guy? A Guy who loves cars!


What advice would you give to aspiring tuner girls? The advice I would give aspiring tuner girls is to just have fun. As long as you're doing something you love, everything else will fall into place.

Any shout outs?

I would like to thank JDM Sport for being an amazing sponsor. Also, Jim, for always cheering me from the stands.

(Pictures Brought To You By Stephanie Rodriguez On Instagram: @StephanieDrifts)


Read More About JDM Sport's Sponsored Drivers CLICK HERE
Published in SPONSORED DRIVERS

JDM SPORT SPONSORED DRIVER MELISSA MILLER

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 23:20

Name: Melissa Miller
City: San Diego, California
Where are you originally from? North St Paul MN and Tucson AZ.
Date of Birth: 1-22-87
Horoscope Sign: Aquarius
Favorite Color: Rainbow Prism
Car: 1991 300zx Twin Turbo Drift car and 2008 Nissan 350z back up drift car

Mods:
300zx; Engine built by EPRacing, Carillo Rods, CP Pistons, Haltech ECU, Z1 BA inter coolers and 3 inch piping, 3 inch turbo back exhaust (PG from Z1), JDM Sport coilovers and steering wheel, JWT valve springs, clutch masters 6 puck clutch, Lightened flywheel, 300Degree fuel rail, Nismo 740cc injectors, Drag Wheels, roll cage by Discombobulated Motorsports, Sparco Corsa seat... So many things I can't remember them all
350z; welded diff, Jdm Sport coilovers, JdmSport steering wheel, and Drag Wheels
Instagram: @melissadrifts
Twitter: @melissadrifts
Snapchat: @melissadrifts

When did you start getting into cars?
When I was 3 and I would sit on my dads lap in his 80's turbo Z and he would teach me to shift gears and steer the car... In our neighborhood.
How did you get into drifting? Drag racing got boring
What do you like most about drifting? The fact that you are always evolving your techniques. 
What was your first car? 1998 Nissan Maxima. 5 speed. Underglow. It was pimp.
What is your dream car? 1970's Porsche 911.

How do you like the car scene here in Southern California?
Honestly I don't like it as much as events on the east coast. I'm glad to be part of the scene in SoCal, but I feel more a sense of community outside of here. Don't get me wrong, I have my car friends and my drift girls here and we are like a little community, but outside of people you already know-it's hard to make friends because everyone is into what they are doing and don't say hi. 
What are your future plans? Get the Z32 running for a complete season without issue and drift the shit out of it. 
Describe to us what would be your ideal first date: Private track day. 
All guys like girls who love cars! What do you look for in a guy? Someone who can let me be me and not be the jealous type. 

What advice would you give to aspiring tuner girls?
Stick with it. Whatever it is. If you keep changing your mind on what you want it doesn't give you much credibility. Don't do it for the guys do it for you. 
Any shout outs?
JDM Sport. Firm400. ConceptZ Performance,  Courtesy Nissan, CourtesyParts.com, Daytona Racing Japan, Clutch Masters, EP Racing, AEM Electronics, Motul North America, Z1 Motorsports, 300 Degree, ZSpec, Drag Wheels. Pizza.


Read More About JDM Sport's Sponsored Drivers CLICK HERE
Published in SPONSORED DRIVERS
JDM Sport Sponsored SEMA 2015 Builds:


Jefferson Bryant from Red Dirt Rodz in Stillwater, Oklahoma introduced to us his 1962 Mercury Comet Wagon. This build was right out in front of Central Hall where the green and black featured SEMA vehicle showcased its custom work. The announcement was made earlier this summer via StreetTechMag where Project: "Comet RDR5P62” would be making its appearance this year at the SEMA Show. The 1962 Mercury Comet Wagon is powered by a Ford 347 stroker featuring two 58mm ball-bearing turbos from Precision Turbo and Engine feeding a Holley twin-throttle body EFI system.


(JDM Sport Couplers Were Used For The Engine Build Of The Comet Wagon)


Air supply is handled through Burns Stainless tubing. An Aeromotive fuel system pumps the hi-octane fuel from the Summit Racing fuel cell. Inside the 347 cubic-inch engine is a set of forged SRP pistons, Scat forged H-beam rods and crank. The camshaft is a Comp Cams roller piece, driving the Magnum roller rockers bolted onto the RHS Pro Action heads. An Edelbrock dual-carb intake tops off the motor along with a set of custom PRW valve covers. Also the addition of JDM Sport couplers were utilized alongside the amazing engine build of the Comet Wagon. Thank you Jefferson for sharing with us your amazing build and we look forward to seeing more of your projects at next year’s SEMA Show.

For More SEMA 2015 Coverage CLICK HERE

Published in HIGHLIGHTS

JDM Sport Sponsored SEMA 2015 Builds:


Sokly Sim made his return to SEMA. His JDM Sport sponsored Hyundai Veloster rolled into the Las Vegas Convention Center revealing its new custom Gold BMW Aurum paint exterior alongside with several upgrades done to the build. The Veloster was decked out with JDM Sport accessories including fender washers and 32-Way adjustable coilovers. Also the debut of the NEW tow hook design from Next Inc. could be seen on the front bumper of the SEMA build as well as custom carbon fiber accents brought to you by Slick Carbon.


Custom head lights were done by @that_light_guy as the rest of the parts list and upgrades include: K&N Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, CQuence brake rotors and pads, XXR Wheels, carbon fiber trunk, rolla roof rack, EGR USA hood shield, ADRO full lip kit, custom vented fenders, custom carbon skinning from mirror cover, lip kits, A pillar, engine cover, strut bar, interior, roof and custom spoiler.


(Melissa Miller Interviews Houston Do From CQuence Brakes & Rotors @ SEMA 2015)

Sokly’s future plans for his build include a full custom sound system, wide body conversion, custom seats, and a tune and build to 400hp. Sponsors of this year’s Hyundai Veloster project include: JDM Sport, EGR USA, That Light Guy, CQuence Brakes, Slick Carbon, and Studio Seven Graphics.

For More SEMA 2015 Coverage CLICK HERE

Published in HIGHLIGHTS
JDM Sport SEMA 2015 Sponsored Builds:


Next up is Reyneiro Larios’ converted right hand drive Classic 1940 Ford Rat Rod from Teck’s Garage sponsored by JDM Sport. Sitting right outside of Central Hall, the custom build lived up to its traditional “unfinished” rusty interior with an added custom bed wood floor on the rear of the deck. Rat Rods are known to be built to drive and not to show however with classics being a rarity on the road, Rey’s classic SEMA build stood out of the crowd. Teck’s Garage put together a custom JDM Sport twin-turbo setup bringing back to life the performance of the classic with their GT35 Turbo Chargers.


This build was definitely a showstopper representing the hot rod culture showcasing JDM Sport’s performance parts during SEMA week as the sponsored build will be making its appearance at various shows throughout Southern California next year.


(Sokly Sim From Carbon Series Interviews Reyneiro Larios @ SEMA 2015)


Here is the list of mods that was done to the vehicle: 1940 Ford truck motor - 383 stroker with an Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley carb modified for boost, Pair of JDM Sport GT35 Turbo Chargers, JDM Sport blow off valves, JDM Sport wastegates, CX Racing intercooler and turbo top hat, Two Step Motorsports intercooler piping, downpipes, and dump tubes, Tranny is a 350 turbo, truck has been chopped sectioned and converted to RHD, Suicide shifter, bagged on a suicide front end, rear is bagged and four linked using viar air compressors, full custom frame, custom interior and beedrolled, JDM Sport performance gauges, rims: Ford smoothies on 700 biesply white walls, custom wood bed with rusted strips, pin striping on the doors by Teck’s Garage, pin striping on the tailgate done by DA Designs, custom fabrication and work done by Teck’s Garage.

For More SEMA 2015 Coverage CLICK HERE

Published in HIGHLIGHTS

JDM Sport Sponsored SEMA 2015 Builds: JDM Sport also had several builds that were featured outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Each of the sponsored builds from JDM Sport had its own story to tell and its unique characteristics respectfully. Our first featured vehicle spotlight is on Johnny Avila’s Honda Civic Si build from Octane Racing. The JDM Sport sponsored track car made its debut last year right outside in front of the convention center signage upgrading its white paint with a complete blue wrap exterior.


With its USDM Mugen RR front bumper conversion, the Octane Racing President unveiled its upgraded suspension with JDM Sport’s 32-Way adjustable coilovers and the addition of more boost and power with a JDM Sport T3/T4 Turbo Charger. During the 2015 show season, Octane Racing made their mark competing at various shows throughout Southern California. Not only were they competing but the team also contributed their time supporting charities such as the R.A.C.E. (Racers Against Cancer Events) that took place at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Custom decals were provided once again by Studio Seven Graphics.


At last year’s debut, the FG2 Civic Si sported a set of Enkies Series PF01S wheels where this time around the build was fitted with new Ryver Wheels. From the hood to the trunk, the overall build encompassed the traditional “Sound” and “Performance” theme where a custom audio setup featuring Cerwin-Vega Mobile components completed its judging checklist. On stock injectors, the FG2 Civic Si was pushing 380 tuned by Erick’s Racing. Avila’s build overall was a great representation for JDM Sport as the Octane Racing team will be volunteering at several holiday events during the off-season while preparing for the 2016 events schedule. Checkout the list of modifications on Johnny Avila’s JDM Sport Sponsored Honda Civic Si FG2 SEMA build:


(Sokly Sim From Carbon Series Interviews Octane Racing President Johnny Avila @ SEMA 2015)

Name: Jonathan Avila
Instagram: @boosted_avilafg2

Car Modifications List:

Engine:
Cold air intake, fd2 headers, Skunk2 manifold, Hondata flash pro, full straight pipe, Tanabe exhaust, K-Tuned fuel rail, K-Tuned dip stick, Pistons, rings, crank shaft, downstar spikes, JDM Sport T3/T4 Turbo Charger

Exterior:
Seibon carbon hood, Spoon carbon mirrors, APR GT carbon wing, VIS Racing carbon garnish and trunk, carbon splitters, Extreme Dimensions rear bumper, Mugen RR USDM custom coupe bumper, carbon splitter, carbon fenders from Advan carbon

Interior:
Recaro door inserts, Willans harness, Bride low max, NRG harness bar, JDM Sport wood grain steering wheel, FD2 shift boot, NRG quick release and hub, VMS shift knob.

Audio:
Pioneer head unit, full Cerwin-Vega Mobile components, custom box

Wheels/Suspension:
Ryver Wheels, JDM Sport 32-Way Coilover Systems

For More SEMA 2015 Coverage CLICK HERE

Published in HIGHLIGHTS

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