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Florida Si

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Name: Andrew French
Location: Deltona, FL
Photographer: Jeff Littlefield

Why or when do you find yourself driving slow?

I drive slow on brick roads and dirt roads because those roads are ruff! Also speed bumps and when Johnny law is following me!

About Andrew and his EM1

I believe I first met Andrew at Simply Clean at Rt. 46 a little while back. You could tell by the first impression that he was true automotive enthusiast. He appreciates all builds and strives to find the rare parts. When interviewing him for this feature I asked him what his least favorite thing about the automotive scene was and he told me it was the overuse of the word hater. He said, “Stop acting like it’s not cool to look at someone’s car and tell them what they worked hard on is nice. Everybody likes to hear that somebody else appreciates their build like they do.” This is something we at I love Driving Slow agree with completely.

Andrew bought this EM1 stock and lowered on Diamond Racing Steelies in 2012 and then started the build to what it is now. His EM1 went through a lot of changes from interior pieces to bumpers and a good amount of wheel choices. He is pretty happy with how the car is now but still has more he wants to do. Right now he is working on finishing up his TWM ITB set up and after that is complete he would like to get a Re Ameyia rear diffuser, a Mugen Dc5 wing, and a set of Retro fitted headlights. He says it’s a never ending list of parts to acquire, he is just trying to be patient.

Enjoy the feature:

Exterior

Airwalker front bumper
Bumper quick disconnects
Apr carbon fiber mirrors
Jdm window visors
Flared front and rear fenders
Shaved emblems
Rally red paint

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Interior:

Bride vios III glitter back low max seats
Nardi 350mm deep corn suede steering wheel
Nrg 2.5 quick release and nrg lock
Itr shift knob
Skunk2 short shifter
Custom tweed radio block off
Carbon fiber gauge bezel
Cusco 6 point roll cage
Helmet hanger
Oem airbag tray
Suede wrapped door panels and arm rest
Bandanna wrapped head liner

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Power:

Oem b16a2
Skunk2 pro intake manifold
Pwjdm carbon fiber power chamber
Mugen jasma header
Usdm itr polished strut bar
Bandana wrapped spark plug cover
Act 3 puck unsprung clutch
Fidanza lightweight flywheel
Walbro 255lph fuel pump
Tuned on ectune by Tom Sewell

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Suspension, Wheels, Brakes:

Rebarrelled sprinthart Cprs 16×8+0
Falken 205/40r16
Project kics r40 neo chrome lug nuts
Skunk2 front and rear camber kit
Ground control and Koni yellow combo with ground control extended top hats
Usdm itr 5×114 conversion front and rear
Srr rear subframe brace

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Andrew would like to thank Ivan at HTP customs, Ramon at Autowork collision, performance race solutions, Wireworx, Raabe racing, and definitely would like to thank his parents, girlfriend and close friends for continuing to push him.

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