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Ryan Smith 1992 Honda Civic

Make: Honda
Model: Civic Si
Year: 1992

Driver: Ryan Smith

Primary Use: Drag Car

Progress Product/Service Testimonial:
When people ask me how I go so fast with a single cam, I just point to the progress sticker. The power I make means nothing without the suspension to help put that power to the ground.

Vehicle Accomplishments:
•1st place - Quick 16, NHRA Northeast Nationals.
Atco Raceway, Atco NJ
•Runner up, #1 Qualifier - Pro Slick, Import Wars. New England Dragway, Epping New Hampshire
•Best E.T. of 9.85 at 146mph (Sept. 2007)
•Best MPH of 143

Upcoming Events:
NDRA Aug. 4-5 - Epping, New Hampshire
NHRA Aug. 18-19 - Indianapolis, Indiana
NDRA Aug. 25-26 - Budds Creek, Maryland
Import Wars Sept. 1 - Epping, New Hampshire
NHRA Oct. 5-6 - Englishtown, New Jersey
Import Wars Oct. 13 - Epping. New Hampshire
World Cup Finals (Import vs. Domestics) Nov. 4 - Maryland International Raceway


Engine Internals:

D16z6 block
Darton MID Sleeves
Golden Eagle Headgasket
Pauter Rods
Weisco Cutom 76mm pistons (Tom Cote Coating)
Moroso Oil Pan
Knife Edged Crank
OEM Main Cap De-Burred
ARP Head studs
OEM Bearings
Zex 59500 Camshaft
Zex/Comp Cams Valve Springs and Retainers
Ferrea 1mm oversize valves
Crower Adjustable cam gear
Extensive Headwork by RLZ Engineering

Turbo Setup:

Garrett GT3567R Turbocharger .82 A/R
Custom Top Mount Manifold
4" Stainless Downpipe
2" Stainless Wastegate Dumptube
Custom Intercooler using a Garrett Core
FAST 85mm Throttle Body
Golden Eagle Intake Manifold
3" Aluminum Piping
Tial 44mm Wastegate
Tial 50 mm BOV
Vibrant Silicon couplers with T-bolt clamps
Cold Fusion Direct Port Nitrous setup


GS-R transmission (Out of an Integra)
Quaife LSD
D-series to B-series transmission swap kit
Quarter Master Twin Disc Clutch
12.5 lb flywheel
Mazworx Scatter Shield
Drive Shaft Shop 5.9 Axles
Full-Race Traction Bar
Skunk2 Short Shifter
Energy Suspension Shifter bushings

Suspension/Wheels and Tires:

Progress Custom Valved Drag coilovers
K-Sport Rear Lower Control Arms
Brembo cross drilled rotors
Axxis Ultimate Ceramic Pads
Russell Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Poly-Urethane bushings
Weld Import Magnum 13"x8" Wheels
Weld 1-piece polished 15"x3" Skinnies
Mickey Thompson 24.5" x 9" x 13" Slicks
M&H 24" x 3.5" x 15" Skinnies

Fuel Management/Ignition:

AEM Fuel Management
Precision 1000cc Injectors
BDL Industries Fuel Rail
Aeromotive Eliminator Fuel Pump
Aeromotvie FPR
Aeromotive Fuel Filters
Earls Fuel lines and fittings
10 Feed/-8 Return
NGK spark plugs

Special Thanks:

A special thanks to everyone at Progress for all the help, and for giving me the best product on the market.

Morgan and the guys at Synapse motorsport for being some of the coolest people in the business.

Brad from RLZ Engineering, for helping me out so much on the phone and with the head that's on the car. Without his work this would be just another run of the mill D-series build.

Tony from T1 Race development, for all the knowledge he has bestowed on me to ensure that the car runs right. And for the sick Cam trigger setup which keeps those nasty ignition gremlins at bay.

My Dad for all the support through the years, without him none of this would be possible.

I would also like to thank all the guys on,, my girlfriend Katie, my crew, Nate, Chris, Cory and Frank, Eastwoods machine shop, Mike from Auto Authority for keeping the car looking good and the Guys at ETD Racing for hooking me up with the D2B trans adapter kit!