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    Team Hybrid - www.HondaTuningMagazine.com - Accord

    Hybridz:

    Congratulations to Sunny Suravarapu's twin-turbo Honda Accord EX V6 for being featured in the online website - HondaTuningMagazine. Please visit www.HondaTuningMagazine.com and for the exact link of the article which was released 10/06/10, please visit http://www.hondatuningmagazine.com/f..._v6/index.html

    2004 Honda Accord EX V6 - Anti-Estabolishment
    No Matter How You Look At It, It's No Civic
    October 06, 2010
    By Aaron Bonk
    Photography by Henry Z. De Kuyper




    Nobody can ever accuse Sunny Suravarapu of succumbing to the status quo. When the Honda masses established Civics and Integras as standard issue, Sunny bought an Accord. When subtle, JDM paraphernalia became de-facto bolt-on fare, Sunny opted for more flamboyant add-ons from whereabouts non-JDM. And when Honda tuners worldwide all but shied away from multiple-turbo forced induction, Sunny bolted not one but two turbochargers onto his Accord's bright and shiny V6.

    It's entirely possible that it all began with Sunny's father, a man who owned a first-generation Prelude-not a Civic. Sunny later found himself among the ranks of the fraternity that is the 1980s Japanese sport coupe aficionado, now the owner of a second-generation Prelude, and later a third-generation Prelude-both, also not Civics. It only made sense then that he purchase his friend Steve's fourth-generation Prelude (which incidentally isn't a Civic either) once it was up for sale. Problem was, Sunny's dad didn't exactly approve of his son paying for a modified car like Steve's. Turns out that Sunny wasn't interested in owning all five iterations of Honda's Prelude, though, and instead gave up on Honda's crown jewel coupe altogether and purchased an '04 Accord EX V6, which, for all intents and purposes, is also no Civic.

    With one of the most under-appreciated chassis of the Honda family, Sunny is breaking the mold with his turbo V6-powered Accord.Like most fathers, Sunny's clearly forewarned against any alterations to his son's Accord. Sunny didn't listen, and the shenanigans commenced. First, he lowered the almost-new coupe with the help of Eibach springs tucked behind Blitz Technospeed rims. An AEM cold-air intake along with some in-car entertainment also caboodled their way onto Sunny's Accord, despite dad's clear instructions. And then one day Sunny's friend told him of the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show-the biggest automotive aftermarket gathering on Earth. This is the day that everything went terribly wrong as far as Sunny's dad is concerned.



    Not long after learning of SEMA, Sunny determined that he'd have his car there in time for its 2006 engagement. Trouble was, his Accord wasn't exactly SEMA-worthy. To be sure, Sunny's Accord wasn't even ready for the Tuesday night meet-up in the nearby taco shop parking lot. Although the wheels and intake made for well-intended beginnings, the V6 two-door still fell short in terms of being anything special. External modifications like the AIT Racing body kit were Sunny's first attempts at changing all of that. Of course, an Accord of SEMA proportions almost always requires an exterior color change; Sunny's is no different. Its sheet metal is buried underneath House of Kolors Kandy Red, an appropriate juxtaposition against the bare, carbon-fiber hood, roof, roof spoiler, and trunk-also from AIT Racing. Finally, Sunny updated his Accord's wheel package with 19-inch PIAA Super Rozzas.

    Twin Garrett GT25s were chosen to boost the V6 power-plant.Satisfied with the exterior, Sunny moved on to cajoling more power out of his Accord's J-series. Yes, the seventh-generation Accord's 240hp 3.0-liter engine isn't for wussies, but when given the task of tugging around more than 3,200 pounds of metal, fabric, rubber, and glass, it can stand for improvement. Sunny called upon renowned turbocharger manufacturer Garrett for the solution. He walked away with not one but two GT25 turbochargers. Bespoke metal work plumbs the turbines into each cylinder head's exhaust manifold while each compressor is directed into custom Evolution Racewerks intercooler piping that feeds into a Yonaka Motorsports front-mount intercooler. Despite the fact that Sunny's V6 makes due with two more turbochargers than Honda thinks it should have and one more than you might expect, the layout is relatively simple and involves little more than the aforementioned bits along with a Turbo XS blow-off valve. Simplicity wins thanks to twin internal wastegates and fuel management that consists of little more than an AEM FIC piggyback unit complemented with a Walbro in-tank fuel pump and Precision Turbo fuel injectors. But simplicity aside, the configuration is good for 350 whp and 340 lb-ft torque at only 9 psi as measured on SoCal-based Church Automotive Testing's Dynapack dynamometer.



    Confident that his Accord was capable of breaking off the majority of Civics and Integras that roam throughout his Upland, CA, neighborhood, Sunny moved on to the interior, where he personalized it with Yonaka Motorsports seats, custom upholstery bits, and a sizable collection of audio upgrades. All of this was good enough to earn his Accord a spot at SEMA some five years ago, however, none of this came as effortlessly as you might imagine. To be sure, the first turbo system "installer," who was compensated with little more than a case of Red Bulls, was soon superseded by one more competent. Unfortunately, it was a similar scenario in regards to Sunny's audio components. And then there was the paint shop that couldn't meet Sunny's SEMA deadline. Fortunately, Evolution Racewerks ultimately sorted out the turbo system while Xtreme Image made sure that Sunny's in-car entertainment was in working order and, somewhere along the line, the folks at M1 were able to spray the car in time.

    Close your eyes and imagine the ultimate Honda build. Chances are an '04 Accord draped in slabs of carbon fiber and massive 19-inch wheels isn't what first comes to mind. And that's precisely what Sunny would hope for. In an effort to reap attention among the seemingly endless pecking order of "minty," "clean," and JDM-themed Civics and Integras, Sunny elected for something a bit more...outlandish. But it wasn't all about looks for Sunny; he'll be the first to tell you that he followed the Accord path simply because he wanted a V6. The results speak for themselves and are, at the very least, anything but status quo. Like it or not, please don't ever accuse Sunny of following the rules. Not even his dad's.



    Owner Specs

    Propulsion
    Innovative Mounts engine mounts
    NRG Innovations engine torque damper
    idesigns carbon-fiber valve cover
    AC Autotechnic oil cap
    AEM air filter
    Twin Garrett GT25 turbochargers
    Yonaka Motorsports front-mount intercooler
    Evolution Racewerks intercooler piping
    Turbo XS blow-off valve
    Rich V6 J-pipe
    Evolution Racewerks downpipes
    NRG Innovations carbon-fiber mufflers
    Custom exhaust piping
    AEM fuel filter
    NRG Innovations fuel pressure regulator
    Precision Turbo 440cc/min fuel injectors
    Walbro 255lph fuel pump
    Russell Performance fittings and lines
    AEM FIC engine management
    Optima battery
    Mizu radiator
    AC Autotechnic radiator cap
    AIT Racing carbon-fiber radiator cover
    Nitrous Express single fogger kit
    AMSOIL engine oil
    Clutch Masters Stage 2 clutch
    Clutch Masters aluminum flywheel

    Stance
    D2 Racing coilovers
    DC Sports front shock tower bar
    Progress rear anti-roll bar
    Innovative Mounts bushing kit
    SPC front and rear camber kits

    Resistance
    Wilwood cross-drilled/slotted rotors (front)
    EBC rotors (rear)
    Wilwood calipers
    EBC pads
    Russell Performance steel braided lines
    AMSOIL fluid
    AC Autotechnic reservoir cover

    Wheels And Tires
    Front: 19x8.5 PIAA Super Rozza (+42 offset)
    Rear: 19x9.5 PIAA Super Rozza (+42 offset)
    Front: 245/35-19 BFGoodrich G-Force T/A KDW
    Rear: 265/35-19 BFGoodrich G-Force T/A KDW
    NRG Innovations lug nuts

    Exterior
    House of Kolors Kandy Red paint
    AIT Racing body kit
    AIT Racing carbon-fiber hood
    AIT Racing carbon-fiber roof
    AIT Racing carbon-fiber roof spoiler
    AIT Racing carbon-fiber trunk
    Promax M3 carbon-fiber trunk spoiler
    NRG Innovations carbon-fiber hood damper
    Weather Tech window visors
    JSDesign graphics

    Interior
    Yonaka Motorsports seats
    Evolution Racewerks seat brackets
    Xtreme Image custom upholstery
    idesigns carbon-fiber interior accents
    ATI gauge cluster
    NRG Innovations carbon-fiber shift knob
    NRG Innovations carbon-fiber e-brake handle
    NRG Innovations carbon-fiber pedals
    NRG Innovations carbon-fiber rear view mirror cover
    ARK Design boost controller
    AC Autotechnic boost press., air/fuel, exhaust temp. gauges
    Soundstream audio
    Tsunami battery components

    Props
    Chitra, Kids, Adam and Sarah, Dad, Bobby,
    Nick "Babu", Robert and Adam, AIT Racing,
    Soundstream, idesigns, Performance Wheel Repair, Xtreme Image, Church Automotive Testing,
    House of Kolor, JSDesign, Promax,
    Tuners Depot, NRG Innovations,
    M1, PIAA, Evolution Racewerks
    Fox Marketing
    www.V6p.net
    Team Hybrid

  2. #2
    JdmGtDriver
    Guest
    This car is........awesome!!!

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    SEMA03
    Guest
    Congrats Quicki Mart!!

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    Archie
    Guest
    congrats sunny. car looks sick!

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    Mizter_G
    Guest
    Nice brotha!!

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    1evo2h8
    Guest
    damn its always SUNNY in here =) .......congrats bro

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    sunnyincali
    Guest
    thanks guys!

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    Shagon Wagon
    Guest
    congrats man !

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    dspiel
    Guest
    Grats dude, wish i could get my car in this magazine :P

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