chivas Last year, I posted a feature I did of Chivas Sotelo's EM1. To say its a well known car in our world is an understatement, to date, it has to be one of the most well known coupes to have graced our scene. you can see the 2012 feature here: // I managed to get Chivas for a day whilst I was over for Sema, once again he collected me from my hotel to hang out for the day. He also arranged for Ray & Miguel to bring their cars along, of which you will see in the coming weeks also! coupe I cant lie, I am slightly disappointed with how my pictures have come out. I am, far from used to shooting in such a harsh sunlight, the Vegas sun is so unforgiving & being from gloomy England a cloudy environment is what I am used too but I did the best I could. I think I actually prefer my pictures from last time, but I guess the lack of practise this year is showing. Also, as over time I have gotten to know Chivas I see this as more hanging out as friends than it is doing a shoot for my site. Honestly I could have not even bought my camera a long and done non car stuff, so the shoot is just a bonus, you can see how non serious we take it though as neither of us realised his Sun visor was down haha, like I said though, we didn't do any pre-checks, I hardly even set my camera up & my tripod had broke so I was equipment-less, but excuses are for pussies so whatever haha. coupe front Chivas has made a few changes since I last got to see his car, first visual one is the Volk CE28N's Volk ce28ns Changing up a set of rims can really give a car a new lease of life. I loved the coupe on the Sprint Harts but can understand the change, from one awesome set of wheels to another! ce2s rear Chvias Chivas rear You can see under the car the ASR Subframe brace & the Function 7 LCA's... rear Next, a fairly big change under the bonnet! bonnet Chivas has now stepped up to a Greddy Turbo kit for his B series, whilst also changing the bay colour from the flip paint to the pearl orange to match the rest of the car, which I think is a great choice as much as i loved the flip paint I think it looks really clean... bay front front As the sun went down, I got to take some pictures in a setting im more a custom too... no Vegas sun. haha. side coupe coupe I am probably bias about Chivas coupe due to becoming friends with him over the last couple of years, but its one of my favourite Hondas in the scene today. Not just Em1's but Hondas in general. I love the colour, I love how every time I see it something else has changed on it. It is just an Awesome build that only keeps on getting better... Chivas EXTERIOR- -House of Kolor sunset pearl paint -Gloss black roof -CTR headlights -Xenon 6k HID kit -LED city light -Spoon mirrors w/ anti glare glass -JDM Honda window visors -Si front lip -Seibon cf hood painted -Smoked rear taillights -JDM side markers INTERIOR- -Autometer boost gauge -JDM type-r shift boot -Recaro Evo 4 confetti seats -Momo steering wheel -Blox neo-chrome shift knob -Circuit Hero extended shifter -Airbag delete tray -Si rear seats -Nrg quick release -Nrg hub -Nrg lock -Red door panel inserts -Relocated battery inside trunk -Broadway wide rear view mirror -Relocated fuse box inside dash -Clifford 2way alarm ENGINE- -Greddy 18G turbo kit -Greddy BOV -ARP head studs -Blox manual boost controller -Hondata 4 bar map sensor -RC 650cc injectors -Goautoworks upper cold pipe -Custom A/C lines -Custom fabricated shock towers -Custom shaved engine bay -GSR B18C1 motor -B16 tranny -Skunk2 cam gears -Type-r CTR cams -Skunk2 intake mani chrome dipped -Hondata intake silicone gasket -RPM service 72mm throttle body -Triple Chrome dipped spark plug cover -Triple Chrome dipped valve cover -Chrome JDM Honda oil cap -Earls inline fuel filter -24k AEM fuel rail -Blox fuel press regulator gold -Innovative engine mounts -Boltboys Dress up kit -Godspeed radiator w/ 12" slim fan -Samco blue hoses -Spoon radiator cap -NGK wire set -Skunk2 vtec solenoid cap cover -Rywire brake prop relocation kit -Custom wire tuck -Custom steel braided clutch line -Custom fuel line -Competition stage4 clutch -Competition Light weight flywheel -P28 ecu with Hondata s100 -Full polish brake booster -Full polish brake master cylinder -Full polish s2000 clutch master -Aluminum radiator overflow tank -Blox radiator stay -Walbro 255lph fuel pump -Front strut brace SUSPENSION- -Koni Yellow adjustable struts -Ground Control sleeve over kit -Ground Control extended top hats -Beaks lower tie bar gold -ASR subframe brace gold -Function7 LCA polish -Megan rear camber kit -Goodridge steel braided lines WHEELS/TIRES -JDM 36mm 5lug conversion -Volk CE28N bronze 16x9 +35, 16x8 +35 -Yokohama S-drives 195/40/16 -Project Kics neo-chrome lugs EXHAUST -Magna-flow 3 inch polished muffler -Custom 3 inch mid pipe AUDIO -Sony deck -12" MTX sub -JL audio amp