The Hoonigans Check Out Two Very Different Civic Builds

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Two radically different Civics face off with the Hoonigans, and it’s tough to pick a winner.

Some folks have a very steadfast mindset on how a car should be built. Of the ways to build a car, “style” and “function are worlds apart, but what if you can combine the two? Clean and custom style would define the two contenders here, but while one goes for a wire tuck look, the other goes for all out style points. Lets check them out.

Ryan Basseri’s E-AT Civic goes full JDM with every base starting point fo the build including an original right-hand-drive shell. But beyond that the car’s build is either one of two things: incredibly clean, or incredibly rare. Up front a Doobie Speed front lip begins the rarity, while out back, an Osaka JDM rear wing – part of a first run of wings – adds to the rarity. But the highlight is the Mugen wheels, which are fully complete including the lug caps.

Hoonigans E-AT Civic EG6

However, the standout is how clean Basseri’s car is. The engine bay looks almost like it lacks some components for running, but it’s a fully driveable every day car.


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Contrary to that is Frank Garcia’s EG6 Civic. Rather than go for a clean look, Garcia decided to dress up everything he could, from painted engine components, anodized fittings and a “graffiti” engina by pint job. His car uses a K20A3, but the attention to detail is just as impressive as the E-AT. Aside from the visuals under-hood, Garcia’s Civic has Lambo doors, underglow and drag slicks to complete the stance and look.

The awesome part is that regardless of your taste, there’s no doubt that both of them are extremely respectable builds.

But the big question is, after seeing all the details, which one’s more our style?

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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