Supercharged Seattle Civic in downtown Tacoma

Photos by Andrew Kolstad / Words by Andrew Kolstad

Here is another clean civic, this one comes from Seattle. This one belongs to Robert Hoffer and is a Supercharged 2008 Honda Civic Coupe. This car would fall under the WSP radar since it’s very mild on first glance and built up where it should be. Robert is a Seattle City employee and did the vast majority of work on the car himself with the support of his wife and friends from

The outside has an OEM spoiler to accent the new eyelids over the HID kit. On the back there is a special 3rd light break cover. The overall white scheme is interrupted by only a few vinyl decals. The EVO wheels

Inside the cabin are a Clarion head unit and all the gauges to monitor the hardware underneath the hood. Red LED’s through the cabin provide mood lighting at stoplights. There are some JDM touches inside for a little flair.

Under the hood is a supercharger with the wheel horse power at 280. A stage 2 clutch and some more cooling for the engine are coming during some future mods. This car looks great and sounds great. It has a lot of attention to detail and is well put together.

Here is a full list of mods provided by the driver, along with some words of thanks.
Engine/Performance Modifications:
CT supercharger Stage 2
I.D 1000cc injectors
Walbro 255 fuel pump
CT Engineering Exhaust System
Skunk 2 V-2 header
Injen CAI with a hydro shield
Shifter cable aluminum bushings
Aluminum shifter base bushings
Short shifter
Mugen reserve cap cover
Robear racing oil cap,Mugen radiator cap
Red shocker battery tie down
Hood dampener,JDM oil dip stick
K-Tune Coil Cover
Red Magnet Oil Drain Plug
Black Boomba motor mounts
Red JDM valve cover
Wheel/Suspension Upgrades:
Skunk2 Pro-C coilovers and Skunk2 (GOLD) rear camber arms
EVO 9 Wheels
Exterior Modifications:
Window vent visors
30% window tint
Third brake light sticker
Clear third brake
2009 headlights
Led rear plate bulbs
O-NEX 6k Hid kit
Red tail light overlays
Upgraded horn
HID 6k fog kit
Full HFP OEM lip kit.
Interior Modifications:
Red Door Inserts
Sparco shift boot
Skunk2 sift knob,
JDM hazard button
Silver H steering wheel emblem
Custom made gauge pod
Glow shift gauges(,oil, boost )
AEM Wideband Air/Fuel Gauge
Red led dome lights and trunk lights,
Red led tube type bulbs front and rear
Strut king dead pedal
Auto day and night mirror with compass,
SI Wrinkle Black Door Sills.

Viper Alarm
Sirius radio
Clarion VX 400 with navi
Other Mods: Vit from E-tunes tuned my car
JDM Red Key Cover
Future Modification Plans/Most Proud Of:
IMT After Cooler with IMT throttle body adapter, Also a stage 2 Clutch
I am most proud of the whole car; I have done all the work and paid for every part myself. Well a few parts were gifts from my wife.
My Crew is
Not Sponsors but just Companies I have bought parts from.
Robear Racing
Auto City Imports
Excelerate Performance
Import Drag Performance Speed Shop
Discount Tire
Jotech Performance
To my Beautiful Wife that I met on 8thcivic Janet Nguyen Hoffer
To all the 8thcivic sponsors and members that have helped me with my car
To & for taking the pics.

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