Jeff’s Civic and Warren’s TSX

Words by Tim Wong

We’ll be starting a series of car features from local car enthusiasts. The purpose is to highlight non commercial builds that everyday people who work hard and build these cars for themselves. There’s no doubt there incredible builds in the automotive world from shops and such, but those cars get plenty of spotlight. Here we will shed some light to some of the car builds that are more to home and down to the roots.

This post features two local San Diego guys: Jeff Correa and Warren Falaminiano. My cousin Joey from over at The Chronicles, a Honda dedicated blog, introduced me to Jeff and we’ve been trying to set something up for a couple months. When we finally got together, he brought out his friend Warren and I shot both their cars.

I started out in the Honda scene so I’m still pretty up to date with Hondas. I’ve felt that the best time of Acura was 2004-2008 when the all the cars across the range were quite nice. Warren’s TSX is a prime example of a nice car from the factory modified tastefully.


His complete Mugen kit really makes the car stand out without being too gaudy.


The black housed JDM headlights is a nice touch.


The white TE37s matches the car in an elegant fashion.



Warren’s Acura TSX Build List:

Mugen Front Bumper
Mugen Side Spolier
Mugen Rear Under Spoiler
Mugen Window Visors
Mugen Spark Plug Cover
Mugen Oil Cap
Mugen Radiator Cap
Mugen Socks
JDM Red Valve Cover
17×9 +22 Volk TE37
JDM OEM Headlights
AEM Intake
Pioneer Back-up Camera
Dice iPod Adapter

(On Order)
JDM Inner/Outer Taillights
Spoon Calipers

Next we have Jeff’s eighth generation Honda Civic. When I first saw these Civics come out, I wanted one just to do that JDM conversion because I really disliked the way they looked in comparison to the Japanese counterpart. Of course as soon as they hit market, so many people went and bought one. Instead of doing a costly conversion, Jeff made modifications that made the existing car flow nicer. His attention to details made his daily driver quite the nice build.


This may possibly be the lowest eighth generation Civic in San Diego at the moment.


Weds Kranze wheels are an interesting choice.



His custom wrapped trunk in Hello Kitty fabric is pretty unique.



Jeff’s Honda Civic Build List:

Civic Type R Red Valve Cover
Custom Painted Spark Plug Cover / Intake Manifold Cover
AEM Cold Air Intake
P2R Throttle Body Spacer
Cobb Tuning Engine Management
Buddy Club Race Header
Custom 3″ Exhaust with GReddy DTM Muffler
50 Shot Sneaky Pete NOS

Suspension and wheels:
Buddy Club N+ Coilovers
17×8 17×9 Weds Kranze Wheels
205/45/17 tires up front
215/45/17 rears
OG Bell brand Dice Valve Stem Covers
BWR Purple Extended Lug Nuts
Rear Lower Tie Bar
SPC Camber Arms

10k HID Headlights and Fogs
Spoon Red Front “H” Emblem
JDM Honda Red Rear Emblem
Red Rear Signal Light Overlay
JDM OEM Stanley Side Markers
Honda Civic Nose Mask
Honda OEM Window Visors
Rear Window Visor
Side View Mirror Visors
Honda HFP Front and Rear Lip
Mugen Side Skirts
Top One Winglets
Apr Carbon Fiber Splitter

Interior :
Custom Hello Kitty Door Panels and Armrest
Custom Suede Roof Liner
Custom Black Pillars
JDM Honda Civic Type R Push Start Button
JDM Honda Red Steering Wheel Emblem
JDM Honda Integra DC2 Shift Boot
JDM Crystal Ball Bubble Shift Knob
2″ Shift Knob Extension
White LED Interior Lights
Wink Rear View Mirror
OG Bell Brand Jumbo Dice

Kenwood Excelon 7inch indash tv
DSP equalizer
Infinity Kappa Components front and rear
1 Alpine Type X sub
PPI 2600x 2ch amp
Kicker 750 4channel amp
Monster cable amp wires and RCA cables
2 farad capacitor
Custom Hello Kitty/ suede wrapped trunk


2 responses to “Jeff’s Civic and Warren’s TSX”

  1. […] been a while since I’ve seen Jeff’s Civic. I had a shoot with this car a while […]

  2. […] Jeff Correa’s Civic in its new form. The new matte color changing look has come a long way from when I last shot it in 2011. […]

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