The Little K that Could: Abelito’s Supercharged SI

Words & Photo: Hunter Kelley

The very first thing that draws your eye to this car would have to be the beautiful BBS LM’s. Abel’s Fiji Blue Pearl paint and white/polish wheels bring together a combination that really makes this car pop. Apart from turning heads, much more lies beneath this hood than what you see in your average Civic. His K20Z3 is paired to a CT Engineering Super Charger, creating a modest but meaty 285WHP. Abel wanted the best of both worlds with this build: looks that kill & speed to match, which is exactly what he accomplished. He couldn’t be happier with the final product, and we agree. So folks, here is another timeless build. Hope you enjoy this mean machine as much as we did.

Abel has always been a fan of lowered cars, way before the Low Scene boomed. He always admired how a car looked with as little wheel gap as possible. You can say he didn’t choose the Low Life, the Low Life chose him!

The BBS LM is a wheel you can stare at all day. An absolutely classic wheel that gives any car a very clean feel.

Details matter…right down to the Valve Stem caps.

The very long parts list, more proof that shows his commitment to the scene. It is builds like this inspire many of us, showing how hard work, determination, and mindful modification can create a beautiful final product.

Custom Quad Retrofit Headlights -RX330/MDX w/ TSX-R Clear Lens
Morimoto 5Five 50w ballast
Morimoti 3Five 35w ballast
OEM HFP Kit (Full)
OEM 09+ Front End Swap
OEM 09+ Fog Lamps
OEM 09+ Clear Third Brake Light
OEM JDM Red Front and Rear Badges
OEM S2000 Amber Side Markers
Osram CBI 5000k HID’s – Low Beam
8000k HID’s – High Beam
Voltz 4300k HID’s

CorSport Short Shifter w/ bushings
CT Engineering Stage 2 Supercharger w/ 3.15″ Pulley
CT engineering 520cc Injectors
GoPower 3″ Exhaust
Golden Eagle Fuel Rail
Hondata Flash Pro
Injen CAI
Innovative 95a Extreme Red motor mounts
Kidd 2.5″ Racing Header
Password JDM Cooling Plate
Password JDM Carbon fiber spark plug cover
P2R Red Throttle Body Spacers
P2R Throttle Body Gaskets
P2R Intake Manifold Gasket
Street/track tune by Rulo @ RPM NYC
Dyno tuned at 285whp 200wtq

BBS LM’s 17×9 +25/27 w/ White Face Gold Pearl, Polish Lips & Gold hardware
BBS Valve Stem Cover
Beaks Tie Bar w/ *Limited Edition* Polish
GoPower V2 Fully adjustable Coilovers w/ Dampening and Camber Plates
Ingalls Camber Sliders (rear)
Ingalls Camber Bolts (front)
Project Kics 10mm spacers (fronts)
Painted Black Calipers
Yokohama S-Drives 205/40/17

AEM Air/Fuel Ratio Guage
Aftermarket Oil Guage
Broadway 270mm Rear View Mirror
C-pillar Bar
Custom Red Floor Lights
Mugen 6 Speed Shift Knob
OEM Premium Navi System
OEM JDM Red steering wheel badge
OEM JDM FD2 Red Hazard Button
Recaro Red Door Inserts
Strut King Dead Pedal
35% Window Tint (complete car including front windshield)

If you want to follow his Civic Build, you can find Abel on IG @stanced_FG2

You can also follow our photographer Hunter on IG @type_hunter aswell.

2 Comments on “The Little K that Could: Abelito’s Supercharged SI

  1. Stanced cars aren’t my thing but the car is well put together and the photos came out quite nice! The interior is really nice on the 8th gens and you’ve captured that which I like. The choice of scenery also adds a nice touch. Keep up the good work!

  2. It takes a lot to have a Civic keep up with the pack, let alone be one of the front-runners. Awesome shots of this beast Hunter!

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