AES Auto: A Civic for Street and Strip!


Paulo installed a Full Race exhaust manifold that feeds the Borg Warner turbocharger and exhaust is routed under the car through a 3.5″ downpipe and a 3.5″ exhaust fabricated by AES Auto. The downpipe is wrapped to reduce engine bay temperatures. As it is a street car, there is a full muffler on the car that is also in place during drag strip runs.



The turbo is a Borg Warner S369 SXE is capable of 900 HP and is a massive unit. With a 0.88 housing that provides for excellent peak horsepower while still retaining reasonable lower end torque.
The Full Race Intercooler has the inlet and outlet both on the driver's side. You can see that the piping is short and sweet.
This Full Race Motorsport Traction Bar is a cool looking piece that, interestingly enough, is designed for road course and street work in addition to drag strip duty. The Civic runs a half rad – which still amazes me when I consider the cooling issues I personally have with my SR20DET.
Skunk 2 Pro C Coilovers are on the front and rear of the car. Integra GSR brake calipers are mounted on all four corners. Front braking power is provided by G-LOC Brakes R12 compound brake pads. Paulo's observation with the R12's was that unlike his previous pads, he could exit at the second exit rather than the third exit. Drag racer's need good brake pads too! *Disclaimer: the author is an authorized G-LOC Brakes dealer.

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