Written: Krystal Gonzalez
This week we bring you a ’97 Honda Accord SIR – old school, classy, and definitely JDM. Born and raised in Japan, the SiR wagon model included the only 2.3-liter H23A DOHC VTEC H-series engine in the Honda line-up. The H23A had better acceleration because the peak torque occurred sooner at lower RPM when compared to the H22A. This car hasn’t always had the popularity it deserves, but turning heads is a must for this ride.
With this accord finally complete and a clear success, Rosario has some other ideas up his sleeve. “A future build I have in mind is a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring Edition. I’m a family man with 2 daughters; I need more space for the family and I want to make this ride look as good as the wagon. I want to take my daughters to school in style when they grow up.” Much respect goes out to this unique accord for keeping its form and function on point.
- CCW LM20 19×9 with a +19 off set Front and Rear Gold Anodized Centers.
- Rear Wicked Camber kits and front SPC Camber Ball Joint Kit.
- Function Form Type 2 Suspension
- Rare detachable GSquare Steering wheel.
Dream car: My dream car is the Toyota Supra; I’ve always been a fan of this car ever since I was a kid.
Favorite/Most Used website for parts: JHPUSA.COM, FLACCORD, HONDATECH, RHDJAPAN.
Whats playing in your earphones right now?: I have too much to list. I have lots of favorite songs, starting with Spanish music all the way to English.
“To JDM KINGS and to all my boys that helped me put this baby on point. (Ariel Matute, Jerson Matute & Luis Colon)”