Boost For Boobies: David Castanon’s 1994 Acura Integra GSR

Boost For Boobies: David Castanon’s 1994 Acura Integra GSR

Photography by Hector Quinones (@_hqphotography_)


This is one of those situations where a picture does say a thousand words, but it still isn’t enough. The paint job on David Castanon’s 1994 Acura Integra GSR requires in-person viewing to truly be able to appreciate the quality and detail of the custom air brush work that was done by Buddy’s Body Shop in El Paso, TX. Castanon’s Integra truly is a work of art as the car was stripped down to the frame and built up over the past two years, including a large amount of engine work done by G-Tuned Garage which allowed the boosted Honda B18C1 to create an impressive 538 horses to the wheels.

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When asked about the inspiration behind this build, Castanon stated that he is a big fan of Frank Garcia’s work (the owner of Downstar) and credits him with the lessons of being unique and not being afraid to be different. Castanon’s inspiration outside of the car world stems from his mother who is currently battling breast cancer and has inspired him to create Boost for Boobies and to dedicate his build to the loved ones he has lost in his family to it. Castanon’s mother has always supported his passion for cars and encouraged him to continue to explore his hobby as she saw the amount of joy that it brought to him.

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Between his mom taking him to car shows and following his brother around as he built and prepped his own car for shows, Castanon didn’t stand much of a chance against the car-modding bug. Castanon grew up to be a huge fan of the automotive scene of sharing his passion for cars with his friends and family. After initially trading his Lexus SC400 for his GSR six years ago, Castanon has never looked back and has truly built one amazing machine. Be sure to keep an eye out for Castanon and his Integra in the El Paso area car scene.

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With 62% of the Popular Vote, David Castanon was the winner of the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds #TBGLIVE award category competition at Low Class: New Mexico Expo in Albuquerque, NM.

David Castanon's 1994 Acura Integra GSR is featured in PASMAG #155 + Style Book #6. Click HERE to order.

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ESSENTIALS

Owner: David Castanon
Location: El Paso, TX
Vehicle: 1994 Acura Integra GSR
Engine: Honda B18C1 GSR
Horsepower: 538 WHP
Facebook: /DavidBoostin
Instagram: @isoswaggy_dc2

ENGINE

  • Turbonetics 6162 turbo
  • Tial BOV
  • Tial Wastegate
  • Goautoworks mini ram horn manifold
  • Goautoworks dump tube
  • DEI cry02 system (two tanks in trunk setup)
  • DEI intake tube wrap
  • DEI hood insulator
  • DEI intercooler sprayer
  • DEI intake tube drop
  • AEM fuel rail
  • AEM fuel pressure regulator
  • CJS ground kit
  • Buddy club oil cap
  • Devsport fuel tuck kit
  • Devsport power steering delete kit
  • Devsport fuel return lines
  • Custom made 3in charge pipe
  • Custom backdoor intercooler
  • Grams 1000cc injectors
  • Grams 255lph fuel pump
  • Grams fuel gauge
  • Skunk2 ultra street manifold
  • Skunk2 .5 plenum spacer
  • Skunk2 pro series 74mm throttle body
  • Skunk2 VTEC solenoid
  • Brian Crower stage 2 NA cam gears
  • Supertech pistons
  • Golden eagle rods
  • ACl bearings
  • ACL piston rings
  • ARP bolts
  • ARP head studs
  • Supertech 16pc race flat valves
  • Supertech 32pc valve springs
  • Supertech 16pc titanium retainers
  • Supertech 16pc bronze valve guides
  • Supertech 16pc valve stem seals
  • Supertech 32pc valve lock keeper set
  • Supertech lost motion assembly
  • Fluidyne radiator
  • Samco racing hoses
  • Mishimoto carbon fiber radiator cap
  • Mishimoto sandwich plate
  • Mishimoto slim fan
  • Mishimoto coolant tank
  • Mishimoto drain plug
  • Mishimoto thermostat
  • Hasport motor mounts
  • Password:JDM Carbon fiber cooling plate
  • Avid torque mounts
  • Gates racing timing belt
  • NGK spark plugs
  • Downstar dress up kit

EXHAUST

  • Goautoworks 3-inch dump tube
  • 3-inch full exhaust
  • Megan racing muffler
  • Electric Y pipe cutout

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Hondata s300 v3 bluetooth
  • AEM boost gauge
  • AEM fuel-air ratio gauge
  • Samsung tablet running Hondata

DRIVETRAIN

  • ACT 6-puck racing clutch
  • Insane shafts axles

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Volk Racing TE37 - 16x7 +42
  • Federal 595RS-RR
  • Boostforboobies tire stickers
  • Rays lug nut

BRAKES

  • EBC brake pads
  • Downstar brake tuck kit
  • Downstar brake plate
  • Wilwood brake master cylinder

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • J2 full 32-way adjustable coilovers
  • Skunk2 lower tie bar
  • Skunk2 control arms
  • Skunk2 rear camber kit
  • Skunk2 front camber kit
  • Skunk2 control arm dress up kit
  • Skunk2 front strut bar
  • Skunk2 rear strut  bar
  • Autopower roll bar
  • Cusco pillar bars

EXTERIOR

  • Custom air brush paint
  • Championship white paint
  • Mayhem Metal Werkz front bar
  • Custom hood vents
  • Top 1 hood lovers
  • Devsport splitter
  • Devsport canards
  • Custom side skirts
  • Carbon fiber gas tank door
  • Carbon fiber cowl cover
  • Window visors
  • Front lip
  • Spoiler w/ custom brackets
  • Downstar dress up hardware
  • Custom air dam

LIGHTING

  • 6000k hid lights

INTERIOR

  • J’s Racing steering wheel
  • NRG hub
  • Suede dash, gauge pod, door panels
  • Buddy Club fixed back seats
  • Buddy Club seat rails
  • Buddy Club shift knob
  • Downstar dress up bolts
  • Bride black armrest blue stitching
  • Bride black door panels
  • Bride black Sun visors
  • Status 5-point harness belts
  • Cusco shifter plate
  • Broadway mirror
  • Custom dead pedal
  • Custom floor plates
  • Custom battery holder
  • Custom ECU bracket

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

  • Custom  paint job
  • Turbo

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Rear bumper bar by Mayhem Metal Werkz
  • FCS Tubular subframe
  • FCS Tubular control arms
  • Wilwood Big brake kits

SPONSORS

  • Tirestickers.com
  • Gangstarrdesigns
  • Devsportparts.com
  • Designengineering.com
  • G-Tuned Garage
  • Buddy’s Body Shop
  • Pacheco Garage Powder Coating

SHOPS/MECHANICS

  • Buddy’s Body Shop
  • G-tuned Garage

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