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02civicrider's Build Thread - Civic Goes Pssshhhhttttt

Part 1: NA/Cosmetics Build


Mods:

Engine:

EX Head Swap
Crower Stage 1 Cam
Auto to Manual Swap
Injen SRI
Megan Header w/ cat-delete
Greddy Evo 2 Catback

Suspension/Wheels/Tires:

Neuspeed Sport Springs
22mm Progress Rear Sway Bar
Motegi Mr7 17" Rims
215/45/17 Nitto NeoGen Zr Tires

Exterior:

Blacked Out Headlights
35% Tint
Type B Front Lip
04-05 Rear Bumper
Weathertech Window Visors
Type A Side Skirts
Tsunami Roof Spoiler
DC5 Side Markers
6k HID's

Interior/Audio:

Kenwood Headunit
Kenwood 6x9, Alpine 6.5" Speakers
Revo SS
Strut King Cable/Shifter Bushings
Skunk2 Shift Knob
RSX Cloth Seats

List for Auto to Manual Swap:
tranny
manual ecu
manual subframe
tranny mounts
stock shifter
shift linkages
axels
master cylinder
slave cylinder
pedal assembly
starter
Clutch
Flywheel
Gauge Cluster

On to the timeline:

When I first got the car, I went through a huge ricer phase.



Then I figured I'd go back to oem as close as possible.



Picked up a set of neuspeed sport springs.



Installed a mugen front lip.



Then i decided to do a auto to manual swap when i ran into speedfoo's partout thread. On the way down to foo's, Paul (bomerman19) took some rolling shots:



 

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The first weekend i planned to do the swap, it was put on hold due to what was discovered when Paul opened up the case on the trans. The reason Paul cracked the case to start with, was when i originally got the trans, it was missing a little piece on the shifter that enabled it to shift. I got the piece installed and had Paul check out how it shifted. He got it down in reverse and wouldn't come out. We tried everything. He ended up taking it up to DC that night and cracked it open to find some interesting stuff inside.

This was the piece that I was missing. It was laying inside the trans.



O, and looky here. A random bolt laying the gear stacks.



And water inside the trans.



A big thanks to Paul for what he did for me. If we hadn't discovered this, it would have cost me a lot more in the end.
 

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Took a few pics during the swap as well:

Interior torn out



Motor disassembled



The fuel rail can be a pain the remove the first time. This is Paul's technique.



Motor being hoisted out



Empty engine compartment



Motor re-installed with new trans on



Interior put back together



Pic of the motor reassembled


And heres a link to all the parts i received for the swap. Most of the swap is from foo's.
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I had received my vtec head and wasn't planning on installing it for a while but 2 days after my auto to manual swap, the shift linkage that is for back and forth broke. Heres wat it looked like when i pooped the boot cover off:



So, i then ran into a set of shifter cables that i bought. Received them in 3 days on a weekend from James in Hawaii. Newho, got the headswap done and havn't ran into any issues yet with it after 2k miles. (Knock on wood)

Also once i got the swap done, I went to start the car, and it wouldn't turn over. I jumped the starter straight to the battery and she fired right up. After messing with it a few days, i gave up and just went to autozone and purchased a horn button, and wired in as a push button start. Works flawlessly.

Along with the trans swap stuff i got from foo's, i also returned home that day with a brand new 04-05 rear bumper. Let's just say the car was loading done none the less. Should have taken a pic but didn't. Heres a pic of the 04-05 rear installed.



Picked up some meatier tires. Was on yoko's 205/40/17. Now riding on Nitto Neo Gen Zr's 215/45/17. The ride is so much smoother now.



7thgen Reppin at the University of Maryland Meet:
From Left to Right: Bomerman19, Curiouz_G, Me



Purchased a set of the Weathertech Window Visors. Love these things. I also lost my rear spoiler as well:



Picked up Pauls 22mm progress rear sway. I love this thing. Makes the car a totally different beast on the track!



Picked up some Type A sideskirts.



 

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Then i picked up a revo ss from clubrsx and also the skunk2 shift knob. This shifter along with the shifter base bushings and shifter cable bushings and skunk2 weighted shift knob makes this a nice little shifter box for the em2.



Next, I picked up a type r grill from a member over on civicforums.



Then that night a raccoon decided to run out infront of my and destroy my front lip



A couple days later, I picked up Serge's type B front lip.



My cousin had just started getting into polishing motor parts so i figured I'd give it a try and polish the valve cover. Seeing how it was our first valve cover it isn't exactly perfect. You can see all the scratches from sanding..

 

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End of July went to Tennessee for Import Alliance. Had a ton of fun and met a lot of cool people. Here's some pictures from the trip....









Upon my arrival home after IA, there was a tsunami roof spoiler waiting for me. I love the look of it. I also received a HKS axleback from Josh at IA. It sounds full race as a headerback setup. Sounds mean as hell.



Was searching a local forum one night and happened to run across a set of minty fresh rsx cloth seats in black. Guy let them go for 225 and I said sold. I love these seats. One of my favorite mod's I've done so far.

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Next, I put back on the 01-03 rear bumper, painted my wheels bronze, DC5 Side Markers, and picked up a set of HID's.

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A day off work, a couple beers, and 4 hours later..........

First thing first. I tore my headlight apart so i could get all the water that had accumulated inside it. When we started pulling it apart water started pouring out of it like a stream. Anyway's, here's a before/after picture of it.

Before:



After:



After getting the light done, I pulled the valve cover off the car and started painting it.

Gotta love me some head!



Before prepping the valve cover:



Primed:



And painted:



Also painted up a few other pieces in the engine bay. I painted the spark plug cover, top timing belt cover, and fuse box top glossy black.

Gotta love the mean look your car has with no front bumper......



And the finished product for the day!



Some will love it, some will hate it. But I love how it came out.
 

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Part 2: Boost Build

Mod List:

Performance:

K-Pro w/ Cam Gear
Wiseco Forced Induction Pistons
Crower Rods
King Rod/Main/Thrust Bearings
Garrett GT2871R Turbo
Srt-4 Stage 0 Injectors
JDMFabtech Intake Mani
JDMFabtech Log Mani
JDMFabtech Dumptube
JDMFabtech Downpipe
Arp Head studs
Crower Valve Springs and Retainers
Crower stage 2 Boost Cam
Stafford Fab Fmic
Stafford Fab Intercooler Piping
Tial Bov
Tial Wastegate
EBC
2 10" VSRacing Slim Fans
Walbro Fuel Pump
Hondata 4 Bar Map Sensor

Suspension:

Tokico D-Specs
Progress Sport Springs
22mm Progress Rear Sway Bar
Ingall Front Camber Bolts
D2 Rear Camber Kit

Tires/Brakes:

16x7 +38 MB Weapon Wheels
225/50/16 Dunlop Direzza Tires
Teggy Type R BBK Upgrade

Exterior:

Blacked Out Headlights
35% Tint
Honda Factory Performance Front Lip
Honda Factory Performance Side Skirts
Honda Factory Performance Rear Lip
Weathertech Window Visors


Interior:

RSX Cloth Seats
03-05 Gauge Cluster (Red)
Skunk2 Weighted Shift Knob
Revo SS
Strut King Shifter Bushings
Strut King Base Bushings

Audio:

Pioneer Avic D3
Alpine 6.5" Type S Door Speaker
Kenwood 6x9 Rear Deck Speakers
2 Kenwood 12" Subs
Kenwood 1000W Amp


Here's a pic of the parts I've gathered so far:



 

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First, my cousin finally got the engine stand over early this morning. After getting the driveway clear after our snow shower yesterday, I had my dad assist me to get it up on the engine stand. Luckily I still had the engine mount bolts from when I did the auto to manual and they worked like a dream to mount the engine on the stand. Here's some pics of the block:







Next I pulled off the old oil filter that was on it and installed my Greddy oil sandwich plate.



Then I wiped all the grease out of the cylinder walls where the junkyard and put on it to protect them from rust.



Parts are in!







Also got a ex oil pan, cam gear, and a used head gasket from Paul.. Don't worry Im not gonna use this headgasket, it's just for mockup purposes.
 

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Got a few things done this morning. Cold weather = not too much work getting done. First off I got the arp head studs on. They are really easy to install and make putting the head on the block soo much easier. I give them a A+.



Then I set my old a1 head down on the block and snugged the head studs down.



After that, I slapped the mani onto the head.



After taking a trip to the hardware store for bolts to bolt the turbo up onto the mani I finally got it on.



Well after coming up with a brilliant idea this morning, I finally got the wastegate to mount up and got the dp bolted to the turbo..



That's how the build sits right now.. More things to come shortly.. Boost is going to be put a side for a while. I have a few plan's I'm not revealing atm.

Thanks for reading and all comment/suggestions/critisism is welcome.
 

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looks good... :TU:

are you going to lower it..? :yes:
 

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It might get lowered a tad more this summer well have to wait and see. It's my dd/autox so slamming wouldn't b feasible.
 

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i must say it's looking noice..
 

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very nice man how many pounds you throwin at it?
 

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Thanks guys. Im most likely going to be throwing 10 lbs at it first. We'll see what happens afterwards.
 

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what are u going to use for management when u boost??

car looks MUCH nicer with low in the rear :)

Kpro, and Im going with no wheel gap hopefully next weekend if not the following.
 
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