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JohnS.
01-31-2009, 09:03 PM
September 19th Update!

I GOT DEM WHEELS :woot: :party2: YESSS lol. Just a tad excited...

Pics on page 15

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September 11th Update!

2 new pics to show how the car sits today. OEM Si grill, OEM Si muffler & chrome tip, whole sway bar setup, and FINALLY Honda FBP mugen style front lip and sideskirts.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/DSC00092.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/DSC00070.jpg

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August 13th Update!

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/DSC00067.jpg

Now where to put it?

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May 17th Update!

It's all finally done. It handles like a beast. Time to find and register for autocross!

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0219.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0220.jpg

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May 11th Update!

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0214.jpg

;)

Waiting for 23mm ITR sway bar in the mail. Gotta find end links now!!

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February 21st - New Pic

Finally got some new pics of how my car looks now from the outside with the license plate relocated. I've come to like it a little bit more. Tow hook still isn't on. I gotta hammer the factory tow hook back straight and it's been way too cold to do so.

Opinions?

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0202.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0203.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0204.jpg

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February 5th Update!

Benen rear polished tow hook & AP1 S2000 steering wheel have finally arrived :drool:

Benen Bar:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0186.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0188.jpg

My dream ;):

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0179.jpg

Before:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0181.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0182.jpg

After:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0183.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0184.jpg


Poll (Simply post yay or nay and say it's for this poll):
Should I put on a license plate relocator?

I have the bumper plugs and plates to lock them in place. Only problem is, the f*** tards who did body work on my car when I got into an accident drilled new holes in the bumper next to the factory holes so I'll have holes anyways.

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February 3rd Update!

Push start officially works :thumbup:. Spent 2 hours getting it wired up and installed properly. A lot of the time was spent trying to work in such a small space on my back :x.

Video of the button working and the key working:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/th_MVI_0176.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/?action=view&current=MVI_0176.flv)

It even glows red in the dark :cool:. Which means I have to find a better spot so it's in a more noticeable spot at night :lol:.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0175.jpg

Pedals are now in too! Here's how my interior looks now (and yes, I know I need new floor mats. But I don't care about them. Way too expensive anyways just for mats):
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0178.jpg

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February 1st Update!
I just installed the Benen 3-Point bar and all I can say is WOW. I always thought a front strut bar wouldn't do anything... Today, I was proved wrong. I mean this is a 3-point as opposed to a 2-point and I was kind of nervous how much it would help. On the drive, I did 35mph on a road and I started swerving the car really hard back and forth and I noticed a lot less chassis twisting from the front. The steering responded better and the car would actually turn instead of sort of have that lag, chassis twist, then turn.

I recommend this bar, or any 3-point for that matter, to any and everyone that is trying to improve handling. I'm glad I ended up keeping this and not selling it :thumbup:.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0169.jpg

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Original thread


I just felt like adding my collection of pictures and parts for records sake into a build thread :slap: :lol:. PS - there are TONS of other pictures I'm leaving out. These are just the ones that let you get the gist of the thread.

Most of the "regulars" on here know me and how long my car stayed stock :lol:.

Got my car in May of 04. Don't have any pictures but back in the good ole ricer days, I had a mugen grill and Walmart foggies for the longest time :rolf:.

Got a type r style grill and Honda OEM fog lights eventually. Good ole summer day (early last summer) + hours of work detailing it:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0313.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0311.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0310.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0309.jpg

Nothing happened until...for the first time since I got my car 4 years ago.......when BAM. Mugen stype lip, Tokico Illuminas, Eibach Sportlines, Skunk2 RLCA's, Megan Racing 4-2-1 SS 2 piece header, Honda OEM red stitched type r shift boot, and OEM Si sway bar (now sold :( and missed):

Before drop:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0096.jpg

After drop:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered3.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered4.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered5.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered6.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered7.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered8.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered10.jpg

Pics of front lip & EM1 sway bar (now sold and missed :():

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lip1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lip2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/sway1.jpg

OEM shift boot:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0078.jpg

Header in:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0067.jpg

Not too long of owning the header :(:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/lowered9.jpg

Bought a golden eagle tow hook (which is now bent and being replaced with a Benen polished one):
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/DSC_0229-1.jpg

Then I ordered Honda OEM window visors :thumbup:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/DSC_6659.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/DSC_6660.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/DSC_6661.jpg

Followed by a Benen 3-Point "Tripod" bar. I ordered it in...October? It's still not in LOL. I just bought the hardware yesterday and it will be going in either tomorrow or Monday :thumbup::
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/DSC_0074.jpg

My car stayed parts free from then on until earlier this week when I picked up this from sk8shorty:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0164.jpg

Should be getting that wired up sometime this week as well.

Also paid for a 99-00 OEM si rust free axle back from MugenKid18 :thumbs up!!!!!

http://www.clubcivic.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=22352&d=1229701191

Also ordered a polished Benen rear tow hook :thumbup:. UPS has it now and it should be here this week. Bent my golden eagle one. Yes BENT. Long story short: I tried doing a reverse 180 in a parking lot full of packed snow that was about a foot high. I stopped dead in my tracks after going about a car length into the snow. My buddy pulled me out with his truck but he pulled me out sideways so he wouldn't drag me into the snow and f*** up my front lip and bumper. In doing so, the tow hook bent sideways :(.

Then paypal'd someone for a new part tonight ;). I've been wanting it for as long as I wanted a push-start button which....is almost....as long as I've had my car really. Only 1 person knows and I know (or hope ;)) that he doesn't say a word :lol:. It's OEM, black, and oh oh oh so sexy :drool:.

I know there's not much to see here... But like I said, my car was stock for FOREVER. A lot of people kept giving me crap, telling me to mod my car already :lol:. So here's a thread for ya'll who haven't kept up.

So stay tuned for more parts this week!

pmac193
01-31-2009, 09:21 PM
Did you buy something else from sk8shorty?

Sammo115
01-31-2009, 09:28 PM
slow and steady :thumbup:

when did you sell ur rear sway bar?

JohnS.
01-31-2009, 09:40 PM
Did you buy something else from sk8shorty?

No, just the panel /w the push-start button. He forgot to send me the wiring he told me he'd send since I don't know shit about wiring :lol:. So I'm waiting on that.

slow and steady :thumbup:

when did you sell ur rear sway bar?

Thanks! :thumbup:.

I got rid of the sway bar...close to a month probably by now. Sold it to Jbuck2kcivic.

I'm fucking PSYCHED for my latest mod though. I'm gonna sleep in my car to appreciate it's beauty.

edit - How could I forget? I also ordered a rust-free 99-00 OEM Si axle back :thumbup:. Compliments of MugenKid18. Should add a nice touch to the back of the car.

enycesam
01-31-2009, 10:05 PM
Geez, finally. Your car's been stock for the longest time. I was wondering when you were going to start a money pit. :D

EDIT: I see CC on your comp in the background. :lol:

Szady
01-31-2009, 10:45 PM
Dude, this summer, you WILL make a trip to my place. Any engine maintanence that needs to be done, Ill do it up for ya. If not, I'll detail it for ya. Get all them swirlies out. :thumbs up

mylovehx
01-31-2009, 11:02 PM
i like it. cant wait for moar

JohnS.
01-31-2009, 11:25 PM
Geez, finally. Your car's been stock for the longest time. I was wondering when you were going to start a money pit. :D

EDIT: I see CC on your comp in the background. :lol:

Thanks :thumbup:. And yeah, I had CC up because I was gonna post the pic of that panel up :lol:.

Dude, this summer, you WILL make a trip to my place. Any engine maintanence that needs to be done, Ill do it up for ya. If not, I'll detail it for ya. Get all them swirlies out. :thumbs up

You know I've been up for it for a while now. But my engines getting worse meng :rolf:. I could definitely use a new headgasket and oil pan gasket. Maybe I'll bring some beer and some parts with me and we could work on my car :thumbup:.

i like it. cant wait for moar

Oh there's moar in store ;). I'm done buying for a while though. With the new part tonight, axle back, push-start stuff, and rear tow hook, I've already spent WAY more than I wanted to. I got some stuff I'm trying to sell and there's already another sexy part I'm looking into ;).

enycesam
02-01-2009, 12:12 AM
So what's the sexy part that's coming? Damn it, I don't like it when people leave us hanging. LOL.

JohnS.
02-01-2009, 12:15 AM
So what's the sexy part that's coming? Damn it, I don't like it when people leave us hanging. LOL.

I paid for it tonight and he said he'll try to get it shipped out monday if he can. So hopefully I (and you guys) will see it by the end of next week. That is if I can keep my mouth shut and not ruin the surprise :lol:. I literally will want to sleep in my car just to appreciate it's goodness. Some of you guys will probably go, "oh, it's just that?" but like I said, I've been wanting this for years.

enycesam
02-01-2009, 12:20 AM
Hmm, alright. I guess we'll all wait...and wait...and wait...until the end of the week. Damn that sounds depressing, the new week didn't even start yet.

97GreenEX
02-01-2009, 12:22 AM
Sweet. I remember seeing your car with walmart fog lights i think lol.

JohnS.
02-01-2009, 12:29 AM
Hmm, alright. I guess we'll all wait...and wait...and wait...until the end of the week. Damn that sounds depressing, the new week didn't even start yet.

Yeah you're tellin me.... I'm the one who bought it finally after many years. I can't even wait :(.

Sweet. I remember seeing your car with walmart fog lights i think lol.

:oops:


:lol:

And LOL. Forgot I had these. I literally JUST found these hiding inside my arm rest. I've had them for MONTHS and never installed them because I never had a drill. I'm buying a drill tomorrow with gift cards from Christmas so hopefully they go in along with my benen bar!

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0166.jpg

Genuine Rolla
02-01-2009, 12:35 AM
So far so good brosef! :thumbs up

i'll be watching this one for sure

Eran
02-01-2009, 12:47 AM
In for progress.

JohnS.
02-01-2009, 12:49 AM
So far so good brosef! :thumbs up

i'll be watching this one for sure

Thanks!

In for progress.

Awesome :cool: :thumbup:.

JerseyStrong
02-01-2009, 01:05 AM
why not just keep updating your original post :what: Anyways, in for this as well. Can't wait to see the push button all mounted up :thumbs up

JohnS.
02-01-2009, 01:16 AM
why not just keep updating your original post :what: Anyways, in for this as well. Can't wait to see the push button all mounted up :thumbs up

Because that's a shit load of pictures to scroll through to get to the bottom to see updates :lol:. Maybe I'll just end up making all the old pictures links to click to save load time and keeping updates actual images.

oddeb707
02-01-2009, 02:47 AM
Your car sucks.

dank24
02-01-2009, 05:16 AM
In for my Asian bitch.

somejaykid
02-01-2009, 10:29 AM
the looks good man keep it up

matt96ex
02-01-2009, 01:12 PM
just a heads up with those pedals...you might want to get some stainless screws or something because mine are starting to rust. :???:

wannabe
02-01-2009, 01:26 PM
nice start meng.

just a heads up with those pedals...you might want to get some stainless screws or something because mine are starting to rust. :???:

or aluminum pop-rivets?

matt96ex
02-01-2009, 01:32 PM
or aluminum pop-rivets?
or that i guess. not too impressed with the hardware that came with them but what can you expect for like $50 bucks or however much they were.

BlackHopeDC5
02-01-2009, 02:09 PM
oh shit thats my old sway bar!

lol i remember painting it gold too lmao!

Jbuck2KCivic
02-01-2009, 02:53 PM
:thumbs up for progress. That sway bar is in good hands now.....still sitting in the back of my trunk from when I picked it up from you...lol. it WILL go on soon, I hope.

JohnS.
02-01-2009, 05:31 PM
Your car sucks.

I know :(. lol. It's a piece of shit but I'm trying to at least start little mods here and there. Engine will come later. I'm not too worried about it right now.

In for my Asian bitch.

:rolf: :thumbup:

the looks good man keep it up

Thanks! :thumbup:

just a heads up with those pedals...you might want to get some stainless screws or something because mine are starting to rust. :???:

Really?? And considering a ton of salt and shit is used here... Oh well. I don't know if I'll get to installing them tonight anyways. It started getting dark an hour ago.

nice start meng.



or aluminum pop-rivets?

Thanks :thumbs up.

oh shit thats my old sway bar!

lol i remember painting it gold too lmao!

Is it? Haha. I bought it off Dannyloski on here. It treated me well though so I guess I should be indirectly thanking you too :lol:. Thanks! ;)

:thumbs up for progress. That sway bar is in good hands now.....still sitting in the back of my trunk from when I picked it up from you...lol. it WILL go on soon, I hope.

I miss it :(. I can almost guarantee you'll like it. I mean it's only a 13mm but you can still notice a different in cornering and even going up and down steep driveways at angles.

Update on page 1!!

Sammo115
02-01-2009, 07:26 PM
whats the size of the bolt you used for the 3 point tower bar? the one on top of the shocks.

JohnS.
02-01-2009, 08:01 PM
I just went to home depot and picked up random bolts / washer / nuts. I believe I used 5/16.

knightxrider1
02-01-2009, 08:15 PM
so you had to drill holes for the 3 point bar? and after all that me asking you questions about the R sway bar... i got one... and now you sold yours!?!?! wowzers

pmac193
02-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Nice, the benen bar looks good

JohnS.
02-01-2009, 09:26 PM
so you had to drill holes for the 3 point bar? and after all that me asking you questions about the R sway bar... i got one... and now you sold yours!?!?! wowzers

4 holes actually. The 2 holes by the firewall are already there.

Nice, the benen bar looks good

Thanks! :thumbup:.

96swpdEK
02-01-2009, 10:03 PM
holy smilies in the original post

JohnS.
02-01-2009, 10:34 PM
I have a tendency to use them a lot :lol:. I don't even notice I use them until I click post and I'm like..wtf lol.

oddeb707
02-01-2009, 11:12 PM
I know :(. lol. It's a piece of shit but I'm trying to at least start little mods here and there. Engine will come later. I'm not too worried about it right now.

I was kidding. =)

matt96ex
02-01-2009, 11:18 PM
yea there is a ton of salt and shit used here too. just noticed it a few weeks ago. i looked down and saw all this rust coming from the bolts. i was kinda pissed but i guess you get what you pay for. probably just gonna take them off.

the new strut bar looks good man. i couldn't believe the difference in how my car felt when i put my skunk2 front and rears on before. it was a night and day difference.

Jbuck2KCivic
02-01-2009, 11:30 PM
Just think, you were trying to sell that Benen bar for the longest time....probably glad you kept it now?

JohnS.
02-02-2009, 12:02 AM
I was kidding. =)

I know but it is a pile of heap :D. If I only had a new engine, I'd be happy with it. Even another y8 with WAY less miles lol.

yea there is a ton of salt and shit used here too. just noticed it a few weeks ago. i looked down and saw all this rust coming from the bolts. i was kinda pissed but i guess you get what you pay for. probably just gonna take them off.

the new strut bar looks good man. i couldn't believe the difference in how my car felt when i put my skunk2 front and rears on before. it was a night and day difference.

Why did you tell me about the screws!!! :x lol. I can imagine you can just buy new screws though and put them in. Or even a bolt / nut.

I'm gonna hold off on bars though for now. I'm against all bars except 3-points and rear sway bars and the only sway bar I want is a CTR + ASR brace combo and that won't happen for a while until I start getting hours back at my jobs. Of course if a particular bar can be argued it helps as much as a 3-point, I might go out of my way to squeeze out a lil bit of money to save for it ;).

Just think, you were trying to sell that Benen bar for the longest time....probably glad you kept it now?

I'm very glad :thumbs up. You should've picked it up when you thought about buying it ;).

Bheims
02-02-2009, 10:43 AM
push start!!!!! in for progress :thumbs up

enycesam
02-02-2009, 11:28 AM
Nice! I'm looking in to get that Benen tripod bar as well.

BlackHopeDC5
02-02-2009, 12:51 PM
get the aspec rear and the 22mm ctr sway bar.. It will change your life

JohnS.
02-02-2009, 05:17 PM
push start!!!!! in for progress :thumbs up

:thumbup:. I've got 90% of the push start wired up. I just need to actually put the panel it in the car now, tap into the ignition wires, and get the grounds on then I should be all set. Just waiting on sk8 to reply to a quick question I had on the wiring.

Nice! I'm looking in to get that Benen tripod bar as well.

Good choice :thumbup:. You'll like it I'm sure.

get the aspec rear and the 22mm ctr sway bar.. It will change your life

Yeah that's what's comin later on when I start making money again and can put some aside to buy some more expensive parts for my car.

Jbuck2KCivic
02-02-2009, 06:17 PM
:thumbup:. I've got 90% of the push start wired up. I just need to actually put the panel it in the car now, tap into the ignition wires, and get the grounds on then I should be all set.

Just a word of advice, when you tap into the ignition harness unplug it from the fuseblock and route it over the top of the steering column. Real easy way to hold up thieves if they are trying to cut your ignition. Yeah it won't stop them from stealing your car, but it is just one more layer they have to go through.

JohnS.
02-02-2009, 06:29 PM
That's good thinking. I never thought of that. I have to take the panel off anyways to switch it out with the one with the button in it so it'll at least let me route the shit out of the wires.

I'm not sure if I want to do it tonight. I was going to but I'm still waiting on Evan to get back to me on a question and it's cold as balls out. Not to mention working under the dash is the most pain in the ass thing to do because you have to get on your back and wiggle your head back there. So once I get things figured out, I might just leave it all for tomorrow once I have full day light and a full day ahead of me to do it since I don't have any classes.

Evan.
02-02-2009, 11:49 PM
in for pics for the push start.

JohnS.
02-03-2009, 01:09 AM
Push start officially works :thumbup:. I just spent 2 hours putting it in. I can honestly say I do NOT miss working under my dash...

It's so sexy though :drool:... I'll get a video tomorrow morning. And pics after I get my pedal covers on.

Jbuck2KCivic
02-03-2009, 09:15 AM
Did you mention that you are getting another part in or was that a different thread. Any hints on what that could be?

JohnS.
02-03-2009, 10:54 AM
That's a secret ;).

edit - Video of the push start button uploaded and on page 1!! :thumbs up.

Evan.
02-03-2009, 11:45 AM
lol @ your video you totally stole how I did my s2000 cluster video

JohnS.
02-03-2009, 11:48 AM
lol @ your video you totally stole how I did my s2000 cluster video

:rolf: no way. IIRC, you were more ghetto :lol:.

knightxrider1
02-03-2009, 12:34 PM
ehhhh... on the push start... i guess i expected something more alakazam. cool stuff tho

JohnS.
02-03-2009, 12:42 PM
ehhhh... on the push start... i guess i expected something more alakazam. cool stuff tho

Oh come on! It's very cool :lol:.

Forgot to throw up the pic I took of it. It glows red :thumbup:.

Oh and I want opinions on putting on a license plate relocator. I forgot I had one sitting in the bottom of my tool box. Also have the bumper plugs & the plates to lock them in place.

:thumbup: or :thumbdown?

enycesam
02-03-2009, 01:23 PM
The push-start glows red? *goes off to watch video*

EDIT: Nice, it does glow red. I noticed the picture you took after I watched the video -.-

JohnS.
02-03-2009, 01:44 PM
Yup :thumbup:. Forgot I took that picture and uploaded it after I put the video in the 1st post.

Pedals are now in as well! New picture of how it all looks on page 1!

Eran
02-03-2009, 01:46 PM
Lugz / Timberlands + Trackpants .... are you sure you're Asian? :rolf:

JohnS.
02-03-2009, 01:48 PM
Lugz / Timberlands + Trackpants .... are you sure you're Asian? :rolf:

:rolf: :rolf: :rolf:

These are the pants I wear when I chill in the house all day and don't go anywhere. And those boots are actually K-Mart boots :thumbup: LOL. Long story short: last summer, I had to do a lot of outdoor work so I went to k-mart first to look for some cheap steal toe boots and found those pair I'm wearing for $40. Bought them, wore them out like crazy within a month, then said "they look good enough, I'll wear them as regular shoes" and bought a 2nd pair later in the year.

tnk
02-03-2009, 05:45 PM
in for future progress pics

JohnS.
02-03-2009, 11:46 PM
in for future progress pics

:thumbup:

Poll: Should I put on a license plate relocator?
(Simply just post "yay for poll" or "nay for poll")

I have the bumper plugs and plates to lock them in place. Only problem is, the fuck tards who did body work on my car when I got into an accident drilled new holes in the bumper next to the factory holes so I'll have holes anyways.

Noodler
02-03-2009, 11:53 PM
good work on the push start! what pedals are those? been looking for ones that look like the ek9 ones

JohnS.
02-03-2009, 11:57 PM
good work on the push start! what pedals are those? been looking for ones that look like the ek9 ones

http://www.strutking.com/integra-39-94-39-01/integra-sport-pedal-set-94-01-mt-/prod_37.html

There was an ad for them on here a while ago. There was a special code too for a discount. Forget what it is and I think it's over anyways. Drilling the pedals was a bitch. I ended up taking the push start panel off again. Gave me so much more room.

dank24
02-04-2009, 06:27 AM
you got a deep pedo voice

oddeb707
02-04-2009, 06:57 AM
Yay.

JohnS.
02-04-2009, 09:52 AM
you got a deep pedo voice

LOL that's my morning voice. It's always deep. You should hear it when I'm sick. It's like 10 times deeper.

Yay.

FINALLY 1 person actually saw the poll lol.

Yay - 1
Nay - 0

d r i v e n
02-04-2009, 09:55 AM
Nice job! The car looks great so far.

Bheims
02-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Pedals look great, push start is sick :thumbs up I vote no for the plate relocation

and lol at the Lugz

Jbuck2KCivic
02-04-2009, 01:33 PM
I vote yay for the plate relocation

If you decide not, I'm in the market for one!

Noodler
02-04-2009, 02:37 PM
http://www.strutking.com/integra-39-94-39-01/integra-sport-pedal-set-94-01-mt-/prod_37.html

There was an ad for them on here a while ago. There was a special code too for a discount. Forget what it is and I think it's over anyways. Drilling the pedals was a bitch. I ended up taking the push start panel off again. Gave me so much more room.
o snap, thanks for the link, might be my next buy haha.

Chris.
02-04-2009, 02:50 PM
such a noob

JohnS.
02-04-2009, 04:10 PM
Nice job! The car looks great so far.

Thanks :thumbs up.

Pedals look great, push start is sick :thumbs up I vote no for the plate relocation

and lol at the Lugz

I love the button. When I first get in my car and before I get out of my car, I just look at the button and admire it for like 10 seconds haha :rolf:.

Yay - 1
Nay - 1

I vote yay for the plate relocation

If you decide not, I'm in the market for one!

Yay - 2
Nay - 1

You shall hear from me if I don't put it on then. It's cheap too ;).

o snap, thanks for the link, might be my next buy haha.

No problem :thumbup:. I really like them. They add a nice touch to the interior.

such a noob

:lol:


Oh and apparently the part I literally lose sleep over waiting for should be here tomorrow. He shipped it out today and said it should be here tomorrow, which I have no idea how that works. But if it is, I'm gonna be an excited happy camper :D.

enycesam
02-04-2009, 05:57 PM
What is itttttttt?

Jbuck2KCivic
02-04-2009, 06:09 PM
What is itttttttt?

I think I may know......

SlowTEC
02-04-2009, 06:20 PM
Car looks nice. I would say Yay on the relocation, only if the front where the holes are looks decent afterward, otherwise dont.

matt96ex
02-04-2009, 06:22 PM
nay on the relo
and i agree, drilling for those pedals was stupid.

JohnS.
02-04-2009, 09:09 PM
What is itttttttt?

Well hopefully if it actually shows up tomorrow and I get it before work, I'll be able to post it up.

I think I may know......

Haha. If you really think you know, I'd like you to PM me with a guess :lol:.

Car looks nice. I would say Yay on the relocation, only if the front where the holes are looks decent afterward, otherwise dont.

Yeah I'm worried about those extra holes...

nay on the relo
and i agree, drilling for those pedals was stupid.

Yay - 3
Nay - 2

Noodler
02-04-2009, 09:16 PM
yay for relocate. middle looks ugly. fill it up with something and then put putty over it. dont just stick putty over it. then paint it with a touch up kit.

Jbuck2KCivic
02-04-2009, 10:12 PM
Well hopefully if it actually shows up tomorrow and I get it before work, I'll be able to post it up.



Haha. If you really think you know, I'd like you to PM me with a guess :lol:.





I'll take you up on that!

Evan.
02-04-2009, 10:25 PM
Nay on the relocate.

Oh and I know what the part is.

JohnS.
02-04-2009, 10:27 PM
Yeah knew you'd say nay :(.

He did 1 day shipping on it :thumbup:. Gotta love that. I REALLY hope I get it before work...

Chris.
02-05-2009, 12:52 AM
I think I may know......

its a TERBOWZ!!!!!1111!!!111!11 VTAAAAAAAKKKK!K!!K!K!!!!!!111

JohnS.
02-05-2009, 12:20 PM
its a TERBOWZ!!!!!1111!!!111!11 VTAAAAAAAKKKK!K!!K!K!!!!!!111

Negative. It came this morning while I was asleep.

I can haz moar S2000 parts?!?!? Picture on page 1!

Jbuck2KCivic
02-05-2009, 12:22 PM
:thumbs up:thumbs up

Bheims
02-05-2009, 12:36 PM
new part is awesome...your "incredibly slow build thread" is going pretty well

JohnS.
02-05-2009, 12:42 PM
:thumbs up:thumbs up

:thumbs up

new part is awesome...your "incredibly slow build thread" is going pretty well

Thanks.

It's about to slow down to pretty much nothing soon lol. Besides the obvious engine and wheels, I'm pretty much happy with how my car is now. The only things left I want are Recaro's and a CTR sway + ASR brace. Seats won't come until WAY later because I can't justify spending $800+ for just seats. Sway bar will hopefully be within a few months.

Other than that, I'll have to come up with ideas for small mods here and there. I got a few in mind but I'm seriously done spending for now.

JohnS.
02-05-2009, 02:35 PM
Wheel installed! Pics up on page 1!

I love it :thumbup:. But is the bottom of the airbag / horn supposed to have that big of a gap? Looks awkward... Oh well. Time to head out. I'm gonna enjoy driving this car now :lol:.

Jbuck2KCivic
02-05-2009, 02:38 PM
Easy install? Does it just bolt straight up

JohnS.
02-05-2009, 02:43 PM
Yup. The only pita was the OEM steering wheel has torx head screws holding it on (s2k had 10mm nuts). So I had to go buy a 30 to get it out :???:. But I found out you're better off using a torx head socket rather than a screwdriver. I hammered a 24mm onto the end of the screwdriver and it worked :rolf:. Then it's just unplug plugs, remove 19mm nut holding the wheel down, rubber mallet the bitch off (mine was stuck on REALLY hard), and reverse steps with new wheel.

Bheims
02-05-2009, 02:56 PM
I have an em2 wheel and i was kinna scared when I took of the airbag the first time lol, but it is really easy...probably a 5-10 minute job. Torx head screws are a bitch at first...

pmac193
02-05-2009, 03:32 PM
S2K wheel is lookin good.

enycesam
02-05-2009, 03:57 PM
Looks great man! I like the S2K wheel.

JohnS.
02-05-2009, 10:46 PM
I have an em2 wheel and i was kinna scared when I took of the airbag the first time lol, but it is really easy...probably a 5-10 minute job. Torx head screws are a bitch at first...

Yeah I was EXTREMELY careful with the air bag. I was so paranoid that it was going to go off and shoot in my face or blow my arm off.

S2K wheel is lookin good.

Looks great man! I like the S2K wheel.

Thanks guys! :thumbs up.

And LOL, I completely forgot that my Benen polished rear tow hook was coming today. It came while I was at work and I just looked outside the front door and what do you know, there the package was, sitting on the porch. It's been sitting out there for almost 6 hours now :lol:. I'm surprised no one stole it once it got dark. My mom must have not have looked outside the front door when she got home from work. But oh my it's insanely big :shock:. I never thought it'd be so big. But it's so shiny ;). Pics on page 1!

Also, I think I'm gonna look into security next...

Jbuck2KCivic
02-05-2009, 10:56 PM
Yeah I was EXTREMELY careful with the air bag. I was so paranoid that it was going to go off and shoot in my face or blow my arm off.



Yeah you can never under estimate those things. When I was at the Fire Academy we did a motor vehicle drills and such. My instructor took the airbag out of the car and rigged it up so he could set it off from a safe distance. He put a 5 gallon bucket ontop of it and I sat on it while he set it off. It shot me about 18' off the ground! He was trying to get across the point of how powerful the damm things are. Scary shit, especially when working on your car

JohnS.
02-05-2009, 11:00 PM
Yeah you can never under estimate those things. When I was at the Fire Academy we did a motor vehicle drills and such. My instructor took the airbag out of the car and rigged it up so he could set it off from a safe distance. He put a 5 gallon bucket ontop of it and I sat on it while he set it off. It shot me about 18' off the ground! He was trying to get across the point of how powerful the damm things are. Scary shit, especially when working on your car

Yeah I've seen video's of that. My friends brother did the same thing except no one sat on the bucket. Dangerous shit. Once I unplugged the SRS plug, I felt fine though. I literally just tossed it down on the passenger side and went to work on my AP1 wheel :rolf:. My AP1 wheel doesn't have a horn though :(. But I could care less. I never use it anyways.

Forgot my benen tow hook came in LOL. Sat in the freezing cold on my porch for damn near 6-7 hours.

matt96ex
02-05-2009, 11:04 PM
ap1 wheel looks pretty sweet. why doesn't the horn work?

JohnS.
02-05-2009, 11:04 PM
There's no connector for it :lol:. Only had a connector for the SRS.

Jbuck2KCivic
02-05-2009, 11:06 PM
No horn? As in no connection for one or it doesn't work even though it is connected.

JohnS.
02-05-2009, 11:07 PM
No horn? As in no connection for one or it doesn't work even though it is connected.

There's no connector for it :lol:. Only had a connector for the SRS.

enycesam
02-06-2009, 12:30 AM
Hmm...I'm thinking about getting one of those tow hooks too. I'm thinking about polished too but I don't know.

JohnS.
02-06-2009, 12:43 AM
Hmm...I'm thinking about getting one of those tow hooks too. I'm thinking about polished too but I don't know.

I definitely think a polished rear tow hook (even maybe a front one too) will go well with your polished wheels :thumbup:. Just a thought.

enycesam
02-06-2009, 12:49 AM
That is if I ever plan on finishing polishing my other two meshies. Maybe. Are you going to put that tow hook on anytime soon? Or are you going to let it sit in your room for awhile like the Benen bar did. :D

JohnS.
02-06-2009, 12:53 AM
That is if I ever plan on finishing polishing my other two meshies. Maybe. Are you going to put that tow hook on anytime soon? Or are you going to let it sit in your room for awhile like the Benen bar did. :D

My buddy is comin back to town tomorrow to chill after I get out of class and he wants me and another buddy to go down to college /w him to party and hit up some clubs. I MIGHT have time to put it on tomorrow and get some pics of it before I head out for the weekend. If not, it'll be on Sunday for sure.

Noodler
02-06-2009, 10:22 PM
yay for relocate. middle looks ugly. fill it up with something and then put putty over it. dont just stick putty over it. then paint it with a touch up kit.
fuck this idea, hit up this thread http://www.hondamarketplace.com/showthread.php?t=2492160

JohnS.
02-07-2009, 12:44 AM
I have the bumper plugs & OEM plates that secure them in place. It's just that I have holes literally drilled into my bumper above the factory bumper holes courtesy of the body shop who did work on my car when I got into an accident.

I put the plate relocator on tonight. I actually kind of like it. I didn't get the bumper plugs in because I really didn't feel like taking my bumper off or trying to reach down inside by just taking my grill off. Fuck the 10 degree weather. I'll get pics tomorrow.

My benen tow hook didn't work out too well :(. When I bent my previous one, it bent the OEM one with it so I gotta hammer it back straight. Otherwise, looks like I'll end up selling the Benen one and rockin no rear tow hook.

Noodler
02-07-2009, 01:18 AM
cant rock a front without a rear man!

JohnS.
02-07-2009, 02:14 AM
I don't like the looks of front tow hooks. Ugly IMHO.

Jbuck2KCivic
02-07-2009, 09:14 AM
Taking bumper plugs off is really easy with a pocket knife. Just slip it between the bumper and plug and slowly pry it towards you. Then it just pops out. I've done it like 20 times and there's not one scratch on my bumper or plugs.

highneo
02-07-2009, 10:25 AM
i love the s2k wheel. how much did it cost?

JohnS.
02-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Taking bumper plugs off is really easy with a pocket knife. Just slip it between the bumper and plug and slowly pry it towards you. Then it just pops out. I've done it like 20 times and there's not one scratch on my bumper or plugs.

I might just keep the plugs off for now since it's still winter and my car gets dirty real quick.

i love the s2k wheel. how much did it cost?

$268 shipped ;). I got a pretty good deal on it :thumbup:. Plus the guy was SUPER nice and did express delivery (1 day) because he felt bad that I had to wait a few days for him to ship it.

highneo
02-07-2009, 12:45 PM
$268 shipped ;). I got a pretty good deal on it :thumbup:. Plus the guy was SUPER nice and did express delivery (1 day) because he felt bad that I had to wait a few days for him to ship it.


not bad. i haven't been steering wheel shopping lately, but how does that compare to the CTR wheel? cheaper or about the same?

edit: just did a quick ebay search and looks like you got a great deal.

JohnS.
02-07-2009, 02:05 PM
not bad. i haven't been steering wheel shopping lately, but how does that compare to the CTR wheel? cheaper or about the same?

edit: just did a quick ebay search and looks like you got a great deal.

Yeah I've seen a few AP1 and CTR wheels go for closer to the 350-400 mark so I think I got a great deal. Plus mine's not really "mint". I'd say it's 8.5 or 8 out of 10 condition wise.

Pic uploaded of license plate relocated on first page. Yay or nay? Sorry for the weird angle. My driveway is at an angle.

pmac193
02-07-2009, 02:20 PM
I think the relocator looks good.

highneo
02-07-2009, 02:31 PM
i'm glad i live in a state without front plates

JohnS.
02-08-2009, 12:55 PM
I think the relocator looks good.

I kinda like it too. I'd like it more if I was slammed.

i'm glad i live in a state without front plates

I envy you :(. I hate front plates.

I just hope it stays on now LOL.

dank24
02-08-2009, 03:34 PM
tomato basil crackers taste so good. I suggest you try some.

Noodler
02-08-2009, 03:57 PM
looks good :]

enycesam
02-08-2009, 07:37 PM
I think it looks good. Would love it even more if it was slammed like you said. LOL.

JohnS.
02-21-2009, 04:57 PM
No update but I finally got decent pics of my license plate relocated for better / more opinions. Update on top of 1st page.

:thumbup: :thumbdown?

enycesam
02-21-2009, 05:30 PM
I think it looks good.

ImportFan1
02-22-2009, 07:31 PM
Looking good. How did you bent that tow hook? Or did you do it on purpose?

JohnS.
02-22-2009, 07:47 PM
Looking good. How did you bent that tow hook? Or did you do it on purpose?

Long story short: Tried doing a reverse donut in a parking lot (my party house job, my friends parents own it and they have this pretty big parking lot) with a ton of packed snow in the way. Well....I was going about 15mph in reverse, hit the packed snow, stopped dead in my tracks. Friend pulled me out with his truck sideways since I didn't want to be pulled backwards and risk ripping my lip / bumper off and resulted in bending the Golden Eagle hook which slightly bent the factory hook.

Partizan
02-22-2009, 08:42 PM
Damn that sucks dude.

Hey what kind of bulbs are you using in your headlights and your foglights? How do you like em?

JohnS.
02-22-2009, 08:45 PM
Philips Xtreme Power H4 in my headlights. PIAA H3 Ion Crystal's in my fog lights. I love both :thumbup:. Recommend them to everyone else who is looking for brighter bulbs from stock / OE replacements. I'd like to do a retrofit but I honestly believe retrofits look goofy in civic headlights because they're so enormous.

96swpdEK
03-01-2009, 04:57 AM
when are you getting rims?

JohnS.
03-01-2009, 12:23 PM
Rims aren't too high on my list right now.

These are the parts I want to finish my car completely (big stuff):
- Swap
- A'PEXi WS2
- CTR Rear sway & ASR brace
- Wheels
- Rear disc conversion
- Seats
In that order. But knowing me, when I get the money and since swap costs the most, I'll have the other parts before swap :???:. I'm really going to try to save though. I'm trying to convince myself simple logic: engine runs car, current engine being shitty, save & buy new engine. :rolf:

Stuff I want at some point:
- Cluster
- Shift knob
- Floor mats
- Red door panels / arm rest
- Paint job (from far away like in photoshoots, you can barely tell its all fucked up and chipped to hell)
- New body panels
You get the idea...

leftywill3
03-01-2009, 01:05 PM
Stock shift knob is SEX!!!

TopGear_
03-01-2009, 11:23 PM
:thumbup:

steviezee47
03-07-2009, 03:35 PM
Where and who did you get the lip from?
________
Honda CBR600SJR (http://www.cyclechaos.com/wiki/Honda_CBR600SJR)

JohnS.
03-07-2009, 11:40 PM
Where and who did you get the lip from?

Robear Racing.

I've decided I'm gonna paint the lip and type r style grill (eventually wanna get an OEM Si one) myself with just regular dupli color can when the weather gets nice. Then I'm gonna get a front tow hook and put it in the opposite corner of the grill from the license plate. Hopefully that'll complete my front end. Still need to get my rear tow hook and OEM Si axleback on sometime... Weather is starting to warm up though so hopefully soon.

Jbuck2KCivic
03-11-2009, 07:33 PM
In for updates....

brunsonalec
03-24-2009, 12:59 AM
dude its really sick. how much is it lowered, like an inch or something???? =)

JohnS.
03-27-2009, 01:46 PM
Sorry guys, don't keep track of this thread anymore. I'm || close to just selling everything on my car and putting it back to stock for the money. I'm just tired of it all now. I have no desire for cars anymore. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE driving my car. I love the way it handles, I love how it looks (though it could look 100000x better), etc. I just don't love the game anymore. I know I'll regret selling parts after I get rid of them but it's just not a hobby I can support right now and I'd rather have the money. Still thinking about it though. I listed a few stuff locally as TW to see for interest.

In for updates....

I put in amber bulbs for the climate control and got rid of my cruise control / cluster dimmer switch and replaced them with blank plugs.

dude its really sick. how much is it lowered, like an inch or something???? =)

It's lowered 2-2.5 inches.

knightxrider1
03-27-2009, 02:07 PM
^^^ hey hey hey.. thats not a winning attitude.

JohnS.
03-28-2009, 01:21 PM
My car just rolled 200,000 yesterday. Transmission is sounding worse and worse each week that passes. I can hear a whole already starting to form in the exhaust somewhere. Engine needs new gaskets bad because oil is leaking like it's its job EVERYWHERE. But the only time I would be able to have the car unavailable is a weekend because I go to school and work during the week. Plus I owe a lot of money right now. It's not economically smart for me to consider car modifying as a hobby. I'll gladly get back into it later if I'm still into it and have a steady paycheck. But not right now.

CHILD
03-28-2009, 01:52 PM
a d-series swap does sound smart though. Might be cheaper to do that then trying to fix each little problem

jb0ne
04-20-2009, 06:16 AM
man for what its worth i really love your car.

i think its mostly due to the fact that you are the only other person that LOVES those hubcaps as much as me.

sorry to hear your motivation has been shattered. but honestly man. dont part out your car. you dont get what you put in. i think a d-swap would honestly be a good idea if you have the know how

JohnS.
05-01-2009, 11:45 PM
I went to an autocrossing event hosted by SCCA this past Sunday and wow, it looks fun! Sssooo I went on an impulse shopping spree and bought an ASR brace and ITR 23MM rear sway bar. There are supposed to be more local autocross events I think so I'm gonna enter one (hopefully) for fun and see how I do compared to other people.

I'm still on the fence about keeping or selling the car. I don't have the funds to put in a decent swap that I want so I might have to settle with another D-Series which isn't bad. It'll at least let me keep the car and keep enjoying the suspension. We'll see what summer brings as far as money goes.

Oh and after watching the autocross, I've had my Illuminas on 4F/5R and holy shit is it bouncy as fuck :shock: (5/5 is max). But handles much better than lower settings. I can't wait to experience 23mm of goodness.

JohnS.
05-11-2009, 10:00 PM
I guess I might as well update...

Got this today:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0214.jpg


Waiting for 22mm itr rear sway bar in the mail. And I need to find end links. Can anyone link me some end links? Or sell me OEM Si's? ;)

enycesam
05-11-2009, 10:09 PM
Nice. JHPUSA sells endlinks.

EDIT: Where'd you get your ASR brace from and how much did you get it for? You can PM me if you don't want to it in this thread.

JohnS.
05-11-2009, 10:14 PM
Nice. JHPUSA sells endlinks.

EDIT: Where'd you get your ASR brace from and how much did you get it for? You can PM me if you don't want to it in this thread.

I just looked but it doesn't look like any of them will work for me. Thanks though.

I bought it off weaksauce for I think 170 shipped? Or 180? The normal price they're at now.

enycesam
05-11-2009, 11:03 PM
Oh, cool.

The Function 7 should work I think. It says for factory or aftermarket swaybars.

JohnS.
05-11-2009, 11:11 PM
Doesn't it say 90-01 Integra's only?

Kensai
05-11-2009, 11:20 PM
Why wont any of these endlinks work?
https://www.jhpusa.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=169

I think passwordjdm sells endlinks too...

enycesam
05-11-2009, 11:28 PM
Doesn't it say 90-01 Integra's only?

Oh right. Sorry, I missed that lol.

JohnS.
05-11-2009, 11:40 PM
Why wont any of these endlinks work?
https://www.jhpusa.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=169

I think passwordjdm sells endlinks too...

ASR ones only work with ASR sway bars...

Don't need adjustability so I don't need / want the blox adjustable ones...

Blox fixed only work with blox bars...

Function 7 doesn't include Civic in their application...

wannabe
05-12-2009, 12:28 AM
https://www.jhpusa.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=169&idproduct=678

right there on the JHP page

AlexM
05-12-2009, 02:48 AM
I never understood why people don't just buy the ASR subframe AND swaybar package instead of worrying about finding endlinks for a pretty much similar ITR sway bar

oddeb707
05-12-2009, 03:26 AM
Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled.

JohnS.
05-12-2009, 08:14 AM
https://www.jhpusa.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=169&idproduct=678

right there on the JHP page

Again, it says it only works with Blox rear sway bar kit....

I never understood why people don't just buy the ASR subframe AND swaybar package instead of worrying about finding endlinks for a pretty much similar ITR sway bar

Personal preference?

wannabe
05-12-2009, 08:27 PM
trust me. those will work. those are identical to the factory Si endlinks that i have.

JohnS.
05-17-2009, 03:35 PM
It's all finally done. It handles like a beast. Time to find and register for autocross!

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0219.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c53/jrow87/IMG_0220.jpg

enycesam
05-17-2009, 06:48 PM
Nice! Skunk2 LCAs?

Kensai
05-17-2009, 07:00 PM
Nice setup. Man I need to go get me some freaking ramps and stop using jack stands, it will make life so much easier...

Jbuck2KCivic
05-17-2009, 08:27 PM
:thumbs up for sticking with the car

JohnS.
05-17-2009, 08:43 PM
Nice! Skunk2 LCAs?

Thanks and yes.

Nice setup. Man I need to go get me some freaking ramps and stop using jack stands, it will make life so much easier...

Yeah ramps are definitely less of a pain. And I used ramps because I didn't want to pre-load the endlinks or w/e.

I LOVE the way my car handles now.

:thumbs up for sticking with the car

lol for now ;). I just want to get into autocrossing.

oddeb707
05-18-2009, 04:35 AM
Sweet!

cerasoli1188
05-18-2009, 08:18 PM
underside looks good man... autocross sooooo fun GL :thumbs up

TopGear_
05-19-2009, 12:39 AM
nice work! looking good man

96swpdEK
05-19-2009, 02:00 AM
rims and tires would make it handle even better ;)

JohnS.
05-19-2009, 09:29 PM
I can't decide if I want wheels & tires or Recaro's as my next purchase... As much as I want the bling bling wheels, I'd REALLY like Recaro's for 1. autocross and 2. more bolster support for general spirited dd driving 3. interior bling.

Thanks guys. I've had some more spirited driving lately and I can't get enough of the handling :lol:.

PS - I'd get Rota's or something... You'll never see authentic wheels on my car unless I'm rich lol.

96swpdEK
05-19-2009, 09:42 PM
lol ill sell you a set of 15" c8's gunmetal/polish lip BNIB for $400 shipped! :D

Jbuck2KCivic
05-19-2009, 10:02 PM
I'd let the wheels on my car go for the right price, they've only been on the car a combined 4 months

JohnS.
05-19-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm a cheap bastard. I'm honestly not willing to spend over $500 for wheels & tires. MAYBE $600. And I know that's do-able, considering how many deals I see everywhere.

Plus I'm picky. There's not many wheels out there I'd get.

s_crowley 17
05-19-2009, 10:45 PM
get some memoryfab c58-68's.. pretty cheap and ive heard they are comfortable

or get recardo's, those are cool too.

Kensai
05-20-2009, 01:07 AM
Recardos hahaha, sounds like knock-off to me!

JohnS.
08-13-2009, 05:47 PM
Dang 3 months since the last post....

Bought another one on eBay WITH pig tails for a nice price:
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00067.jpg

Now where to put it? I mainly wanted it back for the bilng. Without a nice cluster, the dash looks so empty. Plus it compliments the AP1 wheel. I'm starting to sound like Evan :rolf:.

Also, it looks like I'll be keeping my ITR sway bar and ASR brace. About a month ago, I walk out of work to go out to lunch and see something hanging under my car. I look closer and see it's my end link. At first I thought it snapped. But upon closer inspection, the end link ripped the OEM bushing out of the swar bar :shock:. I didn't know it could do that considering how much of a BITCH it was to get that fucker into the sway bar. Ordered a bunch of new bushings from Acura just in case it happens again lol.

Gotta get 2 new front tires and after that, I'll try to see if I can enter any autocross type competitions. I want to see how my car can handle with the full suspension setup on and tires that aren't literally close to being bald.

I'm gonna ask my friend to borrow his D70 and I'll try to get some decent updated pics. I forget how to use a DSLR...

JohnS.
09-11-2009, 05:17 PM
I thought I'd update with a few pics.

This is how the ass end looks now (that dent on the bumper is from backing into a truck when I first got the car. Crew cab, extended box, trailer hitch, taking up 2 spots; I was backing up and thought I had room to squeeze into the spot and miscalculated):
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00092.jpg

How my front end looks now:
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00070.jpg

Kensai
09-11-2009, 06:42 PM
Drop it more, front end is still a little too high.

JohnS.
09-11-2009, 11:50 PM
Drop it more, front end is still a little too high.

I want to. But I already have Eibach Sportlines which are rated to drop quite a bit. I know I'm already practically riding on the bump stops. I don't want to kill them. I don't know what else I could get that would put me lower. I thought about buying different brand springs for the front to put me lower but that'd fuck up my spring rates. I want something similar to the Sportlines.

And coilovers are out of the question. Can't afford those.

enycesam
09-12-2009, 11:41 PM
Did you get the lip on yet dude?

96swpdEK
09-12-2009, 11:49 PM
And coilovers are out of the question. Can't afford those.

get GC sleeves, only like $300 and lower quite a bit. :what:

JohnS.
09-13-2009, 12:17 AM
Did you get the lip on yet dude?

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00094.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00095.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00096.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00097.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00098.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00099.jpg

get GC sleeves, only like $300 and lower quite a bit. :what:

Meh. I'm content with my suspension. Yes, the front does need to go lower. But am I that concerned that I want to fork out more money for it? Not really. I've just considered it.

enycesam
09-13-2009, 12:19 AM
Wait, when did you get window visors? I just noticed, LOL.

JohnS.
09-13-2009, 12:21 AM
Wait, when did you get window visors? I just noticed, LOL.

Last summer. LMAO :rolf:

JohnS.
09-13-2009, 11:17 PM
Hmmm which wheels? I'm stuck between these 2 wheels.... The only wheels I really want as of this point. I got over Rota's.

16x7:
http://www.sprintwheels.com/eshop/store/catalog/sw9/sw9cw.jpg

15x6.5:
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q268/SpoolinPhil/whels/IMG_1443copy.jpg

oddeb707
09-13-2009, 11:23 PM
Get the 16's.

mymmeryloss
09-13-2009, 11:25 PM
the first ones..
where did u put ur push button start?

i had one on the door side of my driver seat on the bottom.
was pretty hidden and was great for anti theft.

used to get the oil changed and forget to tell the people it had it and they would always call me freakin that my car wouldnt start..

JohnS.
09-13-2009, 11:38 PM
Yeah I really like the 16's. Problem is, they're $150 total more lol. Gotta pay to play though right.

Also, I played with the tire calculator and it seems like 205/45's would be the best bet for me. But I want to make sure 205/45's would fit good on a 7" wide rim and still give me a decent sidewall.

I'm thinking after wheels and before a swap (hopefully next year!), I should invest in a good alarm... My driveway goes in and towards the back of the house about 200 feat and I park all the way in the back. Not to mention my roommates park directly in front of me and diagonal to me so you'd have to weave the car out to steal it lol. Oh and on top of that, my downstairs roommates window is overlooking the driveway and the headrest of the bed is right at the window.

And I haven't put in the push start in yet (at least my new one). I'm thinking about putting it where the mirror adjustment switch is since I never ever ever adjust my mirrors but that's too low. I really want to put it where I put my 2 block-off plates for cruise/cluster dimmer switch but damn Honda for making those holes just a hair too small for the button to fit in.

Destroy
09-14-2009, 02:47 AM
Just get one of those sets and you're pretty much set dude. You'll be happier with the 7".

JohnS.
09-14-2009, 08:44 AM
Guess who finally ordered some fucking wheels :thumbs up.

jdmcivic33
09-14-2009, 03:02 PM
first ones deffinetly those are sick ...where did you get the push button start and how much was it?

JohnS.
09-14-2009, 04:43 PM
Won it on eBay for $52 total shipped.

mymmeryloss
09-14-2009, 04:49 PM
nice, im excited for u..

enycesam
09-14-2009, 05:36 PM
Which wheels did you order?

JerseyStrong
09-14-2009, 05:51 PM
glad to see you're doing some work. Car looks good man. :thumbup:

JohnS.
09-14-2009, 05:58 PM
Which wheels did you order?

I'll post pics when they arrive ;).

All I need to finish my exterior is now:
- Front tow hook (yes, for the function, to save my lip and bumper)
- New body panels and paint job
- Rear disc conversion (not really exterior but both cosmetic and function)

Once I get tires for these bad boys, I gotta save for a swap or boost a D. Haven't decided yet. I really want boost.

enycesam
09-14-2009, 06:07 PM
How about swap AND boost ;)

JohnS.
09-14-2009, 06:09 PM
If I were to boost, I'd rep the D for a while. Neither will happen until next summer anywho. I have to plan my finances better and save up some serious money, just in case whether I boost or swap or both, I have money to do something else if something doesn't work out or breaks. I'd ideally like to boost a B18B but my current financial situation can't support it. So we'll see next year.

Oh and ordered a black benen front tow hook :thumbs up. I think that'll add a nice finishing touch to the front end.

I completely forgot I ordered a DIY red fabric kit for my door panels and arm rest. Hate all you want, but I really do like how the red fabric makes the interior pop. I think it'll look nice.

enycesam
09-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Nice dude. I want a set of those armrest kits too. Did you order it from someone on H-T that supplies those kits? He's on EM1crew.com as well. I think it'll go well on a black car.

JohnS.
09-14-2009, 07:50 PM
Nice dude. I want a set of those armrest kits too. Did you order it from someone on H-T that supplies those kits? He's on EM1crew.com as well. I think it'll go well on a black car.

Yup, he's on H-T. DIYKITS@BB4lude is his H-T name.

enycesam
09-14-2009, 07:54 PM
Ah, I see. I need to order myself a set from him as well.

JohnS.
09-14-2009, 08:38 PM
Ah, I see. I need to order myself a set from him as well.

I think he does black fabric too. I don't know about red on blue but a nice black would still pop.

Jbuck2KCivic
09-14-2009, 08:43 PM
Can't wait to see the new look!

JohnS.
09-14-2009, 11:50 PM
Me too :thumbs up.

Guess I could post the other things I ordered:

To make my interior stand out a bit more until I get seats / cluster, etc. I'll also be doing the arm rest.
http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h64/si_guy_2006/IMG_2180.jpg

I actually want this for function. To save my lip and bumper.
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7706/6b341nc7.jpg

enycesam
09-15-2009, 12:15 AM
John, where'd you get just one tow hook? I want just the back and can't seem to find a place that sells just the rear.

JohnS.
09-15-2009, 12:18 AM
John, where'd you get just one tow hook? I want just the back and can't seem to find a place that sells just the rear.

eBay :thumbs up.

enycesam
09-15-2009, 12:28 AM
Sweet. Thanks!

JohnS.
09-15-2009, 06:11 PM
Wheels, tires, and tow hook have all been shipped :thumbs up. Waiting on the door kit now. He said he'd have it shipped out on Tuesday at the latest but guess not :(.

I'm so excited lol.

Anyone know a good amount about alarms? I researched those for a few hours last night and want to pick 1 out.

Jbuck2KCivic
09-15-2009, 08:44 PM
^^^^I have the Viper 350HV and am very pleased with it. I also did the stealth install with a few snky snky parts too. If you have any questions or need a hand putting it in lmk.

JohnS.
09-15-2009, 09:12 PM
You put it in yourself?

NoWayBack91Si
09-15-2009, 10:04 PM
John...man I'm glad you are starting to do more with your car. Congrats with all the new stuff. Your car is looking real nice. Ohhhh...and did you end up going with the wheels in the first pic?? I came across those CTR replica's last week and almost ordered them haha. That would be funny if we both had those wheels, being as we both have black 99 coupes! Where did you find them with the Red "H" center caps?I've been wanting to pick up one of those door kits as well...still debating between black or red tho.

JohnS.
09-15-2009, 10:37 PM
John...man I'm glad you are starting to do more with your car. Congrats with all the new stuff. Your car is looking real nice. Ohhhh...and did you end up going with the wheels in the first pic?? I came across those CTR replica's last week and almost ordered them haha. That would be funny if we both had those wheels, being as we both have black 99 coupes! Where did you find them with the Red "H" center caps?I've been wanting to pick up one of those door kits as well...still debating between black or red tho.

Wheels are a surprise ;).

And for a black car, red interior > black.

NoWayBack91Si
09-15-2009, 10:41 PM
Gotcha! Well...can't wait for the suprise lol. But where did you find those CTR replica's with the Red "H" center caps? The ones I found on have plain white centers

JohnS.
09-15-2009, 11:58 PM
Woot. Got my last tracking number. All my shit is shipped haha :thumbs up. The guy said I'll hopefully have the wheels by the weekend. Tires...eh maybe. Hopefully will have the tow hook and door kit by the weekend so I can put it on. Gotta shop around now for a reputable shop to mount tires. I don't want to scratch my babies :(.

enycesam
09-16-2009, 05:41 PM
John, why do you still have all your automotive stuff for sale? Keep the ASR brace and the swaybar at least!

JohnS.
09-16-2009, 06:33 PM
John, why do you still have all your automotive stuff for sale? Keep the ASR brace and the swaybar at least!

I'm too lazy to change it :lol:.

I searched a local forum today to check for any reputable shops that would mount tires on rims without scratching em... Found one... Called them... They want $205 for all 4, mounted and balanced :shock:. I'll probably pay that but goddamn that's expensive!

Jbuck2KCivic
09-16-2009, 07:37 PM
Don't pay that!!! Your crazy if you do....

JohnS.
09-16-2009, 08:55 PM
How do you guys feel about the rear roof spoilers? eBay has the cheap generic ones that go on the car with adhesive's... I kind of like them and would like to try it out. No, I don't want a trunk spoiler. At the end of the day, I like no spoiler. But I kind of dig the roof spoiler... I think the car would look pretty slick with it and no trunk spoiler.

Thoughts?

ImportFan1
09-16-2009, 09:23 PM
I really like the roof spoilers. I say go for it.

JerseyStrong
09-16-2009, 10:14 PM
How do you guys feel about the rear roof spoilers? eBay has the cheap generic ones that go on the car with adhesive's... I kind of like them and would like to try it out. No, I don't want a trunk spoiler. At the end of the day, I like no spoiler. But I kind of dig the roof spoiler... I think the car would look pretty slick with it and no trunk spoiler.

Thoughts?

I'm not a fan of the spoilers, although I am a fan of the rear roof visors. Don't go eBay, try to find an EGR one.

JohnS.
09-16-2009, 10:52 PM
I really like the roof spoilers. I say go for it.

:thumbup:

I'm not a fan of the spoilers, although I am a fan of the rear roof visors. Don't go eBay, try to find an EGR one.

Well right now, I've spent too much money for parts lol. I REALLY want to get an alarm before I get anything else... But so many things are so tempting.

After about an hours worth of searching, I FINALLY found the guy who sells the EGR ones on Honda-Tech. He said he's currently out of stock on the EK ones. It's like $200 shipped :(. I PM'd him asking when he'd have more in stock. But that's way out of my budget right now anyways. We'll see.....

enycesam
09-16-2009, 11:53 PM
Wow, $200 shipped isn't a bad price at all.

JohnS.
09-16-2009, 11:56 PM
Wow, $200 shipped isn't a bad price at all.

lol considering how much I just spent... I can't afford shit right now :lol:.

enycesam
09-17-2009, 12:01 AM
Haha, that's true. Damn I wanna see what wheels you ordered.

JohnS.
09-17-2009, 04:12 PM
Talk about fast shipping. I paid for these Tuesday and a pair already arrived :thumbs up. Rest coming tomorrow according to customer service. That's weird they divide them up into 2 shipments.

http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00100.jpg

Jbuck2KCivic
09-17-2009, 05:03 PM
Nice....I see you went with the Sdrives

JohnS.
09-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Nice....I see you went with the Sdrives

Yep :thumbs up. Can't wait to get the other pair :D. I keep checking the tracking on the wheels like 100 times a day lol. Nothing has changed since Tuesday.

enycesam
09-17-2009, 07:13 PM
So you only received two for now? Weird. I usually get it like that too but in two bulks and gets to me the same time.

JohnS.
09-17-2009, 07:19 PM
So you only received two for now? Weird. I usually get it like that too but in two bulks and gets to me the same time.

Yeah. I know, weird huh?

NoWayBack91Si
09-17-2009, 09:08 PM
This is getting exciting lol. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us. I was reading up on the S-Drives...they seem like pretty awesome tires

JohnS.
09-18-2009, 03:34 PM
This is getting exciting lol. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us. I was reading up on the S-Drives...they seem like pretty awesome tires

Thanks :thumbup:.

I'm on a late lunch break today but the tires or wheels haven't come yet :(. I won't be home til prolly 10 or 11 tonight either so I won't know until then :( :(. Tracking number hasn't changed at all.

Got the door kit though :D:
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00102.jpg

JohnS.
09-19-2009, 03:39 PM
Guess what I just came home to.

Look maw! I wonder what they are!
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00105.jpg

No...could.....could it be? Wheels??!?!?!1111!1!!
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00106.jpg

Totally!
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00111.jpg

Wait whats this little thing in the last box?
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00108.jpg

Oh red center caps!
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00109.jpg

Ain't that a sight....
http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00110.jpg

ZOMG I'M SO EXCITEDDDDDD

:woot: :party2: :thumbs up

NoWayBack91Si
09-19-2009, 04:00 PM
Wooohoooo.....CTR replica's FTW!! Those are gonna look really good man. Congrats on getting them finally.

Actually you got them pretty damn quick huh?

Jbuck2KCivic
09-19-2009, 05:16 PM
:shock::thumbs up

Sammo115
09-19-2009, 06:23 PM
:thumbup: I dig it. came such a long way. good stuff

Edit :for a moment i was like wtf...whos this john.s ?! confused me for a bit i saw amej8 haha

Kensai
09-19-2009, 06:40 PM
Where'd you buy the door kit? Is it suede?

JohnS.
09-19-2009, 06:41 PM
Wooohoooo.....CTR replica's FTW!! Those are gonna look really good man. Congrats on getting them finally.

Actually you got them pretty damn quick huh?

Thanks!

And yeah they got shipped out the 15th, didn't leave the country til the 16th. So it's pretty quick shipping considering they came from the UK.

:shock::thumbs up

:thumbs up

:thumbup: I dig it. came such a long way. good stuff

Edit :for a moment i was like wtf...whos this john.s ?! confused me for a bit i saw amej8 haha

Thanks!

And yeah lol. No one knew I was going to change my name. I kept bugging oc about it til he finally did it ;).

mymmeryloss
09-19-2009, 06:48 PM
looks like good shit..

JohnS.
09-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Where'd you buy the door kit? Is it suede?

Honda-Tech. The guy's name is DIYKIT@BB4lude. Thread: http://www.hondamarketplace.com/showthread.php?t=2640075

It's tweed, not suede.

looks like good shit..

:thumbs up.

Oh and if a mod could change my thread title lol. Push Start Update is olddd.

enycesam
09-19-2009, 08:26 PM
ZOMG John. They look awesome dude. Can't wait for updated pictures of them mounted on and all that.

Oh, PMed you too bro.

pmac193
09-19-2009, 09:21 PM
Looking good :thumbs up

JohnS.
09-19-2009, 10:18 PM
ZOMG John. They look awesome dude. Can't wait for updated pictures of them mounted on and all that.

Oh, PMed you too bro.

:rolf: thanks man :thumbs up. I gotta call monday to schedule an appointment to have them mounted and balanced.

Hit you back.

Looking good :thumbs up

Thanks!

Up next is most likely going to be a ton of security :thumbs up.

Jbuck2KCivic
09-19-2009, 10:38 PM
:rolf: thanks man :thumbs up. I gotta call monday to schedule an appointment to have them mounted and balanced.



Pics or ban when it's done
Srsly

Aaron.
09-19-2009, 11:19 PM
what kind of wheels are those?????????? send me a pm please sir

JohnS.
09-19-2009, 11:22 PM
Pics or ban when it's done
Srsly

Dude. I'll probably take pictures of the tires mounted right in the parking lot after I get out of the place :lol:.

what kind of wheels are those?????????? send me a pm please sir

PM sent as requested.

Just got back from Walmart... Got all the supplies I need to start the red tweed on the door and arm rest tomorrow. I got tomorrow off all day :thumbup:. I'm thinking about going to the western NY Honda-Tech meet but eh... My car isn't anything special and I'd rather spend the time working on my door kit since it's only noon-5.

Actually... I'm so excited from staring at my rims, I might go pull off my arm rest right now and attempt that...

s_crowley 17
09-20-2009, 12:33 AM
Sweet dude, glad to see your makin good progress. !

oddeb707
09-20-2009, 12:55 AM
Wheels will look sick. What else is in store?

JohnS.
09-20-2009, 01:12 AM
Sweet dude, glad to see your makin good progress. !

Thanks!

Wheels will look sick. What else is in store?

Thanks! Other than what I posted, that's pretty much it. Next is a ton of security.


I just worked on the armrest. It turned out okay. The back is fucked though. I didn't align the arm rest piece onto the piece of tweed properly so I had too much cloth folded over in the front and not enough in the back :(. Oh well. No one ever sits in the back of my car anyways.

What a fucking bitch it is to work with spray adhesive. Caution to those who plan on doing this: DO IT OUTSIDE AND DON'T OVERSPRAY. It's sticky as FUCK. Takes FOREVER to get off you.

http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00113.jpg

matt96ex
09-20-2009, 01:22 AM
new wheels look sick! cant wait to see them on the car.

mymmeryloss
09-20-2009, 01:22 PM
armrest looks good..
looks like its coming together..

JohnS.
09-20-2009, 06:37 PM
new wheels look sick! cant wait to see them on the car.

Thanks. Calling first thing tomorrow morning to make an appointment :thumbup:.

armrest looks good..
looks like its coming together..

Thanks.

Doing the doors now! Ended up going to the Western NY Honda-Tech meet and took an hour and a half nap afterwards lol. Finally have time.

JohnS.
09-21-2009, 05:20 PM
Red tweed is done :thumbs up.

http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00242.jpg

http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt5/amej8/DSC00243.jpg

mymmeryloss
09-21-2009, 05:25 PM
looks good, but im not feeling the red armrest now..

enycesam
09-21-2009, 05:26 PM
Looks great man!

ShinsenTuner
09-21-2009, 05:56 PM
I'm too lazy to change it :lol:.

I searched a local forum today to check for any reputable shops that would mount tires on rims without scratching em... Found one... Called them... They want $205 for all 4, mounted and balanced :shock:. I'll probably pay that but goddamn that's expensive!

You need to find friends with good shops. I get my wheels mounted and balanced (static) for about forty dollars total.

JohnS.
09-21-2009, 05:58 PM
looks good, but im not feeling the red armrest now..

I feel like if I take the red off the arm rest, then the door panels will look out of place. I really want to get red carpet but then I feel like that would be complete overkill lol.

I think either red recaro's or black /w red stitching would help out the arm rest blend in a little better. That'll happen once my credit card is paid off which will be never :lol:.

Looks great man!

Thanks!

Went out to get dinner and I'm really liking the interior now :D.

You need to find friends with good shops. I get my wheels mounted and balanced (static) for about forty dollars total.

I know people with shops, not very well, but I know them. The problem is, I don't trust them enough with brand new wheels lol.

I already made the appointment. Tires are getting mounted and balanced wednesday morning. They even put them on the car at no additional cost :thumbs up. I'll snap some pics on the way home somewhere.

mymmeryloss
09-21-2009, 06:00 PM
ya thats ridiculously expensive..
when i had my spoons and my racing harts mounted i told them i wanted to be right there and for them to use lots of goop and be very very very fucking careful..
had no problems. i mean i know they mess up sometimes, but u wanna be there to make sure they use the stick on weights and put them on the backside...

but i think the chances of them messing up are nil to none..

JohnS.
09-21-2009, 06:04 PM
ya thats ridiculously expensive..
when i had my spoons and my racing harts mounted i told them i wanted to be right there and for them to use lots of goop and be very very very fucking careful..
had no problems. i mean i know they mess up sometimes, but u wanna be there to make sure they use the stick on weights and put them on the backside...

but i think the chances of them messing up are nil to none..

It is ridiculously expensive, but this shop is ridiculously reputable lol. They have a NICE NICE shop with real nice equipment. And the shop area where the workers work can be fully seen by the waiting area through glass walls. They got camera's setup at each station and computer monitors hooked up to the workers computer monitors so you can see exactly what they're doing as they do it. They do good work.

mymmeryloss
09-21-2009, 06:08 PM
k. good luck brozef..

Jbuck2KCivic
09-21-2009, 06:28 PM
ya thats ridiculously expensive..
when i had my spoons and my racing harts mounted i told them i wanted to be right there and for them to use lots of goop and be very very very fucking careful..
had no problems. i mean i know they mess up sometimes, but u wanna be there to make sure they use the stick on weights and put them on the backside...

but i think the chances of them messing up are nil to none..

True. With the proper equipment the chances of them messing up is very very slim.

NoWayBack91Si
09-21-2009, 09:03 PM
The red door/armrest kit came out nice. what supplies did you have to get? You said you went to Walmart to get supplies...just the spray adhesive?

JohnS.
09-21-2009, 09:34 PM
3M Super 77 Spray adhesive, 120grit sand paper and a razor blade.