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1Lowcoupe
02-11-2009, 01:26 AM
I've been messing with my car since i got it in july and i figured now's the time to finally start a thread.
I did a 5 speed conversion back in mid july, then suspension, then wheels, then wire tuck.
I went single cam turbo in november, and just sold the kit yesterday.
Plans within the next month is do an ls swap and start fixing the typical rust :roll:
Guess i should start with some pictures of how it sits in "winter mode".

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/bryansturbostuff027.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/bryansturbostuff025.jpg
Greddy kit

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/bryansturbostuff028.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/bryansturbostuff030.jpg
Yes, that's the stock battery tray and hold down, with a cheap-o turn off.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/bryansturbostuff029.jpg
wideband, boost, oil pressure

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/bryansturbostuff031.jpg
3'' exhaust with the angled knock off N1

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/bryansturbostuff032.jpg
Tokico's for winter and a tight fit for the 3'' exhaust.

This is just the start, hopefully by the weekend i have a b18 in my garage to get ready :thumbup:

oddeb707
02-11-2009, 08:45 AM
Ls/vtec?

1Lowcoupe
02-11-2009, 11:46 PM
Ls/vtec?

oh.. you're good.

1Lowcoupe
02-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Just put in another right front LCA bushing :roll:
ordering fake spoon lip, spoon power mirrors, and two new bumpers tomorrow.

somejaykid
02-12-2009, 08:09 PM
nice project man keep us updated and that muffler is huge in the picture:shock:

leftywill3
02-12-2009, 09:03 PM
sounds like it will be a fun build
I wish i could have even had my civic when i was 17 haha

1Lowcoupe
02-13-2009, 12:20 AM
nice project man keep us updated and that muffler is huge in the picture:shock:

haha that muffler is huge, took that exhaust off though because i'm running n/a. tomorrow i'm picking up a nice megan racing cat back for $100. also getting pwjdm headlights and amber corners. :thumbup:

mymmeryloss
02-13-2009, 10:47 AM
looks good..

1Lowcoupe
02-18-2009, 01:19 AM
update from the weekend.

picked up some vision amber corners and black housing headlights, megan racing cat back, and baby swirlys.
polished two of my ls webs, not the best job but i'll make them better.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/civicupdate011.jpg
a little before and after, but the wheels used to have a yellow tint to them before i stripped the clear coat.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/civicupdate008.jpg
fat 5's on my car that i bought a few weeks ago.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/civicupdate007.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/civicupdate006.jpg
i'll refinish them one of these years :lol:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/civicupdate005.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/civicupdate004.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/civicupdate003.jpg

slammedhbp
02-23-2009, 12:14 AM
sick shit what did that exhaust come off of

enycesam
02-23-2009, 01:00 AM
Polishing those meshies is a pain isn't it.
I'm only done with two of mine and I've been way to lazy to finish the other two. :D

1Lowcoupe
02-24-2009, 12:29 AM
Polishing those meshies is a pain isn't it.
I'm only done with two of mine and I've been way to lazy to finish the other two. :D

haha, we're at the same pace. i'm still not too happy with the finish of the first two so i still have work to do. i'm in no rush to finish them though, i'm waiting til spring.

TopGear_
02-24-2009, 12:34 AM
good stuff:thumbup: keep us updated!

1Lowcoupe
02-27-2009, 04:08 PM
It was a good week, picked up a B18B1, ls seats, cheap-o type r lip, rear disc conversion, dc sports header, arp rod bolts, p30 pistons, and shot peened rods.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/february034.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/february035.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/february039.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/february038.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/1lowcoupe/february040.jpg
I know the lip is terrible, i'm going to get an oem one when i get a new front bumper anyways.
And i re-did the fat fives too.

leftywill3
02-27-2009, 05:43 PM
I wont lie im loving the color on those fats man that is pretty awesome

1Lowcoupe
02-28-2009, 07:58 PM
I wont lie im loving the color on those fats man that is pretty awesome

Haha, lots of people hate on them.. i like them though.
Just ordered my B18C5 pistons, already have LS rods to fit them ;)

leftywill3
02-28-2009, 11:55 PM
Haha, lots of people hate on them.. i like them though.
Just ordered my B18C5 pistons, already have LS rods to fit them ;)

they are original and not gay so they work, plus I just like the color on the black car
woot for pistons

1Lowcoupe
03-03-2009, 01:07 PM
Tonight i'm getting ARP head studs, gsr cams, and a b16 head :D

s_crowley 17
03-03-2009, 01:15 PM
nice build so far... your 17 and you must be selling drugs to buy all these parts :lol:

subscribed !

leftywill3
03-03-2009, 01:48 PM
nice build so far... your 17 and you must be selling drugs to buy all these parts :lol:

subscribed !

no shit I'm 19 and I dont think ive made enough money in my life to pay for everything haha

AlexM
03-05-2009, 12:48 AM
I don't get why people just don't chrome dip wheels instead of polishing.

s_crowley 17
03-05-2009, 11:32 PM
polishing is cheaper, if your gunna chrome dip a wheel it could be like 75 a wheel.

1Lowcoupe
03-08-2009, 03:03 AM
I don't get why people just don't chrome dip wheels instead of polishing.

I like the polished look, plus it's nice to say you hand polished them yourself.

nice build so far... your 17 and you must be selling drugs to buy all these parts :lol:

subscribed !

Haha, no drug dealing. Just lots of buying, selling, trading parts and cars. :lol:

BTW, the engine should be back together this week.. just need to order C5 water pump, oil pump, and timing belt.

1Lowcoupe
04-02-2009, 06:24 PM
Well, the ls/vtec is ready to be assembled but i'm parting it out to help buy an rsx-s.. just figured i'd throw that update out there haha.

mymmeryloss
04-02-2009, 08:00 PM
thought u had a 5 lug?

1Lowcoupe
04-05-2009, 11:22 PM
thought u had a 5 lug?

not me

1Lowcoupe
04-20-2009, 12:55 AM
Well, sold the civic yesterday.. looking for a wrx or gsr sedan.

mymmeryloss
04-20-2009, 10:49 AM
gs-r FTW