View Full Version : The New Daily Driven Replacement EH2 [ instead of the DB8... lol ]

04-06-2009, 01:28 AM
UPDATED -- 5/05/09

first time thread, first time post here on CC. spent most of my time on CI since i have an integra, but i recently purchased a hatchy so i thought i'd jump over to the civic crowd and catch up on some things and i definately have questoins. i had a civic before the teg... aka SilverEJ8 on jdmc, but that site appears to be dead. the 97 coupe didn't last too long, got totalled by a kid in a f150 back in 04? its been awhile. hopped back with a 4dr gsr, went through a couple face lifts... one thing led to another and now its under some serious contruction... oh boyeee what did i get myself into :P

so last weekend my buddy introduced me to this hatchy that was for sale... and the asking price... well, long story short... i bought the sucker! haha. so now i got a car to commute around while i finish up the db8. now the hard part now is trying to keep this sucker stock!!! ... and so far i already bought a couple things haha, its so damn cheap. no motor mods or suspension mods really... aside from intake and springs. so watch out now... b18 eg and k20 db!... haha j/k. i wish.

[ Purchased ] -
March '09

[ Chasis ] -
1994 Civic 3 Door DX || EH2 || Clean Title

[ Color ] -
Milano Red? || Black/Charcoal Interior

[ Power Unit / Drive Train ] -
[] Stock 1.5 SOHC Non-Vtec 5spd Dude!

[ Exterior ] -
[] Stock OEM Dude!

[ Interior ] -
[] Stock OEM Dude!

[ Suspension / Chasis Bracing ] -
[] Stock OEM Dude!

[ Braking ] -
[] Stock OEM Dude!

[ Electronics ] -
[] Pioneer Receiver


bone stock picture mang! ill snap some more pics later on. btw you see that big ass white bucket truck? thats what i roll around with since the 4 door been under the knife... the ladies love it when i stroll around at the beach with it... ROFL!!! the dx isn't in the mintiest condition but its do-able, i can't really complain for the price i got it for. the driver corner turn signal is cracked, so is the driver side coner tail light. driver seat is pretty beat it so that'll need to be replaced, there's something wrong with the constant 12v in the car... im only getting 3v and it fluxates. the motor feels strong for a 250k motor, previous owner said he rebuilt the head but the tranny needs to be replaced in a couple months. but i got a spare lx one lying around as a donor. aside from all that, it feels great driving again!

*Fog Light Projector Retro Fit [ is the ES300 the best output? ]
*Add GSR Rear Sway Bar [ off of the db8 ]

*Install OEM Honda Fog Switch [ used jdm ]
*Install OEM Honda Trunk Light [ new ]

* Installed OEM Honda Atenna Block-Off [ new ]
* Installed OEM Honda Armest [ new ]
* Installed OEM Honda Audio Console [ new ]
* Installed OEM Honda Foot Rest [ used ]
* Installed OEM Honda Coin Pocket [ used ]
* Installed OEM Honda Civic Ex Gauge Cluster [ used ]
* Installed OEM Honda Rear Speaker Bracket + Grill [ new ]
* Installed OEM Honda Floor Mats [ new ]
* Installed OEM Honda Clock [ used ]
* Installed OEM Honda Mud/Splash Guards [ new ]
* Installed OEM Honda Rear Speaker Panel [ new ]
* Installed OEM Honda Clear Corners [ used jdm ]
* Installed OEM Ford Coin/Cup Holder Din [ used ]

92-95 OEM Civic Coupe/Hatch Front Nose Bra/Bumper Cover [ NO RIPs or TEARs ]
92-95 OEM JDM Civic HatchBack Tail Lights [ NO CRACKs or DAMAGEs!!! ]
92-95 OEM JDM Civic HatchBack SiR Wing
94-95 OEM Civic Del Sol Seats [ ALL BLACK / NO RIPs or TEARs ]
94-01 OEM Integra Shifter
EG/DC OEM Stanley Side Markers [ Clear or Amber ]

so far it brings back memories of when i had my 97 ex... its fun fixing up a stock ride. so many things to do... and definately clean... which i hate, but old cars need lots of love. so far i wanna do some upgrades... mostly accesories but nothing too drastic. i gotta remind myself its a beater, not a luxury car like the teggy :P right now im concentrating on the interior and the electronics/wiring. but yea, the civic is going to get some lovin for a lil bit til the motor is done :thumbup: its been some time since i been back to the civic forums... and with the civic, its going to be a fun challenge since everythings needs to be upgraded or added.

dun dun dun.... to be continued.

btw here a link to my teg if anyone is interested or bored:

04-06-2009, 02:13 AM
so, some UPDATEs!!

when i say civic parts are cheap... dammit they are fucking CHEAP!!! lol. damn ebay, haha. so i picked up some of these OEM style fog lights complete with harness, brackets, and what not for $38 shipped vs $150 and thats usually just the fog lights only, but its real deal OEM shit, better quality. however i eventually will upgrade the fog light projectors with possibly lexus es fog light projectors. from what i understand they put out 10x better light output. but for now i upgraded the bulbs and painted the housings flat black. i didn't like that grey pin stripe looking type deal.

ebay s0n!

scuffed down with some scotch [ top one still has fine coat, bottom is scuffed ]

used some flat black enamel paint, and this is the results

i upgraded the bulbs, im pretty sure ebay stuff will supply me some crappy bulbs.

hella bulbs boyeeeee.

i also bought me a OEM atenna block-off $12 shipped, since mines had a dinky ass antenna on it.

im not going to install the fog lights yet, im waiting for some other parts first and i wanna put it on all at once. searching for a mint front chin spoiler and some oem jdm clear corners. debating on what wheels i want to get, i want the oem ek4 sir wheels but those are gonna take some time to find, i sorta want some rota slips... but i kinda rather get oem wheels. blades are too tempting for folks to steal. maybe to fat offset aftermarket black dummies :what:

04-06-2009, 12:11 PM
that thing looks fucking clean and thatnk you soooooo much for painting the fog covers....

04-07-2009, 12:29 AM
sweet bro this is a clean car.... how are those hella bulbs treting you... i been thinking of getting some for mine too... what part number are those?

04-12-2009, 03:57 PM
that thing looks fucking clean and thatnk you soooooo much for painting the fog covers....
haha, it should come stock like that, but eh watevers. makes mines 1 less like everyone else

sweet bro this is a clean car.... how are those hella bulbs treting you... i been thinking of getting some for mine too... what part number are those?
haven't tried them on the eg yet. i was able to grab these off my old civic. i think i bought them on ebay off some benz dealer. $40? i think. color output is great tho when i did use them back then.

thanks for the comments guys :thumbup: looks clean to a certain extent, but imo it was fucking filthy. lol.


so i was driving the other day... and i noticed my left foot felt weird... like it was missing something and it felt uncomfortable... but what? i've never really noticed or bothered me before until i didn't have it. its weird how they say " you never know how important something is until its gone" or something similar to that... well its true. i didn't realize the DX didn't supply a foot rest... wtf? not like its some special edition accessory, it should be standard. but honda probbably saved SOME money with less supply and labor.

whats missing?

ahhh, precut mats and prethreaded holes :thumbup:

scouple of parts came in... and i started ripping off the panels and prepping everything. and boy.... this car dirty, dusty, and smelly. turned on the compressor and started blasting away... and some of that orange clean. i shoulda took some before pics.... man that shit was dirty. even tho its my beater, it still gotta be clean to breathe in, lol.

and a lil exterior touch up, still in the works. friend donated some amber corners, so these will do for now. i kinda like em, but then i kinda hate them. maybe on a white car it would look way better. maybe one day i'll slap on a sohc vtec head but it saves mad gas right now.

didn't take pics of the parts installed yet, im still waiting for some other parts to come in to complete it. really looking into the all black del sol seats next, and possibly some OEM Wheels or flat black rota slips [ no sh-po0ons for this beater ] and eibach sportlines. i loved the springs when i had them on the old civic, hoping for the same results but with stock shocks. so yea... the daily beater is almost complete. stock oem honda dooo!

04-12-2009, 06:51 PM
yea dude

04-13-2009, 05:45 AM
Horray for Del Sol seats

04-13-2009, 10:38 AM
:woot:looks good man, keep updated

04-13-2009, 06:24 PM
yeah dead pedals sure are nice arent they?
should get siR corners..

04-19-2009, 05:24 AM
yeah dead pedals sure are nice arent they?
should get siR corners..
waiting for them to come in :thumbup:


Majestic Honda is the spot for ordering OEM parts online. aint no pepboy prices but its worth it for the quality i suppose. fedex dropped off one long box and it had all my stuff in it. didn't like how they crammed the lip and floor mats, cause it was kinda warped. left it in the sun for a couple hours and it wasn't too bad.

block off popped out nice and easily, didn't locate a harness, so im guessing i gotta make one.
OEM Stanely, pretty neat lamp.

only si models came with the rear speaker grill, so i had to order me the rear kit, some what sorta. i didn't buy the speaker housing, fiigured i can do without it. we'll see.

civic ex gauge cluster... i dnd't like the white needles... so i colored them the same orange on the redline. shits fucking JdM s0n! looks more like the dc2 integra scheme, ha

OEM Coin / Cup Holder, btw this item isn't JDM, but rather domestic. so dont get tricked into paying too much for it. the rear section needs to be trimmed as well as the underbody of it. there's a little tab sticking out. unfortunately i wasn't able to get a shot after my chop. note that once the din is pushed in, the brackets will snap in tightly, and i wasn't able to get it out. :P

interior is almost done, i just need them damn del sol seats!!! haha. i ran into an electrical problem also. the constant 12v [ white/blue wire ] in the dash isn't giving the right amount of power. instaled its giving me 1.5v'ish. so my cd play and oem clock isn't going to retain its memory. not sure wtf it is, might be a short or something is loose. if anything i can tap into one of the empty power slots under the dash.

04-19-2009, 04:05 PM

04-20-2009, 11:38 AM
very nicely done...
keep it up

04-20-2009, 12:41 PM
nice work so far

04-21-2009, 02:53 PM
thanks :thumbup:

04-22-2009, 05:47 AM

what the hatch could look like if i tossed on the volks. they belong on the db tho :P

04-22-2009, 04:59 PM

05-05-2009, 10:10 PM
once again another UPDATE! :thumbup:

so some more parts came in and it was finally time to assemble everything... almost :P oem lip, ebay fog lights and new corners installed. i didn't really like how the red/amber/yellow colors were on the front end... so i decided to ditch the amber corners and got some OEM clear ones. i think it looks a lot better. fog lights were simple to install... with a dremel and a screw driver and you're good to go. since its ebay fog lights the brackets needed to be tweeked a bit before final product.


awaiting for some springs and oem wheels next. the all black cloth del sol seats are a hard find... and im not sure about getting a sir wing... is it just a long l.e.d? or does it also extend out a tad bit more?

Road Pirate
05-06-2009, 01:26 AM
Very nice build so far!
As far as the wings, not too sure.

05-06-2009, 02:11 AM
Ahhh virgin EG sweeet!!!

Tons of good progress in here, cant wait to see the outcome.

Question: Did you notice a difference in visibility with the fog lights? Ive been in a few EG's with OEM style fogs and they dont light up for shit lol.

05-06-2009, 09:22 PM
thanks! :thumbup:

Question: Did you notice a difference in visibility with the fog lights? Ive been in a few EG's with OEM style fogs and they dont light up for shit lol.

haven't wired them up yet. i didn't like how the harness was setup... from the battery, traveling to the radiator and to the other side through the firewall to reach the driver dash... it didn't look OEM, so im thinking about trying something else out since i wanted to relocate the battery.

05-31-2009, 10:41 PM
what year/car did that cup holder come out of? its ford somthing right? also how hard was it to put in? any custom pieces needed? i gotta do this to my car but the only cup holder i could find is like 1/2" too small for the hole.


01-24-2012, 05:34 AM
Hey Guys, my name is dale and I'm for Los Angeles im new to these forums and I don't know if I am posting this on the right thread, I Just wanted to ask if you guys have some info regarding engine swap, my friend has a 92 hatch and wanting to swap the engine for a k20,i dont have very much knowledge of engine swap and i was wondering if some could give me some info on that.

01-24-2012, 06:45 AM
Well done.
I like the "OEM Accessory upgrade" approach, makes it a little different than your avg Dx hatch, but still retaining OEM look.
Good idea on painting the fog light trim.
I actually like the needle coloring on the cluster, though at first glance I thought it was a Euro Vti cluster.

what year/car did that cup holder come out of?

92-95 Taurus or Mercury Sable.