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Xx96CoupexX
07-22-2009, 10:12 PM
This is my first civic, i only bought it about a week ago for $2600. It's a 1996 Dx Coupe.
I have a list of stuff i want to do to my car and i have done a few things so far. here are some pics.
http://i26.tinypic.com/2j67e6e.jpg
http://i28.tinypic.com/2whnp8z.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/25zpn9j.jpg
So far i have put a license plate cover on, did body work on all of the quarter panels and sprayed the wipers ans window trim.
http://i29.tinypic.com/hst6y8.jpg
http://i32.tinypic.com/iolwdy.jpg
before.
http://i31.tinypic.com/2r3b63a.jpg
after.

http://i31.tinypic.com/2zfmjkl.jpg
Heres the updated engine bay pic.

Some of the Up coming mods i will be doing are;
16'' Voxx Arays rims - Black with red lip
Front and Rear Lip
Red Powder coated Valve cover
Magnaflow stainless steel cat back exhaust
Pacesetter Headers
AEM Short ram intake
Red paint for calipers and Drums
3 rear Windows Tinted
After market grille (DIY or Ebay don't know yet)

Thanks, and let me know what you think.
Also if anyone knows how to adjust the height of the hood, could you pm or tell me on here, its higher then i think it should be as you can see in the first pic.

oddeb707
07-22-2009, 10:21 PM
Maybe you should post pics of the car from a few feet back.

somejaykid
07-22-2009, 10:25 PM
Maybe you should post pics of the car from a few feet back.

:haha:

Xx96CoupexX
07-22-2009, 10:38 PM
I got some farther back

oddeb707
07-22-2009, 10:40 PM
Well at least it has AC.

Xx96CoupexX
07-22-2009, 10:44 PM
yeah but it needs to be charged.

oddeb707
07-22-2009, 10:49 PM
:thumbdown

iBeast
07-22-2009, 11:29 PM
clean the bay up some

Road Pirate
07-22-2009, 11:55 PM
Very clean base :thumbup:

civic94lx
07-23-2009, 03:01 AM
The exterior looks clean, complete opposite of the engine bay.

Xx96CoupexX
07-23-2009, 07:15 AM
haha that was the old pic of the engine bay, ive cleaned it since then. Ill take a new pic today :P so you guys can see it how it is now

SikhCiviC
07-23-2009, 08:46 AM
im down to c some pics, put em up

enycesam
07-23-2009, 07:07 PM
Nice job on the window trim, looks like it came out pretty good.
Let's see some updated pics as you go on.

Xx96CoupexX
11-11-2009, 11:11 PM
here are some updated pics of my car
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/1847/im003107.jpg
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/6163/im003108.jpg
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9820/frontend024.jpg
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9396/frontend031.jpg

SikhCiviC
11-12-2009, 12:28 AM
good update..

civicSIcoupe
12-03-2009, 10:56 PM
dont paint your drums red please. paint them black if anything. other than that good start!

PatMart
12-04-2009, 03:34 PM
Hey man, I got a 95 Civic and my window trims are like yours were, how did u paint them? Just popped em off and spraypaint or?

Xx96CoupexX
01-17-2010, 10:50 AM
i taped them off while ont he car but i sanded them, before that carefully not to scratch the paint or window.
I got some updates pics coming..

NIKE H34D
01-17-2010, 10:56 AM
Dont paint drums anything but black....... ever, why would you want to show off your drum brakes? And red calipers look horrible too, its not JDM like your thinking it is, just played out.

Nice clean base though :D Drop it before you buy the rims, its sittin bout as high as my sol =/

Xx96CoupexX
01-17-2010, 11:17 AM
Here they are, didnt get a chance to clean the bonnet, so i didnt take any pics but i got a Ractive short ram intake to replace the stock intake.
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/2206/dsc01689h.jpg
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/8593/dsc01690y.jpg
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1062/dsc01691f.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2941/dsc01700y.jpg
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9107/dsc01698u.jpg
http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5051/dsc01694m.jpg
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4558/dsc01695a.jpg

and there they are, let me know what you think, money is very short right now but should be getting a new cluster with a tach and hopefully a b18b1 swap.

Dont paint drums anything but black....... ever, why would you want to show off your drum brakes? And red calipers look horrible too, its not JDM like your thinking it is, just played out.

Nice clean base though :D Drop it before you buy the rims, its sittin bout as high as my sol =/

i wont, and ill be saving up for new stuts

NIKE H34D
01-17-2010, 11:18 AM
Drop it lol, and what happened to the sol fats?

Xx96CoupexX
01-17-2010, 11:21 AM
There on the summer tires atm. I saw a "painted steelies" thread and saw a black teg with bronze steelies. I liked it so i did it. what you think?

HatchmanEJ6
01-17-2010, 11:25 AM
painted steelies are decent

NIKE H34D
01-17-2010, 11:27 AM
There on the summer tires atm. I saw a "painted steelies" thread and saw a black teg with bronze steelies. I liked it so i did it. what you think?

Looks alright lol better than rust.......... hubs are better of course :D dropdoropdropdropdrop :roll:

Xx96CoupexX
01-17-2010, 11:46 AM
Alright, lol im seeing some good deals on rims tho i might have to buy them before lowering, atleast in the spring. i wanna get 16''.

NYGraFFit1
01-17-2010, 11:48 AM
i don't like the steelies cause it need's a drop, but it's understandable money is short as u said, but it just doesnt look right imo.


& btw ur sig's too big.


EDIT: try not to go any bigger than 15's if your gonna drop it, the ride just seems smoother imo, plus less weight=less gas consumption.

Xx96CoupexX
01-17-2010, 12:08 PM
i don't like the steelies cause it need's a drop, but it's understandable money is short as u said, but it just doesnt look right imo.

& btw ur sig's too big.

EDIT: try not to go any bigger than 15's if your gonna drop it, the ride just seems smoother imo, plus less weight=less gas consumption.

Yeah i wish i could, right now but its winter and i dont have money for a decent drop, i just thought that the bronze would be a cheap way to make it looks nicer then then rust that was on them ;)

ill make a new one, what size should it be like 50X100?

i dont see very many 15's unfortunatly but i guess i keep looking, or i could just new when i have the money which might be a while.

NYGraFFit1
01-17-2010, 12:23 PM
500x100 max size 35kb


nd yea man, unlike the rust that really is a deff change for the better, look's good for what it was before, just keep building on it, i know how the funds situation can affect plan's nd make shit difficult, but that just allows u to think more about what u want and makes u make the right decision's.

lotz6996
01-17-2010, 12:27 PM
looks good.

Xx96CoupexX
01-17-2010, 03:47 PM
Some upcoming updates are..
Drop 1.5''
Rims (15'')
B18b1 full swap (probably some new inner parts as i go and learn more)
Aem short ram
Red Mugen oil cap
Rear lower control arms
Mugen front upper and rear lower strut bars
short shifter

All to be in hopefully soon..
and the new sig i made is up..

98 EK Hatch
01-18-2010, 03:45 AM
Coming along nicely man. Keep it up :thumbs up

Robin...
01-18-2010, 09:54 AM
Coming along nicely man. Keep it up :thumbs up

:word: Good job...

Xx96CoupexX
01-21-2010, 05:03 PM
thanks more too come soon :)

s_crowley 17
01-21-2010, 05:28 PM
Keep up the good work

Xx96CoupexX
07-04-2010, 11:19 PM
update.. finally
Front and rear type R lip kit
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5189/dsc01926vu.jpg
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8250/dsc01919s.jpg
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/8875/dsc01920m.jpg
Pro tach - 2 5/8 just - Tach pics soon to come..
New rear drums and shoes as well as brake fluid change

Future updates:
Strut bars - front and Rear - both upper
Rims - 15'' or 16''
4 new speakers - 2 front, 2 rear
Other stuff
maintanence - Plugs wires, cap and rotor
fix drivers side rear quarter panel.
thats about it.. for now, i know its not much but with work to save up for university and other stuff its hard to do stuff to the car.. also no plans on lowering.. i know the stock ride height sucks but here where i live i couldnt drive my car in the winter with it lowered.. plus theres a lot of pot holes.

Aaron.
07-04-2010, 11:53 PM
needs some rims bra, would look so much better

aeaddy03
07-05-2010, 12:25 AM
very nice work bro. keep it up and cant wait to see whats next

Xx96CoupexX
07-05-2010, 01:13 PM
Here are the pics of it installed i didnt want it up on the dash blocking view etc. so i found this place for it and it fit the curve the mount for the tach just right so i decided to put it here.
http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/28/dsc01979h.jpg
Kinda hard to see as my reflection is in it.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1852/dsc01980de.jpg
Basically what i see when i drive
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/1193/dsc01978ig.jpg
side view to see what it would look like if you looked in the window of my car.

Xx96CoupexX
07-08-2010, 09:59 PM
Latest updateee..
as of yesterday i got a new pair of rims and 16 tuner locking wheel nuts.. 500 altogether
here are the pics
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3327
http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/6300/dsc02007.jpg
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6353/dsc02009x.jpg
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6952/dsc02011yl.jpg
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7444/dsc02012t.jpg
Soon to come Updates -
- Muketi red tuner lug nuts (hopefully tomorrow) what do you guys think.. will they look good?
- Megan Racing Front and rear upper strut tower bars (next week ish) - buying Red one
- 18% tint on 3 rear windows (next week or week after)
- Red and black racing seats (possibly)
^ what do you guys think about red/black racing seats?
- Rotating buffer.. i have lots of little scuffs and scratches i would very much like to get rid of..
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- Some maintanence stuff to do soon.. new NGK plug wires, new OEM cap and rotor. Drivers side flex wiper, repaint wiper arms and window trim again (accept put clear coat on this time)

let me know what you think or any advice on anything etc..
thanks

R3dline
07-08-2010, 10:05 PM
hells ya man looking real good, all you need is a drop, and your golden

Xx96CoupexX
07-08-2010, 10:07 PM
i would but my insurance company says they wont insure me with my car lowered..

R3dline
07-08-2010, 10:10 PM
time to change insurance companys, iv NEVER heard of that before, every car iv had has been lowered, and insurance has never asked nor cared

Xx96CoupexX
07-08-2010, 10:25 PM
hmm ya well i guess its jsut cause they think it will lead to street racing and a show car i guess, making it more risky i guess. i would like to lower it though.. like 1.5 all around.. i guess i cant have it slammed since i got pretty fat 17's on

Xx96CoupexX
07-08-2010, 10:26 PM
im looking into coilovers because i need my car to be high for Winter and i dont wanna buy crap that wont last but on the other hand i have University coming up.. and i need to save money so im kinda of stuck

Xx96CoupexX
07-11-2010, 09:33 AM
bumpp

Robin...
07-11-2010, 11:16 AM
All you need is a drop now...:thumbs up

EASYPAIN1
07-11-2010, 01:06 PM
yo man, it looks really good, keep it up!

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Xx96CoupexX
07-11-2010, 09:35 PM
thanks, hopefully within the next few pays i make some more big updates
But in the meantime, i spend a bit of time yesterday cleaning up my engine bay..here are some pics
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4649/dsc02036s.jpg
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/580/dsc02020ga.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/4821/dsc02030c.jpg
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4372/dsc02055g.jpg
This pic is one i liked it just shows how i cleaned the fuel rail it was covered with grease.
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/494/dsc02038h.jpg
This pic shows the top of the fan, that i cleaned it was filled with dirt before.
http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/1946/dsc02040b.jpg
This pic shows where i fixed the metal there, it was all mangled, from a previous owned getting a new rad put in im pretty sure, but i bent the metal into a better shape then sanded, cleaned, primed, painted, and clear.

civicguy859
08-08-2010, 02:09 PM
looks good man i have a 97 civic that ive been buildin since january...ever think about a 99-00 front end?

95coupeWI
08-11-2010, 10:35 AM
I know how you feel on the coilovers, i have the same snow problem lol

Xx96CoupexX
08-12-2010, 03:54 PM
i like my 96-98 front end its getting way to common to change to 99/00, then i would have to get a new grille, lip and shit..
And yeh i gotta pay 7grand for school each year so it hurts the car fund, plus girlfriend etc..

Another update here..
- Window tint 18% back 3 windows plus strip across the front.
- Red LED bulbs over license plate..
- Paint new back wheel drums (black) - going paint front calipers soon (also black)
- Ate slotted rotors
- Red tuner lug nuts?
- Sir badges (front and rear)
- 50/50 si tail lights
- New type R shift knob
- Red shocker sticker for the back window 3.99 from ebay ;)
- MSD Plug wires and distributer
- Red OBX fuel filter


Pictures coming soon..

Xx96CoupexX
08-14-2010, 09:25 PM
update of pics..
I havnt recieved or bought some of the things, shift knob, slotted rotors, new calipers (+paint), shocker sticker, badges.. etc
http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/19/sitails1new.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/4469/sitails2.jpg
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/5738/dsc02117i.jpg
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9823/dsc02124c.jpg
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/2746/rolllin.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3936/dsc02115t.jpg
what you guys think of me getting red tuner lug nuts? what about red MSD plug wires and distributer?
Some more updates to come..
- Megan racing strut bar
- Red OBX fuel filter
- Red brake and clutch resivoir covers

Xx96CoupexX
09-15-2010, 08:36 AM
Another update here..
- Neuspeed lowering springs (cost $100 for 4 whole struts) got em put on for $40
- Front and Rear upper strut Bars
- painted Valve cover to match Rims
- Paint Calipers black
- Vent visors
- Sir Badges
- 450 Watt Sub and Amp (fusion)
- still waiting on type-R shift knob and shocker sticker..
- Blue bulbs 7000k

Upcoming Pays
JDM clear fogs with 3 k bulb
OBD2 to OBD1 conversion harness and P06 ECU
Undercoated for winter..
plug wires (OEM)
New fuel Filter
New Battery
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http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8479/dsc02514n.jpg
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/2453/dsc02353e.jpg
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7050/dsc02513v.jpg
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3383/dsc02511tv.jpg
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3059/dsc02517p.jpg
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/4775/dsc02466aj.jpg
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/5372/img0447wr.jpg
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5986/img0441lr.jpg
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/559/dsc02483gt.jpg

Let me know what you guys think.. of rims, drop, badges and whatever..

NYGraFFit1
09-15-2010, 05:37 PM
Woofer box is teh shit

Xx96CoupexX
09-17-2010, 07:45 AM
shocker sticker finally came.. smaller then i thought i would be but here it is..
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8293/shocker.jpg
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4296/shocker1.jpg

Shaaaft
09-17-2010, 08:03 AM
Sticker doesn't look noticeable, maybe that's a good thing ;) Looks awesome so far though! Glad to see it got a drop, how'd you deal with your insurance?

Xx96CoupexX
09-18-2010, 08:01 PM
Sticker doesn't look noticeable, maybe that's a good thing ;) Looks awesome so far though! Glad to see it got a drop, how'd you deal with your insurance?

haha thanks and yeh i thought it was gonnabe bigger but, meh only paid a toonie for it so it doesnt matter. I changed my insurance companies.. paying like 90 a month.. less then i did before XD

Robin...
09-18-2010, 08:56 PM
Awesome, still needs a drop...:P

Xx96CoupexX
09-18-2010, 10:27 PM
Awesome, still needs a drop...:P

yeh i know these springs were apparently only 2 in i thought it would drop it more then it did.. winter is almost here so ima hold off until next spring.. ill get 2.5 teins or skunk2's..

got a little update im planning on buying a Y8 swap, and ima rebuild her over the winter.. and drop it in, in the spring..

FAC3L3SS
09-19-2010, 08:49 PM
Man, you're making me miss those wheels all over again.

People say not to waste your time with a Y8, but I felt a difference with mine in and the car is a bit more fun to drive. Looks good man!

Daddy_Digital
09-19-2010, 10:13 PM
why not buy adjustable coilovers and u can lower and raise your car? if money is an issue, get some ebay ones and slap them on. i like where your car is going so far. looks good.

Xx96CoupexX
09-19-2010, 10:41 PM
im planning on rebuilding it and turbo.. so itll be worth it in the end. i like my d series

Xx96CoupexX
09-19-2010, 10:45 PM
why not buy adjustable coilovers and u can lower and raise your car? if money is an issue, get some ebay ones and slap them on. i like where your car is going so far. looks good.

haha yeh actually my friend just dumped his hatch on ebays.. ill take a pic next time i see them.. For these ones i got on now though were 100 bucks for the 4 struts and springs so i just thought it may be more worth it then the ebays.. plus i got 17's on.. so i cant really lower all that much more...

And thanks, im just trying to keep her Jdm ish, i was gonna buy clear fogs, but now im buying a complete y8 swap so those will have to wait..

Xx96CoupexX
09-22-2010, 08:58 PM
Update - got my new engine.. B18A1.. gonna build her over winter..
here are the pics
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4953/img0487qr.jpg
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8922/img0493f.jpg
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/6320/img0492zg.jpg
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2641/img0499an.jpg
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4957/img0494h.jpg
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9937/img0503t.jpg
http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/3544/img0501i.jpg

let me know what you guys think.. on what i should get for replacement parts i want to turbo it so i was thinking wiesco pistons. 84mm and eagle rods.. etc

Xx96CoupexX
09-27-2010, 10:48 AM
Updateee, new skunk2 Intake Mani, Injectors and STR fuel rail.. found locally for 250 ;P. let me know what you think, also i have the engine all torn down to just bare block.. next pay its going in to get honed and cleaned, both block and head.. the fuel rail can with a spot for a fuel regulator guage, and Intake mani came with throttle body on it already..
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/5967/img0528s.jpg
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4918/img0526z.jpg
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6176/img0529mk.jpg
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/6308/img0531c.jpg
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7426/img0530m.jpg
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/8873/img0532it.jpg

Robin...
09-27-2010, 11:07 AM
Nice fucking update, keep it up...:thumbs up

Xx96CoupexX
09-27-2010, 12:17 PM
Nice fucking update, keep it up...:thumbs up

Thanks man - lots more to come gonna be ordering a few more aftermarket parts for the engine but i gotta get the nessesaries first, like gasket set, oil pan new rad, the rear si tranny mount, axles, shift link etc..

EMIIspecED
09-27-2010, 12:42 PM
thats dope but u need to compress these pics loading take forever