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d16racer88
10-06-2009, 07:32 PM
So i just now found the build threads (im really new to this) and ive been workin on my car for about a year with not too many improvements besides getting it back to stock or just getting better parts to replace stock ones. yeah this car started out as a ricer (a serious one lol) but is now almost back to its perty oem state. now for less talk and more pics

engine when i got her
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6303/enginep.jpg

now after some tlc
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/6382/im000635.jpg

interior (before it was like a neon blue)
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/3751/im000640.jpg

heres the front but tomorrow ill post a pic of the front w/my newly aquired painted front bumper!
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/5492/im000638.jpg

and my favorite part so far... the rims. im soo glad i got these 15 in eagle alloys cause they make my car ride so much better than the 17's i had before. yeah i had some ricer rims before these.
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1939/im000637.jpg

im almost done with the system cause i had a 15" mtx 7500 but i traded that for the rims (and $120). now its just 2 10" mtx road thunders w/ a crunch pzi1000 amp that knocks my socks off. lol

d16racer88
10-06-2009, 07:34 PM
okay so now that ive gotten this thread in the right place heres the pics i took today of the new bumper!
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6169/picture011id.jpg

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/1796/picture012z.jpg

what do yall think about the carbon fiber lip? it came on the bumper when i bought it but im debating between it and the ctr lip


oh and heres some random pics of the back. yeah my exhaust is huge
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9527/picture013ai.jpg

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2079/picture014wf.jpg

German to Japan
10-06-2009, 08:45 PM
I think the front bumper is pretty cool. I would gone with different wheels but it is your car.

JPouliot
10-06-2009, 09:54 PM
you need to clean up those headlights

d16racer88
10-09-2009, 11:03 PM
I think the front bumper is pretty cool. I would gone with different wheels but it is your car.

oh dont worry these wheels are soon gonna be for just the track. i picked em up for 120 bucks and gave the guy an old 15" sub so i thought that was a pretty good buy. once i clean up my old 17's im gonna trade em for some 16's. any suggetions for 16's???

d16racer88
10-10-2009, 12:11 AM
you need to clean up those headlights

haha yeah im just gonna be buyin some new ones (prob off craigslist) cause the lower bracket on the passenger one is broken and the side bracket on the drivers one is broken too. anyways heres some pics of what im workin on and what i just got!!!

D16a1 p29 pistons
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/2780/picture015j.jpg

http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/5659/picture025.jpg

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/7420/picture026s.jpg

d16y8 block
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5047/picture018ih.jpg

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/269/picture022l.jpg

and the z6 head (vtec gonna be fun!!)
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/4452/picture006vl.jpg

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/6091/picture016ed.jpgjpg

the only thing bad is the solenoid conector is messed up
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/3881/picture017kj.jpg

Kensai
10-10-2009, 12:48 AM
Holy fook resize the pics!

d16racer88
10-10-2009, 12:55 AM
Holy fook resize the pics!

my bad im workin on it right now

d16racer88
10-10-2009, 01:20 AM
better??? :D

d16racer88
10-22-2009, 05:04 PM
okay so i took a shot at paintin my valve cover all fancy and it actually turned out good!
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5927/img0429bj.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2884/img0430p.jpg

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/4070/img0431d.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1268/img0432n.jpg

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/5016/img0433e.jpg

and heres another random pic of the new front bumper/lip
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4072/img0434qa.jpg

cvnig89
10-22-2009, 11:12 PM
change to either an sir lip or ctr lip. nice work though

d16racer88
10-23-2009, 12:17 AM
change to either an sir lip or ctr lip. nice work though

thanks. the reason i got the lip is cause it came with the bumper. lol i got the bumper/lip for 100 and i needed somethin with decent paint so i picked this up. im hopin to sell the lip soon and get a ctr front lip and type r rear. just short on cash at the moment :(

Kensai
10-23-2009, 02:10 AM
I liked the black VC better...

d16racer88
10-23-2009, 02:20 AM
I liked the black VC better...

whys that? i messed up bad on that one with the paint

d16racer88
10-24-2009, 02:11 AM
well today i decided to do a mini tuck by putting the fuse box in the cab
ended up buying a new battery terminal, a two foot section of 4 ga wire with connectors on either end, 2.5 feet of 0 ga wire and 4 ga connectors (fit the 0 ga really snug)
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7600/partsx.jpg
found some washers and grinded them down to fit the connector good
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9429/40227955.jpg
ended up needin new bolts for both wires
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/9610/90869219.jpg
heres the wires connected
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9805/52318882.jpg
battery terminal. this is temporary till i move battery to the trunk
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1928/32644795.jpg
fuse box no more!
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/8890/34264792.jpg
and im done
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7474/84071750.jpg

SikhCiviC
10-26-2009, 05:02 PM
good stuff, i like the progress. VC look good btw

Docta2002
10-28-2009, 12:00 AM
Nice little 'write up' on moving the fuse box. I think I can do that...

d16racer88
10-28-2009, 05:43 PM
good stuff, i like the progress. VC look good btw

thanks! it cost me the total of 5 bucks to repaint it (found the black and red paint around the house)

Nice little 'write up' on moving the fuse box. I think I can do that...

thanks man. yeah the only "hard" part about it is that the wiring beneath the fuse box is not fun to shove through the rubber cover thing (yeah no idea what the name of that cover is) for whatever harness that is down there. i cut a slit in it and im talkin about a generous cut in that rubber thing and it was still a pain. id say if your good with cars this'll take you 2 hrs max.

next week....battery in trunk!

emstaks
11-16-2009, 01:43 PM
4 sum reason i like the lip & VC looks much better... ! clean those headlights.... good start keep it up!

Szady
11-16-2009, 09:10 PM
Relocate the battery while your at it, too. Looks funny sitting there by itself...

Docta2002
11-16-2009, 10:00 PM
OP, where's the battery tuck? I bet you've been procrastinating....

d16racer88
11-16-2009, 10:08 PM
Relocate the battery while your at it, too. Looks funny sitting there by itself...

haha yep im gonna do that soon but ive been kinda busy lately. just finished fixing my brothers car for the SECOND time in one week. and got a 01 escort for 500 bucks that im puttin a new head gasket in and then sellin. btw went and got some "new" parts to start on the ex conversion for my car. once i get a energy suspenion kit all this is going in.

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6546/img0494c.jpg

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/1216/img0495i.jpg

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5847/img0496iq.jpg

i only paid 170 for all that and also got a ceiling light. the optional one on the ex (i think thats what it is)

well i started painting the sideskirts so hopefully by tomorrow theyll be done

d16racer88
11-16-2009, 10:10 PM
OP, where's the battery tuck? I bet you've been procrastinating....

im sorry :( all the cars at my house except mine have been breaking so ive been playing mechanic for the past few weeks. new struts for brother, and distributor, oil changes, pulling head for head gasket replacement, etc. if i get the head reassembled tomorrow ill start on the battery tuck asap on wed. I promise!

Docta2002
11-16-2009, 10:12 PM
Nice, I painted my sideskirts as well and they came out badass.... only to later spin out and fuck one up (scratch) so I have to sand the entire sideskirt. It's been primed and still sits in my shed. lol, yeah im riding with just one.... for laziness

d16racer88
11-16-2009, 10:16 PM
haha you sound like me. when i was redoin the interior i dyed the carpet (not spray painted like the ricers) so i rode around for a few days with basicallly a race car interior since i didnt have any seats except for the drivers one of course and the rest of the interior i was letting dry cause it had just been painted. gutted interiors are freakin loud btw

98 EK Hatch
11-16-2009, 11:01 PM
haha you sound like me. when i was redoin the interior i dyed the carpet (not spray painted like the ricers) so i rode around for a few days with basicallly a race car interior since i didnt have any seats except for the drivers one of course and the rest of the interior i was letting dry cause it had just been painted. gutted interiors are freakin loud btw

:word: I gutted one of my show eclipse's and had to drive with it completely gutted and the sound from the turbo and exhaust kept me from hearing myself talk AT ALL, absolutely no conversation could take place inside that car, its ridiculous

JDMDRIVEREK
11-16-2009, 11:33 PM
Looks good so far bro....How did u do the VC?
Stencile or tape?

d16racer88
11-17-2009, 01:05 AM
Looks good so far bro....How did u do the VC?
Stencile or tape?

blue painters tape ftw. but that green stuff works better that paint shops use. blue leaves some residue sometimes. use razor blade to cut precisely.

d16racer88
11-17-2009, 01:06 AM
:word: I gutted one of my show eclipse's and had to drive with it completely gutted and the sound from the turbo and exhaust kept me from hearing myself talk AT ALL, absolutely no conversation could take place inside that car, its ridiculous

haha damn that sucks i can imagine that def. but im sure that turbo was worth it =)

oddeb707
11-17-2009, 01:48 AM
Needs a different lip and wheels.

d16racer88
11-17-2009, 11:03 PM
Needs a different lip and wheels.

im workin on the lip. but what wheels you suggest? once i sell the 17's i got sittin around ill have prob 4-500 to spend on either different rims or for finishing up the engine

civicSIcoupe
11-19-2009, 10:56 PM
i like your build so far! looking good, the tucks are going to turn out amazing!

BEAR_times
11-21-2009, 08:53 PM
It has potential, but I'm hating your bay. Do not get new rims, get suspension first IMO.

d16racer88
11-21-2009, 09:58 PM
i like your build so far! looking good, the tucks are going to turn out amazing!

thanks! im just hopin i can get off my lazy ass to start the tucks

It has potential, but I'm hating your bay. Do not get new rims, get suspension first IMO.

whats wrong with my bay? and yeah im thinkin bout suspenion before rims but im wantin koni yellow tops and ground control coilovers.

d16racer88
12-08-2009, 09:52 PM
so i got off my lazy ass and finally took some pics and loaded some pics still havent gotten pics of the final product since everytime i think of doin it its pitch black outside

so this is what i started off with. id suggest only getting one piece of aluminum since thats all i ended up needing to mount it on the trunk floor
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/299/img0509y.jpg

make the stock tie down flat or just fabricate a piece yourself
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8443/img0510.jpg

edges are pretty sharp if you cut off the stock peice like mine. i just grinded it down
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3240/img0511zx.jpg

measure and attatch legs. accuracy is critical since if bolt holes dont line up you gotta redrill wich is annoying
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6628/img0514t.jpg

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/8926/img0515dg.jpg

yeah...this is how i connected my battery wire to the fuse box and i would suggest soldering and heat shrink tubing. i had to go to work so this is my quick fix
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/78/img0516c.jpg

gutted most of the floor to put in new floor harness
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7930/img0517d.jpg

started doing the headlight harness tuck
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1834/img0518h.jpg

forgot to take a pic of putting the harness in wheel well. my bad
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9159/img0519br.jpg

yeah not fun
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1611/img0520b.jpg

even less fun. the fuckin heater shot the coolant or whatever at me. damn heater
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/9275/img0521z.jpg

yeah...the harness is now in the car if you can see it
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/4562/img0522k.jpg

had to solder the old ebrake sensor wire onto the new harness since the new one was missin one (my fault it wasnt there)
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/2784/img0523ci.jpg

just started the drivers side today. way more complicated since you got the wiper fluid reservoir in the way
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3940/img0556.jpg

you can see part of the ex harness in!
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/6435/img0557cx.jpg

so it started raining but i couldnt stop working so i made a little hut :lol:
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2852/img0558o.jpg

the hut consisted of a card table and a tarp
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/5790/img0559xw.jpg

when tucking the drivers side id suggest cutting the wires at different lengths to separate different wires. also theres a shit load of red wires so dont get em mixed up since they only got different stripes on em
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5486/img0560uo.jpg

and a sample of mah work
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/545/img0561mi.jpg

tomorrow ill prob have it all complete and maybe if im smart enough to remember to take a pic or two of the final product ill post that. oh and dont use 16 ga wire like i did. way to big.

chris95eg
12-08-2009, 10:04 PM
What brand lip is that? I love the way it looks! I wouldnt mind getting one.

d16racer88
12-08-2009, 10:07 PM
shoot i got no idea. it came on the bumper i bought off craigslist. its a type r replica thats all i know and its carbon fiber

98 EK Hatch
12-10-2009, 07:47 PM
I WANT PICS OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT!!!!!!!!

I know your holding out on us.... lazy!! :lol:

AllStockHatch
12-10-2009, 08:21 PM
NIce everything so far. Looking for final tuck pics.

d16racer88
12-10-2009, 09:38 PM
haha okay yall i got the final pics and i think it turned out pretty good. forgot to take a pic of the battery in the trunk though :(

so i got this new drill, and it fuckin owns my drill bits. just drilling the hole for the harness to go through the drill broke three drill bits without heating up at all. and it was only thirty bucks =)
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4164/img0565sb.jpg

started drilling and realized there wasnt just a single layer. there were three! id suggest a pilot hole. makes it easier.
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3843/img0566yy.jpg

second layer done
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8012/img0567l.jpg

so when i was cutting the slit i kinda bent the saw blade. just a bit :lol:
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/5350/img0568u.jpg

well...i happened to have an exam yesterday and had to tie my bumper up and drive to school while i was in the middle of doing the tuck. yeah. pretty ghetto
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4007/img0569tm.jpg

so heres how i put the harness into the car efficiently. drilled a hole big enough for the harness to sit in comfortably and then cut a slit so the wires could fit through
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7813/img0570d.jpg

and the front end is back on
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1391/img0571uk.jpg

done :twisted:
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/5025/img0572v.jpg

no harness here
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7388/img0573q.jpg

no battery or fuse box
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9615/img0574o.jpg

and the wires i was too lazy to tuck
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2900/img0575bt.jpg

someone help me out. WHAT THE FUCK does this rubber thing with a single wire go to? btw car is dx if that helps wiring schematics
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7049/img0576s.jpg

finally got this harness out of the way too!
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6038/img0577a.jpg

debating on getting rid of this sensor or not. moved the wires to the back today
http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7156/img0578h.jpg

another view of the dissapearing battery
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/5839/img0579x.jpg

so thats now done so i gotta work on the ex suspension swap. got the ex sway bar, lca's and knuckles and new(ish)cradle. and energy suspension bushings! thanks to mongus. hes quick at shippin btw.

btw i got gsr calipers and im wantin to paint em. im thinkin between gloss black, red, or silver. only problem is i can only find a paint kit thats red and that spray paint comes in the other colors. what yall think. oh and the rims i got im wantin to paint. any color ideas?

K-N-2-EK
12-10-2009, 10:10 PM
dont paint rims powdercoat them! paint will always eventually flake off just my 2 cents and i say go a dark gold or bronze

d16racer88
12-10-2009, 10:38 PM
dont paint rims powdercoat them! paint will always eventually flake off just my 2 cents and i say go a dark gold or bronze

i know i know but the quote i got for powdercoating them was 50 a rim. these rims only cost me 120 with the tires. so im painin em since theyll prob be replaced with something better in like a year or two. what about gun metal or...burnt metallic orange :D

K-N-2-EK
12-10-2009, 11:35 PM
i know i know but the quote i got for powdercoating them was 50 a rim. these rims only cost me 120 with the tires. so im painin em since theyll prob be replaced with something better in like a year or two. what about gun metal or...burnt metallic orange :D

black or gun metal yes
sorry to hear about that quote my uncle does powdercoating on the side at his machine shop and only charges 125 for a set of 4 and add 10 to that if you want them sand blasted first!

d16racer88
12-11-2009, 01:48 PM
dang thats a good deal! yeah the quote that i got was if i did all the prep work myself. eh oh well im just gonna paint em. gettin kinda good at spray paintin cause im workin on my old 17's (back in my ricer stage) and theyre comin out nicely so hopefully the 15's will be even nicer

so for my gsr calipers does anyone know what size rotors to use? do i gotta get gsr rotors or can i use ex rotors? im wantin to get my front end cleaned up and swapped out by next week :smokenana"

crick_james
12-11-2009, 03:44 PM
no updates lately?

d16racer88
12-11-2009, 11:36 PM
no updates lately?

dude. i just finished doing all the tucks like two days ago. im WAY to lazy to start something new already. thats for next week. and ive been stuck helpin clean the house for when my grandma comes for christmas :x

NIKE H34D
12-11-2009, 11:51 PM
Feelin the bay man...

Get an EX intake mani and it will look 10x cleaner though :D Good job so far

d16racer88
12-12-2009, 12:46 AM
Feelin the bay man...

Get an EX intake mani and it will look 10x cleaner though :D Good job so far

thanks! yeah im just gonna hold off on gettin an ex manifold and get the performance x one i found on craigslist and put that on the engine im buildin :twisted: the engine build is slow though. mainly cause im short on cash cause its christmas time but also cause im buildin the engine in my room :lol:

d16racer88
01-11-2010, 05:24 PM
Well i havent updated in a while mainly cause christmas affected my budget for parts. So back to building

I finally got a energy suspension master bushing kit and got around to replacing the bushings on my new(ish) ex lower and upper control arms

the easiest and simplest way to get bushings out is to burn em out. very hard to mess this part up. lol
http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/3896/suspension1.jpg

i put one end of the bushing pin into the vice and pulled on the control arm to make the pin come out. worked pretty easy whith the bushing burn real good
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7236/suspension2.jpg

all i can say is omg i love this torch.best 30 bucks ive ever spent
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8210/suspension3.jpg

when i finished with torching the bushings and pulling them out i sanded the inside till the metal shined so that i knew all the old bushing was outta there.
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/818/suspension4.jpg

i then used a vice to push the bushing in. the vice wont push the bushing all the way in so i put a piece of wood on the floor and placed the control arm on the wood and hit the bushing the rest of the way in with a mallet
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/953/suspension5.jpg

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7568/suspension6o.jpg

placing the wood behind the bushing when pushing the metal pin in helped the bushing keep from getting squished and not letting the pin go all the way in.
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/346/suspension7.jpg

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6058/suspension8i.jpg

and....finished
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7711/suspension9.jpg

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/394/suspension10.jpg

yep pretty nasty. this conrol arm bout to be visited by extreme makeover
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/959/suspension11.jpg

started off by torching the bushings (forgot to take a pic of it)
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2042/suspension12.jpg

then i cut out the metal sleeves. didnt know i had to do this at first and almost ruined the bushings. i used a saw saw with a metal blade and slowly cut the sleeve. once the cut was made all i had to do was tap it out with a screw driver
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2991/suspension13.jpg

finsihed removing both
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3351/suspension14.jpg

yep pretty rusty
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8285/suspension15.jpg

BAM! finished
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/2029/suspension16.jpg

these bushings are way meatier than stock and since they're polyurethane they'll def last longer
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7227/suspension17.jpg

next step is to paint the cradle and get it all put in :D

19ef90
01-11-2010, 05:54 PM
damn, diggin your progress and your coupe. :)
keep us posted!

JDMDRIVEREK
01-11-2010, 07:47 PM
Look's good. What did you use' to mount the Battery in the trunk..?

d16racer88
01-11-2010, 09:19 PM
damn, diggin your progress and your coupe. :)
keep us posted!

Thanks!

d16racer88
01-11-2010, 09:28 PM
Look's good. What did you use' to mount the Battery in the trunk..?

well, i cut the bottom parts off the stock tray to make it flat and then got pieces of aluminum and bent them into C shapes that had 90 degree angles. i then mounted that to the floor of the trunk behind my sub box. ill post some pics tomorrow of it. i just gotta rebuild the sub box now cause of the battery :cry:

JDMDRIVEREK
01-11-2010, 09:30 PM
Word, sounds decent would like to check it out. I thought of getting an Optima Battery and wanna do something similar my battery is weak...
Are you thinking of upgrading the battery..?
is the battery to big or something..? or is it just in the way.?

d16racer88
01-11-2010, 10:38 PM
Word, sounds decent would like to check it out. I thought of getting an Optima Battery and wanna do something similar my battery is weak...
Are you thinking of upgrading the battery..?
is the battery to big or something..? or is it just in the way.?

haha well it wasnt in the way. i tucked the fuse box so i decided to just tuck the battery too. and it looks cleaner since i tucked the headlight harness too. i got some pics on here of what i did to tuck the battery. good luck with the tuck if you do it and remember to get a battery box. thatll save your trunk if your battery ever explodes

JDMDRIVEREK
01-12-2010, 05:49 AM
Oh ok..I gotcha, I figured the box might have been to big or something but i hear ya..Yeah the bay def. look's cleaner with the tuck, I never got how people did tuck's could not find a DIY on any tuck no specific. friends told me to check Honda Tech but still no luck...I'll keep a eye out for the pic's...Yeah i would def like to salvage my trunk if that happens lol. i would break down an cry...lmao. My car is not the prettiest but it's my BABY!
My girlfriend hate's it lmao...

mhi
01-12-2010, 06:08 AM
wow! ive always wanted to tuck my fuse box... subscribed!!!

d16racer88
01-19-2010, 07:35 PM
so i finally got around to painting the cradel and went a bit haywire with the sanding :lol:
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1461/img0754n.jpg

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/1962/img0755s.jpg

for taking paint off the cradle quick this disk worked best. forgot the real name of the tool
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8254/img0756kl.jpg

three coats of paint later and im ready to install it. dont know when the install will be....
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/4943/img0757m.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/748/img0758.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5168/img0759t.jpg

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2589/img0760a.jpg

98 EK Hatch
01-20-2010, 03:38 AM
:thumbs up

You wanna tuck my wires??? I'll pay you in money, women, or beer!!!

wazup_74
01-20-2010, 05:34 AM
Man, its looking good. Its coming along nicely.

CMRdevelopment
01-20-2010, 11:24 AM
:thumbup: I like it

d16racer88
01-20-2010, 09:55 PM
:thumbs up

You wanna tuck my wires??? I'll pay you in money, women, or beer!!!

haha well i got an extra headlight harness sittin around. ill extend the wires sometime and then pm you if you want it

Man, its looking good. Its coming along nicely.

thanks :D

:thumbup: I like it

thanks! i cant wait till i get my power windows in :cool: thats my next project

not much of an update but while searching through pull apart for some 525i parts i came acros a civic with a shit load of parts i needed for my conversions to power accessories. and a new dimmer switch (since mine broke :(
started off by reusing the actual wheel since its already painted black (faceplate looks terrible)
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2712/img0761.jpg

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/381/img0762.jpg

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/6511/img0764.jpg

soon im gonna try and find some plastic dye to dye the switch and vent correctly or else just go with satin black rattle can (unlike the gloss before)

d16racer88
01-31-2010, 03:46 AM
Update without pics. yeah sorry but until the snow thaws i aint freezin my ass off to get under my car and snap some shots. yep it fuckin snowed in charlotte. well on to the update. got new cradle put in so now i actually have a safe(r) car to drive! previous cradle had a nut break off on the inside. also put in rebuild upper and lower control arms and got anti sway bar in. sorry but forgot to take any pics of the install :oops:. once i get my alignment ill be sure to post some pics up!

Aaron.
01-31-2010, 04:31 PM
lookin real nice man

d16racer88
02-01-2010, 11:56 PM
lookin real nice man

Thanks :D

Cleaned up the rear a bit. 99-00 tails!

I still cant believe this ricer sold me such a clean set for just 50 bucks!
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1414/img0774uq.jpg

50% done and 100% better already
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1043/img0775.jpg

i forgot to take a pic so just took one (10 hrs after install lol)
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2162/img0776ph.jpg

Aaron.
02-02-2010, 12:02 AM
they look good bro :D

SwiftEKtuner
02-02-2010, 12:04 AM
looking good man...good progress... :thumbs up

d16racer88
02-02-2010, 12:18 AM
they look good bro :D

Thanks!

looking good man...good progress... :thumbs up

Thank ya!

So im most likely gonna get some e30 bottle caps. well let me rephrase that. 9 bottle cap rims if the guy still has em all. just wonderin what yall think. should i leave em silver, polish em, or paint em?

Also wonderin if 4 door power locks will work on a 2 door coupe. im tryin to do my full conversion so i can have power locks, power windows, and power mirrors. just need one more window motor and the locks to finish it all. got all the harnesses so thats all thats left. Ill get some pics of the new suspension stuff tomorrow hopefully :D

btw this is what the bottlecaps will most likely look like on my car (minus the drop)
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/619/dsc000051.jpg

d16racer88
03-07-2010, 11:29 PM
so.....yeah finally got around to workin on my car some and im gettin some fun stuff done. its spring break for me so that means major work gettin done. so far ive gotten the ex door harness(es) in but still need the power locks and power right window and mirrors. so now less talk more pics

got the old nasty fabric off and gettin it prepped for the new stuff
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4498/14066442.jpg

this stuff so fresh and so clean. i woud suggest gettin it at a fabric store cause its a bit thicker than the stuff at walmart. also i used headliner spray instead of just 3m adhesive spray. way tackier
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4362/43753796.jpg

almost done with it. gettin everything smoothed out
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7707/97724337.jpg

its best to cut extra fabric out of the way like this. makes it easier to put bolts in
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4752/95044835.jpg

best way to get fabric to stretch/stay where the holes are is to wrap it like so on the back
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6826/94753107.jpg

and done! now to decide if i wanna wrap the pillars or not....
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5171/13277098.jpg

new vs old. and ex trunk harness installed. my car gonna have a trunk light soon :cool:
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/2680/47200761.jpg

my old whimpy 3 way audiobahn speakers. these things not that nice (imo)
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/9783/95948825.jpg

and bam, new kenwood rear speakers
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/553/12805433.jpg

lotz6996
03-08-2010, 12:10 AM
lookin good. in for updates. and still no pics of the battery? coming along nicely.

R3dline
03-08-2010, 12:14 AM
that looks pretty good man, but imo, i wouldnt wrap the pillars and stuff, it would be too much , id keep it just like it is

d16racer88
03-08-2010, 12:55 AM
that looks pretty good man, but imo, i wouldnt wrap the pillars and stuff, it would be too much , id keep it just like it is

Thanks! Btw I wouldnt wrap it with the checkered material :lol: i have this stretchy black material that i covered my armrest with that i was thinkin of usin on the pillars. but yeah wrappin the pillars with that checkered material would be an overkill.

lookin good. in for updates. and still no pics of the battery? coming along nicely.

oh yeah :oops: well the tuck i did was kinda pathetic but what i plan on doin tomorrow will make up for it. rebuildin the trunk floor so that the battery is dropped between the amps with the amps angled. usin the same checkered material in the area the amps are dropped and normal black carpet eveywhere else. but of course i have yet to do it and it might change up a bit. should i put small blue neons above the amps? i got two 3 inch long neons that im thinkin about putting above the two amps to illuminate them

lotz6996
03-08-2010, 06:15 AM
that would be cool. im planning on doing the same for my sub when i get my fiberglass box done.

d16racer88
03-08-2010, 10:01 PM
that would be cool. im planning on doing the same for my sub when i get my fiberglass box done.

nice! fiberglass boxes are so nice.

so today i didnt get around to workin on my car cause i had to replace the intake manifold gaskets on my moms 02 ford windstar. all i can say is I FUCKIN HATE WINDSTARS. you have to take the freakin wipers off then take some panel off just to get the top of the manifold off. and then i didnt know coolant was gonna leak into the cylinders so the engine got hydrolocked so i have to empy each cylinder tomorrow morning and then hope that they intake control valve works long enough to order a new one. and thats why I LOVE MY HONDA.

heres a pic of the plans i have for the floor of my trunk. yeah my plans are pretty ghetto :lol:
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1486/picture001no.jpg

d16racer88
03-11-2010, 01:57 PM
so its been rainin here and im slowly building the trunk floor peice. i just hate not havin a garage. well i got one but its full of my dads shit. heres a teaser of what it gonna look like :twisted:

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2471/1103101341.jpg

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/9711/1103101340.jpg

lotz6996
03-11-2010, 01:59 PM
coming along well.

CMRdevelopment
03-11-2010, 02:49 PM
that headliner is sick! I was planning on doing something like that too but purple and black.

gebs06
03-25-2010, 12:27 AM
dude I love your valve cover. I need one.....can you do one for me?

d16racer88
03-25-2010, 03:08 PM
that headliner is sick! I was planning on doing something like that too but purple and black.

that would look ballin. I hope you can find some fabric thats purple checkered :???:

dude I love your valve cover. I need one.....can you do one for me?

Pm'ed

coming along well.

thanks. havent quite finished the trunk cause i ran into a problem. my 4 channel amp that i planned on runnin my interior speakers off of dont work so i gotta either try and get this one fixed or just get another one. so right now the only "speaker" that works in my car is the sub. the bass is loud but the audio sucks. lol

Mugenn_civic
03-25-2010, 10:45 PM
pics of battery!....please:)
and liking the design of your amp set-up should look real pro.:thumbs up

forcdincivic
04-26-2010, 03:00 PM
You commented on mine so I figured Id click your link...nice job dericing its coming along nice...not sure how i feel about the headliner persay, but other than that car looks great. good job

cvnig89
04-26-2010, 09:01 PM
its coming along nice work

d16racer88
05-07-2010, 11:13 PM
So yeah havent done much work to my car but long story short ive been gettin alot of free time lately. Finally got a big jump on the conversion in my car to all power features. Got the power locks in and waitin to get another window motor and the door controls to finish it all. On another note i got a good bit of tools from the flea market and for my birthday!

all of this is either craftsman or better. :D
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9137/dscn1103o.jpg

both these for $14 at the flea market!
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4330/dscn1096o.jpg

proto punch, craftsman screwdriver and craftsman pliers $5 already got the screwdriver replaced!
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/553/dscn1105m.jpg

and these two for $3 craftsman also ;)
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7153/dscn1107y.jpg

now that ive shown off my toys heres some things ive been workin on

the old nastiness in my car
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/5872/dscn1109b.jpg

had a "newer" set of control arms and put the new bushings in them
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3919/dscn1110a.jpg

def alot beefier than stock. they just squeak alot when first put in....
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/593/dscn1111h.jpg

easiest way to bolt it back up is to jack it up
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/8457/dscn1112w.jpg

done! much cleaner and way nicer
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/500/dscn1113qe.jpg

when gettin new exhaust the choice is to always replace the cat too. well imo the only cat to buy is this megan racing one. the thing is built like a tank and way quieter than them ebay ones.
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1728/dscn1115s.jpg

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/6783/dscn1116f.jpg

power locks installed. if you dont know dx models have no power features soo im installin all of em myself. so first is these locks and then for the windows. the only hard part is puttin in the floor harness. but now that thats done its all fairly easy. the door handles are simple to take off but kinda tricky the first time puttin back on cause of the pin in em :x
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9218/dscn1118l.jpg

Enjoy! and soon to come will be the finished trunk and finished power conversion!

Ubajowa
05-20-2010, 11:35 PM
Fantastic build, subscribed. Keep up the awesome work and keep us updated

R3dline
05-20-2010, 11:37 PM
lol that screw driver has seen better days

d16racer88
05-31-2010, 11:20 PM
lol that screw driver has seen better days

hahaha so true. i took it to sears and the guy at the desk kinda stared at it and then said "wow um you def need another screw driver" My friends dad decided to use a snap on screw driver as a punch even though the screwdriver clearly states "this is not a punch or a pry bar" and he got his screw driver lookin somethin like that. lol

yeah so i just got my computer back after the hard drives had been wiped. a stupid fb video gave my computer spyware and other shit that fucked my computer royally. so theres been a few updates during the time that i havent had my computer and here they are :D

finally got around to cleanin up my headlights. this was a quick 10 min job and soon im gonna sand them down better and then use a buffer at the end. but for 16 bucks i cant ask for a better result
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4298/dscn1137o.jpg

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/7566/dscn1135r.jpg

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/73/dscn1136w.jpg

wink mirror!
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/8904/dscn1141o.jpg

and kinda complete trunk layout
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/2825/dscn1142.jpg

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/8982/dscn1144a.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9327/dscn1145y.jpg
just a shot at the goodness up in my trunk. lol
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/369/dscn1148m.jpg

lotz6996
06-01-2010, 01:13 PM
:shock: nice

gebs06
06-01-2010, 10:20 PM
Is it hard to do that battery relocate stuff....

nicoyita1
06-01-2010, 10:41 PM
nice progress bro, there's a meet this saturday @ panera by northlake, I'll text you about it if you're interested or send Scratch (sick yellow mazda) a pm.....

d16racer88
06-02-2010, 11:12 PM
:shock: nice

haha thanks. i just cant wait till im done with it all. and i cant wait to get me another amp

Is it hard to do that battery relocate stuff....

yes and no. its easy to relocate the battery but no its not easy to relocate the fuse box. you have to remove the heater core to remover the harness to the fuse box which is fairly simple if you know alot about civics but if the most youve done on a civic is change the brakes and change the fluids id look up the manual and start early in the morning on everything.

nice progress bro, there's a meet this saturday @ panera by northlake, I'll text you about it if you're interested or send Scratch (sick yellow mazda) a pm.....

shoot what time is it??? i might be workin but im so up for it if its at like 9 or 10

d16racer88
06-18-2010, 08:43 PM
So last friday my engine blew up. literally. one of the rods exploded and i still havent figured out why cause it wasnt low on oil and thats the only reason i could come up with. bought a d16y8 the next day for 150 bucks and ive been workin on that ever since. got it fully assembled and hopefully by mon morning ill have my car up and running with an even better engine! on to the pics of dissasembling!

If your wondering whats wrong in this picture look at where piston 4 is
http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/8350/dscn1162a.jpg

yep. anyone want a 3 cyl engine with custom crank vents? :lol:
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8402/dscn1160w.jpg

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7056/dscn1161p.jpg

easiest way imo to take a motor out of a honda is through the bottom. this engine balancer helped lower the engine without just dropping it
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7238/dscn1165uk.jpg

Motor out!
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5759/dscn1167z.jpg

yeah lots of metal all over the place and in the oil pan. Spare parts for this y7 will be listed soon =)
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/2462/dscn1171v.jpg

joseanspot
10-21-2010, 10:23 AM
hey bro i have a question about the power locks.windows mirrors and dooors where they complicated to install from scratch? because does are my plans for it.. Oh and whats up with your engine keep us posted... And good job Bro you a beast lol..

d16racer88
11-08-2010, 05:57 PM
Putting power features in the doors isnt hard at all. reinstalling the door handle can be a BITCH but with some "persuasion" it dont take too long :lol: Youll need the ex harnesses and ex floor harness to make your life a whole lot easier. i aint done all the power conversions but ive done all the wiring.

Finnally got my lazy ass outside and shot some pics of the work ive done over the last few months to the silver bullet. got a new engine in in august and just now remembered i aint posted in a while :lol: Enjoy!!


CD player relocation! only bad thing about it is when i got a drink i cant change the station without the remote :x
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5507/dscn1530y.jpg

Gauge cluster kinda complete. gunmetal bezel and glo gauge faceplates. got the vtec light workin too!! :P
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9630/dscn1538l.jpg

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3982/dscn1539j.jpg
center piece painted gunmetal too
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3491/dscn1547r.jpg
the beast lives again!!! D16Y8 runnin and wired up correctly. wayy better than the old D16y7
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1408/dscn1548q.jpg

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2785/dscn1549.jpg
polished arospeed strut bar. 15 bucks at beaver honda!!
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8237/dscn1550b.jpg
painted stock y8 exhaust manifold. thing was so freakin rusty i just threw some high temp paint on it
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/9283/dscn1551.jpg
lift kit!! :lol:
http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/7791/dscn1552.jpg
how bout them 17's :oops:
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1602/dscn1553p.jpg
once this engine is fully rebuilt just picture this car bout 3 in lower :cool:
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/1608/dscn1554x.jpg

sohclubkid
11-08-2010, 06:32 PM
looking good man! not feelin the wheels, but the conversions and tucks are great!

d16racer88
11-08-2010, 06:40 PM
hahaha thanks. i got these rims when i was 16 and just now repainted em since my other two sets are either bald or right at the wear line. hopin to get my eagles back on by spring!! the rims dont look as bad as when they were silver :P

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5115/n134709348043381914.jpg

nates97coupe
11-30-2010, 06:59 PM
not too bad so far....keep it up.

Robin...
11-30-2010, 07:17 PM
Great progress man...:thumbs up

CBURKE
12-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Good work man. So I am thinking that motor is not staying? Sorry didn't read.

scarhead92
01-25-2011, 12:19 AM
i wanna see a b18 in here with that 3 inch drop get on it

purpej1
01-25-2011, 02:13 AM
you always gotta love the simple builds. nice work so far man.

d16racer88
06-26-2011, 12:36 AM
soooooooo im really bored and not very sober. might as well put up some updates!!!!
after putting in the d16y8 5000 miles later i got really bad rod knock and got my car towed home. found out piston three was slapping and knocking. so this time i decided that honda should build me a block instead of buying another motor off craigslist. 600 bucks later i had a fully rebulit shortblock from honda thanks to my best friend and the fact that his dad works at honda. the head off the second blown engine was put on this new motor due to the fact that all the parts in it were mechanically sound.
about a month later i decided to get a dc sport header because i found one for 100 bucks on craigslist. gives me literally no extra power but looks alot nicer. lol
during the engine swap i also added a viper alarm during the down time of waiting on the engine builder to finish. also added a voltage guage, oil temp, and oil pressure guage. all in my custom reapolstered dashboard ;)

NOW after finally getting 2 tickets dismissed (without having to pay a penny might i add) ive finally ordered some suspension for my car. Koni Str. T struts and D2 springs. should be here next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know this is an update without pichers but tomorrow there shall be plenty since im off work. just decided to update while i was bored and had time to write all this crap out. so dont hate you mofos :D

lotz6996
06-28-2011, 01:45 PM
hes finally back, but... wheres the pics?

d16racer88
07-07-2011, 10:35 PM
oh yeah i have been forgetting to post pics. whoops. well heres a few to hold ya over till tomorrow when i can take some real pics. got my d2 springs but the strt struts were on back order so i upgraded to koni sport struts!!! just gotta make the final payment tomorrow and theyll be shipped!!!!!!!!!!!

D2 springs
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8116/dscn1798c.jpg

ES bushings (already put the rest of the bushings in)
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7810/dscn1799h.jpg

the guages i put in. (my camera sucks at night)
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7666/dscn1582k.jpg

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6013/dscn1588p.jpg

CH33V5
07-07-2011, 11:28 PM
I like the orange tails on silver coupes, I might nab some for mine.

95Civic Dx
07-08-2011, 01:34 AM
So what did u do with those p29 pistions or did u already tell everyone i just missed it lol.

d16racer88
07-09-2011, 05:53 PM
So what did u do with those p29 pistions or did u already tell everyone i just missed it lol.

theyre sitting in a box under my bed :( when my second engine blew i still didnt have all the parts i needed to build the block the way i wanted so i had to just get it freshened up so that i could get my car back on the road. soon i might have a high compression engine in my car. for now though im concentrating on suspension and brakes. then onto the motor. koni yellows will be here on tues!!!!! yeah i upgraded from strt struts on koni yellows. i think itll be worth the extra 222 bucks :cool:

d16racer88
07-09-2011, 06:00 PM
I like the orange tails on silver coupes, I might nab some for mine.

i personally hate the 96-98 tails except on green and red civics. the 50/50 tails look cleaner and simpler imo. and since i got the 50/50's for 40 bucks in mint condition, i cant complain :D

95Civic Dx
07-09-2011, 09:09 PM
Cool man just wondering how they worked out for you

d16racer88
07-17-2011, 08:59 PM
so i finally got around to lowering my civic once the koni yellows came in the mail. i gotta say, whoever designed the things is a genious! i love the fact that you can set the mounting point for the spring on the strut.

set the front struts to the lower mounting point since the front wasnt as low as the rear
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1020/dscn1802b.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/dscn1802b.jpg/)

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5962/dscn1801dj.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/21/dscn1801dj.jpg/)

dont think i could be any happier with this stance! the rear sits a tad higher than the front which is perfect imo. ride is really stiff but not bouncy which i lovee
http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/4319/dscn1804d.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/825/dscn1804d.jpg/)

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/1451/dscn1805g.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/228/dscn1805g.jpg/)

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6884/dscn1807f.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/dscn1807f.jpg/)

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/8237/dscn1808j.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/dscn1808j.jpg/)

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/6529/dscn1809r.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/dscn1809r.jpg/)

CH33V5
07-17-2011, 09:33 PM
OMGZZ I can't wait to drop my silver coupe, they look so good dumped!

TheEJ8
07-17-2011, 09:47 PM
great progress!!! subscribed!

d16racer88
07-18-2011, 12:24 AM
Thanks! only thing i hate is backing out of my driveway and scraping my front lip :( im bout to just take it off and replace it with a cheap ebay one (since this one is real carbon fiber).

since ill be throwin on some ebay lips, im thinkin bout gettin funky with the paint. what if i painted the lips to look like caution tape???? i like stylin outside of the box :D

scarhead92
08-12-2011, 02:10 PM
im sorry if i missed it. what year is your car? and are those oem doors. i would prefer those kinda locks but thought they only came in the 99-00 dx

d16racer88
08-16-2011, 07:09 PM
its a 97 civic dx. the handles are painted black but im soon gonna get some oem ones since i need new door panels too. gonna try and make it a full ex interior minus the sunroof

scarhead92
08-22-2011, 01:20 AM
i like that your handles have the lock in them. i dont like my lock being on the door sill. hoping u or someone knows why they are differnt and if i can swap them

d16racer88
03-21-2012, 05:14 PM
Sooooooooooo back from the dead. School and work have been killin me since i work a full time schedule and go to school full time. anyways, its payin off since ive gotten new goodies!!!! finished the rear disk swap, and finally got some new(ish) tires and hubcaps till i can get new tires for my eagle alloys. Also getting a Bisimoto replica header in the mail on Monday. Also went out and bought an 05 model intimidator. Not completely sure since my bestfriend is the one who put it all together for me (since hes the district technician for Paintball Central). Onto the Pichers!!!!!
http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/civicracerguy/DSCN1957.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/civicracerguy/DSCN1951.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/civicracerguy/DSCN1952.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/civicracerguy/DSCN1953.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/civicracerguy/DSCN1956.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/civicracerguy/DSCN1955.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/t385/civicracerguy/DSCN1958.jpg

More to come on monday!!!!

sohclubkid
03-21-2012, 06:22 PM
looking good man.

d16racer88
05-11-2012, 11:44 AM
Im kinda stumped at the moment. Im gonna be purchasing new internals for the extra motor that im building up. Its gonna be for boost, but the boost will be in the form of a supercharger. Im wanting to do a mildly high compression build for now, get that tuned, and then move on to installing the supercharger. With that being said would CP forged pistons and eagle rods be ideal? and im debating between 10.5:1 or 11.0:1. the reason for doing higher compression is because the supercharger is further down the road than the engine build. I have no interest in putting a turbo on this since its my dd and i have no insane power goals. Any input is welcome on helping choose the right internals for this engine. It will also be juiced before the supercharger, but it wont be any more than a 30 or 40 shot. thanks!!

sohclubkid
05-11-2012, 05:26 PM
Im kinda stumped at the moment. Im gonna be purchasing new internals for the extra motor that im building up. Its gonna be for boost, but the boost will be in the form of a supercharger. Im wanting to do a mildly high compression build for now, get that tuned, and then move on to installing the supercharger. With that being said would CP forged pistons and eagle rods be ideal? and im debating between 10.5:1 or 11.0:1. the reason for doing higher compression is because the supercharger is further down the road than the engine build. I have no interest in putting a turbo on this since its my dd and i have no insane power goals. Any input is welcome on helping choose the right internals for this engine. It will also be juiced before the supercharger, but it wont be any more than a 30 or 40 shot. thanks!!

i recommend supertech forged 10.5:1 CR pistons. i used them in my build and they are great!

edit: also, they are coated and cost less than many other forged pistons

d16racer88
05-16-2012, 06:23 PM
i recommend supertech forged 10.5:1 CR pistons. i used them in my build and they are great!

edit: also, they are coated and cost less than many other forged pistons

how many miles have you put on your engine and are you n/a or boosted? just curious how your motors runnin since you built it.

d16racer88
12-14-2012, 12:39 AM
soooo have a few updates and more to come now that school is over for the semster. Started my own repair buisness for some extra cash on the side and I was suprised how quickly it grew! I literally have to hand jobs off to my coworkers (since i still work at Auto Zone). But onto the fun stuff.
Finally got a few more parts, nothing too fancy. Still need to reweld my test pipe so that I can install my bisomoto header. And this weekend i get to have fun swapping out my transmission since i blew reverse out last night. I didnt realize how much I relied on reverse until today when i had to keep pushing my car out of parking spots.....
onto pictures of the latest ive done today!

http://imageshack.us/a/img809/5659/img1834v.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/5765/img1838b.jpg

aeraiva
01-07-2013, 11:55 PM
i have to say that your build has inspired me greatly. i have a 97 civic hx that ive done a few things to already but got a few speeding tickets to pay off before i buy any major parts. done my valve cover, put in some hid's, replacing all fuses, all filters, running new fully synthetic oil through it, etc nothing major yet, but will be starting my build thread very very soon. again, your car looks amazing and the build thread was very inspirational. thank you for posting it =)

aeraiva
01-07-2013, 11:56 PM
oh, but as to that most rescent pic of your valve cover... idk man =P should go back to black or put the jap sun on there again. looked clean. this one just looks like a party and might be too much going on imo lol

aeraiva
04-01-2013, 07:01 PM
Any updates?