View Full Version : 97 Civic Ex Build

10-26-2009, 04:59 PM
Hi guys, Im new here and recently puchased a Civic, so now im looking to upgrade the crap out of it!!
First things first, i know yall want to see pics:
The only downfall to the car is the Grille, it has alot of paint missing but is going to be fixed when i get an Si one:D
Im planning on getting a Greddy evo2, and I was wondering if I get a lip on the rear bumper if it would get in th way of the exaust or the exuast wouldnt sit flush wth the rear of the car??

Now all in all i think this is pretty nice for my first Civic and the price was a steal:D
This is going to be a process so yall bear with me, im plan on doin all the work myself as ive done all my other vehicles and i will post the process as i go along and post any bump i run into and how i fixed them!!

10-26-2009, 05:47 PM
good luck with the build.

10-26-2009, 06:08 PM
good luck.. what part of alabama you from?

10-26-2009, 06:30 PM

10-26-2009, 06:50 PM
GL with the build. Make sure you paint match the grille when you get a new one.

10-26-2009, 07:29 PM
^Yeah man, no doubt!!

just pulled off my windsheild wipers and painted them black because the paint was chipping away off of them

10-26-2009, 08:30 PM
Also, you should get an alarm...

10-26-2009, 08:58 PM
^an alarm system is the first thing i plan on doin to the car, do you guys have any sugestions on brands?
I want one with a starter disconect, ive been lookin at the viper systems but i wanna know some other good brands out there!

10-27-2009, 05:40 AM
After a long debate at 2 oclock this mourning my friend convinced me to remove the stock exaust, just in front of the tire where it connects witht two spring-loaded bolts, all we did with take off the bolts and slid the muffler out!!

i will be posting a video later today to show the difference

10-27-2009, 05:57 AM
^an alarm system is the first thing i plan on doin to the car, do you guys have any sugestions on brands?
I want one with a starter disconect, ive been lookin at the viper systems but i wanna know some other good brands out there!

Some Clifford models with 1 mile radius, two way pager remote and starter kill run for around $250...

10-28-2009, 01:30 PM
Today im gonna take of my hubcaps and paint my steelys black. post before and after pics when im done

11-10-2009, 04:25 PM
Its been awhile since ive been on, damn work!!

but goin to get some flat black rattle cans and gonna spray my rusty steelys black today hopefully it will look good

11-16-2009, 05:34 PM
will be posting pics of wheels tonight, work has been killing me!!

im planning on saving up to get me a h22, rebuild and turbo it?! would there be a better setup out there im looking to push 450Hp?

11-17-2009, 09:43 PM
Actually got around to doing the rims today,

Looks good IMO, talked to a guy today about selling me some Koing rims but I will need tires!!

11-25-2009, 10:38 PM
So me and a buddy of mine went to autozone today to get me some oil for my car and with were just browsing through the store and with found this!
Got home took off my tail lights
sanded them down sith some 2000 grit wet sand paper, windexed them and painted
Finished product, wondering if I should paint my rear Honda symobol black to match the lights or would that be too cheesy?
Taillights on, alot bighter in person.
Got something in the mail today!!
Grille:cool: Painted it today and installed it, its an ebay one so it doesnt fit perfect has a gap on the bottom, does anybody have an ebay one that fits perfect?? The grille has notches on the bottom that fit into a lip that hold it in place and the middle on doesnt catch the lip so it raises up and looks like shit!!

got traction
11-25-2009, 10:54 PM
wow those tail lights.....i have a stock pair if you wanna buy em

11-30-2009, 01:46 AM
Since I cut my muffler off a couple of weeks ago, I got tired of the empty spot on my bumper, so I went down to my local muffler shop and got a 4" tip welded on, i think its sounds amazing, let me know what you think!!
http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo70/xxmostlegitxx/th_DSCF2140.jpg (http://s362.photobucket.com/albums/oo70/xxmostlegitxx/?action=view&current=DSCF2140.flv)

12-03-2009, 11:55 AM
The car Sounds good man, keep up the work. One of the first things i did to my car was painted the windshield wiper blades and also the moldings along the driver and pasenger side window. Also you can look up a DIY to blacking out the headlights makes it look good. My winter rims are rusty what did you use to clean up your rims? just sand paper and paint or did you get someone to sandblast and paint them for you.

12-03-2009, 11:56 AM
looked around on the net today, next couple days ill be ordering a set of Tein coilovers!!

12-03-2009, 11:57 AM
My dad had this stuff called Tsp, I cleaned with tsp, sanded primered then painted

12-03-2009, 11:59 AM
yeah my window moldings and dried out and nasty looking, are they easy to remove??

12-03-2009, 01:17 PM
God I hope you get rear ended with those taillights being so dark.....

12-03-2009, 04:01 PM
The only reason I tinted my tailights is because I hate the look of them stock, I'm getting Si ones (red and white) this upcoming paycheck!! They are not as dark as you think, when I brake you can clearly see that I'm braking

12-08-2009, 05:56 PM
Me and my dad talked about it last night and decided i will be looking for a Gsr motor swap!!

Havent really had any updates still waitiinng on stuff to come in the mail!!

12-14-2009, 11:34 PM
i want some opinions

01-20-2010, 02:17 AM
Okay, so i recently got me some Si taillights (Red and White), I had the red white and yellow ones, and my problem is when i pulled out the bulb it was a 7440 (clear) and i needed to change to a 7440A (Amber), so i went to AutoZone and picked up some but they dont fit at all!