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BEAR_times
11-18-2009, 11:45 PM
Hello, my name is Daniel. Welcome to my build thread! Updates will be only added to this post as of 9/24/10. Enjoy

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/MU204202620520115-1-1.jpg?t=1285373948

VEHICLE
Year / Make / Model : 1999 Honda Civic EX Coupe

ENGINE & DRIVELINE
Tires : Dunlop SP Sport A2 Plus P195 60R14 85H
Exhaust : Stock piping w/A'PEXi WS2 Universal Muffler
Engine Code : D16Y8

CHASSIS
Full Coilovers : Function & Form Type II
Camber Kit: Skunk 2 (F&R)
Chassis Code : EJ8

INTERIOR
Kicker Component Speakers
96-98 EJ8 Cup Holder Swap
JL AUDIO 300/2 Amp
JVC KD-R610 Deck

EXTERIOR
Mirrors : JDM Power Fold w/LHD Spec Bases (wired)
Moldings : PWJDM Thin Spec
Grill : EM1 Style Knock Off
Front Lip : EM1
Mudguards : Knock Off
Hood : Nozzle Delete
Hubcaps : OEM

LIGHTING
Fog Lights : Raybrigs w/Lamin-X Yellow Film
Rear Bumper Light : PIAA Super White
Head Light Bulbs : Sylvania Super White
Side Markers : Smoked Stanley

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/buildthread020.jpg?t=1274299382
http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/buildthread.jpg?t=1274300711
http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/buildthread010.jpg?t=1274300578
http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/buildthread002.jpg
http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/buildthread005.jpg?t=1274300842
http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/buildthread003.jpg?t=1274301089


Near future mods:
* Install EM1 rear sway bar
* Install a kill switch

Thanks for the visit. All posts appreciated.

NFR_AP2
11-18-2009, 11:52 PM
f2's are ftw...i have those and wouldnt ride on anything else, glad you are going with oem quality parts :thumbup:

goodluck with your car man

BEAR_times
11-19-2009, 12:50 AM
I have also heard good things about the koni yellow+ground control sleeve combo w/extended top hats.

NFR_AP2
11-19-2009, 12:51 AM
same here ive ridden on that setup also veryy nice

CHILD
11-19-2009, 12:53 AM
subscribed...im liking what im seeing

NFR_AP2
11-19-2009, 12:55 AM
subscribed...im liking what im seeing

lol

can i subscribe to you?

somejaykid
11-19-2009, 10:35 AM
looking good man

SikhCiviC
11-20-2009, 12:23 AM
ground controls are really good for slam... im also liking what i c.. good luck with your build

s_crowley 17
11-20-2009, 12:33 AM
nice parts..

BEAR_times
11-26-2009, 03:14 AM
Thanks for the compliments. After finals, I will have 3 weeks to work on my ride. I plan on installing at least 2 kill switches + the other work I haven't had time for. I will have some updates in early January.

K-N-2-EK
11-26-2009, 03:57 AM
i like what i see..i have a VSM as well..care to share what you paid for that lip:?

oddeb707
11-26-2009, 04:36 AM
I'm sorry but Blazed has killed all VSM builds. Good luck catching up tho'...

xkrazyxjbrkerx7
11-26-2009, 06:08 AM
i was thinking about getting those coilovers but maybe the type ones, what is the difference?

Road Pirate
11-26-2009, 12:06 PM
Looks great so far, your definitely off to a good start. In for this build!

BEAR_times
11-26-2009, 03:46 PM
i like what i see..i have a VSM as well..care to share what you paid for that lip:?
$338.66 after tax from a dealership. I sanded off the FBP paint. My lip is currently painted flat black.
i was thinking about getting those coilovers but maybe the type ones, what is the difference?
Type II's are 36 level dampening adjustable per coil.

BEAR_times
12-17-2009, 10:58 PM
Project 1 Acura Legend hood dampers under way. Original condition pics below:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ClFqq8lvr1Y/SyrZCt-jCdI/AAAAAAAAAGc/NvBYdsL1tbE/s640/DSC00328.JPG
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ClFqq8lvr1Y/SyrZFj-1pQI/AAAAAAAAAGg/b_NZbgzSmk0/s640/DSC00323.JPG
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ClFqq8lvr1Y/SyrZMASTDqI/AAAAAAAAAGs/kTmIYGvUULY/s640/DSC00331.JPG

In Progress:
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ClFqq8lvr1Y/SyrYCy6NmWI/AAAAAAAAAEU/1TB5GdELe9I/s640/DSC00361.JPG

BEAR_times
03-14-2010, 04:56 AM
* power folding mirrors (80% done as of today)


Update: PF mirrors project are 95% done. All wiring is connected. Mirrors adjust and fold in and out. The 5% left over will be soldering all of the wiring nice and neat. :nod:

K-N-2-EK
03-14-2010, 09:41 PM
lets see some pics!!

98 EK Hatch
03-15-2010, 04:40 PM
lets see some pics!!

:word:

civicSIcoupe
05-02-2010, 01:58 AM
good idea with those hood dampers

93EXCT
05-04-2010, 01:55 PM
I like where this is going.
keep us updated.

BEAR_times
05-04-2010, 02:14 PM
good idea with those hood dampers

I still cant decide what color they should be. :???:

I like where this is going.
keep us updated.

This is a picture my 4 year old son took when he was inside my car with me.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_ClFqq8lvr1Y/S-BUBtC7A9I/AAAAAAAAAnU/C9Hjg56EeBU/s720/006.JPG

My latest project is to paint my thin side moldings flat black. I really didn't like them painted vouge silver metalic.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_ClFqq8lvr1Y/S-BT83j8y1I/AAAAAAAAAnQ/OAVunZbWkoo/s720/002.JPG

K-N-2-EK
05-04-2010, 09:00 PM
in for a bigger update from another VSM EJ8

Aaron.
05-04-2010, 09:15 PM
in for more pics!

DarkCreep
05-04-2010, 09:18 PM
This car looks like its going to be a great build!!!

It was sick when I see pics of a somewhat stock EJ8, then a pic of FnF coil overs! Good job dude!


btw did you get the shocks to work?

civicSIcoupe
05-06-2010, 11:30 PM
also in for more pics! i think you should either do your hood dampers just flat black, vsm, or possibly red

BEAR_times
05-19-2010, 06:37 PM
I finally have some updates.

New floormats from www.vb-motorsport.com are in.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10015.jpg?t=1274291496

After getting some body work done, the body shop owner pointed out that my car had been in a rear end collision because the frame rails have some bends as seen in this picture below. I looked up my ride on car fax prior to buying it from the original owner. The owner told me that I'm very lucky that the damage was so minor otherwise I could have had allingment and suspension issues.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10026.jpg?t=1274293271
http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10019.jpg?t=1274292226

Here is some more body damage. I covered the cracks up with touch up paint to prevent rusting.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10021.jpg?t=1274293422

Just a "post your drop" teaser. I still have a lot of work to get done. A'pexi ws2 is on the way, I'm currently mufflerless.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10035.jpg?t=1274294759

Knock off mud guards made in some asian country by a company called Sonar.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10041.jpg?t=1274295075

I got my rear driver side quarter pannel fixed today for $175. The body shop I went to has the best reputation in town and they did the work for half the price other shops wanted to charge.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10033.jpg?t=1274295341

Power folding mirrors switch. Nuff' said

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10040.jpg?t=1274296447

Here is an old pic. I was testing out different headlights at the time to see which set I liked best. I currently need to get my front bumper repainted. I will get the front end finished the first week of June. Also, I eventually took off the yellow lamin-x film. I'm thinking about getting a Japanese license plate, but that might just be a little too JDM for me, IMO. I'm undecided. I will be posting several pics once my body work is done.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10017-1.jpg?t=1274298009

Here is a pic of my 4 year old son and my brother.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10001-1.jpg?t=1274297284

Here is my next project: Installing an EM1 rear sway bar with EM1 rear LCAs.

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/5-18-10045.jpg?t=1274295745

Ceros
05-19-2010, 08:03 PM
This build is hella clean I'll be keeping tuned to this. I'm also building an EJ8 checkout mine, link is in my sig.

VSP
05-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Awesome looking build, can't wait to see where you take it. Never seen power folding mirrors like that before, where do those come from?

Aaron.
05-20-2010, 11:52 PM
lookin good homes... ;)

rey_boricua
05-21-2010, 12:04 AM
keep us updated

K-N-2-EK
05-21-2010, 09:47 PM
Daniel, cars looking good i demand more pictures! have you got your "perfect ride height" yet? or still suffering from coil over syndrom?

Robin...
05-21-2010, 09:55 PM
Good progress man...

CBURKE
05-22-2010, 05:03 PM
Looks like a fun build!

BEAR_times
05-26-2010, 03:35 AM
Awesome looking build, can't wait to see where you take it. Never seen power folding mirrors like that before, where do those come from?

Thanks. I just got my WS2 installed yesterday. I don't feel satisfied. I feel like 95% of the cars on the road have mufflers that look like garbage. Even most high end mercedez and bmws have garbage mufflers. It kinda sucks, but other than that I really like it.

To answer your question: North American 6th gens have mirrors commonly called "elephant ears". Many countries overseas have a different style of mirrors identical to Japan. However, the JDM had a power folding feature because of the way their cars are stored in parking garages similar to what you see in the movie tokyo drift. Don't quote me because I don't know everything there is to know. I recommend getting European mirrors similar to mine if you really like them. The power folding mirror project I did wore me out. If you want to see the tip of the ice berg follow this Honda-Tech thread I made: http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2702137

Mugenn_civic
06-08-2010, 10:20 PM
Beautiful ride man love it. keep it up

wtfomgroflhmm
06-09-2010, 04:29 AM
so far so good! nice one!

BEAR_times
07-29-2010, 09:16 PM
JL Audio Amp is installed and wired!
http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/7-10-10ej8026-1.jpg

Got this sub in Phoenix for $45. I got the mono amp for free from a friend of mine.
http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac306/dgerej2/7-10-10ej8-1.jpg