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Setanta
03-02-2004, 11:28 AM
Hi there, I'm new to these forums but here's a few pics of my private import JDM EF9.
I've had it for over 3 years now after it was imported from Japan and have put 80,000+ of its 260,000 kms on the original B16A. The car is running EK4 (EK VTiR/SiR) 15 inch wheels as well as Jamex progressive rate suspension, custom reusable (FinerFilter) filter insert and Spoon strut brace of an EF8 front-cut. On the dyno, the car is still making stock power with 82.6KW @ the front wheels and it doesn't use oil or anything else which says something for the engine build and regular servicing. Other than those few mods, it's exactly as it left Honda's showroom in 1990, right down to the full climate control.

If you have seen me post these on another forum, feel free to groan at the pimping and move on ;)

Cheers
Pete

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sirfrontquarter.jpg

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sir_rearquarter.jpg

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sir_engine.jpg

Setanta
03-02-2004, 11:29 AM
Interior shots - they are a bit old, I really have to take some new ones I guess :roll:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sir_dash.jpg

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sir_interior.jpg

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sir_air.jpg

Setanta
03-02-2004, 11:30 AM
Original VIN - it's no longer used as cars are issued with new ones once they are imported:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sir_vin.jpg

Yes, I know the polycarbonate headlights look green, yes I know they can be polished, yes, I do polish them.... ;)

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sir_front.jpg

Oh and yes, the white "H" isn't factory - but until I can get the bonnet welded up and resprayed after some little so and so ripped it to pieces getting the original "H" off, it stays like that :oops:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~setanta/ef9/sir_rear.jpg

The "SiR" badge is an aftermarket one from Japan, it was on the car when it came into the country but should actually have the "Si" in red and the "R" in grey. I have a factory replacement coming in soon :) I managed to replace the missing passenger "DOHC/VTEC/Programmed Fuel Injection" sticker two years ago from Honda Japan - but they were the last ones available I understand.

Recommendations on owning an SiR outside of Japan? Don't! It's a pain to get parts for as there are so many differences between the domestic EDs and the EF9s. I scrounge front-cuts that friends use in conversions for parts all the time.

Beelzebubba
03-02-2004, 11:52 AM
Vurry nice! I like the "Auto Aircon" controls...never seen that before

ImportFan1
03-02-2004, 12:14 PM
hey... nice true JDM.

Liz
03-02-2004, 07:20 PM
Sweet ride! I like it alot...

nd4sped
03-02-2004, 07:29 PM
Truly sweet bro.....

gta
03-04-2004, 12:14 AM
are you following me :mrgreen: hello again Pete. welcome to CC.

child_racer
03-04-2004, 12:49 AM
you have what tha majority of CC members wanna build, "A STOCK JDM CAR" haha.....yours is in great condition which is hella respectable because a lot of folks trash their new rides. :thumbs up

Mxpx182lit
03-04-2004, 12:58 AM
i like it, i like it alot

mugen00
03-04-2004, 01:02 AM
sweet ride!!

DirtyD
03-04-2004, 01:03 AM
very nice. I wish I had a RHD car :D

xx90vtecxx
03-04-2004, 01:48 AM
that shit is bad ace dude!

civic16valver
03-04-2004, 05:54 AM
very nice Pete, good to see a mint 4th gen :) , mmmmmm i love those rims on the 4th gen too , suit it perfectly, cant wait till i get mine :) , does the VT have the same centre console??? seems different to the one in my 1.6i-16

EluSive2K
03-04-2004, 06:40 AM
Damn, thats pretty sick yo!! I like it, good job at keepin your JDM ride true and clean. And welcome to CC!!

DEEPImpact2D
03-04-2004, 06:52 AM
i like it very nice

Setanta
03-04-2004, 07:07 AM
Hiya Jim, I think the consoles are different - one has a scoop in it and mine has the square cut out for double din stereos. Both were an option on the SiR. :)

JDM James
03-04-2004, 07:51 AM
oh damn TRUE JDM... I love that shit, very nice...

Grand141
03-12-2004, 09:25 PM
This is my Question 2 u ... how the fuk did u get it over here with out having to swap out the motor i ran it thre the shippin customez for automobils and they said i have to chng the motor .... bcuz i wanted to bring one over from this one friend i have over there

gta
03-12-2004, 09:32 PM
This is my Question 2 u ... how the fuk did u get it over here with out having to swap out the motor i ran it thre the shippin customez for automobils and they said i have to chng the motor .... bcuz i wanted to bring one over from this one friend i have over there

he lives in Sydney Australia so he didnt have to deal with bringing it into the states. they import a lot of JDM cars into Australia from what i've heard.

Grand141
03-12-2004, 09:52 PM
Fuk thats right well i have to see how i can get that damn car here in the US i been wanting that car for abt 3 yrs now

mad-tony
03-13-2004, 05:26 PM
NICE...you don't see many black ones

$lick Rick
03-13-2004, 05:35 PM
lookin sw33t. good to see a jdm car without all the amber. what kind of cd player is that? doesnt look familiar at all

EBPimpSi
03-14-2004, 12:11 AM
welcome...damn thats dope..cant get much better than a true jdm car

hondacivic91 95
04-04-2004, 10:58 PM
Dude i love your car!!!!

Melt
04-04-2004, 11:28 PM
lookin sw33t. good to see a jdm car without all the amber. what kind of cd player is that? doesnt look familiar at all

thats because REAL jdm cars such as this one dont have amber ... ricers need to figure it out and quit being gay with "ambervisions"

glad to see youre still drivin your 4th gen pete ... after my ownage on AF i dissapered over here and even though i got an accord now i stuck around.

$lick Rick
04-04-2004, 11:54 PM
and even though i got an accord now i stuck around.
and we be glad to have yah :mrgreen:

terceltyler
04-07-2004, 12:46 AM
nice car! real JDM

97civicracer
04-16-2004, 09:59 PM
very clean...always wanted to know what right hand drive was like...looks good

Fawks
04-18-2004, 08:40 PM
Well now that is just sweet. Keep it clean though.

-Fox

Setanta
05-08-2004, 09:20 PM
lookin sw33t. good to see a jdm car without all the amber. what kind of cd player is that? doesnt look familiar at all

Thanks mate. Amber isn't really a JDM thing, I tend to chuckle when I see JDM "amber corners" etc ;) I think the EF 'rex is the exception with it's bumper indicator lights. Stereo is a Phillips. It was good in its day but jumps and skips at the drop of a hat nowadays - I'll be replacing it soon.

Hiya melt, what model accord are you running? I'm looking at going well and truly retro with a '70s Datto 240K, pulling out the 6 pot and dropping in a SR20DET and bolting on '70s Skyline GT-R flares and spoilers so my EF days may be numbered too. Trying to find a decent body as a starting point is the hassle. I'm starting to seriously think about importing a genuine GTR if I can scrape the cash together (they are comperable to getting a R32 in because the Japanese love the oldschool Skylines).

ProjectSi: I've had it over 3 years now and have resisted the thought of modding it - if I keep it much longer I might do cams and exhaust/header, just small mods that dont take away from the look. :)

$lick Rick
05-08-2004, 09:40 PM
Hiya melt, what model accord are you running? I'm looking at going well and truly retro with a '70s Datto 240K, pulling out the 6 pot and dropping in a SR20DET and bolting on '70s Skyline GT-R flares and spoilers so my EF days may be numbered too. Trying to find a decent body as a starting point is the hassle. I'm starting to seriously think about importing a genuine GTR if I can scrape the cash together (they are comperable to getting a R32 in because the Japanese love the oldschool Skylines).


i have a nice 72 240 that i'll sell yah ;)
http://www.masseyautowholesale.com/cars/car_images/72datsun240z.jpg

Setanta
05-09-2004, 06:48 PM
LOL - everyone has a Z car.... I want the K. Gotta do the "Skyline" thing :D

Yours looks like one of the cleaner examples of a Z that I've seen - nice :)

knifeman
05-10-2004, 02:43 AM
is it just me or u got different tyres on either side of car? anyway nice ride

88CReXin
05-10-2004, 02:45 AM
nice car man

Setanta
05-10-2004, 05:45 AM
is it just me or u got different tyres on either side of car? anyway nice ride

It's just you ;)

hedSTRNG04
05-13-2004, 12:33 AM
Dude you gotta fresh car. do it up right brother!

civicex23
05-13-2004, 12:36 AM
Thats vicious. Nobody round here has that. Nice ride dood. I want a right hand drive...

Tom
05-20-2004, 08:47 PM
for some reason i thought the jdm civic sir had a rear widow wiper facing towards the left of the car, not the right, but that may be wrong, but nice lookin car though, wish i had a real ef-9.

Setanta
06-07-2004, 09:15 AM
for some reason i thought the jdm civic sir had a rear widow wiper facing towards the left of the car, not the right, but that may be wrong, but nice lookin car though, wish i had a real ef-9.

Njot that I know of - a lot of the ancilleries are universal. It actually blows my mind that the accelerator/clutch/brake are in the same positions regardless of which side of the car they are on. Makes it easier if I ever had to drive a LHD car I guess though :)

Tom
06-07-2004, 04:31 PM
Njot that I know of - a lot of the ancilleries are universal. It actually blows my mind that the accelerator/clutch/brake are in the same positions regardless of which side of the car they are on. Makes it easier if I ever had to drive a LHD car I guess though :)
that is odd, but good at the same time, really good though if i had one imported, then i wouldn't have to learn foot work, just have to learn to shift with left hand.