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AZN_Pride
03-31-2012, 10:48 PM
I have gone through a plethora of vehicles over the years. I have owned everything thing from BMW to Toyota's. I refused to get a Civic, or a Honda for that matter due to the stereotype. Alas, I broke down and traded my 06 Suzuki GSXR 600 for a slammed Civic hatch with a B16. Being a complete Honda noob, I was unaware of the problems it had. The exhaust was complete garbage, it has a few wiring issues, and all the cheap routes taken. However, I love the car for what it is.


ALL UPDATES WILL BE IN THE FIRST POST. THIS IS MY LITTLE BLOG SINCE I AM KEEPING THIS WRONG WHEEL DRIVE THINGAMABOB

Mods-

Exterior:
Spoon style spoiler
Ebay OEM front lip

Interior:
New OEM carpet
NRG quick release
NRG Hub
Nardi 360mm Classic
Sparco Harness bar
Corbeau cam lock harnesses
Bride Rep seats
S2000 Push start

Sound:
Sony CDX-GT660UP
Ininiti Kappas
Civic Type R Navigation unit

Engine management:
USDM P30 ECU
Hondata S300
Innovate MTX-L AFR gauge

Suspension:
D2 Coilovers
PIC bushings
GSR rear disc brakes (not installed yet)

Engine:
B16A2
PLM T/A header
Injen short ram
HKS Hi Power cat-back
Megan racing resonator
Spoon Tension wires
Moroso Oil pan
Blox TPS sensor




2012 Summer plans:
have Hondata S300 installed in the P30-A00
B16B cam shafts
Toda Cam gears
Performer X Intake Manifold

2013 Plans:
B18C1 Bottom End
P30 Pistons
Clean up the engine bay
Ported and polished B16 head
Supertech valvetrain


Here is Day1.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0209-1.jpg


Many months later:
I enjoyed how low it was, but I hated the stance. So after trading the wheels, I raised the car up a few inches and bought a cat back exhaust in the process. The HKS Hi-Power was really hard to find and it sounds great so far. Not too ricey like the Skunk2.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0377-2.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0366-1.jpg


After months of title issues, I finally got the car under my name. The car isn't driven all that much if any. I will take it out on the weekends but as of now, she sits at home. After I splurged more than usual on family for Christmas, I bought a Seibon carbon fiber OEM hood. There was a dimple on the original hood and was bugging me. I also purchased a front lip (EBAY) and Spoon style spoiler and installed them a few weeks ago.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/2-1.jpg


Yes I know. I am a pure ricer. I have yet to really touch the engine and suspension. I just bought a load of interior parts such as Bucket seats, harnesses, harness bar, Nardi wheel, NRG hub, NRG quick release. I am going to take my friend's advice and drive it and change what I feel is needed.
I am pretty sure I will need to rebuild the engine within a year or so. It is smoking when I get on the throttle. I am hoping the new test pipe and the second oxygen sensor installed willhelp the issue. Last guy used and OBD2 harness with only 1 O2 sensor. The new pipe will have an O2 bung so that I may use 2. I am debating on going with a high quality LS-Vtech or keep the B16. I believe the K series is too mainstream and I want to stay away from it. It is a FANTASTIC engine but everyone is going K-series.


I have also purchased a PIC master bearing set. I know I want to go with an ASR 24mm rear swear bar, but as for as the rest of the suspension, I am a tad ignorant in this area. I have a good idea as to what I want but I want to heavily track the car and go from there if possible. I did purchase a rear disc brake set from a user on Honda-Tech, so I am hoping that will help a little.


Here is where I am at now. As many of you already know.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/EK1.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/4.jpg
I make very good money for my age. However, I have a crap load of bills thanks to an ex. So money is somewhat tight. I am trying to build up my savings (FINALLY) and keep my account at a specific number. So after a few months, I should be able to save a little more and continue to modify the car in the right direction.


26 Feb 12.
Well most of my recent purchase have arrived and the rest will be here early this week. The next few days I will be prepping the car for the installation of the new components. A lot of cleaning is needing to be done! Will be removing those horrid speaker wires.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0171-1.jpg


03 Mar 12
(Still waiting on Sparco for some hardware. Also my Nardi wheel should be in soon. The Corbeau harnesses will be in once the bar is installed.)
After spending 12 hours of fighting a seat, cutting carpet, and raging over hour; I finally made some progress. Here is the result of today's labor.


I KNOW! I NEED TO VACUUM!


http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0172-1.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0173-1.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0174-1.jpg


8 Mar 12


After work I thought it would be a good time to install my steering wheel and hub. Tis a real Nardi ordered from WekSos.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0176-1.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0180-1.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0184_01.jpg


11 Mar 12


I completed the interior and replaced the HKS test pipe with a Megan racing resonator with a new OBX O2 sensor. I have an engine scanner on the way to help me figure what all is causing my CEL to be on. I have also ordered 2 new Timken front wheel bearings and should be doing the rear disc brake conversion next weekend when the Prop valve arrives. I am going to use integra E-brake cables and just cut the rubber grommet. I have some Proseal that I am going to use to cover some unwanted holes to reduce windnoise. Anyone in the Aviation industry can tell you how nasty proseal smells when its not mixed together. Think of rotten eggs.


http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0204_01.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0198_01.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0195_01.jpg


24 Mar 12


Finally finished repainting the valve cover. After that, I drilled some holes in the exhaust flange so it will mate up to my resonator. My USDM P30 ECU arrived in the mail along with a Blox TPS sensor, obd2a-obd1 harness, and my final Timken wheel bearing. My Spoon Tension wires are on the way from Japan and my Hasport axles will be in Tuesday.


http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0247_01.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/DSC_0248_01.jpg

30 Mar 12

I finished replacing the axles, outer tie rods, and a couple of ball joints. However, my oil pan needs to be replaced due to a drain plug that has torn out the threads and has sheared. I am not going to go through the trouble for a busted and JB welded oil pain. I am going to replace it with a Moroso and new gasket.

11 Apr 12
The car is back on the ground. The Oil pan has been replaced and will begin to replace the fuel pump soon. I have quite a bit arriving in the mail this week so I started prepping for the new parts. Here is a sneak peak of what is to come.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0309.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0312.jpg


12 APR 12
I was a tad bored today so I did a mach S2K push start install. I have another Emergency button set on the way to replace the current scratched button panel. The Emergency button will be on the right hand side while the defrost relocated in the glove box. I have no heat or A/C so I won't need it really. Not until Winter rolls around.

Here are a few pics of it installed in the USDM center console. The final product will be installed in the 96-98 Civic Type R Navigation Console. I will have to do a little wiring for the console to work the way I want but it will only be a total of 8 wires.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0316.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0314-1.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0317.jpg

21 Apr 12
Well a few things came up and I had to move the starter button to a different location. About $5-70 later in electrical supplies, I finally have a new Sony headunit, Ek4 Navigation installed, and the starter button in. I may do a few more wiring solutions in order to get more power to the Sony so that I can get a little better sound.
Here are some pics take a while ago.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0324.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0337.jpg

26 Apr 12
Here is my next area of focus. I have replaced the radio and a couple of speakers in the car so I believe my interior is done for the most part. So I believe the Engine shall receive some attention next. This on may take a year or 2 to complete.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0005.jpg

12 May 12
After much work I finally got the Edelbrock performer X intake manifold port matched to the 68mm throttle body. I also installed a new fuel rail while I was at it. I know its pretty much useless as far as adding power is concerned but I had to please the inner ricer inside. I am also in the process of deleting the charcoal canister and its lines. Since I am running an OBD1 ECU, I really don't need or care for it. It is not a daily driver, thus gas mileage does not concern me. I just need to connect the evap lines and it will be done. All that is left is to adjust the ignition timing, due to the replacement of the distributor and add coolant. I am hoping to have a LOT more done next month. Hoping to get a lot of overtime hours in with my new schedule.

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0010.jpg

30 Jun 12
Theses parts are collecting dust at the moment.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/552540_4134160841645_504513118_n.jpg

13 Oct 12
I have been a tad busy so money has not been my friend. I have been slowly buying more parts. Here are my last major purchases.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/8E3924A9-47DC-4C44-9ACC-837549CE0142-2485-0000014789039D2D.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/406D1AD5-FA87-4666-B13A-8D588EABC666-2485-0000014699B51A6D.jpg

08APR13

Starting a new engine build. Going to use all OEM parts. Going to use a ported and polished PR3 head with a Supertech valve train.

http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/D723986C-C6B9-4BD4-A148-68D11F73585E-12741-00000709199C506A_zps28a0c222.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/6C46AAEA-2477-49EC-AE75-054FA4DF1268-12741-000007093E886404_zps965651f4.jpg

15APR13

Got a new part in the mail and I am working on the super riceyness(?) of my Civic. Starting to make this stereotypical.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/800182BE-8A2F-4747-80F6-2915C293F362-4137-00000286B4E9A908_zps89946c86.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/800182BE-8A2F-4747-80F6-2915C293F362-4137-00000286B4E9A908_zps89946c86.jpg.html)
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/37F19EC4-9BFE-4FE5-B76A-C38AF499BB96-4137-00000286B1BC2B0B_zpsd892225a.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/37F19EC4-9BFE-4FE5-B76A-C38AF499BB96-4137-00000286B1BC2B0B_zpsd892225a.jpg.html)

25APR13
Some more parts arrived in the mail. About to order a few more things and possibly finish out my AR-15 as well.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/null_zpse35ce776.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/null_zpse35ce776.jpg.html)

EssexCounty
04-03-2012, 07:08 PM
Looking good.!

GlennsEK
04-04-2012, 02:51 PM
Looks great man wish mine was as clean as yours, where did you get your harness bar from?

Munky
04-04-2012, 03:09 PM
if you dont mind me asking, did you pick the car off of some kid in the stone mountain area?

AZN_Pride
04-04-2012, 04:26 PM
if you dont mind me asking, did you pick the car off of some kid in the stone mountain area?

Not sure where he was from. It may have been from Stone Mountain. Why?

AZN_Pride
04-11-2012, 03:19 AM
Did a little work today. Not a whole lot.

Bacon
04-11-2012, 04:41 PM
I like where this is headed.

AZN_Pride
04-12-2012, 11:17 PM
12 APR 12
I was a tad bored today so I did a mach S2K push start install. I have another Emergency button set on the way to replace the current scratched button panel. The Emergency button will be on the right hand side while the defrost relocated in the glove box. I have no heat or A/C so I won't need it really. Not until Winter rolls around.

Here are a few pics of it installed in the USDM center console. The final product will be installed in the 96-98 Civic Type R Navigation Console. I will have to do a little wiring for the console to work the way I want but it will only be a total of 8 wires.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0316.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0314-1.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0317.jpg

AZN_Pride
04-21-2012, 08:23 PM
21 Apr 12
Well a few things came up and I had to move the starter button to a different location. About $5-70 later in electrical supplies, I finally have a new Sony headunit, Ek4 Navigation installed, and the starter button in. I may do a few more wiring solutions in order to get more power to the Sony so that I can get a little better sound.
Here are some pics take a while ago.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0324.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0337.jpg

C230K
04-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Where did you get that navigation system? That shits badass, even the push start NICE

AZN_Pride
04-26-2012, 03:15 AM
26 Apr 12
Here is my next area of focus. I have replaced the radio and a couple of speakers in the car so I believe my interior is done for the most part. So I believe the Engine shall receive some attention next. This on may take a year or 2 to complete.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0005.jpg

AZN_Pride
05-13-2012, 12:50 AM
UPDATE! For those that dont want to scroll up.

12 May 12
After much work I finally got the Edelbrock performer X intake manifold port matched to the 68mm throttle body. I also installed a new fuel rail while I was at it. I know its pretty much useless as far as adding power is concerned but I had to please the inner ricer inside. I am also in the process of deleting the charcoal canister and its lines. Since I am running an OBD1 ECU, I really don't need or care for it. It is not a daily driver, thus gas mileage does not concern me. I just need to connect the evap lines and it will be done. All that is left is to adjust the ignition timing, due to the replacement of the distributor and add coolant. I am hoping to have a LOT more done next month. Hoping to get a lot of overtime hours in with my new schedule.

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0010.jpg

EclipseE16g
05-31-2012, 05:47 PM
looking good!

AZN_Pride
06-11-2012, 01:00 PM
Well a valve seal or 2 needs to be replaced so I am going to remove the engine, respray the bay, replace the valve train, replace the HG, head studs, mild wire tuck, new clutch, and a few other things while I am at it.

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0041.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/DSC_0042.jpg

JGilbert312
06-12-2012, 01:24 AM
Looking good, I really like EK hatches, and yours is looking really nice.

Franco Tirador
06-13-2012, 12:07 AM
that navi console is sex!!!! i like how clean it looks, does everything on it work??, even if not it still looks so clean and complete, how much did it run you??

AZN_Pride
06-17-2012, 01:49 PM
Not everything works. I cant read Kanji either. Its mainly for eye candy. I found it CHEAP and I could resist.

I have a Quaife 1.5 LSD on the way. My Crower Stg2 cams arrived yesterday and my ST dual valve springs, retainers, seals, valve guides, and flat faced valves will be in by the end of this week as well.

AZN_Pride
06-30-2012, 11:43 PM
30 Jun 12
Theses parts are collecting dust at the moment.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/552540_4134160841645_504513118_n.jpg

whatsacivic?
07-01-2012, 07:31 AM
30 Jun 12
Theses parts are collecting dust at the moment.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/552540_4134160841645_504513118_n.jpg


didn't know you had all this stuff orderd, hey man lmk if you wana get at the civic today i dont have anything planned. i do have to get some hardware for my car but thats it.

AZN_Pride
07-01-2012, 12:05 PM
didn't know you had all this stuff orderd, hey man lmk if you wana get at the civic today i dont have anything planned. i do have to get some hardware for my car but thats it.


Why do you think I am broke? I bought a majority of that all in one month.

I have plans today. Ill probably work on it on our day off this week. All I lack is the "Bitch" pin and the drivers side axle.

CNH7207
07-04-2012, 06:20 PM
lots of new stuff did you grab some cam gears the stockys stand out like a sore thumb

CNH7207
07-04-2012, 06:20 PM
car looks good tho

whatsacivic?
08-06-2012, 09:05 PM
no updates in a while hows the rebuild coming.... sounds like you need some motivation.... come on guys help this guy out he needs help car would be so dope!!! just my :2cents: :2cents:.

AZN_Pride
08-11-2012, 02:01 AM
No new updates. I am considering g sellin this project and going with a carbed v8

AZN_Pride
10-14-2012, 12:56 AM
13 Oct 12
I have been a tad busy so money has not been my friend. I have been slowly buying more parts. Here are my last major purchases.
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/8E3924A9-47DC-4C44-9ACC-837549CE0142-2485-0000014789039D2D.jpg
http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s447/Sagara009/406D1AD5-FA87-4666-B13A-8D588EABC666-2485-0000014699B51A6D.jpg

AZN_Pride
01-03-2013, 04:57 AM
Been a bit lazy, but here is where I am at now. About to pull the engine and start working on the bay and head. Afterward, it's the transmission.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/5E1B51E3-1BD1-4DD8-BC8D-E348A553AB43-3227-000001D9FA058E6F.jpg

Bacon
01-03-2013, 12:17 PM
Looks great. I like that factory navigation. Cant imagine it was cheap or easy to come by.

Sent from my Galaxy S3 using Tapatalk.

AZN_Pride
03-31-2013, 12:19 AM
Picking this project up again after moving. Just ordered a ported and polished PR3-3 head after finding out my original head has a chewed up cam journal. It is far from being able to be line bored. Also have been doing a lot of work since the last update.

RandomGuy
03-31-2013, 08:35 AM
this build is beyond epic

AZN_Pride
04-08-2013, 09:12 PM
08APR13

Starting a new engine build. Going to use all OEM parts. Going to use a ported and polished PR3 head with a Supertech valve train.

http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/D723986C-C6B9-4BD4-A148-68D11F73585E-12741-00000709199C506A_zps28a0c222.jpg
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/6C46AAEA-2477-49EC-AE75-054FA4DF1268-12741-000007093E886404_zps965651f4.jpg

AZN_Pride
04-15-2013, 06:51 PM
15APR13

Got a new part in the mail and I am working on the super riceyness(?) of my Civic. Starting to make this stereotypical.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/800182BE-8A2F-4747-80F6-2915C293F362-4137-00000286B4E9A908_zps89946c86.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/800182BE-8A2F-4747-80F6-2915C293F362-4137-00000286B4E9A908_zps89946c86.jpg.html)
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/37F19EC4-9BFE-4FE5-B76A-C38AF499BB96-4137-00000286B1BC2B0B_zpsd892225a.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/37F19EC4-9BFE-4FE5-B76A-C38AF499BB96-4137-00000286B1BC2B0B_zpsd892225a.jpg.html)

AZN_Pride
04-25-2013, 08:58 PM
25APR13
Some more parts arrived in the mail. About to order a few more things and possibly finish out my AR-15 as well.
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/null_zpse35ce776.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/null_zpse35ce776.jpg.html)

AZN_Pride
05-12-2013, 10:12 PM
12MAY13

I got really bored today so I decided to mach setup the head and figure out where all the bolts go from Downstar. I also tact on a Sapporo beer cap on my Vtec Solenoid cover. I will get a cheap black one and do the same but with some compound we use in the Aviation world.

I know I need to touch up a few areas on the head with some paint but that can be done later.

http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/null_zps97ba49a2.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/null_zps97ba49a2.jpg.html)
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/null_zps8b418c52.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/null_zps8b418c52.jpg.html)
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/a8961ee1-be0c-4ad0-9f49-29987688fe68_zpsaa581955.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/a8961ee1-be0c-4ad0-9f49-29987688fe68_zpsaa581955.jpg.html)
http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af274/Sagara09/null_zpsa2bac3b7.jpg (http://s1015.photobucket.com/user/Sagara09/media/null_zpsa2bac3b7.jpg.html)