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88CRX
03-17-2009, 10:18 PM
Figured why not do up a build thread, seems to be the popular thing to do lately. Anyways.....


Late September 2004. Picture was taken right after picking it up from the dealership. Brand new 2004 Honda Civic SIR in taffeta white.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/brandnewsept2004.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/sept2004_01.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/sept2004_02.jpg


Oh snap…. CRX what what.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/ep3yo_13.jpg


Didn't stay stock for very long. Initial plans were some lowering spring, some wheels, type r replica lip & wing and then that's it. LOL famous last words.


December 2004:
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/dec2004.jpg



Added a ton of shit over the next year or so….. spoon N1 exhaust, jdm ctr side skirts, replica front/rear lips, carbon wing, carbon hood, type R EP3 rims, jdm ctr window visors, etc etc. Also had installed some Eibach ProKit springs (biggest waste of money/time ever).

Pro-kit springs:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/ep3_1.jpg

Tein coilovers:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/coils7.jpg


Also cleaned up the engine bay a bunch. HKS intake, painted valve cover, spoon plug cover, and some other small touch ups.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/coils10.jpg


Beyond booth in 2006 (I think?)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/dtp22.jpg


At this point I figured it was pretty much wrapped up. Just leave it alone and enjoy it. In fact the car remained virtually the same for almost 2 years. Only some minor things. Smashed the c/f lip, so it was repaired and paint matched (thanks screamin’)
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/racecity02.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/racecity04.jpg

88CRX
03-17-2009, 10:18 PM
Picked up some Rota’s for winter.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/slips4.jpg

Couple winters passed…. Daily driven FTW
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/winter02.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/winter01.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/winter03.jpg

Paint matched mode…. Sweet shot by Trevor.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/DSC_4959smlwmk.jpg

UrbanE cover
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/cover_FINAL.jpg

Slapped some new rubber on the CTR wheels.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/azenis_1.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/city-view-07.jpg

Once again everything was all and well….. didn’t last long. After a slight mod hiatus winter 2008 was pretty retarded. Dumped a bunch more money into the never ending money pit lol.

JDM EP3 Recaros:
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/PICT3431.jpg

And who doesn’t need an overpriced harness for daily driving lol
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/ryan_ep3_09.jpg

Overnight from Japan. JDM bumper, bumper support & Air Walker lip. All of which cost a small forture…. Ugg.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/bumper_05.jpg

Shaved licence plate bolt holes. Also got the Volks and rubber after a long wait over the winter.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/volks_02.jpg

Test fitted the new shoes.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/volks_07.jpg

More overnight from Japan. JDM CTR projector headlights.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/ctr-lights_09.jpg

88CRX
03-17-2009, 10:18 PM
Finally all back together for DTP 2008 (amazing shots by Jason aka ‘riced’).
Did some more engine mods. DC Race Header, and a custom 2.5” midpipe from Epic Welding Jason Lang and some other small engine bits.
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/dtp_ep3_02.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/dtp_ep3_06.jpg

More summer 2008
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/ep3_pic_11.jpg

Mbolt shot!
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/DSC_6308-1copy.jpg

As it sat before most was disassembled for yet another winter lol.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/nwp_01.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/ep3-tint-01.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/ep3-tint-02.jpg

Unlike some of the other beyond balers there’s nothing too major for this year…. just a couple minor upgrade/updates.

Anyways that’s it…. nothing too special just another Honda fan boy.

The end.

EK 2.0
03-17-2009, 10:22 PM
Man that is IT...I AM gonna make a thread like this for Hollie...

and do I have to go in and fix ALL your links Homie...haha...

88CRX
03-17-2009, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by EK 2.0
Man that is IT...I AM gonna make a thread like this for Hollie...

and do I have to go in and fix ALL your links Homie...haha...

Hoooooolie! Do it.

Links should be fixed....:nut:

al-ti2d
03-17-2009, 10:29 PM
nice thread! that air walker lip is balllllin' :thumbsup:

EK 2.0
03-17-2009, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by 88CRX

Unlike some of the other beyond balers there’s nothing too major for this year…. just a couple minor upgrade/updates.



I just noticed this statement....

You too are one of the beyond ballers mang...

Redlyne_mr2
03-17-2009, 10:52 PM
I love your EP3 man one of the nicest around for sure...thanks for sharing!!!

Trini
03-17-2009, 10:57 PM
just lovely:drool:

403ep3
03-17-2009, 11:00 PM
Nicest ep in calgary!

I saw that you bought that new greddy exhaust? Didn't happen to receive it yet, did you? Video!!

7thgenvic
03-17-2009, 11:01 PM
Love the dirty south representing :)

buh_buh
03-17-2009, 11:23 PM
my favourite mini minivan in Calgary

Mr_ET
03-18-2009, 06:28 AM
Nicely done man, tasteful mods and nothing is over the top.

Time to wake up the k20a3 now!:burnout:

GQBalla
03-18-2009, 06:46 AM
Nicee. I'm loving it

Dj_Stylz
03-18-2009, 07:14 AM
Looking good Ryan. I love that bumper. :thumbsup:

SpoonEG6
03-18-2009, 07:21 AM
So clean:thumbsup:

Very nice.. keep up the good work man.

B20EF
03-18-2009, 07:35 AM
Nice Ryan :thumbsup:

cancer man
03-18-2009, 07:43 AM
very nice,sharp looking and it doesn't have that rice look to it.
well done.

prudzzz
03-18-2009, 12:31 PM
looks clean, but you need a turbo kit in that little car so it has some "go" as well :)

88CRX
03-18-2009, 12:49 PM
Thanks guys.




Originally posted by 403ep3
Nicest ep in calgary!

I saw that you bought that new greddy exhaust? Didn't happen to receive it yet, did you? Video!!

Yup, Greddy Spectrum Elite cat back exhaust.... just showed up yesterday.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/greddy_01.gif

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/greddy_02.gif


Won't be on the car until it's nice out.... plus I have some scraping issues on my driveway since the road top coat isn't paved yet.




Originally posted by 7thgenvic
Love the dirty south representing :)
Southern_JDM :thumbsup:


Originally posted by Mr_ET
Nicely done man, tasteful mods and nothing is over the top.
Time to wake up the k20a3 now!:burnout:
Yea, now that the warrantee is done and over with I'll replace and upgrade as shit breaks..... helps justify the mods lol.




Originally posted by B20EF
Nice Ryan :thumbsup:
Thanks, now where's your build thread :burnout:

EK 2.0
03-18-2009, 01:16 PM
What are you doing with the spoon exhaust??

88CRX
03-18-2009, 02:33 PM
Originally posted by EK 2.0
What are you doing with the spoon exhaust??

It's going up for sale once I get a chance to clean it up.... way too damn loud with the race header. Wanna buy it?

EK 2.0
03-18-2009, 03:23 PM
Originally posted by 88CRX

It's going up for sale once I get a chance to clean it up.... way too damn loud with the race header. Wanna buy it?


Man would I ever love to haha...but I ain't got the coinage...Plus not like anything is wrong with my current set up haha...

chkolny541
03-18-2009, 03:28 PM
nicest EP3 ive ever personally seen :thumbsup:

LadyLuck
03-18-2009, 03:39 PM
:love:

Beauty!

jsn
03-18-2009, 03:50 PM
I like it with the stock hood over the CF hood. Very nice car:thumbsup:

CSMRX7
03-18-2009, 03:57 PM
I remember back in the day when this car was stock. Love how it has evolved, makes me miss my EP3 :(

88CRX
03-20-2009, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by jsn
I like it with the stock hood over the CF hood. Very nice car:thumbsup:
Stock hood has a big gouge in it.... which sucks cause I also prefer the white hood over the carbon.


Originally posted by CSMRX7
I remember back in the day when this car was stock. Love how it has evolved, makes me miss my EP3 :(
Yea that was forever ago..... damn. Like a dozen Ep's at one meet. I don't think anyone that was at that meet still has their EP besides me, maybe some of the Edmonton folk but none of the Calgary guys.

EK 2.0
03-20-2009, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by 88CRX

Stock hood has a big gouge in it.... which sucks cause I also prefer the white hood over the carbon.


Pull a Redlyne and paint your CF homie...

I am sort of toying with that idea right now...

brandon
03-20-2009, 12:47 PM
Ryan I have always loved your car.. makes me miss my old EP3!
I will have to check out a summer beyond meet to see all these new fresh mods :)

403Gemini
03-20-2009, 01:19 PM
Ever miss the 88 CRX Ryan? Remember the days of you at home depot with the 88 CRX and me at Staples with the 89 Integra? :clap:

403ep3
03-20-2009, 01:30 PM
How much are you gonna sell the spoon exhaust for? :poosie:

I might buy it =) I want a twin loop but can't find any :banghead:

CSMRX7
03-20-2009, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by 88CRX

Stock hood has a big gouge in it.... which sucks cause I also prefer the white hood over the carbon.


Yea that was forever ago..... damn. Like a dozen Ep's at one meet. I don't think anyone that was at that meet still has their EP besides me, maybe some of the Edmonton folk but none of the Calgary guys.

I think you are the last man standing, but the car sure turned out nice, am glad you saw it through. The car has the nice modded look without being over done!

Redlyne_mr2
03-20-2009, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by EK 2.0



Pull a Redlyne and paint your CF homie...

I am sort of toying with that idea right now...
Painted CF.... when the sun is shinning you see the weave!

NickGT
03-20-2009, 02:01 PM
I remember when you posted that you picked up the EP3. I also watched all the mods unfold with every update of your signature image over the last few years. I really like what you've done with the car. Very tasteful mods that suit the car. Nice work :thumbsup:

88CRX
03-20-2009, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by EK 2.0

Pull a Redlyne and paint your CF homie...
I am sort of toying with that idea right now...
c/f hood has hail damage..... so pretty much they're both fucked. Guess it's time for a new hood all together lol.


Originally posted by brandon
Ryan I have always loved your car.. makes me miss my old EP3!
I will have to check out a summer beyond meet to see all these new fresh mods :)
Yea man... we gotta go cruising this summer when you're in town!


Originally posted by 403Gemini
Ever miss the 88 CRX Ryan? Remember the days of you at home depot with the 88 CRX and me at Staples with the 89 Integra? :clap:
Yea lol.... long time ago now. I dunno if I miss my crx cause it was old and rusty..... but I really want to build a CRX. Maybe next winter :dunno:


Originally posted by 403ep3
How much are you gonna sell the spoon exhaust for? :poosie:

I might buy it =) I want a twin loop but can't find any :banghead:
I dunno..... I gotta check to see what condition its in first.


Originally posted by NickGT
I remember when you posted that you picked up the EP3. I also watched all the mods unfold with every update of your signature image over the last few years. I really like what you've done with the car. Very tasteful mods that suit the car. Nice work :thumbsup:
Thanks dude.

Impreza
03-20-2009, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2

Painted CF.... when the sun is shinning you see the weave!

Are you serious? I have my doubts but that would be awesome haha. I am just about to paint my cf hood lol

Eleanor
03-20-2009, 04:21 PM
Squeaky clean :thumbsup:

gpomp
03-20-2009, 04:32 PM
ballin :bigpimp:

Redlyne_mr2
03-20-2009, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by Impreza


Are you serious? I have my doubts but that would be awesome haha. I am just about to paint my cf hood lol
Yep depends on the quality of your hood, who you get to paint it and what color it is but all the weave shows through on my car.

INITIALD
03-20-2009, 07:30 PM
:poosie:

4doorj
03-21-2009, 09:18 AM
By far my favorite EP3 that I've seen.
Sooo clean!

03-22-2009, 12:45 AM
car is HAWT!!!! love it :drool:

Jeremiah
03-22-2009, 02:45 AM
Looking good

pinoyhero
03-22-2009, 07:45 AM
Gorgeous ride.

pinoyhero
03-22-2009, 08:23 AM
Damn, who dat in the orig post?

EK 2.0
03-22-2009, 09:02 AM
Originally posted by pinoyhero

Damn, who dat in the orig post?



Mercedes Terrell....She was the beyond booth model for DTP that year...

88CRX
03-22-2009, 04:17 PM
Thanks guys!


Except for:

Originally posted by INITIALD
:poosie:
no thank you.

Aleks
03-22-2009, 04:24 PM
Good work!

And :thumbsup: for driving it all year instead of parking it for 8 months out of the year like a lot of guys would!

88CRX
03-22-2009, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by Aleks
Good work!

And :thumbsup: for driving it all year instead of parking it for 8 months out of the year like a lot of guys would!

Fuck.... days like today make we wish I had something else to drive.

Ripped the front splash guard off yet again lol..... I plowed most of south Calgary today :banghead:

max_boost
03-23-2009, 09:22 AM
Originally posted by 4doorj
By far my favorite EP3 that I've seen.
Sooo clean! Totally man. So hot. Love it!:thumbsup: :hitit:

It is brutal daily driving it though. It's one thing if it was stock but this one is modded nicely. This winter was especially harsh on my WRX. It went from clean/mint to looking like it got beat up in the playground haha

riced
04-03-2009, 09:33 AM
ballin'!
that is too sick haha
nice job, Ryan.

88CRX
04-12-2016, 11:16 AM
Inspired by Nismodrifter some updates from last decade for my heap.

2008

Took a roadtip to Vancouver with my dad as Honda Tuning was shooting the car for a magazine feature. Did the drive with a stupid loud Spoon N1 exhaust with a race header. Worst idea ever with ridiculous drone for 12+ hours and swore off long road tips in this car when I returned (more on that later). Also sold the whole exhaust system immediately after I got back for the Greddy Spectrum Elite which was pictured above somewhere.

http://i.imgur.com/fhyyb78.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/RrAV2Gn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/41t3irz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NElneSv.jpg

2008 was a long time ago..… who knows what the hell else happened.


2009

Magazine feature finally was released after taking forever to make it to print. Honda Tuning July 2009 issue.

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/honda-tuning_ep3_01.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/honda-tuning_ep3_02.jpg

http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x24/88crx2/honda-tuning_ep3_03.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/h-t-feature.jpg

Also right around this time I decided to take the car for some rips around Racecity so brake upgrades, CTR rear sway, Skunk 2 LCA’s and Beak tie bar. After all that stupid winter driving pictured above this was all a giant pain in the ass, lots of rusty bolts. Replaced as much hardware as possible with new Honda brackets and bolts.

http://i.imgur.com/KiwD1gO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gkRd7RY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fIYaEpc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3l5LwK4.jpg

New Volks (these were the formula silver RE-30’s) cause I’m stupid when it comes to wheels. Totally didn’t need these nor did I really even like them that much.

http://i.imgur.com/OnrZruc.jpg

Waaaaaa! Still had the old white CE’s with decent amount on the tires so I figured I’d run them bare on the track.

http://i.imgur.com/T32x0sV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yUFNd73.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/NSeshOY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/aeLiSDE.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/3914302491_ba82f4f60b_o.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/3914154377_dbc6607792_o.jpg

Also finally bought a new daily so I didn't have to destroy the car in the winter any further.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/element-rota_02.gif

88CRX
04-12-2016, 11:23 AM
And just before winter some updated shots from Jason, aka Riced.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2670/3958140930_485d01c1b1_o.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2621/3958140628_c9fcda32a2_o.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2442/3957363153_a89a273e0c_o.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2537/3957363005_78640a51f8_o.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3476/3958128400_5838dc2a18_o.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2668/3958139718_fa7bc73cc5_o.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2454/3958127726_908b1db2eb_o.jpg

revelations
04-12-2016, 11:27 AM
Thats a great looking minivan! Still have to find a body kit for mine.

I did find the window vents interfere with left hand visibility quite a bit, esp around left corners. You must have a huge blind spot with the non-see through ones.

Errol.
04-12-2016, 07:14 PM
Your update is still a few years too old!

403ep3
04-13-2016, 01:46 PM
happy to see you kept your EP3. I miss mine, some days, when I see others on the road.:cry:

G-ZUS
04-13-2016, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by 88CRX
Also finally bought a new daily so I didn't have to destroy the car in the winter any further.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/element-rota_02.gif

Is that the rebuilt one that was recently on Kijiji?

88CRX
04-13-2016, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by revelations
Thats a great looking minivan! Still have to find a body kit for mine.

I did find the window vents interfere with left hand visibility quite a bit, esp around left corners. You must have a huge blind spot with the non-see through ones.

Thanks. Mine are the OEM JDM visors, they're smoked but you can still see through them.


Originally posted by Errol.
Your update is still a few years too old!

Lots of pictures to sift through!


Originally posted by 403ep3
happy to see you kept your EP3. I miss mine, some days, when I see others on the road.:cry:

Yea don't see many on the roads these days. There is a white one with a carbon wing I see in the Inglewood area quite often.


Originally posted by G-ZUS


Is that the rebuilt one that was recently on Kijiji?

No idea. I sold it several months ago. Was not rebuilt when I bought or sold it.

nismodrifter
04-13-2016, 03:56 PM
Slacker.

Redlyne_mr2
04-13-2016, 11:51 PM
iconic

88CRX
04-14-2016, 09:36 AM
2010

Now that I didn’t have to drive the car to work every day I figured it was a decent time to throw a roll cage in the car, add 4 point harnesses and rip out the steering wheel airbag.

Autopower 4 point, race version. Contemplated going with the 6 point for a long time but figured the door bars were going to be a huge pain in the ass (good call after seeing how much a pain in the ass the 4 point was to install). Off to Calgary Powder Coating for a coat of fresh white, came back looking great.

http://i.imgur.com/PEhKets.jpg

Also ordered up some custom white Willans harnesses, had heard rumours that you could custom order any color you wanted so I called them up in the UK, asked if they could do white and they agreed to do them. They took literally forever (several month) but they finally arrived. Also got a Vertex steering wheel, extra deep.

http://i.imgur.com/xjHMFki.jpg

Interior out, cage in, interior back in, measure, interior back out, cage back out, cut/trim, cage back in, interior back in….. repeat 3 or 4 times. Worst install ever having to crawl around in the hatch with the interior half in. But in the end it looked great.

http://i.imgur.com/HhqOwjJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4deVhqy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/o4eiuX4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/eMIWGpL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3R5AxDc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Q9jheJk.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/liLYqBQ.jpg

And done.

http://i.imgur.com/6HYn3MW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ZBoP9l3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/e59QIxd.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SZcrbQw.jpg

Out of nowhere J’s Racing dropped widebody front fenders for the EP3 so I immediately ordered them up without much thought as to having to deal with paint or wider wheels/tires sizes. Also figured might as well get some J’s carbon fiber canards at the same time, ‘to save on shipping’ haha. Canards showed up relatively quickly so I slapped them on. Fenders took forever…. Didn’t get them for several months. And sold the RE-30’s so back to the CE’s until I could decide WTF I was going to do for new wheels.

http://i.imgur.com/AKOXIvj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/X4eh49c.jpg

Nearing the end of 2010 I had some new plans (ie: fenders) so I started hoarding more parts plus a couple overnight shipments from Japan (not really).

88CRX
04-14-2016, 09:37 AM
Originally posted by nismodrifter
Slacker.

:thumbsup:


Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
iconic

Naw :nut:

EK 2.0
04-14-2016, 09:39 AM
I wish my Civic was as cool as yours!!:love:

88CRX
04-14-2016, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by EK 2.0
I wish my Civic was as cool as yours!!:love:

Shit man! Yours is way cooler than mine.

Just wait till my updates hit a wall in 2011/2012 and all I have is "pulled out of storage, drove the car 5 times, put the car back in storage" haha.

EK2.0 build thread!

EK 2.0
04-14-2016, 10:24 AM
Originally posted by 88CRX


Shit man! Yours is way cooler than mine.



Dunno homie...I have a couple of cool parts...but YOUR car got my name into Honda Tuning shoutouts hahaha...

NoPulp
04-14-2016, 10:55 AM
Great build!
I'm not much of a honda fanboy, but I do like most R versions. Especially a nicely built hatch.

Keep the updates coming!

88CRX
04-19-2016, 10:55 AM
2011

http://imgur.com/AVjAuN9.jpg

So with 2010 coming to a close I wanted new wheels, ‘needed’ new wheels for the widebody fenders so I searched all the usual Honda forums daily for something wider and preferably staggered. Now keep in mind there are very few people modifying this generation Civic so there is almost no information available for what widths/offsets fit and I have newly released wide body fenders coming that nobody has installed and J’s can’t even make up their minds as to how wide they are… first they’re 15mm wider, then 25mm so who knows how screwed I’m going to be hah. Fenders finally showed up, cracked… shit. Got some quote from bodyshops and everyone wanted to blend half the car so I decided the fender aren’t going on.

Anyways I stumbled upon a set of Volk SE-37k’s for sale in California with lots of curb marks and bad discoloring due to JDM brake dust (like every set of used wheels that come out of Japan) in 17x8.5+30 and 17x7.5+30. Boom, done. Around the same time there were a couple guys in Seattle building crazy EP3 and they’ve ordered up 17x8.5+30 front and rear so I figured I’d be ok ish.

At the same time the front ride height bothered the shit out of me, I wanted it another 1” lower to even out with the back. The Tein coilovers that were on the car were several years old, couldn’t go any lower and had been through a couple winters so they were all seized up and rusty so I figured it was time for something new. Again speaking with the guys out of Seattle they both had ordered up Buddy Club Race Spec coilovers but has trouble getting the fronts low enough so they went a step further and ordered up custom length springs from Swift. Figured what the hell. Did a similar setup to them so I could slam the car. At the same time the suspension hadn’t been taken apart in several years (plus winter driving) so there was some rusty ass bolts, ordered up all new hardware for the entire suspension setup and anti-seized everything before it went back together. Suspension installed, and dumped it all the way down, finally.

http://imgur.com/6Q3bj6K.jpg

http://imgur.com/2Ckftoz.jpg

Wheels finally showed up so I did a test fit….. fuck. Looks like I need fenders but figured I’d get the suspension dialed in and then decide if the fenders were needed or not.

http://imgur.com/neHDP3l.jpg

http://imgur.com/bGD7pdh.jpg

Test fit #1 not looking good.
http://imgur.com/mEiK0HX.jpg

Test fit #2 with tires still not looking great.
http://imgur.com/QHThQAf.jpg

All the while this was going on I decided I wanted to do the wheels in a crazy color, bright fucking orange, so the red seats obviously didn’t work so they were sold over winter and I stumbled on a deal for new Status carbon/Kevlar Ring GT seats in black. Yes please. Probably dropped 40lbs a seat (gained it all back with the cage haha) but I was happy. Wasn’t sure how the non reclinable, 1 piece buckets were going to work out in the comfort department but what hell!

http://imgur.com/TS0RwX4.jpg

http://imgur.com/PJ8Dh20.jpg

Decided to go with slightly smaller tires, north American EP3 tire size is 215/45/17 however the CTR’s in Japan had 215/40/17 so I decided to go with the 40 profile to hopefully buy a little extra fender clearance. Slapped the tires on test fitted again, still fucked. Wasn’t really sure how much camber I could get out of the new coilover setup which had camber plates; but maxed it out (think it ended around -2.5) lowered the car, fingers crossed and it fit perfect. Thank god. At this point I swore off having to deal with new tire/wheel setups haha. What a pain in the ass. Some people probably don’t understand but when you want everything to turn out perfect your OCD kicks in and when you don’t know if it’s going to work it’s not fun anymore. Luckily it worked out.

Ride height set just perfect.

http://imgur.com/qVcrkKP.jpg

Slapped the Volks on and hit up the 403Honda/Beyond Chinook meet (RIP) with an ear to ear grin. Hello to resident realestate agent Jordans new (at the time) lambo with the photobomb.

http://imgur.com/hXG89to.jpg

http://imgur.com/OcmlfRs.jpg


And then it was done... added the orange banner for extra rice/hardpark points. Love this picture with the wheel color peeking out.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5267/5883179570_277f9a62fe_b.jpg

88CRX
04-19-2016, 10:55 AM
And some more pics.... from Riced as usual :thumbsup:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5307/5882618655_d64b3b46cb_b.jpg

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hurrdurr
04-19-2016, 03:54 PM
Ryan, I miss mine, let me drive this lol

88CRX
04-22-2016, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by hurrdurr
Ryan, I miss mine, let me drive this lol

Funny story, I believe there is only 1 person (besides me) that has ever driven this car. Gpomp drove it one time while I romped and shit my pants in his turbo Civic :burnout:

INITIALD
04-22-2016, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by 88CRX


Funny story, I believe there is only 1 person (besides me) that has ever driven this car. Gpomp drove it one time while I romped and shit my pants in his turbo Civic :burnout:

Runnin red lights eh bud

88CRX
04-22-2016, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by INITIALD


Runnin red lights eh bud

Um yea....

hurrdurr
04-22-2016, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by 88CRX


Funny story, I believe there is only 1 person (besides me) that has ever driven this car. Gpomp drove it one time while I romped and shit my pants in his turbo Civic :burnout:

Is that a hint that you want to drive my C63? lol

Errol.
04-24-2016, 09:56 PM
Why are you lying to people about seized teins. Still on a car not blown in 2016!