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EM1FTW
01-10-2010, 04:24 PM
As you can all probably guess from my username this is a build thread of my EM1. For those who don't know, EM1 is the chassis code of the 99-00 Civic SiR, which came stock with the twin cam, vtec, b16a2

I picked this car up on May 12th 2007 off a fellow beyonder, bone stock with the exception of a sub-par sony head unit and two 12inch subs in the trunk. I was in Grade 12 at the time, and life was awesome. I had a reasonably decent looking and somewhat quick car. I was on top of the world in my V-TAK

After owning the car for a few weeks I got sick of the stereo and put in most of my old setup from my previous car I had laying around, nothing special. Alpine speakers front and rear, 10 inch sub, Rockford Fosgate amp and a Pioneer premier head unit, which was later swapped out for an Alpine 7 inch flipout (Currently for sale BTW!!)

Shortly after I did my first "Performance Mod" if you can even call it that, a K&N drop in filter.

I drove the car for months like this, through the winter and everything.

In very early 2008 I purchased an AEM cold air intake for my car. It did pretty much nothing for performance but it sounded damn awesome, I was content.

Unfortunately I only really have one photo of my car in this state:
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/6103/stockcivic.jpg
one of mboldts first car shots right there!

In early-mid April a shop in the states called "King Motorsports" was having a blowout sale on skunk2 products. I bought a Megapower Catback system from them, mostly on impulse.

While waiting for the exhaust to arrive something awful happened, I was involved in an accident. I was sitting in traffic, the car behind me was rear ended, who hit me, and I hit the car in front of me. Luckily I was not found at fault for hitting the person in front of me and got the car repaired by insurance. Finally more then 3 months later my car was fixed and returned to me. I installed the exhaust and got rid of that god awful Honda emblem on the hood.
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6914/sir022.jpg
One of mboldts first rig shots :clap:

The exhaust pretty much got me hooked on modifying my car, as dumb as that sounds. I went on to order quite a few things for my car:
-Password:JDM Oem style foglights
-Stance GR+ coilovers
-16" Rota Slipstreams with 204/45ZR16 Toyo Proxes4 tires
-Skunk2 Shiftknob
-Civic Type R shift boot
-6k HID kit
-and of course, purple T1R lugnuts
This is how the car sat for most of 2008:
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6894/em1carwashstill.jpg
another mboldt photo (he's getting better!)

The winter of 08 the car sat parked in my garage when i got my first winter car, a shity 88 civic, it was free so who cares.

Over the winter I found a set of used Spoon seats for a very good price, so I snatched them up. To go with the seats I picked up a set of memory fab ultra low rails.
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/6223/spoondo.jpg
(taken in the spring)

Spring 09 rolled around, I couldn't be happier cruising around in my EM1. Then the time came when I figured it was time to address a fairly major part of the car, its huge lack of power.
I paid a visit to my friend Shoaib over at JDMsource. After a lot of talking and decision making, I decided to go with a 97 Spec Integra Type R motor. Along with the new motor I picked up some goodies for it: Samco rad hoses, ACT stage2 clutch, T1R test pipe and a PW:JDM whale penis intake. The replica foglights were also replaced with REAL OEM Raybrig foglights.
The swap was completed with the help from a few friends, as well as my Dad. (this next bit is fairly pic intensive)

The arrival of the motor
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/4392/arrival.jpg

Hanging in all its glory
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/4162/hangingc.jpg

Draining the fluids
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8646/drainging.jpg

Installing the new ACT cluth and flywheel onto the ITR (thanks speedtech!)
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/9126/clutch.jpg

Unhooking everything from the B16 with Craig
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/2262/unhooking.jpg

Pulling the motor with my Terence ("Infected" on here) and my Dad
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3086/dadmeterence.jpg

BAM! empty engine bay
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9669/emptyg.jpg

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures dropping the new engine in. So here it is:
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/1555/dropin.jpg

At the point we filled up all the fluids and got the engine ready to start. It couldn't have gone better, engine started like it had never been removed from a car, sounded amazing and had a perfect idle, I couldn't be more excited......until I took it out for the first test drive. The car had no 4th, 5th or reverse. and engaging 3rd was quite the process. I tried changing out the shift linkage, didn't help. The transmission was boned, I was PISSED. But since Shoaib is such an awesome guy he helped me out and gave me a new tranny when he very easily could have just said too bad and made me buy one.

Me and my Dad swapped out the transmission the next day. Finally, time for a test drive. Took the car out and loved it right away. Even not being able to give it full gas because of the brand new clutch I could tell the new motor had A LOT more "go" then the old B16. With the clutch broken in and being able to drive the car to its full potential was amazing.
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/6585/doneu.jpg
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/322/donecrusing.jpg
Thanks to Reggie for those shots.

The car was amazing. Drove it all the way to Vancouver and back without a hitch (where I picked up a T1R titanium shift knob). I loved it.

I experienced my first track day on Sept. 12 2009 (thanks Speedtech!) which really gave me a chance to give my car a proper shakedown. I could not be happier with how it preformed. Quick shot with Terence riding shotgun:
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3568/track.jpg

My radiator exploded shortly after the track day, it was replaced with a Koyo rad with a T1R cap
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2373/koyo.jpg

That pretty much finishes up 2009 for my car. I picked up a few things for it late in the season, so I'm going to cheat a bit and say they are 2010 mods.
Here is a quick preview
http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/9229/rpfc.jpg
Thanks to Weksos for the next bit:
http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2746/weksos.jpg

Thanks for reading guys! I will update this thread as soon as more mods come in :)

Errol.
01-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Sick Brad!

TimeAttack
01-10-2010, 04:32 PM
How did the car do at the race track with the swap?

Kardon
01-10-2010, 04:32 PM
Clean EM1, honestly one of the few cars I can appreciate silver paint.

Redlyne_jr
01-10-2010, 04:32 PM
ricer:poosie:

EM1FTW
01-10-2010, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by TimeAttack
How did the car do at the race track with the swap?
The car was an absolute BLAST at the track with the new engine


Originally posted by Kardon
Clean EM1, honestly one of the few cars I can appreciate silver paint.
Thanks!!

Nissan_Fanboy
01-10-2010, 04:42 PM
Wanna sell me a deck and your old rims? ;)
Love your car dude. Hopefully i can put as much work into mine and have as much appreciation as you do for your honda.

TimeAttack
01-10-2010, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by EM1FTW

The car was an absolute BLAST at the track with the new engine


No, I don't mean how was it to drive, I meant how did it do in regards to the clock that starts when the car leaves the line.

EM1FTW
01-10-2010, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by TimeAttack



No, I don't mean how was it to drive, I meant how did it do in regards to the clock that starts when the car leaves the line.
There is no lap timer on the track days.

If you mean 1/4 mile i ran a 16 flat my first run ever with the new engine. but i can't launch to save my life, Errol. will vouch for that.

Errol.
01-10-2010, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by EM1FTW

There is no lap timer on the track days.

If you mean 1/4 mile i ran a 16 flat my first run ever with the new engine. but i can't launch to save my life, Errol. will vouch for that.

haha yea, when you get beat by a 16 year old in a gsr thats pretty bad.

Errol.
01-10-2010, 04:48 PM
Edit...

EM1FTW
01-10-2010, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Errol.


haha yea, when you get beat by a 16 year old in a gsr thats pretty bad.
I was still ahead of you buy the end :poosie:

Redlyne_jr
01-10-2010, 04:54 PM
16 year olds that havnt hit puberty are light weight... :dunno: hahaha just joking errol

suprame
01-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Wow sick build. Never really liked the em1 chassis or silver cars till now you definately make me wanna get another honda

infected
01-10-2010, 05:06 PM
nicely done sir

EM1FTW
01-10-2010, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by suprame
Wow sick build. Never really liked the em1 chassis or silver cars till now you definately make me wanna get another honda
Thanks!


Originally posted by infected
nicely done sir
Thanks Terence, cruise control is halfway out :angel:

78si
01-10-2010, 05:29 PM
I just realized your an AV guy in SS. ;)

EM1FTW
01-10-2010, 05:30 PM
hahaha i WAS!
not anymore, they cut my hours back to zero :(

Sentry
01-10-2010, 06:05 PM
Looking good. :bigpimp:

2Valve0
01-10-2010, 06:14 PM
definately not my cup of tea and I love honda's...
To each their own I guess
Looks like a riceeerrr :nut:

Nissan_Fanboy
01-10-2010, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by 2Valve0
definately not my cup of tea and I love honda's...
To each their own I guess
Looks like a riceeerrr :nut:

Please tell me this is a joke.

gqmw
01-10-2010, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Nissan_Fanboy


Please tell me this is a joke.

Unfortunately it doesn't look like it is...

Sweet car tho!

Hamann
01-10-2010, 08:24 PM
:thumbsup:

Very nice work, always good to see people who put in their own time and effort to make their cars into what they want instead of just cutting a check for some shop to do it.

EM1FTW
01-10-2010, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by Hamann
:thumbsup:

Very nice work, always good to see people who put in their own time and effort to make their cars into what they want instead of just cutting a check for some shop to do it.

Thanks a lot man!

hoamic11
01-10-2010, 08:49 PM
Looks good man, clean and subtle. Was a good read :thumbsup:

Scope951
01-10-2010, 08:56 PM
great looking car!

one of the cleaner Em1 that I enjoy.

now get hellaflush and dumped and lets cruise!

eglove
01-10-2010, 09:24 PM
one of my favorites!

when did you get wilwoods!?!?!

Dim_Sum
01-10-2010, 09:32 PM
Niceee, how much oil does this go through? just kidding

EM1FTW
01-10-2010, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by eglove
one of my favorites!

when did you get wilwoods!?!?!
Just before I parked it Mario!

Deetz
01-10-2010, 09:46 PM
I just saw this thread now, looks good...only one thing....

I have the same car, same colour and same swap, LOL

eglove
01-10-2010, 10:12 PM
damnit man! i need to get crackin on the fit

Mr_ET
01-10-2010, 10:52 PM
very nice car!

Look forward to seeing this thing at the track next year. Try to keep up with my coupe :)

EM1FTW
01-11-2010, 12:02 PM
Hahahaha I doubt I'll keep up!
I'll try though!

Jeremiah
01-11-2010, 12:23 PM
Looks nice

EM1FTW
01-11-2010, 07:00 PM
I got the missing piece for my quick release setup in the mail today :) (Sorry for the iPhone picture)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5543/nardi.jpg

And just a random shot of the only sticker on my car

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9641/em1crew.jpg

Sorath
01-11-2010, 07:06 PM
RICER! jk brad you know i love you :hitit:

ntegra98rs
01-11-2010, 07:17 PM
nice car bruh, i can't wait to give it a run with my ls/vtakk :)

ottamania
01-11-2010, 07:21 PM
very clean job on the swap.

Get some R compounds to keep up in the corners with Mr_Et :)

I got a make my own build thread one of these days.

lookin4civic
01-11-2010, 09:11 PM
very sweet man!!! seeing yours makes me want to hurry up and get after my ek...

epp01
01-11-2010, 10:47 PM
It'd be a sweet car if the owner wasn't such a douche. :)

EM1FTW
01-11-2010, 11:38 PM
thanks jake! :hitit:

Redlyne_mr2
01-12-2010, 02:40 AM
Looks great bud!

mboldt
01-12-2010, 03:05 AM
Lookin good, need some sweet new pics though =P

89s1
01-12-2010, 03:09 AM
Nice build, See you around next summer. :)

01-12-2010, 02:56 PM
thats a fancy car u got there :thumbsup:

Redlyne_jr
01-12-2010, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by [email protected]
thats a fancy car u got there :thumbsup:

agreed.. i have sticker for you front window brad!!! u know what it is!! :thumbsup:

EM1FTW
01-12-2010, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
Looks great bud!
Thanks Ryan! Likewise with your build!


Originally posted by mboldt
Lookin good, need some sweet new pics though =P
oh @$$ yeah it does!


Originally posted by 89s1
Nice build, See you around next summer. :)
thanks man, yeah see you next summer for sure.


Originally posted by [email protected]
thats a fancy car u got there :thumbsup:
approval from the king of ballin' :bigpimp:
thanks Jackie!


Originally posted by ~Porsche~


agreed.. i have sticker for you front window brad!!! u know what it is!! :thumbsup:

YES YES YES

Skyline_Addict
01-13-2010, 02:56 AM
sexy em1!

riced
01-13-2010, 08:44 AM
nice to see a build thread haha
looks good dude!

Fadi
01-13-2010, 11:02 AM
looks great Brad!

keep it up!

scat19
01-13-2010, 12:48 PM
Actually looks really clean, good work - strange coming from me :thumbsup:

Only problem is your HID in your headlights :facepalm:

beyond_ban
01-13-2010, 12:58 PM
Loooookin good man. Can't wait to see it with the RPF1's.

EM1FTW
01-14-2010, 05:01 PM
Quick update

I pulled out the cruise control when I put in the new wheel. Cleaned up the engine bay. This picture also shows some goodies I forgot to mention previously: T1R Oil Cap, Tein Hood Dampers, ITR Brake master cylinder and of course, SPOON SOCKS :facepalm:

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/1653/nocruise.jpg

Also, I would like to give Johnathan at Honda West a HUGE thank you for finding me the plug for the hole in the firewall where the cruise control was. I'm sure he will chime in :D

EFHatch
01-14-2010, 05:10 PM
Build Looks great man! wish I had done the same.

Glad I could help you out. BTW get that black cover back on your exhaust manifold, looks a little silly IMO ;)

ShermanEF9
01-14-2010, 05:19 PM
lookin great brad, hopefully we can hang out this summer

EM1FTW
01-14-2010, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by EFHatch
Build Looks great man! wish I had done the same.

Glad I could help you out. BTW get that black cover back on your exhaust manifold, looks a little silly IMO ;)
hahaha I agree it looks awful!
I have to find the heatshield again.

I will throw it on tonight if i can find it!

EFHatch
01-14-2010, 05:24 PM
I have one at the shop if you need ;)
missing bolts though.

EM1FTW
01-14-2010, 05:28 PM
I need to find the bolts too haha
I will keep that in mind though!
Thanks man!

Has the price on that airbag tray changed? :poosie:
hahaha shoot me a pm if it has

ShermanEF9
01-14-2010, 05:28 PM
brad i still have my heat shield :P you can have it

EFHatch
01-14-2010, 05:52 PM
Yes, the price has changed but IMO I'd grab one from pick and pull as its much cheaper.

EM1FTW
01-14-2010, 05:59 PM
Alright.
I'm going down there tomorrow after school, I'll hit you up if i cant find one!

EFHatch
01-14-2010, 06:02 PM
silver hatch, was there on Saturday. if i had more time that day we would of snagged it :(

jdmSiR
01-14-2010, 08:43 PM
There, now leave me alone.

(Nobody will understand)

eglove
01-14-2010, 11:39 PM
yo i have a heatshield and the bolts if you need it

Sparx
01-15-2010, 07:47 AM
Damn brad seeing all the love makes me jealous, makes me want to post new pics in my thread lol

Rhystar
03-27-2010, 01:29 PM
sexy!

EM1FTW
05-11-2010, 03:10 AM
Alright.
First update in a long time, and its going to be short and shitty.

Lately i have added an AEM wideband custom mounted in an oem blockoff plate, and an autopower 4 point roll cage that I installed several weeks ago.

More updates to come though! this is going to be a good year!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs558.ash1/32507_417289656659_516331659_5345493_2315097_n.jpg

mboldt
05-11-2010, 03:22 AM
Muahahaha I can't wait for the monster exciting update you have coming :devil:

Gonna have sick photos to go along with it!!

Errol.
05-11-2010, 08:17 AM
Then theres your I heart porn magnet hiding in your car! that has to be a go fast mod

spacerz
05-11-2010, 09:29 AM
RPF1's never get old! Nice choice!

jdmsource
05-11-2010, 09:36 AM
Originally posted by mboldt
Muahahaha I can't wait for the monster exciting update you have coming :devil:

Gonna have sick photos to go along with it!!
hopefully to add to the monster update will be a trip to go see Tomco:angel:

EM1FTW
05-11-2010, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by mboldt
Muahahaha I can't wait for the monster exciting update you have coming :devil:

Gonna have sick photos to go along with it!!
Hahaha yes Mike. I know how excited you get over new air fresheners


Originally posted by Errol.
Then theres your I heart porn magnet hiding in your car! that has to be a go fast mod
Duh. Except I got it from you...sex pervert.


Originally posted by spacerz
RPF1's never get old! Nice choice!
Thanks! They were such an impulse buy. I just happened to find them in the EXACT size I wanted for a really good price. (16x8 +38 all around)


Originally posted by jdmsource

hopefully to add to the monster update will be a trip to go see Tomco:angel:
gtfo.
:english:
:angel:

Redlyne_jr
05-11-2010, 02:50 PM
Need more pictures of updatessssss :nut:

beyond_ban
05-12-2010, 02:27 PM
Looking clean as always. I have always loved the look of RPF1's on EM1's.

Errol.
05-12-2010, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by EM1FTW


Thanks! They were such an impulse buy. I just happened to find them in the EXACT size I wanted for a really good price. (16x8 +38 all around)


You mean the exact size i wanted!

And it wasnt me! im not the one who took it off some random car *cough* redlyne jr *cough*

EM1FTW
06-07-2010, 01:26 AM
Quick teaser pic :D

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs293.snc3/28326_10150180751870290_583770289_12910727_7716476_n.jpg

EM1FTW
06-08-2010, 06:21 PM
Couple random snaps of my car at the track. Photo's taken by mboldt and his friend Style

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs286.snc3/27976_10150170744030290_583770289_12585506_3283423_n.jpg

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3421/dsc3371.jpg

http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/7919/dsc3381.jpg

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8315/dsc3171h.jpg

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1791/dsc3142s.jpg

max_boost
06-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Love it! Looks great. So clean. :drool:

Errol.
06-08-2010, 09:37 PM
Lol i can see the airhorn in half the pics
Youre going to have to more that pretty soon ;)

962 kid
02-01-2013, 09:48 PM
http://illmotion.com/im-feature-brad-atkins-2000-civic-sir-2/

Bump! Hope to see some new pics this year and a new feature too

Guglianoh
02-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Wow! Speechless bro can't wait to see more

jgpoirier
02-03-2013, 05:21 PM
Looks awesome! It's been said before, and I agree, this is the only car I can appreciate in silver.

Errol.
02-04-2013, 08:16 PM
Best EM1 in the city! Lets see some updates from the 2012 season and what you have coming for 2013.

streethondas
02-04-2013, 10:01 PM
Lets see some recent shots K

Guglianoh
02-06-2013, 12:54 PM
Subscribed!!!!!

xplicit_sir
02-06-2013, 02:10 PM
Nice car!! Makes me wish I never sold my SIR

pholai
09-24-2017, 10:51 PM
sub'd!

beyond_ban
09-25-2017, 12:10 PM
sub'd!

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