View Full Version : Henry's 96 hatchback.

30-12-11, 02:22 AM
Hey guys. Been on this site for a while now and have decided its time to show off my student build..

This is a copy and paste from my thread on ozhonda..

Got my civic back in May from a mates work buddy. It had over 200,000kms on it but it was very clean and stock as a rock, except for a small patch of rust and a small paint chip. It was a cxi but i was given an offer i couldn't refuse. It also had a gli cluster with the tacho which was a bonus.



As i was on my L's back then, there were only small mods i wanted to do to make it comfortable for me when i got my P's. First thing I did was upgraded all the speakers from OEM. I purchased some Digital Design 6x9s for the rear and was given some random Pioneer speakers for the front. Overall, I was pretty happy with the sound quality of the music.


After learning to properly drive manual, I decided it was time i deresonated the airbox to make it sound better. Soon after, some mates shouted me a custom air intake which made the car sound pretty gun.



lol not me btw


YAY for intake! :)

Also restored my headlights as they were cloudy as **** and bought a new set of headlights.


lol cant really tell the difference, but it was pretty major.


After a couple of months an OEM CTR shiftboot came up on the forsale thread so I quickly picked that up. After a week, it came to my door and I was pleased with its condition.

http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/281980_10150258654605782_704670781_7358847_5015023 _n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281530_10150258654820782_704670781_7358850_7025851 _n.jpg


Once I had my P's and was driving around more, I felt the car needed more of a beastier look so I bought a CTR style lip kit from JDMyard while it was on sale. Also did a diy grill. It was a hassle but it looked okay in the end.




I didnt install the rear yet though cos it doesnt look as good unpainted.

This week was one of the most exciting weeks for the car. A mate of mine upgraded his shocks and sold me his old ones for $100. I'm pretty happy with the ride height and taking off the old hubcaps was one of the best decisions ive made since i bought the car.






Tonight, I finally brought myself over to AutoBarn to do the ek9 style rear lights. Turned out fkn awesome. Also offset the number plate to give it a more aggressive look.





Me and my mates civics chilling in the garage haha.




30-12-11, 02:24 AM
Anyway, the springs i got from my mate had settled over time and the car has lowered itself a bit more. Scraping and bottoming out on every hump lol. I love this height though so theres no changing that :L

How she sits for a few more days.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/815/20111202165232.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/268/20111202165232.jpg/)

About a week ago, a mate's mate did a b-swap on his civic. He said his car was too low after the swap and wanted to revert back to oem height LOL. It was perfect for me since I didnt need my springs anymore, so we worked out a deal. I ended up straight swapping my oem shocks + springs for an aftermarket d-series header. They were installed in that same week, but I ran into some small problems. First problem was that the O2 sensor cable had to be extended. Now during this time, the headers were about 95% installed and it was around 1 or 2 am in the morning. I did not want to turn around now and reinstall my old oem headers haha. So i did a bit of research and turns out that O2 cable extensions were common when installing aftermarket headers. We ended up extending the O2 cable from the engine loom and routing it to the actual O2 sensor. Once that was done, everything was hooked up and all bolts were checked. I then started the engine up and let the new gasket and sealant work its magic. I let it sit for about 20 minutes before taking it out for a drive.

I then took the car out a drove around "da area". Everything seemed fine and I felt there was more torque around the whole rev range. However, when i drive it hard, there is a sound that sounds like the headers a shaking or that there is a very small leak. Ive decided to test them for a week and check for any dark deposits around the headers which would imply a leak. Btw, is it essential to tighten the headers up to honda torque specs?

Anyway, this Sunday I finally picked up my set of buddyclub P1s. They weren't the best specs - 15x6.5 around +40 area, but they were extremely light. I got a mate to wrap them for me as he works at Lexus Australia. He will get them to me by tomorrow and I cant wait. He also sold me a set of gold wheel nuts which he bought on impulse the same night he sold them to me LOL.

P1's in the boot. So dirty.

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/5539/20111204201954.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/20111204201954.jpg/)

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1886/20111204201941.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/97/20111204201941.jpg/)

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7961/img76421.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/248/img76421.jpg/)

Anyway thats whats happened in the passed month. Will update with more pics of headers and wheels soon.


30-12-11, 02:26 AM
Alright guys. I mounted the wheels onto my car and I'm loving its new look. Heres a few pics.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6475588735_46f11454c9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475588735/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7016/6475588643_9e06c7a65b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475588643/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6475588467_1bd0cf8964.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475588467/)

Centered the number plate cos i got sick of the offset.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6475588403_29e0a54d39.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475588403/)

Panorama shot of my mates teg and my ek. Love this photo.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6475588315_0b732a9c59.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475588315/)

getting wrapped..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6475588799_a636f7559f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475588799/)

and these are pics of the headers..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6475589039_a428136989.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475589039/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7016/6475588955_703d94e699.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475588955/)

working under the car. SAFETY FIRST!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6475588881_6dddc32a18.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475588881/)

lol and also test fitting a set of rp01s i was about to buy.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6475615093_c070e9a515.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6475615093/)

Sorry for poor quality photos. Was using mobile camera :s


30-12-11, 02:26 AM
So recently I went on a roadtrip with some friends and took a couple flicks of the cars there. Here are some..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6594011433_e212bd0f44_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594011433/)

madd camber..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6594011147_c7b43c5ff9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594011147/)

madd ride height!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6594010827_65f095559b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594010827/)

at the entrance with my mates teg which now has a jdm front on it.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6594010953_e73e36ee88_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594010953/)

night rolling shot..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6594010717_32f27a6f22_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594010717/)

day rolling shot.. Props to my mate who took the photo.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6594011303_00df9c87a3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594011303/)

my other mates ek rolling shot!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6594011605_90bd03e0ba_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594011605/)

chilling at bicentenial park on the day we got back..

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6594011929_d9ec7ff175_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594011929/)

ass shot.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6594011775_7783702278_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594011775/)

my mate driving my car lol.

and just the other day i lifted my stock wing using vinhs DIY - http://www.ozhonda.com/forum/showthread.php?159024-DIY-Stock-EK-LIfters.
Props to him cos it turned out pretty good!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6594014579_5f94eb4947_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594014579/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6594013435_a512aaa140_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6594013435/)

MADDDDD! will update more as i get more parts. I like to savour every mod i do before i do another.

Thanks for looking guys!

30-12-11, 02:46 AM
nice bro keep up the good work. xD

30-12-11, 03:49 AM
Thanks ladd. And since when did you have an 86!? LOL

20-06-12, 03:02 PM
looks awesome

20-06-12, 04:37 PM
looks good man. Paint those rims something other than black though!! can barely notice them next to the (lovely) dark green bodywork

20-06-12, 06:24 PM
looks good man! nice height and simple decent mods :)

20-06-12, 08:01 PM
dem rims, dat low

did you get the blackened headlights? in some pics it looks like you did

also, any plans for a new rear bar?

20-06-12, 08:16 PM
UWS Kingswood haha
See your car all the time man!

23-06-12, 02:40 AM
wow totally forgot about this thread loool. car looks totally different now. here are a couple pics for now:

got me some buddyclub P1s - soon after a couple more guys with the exact same car got some so ive decided to change again..


twinloop :D



also using a spoon wing which i borrowed off a mate


but yeh, as i said i changed wheels again. so now im rocking these genuine regas. weak offset and width but genuine FTW:



also recently moved my number plates back to oem position. will be getting some hubcentric spacers to make these wheels look tough on the car but thats it for now.

23-06-12, 02:45 AM
looks awesome

thanks bro! :D

looks good man. Paint those rims something other than black though!! can barely notice them next to the (lovely) dark green bodywork

haha yeah got over those rims ages ago. these regas contrast mad with the "lovely" green bodywork LOL

looks good man! nice height and simple decent mods :)

thanks man, glad you like it!

dem rims, dat low

did you get the blackened headlights? in some pics it looks like you did

also, any plans for a new rear bar?

nah bro dont got those blackened headlights. i dont really like the look of the darker headlights against a darker colour car, doesnt look as good. if my car was white then for sure id be doing that mod. will be buying mouldless front and rear bars soon and also trying to find oem lips to match. hardest part with be colour matching my paint.

UWS Kingswood haha
See your car all the time man!

haha yeah man kingswood ftw!! - those killer speed bumps kill my life! what car do you drive?

23-06-12, 10:01 AM
tell me more about those speedhumps hahaha, my car isn't even slammed, and I have to angle if I have more than 1 passenger lol
I drive this..

03-07-12, 02:10 AM
tell me more about those speedhumps hahaha, my car isn't even slammed, and I have to angle if I have more than 1 passenger lol
I drive this..

Sweet ride. Ive seen you around. lol yeh angles are the way to go. Might start parking outside hahaha

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03-07-12, 02:35 AM
lol your car looks the same as eeko's when it had the buddyclubs and all. is that why u changed it? he's even got a twinloop now!

03-07-12, 03:00 AM
^lol exactly. People started to think i was copying eekos style and what not and now some other guy has the same wheels on his green civic too lol. I got them back on now but ill be selling them soon.

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03-07-12, 03:12 AM
Here are some rolling shots from last week when I went to a track day at Marulan.



With my cousins dc5 at uws milperra.


And my recently purchased sr4s


Im in need of ek9 rails too so if anyone has em pm me :)

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03-07-12, 03:34 AM
sweet. what time did you do at marulan?

03-07-12, 12:38 PM
clean as.. and jelly of the seats! D:

03-07-12, 02:33 PM
sweet. what time did you do at marulan?

Actually i didnt go onto track that day as my car wasnt fully prepped. I went and watched a couple mates race instead. Marulan doesnt have any timers as of yet but I think theyre gonna be put in soon.

clean as.. and jelly of the seats! D:

Thanks man. Same goes to your car :) yeah i got those seats for a steal!

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23-07-12, 05:24 PM
So a few weeks have passed and ive added a couple new things to the civic. Bought me a second hand set of bc coilovers from a fellow forumer. I must say it does feel a lot better than shocks on springs. Its raised at a finger gap atm but will be slammed soon.


Also gave me an 'na is best sticker' lol. Thank you Garry!


Also with relos over and no work it meant modding the car slowed down. However i did get to mount my driver side sr4 with some vision low rails.


Other than that i only gave the car a wash and a minor service lol..


Now saving for a ctr lip kit and new rims.

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03-01-13, 08:44 PM
Hey wasssupp. So i thought i was gonna sell it but then i was like nah ill build it for my brother lol!

But yeh been a while since my last update here. Got some parts from here and there but heres just a mad drop of pics to update the thread:

So went to a trackday at marulan way backk. Was fun got to learn more about the car and how it turns. Definately need to upgrade the tyres.


Completely stripped the interior for it too lol


And yeah heres how it looks now


Need to fix up the lip too and also getting new slim plate soon


old pac rolling shot from a recent trip to the hunter valley


Also got my other recaro installed a while ago




03-01-13, 08:48 PM
oh yeah and heres a little video of me chasing my mates vtir lude at marulan.


04-01-13, 12:55 AM
Everyone on here has awesome EK's.. and here I am w/e the missmatched and broken one.. loll..

05-01-13, 01:52 PM

Awww yeahhhhhh!

22-01-13, 11:02 PM
How itll sit for a while. Gonna lower the rear a bit and get a wheel alignment.