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Mark-EK1
11-03-13, 09:56 AM
Hi,

I'm Mark, and I thought it was time that I moved across from OzHonda (Username: UkuleleGod) so I can get more involved with all of the meets and such that this site seems to have.

Here is my Milano Red EK Civic (No Vtec Yo!) and the work I have put into it. This car is my daily drive and work car (I am a gigging musician so I use it to lug a lot of gear).


So far I have put the following mods onto this car:

- 22mm EK9 Rear Swaybar (with Hardrace Endlinks)
- ASR Subframe Brace
- EK4 front swaybar (26mm)
- 15x7 Advan RG style wheels (wrapped in Bridgestone RE002)
- Hardrace Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
- EM1 front strut brace
- Full power window conversion
- Tacho Cluster
- Centre Armrest
- Cupholders
- DC2 Maplight
- Full replacement of sound system - 2 Amps wired underseat, sound deadening and sub. Focal Splits in Front, Kicker 6x9's in Rear.
- CTR (Replica) Rear Lip
- OEM SiR Front Lip
- OEM Honda Access Sports Muffler
- Fog Lights
- DIY EK9 Facelift Taillights
- Seibon Carbon Fiber Spoon Style Wing
- Carbon Fiber Spoon Style Electric Mirrors
- CTR Style Front Grill

Other Junk:
- Thule Roof Racks (Only for trips to IKEA or mad weekends away - See Pictures Below) with fairing.

Coming Soon:
- Ground Control OTS coilover sleeves
- Ground Control Progressive Bump Stops
- Koni STR.T shock absorbers.

More Long Term Plans:
- Hardrace Front/Rear Camber Kit
- Hardrace Rear Toe Arms

Here it is as it stands now:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/1483061_10201315093733891_932552868_n_zps6df42452. jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gothecow212/media/1483061_10201315093733891_932552868_n_zps6df42452. jpg.html)

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/25/y4ydejyd.jpg


Here is how it stood when I started this thread:


http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/DSC_0333_zps4beb6883.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/DSC_0337_zps533ff7f8.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/DSC_0340_zps867c63c1.jpg

McDognalds
11-03-13, 11:20 AM
welcome man! and oh wow a few things have changed since i last checked out your ozhonda thread. lovin the spoon wing and rear lip additions!

styleofhabit
11-03-13, 04:38 PM
So hot. How did you go about the power window conversion?

CallMeKay
11-03-13, 05:37 PM
love it mate, better than most hondas rolling around

oem is best

MFN-MAN
11-03-13, 05:39 PM
so clean. very nice!

NIKO
11-03-13, 06:16 PM
Mad Ek, nice and clean

williaming
11-03-13, 06:48 PM
Nice Ek! Verry cleann I like! :)

Larry
11-03-13, 07:14 PM
dat armrest. do want.

toddxxx
11-03-13, 10:18 PM
very clean car man! :)

Mark-EK1
12-03-13, 01:49 PM
welcome man! and oh wow a few things have changed since i last checked out your ozhonda thread. lovin the spoon wing and rear lip additions!

Thanks mate! Yeah, recently with extra time off work and uni I have had the time to get things I have wanted to do on the car done.
I think the wing and lip make the back of the car look a bit nicer :P


So hot. How did you go about the power window conversion?

For the power window conversion, I got the looms, regulators and trims out of the door of a GLI. I then ran wires into the doors, made up the interior loom and connected up the power. I followed a guide on Honda-Tech.


love it mate, better than most hondas rolling around

oem is best


so clean. very nice!


Mad Ek, nice and clean


Nice Ek! Verry cleann I like! :)


very clean car man! :)

Glad you think so! Still has a long way to go!


dat armrest. do want.

I managed to get mine off OzHonda from a guy in melbourne. I bought a rear seat out of a wreck and got the fabric off it so it would all match.

Mark-EK1
15-03-13, 05:42 PM
Installed my Spoon Mirrors!

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/photo-1_zpscc547c72.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/382_10151343135666704_1899105662_n_zps8c2a2905.jpg

Larry
15-03-13, 05:59 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/382_10151343135666704_1899105662_n_zps8c2a2905.jpg
Dat uws yellow parking permit. LOL

electric spoon mirrors? genuine?

ekx105
15-03-13, 07:31 PM
Nice mirrors!! Awesome work man! Keep it up!

Mikeyg
15-03-13, 08:12 PM
its reps...

take the rear lip off..

supahh
15-03-13, 10:01 PM
man thats a clean civic, looks good

Mark-EK1
17-03-13, 09:39 PM
Thanks!

The mirrors are eBay replicas, but they are electric, appear to be real carbon and the adjustability is pretty good.

I was running mudflaps for years, but I like the look of the rear lip a lot more.

Took the car for an old pac run today. Was good fun, but I found it very clumsy in the corners. Hopefully with the front sway bar it will improve.

dCn
17-03-13, 09:46 PM
I reckon take that rear lip off too , but up to you! Looks good so far man!

ESERiES
18-03-13, 06:29 PM
Car is coming along nicely man! Still looks as clean as the first time i saw it at the EK meet awhile back!

toddxxx
18-03-13, 07:51 PM
How much were the mirrors if you don't mind me asking man?

Mark-EK1
18-03-13, 10:28 PM
I reckon take that rear lip off too , but up to you! Looks good so far man!

Fair Enough, I think it must look better in real life than it does on photos, I think it kinda continues the lip around the car and makes the back look a bit tougher than it did with the mudflaps.

Thanks for checking it out!


Car is coming along nicely man! Still looks as clean as the first time i saw it at the EK meet awhile back!

Thanks heaps man, that was the meet at Olympic Park Right? Which EK was yours? I didn't really think that anyone gave mine a second glance as it was pretty stock looking :P

There needs to be another EK meet!


How much were the mirrors if you don't mind me asking man?

Here is a link to the exact mirrors that I got. The company shipped them pretty quickly, but I warn you that there is some soldering required. But for these ones, I can give you a rundown of what colour wire does what.

Loving your EG man, very neat!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/96-98-Honda-Civic-EG-JDM-Carbon-Fiber-Spoon-Clear-Power-Side-Mirrors-2Drs-New-/120963771410?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ACivic&hash=item1c2a00ac12&_uhb=1#ht_2340wt_973

PHO
18-03-13, 10:32 PM
Needs more OEM.

Mark-EK1
18-03-13, 10:41 PM
Needs more OEM.

I know man!

I have been looking at getting a Honda Access Sports muffler and converting the climate control to the JDM auto option. Haha.

You are running the GAB SS coilovers right? How do you find them?

.Dave
19-03-13, 03:42 PM
looks good, very red lol,
oem is best, i saw a white ek with white slock hubcaps driven by an old man, im guessing it just had worn saggy springs but the white on white oem feel was so nice

declanbehan
19-03-13, 04:11 PM
inb4 BYS front bar to make this look siqq, good job so far!

Mark-EK1
01-04-13, 08:59 PM
Went away for the weekend, took a pic :)

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/3961381B-9603-44B4-B382-4123FE0ED349-14400-00000D29E7190C96_zpsb4e3a5b9.jpg

sonic_pat
02-04-13, 10:33 AM
Very clean ek man, so good to see a red one that hasnt faded much. Keep up the good work!

Mark-EK1
08-04-13, 05:15 PM
This week I bought and installed a genuine Honda Access sports muffler.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/C31BC50E-ABB4-4036-B591-CD42060825F7-16252-00000F19BEEC44DF_zps9c1d803b.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/CivicAccessEdited_zps984f7011.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/muffler2_zps619f7fc7.jpg

Mark-EK1
03-09-13, 12:51 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/CE5FAC19-00BB-4A2C-AEF2-0C3C90480CE7-6241-000007BF9AAD20DF_zps34c89ffb.jpg

So I decided it was time I moved on from 14" wheels, so I bought these!
I am now in the process of polishing them all.

VITZ
03-09-13, 12:59 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/CE5FAC19-00BB-4A2C-AEF2-0C3C90480CE7-6241-000007BF9AAD20DF_zps34c89ffb.jpg

So I decided it was time I moved on from 14" wheels, so I bought these!
I am now in the process of polishing them all.

Whats the sizing on them ? :O

niiCkz
03-09-13, 10:03 PM
15x7 +40

Mark-EK1
04-09-13, 09:40 AM
15x7 +40

This! With 195/50/15 tires.

VITZ
04-09-13, 10:38 AM
This! With 195/50/15 tires.

HNNNNGGGGG !

Mark-EK1
04-09-13, 12:02 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/C2C2841F-CF15-43D9-AC0E-91380905060E-52168-0000368166513AF1_zpsc03e2634.jpg

While i am at it, there have been A few other little updates to this car:

- Installed a 26mm EK4 front sway bar
- Matched it with a EK9 rear sway bar with an ASR brace.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/9C112686-03E9-4545-BD82-3B28CA564A1F-52168-000036814B52F1E3_zps357f41fe.jpg

Shortly after that pic was taken, I gave the car a bit of a polish.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/D0D98DC7-4012-49B5-9A0B-89657EF6A140-7361-0000084BCFF73AE5_zpsa70d26b4.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/E1DEE9FA-4155-4D5B-84B7-D352053493AD-7361-0000084BE09FB57B_zps04c0f6d0.jpg

I got the tie rod ends and steering rack boots all replaced, and then over the weekend I replaced all fluids, new HAMP oil filter and fixed up all of the little things that have gone bad from using the car as my daily.

Mark-EK1
06-09-13, 04:33 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/0F09264A-560E-4660-AAF7-3F7F1C6412EE-10162-00000C12D1058AC3_zpsfee120d9.jpg

Wheels fitted today,centre caps coming in the mail.

I am pretty happy with the way that it all came out.

Mark-EK1
26-11-13, 06:55 PM
After having somebody hit the back of me and the car being off getting its rear bumper replaced, this car is getting some love again!

I installed my Thule short roof adapter In time for summer (I swear I do use my roof racks!).

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/14/umadu2a7.jpg

And from the front:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/14/y9yretyr.jpg

Probably more exciting though, is the acquisition of a set of Ground Control coilover sleeves. I also ordered from the US a set of GC bump stops, which will be matched up with Koni Str.t shocks. I plan on going for a 1" drop, enough for a bit of low whilst retaining functionality.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/14/gabe8a8a.jpg


Also, I drove the Civic up to Harrington for the weekend. Me and my friend decided to take some snaps of our cars together, it's interesting that they are the same age!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/25/u8ugysub.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/25/y4ydejyd.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/25/u8y8a5u4.jpg

Mark-EK1
10-12-13, 12:40 AM
Last week I went for a 4:00am cruise down to the beach. My friends took some photos!

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/1483061_10201315093733891_932552868_n_zps6df42452. jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gothecow212/media/1483061_10201315093733891_932552868_n_zps6df42452. jpg.html)

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/914103_10201315094773917_2019027428_o_zpsd22b7372. jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gothecow212/media/914103_10201315094773917_2019027428_o_zpsd22b7372. jpg.html)

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e118/gothecow212/1404982_10201315091853844_896694772_o_zps415ebe07. jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/gothecow212/media/1404982_10201315091853844_896694772_o_zps415ebe07. jpg.html)

gostt
10-12-13, 06:52 AM
Looks good sir.

But it would need to be lower !

Mark-EK1
15-12-13, 09:42 AM
Looks good sir.

But it would need to be lower !

Low is coming!

toddxxx
15-12-13, 04:06 PM
Looks really really clean man! I like it

Mark-EK1
06-01-14, 10:35 AM
Took the car for a bit of a drive up the coast today, first old PAC and then at the end a little bit of rally (dirt roads). Good fun!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/06/u3aguzuq.jpg

.Dave
06-01-14, 12:41 PM
Looks good! I really need roof racks... Boards do not fit in the civic haha

I like the simplicity of it :)

Mark-EK1
06-01-14, 01:55 PM
Looks good! I really need roof racks... Boards do not fit in the civic haha

I like the simplicity of it :)

Thanks man!

That is exactly why I have the racks on mine, during the summer they have surfboards etc. on them and then hopefully this winter I will get the chance to go to the snow. You should get a set, they are heaps handy! Haha.

Mark-EK1
12-05-14, 02:44 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/arapypab.jpg

Thought I would give an update on car! I have recently given it a full detail and have repaired all the little things that had broken.

Otherwise I have just been driving it and enjoying it!