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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Quick Update : Backyard Special Front Lip

Just a quick update on what I recently bought, and that's a BYS or Backyard Special front lip for my civic, its a pretty well-known name and the real products come from Japan, although this is a replica, it looks the exact same as a real one would, the emblem on the lip is real. Authentic versions of these lips run around 450-550$ depending if you were to get a carbon fibre lip or the other options. I bought this with my birthday money so I'd say that's a pretty decent birthday gift.


Monday, October 21, 2013

A Little Taste Of Japan.

About a month ago i found a unreal deal on a FEEL's exhaust system. To buy one of these brand new is super pricey. This exhaust system is top quality all the way from japan, youll find these on 94-01 Integra Type R, or any Integra manufactured in Japan, which makes this a very rare item. I'd say im the only one in manitoba with one of these but i dont know forsure (its safe to say). I found it for sale on a facebook group i use that sells alot of parts for the model of civic i have. I wont say how much i paid because i may want to sell it again later down the road (probably not), this thing sounds unbelievable. Exhaust systems add power and also make your car sound a lot better, especially this one.

(FEEL's Exhaust System)

This is a picture of it on the day i got it, its only covered up so nothing gets in it. Anxious to get it on and figure out how it sounds, we encountered a problem. The length of the system is too long for the stock catalytic converter (A1), so we had to make up a custom pipe called a test pipe, a stock catalytic converter has a lot of air restrictions which in returns takes away potential horsepower. So the only other option was to make a "test-pipe", a straight through stainless pipe that makes your car sound better and gives you a significant increase in power (A2). You can buy these on Ebay or in stores for your car but it would be just as long as the catalytic converter unless you get a adjustable one. We had to cut off the flanges on the catalytic converter, get the dimensions of how long the test pipe would have to be, weld on the flanges to the test pipe and put it on. Here are a few pictures for reference. 


Stock Catalytic Converter (A1)
 
Test Pipe After Weld (A2)
Test Pipe Finished (A2)
As you can see the new pipe is straight through, making exhaust flow alot smoother. Also making this illegal, but i wont worry about it because who is going to go out of their way to check under my car if i have a cat or not. Here is a picture of the exhaust all hooked up, the pipe size is also is more than 2x bigger in diameter!

(Exhaust Finished)


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

-Not Your Typical Civic-



I am doing my passion project on my 93 Civic Hatchback (EG6). I am planning to do all the body work and get some of the aftermarket parts on by the end of the semester for marking. It does have a bit of rust here and there and does have dents but i hope, with the help of the mentors I have, it will be looking showroom worthy. Below I have included pictures from the day I bought it. (A1)(A2).


(A1)
(A2)
I hope to stay with the color white as long as my mind doesn't change throughout the semester (it probably will). There is a dent on the passenger side fender, but the quarter panels are in pretty good condition for being a 93 Civic (typical rusting spot for these cars). It will take quite a bit of money along the way, I think when its all said and done 7 - 8 grand will be the number. I do not expect to have it done by the end of the semester cause I probably wont, it wont be driven until July regardless, but the body work should be done by February for sure. Below I have included some pictures that are somewhat of an inspiration for the project. (B1)(B2)

(B1)

(B2)

 Follow my blog posts for the latest updates on whats being done and hopefully learn a little bit. If there is any questions I'm sure I can answer them.