Hey, I’m Kay from Kennesaw, GA. Welcome to my EM1 build thread?
My old Civic 97 EX. Regret selling this thing 7 or 8 years ago.
My last build that I recently sold. 2006 Lexus LS430
My current rainy day vehicle or whenever I don’t feel like driving the Civic.
Here are some pics from day one. Bought this thing from a guy in Cumming, GA.
2000 Civic Si with 270k miles on it. The mileage scared me at first but then realized I’m going to be replacing everything to make this thing into a fun daily/ mild track day car. The car for the most part was factory, the only things I could find aftermarket were the headlights, header and factory style muffler.
First order of business was to fix all the small issues with the car. The previous owner sold the car to me saying “this thing needs NOTHING, its mint…” blah blah blah. Well we all know thats bs.
Every single motor mount was broken or split, oil was leaking out of almost every seal.
All the seal were replaced with OE parts from Honda. The mounts where replaced with some cheap World pac mounts, mainly bc I wanted to do a kswap in the future.
The car had been repainted by the previous owner, and they really didnt take car of it. There were some deep acid rain spots and a whole lot of orange peel. With the help of a coworker, we wet sanded, heavy cut and polished the whole car. It looks alot better now but still not the best. Here is a before and after of the roof.
Alright now to the fun stuff. 275k mile factory suspension had to go. After some research I decided to go with BC racing, Hardrace and PCI.
-BC racing BR series coilovers
-PCI front upper control arms
-Hardrace front lower control arms
-Hardrace roll center adjusters
-Hardrace rear lower control arms
-Hardrace rear camber arms
-Hardrace rear toe arms
-Hardrace trailing arm brushings
-Circuit hero front and rear strut bars
Shout out to the guys a BC Racing
Forgot how easy alignments are on civics. The LS430 was a beech.
New windshield installed, old one was crazy pitted.