Stock D16Z6 Engine
Entire A/C System Removed
Boss Load 135AMP Alternator
GReddy Cat-back Exhaust
Shortened AEM Short Shifter (yes that is correct)
Focuz Racing Cat
DC Sports 4:1 Ceramic Header
AEM V1 Cold Air Intake (blue)
AEM Under Drive Pulleys (blue)
Various Blue Engine Accents
'Dez' Electrical Grounding Kit
Two Color Indiglo White Faced Gauges (Blue/Green)
Various Blue Interior Accents
Auto Meter Phantom Boost Gauge
Auto Meter Phantom Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
12v LED Mounted For a VTEC Activation Light
Auto Meter Pro Shift Light
Pilot JDM Style Shifter Knob
Pilot Remote Wiring Driving Light Kit
Pilot Driving Lights
Full Tint (20% rear 35% sides)
Xenon Side and Rear Body Kit
Wings West Front Chin Spoiler
Stock Honda Front Bumper
Shaved Trunk Key, Antenna and Rear Emblem
Removed All External Honda Emblems
Half Red/Half Clear Taillights
Painted Wiper Arms (White)
16" Konig Tunner Rims
205/40R16 Sumitomo HTR+ Tires
Weapon R Adjustable Springs
Tokico Adjustable Shocks
Skunk2 Front Upper Control Arm Camber kit
RS Type Front/Rear Upper Strut bars
RS Type Front/Rear Lower Tie bars
ABS On/Off Switch
Brembo Slotted/Cross Drilled Rotors (front/rear)
PDR Pads (all around)
Pioneer DEH P660 Head unit
JL Audio 500/5 AMP
6.5in JL Audio VR650CSi Components In The Front
6in JL Audio TR600CX Speakers In The Rear
(1) 12in JL W3 In a Powerwedge JL Audio Specific Box (story)
XMDirect Interface For Pioneer Head Units
Viper 791XV Security/Keyless Entry/Remote Starter
Engine: I’ve got two ideas for this; it always comes down to the money factor. My wish list would be one of these B20 block’s with the B16B head on it, transmission swap, programmable ECU, and of course hooked up with all the nice Skunk2, NGK, NOPI, etc parts to get that thing hooked up. Oh and then top it off with a nice GReddy turbo kit and how many PSI I could push. Of course I want around 160whp-200whp for daily driving, but have it setup with a “race mode” for those late nice street races.
Exterior: The paint was not done correctly on the body kit and is chipping off. Not to mention the paint job is over 11 years old now and I’m starting to see pin hole marks worth of rust. I’m thinking of going with a white or an RSX blue, again depending on funding.
While I’m doing the paint though I figure I should fill in the two holes on the front hood where the Honda symbol was, along with shaving off the windshield washer sprayers. I want a clean hood and have the sprayer’s sit under the hood like on a ’94 Integra.
The only other exterior mod I would do, would be headlights. The headlights I would like would be a set of halo projections with a black back drop. I figure that would go well with either the white or blue look of the car.
Interior: Sparco racing seats all around, give it that nice stiff, yet comfortable, feel. I heard Sparco or one of those seat companies actually make back seats for my car also, that would be the true way to do it. If modifying your car it’s still nice, in my opinion, to keep it neat and clean with staying symmetrical.
Change out the climate control for a JDM one. It's just a much cleaner look I think. OR, depending on the cash flow, I would take the climate control and set it back and remove the head unit for one of those nano XTA computers that built into the dimensions of a head unit. The reason I say computer, is because in the area in front of the climate control and computer I would put an LCD screen to interface with the computer. That way they would be hidden, for that clean look, but the screen would swing out (or up, down, whatever) to get to the climate controls or putting a CD in the computer. Doing the computer mod would mean I would have to switch out my XM to one with a control module, which I would to think more about hiding elsewhere.
I would also like to get a set of gauges that light up indigo, to better match the dash gauges. If I ever do that I might also just buy a whole set of gauges for the battery level and what not. Along with that I would like to get another gauge cluster for the post to the left of the driver, because mind does not match well, and only has two pods. I would like to put a third pod in to show voltage, because I seem to have slight power drop offs now and then. With all the other pods I would take out my passenger air bag and hide them all under that lid. Then have a switch release setup so when triggered, the lid would pop up on hydraulics and show the rest of the gauges. Most of those would only be needed for tuning and testing settings on equipment so they would not need to be visible all the time.
The last big interior mod I would do might be changing out the steering wheel for a Momo or something nice and simple. The interior itself I like with the blue accents and the gray, I may add a few more accents on certain places and if I had money just replace the entire interior with the same stock looking stuff. I like having people think I’m a “ricer” only to waste them on the streets to show I’m a “tuner”!
Suspension/Brakes: For the suspension assembly, I might just leave it like it is now. That way people won’t think it’s modified if they are just taking a quick look. Though it all depends on how it would react to a new engine, if I don’t slow down fast enough, then it’s got to go and put in a big brake kit from AEM. I like speed, but I like handling and stopping performance a lot more! I’d rather be safer than fast, because I can always upgrade an engine, I don’t have 3 lives like in a video game.
When it comes to changing the suspension, I would go with a Tein EDFC kit. Again I love handling, but it would be nice for daily driving to be able to switch back and forth with the click of a button from a soft “normal” ride to stiff for handling those corners and blowing away the competition.
For brakes: Got an upgrade to the braking, but not sure what else to do. Better calipers might make a difference, but only if I upgrade rotor size I think. So who knows if I may leave it as is and be happy with it. Have to see how hard it is to stop from 130MPH with my current upgrade.
Wheels/Tires: I have cool rims, a rare fine these days. I want to sand blast the them and put a new clear coat on them so they look shinny and new. Got to love those tuner rims! But I would not pass up a chance for a set of 17in rims either, wider tires for handling and I think it would help fill out the wheel well more. Plus I think the 16’s, at times, look too small for how low that car is.
Audio/Electronics: I’ve got everything upgraded from aftermarket, but most of the components are at least 3 years old. It would be nice to upgrade, plus to add more than one AMP to run everything. An AMP for the speakers and one for the sub woofer or woofers. What comes into play there is curb weight and sound clarity. Bass is easy to come by, but what good is that if you can’t hear the highs and the mids, clearly, to go along with it.
All of this is just a small list of “spring projects” for the next couple of years. It's not a maybe or want, it's a WILL when I get the money!