1997 Honda Civic Ex Coupe
Owner: Dave Belin (HondaFreak34)
Date Added: 09/22/2003
Date Updated: 06/01/2008
Ride Specs

1.6 SOHC VTEC, billet battery tie down, billet oil cap, NGK plugs, MSD 8.5mm wires, MSD modified cap, Mallory coil, Thermal Research and Development stainless 2.5" cat back exhaust, Powercore cat., B&M fuel press. gauge, STR fuel rail, RC 370cc injectors, AEM fuel press. regulator, UR crank pulley, AEM power pulleys, AEM cam gear, Pro-Thane motor mount bushings, Crower stage 1 cam, Crower titanium valve springs and retainers, Rev stainless valves, Eagle rods, SRP 9:1 pistons, ARP head studs, Drag gen.3 turbo kit, Vortec FMU, Blitz BOV, Spearco intercooler, Turbonetics wastegate, B&M fuell press. gauge, ported snd polished head, valve job, ACT stage 4 clutch kit w/12lb ACT flywheel


Billet/carbon fiber e-brake handle, Type-R pedals and shift knob, indiglo gauges, short shifter


Wings West Avenger front bumper, JSP Terminator 2 spoiler, Mugen Grill, Red "H" badge, black/ion housing headlights, Black/chrome gen.2 altezzas, 35% tinted windows


17x7 Tenzo-R AV-7 rims (gunmetal) w/Kumho Ecsta 711 tires (205/40/17)


Powerstop cross-drilled rotors up front w/Axxis pads, Matrix front upper and rear upper strut bars, Matrix Front lower and rear lower tie bars, Skunk2 coilovers and tokico struts


Apex-i VAFC, AVCR,and turbo timer, Autometer a-pillar pod w/boost, air/fuel and oil pressure gauges, JVC head unit, stock tweeters, Pioneer 6.5" 3ways up front and 6x9 4ways in rear, JBL amp, Wave Forms 10" sub in Q-Logic box

Future Mods

Carbon fiber hood, fenders, and trunk, Wings West sides and rear bumper, NX N-tercooler kit, racing seats, rear drum to disk conversion, sway bars, Civic CX or DX tranny w/quaife LSD

Posted By: horrse
Date: 02/22/2006
man it sounds like you know what you're doing. If that turbo kit with that kit and the super termiator wing plus the car cost you enought to buy tha evo or sti... you got RIPPED off. haha and I highly doubt it will whoop on dohc turbo motors, maybe stock dohc motors but def not turboed dohc motors with similar setup

Posted By: g35ExGt
Date: 02/22/2006
i didnt say anyting about your car beating mine. yours is actually a pos with that ugly spoiler and rear tail lights. your rims are out of style and your grille looks glued on. im not dumping cash in it like you are. have fun beating civics.

Posted By: g35ExGt
Date: 02/11/2006
yeah right! on the stats!

Posted By: j
Date: 02/03/2005
this would look super clean if you took off the aftermarket front, spoiler,and tezzas

Posted By: Silverbolt
Date: 09/14/2004
Ok, I'm going to be honest with you. You're car looks "half assed". You have an aggresive front bumper, but you have stock sides and rear... that just looks weird, especially with such a huge spoiler. Personally, I always thought those spoilers were gaudy. I think the front would look awsome if you tore out that chicken wire, and really showed off your intercooler! Oh, and get a front upper grill. You say you have a Mugen grill.. post a current picture to show us how it looks.

Posted By: preludesiaws
Date: 07/26/2004
nice job on the vic man ...love your set up

Posted By: HondaFreak34
Date: 11/12/2003
5lug: The HP and torgue figures are correct. Sorry to disappoint you. This is not an Si either, but an EX. There is nothing "minor" about my engine work. Once I add a throttle body, intake manifold, and NX N-Tercooler system, 300+HP will not be a problem :)

Posted By: HondaFreak34
Date: 11/07/2003
The coilovers will stay on for racing, and I will mount some BFG drag radials on a spare set of rims for the track next year.

Posted By: integ-gsr
Date: 11/02/2003
ya dont need the wing pretty ok but i take it your dont hardcore on racing it skunk2 coilovers? Tenzo R wheels? hehe o well

Posted By: HondaFreak34
Date: 10/10/2003
Well even with the body kit/wing,etc. the fact that it's a SOHC and will whoop many DOHC turbos constitutes a sleeper in my book. Besides, the wing will come off when I get the CF hood and trunk.

Posted By:
Date: 10/09/2003
Just wondering how a wing, bodykit, and huge rims constitutes "sleeper"

Posted By: HondaFreak34
Date: 10/01/2003
Yes, I could have had a brand new EVO or an STI for the amount of cash I have in this ride, but I'd rather have a sleeper Honda :)

Posted By: RORY
Date: 09/30/2003
250hp and 200ft/lb torque to the wheels...if this is true...fair play. must have cost an arm & a leg