1998 Honda Civic EX Supercharged
Owner: Nate Kiner (Renik)
Date Added: 04/01/2004
Date Updated: 05/14/2008
Ride Specs
Engine

D16Y8 VTEC
Jackson Racing Supercharger - 7 psi
Stillen 4-1 header
Greddy PE 2.5" catback exhaust
K&N air filter
OBX 2.5" high flow catalytic converter
New resonator
Tenzo R short shifter
Performance air intake
Performance radiator

Interior

Autometer boost/vacuum gauge
Autometer dual A pillar

Exterior

Tracer front bumper
Buddy club style rear lip
Painted OEM sideskirts
Custom JDM style headlights
Tinted OEM taillights
Sungard 20% window tint
Sylvania Silverstar 9003 headlight bulbs
Sylvania Silverstar amber corner bulbs
Removed pinstripe, fender trim, Civic EX emblems, dealer crap

Wheels/Tires

17x7 Speedy Lite 6 black wheels with polished lip (16lb's)

Hankook Ventus H405 205/40/17 tires

14" factory wheels for the winter, on Federal winter tires

Supension/Braking

Neuspeed Sport springs (1.75" F 1.5" R)
KYB AGX struts
Neuspeed upper strut bar
Rear tie bar
Korbach Performance frame locks
2.7 degree camber rear
1.0 degree camber front

Audio/Electronics

OEM radio
Power Acoustik SPX-653 6.5" 3-way front speakers
Power Acoustik SPX-694 6x9" 4-way rear speakers
Escort Passport 8500 X50
Security system

Future Mods

Car is sold to another person in town. Currently has a B18B in the engine bay, along with an entire body kit and stock hood.

Comments
Posted By: Jerzballa
Date: 10/05/2007
very clean 4door..i was thinking bout the supercharger thing till i blew the "D" so i just put a "B" in mine..how much hp u have wit that

Posted By: whitecivic07
Date: 04/09/2007
How Much HP u runnin with that supercharger??

Posted By: whitecivic07
Date: 01/26/2007
clean civic bro looks like mine. check mies out let me know what u think.

Posted By: g35ExGt
Date: 06/27/2006
lets c some pics of the s60. im more than ready for a race!

Posted By: nspec
Date: 03/02/2006
hey man, great car. About how much hp did u gain from the supercharger?

Posted By: CivicDuty
Date: 01/13/2006
I respect a diy car guy, there is no fun if someone else does it, im a diy too, and ur right, money is my limit too.

Posted By: daner
Date: 01/02/2006
great mods, respect.

Posted By: dustinjerome
Date: 01/02/2006
yeah! sedan power! car looks phat with the black rims... did u tint your rear indicators? supercharged eh... respect. cf hood looks cool... everything looks well matched up and your engine aint no slug... nice one. check out mine sometime.

Posted By: dragyn00
Date: 12/21/2005
the mountains are tight.....the car.....ok...peace

Posted By: 19 5th gen 96
Date: 11/22/2005
been checkin out your ride....its tight as hell!

Posted By: g35ExGt
Date: 11/22/2005
i love what youve done with the car. i want to get a supercharger or turbonium down the road. i have a lot of maintenance and fixing first to prepare her for her major upgrades. its tuff and my car has low mileage. the previous owner didnt keep up with car and hit it in the front and didnt tell me. i liked "my car, my money, my style" good job.

Posted By: richyrich6060
Date: 11/06/2005
nice woork keep up the good work!!!

Posted By: jezekracing
Date: 11/03/2005
Which pic is how it currently sits?

Posted By: phixion
Date: 09/29/2005
I can imagine. Awesome, good to know though!

Posted By: Renik
Date: 09/29/2005
It's worth it, just takes a bit of patience to get it up and running smoothely. It's a constant project to keep boost happy on a D series.

Posted By: phixion
Date: 09/28/2005
Nice work with the JRSC, Nate! How's it feel so far, does it have good pull? That'll be my main power upgrade for my Y7 motor eventually, just want to get opinions on it.

Posted By: 4U2NV
Date: 09/26/2005
I love the super charger. I wouldn't mind slappin that in my accord. Nice job. Keep up the good work and post some time slips if possible some time.

Posted By: frombloodtosnow
Date: 09/17/2005
Yeah, we do have similar tastes. I bought the exact same bumper about 2 weeks ago. I think I'm gonna go Buddy Club for the sideskirts and Tsunami T2000 for the rear bumper. I think I'm also gonna get the Type-R OEM foglights, they're supposed to fit perfectly in the holes of the new front bumper. Well, thanks for checking out my ride, next stop for me is some new lighter rims and a suspension package (probably). BUT, being in college does kinda put a damper on my project, and I'm sure you know how that goes ;) Keep up the good work man.

Posted By: silentfloor
Date: 09/13/2005
i like how you had your car before (first pic w/ the lip), plus the cf hood. it still looks nice though, post more updated pictures of the front view! keep up the good work! :)

-charlotte

Posted By: Bling_Bling
Date: 08/24/2005
I like the front bar.

Posted By: phixion
Date: 08/18/2005
Well the bushings (all of them) in my Megan Racing RLCAs crapped out on me and began to deteriorate and crack. Not good having owned them not much longer than a year. So I replaced them with a set of champeign silver Omni Power RLCAs, the bushings definitely look a lot better than the Megans did when new.

As for the HIDs, definitely a worth while investment I feel, especially given the $280 price I paid for the kit I got. I went with 5000K because it's the most light output you can get of the kits available, the higher the color temp, the lower the light output will be as blue and purple can't illuminate nearly as far or much as light closer to white in color. I noticed the differance with them from my halogens right away as I installed them in the rain. With even Silverstar bulbs, you can barely even see the ground at night in the rain. With the HIDs the ground lights up well in the rain at night, a definite plus. Most people get HID just for looks or a staus statement, I got them solely for their actual benifits rather than looks. They light up dark secluded roads at night almost like daylight, they won't melt or fry your wiring, harnesses or housings, they only use 35w of power and in theory you should never have to replace them bulbs. I got tired of different bulbs I've owned through the years burning out on me (even a pair of PIAA GT-X bulbs I had burned out on me in 9 months), so not wanting to keep paying that cost, I just decided to go HID and haven't looked back since. For halogen bulbs, you still can't beat the illumincity of PIAA Super Plasma GT-X or Sylvania/Orsam Silverstars, the only two bulbs I'd ever recommend to anyone.

Posted By: boricuaL3
Date: 08/16/2005
like what you've done to it, except for that black strip....like the black wheels though, im thinking about getting some for my car...anways good luck with it.....peep mine...later


Posted By: g35ExGt
Date: 08/07/2005
that stripe is saweet

Posted By: BlenDeR
Date: 08/06/2005
Clean ride, nice execution.

Posted By: HondacivicexBoy
Date: 07/19/2005
better than a blue mustang :P

very nice man. love the mugen-ish looking stripe

clean

Posted By: Kazuki
Date: 07/05/2005
ya looks better than altezzas , but im still lookin for something different

Posted By: HORNY_DEMON83
Date: 07/04/2005
wow buddy, you have a sweet motor. top job!

Posted By: Renik
Date: 06/20/2005
ebay, they're made by toucan and they're gauge face overlays. cost me $15

Posted By: shep
Date: 06/19/2005
I'M SERIOUS, WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE FACE GAUGES?

Posted By: min-kape
Date: 06/16/2005
that molded lip is sweet man i think i might do something like that if i ever get a lip. check out my car yours looks sweet

Posted By: # 01
Date: 05/29/2005
slap a JDM lip on the trunk.

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 05/25/2005
Hey I like the way you did your tail lights, looks good

Posted By: lude_speed91
Date: 05/24/2005
pretty sick ass civic looks really well peep mine later

Posted By: shep
Date: 05/08/2005
I have been looking for those exact gauges for years. The last time I found them I was on a waiting list that was later discontinued. I beg you please let me know where to get them. tbaltazar411@hotmail.com or tbaltazar 97 honda civic 10/02 or 03

Posted By: boricuaL3
Date: 05/08/2005
Hey man, nice ride. I was thinking about getting a full body kit, but cant financially right now, but those lips really make a difference as well. I got a 97 Civic LX, check it out and let me know what you think!

Posted By: Civic Ferio
Date: 05/02/2005
Nice car man, i like what you did with the taillights. Keep it clean

Posted By: meunit910
Date: 04/30/2005
FIrst off i want to start by saying that your ride is VERY VERY nice. I almost ended up getting that lip but i got the mugen instead because it was cheaper. I really like your tail lights and the rims, and just basically the car overall. WHen you find a good place to mount the PS2 let me know cuz right now i just have mines behind my driver seat.

Posted By: meunit910
Date: 04/29/2005
i love your lip and the the rims. Is this a stick shift?

Posted By: 85mmGSR
Date: 04/27/2005
I can't believe you listed the degree that your wheels are cambered...ricer :P

Posted By: Nonehere
Date: 04/08/2005
hey check out my new ride. so when r u gonna do some more updates?

Posted By: phixion
Date: 04/08/2005
Still loving this car! Forget anything I told you about the ITR rear swaybar. It's definitely good and will improve things, but just a for warning, 2 months after I made my comment in sept. about how good it is, mine started to finally after almost 2 years, rip itself out of the subframe. I had to have the damage welded fixed, and have "1/8 thick steel plates welded over that for added reinforcement. I recently installed in a 15mm Del Sol VTEC rear bar, and will be getting rid of the ITR bar and Beak's kit i had for it. If you still plan to get one, just be very careful with it and chekc up on it and the subframe regularly. I have pics on my profile with the plates welded on, and then of the new Del Sol bar I installed in last week. Good luck with things as always!!

Posted By: jezekracing
Date: 04/04/2005
VERY NICE! One of the nicest on this site....good job man, all you need is a swap! Late.

Posted By: UNDERGROUND
Date: 03/19/2005
very clean !

Posted By: Kazuki
Date: 03/05/2005
ive always wanted one, its the style i like

Posted By: Renik
Date: 03/04/2005
Look at the picture of the gauges. On the bezel, I have two leds mounted. The left one is security and the right one is the VTEC indicator led. It lights up once the engine hits 5400rpms and VTEC is engaged.

There is a How To on wiring it up in the forums.

Posted By: GENESIS
Date: 03/01/2005
hey whats a vtec indicator light?

Posted By: willski2k
Date: 02/10/2005
nice motor ! thax for your comments, your 4 door is smooth, very similar taste right down to the pstwo, lol,
but mine a '5' door. believe.

Posted By: Nonehere
Date: 02/10/2005
hahah how funny man, you got a red honda emblem and i got a blue one, what the hell?!?! oh well i think we have alot in common in the teaste of looks for cars haha. just my 2 cents

Posted By: Hitman
Date: 02/10/2005
Really nice ride! Clean and those rims are really kool!Do you find that the camber kit helps with your suspension?

Posted By: Nonehere
Date: 02/09/2005
i have updated the gauge faces i just need to take new pictures, i bought these lumiesent carbon fiber gauges, they blue when you light them on.

Posted By: BrutalB83
Date: 02/04/2005
Hey, I got to tell you...I think those tail lights look great! I'm liking them a lot better than the full black outs...very nice...and very professional looking!

Posted By: Nonehere
Date: 02/04/2005
i bought the wing from ebay, its call the techno r wing, it cost like arouns $225, for shipping and insurance. i bought the side skirts for $150. i bought them from this one import place in my area. the wing i gave on my car would look hella nice on yours. but the mugan wing, it too small in size not height. if it was bigger, the it would look nice.

Posted By: BrutalB83
Date: 02/03/2005
Yeah I think I did buy the same muffler as you actually. Haven't put it on yet though, actually debating on selling the car. I moved to Michigan and we currently have no garage and all the roads are dirt. Not exactly optimal conditions for working on or modifying your car...but anyway, we will see. Keep up the good work on yours, it always looks great!

Posted By: GeTinLine
Date: 01/25/2005
could you share some tips on making your own black housing headlights>??

Posted By: jkjllkloijkl
Date: 01/22/2005
I am surprised I haven't posted before. I dont see to many EX that are 4 door, pretty cool. Nice LCD

Posted By: 1sickcivic
Date: 12/18/2004
very clean ride well done

Posted By: Nonehere
Date: 12/17/2004
hey man the way you sfixed your car was exactly they way i was doing it until i changed my mind and just went other stuff in stead. your car is tight.

Posted By: GeTinLine
Date: 12/15/2004
You made those Headlights!! MAD PROPS!!! this civic is BANGIN!!! VERY CLEAN. and u take good pics ..with the mountain in the back. CLEAN 4 DOOR. GREAT JOb!

Posted By: fidencio74
Date: 12/13/2004
nice car man!

Posted By: rce^rkt
Date: 11/29/2004
clean 4door

Posted By: nikkisintegra
Date: 11/20/2004
yeah those spokes are def. 'off tha chain' LOL keep up the good work! college makes us broke!

Posted By: phixion
Date: 11/05/2004
Keep the wire "20's! =D haha, j/k, funny pic though!

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 10/25/2004
i like the picture with the mts. in the background

Posted By: $tevesaccord
Date: 10/18/2004
Great lookin Civic. Love those headlights. The wheels look great on there to. Keep up the good work, and thanks for checkin out my Accord.

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 10/14/2004
moving along nicely... from when i 1st saw you on here

Posted By: chukyp16
Date: 10/11/2004
looks really good dude defenitaly go with some tint cause u will loose the whole fish bowl effect keepup the good work check out my teg if ya get a chance

Posted By: AllShowNoGo :o)
Date: 10/10/2004
The car is painted ,just put on old chrome rims tonight ,i will update with them on later .Next comes new rims ,black or bronze dont know yet.Then the engine ,Yeah buddy.

Posted By: sypher
Date: 10/08/2004
Nice ride man, what's it run, if you've run it. i finally got mine to pull a 16 on it...it usually ran like mid to low 17's...oh and one quick question....mine doesnt actually redline until it gets to about 8 1/2...i can't figure it out...but when it does redline it make a REALLY bad sound...its like a wack version of a blowoff valve kickin in...its weird ***** man. any idea what it might be?

Posted By: TeggyDemon
Date: 10/07/2004
nice work man. i need a sunroof in my car...one of those like they put in tegs and clipses. where the glass goes up and over the roof and sticks up a bit...anyway...i like those rims...was one of the ones i was lookin at when i bought mine. a CF Hood would look nice! nice look tho. good job.

Posted By: shep
Date: 10/06/2004
SWEET RIDE, I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR TOSE WHT/RED GAUGES FOR A WHILE, PLEASE TELL ME WHERE TO HOOK THEM UP.

Posted By: hondasal
Date: 09/30/2004
dude those tail lights look nasty what did you paint them for..

Posted By: nikkisintegra
Date: 09/27/2004
how freekin sweet!! nice new pics!

Posted By: phixion
Date: 09/22/2004
Hey man, seeing as to how you have your suspension done up moderately and added the 'Frame Lock" recently, I'd highly suggest getting a rear swaybar. I have an ITR one on my Civic, and I see that you have it on your "to-do" list for the future. It'll definitely make a vast improvement to your car's handling. Keep up the good work on the car man, still looking better and better each time I check it out. Peace!

Posted By: 4dr
Date: 09/01/2004
damn porcupines.. need to look both ways before crossing the road.. lol nate hopefully everything works out right and it looks better

Posted By: Scphiel
Date: 08/21/2004
totally cool ride man. I hope for mine to look this clean when i am finished with my mods. Where did you buy the gauges you have?

Posted By: xclusive
Date: 08/20/2004
nice car. keep up the good work. check out my civic when you get a chance.

Posted By: Scphiel
Date: 08/19/2004
Looks like mine will when i am done with it. I love those rims and gauges. Where did you get the gauges and how hard are they to install.

Posted By: general136
Date: 08/19/2004
Man you are good! Hey how long would it take an amature like me to install new head lamps? Do I have to remove the bumper to install them?

Posted By: AllShowNoGo :o)
Date: 08/17/2004
Well i dont exactly want to say where i live,but im not to far from Seattle .

Posted By: AllShowNoGo :o)
Date: 08/12/2004
I like your ride its clean,I updated my site if you want to check it out and leave a comment if you want .It will be painted in Sept.I promise.Maybe you could re vote :)

Posted By: Malachiman
Date: 08/11/2004
First, thanks for writing on my site. Your exactly right about making it my own. I like your ride though. Take your time and do it right (no shortcuts) and your car will be tight. It has to especially hard with school. Keep it up..

Posted By: Daishi
Date: 08/04/2004
tuck a bit of tire, maybe a JDM grill... SI bumper with fogs or what not... damn that would look good. new pics = new reply from me. Love the way it's looking thus far. :)

Posted By: heyitzsushiboi
Date: 07/25/2004
howdy thanks for the comment! yea i actually used the vht niteshades on the red parts of my tail lights. the lighting was bad so you really can't tell in the pix. are you doing that too? if u do remember to do a couple layers of clear on it too... good luck with all ur future mods! btw congrats on paying and installing everything by yourself. very respectable!!!

Posted By: GODINGO
Date: 07/25/2004
nice car man but you need a kick ass body kit.

Posted By: Importdreamer
Date: 07/19/2004
Looks nice. Good start. I do love those rims and the headlights look good as well. Finally have a profile up and running so come check out my car and vote on it. Later!

Posted By: biggins
Date: 07/14/2004
very nice... I like the wheels

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 07/13/2004
yeah this car is going places :D you should get a type r front lip and leave it black it would look good with all the dark mods you're putting on that white car!

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 07/13/2004
yeah this car is going places :D you should get a type r front lip and leave it black it would look good with all the dark mods you're putting on that white car!

Posted By: cram6891
Date: 07/13/2004
yo nice car, hit me up and tell me where you got that hondashowoff sticker

Posted By: phixion
Date: 07/09/2004
Looks sweet with the wheels on. B-)

Posted By: Daishi
Date: 07/09/2004
Cool, nice to see a well modded Ferio. Not my favorite rear-end in the world, but still a civic. Slammed 4-doors with rims are always a pleasure to see :)

Posted By: phixion
Date: 07/07/2004
Very nice ride, I dig the wheels! Any pics of them on at all? Also I updated my profile with a better pic of the Megan LCAs. I wouldn't get their tiebar though, it's a generic hinged style, I'd get something one piece like a Cusco, Beak's Performance or Tanabe rear tiebar.

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 06/28/2004
how much of a drop is that? 2''?

Posted By: Renik
Date: 06/14/2004
Just under $450. I did the install myself.

Everything was new off of eBay.

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 06/13/2004
how much did all that drop and stuff cost you? oh yeah, you can have my engine rims and taillights when you buy them :D

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 06/10/2004
nice drop!

Posted By: skOOtA
Date: 06/09/2004
in case no one has noticed.....he bought this car like 2 months ago. i think hes done some pretty good stuff with it. as far as lowering it, im sure he doesnt wanna rig it like half the cars on this site. take your time and do it right. nothing funnier than broke, squeaking coilovers goin down the road...also, the rims lift the car a little. thats why it looks high

Posted By: Hondafan04
Date: 06/08/2004
Did you raise your car? It looks like it has truck suspension. You should really lower it and trick out the body.

Posted By: nsx2010
Date: 06/05/2004
Thats on point my friend. thanks for stopping by. Keep me updated!!!! Let me know when its sitting on the pavement!!!!

Posted By: Ej94EX
Date: 05/12/2004
red "H" but no type r? hummmmm might wanna lower ur car as well

Posted By: Plasmex
Date: 05/11/2004
Lookin pretty good, your car looks unusually high in the front end. Mines not lowered at all and it doesnt look that high. Altho my engine is heaver, but i wouldnt think it would make that much of a difference. Defiantly change out the rear corner lights, they sell for about 50-70 bux for the whole rear red/clear lense set. Still looks stock, but looks so much more clean

Posted By: reemo_2001
Date: 04/30/2004
car looks good, but you should change the corner sections of your rear tail lights, change to the red and clear just like the trunk lights.....just my opinion....

Posted By: 94accordex
Date: 04/28/2004
Hmmm...maybe my cd player is a different one then, or a newer model because it does play MP3's. I think mine is the CDX-8800 actually.
Hey, do you have a Walmart or Super Walmart in town? That's where I got my Silverstar Bulbs, and they were a bit cheaper than most other places too. I was surprised that Walmart carried them, but oh well, I'm not complaining...

Posted By: Sp33dD33mon
Date: 04/27/2004
Nice Ride man. Everything seems fine. But i only got 3 words for you - Lower the Ride . Do it as soon as possible. :)

Posted By: Renik
Date: 04/26/2004
only things about the radio i don't like is not having it play mp3 cd's or having a removable faceplate. otherwise it's great. the display can be seen in any daylight. eventually, i'd like to swap to a panasonic head unit. but for now, i just have my rca lyra mp3 player hooked up to the rca inputs.

i was looking for sylvania silverstars, but no one in town had them in stock at the moment, so i just bought the matrix bulbs for the time being. again, i'll swap them out later in the future. but for now, they're ok. at least they're not 'blue'.


Posted By: 94accordex
Date: 04/25/2004
Do you like the CDX-M800? I've got the same one in my Accord. I think it's a pretty sweet CD player, but sometimes I wish I'd gone with an Alpine, Kenwood, or Pioneer, just so I don't ever have to hear "man, Xplod stuff is crap...should have got an Alpine." Seems like no one around here likes Sony. Oh, didn't you use to have Sylvania Silverstars? What made you change to the Matrix bulbs? It's a good start you' ve got going here...I've had my Accord for almost 3 years, and you've already done more to your car than I have. Keep up the good work!

Posted By: Renik
Date: 04/24/2004
except for using such a bright led, it's great. it serves as a shift light too. for $2, it's a fairly cool mod.

Posted By: Sleek
Date: 04/22/2004
thanks man, ya i like it clean...ur ride aint bad too, cant wait to see updates..keep up the good work

Posted By: D15_ferio
Date: 04/22/2004
how is the vtec light workin for ya?

Posted By: D15_ferio
Date: 04/22/2004
yea, i think the megan exhaust sounds great. It is deep and loud and sounds great once you hit the high RPM's.