Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Honda Civic EG6 vs Mazda RX8

For your viewing pleasure.

Monday, 29 September 2008

Stage 1.0 | Tuning Parts

Ok so I've purchased a few nice items prior to my Civic's arrival to keep my mind occupied until the very late landing date of November 11th. After hearing many many good things about the BMC CDA air intake system I thought it'd be best to try one out for myself, this seemed to be reasonably priced for the quality of the product. It became clear this is definitely a race spec intake system when you open the box, the carbon box itself is beautifully finished and comes with all the necessary fitments for easy installation. One thing I noticed while briefly reading over the instructions for fitment was that it says strictly for circuit use, not for road use! Strange but this should turn out very interesting if its insanely loud.

BMC CDA Intake

After owning a Carbing front lower arm bar on my Starlet EP82 and being most impressed with its ability to change the handling characteristics from such a inexpensive part I had to buy a full set for my EG6. At only £60 each per bar its well worth it and they are very simple to fit and make a noticeable difference.

Carbing Front & Rear Lower Arm Bars

I also purchased a rather simple device which is much needed when importing a JDM car into the UK, a speedo convertor which doubles up as a speed de-limiter, the device simply splices into the wiring loom on the top of the gearbox on the EG6 As many of you know that in Japan they have a 112mph top speed limit built into all there cars, even the R35 GT-R has this.

Speedo Convertor

Monday, 15 September 2008

Honda Civic EG6 SIR II | 1:24 Scale

Excellent news, after recently mentioning to my girlfriend that I always wanted a model of my previous car the Toyota Starlet and failing miserably at tracking a model kit down, she went a found a model replica of the exact car I'm getting from a hobby kit company called Hasegawa, I was totally amazed as she pulled it out the box, I couldn't wait to get the thing built as I haven't built a model kit for absolutely ages. The model Is an excellent replica and its given me chance to try out some idea's on colours for when my EG6 arrives, plus it will take my mind off the wait for the real car to arrive. I've taken some pics of my progress so far so let me know what you guys think, I'm still quite a big geek so I'm quite happy to admit I still build model kits :)

Hasegawa 1:24 Scale | Honda Civic SIR-II EG6

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

EG6 | First Steps

So the Civic will be here within about 35days time which isn't long to get everything sorted out. I will be registering the car myself once it arrives and I've paid for the VAT and import duty and got the car to an MOT test station. I've decided that the car is going to need a new air intake system as the filter on the pictures looks like its seen better days. After a little bit of research and quite a lot of good things said about the CDA BMC Carbon intake system I decided to splash out on one of them. They are proven to give good gains over stock air intake systems but I'm always sceptical about these claims, we shall see on the dyno. Next on the cards is to stiffen up the chassis that little bit more, as this is my main focus of tuning to this car I've ordered 2 x Front and Rear lower arm bars made by Carbing which should make a substantial difference to the chassis rigidity. Lastly I ordered a copy of the Honda Civic Hyper-Rev magazine to get some more tuning ideas, these magazines are awesome for finding rare JDM parts such as body styling and tuning parts.

CDA BMC Carbon Intake

Carbing Lower Arm Bar