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Old 04-22-2015, 08:38 PM
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Icon6 DC4KiD's 1994 Civic VX build - 5 lug, turbo, etc

It's been a long time since I've done a build thread anywhere. I guess this is a good time to start a new one. This time, it is for a 1994 Civic VX hatchback (complete shell) that I bought from a co-worker. Didn't think I'd build another Honda any time soon, but for the price I got it for, I couldn't pass it up. So just bare with me as this car progresses; might be a slow build, or a fast one, since I work 11 hours/day 5 days/week AND I still have the Integra from day one that I still like to drive and mod. On to the pix!


04/19/2015: My brother towed it to the house while I was away in Reno, NV for some fun away from work. I pushed it to the backyard when I got back home 2 days after.



Money shot (empty, hah)


Borrowed some spares from the co-workers so I can have this shell towed home and roll it around.



Here you can see my Integra

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Old 04-22-2015, 08:52 PM
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04/22/2015: Picked up a complete JDM ITR 5 lug brake conversion setup for a great price from JDM Engine Bay just minutes away from my house. Came with everything I needed to convert from Civic disc/drums to the 5 lug; 36mm axles, front/rear spindles, soft brake lines, and the much needed rear parking brake cables. Didn't need wheels since I already have 3 different sets of ITR wheels.



Stock front VX brakes with slotted rotors ready to be removed


Bye-bye stock brakes. Rack & pinion bellow boots torn on both driver and passenger sides, so I removed both outer tie rods and painted the threads to make re-installation much easier. Just waiting for the boots I ordered last night to come in.


Hello ITR front brakes!


Rear drum brakes ready to come off


Off it goes! TruHart rear camber kit (excellent condition, used for only a few months) for sale if anyone is interested. That rear trailing arm bushing has seen better days...


Rear 5 lug disc brakes on





That's it for today. Waiting for some suspension parts to come in so I can finish this
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lucky you , that shell looks fantastic.
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Looks like it's going to be a clean build.
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that is one very clean shell, congrats on the pickup. good luck with the build
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lucky you , that shell looks fantastic.
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that is one very clean shell, congrats on the pickup. good luck with the build
The shell is in decent shape. It looks a lot better in the pix, Lol. I'd give it a 6.5/10

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Looks like it's going to be a clean build.
Thank you. Just keeping it simple, nothing out of this world. But then again, it always starts with "simple"
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04/23/2015: Got some work done this morning. Started to remove the front end, head light wiring, other misc clips and etc. Cleaned the bay up and getting it ready for paint prep. The color isn't ugly, but I'm not a big fan of green; will be painting the bay satin black to keep it simple.


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Engine bay painted and prop valve/brake hard lines back in (still needs to be bolted back on to fire wall)



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Hard to tell from the pics but was the engine bay paint original? If so, I wish you had kept it og.

Clean hatch bro. Have fun!!
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Hard to tell from the pics but was the engine bay paint original? If so, I wish you had kept it og.

Clean hatch bro. Have fun!!
Engine bay paint was original. It had a lot of scratches, peeling, and bubbling, so it didn't make sense to me to leave it as is, especially if I keep the car long enough to have it repainted a different color.
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A few new updates with suspension parts installed/replaced.

05/03/2015: Rear lower control arms, sub-frame brace, Integra 14mm rear sway bar (non-ITR), and coilovers installed. These are low-budget/cheaper knock-off parts to replace missing and/or damaged parts that the shell came with (or lack of).




05/06/2015: New front passenger side lower control arm came in the mail to replace the bent OEM arm. Pictures shows the new arm laying directly on top of the old one. You can see where the arm was bent (lower ball joint location), which was causing the front passenger side wheel to be pushed back towards the rear of the car.





05/07/2015: New pair of Prothane front sway bar end-link & bushings arrived. Front passenger side end-link was bent/damaged along with the lower control arm, so I figured it was a good time to just replace the front pair of end-links while I was at it.

Front driver side end-link & bushing, and new rack & pinion boots/bellows installed:


Front passenger side lower control arm and end-link installed:
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Loved your Integra and I'm positive your EG will be just as good. Looking forward to this OG build!
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Nice!
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:46 AM
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Loved your Integra and I'm positive your EG will be just as good. Looking forward to this OG build!
Thank you

Update 05/12/2015: Ordered a pair of new clear Denji head lamps and clear corner lamps to match. Coming from Taiwan, so it'll be awhile before they arrive.
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it'll take about 4-5 days for the denji's to arrive I thought they would take awhile too.
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it'll take about 4-5 days for the denji's to arrive I thought they would take awhile too.
You were absolutely right! The Denji lights came in 4 days after ordering. I had to let them sit at the post office for a few days because of my work schedule, but I finally picked them up earlier today. Fast shipping and VERY well packaged!


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05/28/2015: Got a little busy tonight after work and dinner. Tore down the B16 long block to prep it for new forged internals and stronger valve-train for the soon-to-be boosted transplant

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I am so glad you still have that teg. Bump from teamintegra buddy
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looks like a great build. what brand is that rear lca?
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Nice work. Was always a fan of the teg. Nice to see some of the members I used to see back in the days still building. Good luck with everything bro.
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Looking forward to the build.
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Sweet start!
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Good base to start with. It is clean an not ragged out.
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Not much of an update at this time, but the B16 head and block were dropped off at my local machine shop last Wednesday for a head refresh and 0.5mm over bore & hone on the block to fit a set of SRP 9:1 forged pistons and Eagle rods. Head will be fitted with SuperTech dual springs and Brian Crower steel retainers.


Here's a couple pix of the Integra in its current form since I have no new pix of the Civic. Taken 4/26/2015. Follow me on Instagram: b00sted_b18c5 for more pix.




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Some pix of the some of the parts I have waiting to go into the build...

Garrett T3/T04b turbo (I think! Have to take off the covers and measure inducer/exducer)


B16 OBX LSD (yes, OBX)


Wiseco 81.5mm piston rings, King bearings, etc


Valve stem seals, Brian Crower steel retainers, SuperTech dual valve springs
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