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Wheels & Tires / Wheel Colour for Fiesta ST!?
« on: January 22, 2017, 09:58 PM »
I voted other.

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General Discussion / Anyone work at honda dealerships?
« on: December 26, 2016, 11:12 PM »
In most cases, I'd rather have my car written off than repaired if I'm in a major collision.  Also if you are going to a dealership, you are going to get a newer Honda which I don't think have options for hatchbacks at the moment.  But I could be mistaken.

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: November 06, 2016, 08:29 PM »
Well with most of the K swap sold off. I'm not sitting in a good spot in the case of me possibly having to move.

As for the Civic, I'm probably going to just get all the maintenance it needs done over the winter.  That includes but not limited to, valve cover gasket, exhaust gaskets, the squeaky wheel bearing, and some various bushings that are making a little too much noise for my liking.

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: November 03, 2016, 09:19 PM »
Originally posted by Canadian CD9A
I disagree. I'd love to have an EK9, even in stock form. It's one of the purest performance cars that can be used every day. Enjoy it as it is (maybe a whale penis intake for B-series bwahhh though).


I actually did have one of those.  When I made the choice to go K I sold it at a nice profit.  Now I'm stuck with teh stock air box =(

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Off Topic / M&Ms vs Smarties. Which do you prefer?
« on: November 02, 2016, 05:50 PM »
Originally posted by themikewoo
Is the question only referring to chocolate filling only?

If so I prefer smarties. The outer shell has a better crunch.

But peanut M&M's beats all.

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Peanut butter M&M's are even better than peanut ones IMO.

This questions is heavily dependant on the fact of whether or not we are talking regular M&M's or the multiple variants.

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: October 31, 2016, 12:59 PM »
Originally posted by themikewoo
Sorry to hear that but it sounds like you got your priorities straight. Life first, cars are just a hobby.

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Life happens sometimes.  This change is huge as far as my living situation and family goes but it is 100% for the better.  Cars are fun but it would not be fun to be car poor and fall into debt.  I'm much happier with a place to live, school and a CTR than school or a place to live and a K swapped car.

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: October 31, 2016, 02:11 AM »
Due to an external force this build will not be happening.  All of my K swap parts will be listed for sale shortly and the car may unfortunately follow depending on my revised financial situation.  Sorry everyone

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Newbies / What's up everyone
« on: October 29, 2016, 07:12 PM »
I noticed you are only a Normal PC gamer.  Filthy casuals....

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General Discussion / Where to go for rust prevention undercoating?
« on: October 27, 2016, 03:52 PM »
I wouldn't go to Winters, all winters do is rust vehicles. Ba dum tiss

I've heard good things about Ming.

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: October 25, 2016, 06:21 PM »
I don't plan on racing the car seriously to the point that I figure the weight distribution would matter that heavily.  I was considering a new Fuel pump.  Not sure what I'll be doing as far as intake yet though.


As far as progress on this build.  I've kind of been set back as I got screwed on the shop I was going to be doing the majority of the work at.  A bad renter won't get out and now I've got to wait until the end of the month to get in as opposed to last week like I was supposed to.  Hoping for him to be out sooner than later however. 

Aside from that.  Picked up my ECU, fuel lines arrived today and my subframe is waiting at Pembina Parcel for me right now so I'll be making a trip down to grab that sometime this week.

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: October 22, 2016, 12:45 AM »
Originally posted by Run Away
Keep up updated. The K swap will actually hurt your weight balance on a RHD car unfortunately since the engine will now be on the drivers side. That was one of the main motivators when I did my K-swap.

I'd definitely consider a no-cut shifter as your car is a type R, unless you're going to run without a console and mount it higher up on top of the tunnel.
The Si trans is a nice blend of performance and highway friendly gearing. Keep in mind it'll run higher rpm on the highway than an 8th gen civic due to the smaller tires on this chassis.
Personally I'm on the lookout for a TSX trans.

I'm going to do my best to keep it updated!

From what I've read, though briefly, the balance is thrown off if you leave all your suspension as it was with the B. Just re-tweak your suspension and all should be good to go.  I'm using a shifter box / mount that won't require cutting.  I don't plan on cutting anything for the swap.  That's what I chose to go with a swap half rad that goes in place of the OEM rad so you don't need to cut / weld the small tabs.  I figure it would run a little higher than the 8th gen, but not as high as my B series OEM trans does so that will be a win in my books.

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: October 21, 2016, 07:13 PM »
Originally posted by Shaun
Ya, the price of the CTR goodies would outweigh the savings on selling this and buying a new mint chassis. I probably spent around $3000 for OEM parts alone. Bumpers, lips, side moldings, steering wheel, cluster, shift boot, seats and I don't even have the door card inserts, mirrors or OEM carpet.

Yeah on top of what you've listed I've also got the door cards, radio bezel, rear seats, and I'm not sure the cost of the 96 spec headlights but mine are worth a ton too. So I'm far better off using my car instead of picking up a LHD varient.

Originally posted by Joe
You may want the final drive out of a 02-04 rsx-s for Hwy. Just need to put it in your lsd equipped box.
Should be fun.  I want a ride before Johnny. ;)

I mean Jonny might beat me if I don't let him have a ride in it before you....

Also I'll have to look into how different those final drives are.  Might not be worth it to tear the trans apart lol

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: October 21, 2016, 11:44 AM »
Originally posted by Shaun
This should be cool.

I think this will be as cool too!


Originally posted by Joe
is it easier doing the swap in a lhd or rhd?
It will be tons of fun, I only wonder if you could sell yours and find a different chassis to swap, or is there no cost benefit to that?
You will love the final product regardless. Some say the k makes the car a better daily due to the additional torque and not needing to wind it out to get around.

I think the swap is relatively the same difficulty in both of the chassis.  I had to purchase a DC2/EG6 subframe to use the specific mounts I bought. (I bought these mounts as they sit the motor closer to the firewall giving better weight distribution as well as more front clearance for the intake manifold / radiator)  As opposed to the LHD cars being able to take a subframe from any 92-95 civic / 94-2001 integra from Canada / US.  Aside from that I don't believe there is much of a difference.  Honestly I probably could have sold my car for a decent amount of money and bought a cheaper car to do the swap on.  Though then I would lose a lot of the Type R options such as carpets, seats, floor mats, steering wheel, body panels etc.  Which would cost a small fortune to replace.  And since I got more than a fair deal on my car I think the difference would probably be within $1000 give or take.

I also think the car will be a better daily driver with the new motor.  The B series is a lot of fun, but with a K series I will have the added torque / power to help with highway driving as well as the added 6th gear for higher speeds as my car currently, sits at about 4200 rpm at 110km/h which is loud on the highway.

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Journals / Lets Ruin A CTR
« on: October 20, 2016, 10:19 PM »
So I bought a Civic Type R a while back and I was really happy with the car.  That being said, I always wanted to do a K-Swap to a Civic.  I'm still happy with my CTR I just think I'll be happier with it with a little extra power and most attractive to me; the 6 speed transmission.  So I set out to accomplish my goal and began to purchase parts.  Thus far, I've still got a B series motor in my car though it should be coming out within a week.  Past that I'll be picking up my K20 and all the work on the car will begin.  So far here is a list of the parts I've collected for the swap:
K20z3 w/ 55xxxkm's with matching 6 speed transmission
RBC Manifold
BWR B2 RBC Adapter Plate
PRC ECU w/ KproV2
K-Tuned No cut swap rad / hoses
K-Tuned RSX Shifter Plate
OEM RSX Shifter Box w/ OEM Shifter Cables
Skunk2 Mega Power Swap Header
Type-R Valve Cover
CRV Spindles
DC2R Subframe / Steering Rack
OEM Type S Axles
Hasport EKK2 mounts
OEM RSX Wiring harness w/ swap harness.

I still need a few parts but I've pretty well got most everything I'm going to need to get everything done.

I'm not as active on this website as I used to be but I'm going to do my best to stay on top of posting here.  Though I'll probably keep up better on my instagram / wordpress accounts.

And because I know a few people have expressed the fact they are upset about me doing this to a type R all I can say is...

\_(ツ)_/


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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: October 17, 2016, 09:02 PM »
Bought a 04 ecu with k pro v2

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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: October 12, 2016, 08:54 PM »
Picked up a K20 Type R Valve cover off @Christian yesterday.

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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: October 10, 2016, 12:13 AM »
Also bought a swap rad, and shfiter plate today.  Almost have all the parts together.

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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: October 09, 2016, 12:20 PM »
Just picked up some new fuel lines.

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General Discussion / Official latest automotive purchase thread
« on: October 05, 2016, 09:08 PM »
I bought a header, mounts and a subframe.

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General Discussion / Engine tune
« on: October 05, 2016, 08:42 PM »
Originally posted by Vanyuha
I've talked to Chad acouple times and it sounds like he's pretty busy this year so I guess my best bet would be Calgary since I can't cross to the states at the moment. Thanks guys

Check out AutoDream.  My buddy had a car built and tuned there and seemed happy with his results.

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General Discussion / Engine tune
« on: October 04, 2016, 06:16 PM »
Originally posted by Shaun
There is an AWD dyno here, you just need to find someone that can and will be able to tune on it.

Ah yeah, I should have said the closest shop with a AWD Dyno with a dedicated tuner is Minnieapolis / Calgary.  Though I hadn't looked into if anyone was working the dyno here since I sold my Evo.

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General Discussion / Engine tune
« on: October 04, 2016, 05:58 PM »
Originally posted by Vince
Your best bet is to hit him up for tuning. Not too sure if SF can/will tune it.

Speedfactor doesn't have a AWD Dyno and IIRC Danny does not really want to touch more than Honda's for the most part.  Within the city, Chad / Evilevo can help out with road tuning and such.  Else the closest AWD Dyno is Minneapolis or Calgary depending on where you want to travel.

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Wheels and Tires / FS: Staggered Bronze TE37
« on: September 15, 2016, 05:46 PM »

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Cars for Sale/Wanted/Trade / Fs: 1984 Toyota Corolla (AE86) SR20.
« on: August 12, 2016, 05:42 PM »
My offer of 8k for half the car isn't looking so bad now is it!

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Journals / Just Another Civic Hatch
« on: June 30, 2016, 10:23 PM »
Originally posted by TeamSX4
Ah too bad. Would have been another good choice. So far I'm happy with what we got. I'd rather have a complete donor car than have to piece a swap together. Makes it a much easier process. 

Mine is still in a running driving GSR lol! All good though, the prelude will have a good engine!

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