Importnut’s ’94 Civic Si Hatch

Here is my ’94 Civic Hatchback.  I’ve owned this car since October of 2002.  I bought it shortly after I totaled my ’95 Civic Coupe.  I’ve managed to keep a few bits and pieces of that  first Civic which I bought new in 1995.  My civic went from daily driver to a dedicated project car/autocrosser in 2007 after a catastrophic engine failure.

As the years go by, I make an attempt to strategically plan the work I do to try and make cost effective improvements as they relate to autocrossing.  As I learn more about suspension tuning, and tire tech, I feel as if I can hone in on the best modifications for the money spent.

Building my Civic into a Street Modified FWD nationals level contender would be a blast. However, I only run at the local level and having a 300+ hp civic running 275 35 15 Hoosiers up front is overkill.  I’ve been successful running my mild setup on street tires and I’m satisfied with the incremental improvements I’ve made over the years.

Check out my Project Civic Series

Power modifications

  • OBDI JDM B18C (GSR)
  • Skunk2 Alpha Series Header
  • Skunk2 Mega Power R 70mm exhuast
  • Blackworks Test Pipe
  • Skunk2 Radiator
  • AEM Cold Air Intake tube (about a third of one), generic tubing and a K&N filter.
  • Energy Suspension torque motor mount inserts
  • Moroso 5.5 qt. oil pan
  • Deatschwerks DW200 255 lph fuel pump
  • HPS radiator hoses
  • B&R back of block breather kit
  • Hondata thermal intake manifold gasket
  • Blox intake manifold stud kit
  • Silver aluminum Cam Seal

Transmission Modifications

  • Energy Suspension’s shifter bushings
  • OEM ITR shifter
  • Sohfast 11lb. Flywheel
  • Quaife ATB Limit Slip Differential
  • Exedy Stage I clutch and pressure plate
  • Driveshaft Shop Road Race Axles
  • B16a3 1st-4th gear, LS 5th gear

Suspension Modifications

  • KYB AGX shocks
  • Whiteline Front control arm bushings
  • 949 Racing 6UL 15×9 wheels
  • 225 45 R15 BFGoodrich Rival S
  • Kosei K1 TS 15×7 wheels
  • 205 50 R15 Toyo Proxi RA1 (for the track)
  • 3G Integra Power Steering rack and hardware
  • Hardrace Steering Rack Bushings
  • Eibach Sway-bar Kit (25mm front 17mm rear)
  • ASR Rear Sub frame brace
  • Skunk 2 Front adjustable upper control arms (pro series)
  • Hardrace rubber rear upper control arms
  • Hardrace rubber rear compensator arms
  • Hardrace rubber rear lower control arm bushings
  • Hardrace rubber rear trailing arm bushings
  • Ground Control Coilover Conversion 450lb R 600lb F
  • Password 3 Point Front Strut Tower Bar
  • Password 2 point Rear Strut Tower Bar

Brake Modifications

  • ITR front Calipers
  • Cooper Mini 280mm rotors
  • Carbotech XP10 Front pads
  • Carbotech AX6 Rear pads
  • Goodridge SS brake lines F&R
  • Integra 1″ Master Cylinder
  • Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid

Future Upgrades

  • ITR steering pinion
  • Hondata S300V3 ECU upgrade
  • Skunk2 Intake manifold
  • Magnaflow catalytic Converter
  • Fluidamper crank pulley