corsasport.co.uk
 

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » Projects and Builds » '97 Civic EK9 Type R (HID's on, page 6)


New Topic

New Poll
  <<  1    2    3    4  >> Subscribe | Add to Favourites

You are not logged in and may not post or reply to messages. Please log in or create a new account or mail us about fixing an existing one - register@corsasport.co.uk

There are also many more features available when you are logged in such as private messages, buddy list, location services, post search and more.


Author '97 Civic EK9 Type R (HID's on, page 6)
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 04:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thought i'd start a wee progress thread.

starting looking at these in august, through a company called crawford cars http://www.fastjapcars.com

very helpful and emailed me loads of cars to choose from, decided on this 1997 model in championship white.






started the import process and the car is due to arrive tuesday, picking it up on the 9th december so i'll hopefully have pics next week of it up close!

once i decided on the car...i reckoned the grey buddy club wheels were a bit rank....so i decided to get new ones for when it arrived, fell in love with some buddy club racing wheels, and managed to get a set in 16" in white with toyo tyres for a good price from a company at trax! but i really wanted original wheels too so 350 later i had an original set of ek9 wheels sent to the importer ready for fitting to the car when it arrived! best bit is the importer wants the grey wheels, so swapping them for a spoon sports manifold he has




what the car will look like when i pick it up (standard ek9, not my car lol)



also got a spoon sports panel filter for it and a replacement drivers seat bolster foam as they tend to sag!

updates later in the week as i get pics

[Edited on 11-11-2006 by Martin_C]

[Edited on 23-11-2006 by Martin_C]

[Edited on 11-12-2006 by Martin_C]

[Edited on 17-12-2006 by Martin_C]

[Edited on 13-01-2007 by Martin_C]

[Edited on 14-01-2007 by Martin_C]

[Edited on 14-01-2007 by Martin_C]

[Edited on 26-01-2007 by Martin_C]

[Edited on 26-01-2007 by Martin_C]
Steve
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 30th Mar 02
Location: Worcestershire Drives: Defender
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 10:46   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

deano87
Member

Registered: 21st Oct 06
Location: Bedfordshire Drives: Ford Fiesta
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 12:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Was about to say didn't realise they did a TypeR in that shape in the UK then realised it was an import. I take it it's LHD?
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 16:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nope all japanese cars are rhd.
deano87
Member

Registered: 21st Oct 06
Location: Bedfordshire Drives: Ford Fiesta
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 16:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wicked - even better.
Robin
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 7th Jan 04
Location: Northants Drives: Clio 182 Cup
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 18:17   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

when is it being collected?

i'm excited for you.
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 18:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
the car is due to arrive tuesday, picking it up on the 9th december
Robin
Premium Member

Avatar

Registered: 7th Jan 04
Location: Northants Drives: Clio 182 Cup
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 18:35   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh yeah. sorry
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 18:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cosmo
Member

Registered: 29th Mar 01
Location: Im the real one!
User status: Offline
11th Nov 06 at 21:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What mods you doing to it?

Bear in mind that when selling on any mods to an EK9 will really make it harder to sell and wont add much value at all. Us honda owners like out stuff OEM
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
12th Nov 06 at 03:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

wheels, filter, exhaust, coilovers, not much else, gonna return it to standard if i sell.
Rich H
Member

Registered: 26th Oct 05
Location: West Sussex Drives: E46 M3
User status: Offline
12th Nov 06 at 12:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bit of a change to your previous Euro beast! Will keep an eye on the progress of this though. Doesn't it suck having to wait for so long though?
Presume you must have another "boring" car kicking about to get around in atm?!
ajscorsa
Member

Registered: 30th Apr 02
Location: Perceton, North Ayrshire
User status: Offline
12th Nov 06 at 13:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

his mums mahoosive kia bus loll
mav
Member

Registered: 19th Jun 01
Location: Scotland
User status: Offline
12th Nov 06 at 16:08   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks good Martin.....
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
12th Nov 06 at 19:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Rich H
Bit of a change to your previous Euro beast! Will keep an eye on the progress of this though. Doesn't it suck having to wait for so long though?
Presume you must have another "boring" car kicking about to get around in atm?!


been getting lifts to work and using my mum's kia sorento as aj says

only 6 weeks between the corsa going and me getting it so its not that bad.
antscorsa
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: london
User status: Offline
12th Nov 06 at 20:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

majotly jealous, ek9s are awesome
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
16th Nov 06 at 23:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

had a phone call today.

cars been picked up, and drives very well (he sounded surprised on the phone hehe), so all is well, 3 weeks on saturday now
deano87
Member

Registered: 21st Oct 06
Location: Bedfordshire Drives: Ford Fiesta
User status: Offline
16th Nov 06 at 23:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why so long now if it's in the UK?
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
16th Nov 06 at 23:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cos it has to be sva'd/mot'd, registered with the dvla and taxed.

plus my flights are booked for then lol, will take a while for the v5 to come through and i didnt want to book flights earlier in case the boat was late into the uk or the v5 late.
deano87
Member

Registered: 21st Oct 06
Location: Bedfordshire Drives: Ford Fiesta
User status: Offline
16th Nov 06 at 23:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Ahhh I see - I knew it was a lenghty process importing but didn't realise it was that lengthy. Can't wait to see the pics etc you've taken.
Marc
Member

Registered: 11th Aug 02
Location: York
User status: Offline
17th Nov 06 at 09:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice deal on the manifold too.
Jambo
Member

Registered: 8th Sep 01
Location: Maidenhead, Drives: VXR Arctic
User status: Offline
17th Nov 06 at 09:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Proper type R love it

Krammy
Member

Registered: 23rd Feb 05
Location: Tyne and Wear
User status: Offline
17th Nov 06 at 20:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I prefer the older civics to the newer ones

Lush colour too
Martin_C
Member

Registered: 27th Jun 03
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
User status: Offline
20th Nov 06 at 15:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

spent a few bob today, got a better condition ek9 steering wheel as the one on the car has sun damage, and an original titanium gearknob as its got some aftermarket one, 122 gone

just about to phone up and get plugs filters etc, gonna be an expensive day
Ditch
Member

Registered: 29th Nov 02
Location: St Albans Drives: JDM Celica GT4 WRC
User status: Offline
20th Nov 06 at 16:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

worth is though...

them lil cars are awesome

perfect combination of power : weight!

  <<  1    2    3    4  >>
New Topic

New Poll

Corsa Sport » Message Board » General Chat » Projects and Builds » '97 Civic EK9 Type R (HID's on, page 6) 23 database queries in 0.0174892 seconds