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Towlie

ED3 USDM Towlies log!

Picked it up a few days ago and I want to document the progress!

ED3 Frost white!

191k miles

5spd







My inventory!!!!!!







My anti theft system! Hulk protects my ride!



TrUsToNe

I'm a sucker for white EF!!! Looks really clean what are your plans
Towlie

New suspension! I want to lower it maybe 1 inch, clean up the whole car from rust/dents etc then a engine swap!
Towlie

For example im going to sand and primer the front of the hood!



and im getting some of the supplys ready for the job!

TrUsToNe

nice keep us posted in the process
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Nice pickup!  Looking forward to following your build.
Sancho

Lol Towelie like from South Park?!?! Wanna get high?

I wish I had a white sedan!

Whats the reason for the slinky?
TrUsToNe

cuz EVERYBODY LIKE A SLINKY!!!!! A SLINKY!!!!! A SLINKY!!!!!!!
banana
Towlie

Going to do an inventory check on all the items I have in my trunk!
I haven't removed anything from my trunk since I bought it, I've just
thrown in some more stuff in there!

Posting some more pics by tomorrow or Wednesday!

Cool
89ef2

I have a question.... I wouldn't call myself a master auto body man but is the slinky a hidden tool to the art?
Towlie

Nah, the slinky was just there for the wow effect!
cleanRENO90

this makes me miss my ED4 Crying or Very sad
Towlie

Got my cat and a new muffler installed!!!!! Yay no more fart cannon for me Smile. Pics coming later tonight.
Towlie

New muffler!



Not aligned properly but meh its ok.



and finally got my cat installed!



and since mother nature wanted to give my car a wash!!!
I took some night time pictures Razz





mitsubishiv5

perfect start off for a good project
Towlie

225 views and no input/love!!

wtf!!
TrUsToNe

What kinda camera are you using
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Well, people probably pop in looking for updates.  Don't take it as a bad sign.  Be happy that people are keeping tabs on your build.
89ef2

welcome...
Towlie

Samsung L210, took pictures on "Scenery" mode!
Ruck36

Muffler

Nice sedan was your muffler custom or what i think imma quiet mine down as well
Towlie

Just a no-name brand quiet muffler for 80 dollars installed Very Happy

*Update Oil change, New spark plugs and air filter!

Just got to change back to my OEM headers to see if I can pass smog  Cool
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Ahh, passing smog.  Probably the only thing I don't miss about Cali.
Towlie

Passed smog!

Failed the 15mph part on the no(PPM) but my buddy helped me out with it and made it pass while I was at work!

Now it feels like its finally my car >Smile
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Awesome!
Towlie

Haven't been able to do anything since I have been so busy but finally got around to ordering a new clutch!!!

http://www.exedyusa.com/oe/Clutch_Specifications

Arrives on Tuesday so I should get around to installing it in the following next week or so! Pics to come.
Towlie

Update:

Clutch arrived a few days ago!





Towlie

Now for the sneak peek of this build....







Towlie

Going to build this engine up! Just going to take it to a machine shop to get it honed etc. Got this whole disassembled D16Y7 for 80 bucks!
Still figuring out what to do with it but definitely want 150hp on a n/a set up!

Stay tuned for updates!
90EFSedan

Nice, I just helped my buddy put an Exedy (identical packaging) in his '99 Si Thursday, he hasn't gotten on it yet but he said its pretty nice. If the old clutch disc hasn't gotten tossed yet I'll camera phone it Monday, it was fubar  Laughing  Laughing
EF Sedan Enthusiast

sweet
Towlie

Yea I'm getting tired of my clutch slipping
Towlie

Got my rear mudflaps stolen... I'm not posting any other updates for now...
JAP SEDAN MAN

ahh thats crap man!  did they pop ur trunk?  was jus mud flaps taken!
Dolie ED3

Damn they stole your mud flaps!must be somebody in your area with a sedan.keep your eyes open dude.it,s a shame those low life people are walking around.
Towlie

yea and the thing was a few days ago i saw a sedan park like two cars in front and as i walked out to see what was going on i just saw a dude get in drive off and then turn his lights on and i know his car wasnt here for more than 5 minutes.... just pisses me off
Towlie

JAP SEDAN MAN wrote:
ahh thats crap man!  did they pop ur trunk?  was jus mud flaps taken!


nah i had 2 more flaps in the trunk but they where still there, they just took the rear ones i had on.... but i noticed there was a white sedan driving off all fishy from 2 cars in front of my car a few days ago and i wont forget his license plate lights where blue... its just so freaking disappointing... I mean I know they aren't worth a lot but jesus christ those where mine Sad
Towlie

Oh yea I bought some DA GS rims from another member on here called J-unot, cool dude. dont feel like updating atm
89 LX SOHC ZC

That sucks man if you can find them at the bone yard they are farly cheep but I dont see them verry ofen.
FlatTireRacer

I have some Eibach Pro-Kit springs I just took off of my EF hatch, They provide a pretty decent drop. Sell em to ya cheap If you're interested. PM me if you'd like.  Nice car btw! Love these in white! Sorry to hear about the mud flaps. Confused
EF Sedan Enthusiast

That blows man.  Thieves are worthless pieces of sh*t.  I saw two dudes jump out and smash a truck window from work on Thursday.  They made off with three lap tops and some other stuff.  Too bad the security cams are broken and the plates on the Escape were stolen.

Looking forward to some pix with the wheels on.
Towlie

EF Sedan with Integra DA GS rims







Towlie

No rear mud flaps R.I.P
89 LX SOHC ZC

the wheels look good even with out the flaps lol.
Dolie ED3

Looks good the  wheels,but your car is screaming to be slammed!
EF Sedan Enthusiast

I wouldn't say RIP about the mudflaps, just MIA.

The new shoes look good and I love how clean your sedan is.
Towlie

Yea it looks clean! but in person you can see a lot of little nicks and dents! This monday it's going to a body shop to get a estimate on a OEM paint job!
89 LX SOHC ZC

im shure most of us have chips and dents we are talking 20 + years of abuse but it does photo well.
Towlie

Cleaned out my trunk!

I had to make sure I have my front mudflaps inside my house....no way am I going to let someone jack my mudflaps..... im paranoid now lol

Spare rim+ Cheapo intake+ Broken tail light+ FRONT MUDFLAPS, all inside my house now Smile





I think I'm going to repaint the mudflaps.
Towlie

I'm going to put my front mudflaps on my car BUT I'm going to wrap them with conductive wire and hook it up to a 12v battery so whoever touches them gets shocked.
Sancho

That'll teach those fuckers! I always wondered how those rims looked on our four doors(I have a set, but haven't installed them.)
Towlie

You know what... I don't have any sideshots brb
89 LX SOHC ZC

Id love to be around to see a dumb ass mess with those flaps lol.
Towlie

New pic's but car is very dirty at this point D:
Been lazy >.>





This pic was pretty awesome.







Monster truck status!!!









Towlie

First off and foremost I have been mia lol

First reason why:

I was trying to be cool and burnout but when finishing my burnout my car started bogging and didn't turn on.... I have to get a tow truck and take it home and think on it. Turned out the Dizzy rotor just spun loose because the bolt came off. Easy fix started up first try. Still cost 95 bucks for the tow -.-

Second reason:

Not even a week later I am going down the freeway when I start hearing this really loud noise that sounded like a helicopter from the rear of my car... I pulled over to see everything fine. Two miles down the road my whole rim came off... yes not the tire the whole rim and I started riding on the rear brake drum which caused an insane spark display. Lost one of my DA rims D: messed up my LCA and here are pics of the carnage...

The LCA



Minus 1 GSR DA rim Sad

89 LX SOHC ZC

That really sucks sorry man.
Towlie

Got me some skunk2 LCA's to replace the burnt/bent one -.-

Towlie

Towlie

Traded for some brand new generic "ebay" coilovers for a d16y7 head. I'm still not sure if I should even install them =/
I know that these coilovers are P.O.S

EF Sedan Enthusiast

Sorry to hear about your wheel coming off.  I road on ebay coils for a year.  They're fine if you don't mind a bumpy ride.
Proper282

I'm still only ebay coilovers.... If you want to smooth it out a bit extend your top hats. Just don't think you are going to get any kind performance from them lol!
Towlie

I'm still wondering how hard they are to install. I mean installing LCA's wasn't that hard, but my buddy told me that I had to get a spring compressor and I'm just like ugghhh. I don't think it's that hard tho.
Proper282

Get some heavy duty zip ties. Put car on jack stands, take the wheels off then compress the spring by jacking up the lca. Once you do that use a a couple zip ties to keep the springs compressed once you remove the jack. Then unbolt the struts and take them out.


Or you can rent a spring compressor....  It's pretty easy. Just take your time.
89 LX SOHC ZC

The best way ive found to do this is to leave the top purch bolted to the car. While the car is on jack stands put youre jack under youre lower control arm take the droop out of the spring take an allen rench and rench to the top of the shock inside the trunk and remove the nut then slowly lower youre jack and youre spring is out to reinstall just do this in revers.
Sevwen7

holy noodles! ^^ never thought of that way! nice thinking haha
Towlie

Hmmmm very good ideas! Thanks! Other than that I don't know why I've always thought that EF's need drop spindles in the front ? can anybody chime in on this ?
Proper282

You can use drop forks(if you can find them). I have heard of people machining out eg forks to fit EF shocks. But you'll still want coilovers for more drop.

But drop spindles.... Never heard of anyone using them on this chasis
EF Sedan Enthusiast

You sound like me when I first got into the game from the minitruck scene Smile  You can get different forks in the front but no spindles.
Towlie

Dammit I feel retarded -.- I meant to ask if I needed different forks in the front to lower my car ?
Towlie

Was going to install my coilovers today but to rent a spring compressor it cost 55$... so I was like F that! I guess you pay full price just in case you don't return it lol. Anyways, I decided I would finally get around to installing my other LCA since I have been acting lazy about. Pics!

OOooooo so pretty...


This things undercarriage is dirty! lol


An impact gun could of made this job about 80% faster - .-


Just hanging out.


Letting it all hang out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2/3


Tighten it up and I'm done! Ta-da!


After close inspection I definitely feel a need to restore all of the suspension bushings and a need for a whole new shock/coilover set up.
Towlie

Will post up a rear view pic when I get around to taking one!
Dolie ED3

looks really nice the golden skunk2 lca,s Cool you already got the adjustable sleeves on?
Towlie

nah I didn't feel like slapping them on D: I might tomorrow!
89 LX SOHC ZC

Nice lca's man should have instaled the rear coilovers while you were under there.
Towlie

Installed my kill switch today! I took pictures but I don't really feel like posting them on the internet for obvious reasons! At least I feel a little safer now Very Happy
Towlie

Got a Rally Wink mirror!



4 mirrors only which is cool with me Very Happy
89ef2

i feel u on the safe part... have a alarm with kill switch and a grant removable steering wheel... cant do very much more but hope
Towlie

Been M.I.A for a bit. So far she's slammed and has the addition of 16 ARP extended wheel studs with open ended lug nuts Surprised Pics coming soon
EF Sedan Enthusiast

Looking forward to the pix!
89 LX SOHC ZC

Cant wait for the pics.
Towlie

I'm going to take some daytime pics soon! This is right after it rained and the car is REALLY dirty Sad

P.S I edited the contrast etc. on some of the pics because they were ridiculous unclear. Will take better pics soon!





Towlie

At this point only thing new is coilovers and extended wheel studs nothing major.
Towlie

Some daytime pics! Car is really dirty! Just how I like her  Twisted Evil









EF Sedan Enthusiast

Nice stance.
89 LX SOHC ZC

Looks good.
Towlie

Still have a long way to go!
Towlie

1989hatch

That's so sick. When are you getting some nice rims?
monsterefcivic

nice work keep it up  Very Happy
CivicSoldier

Dat Civic is so boss bro, but ya need sum rimz.
Guest

DAT VTEK YO

OMG UR CAR IS SO SICK I <3 HONDAS BCUZ VTEKS ADD LIKE  HORSEPOWERS AND I <3 HORSEPOWERS BRAH.
Towlie

Found some BBS RA on craigslist for 130$ and I had to pick them up!!





gonna get them cleaned up and refinished  Twisted Evil
89 LX SOHC ZC

Nice pic up.
1989hatch

Nice meng. you should repaint the gold on that shizz yo
Towlie

God dam trolls on my thread...
EF Sedan Enthusiast

That's a great deal.  Nice come up.
Towlie

Today I dropped the rims off at Powder1 to get sandblasted!! Tomorrow I pick them up then I'm closer to getting those baby's finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also tried to remove the rear bumper because it doesn't line up correctly with the panels under the tail lights. It was definitely hit before, don't think it was that hard since the rear trunk panel seems fine. For some reason that freaking bumper wouldn't come off! Going to have to set a day aside to take it off and start repairing the body little by little!
Towlie

I found these on Ebay and I want em! If I buy them then im not going to have any money left after the sandblasting for my rims  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad

FML FML FML FML FML FML FML FML FML FML FML FML FML
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-Honda...p;vxp=mtr&hash=item43aac1e5cf
Towlie

He has another set as well that looks a bit different from the inside.
C-Rex

Love your pics man the city in the backround looks great!!

Them wheels will be cool too are they 14s or 15s?

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