Project Honda Civic EJ Gets a Full Body Makeover
By Annie Sam
What was supposed to have only been a simple six month project to boost Project EJ Civic's performance with basic bolt-on applications has turned into a two year journey down the long, long rabbit hole. Fast forward two years, and the light we were wondering if we would ever see finally manifested itself at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Project Honda Civic EJ was finally turning the corner to focus more on finishing the build. But then again… as any gearhead would question, are you really ever finished?
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Who Needs Sleep When There's Cars and Coffee?
By Joe Lu
I am an Orange County resident, and thus, located in relatively close proximity to a Cars and Coffee location at Mazda's HQ in Irvine, California. This being the case, you'd think that dropping by this weekly event would be a pretty regular occurrence for me. In actuality, I almost never make it out there, but this week was different. Dive in to check out the cars!
Sneak Peek: The 2012 LA Auto Show
MotoIQ had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the 2012 LA Auto Show which opens to the public November 30th through December 9th. The show will be featuring nearly 50 debuts and over 1,000 vehicles highlighting technologies from in-car electronics to newest breakthroughs in alternative energy. If you're in the LA area, you should definitely go check it out. Here's a small preview of what you will find at this year's LA Auto Show.
Project Honda Civic EJ: Staying Cool with Koyo and HPS
Now that the motor was back in the car ready to be buttoned up, we decided to give it a little bit of a cooling upgrade to avoid another Buttonwillow incident. Although the stock radiator was reliable for over a decade for daily driving, our beefed up Civic would also need a beefed up cooling system. The radiator we opted for was the Koyo All Aluminum Racing Radiator tied together with some hoses from HPS Performance Silicone Hoses.
Project 240SX Land Speed Racer: Bonneville Speed Week Results
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Against all odds, the team behind MotoIQ’s Project Land Speed Racer managed to execute a Hail Mary play to make it to this year’s Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats. On the fifth day of Speed Week, Project 240LSR piloted by Moto IQ editor Chuck Johnson, made its fastest pass of the event.
Want a Job in the Racing Industry?
JE Pistons is looking to tap into the brain trust of MotoIQ readers to fill an entry-level opening in their engineering department. If you're competent with precision measuring equipment, know SolidWorks & AutoCAD, and have a passion for automotive or powersports performance then you should definitely read on.
Now that we have completely beefed up the suspension and brakes of Project Honda Civic with the Skunk2 Pro-C Coil overs and camber kit, and the Fastbrakes big brake kit, it's time to button things up with the last several suspension upgrades we had lined up for our little weekend warrior.
Toyota's Legacy in the FR-S
Although the FR-S debut has been covered to death on every social medium and media outlet, we have to acknowledge that this was done for a reason. But, what wasn't covered were the other cars that made a cameo at this reveal.
Project Honda Civic EJ: Skunk2 Suspension Upgrades Part 2
While Chuck Johnson goes to town on the internals of Project EJ Honda Civic, let's bring our attention back to the suspension modifications that we had lined up from Skunk2. You can find the first part of this insallment here where we talked about the Skunk2 Pro-C coilovers. For the weekend warrior, the following easy to install bolt on parts are a must-have. After all, bang for the buck, these upgrades not only improve suspension handling, they can potentially save you money by reducing abnormal tire wear depending on how you set the car up.
Project EJ Honda Civic: Skunk2 Pro-C Coilovers
by Annie Sam
My Koni Yellows coupled with the Ground Control coilover kit served me well for street use, and I think I got more than my money's worth out of these shocks over the last eight years. Now that I am no longer a starving college student, my grown up self decided that I should upgrade to a grown up set of coilovers. After a little bit of research, we decided to go for a set of Skunk2 Pro-C coilovers for Project EJ Civic.
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