Another New Forum Member

Discussion in 'Introduction And Pictures' started by AlmosN8kd, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. AlmosN8kd

    AlmosN8kd Active Member

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    Ugh, not another new member who will ask never-ending meaningless questions which would otherwise be easily answered through use of the "search" feature. . .

    So, yes, I'm new here and I'm reading all of your internet contents. :lildevil: I apologize in advance if I do ask something that has been asked before; I do try and search out answers; but, even then, things can get missed.

    Anyhow, a few days ago, I purchased my first Civic, a black 2012 Civic Si sedan; although, this is my 5th Honda purchase (4th if you exclude my lawn mower). Overall, the Civic is probably an 8 out of 10. Mechanically, it seems solid thus far and the interior is in good shape; however, cosmetically, there are some blemishes that will need to be addressed at some point. I don't have plans to do anything crazy to it; just to use it as a daily while I rebuild my other car. I joined the forum as a means to find solutions to any problems that may arise, maybe buy/sell parts as needed, and general car community involvement.

    A little about me; I am active duty military and have been for quite a long time, I am from FL but currently live in VA. I have been a mechanic since I was a kid, learned by working in my dad's shop through middle school and high school. I do roughly 99% of my own work and don't mind helping others out when I can. I've owned both domestic and import cars over the years but keep finding my way back to Honda as I like reliability and simplicity. Here is a list of cars I've owned over the years (not all that exhaustive of a list, I tend to keep my vehicles for awhile; just posting these for talking points more than anything):

    *List is in chronological build order, not in purchase order*
    -1977 Ford F-100 4x4 (sold)
    -1978 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau (traded-in)
    -1994 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo (constant project)
    -1994 Toyota Tercel (sold)
    -1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible (sold)
    -2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (traded-in)
    -2007 Honda CBR600RR (traded-in)
    -2009 Honda CBR1000RRA (testing speed limits regularly)
    -2012 Honda Civic Si Sedan (new daily)
    -2016 Honda Pilot Touring AWD (grocery getter)

    And....that is about it. Anyhow, thanks for having me; and, I assure you, I am not a robot. I tried to get into another 9th Gen Civic forum; but, they keep rejecting my application for some reason....perhaps my username is a little too questionable (I've had it for such a long time and use it on multiple forums that I don't want to come up with a new one). :D

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  2. bfaided1984

    bfaided1984 Active Member

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    Civic
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    Welcome, I assume the stealth is the car getting rebuilt?
     
  3. AlmosN8kd

    AlmosN8kd Active Member

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    Location:
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    Yes. This will be round 2. Last time was a little over 10yrs ago.
     
  4. bfaided1984

    bfaided1984 Active Member

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    Got any pictures of that? Should make a build thread give me something to read at work.
     
  5. ron v
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    Welcome
     
  6. AlmosN8kd

    AlmosN8kd Active Member

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    Location:
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    Vehicle Model:
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    Body Style:
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    Stealth 01.JPG Stealth 02.JPG Stealth 03.JPG Stealth 04.JPG Stealth 05.JPG Stealth 06.JPG
    Yes, I do. Took me awhile to pull them down to my work computer; but, here are some of the pics:


    Although, the "build" is quite extensive and making a thread would take hours. Here is a list of the performance modifications I've done to the Stealth; there is also a number of interior and cosmetic things I have done (but, no one really cares about those items):

    These are in sort of a random order, I probably should go through it and group things a bit better to make it easier to read. My apologies for things being all over the place.
    Blitz SBC-iD III Sequential Boost Controller
    K&N FIPK
    DNP Pre-Cat Eliminators
    DNP Downpipe
    Random Technology Ultra High Flow Cat
    DNP Pre Turbo Intake Pipes
    DNP Intercooler Piping Kit
    PWR Aluminum Radiator
    Dr. Weldin DSM SMIC Kit
    3SX Stainless Steel Braided Clutch line
    3SX Aluminum Crank Pulley
    3SX Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
    Full Set of Slotted & Cross Drilled Rotors
    Hawk HPS Brake Pads
    Caliper Stiffening Bolts from Supercar Engineering
    3rd Gen 3mm Lifters
    Ek2 Performance Billet Fuel Rail Set
    Dynamic Racing's DR650R Turbos
    AEM Manifold Air Pressure (MAP) Sensor
    AEM Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Sensor
    Denso 720cc Injectors
    3SX Stainless Steel Braided Turbo Oil Return Lines
    Samco Black Silicone Radiator Hoses
    AEM UEGO Dual Channel Wideband O2 Controller
    Setrab Front Mount Oil Cooler 920-8
    3SX Adjustable Control Arms
    Saner Front AWD Sway Bar
    Saner Rear AWD Sway Bar
    RPS Carbon/Carbon Twin Disc Clutch
    HKS Super Sequential Blow-off Valve
    AEM Engine Management System (EMS V1)
    DN Performance Tubular Headers
    Apexi N1 Titanium Mufflers (2)
    Denso "Supra" Fuel Pump
    Fuel Pump Hot-wire Kit
    Tein Flex Electronically Adjustable Coilover System
    Tein Electronic Dampening Force Controller (EDFC)
    IPS Motorsports 304 Stainless 3" Catback Tubing Only
    AeroMotive -6AN Fuel Pressure Regulator
    MSD Spark Plug Wires
    NGK Iridium Plugs
    T.E.C. Performance Front Strut Bar
    T.E.C. Performance Rear Strut Bar with Interior Covers
    HKS DLI Twin Power Ignition Amplifier
    Supercar Engineering Large Racing Oil Pan
    EGR Blockoff plates
    Pauter Forged Rods
    Dynamic Racing Stage III Heads
    ek2 Development Polyurethane Motor Mounts
    Fidanza Aluminum Adjustable Cam Gears
    Aeromotive 10 micron Fuel Filter
    Gates Racing Timing Belt
    ARP Head Studs
    ARP Main Studs
    Forged CP Pistons (8.0:1 compression, .030" over)
    Cometic oversized MLS head gaskets
    Block bored .030" over by Britco Racing Engines
    Full Engine Balance of all internal components by Britco Racing Engines
    Precision Shaft Technologies (PST) One Piece Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
    Adjustable Lower Ball Joints from Supercar Engineering
    Crower Chrome Silicon Vanadium Steel Alloy Valve Springs
    Crower Titanium Valve Spring Retainers
    WebCam "Street" Grind "Regrind" Cams
    Vacuum reduction
    Supercar Engineering 1/2 & 3/4 billet shift forks
    Northbend Tech 6spd QuadcoXR Output Shaft
    Northbend Tech 6spd QuadcoXR Transfercase Input Spool
    Ninja Performance Solid Rear Differential Bushings
    Tuning by Ray Pampena of Pampena Motorsports/3S Motorsports: 426AWHP
     
  7. webby
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    Wow very nice. Welcome to the forum. What are you doing to the stealth now as far as a rebuild?
     
  8. AlmosN8kd

    AlmosN8kd Active Member

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    I have to rebuild the bottom end at a minimum, the engine has rod knock. Not sure if it was oil starvation or running lean that cause it (I think it ran lean) but that is the plan. Plus, any other issues that I find along the way.
     
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  9. bfaided1984

    bfaided1984 Active Member

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    Nice little sleeper. Engine does not look like its fun to work on.
     
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  10. bauer311
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    Location:
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    Vehicle Model:
    civic ex
    Body Style:
    coupe
    Welcome to the forum! That's a nice stealth build you have going. Congrats on the new-to-you si!
     
  11. AlmosN8kd

    AlmosN8kd Active Member

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    Thank you. It is not the best; however, it is also not the worst. All in all, once you pull the strut bar and the turbo charge piping, it becomes a little easier to manage. Although, the engine will be coming out soon.


    Thank you.
     
  12. bootyluvr
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    Congrats & Welcome.

    That Stealth looks nice! What happened in the picture with the police? lol
     
  13. AlmosN8kd

    AlmosN8kd Active Member

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    Location:
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    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
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    Thanks!

    It was a long time ago; but, if I remember correctly, someone broke down and the cop was stopping to see what happened. I think he told us that if we didn't get off the Mountain (Mt. Rainier) before the park closed that the car would be towed as it wasn't allowed to be left overnight. Or, something to that effect; I don't think it was anything crazy like speeding or something like that, I don't think anyone got a ticket that day.
     
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