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Racing equipment - 1997 Honda Civic

Or, "Seriously?! ANOTHER car?!"

1997 Honda Civic race car

Body/aero

  • 1997 Honda Civic DX sedan shell (EJ6), 2000 Civic Si (EM1) front end
  • Carbon fiber hood from Carbon Creations
  • Custom front spoiler/splitter from Lowe Group Racing [not pictured]
  • Lexan rear windows
  • World Challenge Touring Car-spec rear wing from Pogi Wings (custom risers from Lowe Group Racing [not pictured])

Engine

  • K20A3 (from Acura RSX)
  • K20A2 camshafts and rockers (from Acura RSX Type-S)
  • Hasport EKK2 K-Series engine mounts with 88A urethane bushings
  • K-Tuned fuel lines
  • K-Tuned fuel pressure regulator
  • K-Tuned stainless-steel clutch line
  • JDM DC5 Integra Type-R engine wiring
  • Fluidyne all-aluminum radiator
  • Hondata K-Pro programmable ECU

Drivetrain

  • 6-speed RSX Type-S transmission
  • Exedy Stage 2 carbon-metallic clutch
  • CT Engineering 6lb aluminum flywheel
  • Syncrotech carbon synchros
  • OS Giken Superlock LSD
  • Gear-X straight-cut 4.9 final drive

Exhaust

  • Advanced Street Performance 4-1 exhaust header
  • Lowe Group Racing custom 3" exhaust
  • MagnaFlow stainless-steel muffler
  • All emissions equipment removed

Brakes

  • DC2 Integra Type R front calipers and slotted rotors with Hawk DTC-60 pads
  • DC2 Integra GS-R rear calipers and solid rotors with Hawk Black pads
  • DC2 Integra Type R master cylinder
  • Civic Si brake booster
  • Goodridge G-Stop braided brake lines

Wheels/tires

  • König Lightspeed wheels, 17x7 et40
  • Nitto NT01, 235/40-17
  • Toyo RA-1, 235/40-17

Weight

 2170 lbs (fueled, without driver)

Front Suspension

  • Koni 2812 shocks w/Ground Control top hats
  • Eibach ERS springs, 900lbs
  • DC2 steering rack and sub-frame
  • Civic Si lower control arms with Hardrace spherical bearings
  • ProCar Innovations solid bronze lower control arm and compliance bushings
  • Hardrace lower shock mounts
  • SPC Performance upper control arms (camber and caster adjustment)
  • DC2 Integra GS-R knuckles

Rear Suspension

  • Koni 2812 shocks w/Ground Control top hats
  • Eibach ERS springs, 1200lbs
  • JDM Civic Type-R (EK9) sub-frame with Civic Type-R cross brace
  • Wicked Tuning spherical camber kit
  • SPC Performance adjustable rear toe links
  • DC2 Integra GS-R rear trailing arms with ProCar Innovations spherical bearings
  • OEM lower control arms with Hardrace spherical bearings
  • CT Engineering 22mm adjustable rear sway bar

Fluids

  • Mobil 1 15W-50 synthetic (engine)
  • Red Line MTL (transmission)
  • Red Line 75W90 (diff)
  • Motul RBF 600 (brakes/clutch)
  • Red Line Water Wetter & distilled water (radiator)
  • Shell 92 octane fuel

Safety

  • 10-point cage with NASCAR-style door bars by Steve Scott
  • FireCharger fire system (4 nozzles)
  • 2.5lb handheld fire extinguisher
  • Sparco Profi-II 6-point harness
  • Left (window) and right-side driver restraining nets
  • Hood pins (2), deck clips (6)
  • Longacre cutoff switch

Driver interface

  • Lightened OEM dashboard
  • Sparco Pro 2000 seat
  • Sparco "Racer" steering wheel
  • AutoMeter gauges (tach, water temp, oil temp, oil pressure)
  • Longacre pushbutton starter & switches
  • 8lb battery relocated to interior
  • AMB TranX260 DP direct-wired transponder
  • Blind Apex lap timer
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