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Project '99 Honda Civic with pbskids & ATS Garage

Project ATS*SS is under way

Mar 14, 2016
Project 99 Honda Civic

In our last Honda issue, we introduced the latest member of our family, this '99 Honda Civic. It's been a minute since we've dabbled with a Honda, and be quite honest, it felt like we had a void in our hearts! So we picked up this fixer-upper for about $1,500 with a goal inspire you with a build that's fun, for the everyday enthusiast, and that'll look and perform well on a reasonable budget. It's been a couple months since we introduced our new bucket and starting a project isn't always an easy thing when we're slammed with events all summer. But alas... We've finally made some baby steps and things are lookin' good!

Project 99 honda civic Photo 2/5   |   Project 99 Honda Civic

First, we transported our EK to the Bay Area so it'll be closer to our friends at ATS Garage. Ferd Natividad and the rest of the ATS crew will be sharing their expertise and helping us wrench on the hatch - we were in good hands! With the car up north, it was finally time to start collecting all the necessary pieces of the puzzle to commence Project ATS*SS!

Not pictured, we managed to get our hands on a rebuilt Japanese-spec B16A motor that'll be ready to drop in. We also have some original Honda interior panels and other miscellaneous items that will be installed to help freshen the car up.

Ready to go, these brand spanking-new coilovers from A'PEXi will be fitted first. From A'PEXi's ExV line (Expert Type V), they're a full body coilover suspension that's, of course, ride height adjustable but also 32-way adjustable when it comes to damping. These were first introduced in '05 and are still high quality JDM parts that are used widely by enthusiasts today. The spring stiffness should be just right with 10K front and 6K rear spring rates, good for everyday use.

Project 99 honda civic apexi exv coils Photo 3/5   |   Project 99 Honda Civic Apexi Exv Coils
Project 99 honda civic apexi exv coils Photo 4/5   |   A'PEXi has been makin' high quality parts in Japan since '92. Our EK is in very good hands with their ExV coils!

As for the wheels... Well, it took us some work (and a lot of patience!), but we managed to piece together a set of 15x7" +35 SSR Type X. Buying these bad boys in good condition can cost a rack or more. So we did our homework and sourced the wheels individually from eBay Japan. Each wheel was bought from a different seller or junkyard. Once we collected all four, we had a buddy help pack them into a shipping container and imported them into California. They weren't in the greatest condition so we had our friends at LAX Wheel Refinishing check the wheels for bends, strip and sand them, then polish them to perfection. The entire process took several months but we saved a good deal of money for some rare JDM wheels!

Project 99 honda civic ssr type x wheels Photo 5/5   |   You don't see split four-spokes anymore these days so we're excited to rock these SSR Type Xs soon! They're semi-forged aluminum and one of the lightest 15" wheels SSR ever designed. Woo!

Special Thanks to LAX Wheel Refinishing

Sources

A'PEXi USA
Orange, CA 92868
714-685-5700
http://www.apexi-usa.com
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