Civic Coupe EJ1
The opportunity to buy your dream car doesn’t arrive often, so when your flatty offers up his recently completed K-seriesswapped Civic coupe, which you’ve always wanted to call your own, it only makes sense to jump on it. Originally built by Mitch Wilson, the coupe started life as a D16-powered nanamobile followed by a series of swaps before torque became king and a K24A from a DC5 was swapped in courtesy of the Hasport billet conversion mounts.
The K-series itself runs a DC5R baffled sump and a CL7R intake with Spoon Sports ported throttle body–and–Blox velocity stack combo, and Private Label Mfg K-swap headers. A Hondata KPro4 ECU looks after the important details, and a CL7R six-speed limited-slip-differential gearbox was fitted with a DC5R clutch kit, Mugen shortshifter box, and K-Tuned shifter mounts to ensure that it could be thrashed around the track without worry on those particularly rugged downshifts.
The interior features a pair of Recaro SR3s but is otherwise original — much like the exterior, which sports only an EK bumper lip and a set of 17x8-inch Advanti Stalkers — a set of Tein EDFC coilovers helps to keep everything balanced.
It is, as Tyler told us, definitely a work-inprogress, but he seems to have a few sweet plans up his sleeve for the near future. Tyler would like to thank Mitch for “being silly enough to sell me the car” and “also Kaz for battling with my priorities and continuously being there for me”.