Jose's Honda Civic EK Hatch - BRtv Episode 5
With the popularity of the motorsport of drifting rising by the minute,
there's been a great shift from the Import or Tuner crowd from FWD cars
(front wheel drive) to RWD (rear wheel drive). More and more manufacturers
are adding affordable RWD models to their line ups, and it doesn't look
like that's going to change any time soon (thank the Car Gods). There was
however a time when the Tuner world was mostly flooded with FWD cars with
the Honda brand in the forefront. In the late 90s' when Honda dropped the
EK Civic body, particular the SI model, eclipsing it's predecessor, the
brand seem to do no wrong. Aside from the legendary SI model Civic, the
single most desirable EK one could own was (arguably) the hatch. In it's
stock formation, the car is as cookie cutter, gas saving commuter as they
come. Actually that's something easily said about just about any Civic.
But with just a little tweaking, some nice shoes, maybe a lip, a wing and
dare I say a "B" series engine swap, and these little light ways could
easily be turned in a super fun rides. I would venture to say that these
are the new classics, and if you happen to own a EK hatch or SI, take care
of it, restore it, and watch it increase in value. These will be the cars
we all try to outbid each other at future Barrette-Jackson or Mecan auto
auctions. That said, I like to take a moment to introduce our next episode
of Braggenrites.com TV (BRtv). In it you guys get to meet Jose Hernandez
Diaz and his sick Honda Civic EK Hatch.
This guys is as passionate and detailed oriented as any with his ride as
any car guy. He took his mild mannered hatch and turn into a complete eye
catcher, by adding just the right amount of cool, to just the right parts.
The car features a totally rebuilt, souped up and turbocharged motor, redone interior with a set of
racing seats and a custom roll cage, and a sick stance (to say the least).
The car is tastefully done with a simplistic aggressiveness that seems to
contradict itself and compliment itself all at the same time. The engine
bay (it's most attention grabbing feature) is shaved of all "unnecessary"
parts and painted white, of all shades; a looks that makes the Hatch stand
out even more. We loved this car once we first saw it, and knew we wanted
to shoot it and share it with the world. It's owner Jose, is a kool a kat
as any, and hung with us for a couple of hours so that we could do that.
We opened his bag a tricks to let you all know everything about his car
(all except the wheel brand) and what all he did to take it to the level
seen here. We wanna send a huge shout out to him and hope you guys enjoy
the update. For more on this episode (pics and so on) see the full gallery
and more at Braggenrites.com
Opening Theme: Walter Kronkite by Grassman
Background Music: Hip-Hop Rhythm Guitars by Antfoxi (Pond5 Music)
Honda Civic Si 1989 Walkaround
My Honda Civic Si 1989
ED7 Body Series HatchBack
D16A6 Engine Block Number
242 204 Kilometers
Original Clutch & Tranny
Only Mod is a 1,75 Straight Pipe Exhaust Line
it pulls out a great sound in my opinion :D
Other than that Complete Stock !
Its my Daily Driver for about 3years now !
2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe - WR TV POV Test Drive
This week, we take a spin in Honda's refreshed Civic Si Coupe, the
sport-tuned variation of the Japanese automaker's bread-and-butter compact.
Featuring a 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine with 205 horsepower and 174
pound-feet of torque, the Si's performance prowess gets some improvements
in form of an upgraded suspension with new spring rates, revised dampers
and a stiffer rear stabilizer bar.
With a now-standard seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, push-button
start and Honda's LaneWatch blind spot monitoring, the 2014 model looks to
be a significant step in the right direction to help the coupe stack up
favorably against the stiff competition in the segment.
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earbuds. The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural
microphones. Because these microphones record sound from inside the ear,
playing the sound through headphones gives the sensation of 3D sound. All
of this translates to a very realistic listening experience.
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WINDING ROAD RACING is here, carrying the gear you need to go faster.
This Award-Winning Civic EK9 Laughs In The Face Of Rice
Meet Ben Parker. A self-professed JDM fan, he's the proud owner of this
immaculate EK9 Honda Civic Type R. Here's his story...
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2014 Mazda Mazda3 5 Door Hatchback Review and Road Test
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The mainstream compact car segment is the perfect example of the infamous
"driving appliance." The Corolla and Civic sell in enormous volume because
they are the middle-of-the-road "white bread" option, not in-spite of the
vanilla. Unlike many in the automotive press, I don't find anything wrong
with that. In fact, I love me some Wonder Bread. But sometimes you feel
like a pumpernickel, and that's where the 2014 Mazda3 comes in.
Accounting for 30% of Mazda's worldwide volume, calling the Mazda3 their
most important product would be putting things lightly. As a result 2014
brings a complete overhaul to every aspect of the 3 and the compact sedan
now rides on a platform derived from the larger 6. The "Kodo" design
language of the larger sedan has also been brought down to its smaller
stablemate to astonishing effect. While the old Mazda3 was all smiles and
bubbles, the new 3 is all grown up and aggressive with Mazda's incredibly
attractive grille. Before the 3′s release I was quite torn about who was
the fairest of them all but now there is no contest.
The 2014 dimensions play a huge role in the way the 3 looks on the road.
Mazda moved the A-pillar 3.5 inches to the rear making the hood longer,
lengthened the wheelbase by 2.5 inches, dropped the height by 6/10ths and
made the whole car 1.6 inches wider. So far so good, but somehow Mazda
managed to slash the front overhang and increase the wheel-to-front-door
distance to an almost RWD like proportion. That would probably have been
enough in a segment dominated by slab sides, but Mazda puts two distinctive
character lines to separate the 3 from the pack. Out back we have tail
lamps that mimic the front styling and your choice of a hatch or a trunk.
Opting for the hatch gives the Mazda3 a side profile reminiscent of BMW's
X1, not a bad thing to be reminded of.
With pricing that ranges from $16,945 (sedan) to a hair under $30,000
(loaded hatch) if you check all the option boxes on a Mazda3 hatch, it's
obvious the Mazda spans the price spectrum from white bread in a bag to a
paper-wrapped organic artisan cheesy sourdough. Like the Ford Focus, this
large price span means the $19,495 iSport and $20,645 iTouring compete with
the bulk of Corolla/Civic shoppers while the upper level trims compete with
the Ford Focus, Acura ILX, Lexus CT200h, Buick Verano, and the few that
shopped Volvo's defunct C30.
Compared to the Civic and Corolla, the Mazda3 delivers superior dynamics
and more premium dash materials in exchange for less tech and no
touchscreen infotainment. This is a dangerous trade in a segment known for
placing features before fun. On the flip side, the Mazda3 has everything it
needs to compete with the Focus, ILX, Verano and CT200h. Mazda's chassis
tuning makes the Mazda the most fun to drive (even considering the ILX
2.4′s Civic Si roots), the infotainment system is entry-level luxury
worthy and 2014 brings all full-speed range radar cruise control and ever
gadget the Buick and Lexus shopper could want. So is the Mazda3 the perfect
pumpernickel for Wonder Bread prices? As good as. Civirolla shoppers who
can be convinced to cross-shop will be pleased with Mazda's sexy exterior,
comfortable seats and road manners, but those after large seats and large
trunks will return to the white bread alternative. I suspect the near
luxury shoppers are the ones that will miss out the most however thinking
that nothing this tasty could come in a package with a Mazda logo on it.
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