Sep 5, 2002 update to the Honda Civic SI project car

Civic Duty

The stock lower perches were cut off and a new collar was welded on in their place. This supports the threaded sleeve better and lightens the entire unit.
The bottom of the revalved Konis was shortened by approximately .75". A correspondingly shorter bolt was used to secure the strut in the housing.
We've found that the car likes some pretty high rear tire pressure, approaching 50 psi.
Here's is our parts bin intake system for the Civic. The filter is about where our battery used to be. The tube coming out of the filter ducts down to a pre-existing hole in the chassis..and is a source of fresh air.

Our Civic is just about ready to make the trek to Topeka, KS for the 30th annual Solo II Nationals. We’ve got the car on the alignment rack today as we’ve revised the front suspension and needed to reset the toe (0 front and rear).

The rebuilt and revalved Konis have been shortened to allow more suspension travel. We’re now approaching 3” of travel. We started this journey with only 1” when we lowered the car initially.

We’ve been cleaning the car up, changing the oil and making a cold-air intake system for the Civic in preparation for its trip to Topeka. We used ADMAX’s 5w/30 synthetic oil in the crankcase.

The Civic will be leaving Sunday, September 8 on it’s 1300+ mile journey to the Heartland and the Solo II Nationals.

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