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Darren Paul: 1998 Honda Civic EX

Competitor: Darren Paul
Location: Mills, Wyoming, USA
Vehicle: 1998 Honda Civic EX
Horsepower: 220 whp
Club: Team NVUS

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Photography by Darren Paul.


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01 Darren Paul 1998 Honda Civic EX PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • K20a2 engine swap
  • RBC intake manifold shaved
  • Ktuned 72mm throttle body
  • Ktuned 3.5 inch intake
  • RDX 410cc injectors
  • Hybrid racing fuel rail
  • Hybrid racing tucked fuel line kit
  • Hybrid racing fuel filter
  • Hybrid racing fuel pressure regulator
  • Walbro 255lph fuel pump
  • Ktuned oil cooler hoses
  • Ktuned heater core delete
  • Ktuned thermostat housing
  • Ktuned upper coolant neck
  • Mishimoto lower radiator hose
  • Killerglass radiator hoses
  • Mishimoto Kswap radiator
  • Mishimoto fan shroud custom cut and welded to fit
  • Hybrid racing coolant temp switch
  • Downstar complete engine/transmission dressup bolt kit
  • Hasport EKK2 motor mounts
  • Downstar firewall plugs
  • MPC motorsports shock tower braces
  • Downstar shock tower extensions
  • Full engine bay shave
  • Ferrari Rosso fuoco red tri coat paint in engine bay and valve cover
  • Karcepts alternator relocation/AC delete kit
  • Battery relocated to bottom of core support
  • Fuse box relocated to under dash
  • A/C, C/C, windshield washer system, power brakes, power steering all deleted

EXHAUST

  • Ktuned Kswap header
  • Thermal R&D 3 inch full exhaust
  • Vibrant ultra quiet 3 inch resonator

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Hondata Kpro V4 ECU
  • Hybrid racing conversion harness
  • Wireworx stage 2 mil spec tucked engine harness with quick disconnect firewall plug

DRIVETRAIN

  • 6 speed transmission
  • Wilwood clutch master cylinder
  • Hybrid racing stainless steel clutch line
  • Competition clutch stage 2 clutch
  • Ktuned slave cylinder
  • Insane shafts 500hp axles and half shaft
  • Ktuned shifter cables with billet bracket and firewall mount grommet

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Work Emotion CR2P wheels, custom gloss black with polished barrels - 16x8 +15 
  • Yokohama S-Drive tires - 195/40R16
  • Black steel spiked lug nuts

BRAKES

  • Wilwood DPHA 4 piston brakes
  • Stoptech stainless steel brake lines
  • Downstar brake booster delete
  • Downstar brake line tuck kit
  • Wilwood brake master cylinder

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • D2 Racing Evo Bluetooth air suspension
  • Gloss black powder coated Integra subframe
  • Full Race traction bars
  • Ktuned front upper control arms
  • Ktuned front lower control arms
  • Rear section of control arms powder coated gloss metallic grey to match Ktuned parts
  • Front forks powder coated gloss metallic grey to match Ktuned parts
  • Front integra knuckles powder coated gloss metallic grey to match Ktuned parts
  • Truhart lower ball joints
  • Truhart tie rod ends
  • Manual steering rack
  • Ktuned rear lower control arms
  • Ktuned rear camber kit
  • Ktuned rear toe kit
  • ASR subframe brace
  • Eibach sway bars front and rear
  • Downstar bolt kit for front and rear suspension

EXTERIOR

  • Custom rootbeer candy paint
  • Em1 spoiler
  • 99-00 rear bumper
  • VIS Invader style carbon fiber hood
  • Paint matched side skirts
  • OEM Honda Type R emblem
  • Seibon SP style carbon fiber front lip
  • Devsport front splitter with support rods
  • Devsport side splitters
  • Rolled and pulled fenders and quarters
  • Passwordjdm fenders with sidemarkers
  • 15% tinted all around minus windshield
  • Ktuned quick release hood hinges

LIGHTING

  • EUDM power leveling headlights with LED bulbs
  • 99-00 rear tail lights
  • Red LED lighting in trunk

INTERIOR

  • Red Recaro SR3 seats
  • Sparco seat brackets
  • Sparco seat sliders
  • Takata 3 inch 4 point harnesses
  • Braum harness bar
  • Custom wrapped red recaro center console armrest
  • Custom wrapped red Recaro door inserts
  • Red carpet
  • Red floor mats
  • Ktuned race spec billet shifter mounted with downstar hardware
  • Canadian SIR gauge cluster with carbon fiber bezel
  • Carbon fiber air bag delete in dash
  • NRG quick release
  • Grip Royal walnut Jack gold steering wheel
  • Momo steering wheel (I change them out occasionally)
  • LED interior lighting
  • 1 of 100 NvUS Password JDM shift knob
  • Trunk floor custom wrapped with red Recaro material

AUDIO, MOBILE ELECTRONICS & MULTIMEDIA

  • Dynamat Extreme
  • Alpine head-unit
  • Alpine Type S 6.5" door speakers
  • Alpine Type S 6x9" rear speakers

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"Probably my air suspension. No matter where I am I always have to air out when I park! It's so much fun."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Full trunk audio setup
  • Kraftwerks supercharger kit

SPONSORS

  • Stage Motorsports
  • Mishimoto
  • Grip Royal
  • D2 Racing
  • BMI Performance 

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Olson Auto Body and Collision Center

PHOTO GALLERY

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