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 V-Tec Operation
HONDA V-Tec Operation
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Describes the operation of the HONDA V-Tec variable valve timing system.
Like never seen before, this animation goes into details on the mechanical
principle of the V-Tec system. The Honda V-Tec system is a dual setting
variable valve timing system. It is meant to give high efficiency and low
power at lower RPM and high power and low efficiency at higher RPMs. There
have been a few incarnations of V-Tec, which came out in the late 80's, but
their principle is the same. See it all here with high quality visual
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What is VTEC and How Does it Work? - EricTheCarGuy
VTEC or Valve Timing Electronic Control is a system that's been used by
Honda in passenger cars since 1991. I believe the 1991 NSX was the first
production vehicle to get this system. It has since been used in several
other Honda vehicles. Late model VTEC equipped vehicles use the iVTEC
system which also changes cam timing as well as lift and duration. The
system is designed to give you the 'best of both worlds'. You get to switch
between 2 cam profiles. One for fuel economy, one for performance. A lot of
people think that when VTEC kicks in you get an extra Boost of power. Not true in my experience. It
does however extend the torque curve to give you more performance after it
does switch over. There is no set RPM where VTEC switches. The computer
looks at several variables and calculates when to activate the VTEC
solenoid. It's a cool system and for the most part rarely has issues. The
most common issues I've seen with VTEC are the result of low, or incorrect
oil viscosity. So if you have a VTEC engine, keep the oil topped off and
make sure you use the viscosity listed on the oil cap. The animations are
courtesy Honda Motor Company, thanks guys.
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Honda Civic EJ8 Custom Build Widebody Flits
Since the majority keeps nagging about the lambodoors, neon and stating the
easy to post 'ricer', I thought it's time to upload an update and yes, the
lambodoors and neon are trashed ;).
But then again there's something new to complain about, since it's not the
OEM version you all like to see! Hmmm, that's something to think about....
complains about modified cars and yet, your youtube search stopped by
looking at my video :P :)
Back to the content of the video, it's a complete custom build wide body
which took me almost a year to finish. Rims are from Racinghart. Front 9,5J
With 225*35*18. Rear are 10J With Falken 245*35*18 Curious of the replies,
i'll be waiting :)
Nyce1s - Humble Performance 9 Second All Motor Street Honda Civic
Congratulations to the Humble Performance crew and driver Alex Pagan for
breaking into the 9 second zone in his all motor street Honda Civic. This
video follows the progression of the vehicle from the Sport Compact Fall
Nationals event @ E-Town in 2011. Then switches to the most recent passes
of the car at the 2012 MIR World Cup Finals race in Budds Creel, MD!
Checkout Humble Performance @ http://www.humbleperformance.com for more
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Special Thanks to Ososik Media for the additional video coverage of the
Humble Performance race team!
Nyce1s - The World's First Ever 9 Second All Motor Street Honda Civic
Here is a look at the world's first ever 9 second fwd Honda Civic All Motor
street car. Congrats to the Prayoonto Racing team along with the Driveshaft
Shop for this huge accomplishment!!
Please keep in mind that during this video the all motor car ran against a
turbo charged fwd civic. They were not
in competition but merely test passes. This should be known because the DSS
civic is all motor with not power adders.
Checkout the Driveshaft Shop at http://www.driveshaftshop.com !!!
Checkout Prayoonto Racing at http://www.prayoontoracing.com !!
Checkout http://www.nyce1s.com/forum for more videos !!
Nyce1s - CCC Racing SFWD Turbo Honda Civic EG @ Honda Day Atco 2012!!!
Here is CCC Racing's Sport Front Wheel Drive class turbo Honda Civic. Check it out as Nyce1s catches
up with them at there first 2 big events of the year Honda Day Atco 2012 &
the Sport Compact Spring Nationals @ Englishtown!
Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/cccracing !!
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How to Turbo - Part 1
After buying a Euro car last episode, Marty discovers he has not yet found
his perfect vehicle... In this extended episode, we reveal what he got, and
show how to make it faster.
Wanna show the world that you fix your own shizzle? MCM stickers, ti shirts
and other mad shizuoika available here:
Official Site: http://www.mightycarmods.com
Music from the episode is available here:
http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/music (Forced Induction by MOOG
was featured in this episode)
Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are
not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.