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    Default German Civic Aerodeck/Wagon Build

    So, where should I start?

    I guess I'll first introduce myself...
    My name is Nils, 22 years old, living in northern Germany, close to Hamburg.
    I dailydrive a Honda Civic Aerodeck (MC2), a model that didn't make it to the States, it was sold in central Europe an build in the UK (Swindon).
    Since I'm still a Azubi (Auszubildender, I guess trainee in English) as a car mechanic in a Nissan/Seat dealership my build progresses somewhat slow, but it progresses...



    So, enough of me, lets talk about the car...
    It was built in 1998, so it was one of the first ever build (No. 2256 according to my VIN).
    Powered by a B18C4 Engine it puts down about 124kW/169PS/HP to the front wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission.
    At the moment the car has rocked about 225.000km/~140k miles, first transmission, first engine, first paint and still runs strong!
    The paint is called "Pirate Black Pearl" and is some kind of a very (very very) dark purple, officially the car is black, according to my registration certificate...

    Let me show you a speclist from the moment I got the car, about 9 month ago:
    No TÜV (Technical Inspection over here in Germany, needs to be done every 2 years)
    Fucked up tie rod ends
    TSS Tuning Coilover Suspension
    15" OZ Supertourismo GT with fucked up tires (185/55R15) for the summer
    15" OEM alloys for the winter, also with fucked up tires (195/55R15)
    Supersprint catback exhaust, leaking like hell with a catalytic converter removal pipe
    Not working front speakers (amp was missing)
    Missing rear speakers
    Depeche Mode design stickers (ough!)
    Not working foglights
    Badly painted driverdoor with broken mirrorhousing
    broken coolant reservoir

    Here is how the misery looked:





    Then I slowly started doing some things to the car, first I took it to the TÜV to get my suspension, rims and exhaust registered. I had to do this to legally register the car/ get my plates...
    Then I soon started to do some much needed things to the car, new tie rod ends and an alignment, new brake discs/pads for the front, new sparkplugs, a new airfilter, a new clutch master cylinder, new fuel filter and some new summertires...



    Then came some minor modifications... Some new foglights, some stickers and neon pink paint on some small parts...




    The last big update was a new catback exhaust from FOX combined with a new 200 cell catalytic converter...
    Oh, and i also found a Renault Laguna front lip...





    Exhaust soundfile:
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qShYiTLaqfg"]Honda Civic Aerodeck MC2 Fox Catback - YouTube[/ame]

    I rolled like that for a couple of month, then my brake caliper on the front driverside got stuck, so I put in some new brake cylinders in...


    My plans for the future are as following:
    - New Suspension since my old one doesn't go lower (threads and dampers are fucked up) MOAR LOW!
    - New bigger rims, i'm thinking about 17" with 175/35R17 or 215/35R17
    - small bits and pieces, maybe a new driverside door/mirror
    - some audio things
    - a Honda/Acura Integra Airbox (import from the states?)(cold air intakes are illegal here in germany, the airbox is legal, because it's OEM Honda)

    I hope you somehow understand my (not so good) english, it's just my third language...
    Greetings!
    Last edited by Bejus; 01-25-2014 at 05:50 AM.

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    That look super clean! Nice job on the English too. I can't imagine being able to speak a third language that well.

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    didnt know these existed. reminds me of my accord wagon. i really like it so far

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    What motor did these come with ? A b series or H? Unique car !

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    This model came with a bunch of engines, ranging from a D14A7/D14Z3 with 75HP to a B18C4 with 169hp and also some diesels, 20T2R or 20T2N build by the UK manufacturer "Rover"...
    The German Wikipedia has the full list of engines right here...
    The one I own has a B18C4, the shortblock is the same as the one the EUDM Honda/Acura Integra has, but with a different head setup and intake/exhaust manifold...

    The car is very unknown, even here in Germany, it's VERY hard to get parts for it, because close to no one has modified it...
    For example there are only 3 legal exhaust on the market, same thing with coilover suspensions...
    But nonetheless I love the car, because it's a rare find...
    On the biggest european meeting for Asian Cars in general (the Reisbrennen) I've seen 4 of these, out of about 2500 cars there...

    Oh and by the way, today i had a small shooting with a friend of mine, who drives a slammed VW Golf mk2, but don't look too close,
    my car is dirty as fuck! But washing it is impossible at the moment, since it's COLD in Germany... About -10°C/14°F
    Last edited by Bejus; 01-25-2014 at 02:35 PM.

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    I didn't know these even existed. very cool and much props for modifying a rare car.

    subscribed b/c it's a wagon

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    Good to see another MC2 owner! Subbed!

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    Just to keep you guys updated,
    this weekend I finaly managed to get some music back in the car...
    I had an old Kenwood 2 channel amp laying around and hooked it up to the 16cm component system that still was installed.
    In the next days I'll get my new Energy Suspension shifter bushings to go along with a new shortshifter since my current one rattles like hell...
    While I already ordered some parts from Energy Suspension I went with a new set of sway bar links for the front sway bar, since the old ones don't look that good and new ones are somewhat cheap (19€, ~26$)...
    I hope the weather will be okay next weekend, so I can go out and snap some new pictures of the car as it sits now...

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    Looks like a honda accord wagon.

    cool car man. gj so far.

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    Yesterday I have seen you on the street, very nice

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    :O When? Where? PM!

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    Pretty cool, Love this website just because I can see all the cars that never made it to the US. I think a ek front clip would look right at home on this.
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    wow i wish these came to the US
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    +65 not knowing these existed. But they are rad, especially yours.
    The only thing lower than my standards is my truck.

    Build thread!!!

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    more pics!!! more progress!!! more more

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    that bonnet reflection is incredible!
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    looks abit like a saab

    and also never seen these before

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    You ask, I deliver:





    You may also like my new Facebook Page: CNTRSTS.

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    I has zero idea Honda made a Civic wagon.

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    Yeh got the 1.8vti engine too. Quick wagons...

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    thanks for posting the pics...the first one is my favorite.
    what camera gear you working with?

    what are your plans for wheels? (please post pics of wheel options)

    would love to see pics of the interior as well

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    I'm using a Canon 1100d (Rebel T3) fitted with a Canon 50mm F1.8.
    For the lighting I had 2 cheap Yongnuo flashes with remote triggers and 2 friends as lightstands,
    cheap and easy setup, but works for me...

    Wheels... It's hard to get TÜV approved wheels over here in Germany since the bolt pattern is 4x114.3...

    BBS LeMans 7x17 (waaayyy too expensive)


    Schmidt Spaceline 7,5x17 (good price, TÜV approved...)


    XXR 530 7x17 (even better price but not TÜV approved)



    I'll ty to snap some interior shots next weekend, but i'll have to clean the car first

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    i'm quite partial to mesh wheels...especially when they have a nice lip on them...however, concave mesh are always a good look.

    i love gold wheels as well and will be putting either gold or copper wheels on my white BMW.

    those Yongnuo flashes are great bargain buys and i use them as my off camera flashes with a canon flash on the body always.
    friends as light stands are so much easier to adjust...lol

    looking forward to seeing more of your pics....looking good so far.

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    Wow. I want one. This has some serious potential!

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    Today I had quite some luck, I managed to buy a set of "H&R Böhmann Edition" struts and springs...
    A whole set of these is very rare, since they were last produced in (I think) 2004.
    The price for a set of them was 2600 DMark (~1300€ or 1800$)! :O
    It's basically a set of normal H&R coilovers, but with different oil, different springs and the threads are extended and the whole damper is shorter...
    The only thing that remains the same are the materials...
    So instead of 30-70mm (1.18-2.75 inches) lower I'll have the possibility to go 60-120mm (2.36-4.72 inches) lower!
    Originally it was set up for the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring.


    Here you can see a comparison:

    "normal" H&R:


    Böhmann Edition:


    This is the car out of which I grabbed the suspension:
    Last edited by Bejus; 03-09-2014 at 02:07 PM.

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