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Sictransitjosh's retired ej8 picture thread
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Well I'm bored so I figured I'd throw together a whole bunch of photos from start to finish.

This car is no longer driven, I am slowly parting it out and will eventually sell it. Why you might ask? I got the car at 18 and lost interest in the whole thing when I was around 22. Hated driving it towards the end, people always looking at me, always feeling like I look like just another immature clown that zooms around almost causing accidents. It was time to grow up. Now I drive something new, that I don't worry about hitting pot holes, or speed bumps, or having something fall apart while I'm driving. It feels good not to be noticed anymore haha.

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Bought the car in March 2008.

Bought Koni Yellow/Ground Control in April and installed in May 2008.

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September 2008 I bought 15x6.5 and 15x7 Work RSZ-R wheels (miss them)

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Just for the LOLs this is Hans_

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November 2008 got rid of the Works and bought CTR 5-lug and wheels

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This disgusting Fugen lip while my OEM Si lip was being repared after kissing a curb from ice:

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As you can see the Fugen lip cracked.
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Late 2009 I picked up some Advan RG 15x7

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Then (I forget when) I bought 16x7 Volk TE37s

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In Summer 2010 I traded the TE37's for 16x8 Regamaster Evos
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The Regamasters were by far my favorite wheels I had on that car. Sometimes I wish I didn't take it apart and could take it for a spin here and there, but oh well. I'll buy something better later on in life. Perhaps an F355 and make it a track car lol Wink

Well, that's all folks, hope you enjoyed Thumbup
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#2
Ohh man, I'm happy to say I've been on the squad long enough to have seen this whole transformation start to finish. I hear what you're saying about "growing up" and not wanting the attention, and that's probably why I'm starting to lean towards classic domestics and muscle now. I still love my coupe, believe me. But I spent so much time and money in it, I'm just too paranoid to drive it now.

Good to see this thread, brings back some good memories that's for sure. She ended on a proper note with those Regamasters, sexy as hell.
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#3
Yeah I got into muscle quite a bit too, the good old stuff though. I like all cars but I have to say, past year 2000, Honda took a turn for the worse. My mom has a 2011 fully loaded civic, and I can't stand it. Feels like a go kart and you can just tell it's not quality. Everything in it feels cheap, even the leather seats are just like they're thrown together. I felt more comfortable driving my 2000 Civic than these newer garbage civics. The new accords are nice, but I don't ever see myself buying another Honda. While people argue this and that, the fact is, they used to make good cars, but now it's all about how they save money to make money. With the way world politics are going as well, I'd rather support our domestic market anyway. If I hit some good cash in the future, I can see myself getting an older Porsche or Ferrari, like the 1990s ones, the real nice ones. Ideally, an F355 or a nice 993 911. People might think that's over the top, but just because of the name doesn't mean they're over the top. 993's and F355s are good raw cars to make track cars, and are both in the 40-70k range. Not too bad if you ask me.

"Why build that when you can spend that in a Honda"
Why? Because not everyone is interested in the same thing. You spend that on a Honda, good for you and I do hope it was worth it because you'll never see that money again whereas these cars hold their value.
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#4
Wow what a beautiful and clean VSM coupe. This motivates me haha
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#5
I, too, remember this car's transformation over the years. Hard to believe it's been that long, looking back. confused0036

We've had our ups and downs, my friend, but I've always respected your work ethic and style and we've managed to get along for a while now. I understand what you're saying completely about Hondas post-2000 and about wanting to move to a more "mature" platform. It happens to a lot of us. Glad you decided to stop by and relive the glory days w/ us Rock
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#6
Very nice timeline, one of my favorite VSM coupes.
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#7
This car has been living a pretty balling lifestyle, lol..but it will be sad to see it go. Good luck with the part out.
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(06-25-2013, 11:12 PM)sictransitjosh Wrote:  Yeah I got into muscle quite a bit too, the good old stuff though. I like all cars but I have to say, past year 2000, Honda took a turn for the worse. My mom has a 2011 fully loaded civic, and I can't stand it. Feels like a go kart and you can just tell it's not quality. Everything in it feels cheap, even the leather seats are just like they're thrown together. I felt more comfortable driving my 2000 Civic than these newer garbage civics. The new accords are nice, but I don't ever see myself buying another Honda. While people argue this and that, the fact is, they used to make good cars, but now it's all about how they save money to make money. With the way world politics are going as well, I'd rather support our domestic market anyway. If I hit some good cash in the future, I can see myself getting an older Porsche or Ferrari, like the 1990s ones, the real nice ones. Ideally, an F355 or a nice 993 911. People might think that's over the top, but just because of the name doesn't mean they're over the top. 993's and F355s are good raw cars to make track cars, and are both in the 40-70k range. Not too bad if you ask me.

"Why build that when you can spend that in a Honda"
Why? Because not everyone is interested in the same thing. You spend that on a Honda, good for you and I do hope it was worth it because you'll never see that money again whereas these cars hold their value.



I completely agree. As far as I am concerned, Honda stopped making Civics in 2000.

I forgot how sick your car looked on the te37s. Thumbup
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#9
Such a clean civic man!
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#10
Such a clean civic man. I feel ya on the immature clown part. Beginning Sophomore year I was all about loud cars. The first thing I put on my first car (Mazda Protege) was a muffler. And I would rev the living crap out of that in parking lots while I was blasting my Chief Keef music. I loved getting all the looks and people turning heads. And I would look in the rear view mirror and see them looking back at me. Then I got my EJ and that thing is loud as hell (Straight pipe) and then I started to hate the loud exhaust. Especially when I was next to a cop and I had to shift early so they don't hear my loud exhaust. And then I had all the other Hondas revving at me wanting to run. I hated it. So now I'm in the process of getting an original exhaust with a more quiet muffler. I also turned down my music. But I agree with you on the immature clown part. I'm just going to keep my drop and wheels and call it a day.
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