Not been on here for ages so dropping in for a wee update , finally a comparable civic appeared at the local scrappies. (Also took the steering rack as they also has a ep3 wheel incase anyone really wants to do the swap)
Chopped the pipe from the joining flange to the weld at the back box, this was then welded to the cheapy magnaflow coupe back box. Sounds very saucey lol
Can't remember if I posted before but now has a stainless 4-2-1 as the original down pipes flanges were ready to give up , also the centre section needed doing so I just got a STD section as really cheap new. Also got an eg upper rear strut brace and a mgzs lower ARB with both now fitted.
Since the cat was looking very crispy being 22 years old I decide to get a universal sports cat at 400 cell and welded on flanges to match so it's an easy bolt of bolt on job. Wow the exhaust is very spicy now lol so much so I now run it with a dB killer insert and it still sounds like an aftermarket exhaust but at a reasonable dB level.
Also picked up a dc2 airbox,filter and cold airfeed to the wheel arch. Got lucky and got a k&n filter and a tegiwa connecting pipe. Modified the cold air feed to fit the MC (don't have a current pic) and got a 90mm to cover the original hole in the engine bay so it's drawing in purely wheel arch cold air. Unfortunately for me it means the very loud induction noise is gone but the kids prefer it saying they don't get a headache any more lol also made a cold air intake from the front bumper that fits stealthy into the front bumper bump strip, this feeds a shower extractor fan eves outlet to point the cold air downwards so no wetness is aimed at the inlet (also integrated a mesh to stop larger objects flying in lol)
Whilst in there gave the rocker cover a fresh coat of paint and went for wrinkle black then cut back the honda logo to be bare metal again. Also fitted some pwjdm rocker cover bolts ( don't have an up-to-date pic just now ) and done the wheels AUDI Daytona grey.
Ehhhh yeah last one I think is picked up a couple bug eye WRX seats and kept the Subaru rails and made up and welded on some brackets and stuck them in the car. What a difference they have made to stop you sliding around the seats so much. You don't notice it so much being an adult but the youngest uses a booster base seat thing and she used to slide around something awfully but now she sits tight. Also added bonus it has made the rear way roomier with much more leg room for folks in the back.