A few years back I gave myself the title “The Alan Watts of Kanjo” for the philosophical aspect of the culture. As of today I have also given myself the title “Tertön of Kanjo-ism”
Tertön means treasure revealer in Tibetan. The Tertön and practitioners with TANTRA background can translate the Terma’s…
Remember this guy from Mad Max?
That’s how I feel when I work on Ivan. This has to be the filthiest undercarriage out of all my vehicles. It reminds me of customer cars when I worked at a Honda dealership. Back then, I would sometimes get a work-order for a car from the 80’s-90’s. Their undercarriages would be a total mess. Oil, dirt, grease and fluids everywhere. But yo! Don’t get it twisted, I have no problem getting dirty! Hell, I miss getting dirty. I am Dirty!
But anyway, peep it. A 94-97 Accord test pipe works on an RA1 if you get a 2inch extension adapter that’s 2.25. They’re cheap too! Keep that in mind if you want something to free up some power and preserve your cat. If you get an adjustable test pipe, that would probably be better.
When I was under the van it dawned on me, I enjoy modifying this car more than my other ones. It’s that brand new feeling. I notice a lot of Honda heads who turned into dad’s end up getting this chassis. I feel that 💯 especially the ones who came from driving a Civic. Keep your Ody happy and not lousy like Grease Rat’s service! Hahahaha! ✌️
So shortly after making the Super Egg post, my shocks started leaking. I went ahead and purchased all the parts I need and also did research on a RA1 “forum” on a social media platform. That shit is wack yo. But it shows not a lot of people know anything when it comes to this chassis. Everyone just wants to slam it, and that’s coo cuz it looks good; there’s research on that. But no real info if you don’t wanna ride so low. Everyone throws in China made coil-overs and calls it a day, but nah I’m good off of that. But anyway, here is the before and after pics.
Here is an interesting find I came across:
I also went ahead and installed the new steering wheel combo:
Then I threw on the Mcleans and fender stripe!
Ivan drives way better now, so smooth and can still take an impact on bumpy roads. I’m really happy with a shock and spring combo and not following the trend. Don’t follow what everyone else is doing, that’s wack lyrics. Shout out to the ones who test different suspension combos even if it’s from another car. Be lyrical and drive in your own lane. ✌️
Hope y’all having a good one. I start a new job on Monday.
Over the weekend I did some well needed maintenance on the daily. Some of the Runners came by to keep me company and throw back some beers.
Wrenching and bullshitting. Even talked about plans for this spring and summer: go fishing more! And from garage talk I relayed some info I found out through some research that’s hard to find even on Honda-Tech about which Brake Master Cylinders come on which cars when it comes to EG chassis’s as well as their proportional valve.
Note: do not use this blog post as a definitive guide for BMC’s and prop valves. I am simply stating my findings. These findings apply to the EG chassis.
The EG6 SiR comes with a 15/16 BMC. All other EG’s model comes with the 13/16 BMC like my VX seen here:
The only Civic in the USA that came with a 15/16 BMC is the EF EX sedan and Si. A lot of people swap over the 15/16 from the EF to their EG to have more brake pressure. The folks who upgraded to a rear disk on their EG’s opt for this swap as well, while others leave the 13/16 BMC on; it works. Especially if they can’t source the 1″ ITR BMC. From a source who has access to EG6 SiR’s and other model EG’s in their country (i.e., VTi) he stated that the EG’s that have the 15/16 BMC’s have a 30/40 proportional valve. Only the top model EG2 came with a 40/40 proportional valve along with some EK’s. So there you have it. Vital information.
My set up is DC2 GSR rear discs, 13/16 BMC (Stock USA EG BMC) with a 30/40 prop valve. I used to run a 40/40 with no problems, but it started leaking so I replaced it with a new 30/40. I felt no difference when I did go from 30/40 to 40/40 and back to 30/40. So in conclusion if you have a set up like mine, the 15/16 BMC it’s ok to use with a 30/40 proportional valve.
There are other factors that come into play such as if you upgrade to bigger front discs/calipers etc., that you will have to research. Especially the 1″ BMC. Many would match it with a 40/40 proportional valve. I have no experience with that set up, perhaps you can still use the 30/40 if you only upgraded the rear to a DC2 rear calipers/disc setup and leave the fronts stock on a EG chassis. The difference from the 1″ to 15/16 is a 1/16 difference, so I don’t know if there will be any slop or gain. But if the 15/16 already increases pressure, I would assume the 1″ will also increase pressure as well. Non-ITR DC2 non abs has a 40/40 prop valve with a 15/16 BMC. If you upgrade the front calipers on the EG to a DC caliper, you need to match it with a 40/40 prop valve because the calipers are bigger.
If myself and my source is wrong or if someone would like to add any other info please chime in because I would like to know as well, I am always a student. Many people have felt a significant difference when adding the 15/16 BMC to their EG. Since the 15/16 BMC & 30/40 prop valve come in that set up on the EG6 SiR, you know it works. Once you start upgrading to bigger discs and calipers, that’s when research comes in. I.e., 40/40 prop valve, ITR 1″ BMC.
Thank you to my buddy in France who sent me this BMC, you know who you are 😊 I plan to install the 15/16 BMC onto my EG some time this year, probably once the weather warms up.
I hope everyone got what they wanted. I’ll share mine:
Main pipes 45φ → 50φ → 60φ / 4-2-1 By making the layout, it achieves both torque and power.
The flange part adopts 3D die casting manufacturing method to eliminate exhaust leakage due to strain.
By using SUS material improves durability and sound quality distinctive to V-TEC.
Mount exclusive stay, head flange gasket included.
For the record, these parts are all made by the same Osakan manufacture, it’s just they share three different company names.
The muffler really reminds me of the ES Tuning Race Muffler from back in the days, I remember it was called their “N1 Muffler.”
It also reminds me of an old school Eikoh! Muffler but with more of a rolled tip:
I’m curious how everything will sound all together. I’m debating if I want to place it in the normal area where the muffler originally hangs, or if I wanna do a center style like this:
But at that height, you gotta worry about ground clearance. But it’s not like I daily my EG anymore anyway… LOL!
Merry Christmas everybody! Stay safe, stay blessed! 📿🙏📿