End of an Era: PooM's BuddyClub EBP EK Coupe

Discussion in 'Lounge & Gossip' started by PooM, Thursday 24th Dec, 2009.

  1. PooM CivicLife Founder ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    United Kingdom Steve Horsham
    Hey peeps

    Well that's it, after years of ploughing money into the Coupe, it's now time to put it to sleep for good. It has been my pride and joy for many years, been all over Europe with it on the Modball 2008, been to many meets, car shows and also was front cover on Max Power back in July this year.

    I would like to say thanks to everyone that helped me with this car, staff members, forum members and traders alike! :nod:

    Thanks to Maz & Russell @ Hond-R especially for creating an amazing looking engine bay and all their help with the problems I was having after the Spectre Customs "f**k up". Also I would like to thank ArTech Tuning for doing an amazing job on getting the car running like a dream! :Smile:

    Other mentions go out too...

    Aaron & Lou @ LaidBackRacing, Jason & Martin @ Esserworks, Lex @ AceImageUK, Jerrick @ MeisterR, Faz @ Funky Power, James @ TweakCulture, Enigma Automotive, VTEC Direct, Tokyo Express, and anyone else I have missed out!

    It's a sad time, but things can only get better, with me putting a deposit down on a Pre-Facelift Honda Integra Type-R (DC5) in Championship White next week :w00t: - No this doesn't mean im leaving CivicLife, Civics have always been my passion and if I could afford it I would get another Civic as well. Which I will probably do in later life. For now though, I will be here as always, making the Civic community the best experience for all of you. :nod: :community:

    Anyway, again thanks to everyone for all the help and support over these few years! It's been great! :horns:

    Here is the spec of when the car was in its prime only about 6 months ago! And I have also got a full collection of the photos from the Max Power shoot, so you can all see what a beauty she was :Frown:

    Now sit back and enjoy...


    Make: Honda

    Model: Civic Coupe

    Chassis: EJ6

    Year: 1999 Facelift

    Colour: Honda Electron Blue Pearl

    Power @ Fly: 187.5bhp

    Torque @ Fly: 132lb/ft


    Fully rebuilt B18C4 (1.8l 16v DOHC VTEC)

    Stock bottom end

    Engine bay smoothed and resprayed by Hond-R

    Full wiretuck by Hond-R

    ARP Headbolts

    DC2 Integra Type-R Cams (UK Spec)

    Skunk2 Pro-Series Intake Manifold

    Nextgear Intake Manifold Gasket

    AEM v2 Cold Air Intake

    Hondata S300 ECU tuned by ArTech Tuning

    Magnacore 8.5mm HT Leads

    Denso Iridium Spark Plugs

    GReddy Oil Filter Sandwich Plate

    Gripforce 8.5lb Lightened & Balanced Flywheel

    Energy Suspension Polyurethane Engine Mount Inserts

    Skunk2 Megapower Catback Exhaust

    JPerformance Decat

    Powerflex Polyurethane Exhaust Hangers

    SPAL Slimline Front-mount radiator fan

    Spoon Reservoir Socks

    Anodized Blue Radiator Stay

    MFactory Magnetic Sump Plug

    Tenzo R Alloy Oil Filler Cap


    S9B Long Ratio Gearbox with OEM LSD

    Gripforce Stage 3 6-Puck Clutch

    DC2 Integra Type-R Gearlinkage

    Energy Suspension Gearlinkage Bushes


    MeisterR D.C.S Zeta Coilovers (Height & 16-Way Dampening Adjustable)

    Skunk2 Pro-Series Front Camber Kit

    d2 Rear Camber Kit

    d2 Lower Control Arms

    Tenzo-R Front Strut Brace

    Password:JDM Rear 4-point strut brace


    VTi Callipers

    EBC Turbo Grooved 262mm Discs

    Ferodo DS2500 Racing Pads

    Goodridge Braided Brake Lines

    EK9 Master Cylinder & Servo

    VTi Rear Disc Brake Conversion


    Genuine BuddyClub Bodykit

    Type-R Grille

    Colour coded mirrors, bump strips & door handles

    Clear side repeaters

    HIDS4U 8k Hi/Lo HIDs


    17"/7.5" Rota Grids in Champagne Gold with polished lip

    Falken FK452 205/40/17


    Sparco Reclining Bucket Seats retrimmed by Enigma Automotive

    Sparco Harnesses

    Sparco Polished Billet Pedals

    Skunk2 2kg Weighted Gear Knob

    Mono Tuner 320mm Steering Wheel

    50mm Anodized Steering Wheel Spacer

    Autometer Autogage 5" Tacho + Shiftlight

    Swoosh Oil Pressure Gauge

    Swoosh Oil Temp Gauge

    Swoosh Volt Meter Gauge


    Alpine CDA-9886R MP3 Headunit

    Alpine SPR-17S 6.5" Front Components

    Alpine SPR-69C 6x9s

    Alpine SWR-1242D 12" Subwoofer

    Alpine MRP-F450 4ch Amplifier

    Alpine MRP-M650 Monoblock Amplifier






















  2. tbukhtaw Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    bring on the DC5 y0! :Grin:
  3. Site Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★



    Sad to see it go...but i spose you were just loosing money all the time :Frown:
  4. NeilVtec Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    as said bring on the DC5!!!!!

    Those shots are stunning tho mate, at least you have them to remember it by :Grin:
  5. Civboy@JSP Commercial Services Trader

    shame good old days hehe, lets see what the DC5 brings in 2010 steve :Wink:
  6. tbukhtaw Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    not normally a bodykit person this has to be the only Civic i like which had a bodykit, nice one poom and good luck :Smile:
  7. aji621 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Adam Colchester
    S'all good man, as long as you don't turn into a typical Type-R owning knob end its sound haha

    The DC5 looks like a minter though mate. Show'd a mate last night he loved it too.
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  8. Bong Guest

    Onwards and upwards
  9. BigJames Commercial Services Trader

    Well done for getting over the fuck ups in the past dude... at least you will remember the car in its prime rather than if you sold it after the Spectre nightmare where you wouldn't have the fond memories of it
  10. Kadir Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Has been quite the journey..

    Wishing you all the best dude..
  11. Towelie Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    thats a very nice looking coupe indeed, best of luck to the future, looks like alot of hard earned pennys have gone into it!!
  12. andy-g_lfc Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Not my thing at all but i can appreciate the work that has went into it and the engine..

    DC5 though.. Fuck yeaaaaaaaaa!!!
  13. Grangey Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    RIP :Frown: , I will never forget this car in its full glory :Frown:

    K20 loving will help heal the pain though im sure :Wink:
  14. Sandy. Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Shame to see the end of the coupe but onwards and upwards, and i think the DC5 may make up for it slightly!
  15. Dan2020civic Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Aaah, I spotted you over on ITR-DC5.com eyeing one up!! You will love it, best thing I did after spunking far too much on my old EG6!!!
  16. Ross. Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Looks brilliant man! Really reserved to have a mag feature with a spec list like that. can't wait to see what you'll do with a DC5! :Smile:
  17. morf Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    you gona love the DC5 but make shure you do get another Civic.
  18. PooM CivicLife Founder ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    United Kingdom Steve Horsham
    Thanks for the comments guys! :Smile:

    I am going to be putting a deposit down on this DC5 on Tuesday :nod:



    morf - yea defo mate, I am thinking if I do get another Civic I will get an EG hatch. Always wanted one :Smile:
  19. a2k00 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Will you still be able to insure the DC5 if you loose your 3 years NCB mate?
  20. Shib786 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Wow, the only Civic coupe i like tbh.