Sick Beats!


As some of you may know, I do a fair bit of audio installs so this was long overdue.

The Civic came with an old Pioneer head-unit, dodgy ass install done by a certain car parts retailer near the bay... They cut off the factory plug, wires were twisted and taped instead of soldered, and the speaker wiring was a mess.

I picked up all my parts and tools below from Auto One Browns Plains, go check them out!

  • Pioneer MVH-X365BT head-unit
  • Hertz DCX 165.3 2-way coaxial speakers
  • DB Drive S5-60v2 2-way coaxial speakers
  • Deutsch crimping tool
  • 12-way Deutsch connector set

Pretty bad....

Since the factory radio plug was one, I ordered myself a 12-way Deutsch connector set. #becauseracecar

Than it was the car's turn.

The headunit is a Pioneer MVH-X365BT, quite a basic unit with Bluetooth but that's all I really want. Commercial radio sucks anyway, so no point going DAB!




So it's been a couple of days now and I still haven't modified the daily yet, feeling proud 😀

I have been giving the car a quick clean up though, first up was replacing the middle brake light and the illumination lights behind the cluster and shifter.

If I have time next week, I'll be fixing up the sound system.


Alarm Removal


So the new beast had some dodgy old school alarm system... NO FUCKING THANKS!!!

Ripped that shit right out! A better and more modern alarm will be going in ASAP.



The New Daily!

So this is the new "daily"!

Will be good not being defected by the police (for now).

It's a 1994 EG5 with a D16Y, so SOHC VTEC 1.6L. It's got an automatic transmission, full electrics, AC, PS and sunroof. Paint isn't the greatest but the body and chassis are straight. It'll serve as my daily while the MX-5 goes under the knife again, swapping the bottom end, engine bay respray etc...

Once the MX-5 is back on the road I'll set up a "spray booth" at home, this will give me a chance to learn how to surface prep and respray on the Civic. If I get that down pat, the MX-5 will get a respray 🙂

And after all that, I'll be doing a K24 K-Swap into the Civic! So that's why I don't care about it currently being an automatic D16 😛

Pretty isn't she? 😀