This month we have a great OEM style showcase that goes by the name of RED. This 2009, 8th generation Civic is our fan’s newest edition to his lineup of Hondas. If you’re a fan of that clean OEM style look as well as Hondas, we know you’ll enjoy this showcase!
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Location: Jacksonville, NC
Car: 2009 Honda Civic SI sedan
Name of Build: RED
Dream Car: 2008 Honda Civic SI Mugen
About the Build
My name is Phillip and I’m 24 years old and in the Navy. I’ve been interested in cars ever since I started playing Gran Turismo 2 and only recently started to modify my car more and more. I started out with a 1995 Honda Civic and only installed coilovers and a short ram intake. Later, when I joined the navy I bought a 2003 Honda s2000, and later installed coilovers and a K&N cold air intake. Two years ago, I decided to sell that car and purchase a 2009 Honda Civic SI and I have loved it ever since. I have modified it to my taste and excited to add more.
- Asia front lip with EZ Lip
- OEM window visors
- Motor mounts
- Redlinegoods Shift knob boot
- Hybrid racing shift knob
- OEM Honda weather all weather mats
- 3″ Skunk2 cat back exhaust
- Skunk2 alpha header
- Hybrid racing 3.5″ cold air intake
Why did you choose your car over all the other options when you first bought it?
After selling my s2000, I decided I wanted something with similar specs and of course I wanted to stay Honda. So after researching for a while and test driving a friend’s car, I knew I had to get an 8th generation Civic. The 4 Door works perfect since it’s easier to put items in the back seat and since I have a baby on the way.
What inspired you to customize the car?
I like a nice and clean, OEM-type look. So I haven’t done anything too crazy. Although, I do hope to purchase a Mugen or FD2 wings in the future. Reading other build threads, and going to HDAY definitely helped inspire me on which parts I should use.
Did you compete in any events, and if so what motivated you to participate in them?
Not yet, but what motivates me is the love for driving! I have competed in a car show though and won 2nd place for imports.
Thanks to Phillip for sharing his build with us and we hope you enjoyed RED as much as we did!
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