Dan Edwards - 2004 Honda Civic type R ep3
The 2004 Honda Civic Type R EP3 is a legendary hot hatch, and this modified example is sure to turn heads. With its aggressive stance, custom wheels, and tuned engine, this EP3 is a true performance machine.
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Dan Edwards, I am 30 years young and live in west wales
2004 Honda Civic type R ep3
I currently work for a ground investigation company as a driller. Basically, I drill holes in god's green earth and play with dirt, but it is not all bad. I get to travel and well I love my job!. I am a massive petrol head I love all things cars always have as far back as I can remember, I have owned all sorts of cars over the years but currently, I have 2 cars one project one daily, no one cares about the daily so let us get down to the project it is a 2004 Honda civic type r ep3 I have owned this car a few years now and a lot has changed from the standard car
So I'll start with the exterior, the car has had a full respray in riviera blue really does stand out, also has a big rear wing and front splitter to give it the track car vibe car is sitting on 17" japan racing wheels jr7's really suited the car. The car is lowered all round on 30mm springs, I have also upgraded the front brakes to larger 4 pot Brembo callipers and larger discs.
Interior has also had a lot of attention so to continue the track car vibe the car has a fully flocked dashboard with carbon fibre centre console and a cheeky little pioneer stereo also has a custom gauge pod mounted on top of the dash for those all-important gauges, also has a nard personal steering wheel nicely wrapped in suede so much nicer than the standard steering wheels, the car has 2 Sparco grid bucket seats up front and rear seats removed and a false floor built and carpeted I also wrapped the headlining in black suede to really finish off the interior, in the rear, there is a rear-mounted X Brace to really stiffen up the back end.
Let's talk engine: the car has the standard 2.0ltr k20 engine but with a twist, the car is running a Jackson racing supercharger with water/methanol injection, custom made intake pipe and tegiwa intake, it has larger upgraded injectors a hybrid racing fuel rail/pressure gauge, hybrid racing short shifter and detent springs, upgraded Mishimoto radiator all engine mounts had been upgraded and a front upper strut brace. The car has also been fitted with a kpro ECU currently only running a base map as still few more things to do before it goes for its final map the car should easily see over 300bhp once mapped.
So that's basically a quick rundown of the car there is no doubt things I have missed but it’s still an ongoing project and still have big plans for the future, 98% of modifications on this car has been done by me many hours of research and a lot of blood sweat and tears, had a lot of help and advice from friends over the years too but the car has come a long way and it's not finished yet, I keep regular updates and posts on the cars progress on Instagram feel free to follow me @Dann_ep3
Going forward hoping 2021 show season is going to be a good one I’m an admin for WestCoastJDM Facebook page and always attend car shows / meets as a group well not even a group it’s a family! We have had some of the best times and made incredible memories at shows over the years we are a Japanese car club so we do all the big jap shows throughout the year like japfest, jdm Combe, Mimms the list goes on, my favourite show has to be jdm Combe as it’s always an incredible day out incredible vibe and holds a very special memory for me my car was actually chosen for the Spoon motorsports top 50 cars of the show and given chance to do a parade lap around castle Combe track was an incredible experience and car has come a long way since then! Days like this is exactly why I love the car scene.
I guess you are all wondering why I chose the ep3, I have always been a big Honda fan! They are just so much fun to drive and that is what it is all about. I guess I will always have a soft spot for Hondas. In fact, my dream car is a Honda nsx and I will own one! Fingers crossed!
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