2008 Honda FD1 Civic – Worldwide Obsession


When you think of modified Honda outside America, you’re almost programmed to think about Japan – but what about other cultures and regions? The auto you see pictured is an eighth-gen Civic sedan rom Quezon City, Philippines. Owner Jay DeGuzman has transformed his FD1 using a number of OEM Civic Type R plenty and parts of aftermarket goods, with an emphasis on Spoon parts.

Quezon City – based in Manila Metro – houses thousands of Civic sedans, and rather than fly under the radar Jay planned to build something which would stay ahead of the crowd. To this end, he started with OEM Honda Civic Type R fenders, sideskirts, and rear bumper-diffuser combo. In advance, he skipped the FD2 bumper conversion and instead chose Spoon’s aggressive S-Tai cover and Spoon carbon hood. A Spoon carbon fiber trunk and rear S-Tai GT wing end up the rear, and also to top all this off, quite literally, he added a Spoon carbon fiber roof cap. Completing the exterior of the Honda FD1 Civic are 18-inch Volk RE30s over Endless rotors/Spoon calipers at the start, and Tein Super Street coilovers all-around to aid in handling and to bring the car right down tomoney OEM parts when you’re essentially replacing factory pieces with other ordinary factory pieces, albeit from another country. The truth is, these parts could be incredibly pricey but they’re far from ordinary. The upper echelon of Honda factory performance pieces born on the track and suitable for street cars, they can completely change the direction and feel of a build and Jay spared no expense, even inside the cabin. The original Honda FD1 Civic cluster was swapped by helping cover their a CTR version, as was the factory steering wheel, pedals, and rear seats. Though the Civic Type R seats are functional and trendy, Jay opted for a set of Bride Low Max Gias seats ultimately.

With so much done to the interior and exterior of his Honda FD1 Civic, Jay couldn’t leave the power plant untouched. A K20Z3 is found under-hood plus a Toda header, ported intake manifold, CTR exhaust Spoon and piping N1 muffler join a Gruppe M intake. Though mild, the mods should equate to around 200whp – more than enough to take pleasure from through the streets of QC.

Regardless of what region of the world you’re in or what parts your country’s domestic market offers, it appears the grass is always greener on the other side. The quest for foreign market parts is not justpedals and wheel, push start; Mugen shift knob and boot; carbon fiber gauge panel

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