One Shot…

….is all I got right now to show you guys, but I thought today would be as good a day as any to introduce you guys to Ryan from Rywire’s E-AT Civic side project. The ITR project is definitely coming along and we expect to get the car back shortly, but the time frame for the completion of that car is still up in the air. There is so much that still needs to be done but when we get a major update on the build, I will be sure to show you guys here on the site. For now, meet Ryan’s Civic project car, a legit right-hand drive E-AT Civic from Japan…

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The car came straight from Japan a couple years ago and was in really great shape, minus some paint work that was needed, but that has since been completed by Sunny at 515 Autobody in Norcal. If you guys follow what we do out here closely, you’ll probably recognize this shell because it once belonged to John Nguyen from AEM aka Supertwinz John. Before the rumors and all the misinformation start spreading everywhere, let’s just go ahead and state it publicly here on the site. This E-AT is the same one that John once owned, but is now in the possession of Ryan from Rywire. They are good friends and the build that became a little to overwhelming for John. It was taking up too much of his time and his money and he already had another E-AT Civic that he was already building. It just wasn’t realistic to have two E-ATs anymore so he decided to trade projects with Ryan. Ryan kept his B18C ITR motor from his CR-X, which will go into the E-AT now (As seen in the photo) and he basically acquired the bare chassis and a ton of other parts. It is now Ryan’s task to put it all back together, wire the entire vehicle, put the motor in, and figure out what suspension he wants. He’s also got some really cool ideas for it in terms of electronics, including a very ambitious project in creating a drive-by-wire system for the Kinsler individual throttle bodies. He’s been talking about it lately and it just seems like a wild idea but knowing him, he’ll be able to get it to work.

The goal is to have this build ready by Eibach 2013, which doesn’t leave a whole lot of time left… I guess we’ll have to wait and see if it happens, haha…Stay tuned!!

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