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Wings West RS Kit Install - Face Lift

Our aging project EG hatch gets a new look, as Old Dog Tech Nerd learns some new tricks in the update.

Dru Barrios
May 16, 2007
0705_ht_01_z+eg_civic+front_view Photo 1/22   |   Wings West RS Kit Install - Face Lift

I'm learning that putting a show car together can be lots of hard work. See, my life has been spent building race cars, where the emphasis is going fast and little attention is paid to aesthetic detail. However, in something of a new twist, I've spent the past few months building my first real show car, the EG project you may have seen in HT a few times by now.

Since aesthetic mods are relatively new to me (well, at least in practical application), all of the stories I've done with the EG thus far have been applicable to race cars, too. As you'll recall, up to now we've covered a budget Type R engine build for the car, and the addition of some street coilovers from Eibach. This particular chapter is my first step down the long dark road to the show world.

2018 Honda Civic
$18,940 Base Model (MSRP) 28/40 MPG Fuel Economy

I thought I'd start with something easy and install the Wings West RS front lip and sideskirts I picked out for the little devil. The RS kit has a timeless appeal; it was cool 10 years ago and still is today. That's why this kit had been picked out even before I got the car.

The project was a challenge mainly because I did the labor by myself. I think a helping hand would likely make this a fun install to spend a Saturday doing. That is to say, expect at least a whole day from start to finish. If you think that's too much of a time allotment, don't e-mail telling me how you do this install every day in an hour flat. I feel accomplished, so let me bask in my perceived success.

Next Time:
We finish the job we just started with an assortment of VIS Racing goodies.

Sources

Wings West
949/722-9995
www.wingswest.com
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