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Rob Silva: 1998 Honda Civic

Rob Silva went through hell and back to get his 1998 Honda Civic where it is today. The original hatchback he once had was passed down from his father, with whom he shares a garage and a passion for building cars. Unfortunately, that Civic was destroyed by a reckless driver who ran into him. Silva had a vision though, and that vision came back to life with the acquisition of another hatch. Many parts from the old car survived the crash and were transplanted. From there, it was a matter of finishing what they started. "Two and a half years in the making and thousands of hours have gone into this car," Silva tells us. "Years ago, I had that hot hatch spark in me. Today, I hope to spark it in someone new and welcome the product of their hard work into our car scene."

Owner: Rob Silva
Location: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle: 1998 Honda Civic Hatchback
Horsepower: 200 whp
Club: Elevated

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Rob Silva
Instagram: @silva_built

Photography by Rob Silva.

Rob Silva 1998 Honda Civic TBGLIVE 3

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
998 JDM B18C Type R
Skunk2 cam gears
Skunk2 cam plug
Skunk2 exhaust
Skunk2 ultra series intake
Skunk2 pro series throttle body
Skunk2 lost motion assemblies
Skunk2 valve seals

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EXHAUST:
Skunk2 Megapower R
Magnaflow hi-flow cat

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
AEM wide band
AEM oil temp
AEM oil pressure

DRIVELINE:
OEM

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WHEELS & TIRES:
BBS RS Slant Lip wheels - 16x9
Yokohama S Drive tires
Black Forest Industries black chrome hardware
Half height caps

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Megan racing rear toe kit
Skunk2 black series rear LCA
Skunk2 front uper control arms
Skunk2 rear camber kit
Skunk2 Pro S2 coilovers
Energy Suspension bushings
Manual DX rack
Fully powder coated oem hard parts in Cherry illusion
Each and every last bolt replaced & or Re-Plated

BRAKES:
OEM CTR 5 lug swap
Callipers rebuilt and powder coated
New rotors and pads
New OEM bearings
New OEM drive shafts

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EXTERIOR:
Custom blend white
Painted with 2 stage Glasurit paint
OEM CTR complete front clip
OEM CTR side skirts
OEM CTR complete rear end
Shaved radio antena

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INTERIOR:
OEM CTR recaro
OEM CTR cluster
OEM CTR mats
OEM CTR carpet
Takata Drift III harnesses
PLM X-Brace
5-gallon fuel cell custom
AEM fuel pump
AEM fuel filter
Vibrant fittings and lines
All custom dyed Black interior OEM spec
Custom suede headliner
Custom made kevlar fuel pump cover
Custom made kevlar cup holders
Custom made kevlar dash tray
Custom made kevlar door speaker deletes
Tuned V2 short shifter
Downstar OG shift knob
Type R shifter boot

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
N/A

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Motorama 2016 - Best in Class, 2nd Best of Show

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
Heart-shaped dipstick

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Turbo
New wheels

SPONSORS:
Teknotik.com
Takata Racing

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Unique Auto

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