2003 Honda Civic Si

Arguably one of the most disregarded and neglected cars in all of history is the EP3: iconic for its unconventionally placed shifter, the EP3 (2003-2005 Honda Civic Si) was not only disregarded but moreover detested by tuners worldwide. Enter fellow Proform-member Chris Ratliff's interpretation of the EP3 and hopefully minds will be quickly changed as his is perhaps the most properly built version we've seen.

Traversing from the inside out, Chris' EP3 sports Hondata K-Pro and IMG, tuned for a Password:JDM Power Chamber, custom 3" mid-pipe, OBX V2 racer header, and MeganRacing dual exhaust tips. In addition, Chris installed Energy Suspension motor mounts and dressed up the K20 powerplant with Mugen oil and radiator caps along with a chameleon blue-to-red valve cover.

Outside, Chris installed Type-R replica headlights, Si hood bra, Si side skirts, painted CF Mugen grill with JDM badges, Mugen wing, window visors, 6000K HID's, yellow fogs, and a retrofitted 1993 Volvo 740 front lip -- the epitome of unique and one-off modding. All of these cosmetics are exponentially accentuated by 17x8.25 +25 XXR 527's wrapped in 205/50 Kumho Ecsta's, flush-fitted on MeganRacing 32-way adjustable coilovers reinforced with an EMUSA 22mm rear sway bar, Ingalls rear camber kit, A-Spec rear strut tower bar, Megan lower tie bar, and 0857 inverted tie-rod ends. And all this come to a stop via EBC slotted and drilled rotors.

Inside, you'll find an Optima Red Top relocated to the trunk, CorSport shifter cable bushings, MeganRacing short shifter, CorSport red "H" emblem, Moffat plaid door handles (again, referring to the uniqueness of this build), CorSport aluminum shifter bushings, and Blox weighted shift knob. To top it off, Chris installed an Alpine deck with a 12" Kenwood subwoofer and a 1200w Sony Xplod amp.

Chris' EP3 stands for so much we at Proform pursue: whether haters hate it or love it, we pursue a uniqueness in our builds that is not simply one-off but distinctly creative, pushing the conventional boundaries of what the tuning community considers "good-looking" and redefining the idea all-together.

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