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Emilio Ciccarelli

Emilio Ciccarelli chose the 1999 Honda Civic CX (EK) hatchback because it offered the exact platform he was looking to build his dream ride out of. The CX chassis offered a manual steering rack and many of the stripped-out essentials Ciccarelli had already planned to remove down the road.

Owner: Emilio Ciccarelli
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle: 1999 Honda Civic CX
Horsepower: 365 whp
Club: Teknotik

Facebook: Emilio Ciccarelli
Instagram: @twolitremedia

Photography by Emilio Ciccarelli.

Emilio Ciccarelli 1999 Honda Civic TBGLIVE 4

Fully built B16A2 engine
Skunk2Pro1 cams
Full Ferrea competition series valve train
Golden Eagle machined block guard
Golden Eagle crank
Mahle 9.2:1 pistons
Golden Eagle forged rods
ARP studs and bolts
ACL race bearings
Greddy cam gears
Garrett GT3071R turbo /w Tial polished hot side upgrade
Custom "NeoChrome" compressor housing
Tial 50mm BOV
Tial 38mm wastegate
Edelbrock VictorX intake
Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors
All fittings/hose clamps/couplers from Vibrant
Full custom fabricated intake piping, and intercooler from HellaFab. 2.75-inches all the way through
AEM fuel rail and regulator
VMS regulator relocation adapter
Edelbrock InLine fuel filter 
Full custom A/N fuel setup
Full Custom brake tuck setup from Downstar /w Rywire booster delete and Wilwood master
Vibrant timing belt tensioner
Gates timing belt
Golden Eagle head gasket
BWR -10 AN catch can setup
Skunk2 rad hoses
Hasport 75a solid polish mount setup
AEM 1-gallon water/meth kit with controller
AEM TruBoost boost controller  

Custom full 3-inch exhaust from turbo back made by HellaFab
Vibrant flex pipe
Vibrant 3-inch catalytic converter
Magnaflow resonator
Magnaflow oval style muffler
Vband connections for all connections including turbo

AEM full EMS V2 computer (OBD2) tuned by Sasha Anis @ OnPoint Dyno. 365whp 260tq @ 20psi.
Full Rywire engine harness
AEM TRUBoost boost bontroller
AEM EUGO wideband monitor
AEM flow meter (for water/meth fail safe)
MSD Racepak full digital dash unit (IQ3 Clubman Series)
MSD Racepak universal serial module
MSD Racepak to AEM data cable

Honda 1998 Integra Type R transmission /w Quaiff LSD upgrade
ACT Stage 3, 6-puck sprung clutch /w heavy duty pressure plate
Driveshaft Shop 5.9 (880whp) axles /w press-in hubs

Emilio Ciccarelli 1999 Honda Civic TBGLIVE 5

Mugen MF10 wheels - 16-inch
Proxes T1R tires

Function and Form type 2.5 /w 18k/14k custom Eibach springs
Cusco Strut Bar
Skunk 2 Pro+ series upper control arms (front)
Skunk 2 Pro series upper control arms (rear)
Megan Racing hard race main rear bushings
Megan adjustable rear trailing arms
BWR subframe brace
Function7 rear LCAs
ASR 20mm swaybar setup
Blox traction bar
Full 4-point custom cage

Spoon 4 Pot front calipers
Custom NSX rear calipers
EBC Dimpled 11.1-inch rotors all the way around
Hawk HP+ pads  

Civic Type R rear bumper /w lip (OEM)
Civic Type R thin side moulding (OEM)
Civic Type R window visors (OEM)
Civic Type R doors (OEM)
Backyard Special front fascia
Seeker version 2 wing
Spoon windshield wipers 
Civic Type R headlights w/ functional city lights

Emilio Ciccarelli 1999 Honda Civic TBGLIVE 3

Custom suede wrapped dash /w red stitching
Custom suede wrapped A-pillar + headliner
Custom carbon wrapped Racepak dash inlay setup /w 2x38mm guage slots and signals + HID indicators
Civic Type R door panels /w red tweed inserts (OEM)
Recaro red EK9 seats
Takata MPH certified racing harnesses (both seats)
Custom black dyed interior panels all the way through
4-point cage padded with white soft touch padding
JDM EL middle console with armrest storage
Custom mounted turbo timer
Carbon wrapped dash vents
Full power window conversion

Kenwood Dual-DIN DVD player
Clarion full component setup /w front and rear speakers

CSCS 2015 - Best Engine Bay, 2nd Best Civic
CSCS 2016 - Best Engine Bay, 2nd Best Civic
ArmDropDrags Picton 2015 - Fastest Import
ArmDropDrags Picton 2016 - Best Import

"Favorite Modification on my car would have to be my custom NeoChrome valve cover and turbo compressor housing. The NeoChrome plating is so unique and is almost never seen due to it's rarity of production. There are only two places in North America doing the coating and they are both in California. The wait time paired with the cost makes it a mod that not many people do, and it is CONSTANTLY being asked about and gawked over. Many think it's a "paint" but it certainly is not.

If not the NeoChrome them I would have to say my brake/wheel setup is certainly second. The Mugen MF10s are such staples in the Honda industry and you almost expect to see those 4-pot Spoons behind them. The NSX rear caliper conversion always leaves people scratching their heads wondering....how. I have 11.1-inch rotors all the way around making the brakes not only look amazing but perform impeccably well."

Skunk2 Vtec solenoid
AN rad hoses and fitting conversion
Ktuned clutch slave
Full 3-inch intake piping upgrade w/ full usage of Vibrant VanJen clamps
Larger intercooler
NeoChrome all intake pipes and other parts


Piping Fabrication - HellaFab in Kingston, Ontario
Painting - Done by a personal friend here in town
Tuning - Done by Sasha Anis @ OnPoint Dyno in Toronto
Wiring Specialist - Victor Praticant (OneWire)

Emilio Ciccarelli 1999 Honda Civic TBGLIVE 6