Project EJ Honda Civic: Skunk2 Pro-C Coilovers
By Annie Sam, Photos by Joe Lu and Jeff Naeyaert
|Project EJ Honda Civic in the process of blowing its head gasket at Buttonwillow Raceway.|
If you are just joining us in project EJ Civic, what has transpired over the last couple of months is as follows: 12 years of less than careful flogging of the car, over 260,000 miles driven, and a day at Buttonwillow Raceway which left us limping home from the racetrack with a blown head gasket. This would require the removal of the engine for repairs, and as famous last words would have it, “while we’re at it, we might as well…..” ensued.
In the last segment of the series, Mike Kojima filled us in on our head that had been dropped off with Tom Fujita at Portflow Design for some head work. While we waited for that to be completed and for our new pistons to show up, we turned our focus to the suspension modifications of the car. As you saw in the initial driving impression, this car desperately needed a suspension makeover if it wanted to keep up with our fellow MotoIQ project cars. It doesn’t matter how much horsepower you have if you can’t keep it on the pavement!
My Koni Yellows coupled with a Ground Control coilover kit served me well for street use and I think I got more than my money’s worth out of these shocks over the last eight years and more than 100k miles. At the time it was one of the best set ups for my car. Now that I am no longer a starving college student, my grown up self decided that I should upgrade to a grown up set of coilovers. After a little bit of research, we decided to go for a set of Skunk2 Pro-C coilovers for Project EJ Civic.
Although they worked pretty good, after 8 years and well over 100k miles my faithful Koni Yellows converted to coil overs with Ground Control sleeves were getting worn out. At the time this was one of the best set ups for the money. Now there are many suspension options for the Civic.