No Mercy

Saturday 05 October, 2013 | By Ken

More than a decade after it hit the streets, the popularity and appeal of the EM1 Honda Civic is still going strong. Much like when the 1999/2000 Honda Civic Si was introduced to the world, the fan-following and enthusiast-loyalty is note worthy. It’s a testament to the strength of Honda nation. Old and young enthusiast alike share the same passion for the H badge, even as the years start to add up. Taking things further than your average modification path,  Brad Rohr, went above and beyond what you may typically see on the street, all while keeping the car perfectly suited for public road duty. A great example of street car perfection, Brad has successful put together a properly balanced EM1 build. Form follows function, and we have no problem appreciating that.

Representing Fredericksburg, Virginia, SNTRL’s Norman Midence met up with Brad, a couple of months back to capture the beauty of his Civic Si.

Under the hood is the classic B18C5 out of an Integra Type R and supporting mods. Surrounding the heart of the Si is a properly tucked bay, from the wiring to the brake system. For the twisties, Brad employed the Function and Form Type 2 coilovers and the Spoon Sports Twinblock 4-piston brake calipers among other chassis components. It’s an achievement of proper balance in terms of drivability and performance.


B18C Type-R  |  Feels TwinCam 4-2-1 header  |  Blox Adjustable Test Pipe  |  Buddy Club Spec-II 2.5″ exhaust  |  Hasport Engine Mounts  |  Mishimoto Aluminum Radiator w/ hoses, slim fan and Spoon Sports radiator cap  |  Downstart BoltBoys Engine/Trans/Chassis hardware kit  |  Wireworx stage 1 Raychem tucked engine harness  |  Custom fuel and brake system tuck  |  Downstar tucked clutch line w/ s2k clutch master cylinder

The DC2 ARC Magic front winglets, carbon fiber diffusers and the Spoon Sports rear diffuser that was created for the S2000, but utilized perfectly on the EM1, take Brad’s build to another level. Subtle and effective.


Lamborghini Murcielago Grigio Telesto Gray Paint  |  Magnesium Blue Volk Racing SE37K 16×7 +42 w/ 15mm spacers  |  Falken Ziex ZE-912 205/45R16  |  Project Kics Neo Chrome R40 Lug Nuts  |  ARP Extended wheel studs  |  Spoon Sports Twinblock 4-piston brake calipers w/ 11″ cross drilled/slotted rotors  |  Function & Form Type 2 full body coilovers w/ 16 way adjustable shock dampening  |  Blox Rear Lower Control Arms  |  Energy Suspension Bushings  |  DC2 ARC Magic Front Winglets  |  Carbon Fiber Side Diffusers  |  Spoon Sports S2K Rear Diffuser  |  CTR window visors

Magnesium Blue Volk Racing SE37’s wrapped with Falken Ziex ZE’s fit the Si just perfectly. Taking a glance inside, you can never go wrong with a proper set of Recaros and JDM Type R accents. Simple and effective.


Recaro Speed/SRD racing seats w/ 5th hole  |  Recaro Low Seat rails w/ custom mounting brackets  |  Crow 5-point racing harness belts  |  Red Recaro wrapped door panels  |  DC5 ITR Steering wheel  |  CTR Gauge Cluster  |  CTR Shifter Boot  |  Skunk2 35th anniversary short shifter and shift knob  |  USDM ITR floor mats  |  5.8″ Widescreen Pioneer AVH-P2400BT Head Unit w/ DVD player  |  MB Quart 6×9 rear deck speakers, 6″ door speakers w/ tweeters  |  JL Audio 400w/4 amplifier”

As you may have noticed the coupe’s license plate reads “NOMRC3” or “No Mercy”. The obvious reference would be to the Lamborghini Murcielago Telesto Gray Paint, but there is no denying Brad’s Civic is killin’ the game. Well done!

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Co-founder, Managing Director, Photographer, and editor for SNTRL. To many in the Tri-State, Kenny aka "MAD JDM" needs no introduction. Always out there, always ready, always down.

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