Project 1992 Civic Brakes and More

Project 1992 Civic brakes get fresh new lines and UPS makes a delivery!

By Aaron Gaghagen


So, now it’s settled, at some point in the not-too-distant future Project 1992 Civic will be going head-to-head with Project Budget K on track to see how old school B18C power (B series Powah!) compares with the much newer budget conscious K24 in the same chassis. The JDM B18C made 20 more horsepower at the crank than the K24 in Budget K nearly 18 years ago when it was fresh. But Brian has driven Budget K around and he’s convinced it’s quicker than a B18C’d Civic. He’s been driving swapped Hondas of all varieties for a long time. I respect his opinion and I know if Project 1992 Civic is going to stand a chance, then I need to do all I can to make it handle and brake as well as possible.

Enter the new stainless steel braided brake lines, the brake lines on the hatchback were the original lines from 1992 and while they served faithfully, they are cracking, leaking and in need of replacement. Stainless steel braided brake lines are a no-brainer. They fix the leaking problem AND they resist expansion way better than any rubber lines ever could resulting in a firmer and more direct brake pedal feel. The idea is to brake better to turn better to beat that Budget K Civic around the twisties!

Speaking of going quicker through turns, UPS made a special delivery from Progress Group that will help #project1992civic handle even better!




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Aaron Gaghagen
Multimedia Editor at VTEC Academy
Aaron Gaghagen is a veteran video editor and longtime Honda enthusiast. All told, he’s owned seven of them, and has enjoyed every single minute of wrenching on every single one. Except for that automatic one. That was probably a mistake. In 2010 Aaron teamed up with Brian Gillespie who along with another partner launched Nacho Speed Garage, a venture that capitalized on Aaron’s video expertise to do its part in entertaining and educating the Honda masses. Nacho Speed Garage took everything to the next level. Instead of reading magazines and cruising forums for content, Aaron and Brian were generating it themselves. The demise of Honda Tuning magazine in 2014 was the impetus for Aaron to do something even more impactful, though, which led to the creation of VTEC Academy and aims to carry that Honda torch forward in the same spirt of not just Honda Tuning but Nacho Speed Garage.