Project 1992 Civic Main Relay Fix and Rear Sway

Project 1992 Civic main relay fix and rear sway bar brace combo upgrade!

By Aaron Gaghagen


Old project, who dis? Yeah, it has been a long, long time since we have had an update on Project 1992 Civic. You know how it is. First you put off working on a project for a week or two, then another dozen videos need to be edited and the next thing you know, it’s been nine months since you have done anything.


It’s not like we stopped having plans for the B18C powered hatchback. The whole goal for the project was to advance it beyond what it was in the early 2000s when it was first being modified. After all, the car was pretty much the same as it was in 2003 until we made it a project car for VTEC Academy. The suspension has come a long way with the addition of the Progress Technology CS2 coilovers. The Fastbrakes front brake upgrade and addition of rear discs were a huge step forward.


Next up was the Progress Technology Competition Series Rear Sway Bar system or so we thought. Turns out the car decided to start intermittently. Ugh! Nothing like sitting in a car without air conditioning in the sun at a 7-11 trying to unsuccessfully start your car with a key while impatient drivers are waiting behind you to move your heap of a ride. Luckily we knew that the battery was good, the fuel pump was new and the likely culprit was the main relay. So, I push started the Civic, got home and started looking for a fix for the main relay.



Once the starting issue was taken care of, we could FINALLY install that awesome Rear Sway Bar system from Progress. Don’t forget that my old B18C powered Civic is going to be going up against Brian’s Project Budget K Civic and after driving that thing its going to take some serious overall tuning to keep up!


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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.