Grandcivic 01

Senior Stance // Ahmad’s Grand Civic on Zender

The fourth generation Civic has been around since 1987, it was the last carbureted Civic in Indonesia. These days, there are not so many of this breed left around, let alone an aggressively fitted one.

Ahmad chose this platform because it’s still one of the rarer platforms to be modified; and being the first-ever Civic with independent rear suspensions, it’s much less of a hassle to lower the car. While it is admittedly rare to see a Grand Civic with such a mesmerizing paint job, you still have to look at those Zender Turbo wheels! When did the last time you saw one of those in person? Vintage wheels + vintage car + aggressive fitment = perfect retro machine.

His true dedication of perfection can be observed from those Recaro rear seats. No, they aren’t fakes; they are real Recaro fabrics that Ahmad had to disassemble from another set of Recaro L modular seats, simply to have a matching trim with his front seats.

“Why don’t you bag it?” I asked. His reasoning was plain and simple; putting this Civic on air suspension would lead him through the custom-kit route. There simply isn’t a bolt-on kit for this car out there. Mad respect to Ahmad for driving this low with a static suspension, I bet it has went through plenty of scrapes as it struggled going over steep speed bumps at every parking lot entrances. This Civic is a real true gem.

Modification Specs

Sepang Bronze paint
OEM EF9 retractable mirror
OEM DA6 front lip
OEM trunk spoiler
OEM SH4 rear gof lamps
Webasto HS400 Ragtop

Zender Turbo 16″x8 et11
Toyo T1R 195/40/16
RN racing lug nuts
Custom suspension
PCD conversion from 4×100 to 5×112

Recaro L Modular
Re-trimmed rear seat with Recaro L modular original trim
Nardi classic wood steering wheel
Original EF map light
Orginal EF arm rest console

TOP 1 Synthetic Oil

Additional Infos

Photography by:
Edbert W. Do contact him 081281022168 if you’d like to know more about hydraulic suspensions!