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92CelicaST
05-15-2007, 12:55 AM
Well awhile back i posted saying i got rid of the ST celica and was on the hunt for a new car.

Well my father has bought me a 1999 Civic CX 5speed.

So i want really be on here considering i now drive RICE(kinda) but ill have pics up one day if you care to see the car.

Just letting everyone know peace and dont worry i refuse to turn into a Ricer. i have great plans for the little hatchback.

It came with nice looking ICW Racing wheels ill keep them...

Plans.

Fix dents and repaint it...
Suspension will be first on the list
then body work like a bodykit NOTHING RICEY but clean and nice
and last will be the engine swap to get rid of the lil' D16Y7 in it
going for a K20 but if i cant afford that ill take a B16

but overall i need to find a job and get to work on my plans.

Trust me guys no rice first yes it will be a more of show car the comes the performance but that could change pending if i happen to run into a good deal on a engine.

Later guys

Ill be back...

geebes
05-15-2007, 01:18 AM
Good Luck! Would the H22 fit in that...Ive heard good things about that motor...but then again I don't know shit about hondas.

TEAMFaint
05-15-2007, 01:22 AM
B16 makes the car nice and peppy, its fun enough for around town, but nothing that will get you into too major of trouble. V-tech adds a nice little push as well.

There are lots of options for the hatchies, lots of "JDM" mods you can do quite tastefully.

Very subtle lip kit, OEM carbon fibre hood. Duckbill spoiler, and you're good to go in my books :bigthumbu

Lets see some pics when you take em :)

ciento44
05-15-2007, 01:58 AM
Just get an EG Si tranny, swap a D16Y8 head on there, and turbo. :)

Otherwise, i would suggest against the B16 swap. Yes, it's fun. No, it won't run faster than mid 15s without some money thrown at it. If that's fine for you, and you like revving to the moon, go for it. :)

I vote LS Vtec, or B20 Vtec.

1990CelicaGT-S
05-15-2007, 02:35 AM
Good luck. I've seen some very tasteful Civics, but more than twice as many horribly modified ones.

aballz
05-15-2007, 06:28 AM
Leave it stock, that engine gets super good gas mileage!

geebes
05-15-2007, 07:06 AM
x2

PhillyDRFT
05-15-2007, 07:46 AM
My vote would be to keep it stock, do MPG mods. I can't believe how attentive I've been lately watching my gas gauge and trip lol.

I'm not a big Honda fan. They build a decent car though. My mom has an 05 Civic, It's comfortable and hasn't given her a single problem. Good luck with it, I hope it treats you well.

andy
05-15-2007, 04:20 PM
sell it and buy a ae86. :hehe: but really, my bros got a 93 civic hatch with a b18c1 swap and its pretty peppy, my 3sgte still wastes it though. stupid hondas :wiggle:

zmile06
05-15-2007, 04:30 PM
Body kit is rice unless there is an addition of 50 horsepower/torque. Why not turbo charge it, that would be around the same price as a body kit + paint.

Azzazzyn
05-15-2007, 06:17 PM
^depends on how legit you wanna be with the turbokit. Ebay bodykit and an earl schieb/maaco paintjob could be as little as $600 and turbo kits start at probably $699 for the xs power setup which may or may not last long

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 02:38 AM
Well for now im thinking K20 all the way ill be doing suspension mods 1st then the engine then body mods.

But im looking for a Tach right now i would like one but a small one nothing huge and ill have pics up later tonight maybe if not tomorrow.

I want the tach to go to like 10k no SHIFT LIGHT please but if it is small i might think about it. the K20 is a high rpm and i think it can bypass 8000rpm.

hope it will look ok when i get it in :( i dont want rice.

ciento44
05-16-2007, 02:48 AM
Well for now im thinking K20 all the way ill be doing suspension mods 1st then the engine then body mods.

But im looking for a Tach right now i would like one but a small one nothing huge and ill have pics up later tonight maybe if not tomorrow.

I want the tach to go to like 10k no SHIFT LIGHT please but if it is small i might think about it. the K20 is a high rpm and i think it can bypass 8000rpm.

hope it will look ok when i get it in :( i dont want rice.

Stock K20 in the new Civic Si will go to 8200. 8200+ if you're lucky. (Don't ask ;) )

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 02:53 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2-Car-Tachometer-Glow-Gauge-Meter-Back-Light-7-color_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33679QQihZ009QQit emZ190113357908QQrdZ1
thats the Tach i want its small and almost matches my stock guages.

And for the Pics:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t267/Busted11290/Picture010.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t267/Busted11290/Picture011.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t267/Busted11290/Picture007-1.jpg
Mmmm D16 lol
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t267/Busted11290/Picture012.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t267/Busted11290/Picture002-1.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t267/Busted11290/Picture001.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t267/Busted11290/Picture016.jpg


Oh and those wheels came on the car i think they look kinda nice might drop them down to 16" there 17"s

This is a CX and that means:
No Air Condition
No Power Steering
No Sun roof
and the lovely D16y7 with its amazing 106hp and 103tq


well thats all for now i need a job so i can begin work on this beast of a car

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 02:55 AM
oh and leave feed back please on the car...

Also what do you think of the Tach? to ricey? or not to bad?

MCcelica
05-16-2007, 03:02 AM
A b18 will also fit into there. Granted you'd have to swap the tranny and wiring/ecu which would be a bitch, but it's a leg up on the b16a. Oh, and it'll prolly cost you around 2 g's. Not real sure if the k20 will fit in there, but the b18 and b16a will. Another thing about the b16a (or b16a2) is that it really doesn't do all that bad on gas. Actually the b16a2 does better on gas than the 5sfe. So no real worries like that.

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 03:07 AM
yea the k20 is a very common swap for civics.

but if no K20 then ill be happy with a B16 have it built and all engine.

The K20 would be Supercharged not turbo.

insomnak8702
05-16-2007, 03:16 AM
nice stock civic. i dont see much around here without a nasty soundin muffler and mix-match body kit. neways is yours an auto?...neways i have a d17 block laying around in you're interested.

crazyj0n
05-16-2007, 03:19 AM
those things can be pretty quick with b16 and completely gut them

PhillyDRFT
05-16-2007, 03:25 AM
you can get a small 2.5" tach to hide inside of your cluster if you really need one and don't feel like having a ricey 6" monster tach on your dash.

I would definitely look into the possibility of adding AC and PS. I had no idea that they even made cars without PS anymore I figured it became an industry standard.

Cavanagh
05-16-2007, 03:32 AM
You KNOW it's an economy/cheaper car when they dont put a tach in, my cousins 88' corolla had no RPMs etiher.

1990CelicaGT-S
05-16-2007, 03:33 AM
Where do you plan on placing the tach? Theres not another guage cluster from another civic you could swap is there? One with the tach in it? You might even be able to find one on the internet.

Nice car. It looks in really good shape.

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 03:33 AM
crazyj0n, yea i want a B16 now K20's cost to much but RUN nice if it weren't a newer one

PhillyDRFT, yea for a 99 you would guess it would have PS. i like the little 2" Type R tach looks nice when its blue i was looking at a Auto Meter Cobalt gauge but its like 200$ so im like F that

insomnak8702, What does a D17 come out of newer civic? Also mine is a 5speed...

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 03:35 AM
Cavanagh, yea that sucks ill need one i have 2 12" subs in the back so i cant here the engine.

1990CelicaGT-S, im not really sure ill find something to fix my problem.

1990CelicaGT-S
05-16-2007, 03:40 AM
I just know that with the following of civics the people have a hard time making something "one off". Theres just about everything available for anything.

TEAMFaint
05-16-2007, 03:44 AM
Very nise civic. Its clean. Keep it that way! ;)

You want this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/96-97-98-99-00-HONDA-CIVIC-CLUSTER-GAUGE-POD-DASH_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ46100QQihZ015QQite mZ250113102647QQrdZ1


And one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Megan-52mm-Universal-Tachometer-RPM-Tinted-LEDs-Gauge_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33674QQihZ012QQit emZ220112836636QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


Or something of the rather. It would have the cleanest effect in my mind.

Goodluck with the project by the way :)

insomnak8702
05-16-2007, 04:49 AM
yeah d17 came from the 01-06 civic. thing i like about hondas is that they're easily tunable high revving engines. same block, different heads, different series that are swappable to one another.

ciento44
05-16-2007, 05:44 AM
You don't need a tach.

The 1999-2000 Si guage cluster is a direct drop in. (And is backlit, and doesn't have that lame blue line around it.)

B-series anything will drop in with minimal hassle, everyone and their mothers carries mount kits.

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 11:53 AM
so that D17 head would swap right over on my D16 Block?

That guage cluster off ebay is very nice and dont stick out let you know if i get it

insomnak8702
05-16-2007, 01:27 PM
yeah should swap over. hence they're both "D" series but iono why you would want a d17 head on a d16 block. unless its a d17a2 which is the vtech version of the d17's i beleive. but what i have laying around is a d17 block. which you can add to your d16 head for more torque.

ciento44
05-16-2007, 05:50 PM
so that D17 head would swap right over on my D16 Block?

That guage cluster off ebay is very nice and dont stick out let you know if i get it

I really wouldn't bother doing anything with the D-series other than possibly swapping a D16Y8 head on your current block.

The D17 has vtec-e or whatever it is... it's there for economy, and economy only. It doesn't kick in, it's not fun, and it makes the same power as a D16Y8 anyways, which DOES have real vtec.

D17 parts aren't compatible with D16 parts anyways. You can't put a D16 head on a D17 block, or vice versa.

This is the guage cluster you want... it may be more than you're willing to spend, though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CIVIC-SI-GUAGE-CLUSTER-96-97-98-99-00_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33675QQihZ003QQitemZ 130113823957QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


What you do with the car, is going to depend on what you want to do. If you want to go N/A, i'd suggest a B20vtec. If you want to go boost, i'd suggest an LS/Vtec.

insomnak8702
05-16-2007, 06:37 PM
yeah the hx and hybrid model came with the vtech-e but the ex came with the regular ol vtech. for a reasonable amount of money, Ls-vtech is not a bad way to go.

ciento44
05-16-2007, 06:47 PM
D17, EVERY D17, came with vtec-e only. No vtec like there is on a D16Y8.

I should have elaborated before. The bolt patterns are not the same between D16 and D17 block/heads, so they aren't interchangeable, either.

<EDIT>

D17 production was only from 2001-2005, as well, by the way.

D17A1 - 2001-2005 Honda Civic DX/LX/VP (no vtec at all)
D17A2 - 2001-2005 Honda Civic EX (Vtec-e)
D17A6 - 2001-2005 Honda Civic HX (vtec -e)
D17A7 - 2004-2005 Honda Civic GX (no vtec, runs on compressed natural gas)

Fuelish
05-16-2007, 08:33 PM
Nice lil Honda hatch, man .... slightly reminiscent (sp?) of the old original Civic hatches from back in my youth. I'd say go for improving handling first, perhaps a lil more power (debatable, though, with ga$ price$ these days), and perhaps some tasteful/low-key exterior work...... as we all know, cars don't have to be fast (in a straight line) to be fun to drive :cool: Enjoy !!!

celica9303
05-16-2007, 08:42 PM
i loved my boosted b16a in my 91 hatch (might be buyin another 91 hatch si for a dd)

untill i wrapped it around a pole. that lil car has a lotta potential like the wheels
. i wouldnt worry about the PS i never hadit in mine (ive owned 2 so far both with no PS)

celica9303
05-16-2007, 08:43 PM
look into tokico for suspension i had a full kit on mine(the one i wrecked) and loved it

vip09
05-16-2007, 09:13 PM
Be a man and do the K20 swap. It is the superior engine.

ciento44
05-16-2007, 09:49 PM
i loved my boosted b16a in my 91 hatch (might be buyin another 91 hatch si for a dd)

untill i wrapped it around a pole. that lil car has a lotta potential like the wheels
. i wouldnt worry about the PS i never hadit in mine (ive owned 2 so far both with no PS)

Nice little car i bet. I do some tuning for a 1995 Si hatch with a boosted B16 in it. I love that car.

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 09:58 PM
B16 is the choice of engine ill go with and yes suspension will be first because turns are fun but also no power steering :( oh well.


Im kinda going to think about a rally race civic setup think it wouldnt do to bad i do live in the woods so it would be fun till i hit something then i would cry i love my little car.

92CelicaST
05-16-2007, 10:17 PM
Does a 2000 Civic Si Front Lip fit on my car?

ciento44
05-16-2007, 10:19 PM
B16 is the choice of engine ill go with and yes suspension will be first because turns are fun but also no power steering :( oh well.


Im kinda going to think about a rally race civic setup think it wouldnt do to bad i do live in the woods so it would be fun till i hit something then i would cry i love my little car.

Fair enough, my preference would be lsvtec, but different folks, different strokes.

To get the most out of the B16, i'd suggest trying to find an ITR tranny. The B16 tranny, in my opinion at least, is ill-suited for a torque-less, high revving engine.

ciento44
05-16-2007, 10:19 PM
Does a 2000 Civic Si Front Lip fit on my car?

Yes. :)

TEAMFaint
05-29-2007, 03:51 AM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a262/88crx/5-19-07-267.jpg


http://www.reaction-image.net/albums/album1006/Picture_061.jpg

http://jsjbrothers.com/albums/album73/IMG_0449_Custom.jpg

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You get the idea...:D:D :bowdown: :bowdown: