which car would you rather restore/own/drive and what parts would you put into it?

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Asked by Jun 09, 2009 at 08:30 PM

Question type: Car Customization

...1989-91 crx si,91 civic or a 93-95 civic

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Depends what do i want it for what is my budget? i'm sure you're asking to find out what you should do. i'll repost after details

6,665

none of those listed

125

i'd say the crx has some potential. are the civics both hatches?? swap a b-series into those

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Your price range is 4500 and its for a street car and yes both civics are hatches

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Correction if it's both hatches it would be 92-95 EG chassis civic :) I'd definitely take one of those. Do some work on it swap in some coilovers, clear up whatever rust there is and clean the whole car up. Save up for a K20 swap it in, boost it to about 12 psi after you build the engine and you'll be making Corvettes, vipers etc cry mommy at your civic. check youtube there's definitely lots of ricer flybys but there's some legit civics there that are stupid fast

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a chevy nova...my dad use to have a bad ass nova and i have just always wanted to buy an old beatup up one and restore it and make it the shit

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Mike you do realize there was a continuation to the question giving you a set list of options.

6,665

im guessing mike noticed but he just recommended something good instead

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the k series would be alot of money but ya that'd be the way to make it insanely fast. but even a b18 in there with some coilovers and sticky tires would be more than most people know what to do with. you can find a nice b16 for around 2 grand and a whole swap kit for not alot more. turbo it and it'll be crazy

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Chase then i can sit here for hours making recommendations like saying i dunno hmm maybe a 70 boss 402 mustang? whats wrong with a 69 hemi cuda fast back? Why not a 1995 nissan skyline gtr hey in those lines why not a 1998 skyline gtr V spec II nür. why not a 1998 nissan sileighty? how about a 240sx? maybe a 180sx? how about a datsun240z? why not a 1982 civic those are rare how about a plymouth superbird? i know maybe a 1957 chevy belair? see what i mean? all but the civic are top notch cars and i can keep going for hours

6,665

hey i just said what he did. i didnt do it. see what i mean?

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take a honda 2.2l put a v-tec head on it, put it into the lightest one of the bunch, add turbo and go like hell. However having said that I dont think that in 20 years people will be searching for that mint 90s honda as a collector/muscle car. So I would take a ninties supra or rx7 if I had to take an import. I live in a hot rod honda rich area and am absolutely sick of the way they sound buzzing around my neighborhood day and night.

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Sounds like you have ricers not tuners. I drive a honda and the engine is currently fully stock but I've raced a couple ricers in done up civics all i have a 5th gen prelude 200 horse at the crank plus vtec. yesterday I destroyed one cause he couldn't hit over 100 in under 15 seconds his car was just buzzing. to hit 80km he shifted 4 times

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True, alot of them are ricers massive wings and all. But even the well done civics still have that abrasive mid pitch noise to them. I dont mind the way the Subaru WRX Sti sound, and one guy around here has a built up evo with a blow off valve that shakes the windows of my house when he shifts. Id rather take the low pitch rumble of a classic American muscle car, and the roar when reved to a whoping 5k rpm.

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It sounds nice but I'd rather go for my lil jap racers lol. half the engine size twice the numbers lol.My buddy is always saying oh look 600hp 5.9liter i go ok 2.6 liter 1000hp less than half the size almost twice the power lol sure you can pull 700hp stock with a huge custom block but how much fuel efficiency do you retain? turbo a 2.2 H22a and you can easily get 250hp and lose no efficiency if not gain it

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1000hp out of any motor is seriously impressive, there is more to my preference for the American V8 over the imports however than displacement. Less complexity, equals more reliability - I don't know anyone who drives a modified import that doesn't have it taken apart every other weekend to fix something. More part availability - Pick up a Jegs or Summit catalog and see the massive collection of parts, imports have too much Frankenstein aspect for my comfort. Cost, horse power for horse power the V8 can just do it cheaper - 1k hp out of a V8 will cost a lot less than a four cylinder. Rear wheel drive, I cant stand torque steer, and its difficult to overcome in a high power fwd vehicle. Don't get me wrong I appreciate all hot rod import motors b16 and b18, 13b, 2JZ-GTE, RB25 or 26, etc.. I would just prefer to take a Chevy 350 cubic inch block and have the option to do just about anything with it without the need for a custom computer, forced induction, complex fuel systems, etc. I applaud the ingenuity of all import builders, now put your money where your mouth is and line up, well let 1320 feet decide who has more nuts! :D

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You may win on the 1320 with a V8 american engine but how will you do on the Time attack track when you're only built for a line? Real racing is done on the circuit

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None of those! hahaha honda tuners are for losers! just get a muscle car or a euro or a nissan 240sx

6,665

if you say that then i sure hope you own a motorcycle. then hit a circuit and let me know how it goes. but anyways back to the topic i believe mustangs dominate certain circuits.

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What does a motorcycle have to do with this at all?

6,665

you said real racing is done on a circuit. and if thats what you think then motorcycle racing on the circuit is the only racing. see what im getting at? there is a bunch of different types of racing. all are equal.

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no they aren't. going in a line is different than taking corners

6,665

ok then if you think that you have to take corners fast then get a bike. drag a knee. be a real racer then.

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its only the ricers that are losers, there are some serious hondas out there. u wanna line up against that?? <

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There is different skill sets for each type of racing, drag racing is for testing the pure engine performance and reaction time. You were talking about horse power which is tested in a strait line. Ill admit that muscle cars are weak compared to most imports in fuel economy and cornering, however some new American muscle cars are serious business in the corners. The new vette for one is compared to Lambos, the GTR, etc. and is a beast strait line as well. I guess it would all boil down to what you want to do, take high speed corners or smoke people on the strip and from stop light to stop light. The end all be all of driving performance is the upcoming Ariel Atom 500. Read about it, even bikes should be afraid in corners and straits.

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6,665

i was just trying to get this guy to see that even drag racing is just as hard as circuit racing. and the new ariel atom still has nothing on a bike. they have a video of it going up against a little 600 cc bike and beating it by a couple seconds on the track. well take a liter bike instead and it wont win at all. and lets not forget about the car is $30,000 more than a new liter bike. add $5000 in mods to a liter bike and it will piss all over the ariel atom.

dont mention nitro bikes because those are the most insane racing machine you can get.

1,545

i'd say the crx..yeah it's got potential...i'd restore it and build a good b series engine with turbo...trick out the interior and get a nice set of tires and rims...just that...

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89-91 crx si . due to its weight it can be scary fast with minimal power, drop an integra type r b18c5 engine in it and it will be amazing.

1,545

exactly! the crx is lighter than the hatchback civic and it will not require heavy tuning...also a little aerodynamics will do...

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