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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#194 of 513 Re: engine swaps [honda_boi]
May 23, 2005 (4:17 am)
I actually have a question for you. its not really a reply to ur statement. Ok i wanted to buy a B18c for my 1998 honda civic ex. well if i bought it, what would i have to do to swap everything out. I know about all the wiring, the transmission, and the cv joints, and engine mounts. But about how hard would it be to change it out, and does it even fit?
Get a Hasport (I think) kit and you will be all set. The B18 will fit in place of the B16 with no or little problems.
To the guy thinking of installing F20 in the Civic -- Good luck LEt us know how it goes. First of all, F20 block is longer. Secondly, to take advantage of the high RPM power what tranny are you planning on using? If you really want to do the swap, you woul have to convert your Civic to RWD with the complete Engine, tranny, drivetrain, ECU components. At that price you are better off buying a used S2000.
#195 of 513 cheap mods for 96 civ ex?
May 25, 2005 (6:25 pm)
i'm a noob, i have seen headers on ebay for $60, cat back kits for $100, i actually bought a aic intake from advanced ap and installed it. are these things pieces of garbage? i saw a chip for my civi for supposedly $6, there were a ton of them. do i have to pay $200+ for an intake, $400+ for a cat back. what is the difference between the cheapos and the good stuff. are the cheapos at least comparable? is my aic intake junk? if i bought a $125 cat back would it be useless? help me!!!
#196 of 513 Softer Ride
May 26, 2005 (8:20 am)
Just installed 17" wheels with 205 size tires on my 97 Del Sol. This was more for looks than to improve cornering. I want to soften the ride. Do I change out the shocks and/or springs to achieve this effect? Any recomendations will be greatly appreciated.
#197 of 513 Fog Lights
May 26, 2005 (8:30 am)
I want to install Fog Lights in the lower section in the front end of my 97 Del Sol. Has anyone done this? If so, what is the manufacture, make & part number of the light kit I can buy? Also, where to buy would help. Thanks for your help!
#198 of 513 Re: Softer Ride [97sol]
May 26, 2005 (8:55 am)
I take it the ride quality after you made the "looks" and cornering conversion leaves a lot to be desired. It is almost a mathmatical certainty that a lower aspect ratio is compromised in poor ride quality. Since all these factors are either interrelated or affect/ effect each other in some way; the easiest and cheapest answer is to go back to stock. ( as it appears from what you wrote, that the things you have changed are the wheel and tire combination)
I do not know if you have tested for this but you have probably also lost braking capability; as reflected in it takes longer and more feet to stop (usually app 10 ft more). You are probably experiencing lower MPG. and slower 0-60 times and speeds. If you lower the vehicle, it will further degrade the ride quality.
So if you decide to keep the wheel and tire combination, most likely the stock set up while you can run it, is not designed for the higher weights, suspension travel and geometry change. So the next best thing is the spring and shock combination. However while solving the suspension performance combination, your ride quality will suffer even more in that most aftermarket springs and shocks are designed with LESS suspension travel in mind.
So if it were me, I would get the best tire using the oem size wheel, keep the stock springs, struts and shocks. When needed, swap out the stock struts and shocks with an adjustable "like"( there is a plethora of aftermarket products available) Koni Yellows (550-650 dollars) or Koni Reds (400-450)
May 26, 2005 (6:24 pm)
i'm new here.i have a 95 ex that i'm trying to do some mods on.i want to put a cd player in but i need to figure out how to put the gauges mod in.i have the gauges in and the color thing so that they turn from blue to green.but i'm not sure what goes with those wires and how to make it so that they glow at night.any help here would be great because i cant find any instructions on how to do it myself.
#200 of 513 Re: Si vs modified LX coupe? [andysandiego]
May 28, 2005 (9:46 am)
The new CIvic LX coming in 06 will probably give you more horsepower still as it will come with about 140 standard. An intake and exhaust will not give you 25 horse to bump it to the new standard horsepower. The new SI will have 200 horse and a 6 speed. It will also have a more agressive suspension. Sounds like a winner to me espeically since you live in an area where spirited driving is available. Good luck!
Jun 04, 2005 (11:00 am)
I want to run dual cat back exhaust on my 2000 Si. Does anyone know who makes a reliable system and where to get one?
#202 of 513 Larger Wheels '05 Civic
Jun 05, 2005 (5:25 pm)
Has anyone changed out their wheels? I have an 05 Civic VP. It has the fifteen inch wheels. I want to put 17's with low profile tires. The dealer tells me this voids the warranty on the suspension and the transmission. Have any of you experienced problems with either? How does it change the handling of the car?
#203 of 513 Re: Dual Exhaust 2000 Si [trickman2000si]
Jun 06, 2005 (3:51 am)
Dual exhausts are not the most ideal setup for these engines. I don't know of any manufacturer that makes one for the Civic. I would really recommend a single cat-back exhaust. GReddy makes a good exhaust, Magnaflow, Apexi, and Thermal are all good systems too.