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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:28 am 
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Couldn't stay away from the Honda scene. Went French thinking a Renault Megane would suit me and what a pile of crap it was. This came up at a good price so thought 'meh, why not?'.

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RBC Inlet Manifold with Hondata Gasket
Japspeed Exhaust Manifold
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Full DC Sports Exhaust system
Hondata K100 mapped at TDI North.
Other random bits like HIDs, Earthing kit, countersunk washers, white cocker cover, after market gear knob etc.

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The plan is to just keep it over the Autumn/Winter and then what I feel like next Spring.

It's a bit tatty paint wise, a few dings, wheels are lightly kerbed, yellow callipers (why?) but it should do. I'll clean it up as much as possible and it may give me some financial breathing room to enjoy track days again once I've sold most of the DC2 parts (fingers crossed!)

It is surprisingly quick. Maybe not the 241BHP the TDI North graph suggests but more 220bhp/230bhp max. And it's VERY loud... :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:52 am 
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nice looking runabout there ry :thumbsup:

i prefer these shape civic's :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:17 am 
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i think this should be a keeper Ry - looks awesome IMO :D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:03 am 
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Nice purchase Ry, having owned one they're nice motors, can have a bit of fun in it too 8-)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:21 am 
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Love it, my favourite civic.

Been wanting one of these myself but space in the back looks small compared similar cars but thats the only reason what held me back.

Is it one of these what you replaced your teg engine with?

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It is surprisingly quick. Maybe not the 241BHP the TDI North graph suggests but more 220bhp/230bhp max. And it's VERY loud... :lol:
Tell Torque me 'bout it :teehheee:

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170lb.ft isn't bad going for a vtec! granted it's probably at 6000rpm :lol:

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Cheers guys :D

Lou - can fit in about 7/8 bags of shopping in there and the rear seats go flat so lots of room if you need it - more space than a 3 series boot but less space than my teg/FN2 CTR, etc.

it's not, I replaced mine with another 1.8 B series bottom end, these are the newer K series engines so a lot more sophisticated though you don't get the savage 'b series kick' when going into vtec, it's all rather smooth and civilised.. until you put a stonking big exhaust and air filter on them.

I'll upload the graph later tonight Woodsy for your perusal ;) :)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:49 pm 
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I like it :) Looks quite good, and was a good civic before it was ruined with the new one :lol:

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and the newest one is phucking thugly!

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Cheers Ade. It will do the job for now.

Adam you're close with saying 170 lb/ft isn't there until 6000rpm, but as you can see it does have a steady 150 lb/ft through the whole range so I think the 'torquless wonder' of the B series doesn't seem to apply for the K series.

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I'm not making any big decisions about keeping it long term until I can give it a thorough inspection at the weekend. This baby could be my new track day toy though. 8-)

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i was jesting mainly :lol: 150lb.ft isn't shabby across the rev range!

i like it :D

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There's something about the front end that I don't like, possibly the grill. Gets some more pics up soon and I'll make my decision then lol

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There's something about the front end that I don't like, possibly the grill. Gets some more pics up soon and I'll make my decision then lol

I find this on the standard models, type r looks more aggressive which hides that "thing" that doesnt look right lol.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:35 pm 
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The grill is going for the standard item. Loads of little things to change if it becomes worth it.

Quite enjoy driving it at the minute :D Gear stick location is uber sweet now I'm used to it - crazy Japanese coming up with GENIUS simple things like this is a win.

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keepitkeepitkeepitkeepitkeepitkeepitkeepitkeepit

Grill idea is a win -

maybe angle the exhaust 45 degrees for Jdm y0 stance? :lolz:

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Ry wrote:
crazy Japanese coming up with GENIUS simple things like this is a win.
Pretty sure it was the French wasn't it?

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Standard grill will look soooooooo much better on this :)

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Standard grill will look soooooooo much better on this :)


Agreed 8-)

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I do love these!! And as much as people slag off VTec you cannot beat that gutteral sound of the cams shifting and hell opening up.

Nice choice Ry, definitely a good choice for a track car :thumbs up:


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