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I have a 1999 Civic DX Coupe. I will put a cap on the price I spend on it at $2500 because I dont feel like forking any more than that into it. I have considered keeping with the D-series and building a SOHC and ...
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|09-15-2010, 09:00 PM||#1|
I have $2500 to spend...what should I do?
I have a 1999 Civic DX Coupe.
I will put a cap on the price I spend on it at $2500 because I dont feel like forking any more than that into it.
I have considered keeping with the D-series and building a SOHC and I have also considered swapping in something. I am wondering what I will be the most satisfied with. I am trying to factor in things like, ease of project, cost, reliability, and fun factor.
Tell me about some personal experiences you have had and what you recommend.
This wont be a track car by the way, I plan on keeping it my daily.
Thanks you guys!
I truly trust this community!
|09-15-2010, 09:38 PM||#3|
1.6 HONDA CIVIC CYLINDER HEAD P2J VTEC D16Y8 / 96 & 97: eBay Motors (item 360294845494 end time Sep-27-10 12:42:43 PDT)
This look like a good buy to you for a head?
Looks pretty clean and it says that it is rebuilt.
|09-16-2010, 01:31 AM||#7|
THIS MAY HELP YOU OUT SOME...REP ME...
1996-2000 Honda Civic DX/VP/LX/CX
1996-1998 Honda Civic EX
1999-2000 Honda Civic Special Edition - SE(Canada)
1996-97 Honda del Sol S
1996-1997 Honda Civic Coupe LSI
Displacement : 1,593 cc (97.2 cu in)
Bore and Stroke : 75 × 90 mm (3.0 × 3.5 in)
Compression : 9.4:1
Power : 106 hp (79.0 kW, 107 ps) @ 6200 rpm
Torque : 103 ft·lbf (140 N.m) @ 4600 rpm
Redline : 6800 rpm
Rev-limiter: 7200 rpm
Valvetrain : SOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel Control : OBD2 MPFI
Head Code : P2A-2
Piston Code : P2E
ECU Code : P2E
VTEC Also available in New Zealand under the code D16Y6
1999-2000 Honda Civic SR 1.6 Vtec (UK)
1996-1999 Honda Civic EX Sedan
1998-2000 Honda Civic EX Sedan (Canada)
1996-1999 Honda Civic EX Coupe
1996-2000 Honda Civic EX (US)
1996-2000 Honda Civic SI (Canada Only)
1997-2000 Acura 1.6EL (Canada Only)
1996-1997 Honda del Sol Si
1997-2000 Rover 416 Auto
Displacemnt : 1590cc
Bore and Stroke : 75 × 90 mm (3.0 × 3.5 in)
Rod Length : 137 MM
Rod/Stroke : 1.52
Compression : 9.6:1
Valvetrain : SOHC VTEC 4 valves per cylinder
Power : 128 hp (94.7 kW, 129 ps) 6600 @ rpm
Torque : 112 ft·lbf (145.1 N.m) 5500@ rpm
Head Code : P2J
VTEC Switchover : 5500 rpm
Piston Code : P2P
Redline 7200 rpm
Rev Limited To 7400 rpm
ECU Code : P2P
1997 civic ex coupes have non vtecs(d16y8), pushing out 127 hp
|09-16-2010, 01:36 AM||#8|
i would focus on brakes and suspension first... but you might live somewhere where there arent any interesting roads...
id still do brakes and suspension... not really a great idea to make the car go faster without being able to stop or turn to avoid killing yourself or others.... at very least the suspension will make you less floaty at high speeds
|09-16-2010, 08:54 AM||#9|
im also with e_solsi...he makes a good point...do a rear disc conversion, and some hawk brake pads...a good decent setup...then you can do headers, cai/sri, and exhaust...then just wait for tax seaon and do something else...dont try to do everything with 2500...just cant do much with 2.5k if you wanna good parts, and want it done right...
|09-16-2010, 02:43 PM||#12|
Brakes, tires and then suspension. It made my little DX way more fun than it was stock. Then I saved up for a D15B swap and even with just that little bit extra horsepower I have a lot more fun driving it.
|09-16-2010, 06:30 PM||#14|
fuck a mini me.
either buy a whole long block or get a turbo. a vtec head wont do much for you. by the time you put in work, swap heads, etc, you could have swapped the whole long block.
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