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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Shook one, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Shook one

    Shook one New Member

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    Hi, I got a 97 civic hatchback and I want to build it.. i got about 2k to throw at the project and i'm really confused about what i should do. I'm not looking for high numbers or anything i just want something cool to drive and reliable.. any suggestion will be really appreciated, throw me your ideas !!
     
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    if the motor runs good, i would just do all nice suspension setup make the thing handle. if i could go back in time thats what i would have done to my first hatch,just clean rimes and nice suspension done
     
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    Buy some nice coilovers and some good tires.
     
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    Haha nice AHHVTEC
     
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    i'm not familiar with the cx-g model, but if its like the USA's cx model, i would do a swap to something... at least a d16z6 or maybe even a minime head swap. Can be done for under $500 or so, so there's still money left over for suspension/wheels as well
     
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    yeah i already have a aem cold air intake and i'm buying a magnaflow exhaust for 20$ from a friend today.. I already got the rims too its some 15 inches from a 1.7 el I think it looks pretty great and I got some Gt Radial Champiro 228 on it.

    How would it be better if I get a new suspension ? and yes i was planning to do a mini swap next summer.
     
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    it would look better because it would be lower and ride better turn better at the same time
     
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    yeah but i really cant get it lower cause around here winters are really hard and if i get it lower than it is right now i'll get stuck in the snow at every damn corner
     
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    get a winter beater or adjustable coils so you can lift it back up if needed
     
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