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After 2 years James gets a car!

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by jimboburgess, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    Hey guys,

    I'm back, after a couple of years without a running car and a half a year without any car. I finally got one, and it's a beaut, so long as you enjoy powerless, dull beige sedans.

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    here's the money shot
    mmm. . . 85 hp 87 ft/lbs of torque, always the high honda redline @ 6000
    the electric motor has 20hp more than the 2009 model, though i'm betting they changed it for the better.
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    And i already outfitted it with a custom battery, straight from wally-world.
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    Long story short (and the reason i'm posting in this forum) anyone have any ideas on how to make this thing more exciting?
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    put a naked stripper in the passenger seat.

    welcome back noob :D
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    I was thinking about putting a motorcycle next to it.

    cb750 from the 1970s look pretty good.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i can still see them.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I think that's your best bet.
     
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    long time no see... still crappin in washing machines?
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    you know shit happens, is that photo still floating around the net?
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i'm sure its here somewhere or someone saved it.. lol
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    google "hondaswap" and click images.

    Its now buried 5 pages deep, but its still there.
     
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    what engine is in it? other than batterys? atleast put some rims on it to make it stand out
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    it's got a 1.3 liter lean burn engine, and a Continuously variable transmission so it is hella slow.

    the rims are aluminum light weight designed to keep the unsprung weight down and mpg numbers up.

    If i were to put rims on it i'd want to buy the lightest ones out there. I like these rims better than the one on the current gen civic hybrids

    What i would really like to do is import a european civic hatch fourdoor and swap the power train over. give me a few years and a real job to do that though.
     
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    so a set of hybrid wheels would be a nice upgrade for any civic.. because there light, amd why would you want to do that swap into a hatch?
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    hatches are cooler than sedans
     
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    but a 4 door? they look kinda grandma car-ish imo, i thing the hybrid would be sweet with a k swap
     
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