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Convert To Right Hand Drive

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by robdup2002, Apr 6, 2003.

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  1. robdup2002

    robdup2002 Junior Member

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    Did anyone ever converted a left hand to a right handed car before. I have a 91 Civic Si that I'm thinking of doing thta. Could any body help me on this it would be great. Do you know where I could get info from on line. I'm from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for all your help.

    robdup2002@rogers.com
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Why?
     
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    robdup2002 Junior Member

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    I think it would be nice to have a right hand drive Civic. I have never see one around here and every ciivc around here look the same. I don't want my car to look like 10 Civic you just saw in the last hour. :worthy:
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    basicly your idea sucks
    im sorry
    i know it sounds harsh
    but think about it....... your going to spend a shit load of money to convert your car to RHD
    you live in a LHD country
    theres a reason you dont see any RHD cars around
    it makes your car virtually worthless for daily use
    ATMs, Drive thrus, toll booths, parking garages, etc... forget em, unless you ALWAYS have a passenger
    for the amount of money that it would cost you to make your car RHD you could probly have a boosted B18A in there running low 12's like its your job


    so you have a choice:
    spend $$$$$$$$$$$$$ for a car that is useless and inconvienient for everything
    or spend $$$$$$$$$$$$$ for a car that is still able to get around normally and will make most anything that lines up against you look stupid
     
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    I agree. if you want an RHD, buy one from japan. Don't spend all that money converting. it is so much work it's not even funny.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    it still makes no sence to have a RHD car in a LHD country
    unless you deliver mail its a fucking waste
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    it is cool and different. I would like to have one just for the shock and sweetness value. obviously im not going to use it as a commuter vehicle. People with motorcycles can't drive in weather and all kinds of shit. Every specialty vehicle has drawbacks
     
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    :D why don't you contact a vehicle importer? it would not be worth your trouble to convert your ride and no guarrantees it would work right i think it would be something like 5000 for a good ride and like 7000-10000 for shipping and expenses $15,000+ sound like a lot but if you want shock value and i hope you only drive on the weekends
     
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    actually one dude did do a lhd to rhd conversion on his integra, along with a jdm front. his name is jay, so they call the articles JayDM in SS.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    1. It's in Super Street.
    2. I maintain: why???

    No matter how you look at it. This project isn't worth the money/time/hassle.
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    it's worth it if it's your car and thats whats worth it to you.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    so are body kits
    so are 52" spoilers
    so are chromed out 22"s
    so are hydros
    so are air bags
    so are TVs and DVDs in the dash and head rests
    so are 152db stereo systems
    so are fish tanks in the fucking car
    so are $20,000 paint jobs


    BUT!!!!!! none of these will increase your performance in any way..... so from a performance stand point (this is a performance oriented site) ITS A FUCKING WASTE!!!

    if your looking for advice on performance.... this is the place
    if your looking for advice on how to make a show car.... go somewhere else
     
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    dude, i want a fish tank in my car!! that would be the shit! :lol:
     
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    If you want RHD, go for it. You might regret it, you might fall in love with it. You definately get more bragging rights than anyone else within probably 500 miles. It's not too expensive if you find a complete front clip for cheap, then you get a swap too. It's definately not easy.
    Jay Smith as mentioned above has built about 5 of the most awesome Honda's ever. Period.
    Different strokes for differen't folks. If I were you and had the money required to convert, I probably wouldn't. Don't listen to the guys who say it's ghey and all that, all of them would be more than willing to be seen in a RHD honda.
     
  16. hatchboy

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    dude it is your tastes not everyone elses, go for what you want, btw my buddy kenny just got done with his RHD if u wanna see some pics then u can email him and ask him questions.
    here is the link
    click here
    scroll to the bottom to see the new pics.
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't want to be seen in a RHD Honda unless it were from Japan. A converted RHD Honda? Feh.
     
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    Eghh..the RHD conversions kinda lame..
     
  19. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    no... i honestly think its just flat out retarded to drive a RHD car in a LHD country (unless you deliver mail)
    i done give a fuck if its a honda, nissan, toyota, lotus, porsche, ferrari, etc
    if i was in a RHD country then i would happily drive a RHD car

    the ONLY seating arangment i would rather have would be in the center (like the McLaren F1) purely for the functionality of being in the center of the car
     
  20. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    someone make this a FAQ. i'm sick of seing this.

    and on top of all, THIS IS NOT A FUCKIGN SWAP RELATED QUESTION.
    :closed:
     
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