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HONDA A MONEY PIT??

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by y0iTsDEENOSE, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. y0iTsDEENOSE

    y0iTsDEENOSE Senior Member

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    OK so i have approximately spent 2000 bucks on my crapped out hatch with an LS... and so i feel like im really spending a lotta money, whereas i coulda got a decent eg if id saved the 2000... and im still pondering over another swap for 1100 and an sir front end conversion with lips and cf hood.. another 1300.. so totals gonna be about 4,400 for a CAR WITH JUST STOCK ls in it... its prolly gonna go up to 5,000 with i/h/e as to where im planning on taking it.. plus all the interior stuff and OF COURSE sound system... prolly 6,000... anyone wanna make me feel better by detailing how much YOU guys have spent?? cuz i just figured out all that money and itts gonna take me a hell of a long time to do this stuff.. i need to find a part time gig real quick to pay all this stuff off.. i broke two cars already that i need to pay for.. head gasket in a isuzu jeep and broke the engine in my bros escort that i was idiotically tried to RACE in (oil not being changed in how long)... ok so this isnt a blog but yeah back to my POINT.. how much have YOU spent on your lil HONDA baby?? :)
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Let's see....

    i/h/e - 800
    stereo - 400
    tires - 330

    preventative maintenance - 280


    $1810 or so.
     
  3. Estorvito

    Estorvito Soy Boricua

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    shit i lost count.....I have 2 of them...One has a gsr swap and the other an LS..Ones gonna be all motor and the other one is Turboed...You tell me.....?
    :p But then again...I LOVE MY HONDA.....lol
     
  4. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :withstupid:

    I'm extremely happy with my car. I don't think I could have bought a better overpriced car. :lol:
     
  5. b204dr

    b204dr Senior Member

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    dude you could turbo that ls, ls vtec, many routes now usually its just the swap thats costly - so be it its an ef with a b18a but its potential and if it is what you like so be it
     
  6. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    caught in a mosh...
    i had a 97 Civic EX show car a few years ago. heres approximately what i spent on it in the3 years or so that i owned it:

    - DC Sports DAC polished short ram intake: $125
    - Neuspeed front upper strut brace: $100
    - GTR/S wing: $300
    - Wings West Agressor front bumper: $350
    - Tsunami rear valence: $250
    - Wings West RS side skirts: $250
    - flat paint/body work: $500
    - hood pins: $20
    - Naxos R muffler: $150
    - custom bent 2.25" exhaust piping: $100
    - Ground Control coilovers: $300
    - 16" ADR rims with tires: $1000
    - 17" chrome rims with tires: $2000
    - 17" white ADR DV-8 rims: $2000
    - Mugen front upper grille: $100
    - Autometer monster tach: $175
    - Sony X-plod speakers: $225

    total: $7945
    heres a few pics of it: http://www.ouw1sh.com/php/brian_englund.php


    1990 Honda Civic DX hatchback:

    - Buddy Club body kit: $750
    - FEELS wing: $250
    - Arospeed coilovers: $150
    - 1999 Civic Si wheels with tires: $500
    - D16z6 motor swap with installation: $1000
    - JL 10w3 10" subwoofer: $200
    - JL 6" door speakers: $200
    - JL 250/1 amp: $350
    - Clarion cd player: $150

    total: $3550
    pics: http://hometown.aol.com/sipoweredhb/


    1990 Acura Integra GS:

    - cd player: $150
    - Sony X-plod speakers: $200
    - Magnaflow catalytic convertor: $50
    - cheap ebay muffler: $50

    total: $450
     
  7. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Car $2100
    motor $2000
    cams $hehe
    I/H/E $600
    Suspension $1000
    Rims and Tires $1200
    Seats $600
    miscellaneous interior $500
    Stereo $400ish

    Spread out over, a liuttle more than three years, and not including maintanence, and random BS that, like bi monthly oil changes, clutch, small fixes, painting wings, yada yada...so probably nearing or just over $10,000, oh and insurance.

    But all in all, I don't think I would be happier spending more money on a new car, since mine handles and runs as good as any, and I like it.
     
  8. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    at least 40,000 by now on all the shit i've bought.

    recovered some by selling it though....


    money pit- yup.

    if you can sleep with it, or race with it, its a money pit.
     
  9. adnoh

    adnoh Senior Member

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    I've spent about $10,000 cdn on my hatch.
    The RSX Type S was $35,000 cdn.
    The Accord was $33,000 cdn.


    So ya, alot.
     
  10. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    :werd:

    91 hatch - far too much $$$ - stolen
    car 170K black smoke 4 speed with A/C bitches - 450
    wings west 6 piece urethane and si cluster - 450
    tsw white 17's - 200
    205/40/17 - 250
    springs - 150
    projectors - 150
    tails - 100
    CAI - 50
    system - $1000
    prelude seats - 150
    100K mile motor - 100
    5 speed tranny - 100
    3 diffrent paint jobs... chameleon, white to blue, then baby blue $$$


    90 hatch - again far too much $$$, almost done
    car 130K with 4 speed and 3 psi compression - 250
    d16z6 w/ cable si tranny - 150
    wings west 6 piece again - 500
    white 17's again - 200
    205/40/17 again - 250
    projectors again - 150
    tails again - 100
    92-95 complete wire harness, fenders, hood, hatch, seat belt, and P28 - 250
    paint materials - 200 ish
    head back stainless exhaust - 450
    "racing" seats - 100




    87 crx - one more time, $$$$
    90K miles with mint SI motor and tranny - 1500
    D16a1 and 5 speed teg tranny, clutch, pressure plate, flywheel, knuckles, axles, bigger brakes - about 600
    icw split 6 17's - 250
    205/40/17 - 250
    new struts and rear springs and all new brakes - about 500

    95 teg - holy ass loads of $$$
    just too much to even begin listing...
    220K chassis with b18 with 2 rods launched through the block 900
    h22 swap - 2000
    mounts - 400
    linkage - 150
    springs - 150
    camber - 100
    cl conversion with headlights - 750 ish

    and there's an easy 5-7K in misc shit, new tools, and shit i forgot on the above cars
     
  11. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I've got about 6k in my crx.. Not all at once.. But it has alot of aftermarket stuff, and a b18a1 swap. i/h/e springs, front end conversion.. blah blah blah.. Way too much to have in a rex. But its a hobby. I'd never expect to get that back out of it.
     
  12. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    00 accord 12k totaled
    ICW 18"....550 new in box

    91 teg

    blk widow kit/electron blue/18" .....bought for 3k
    rebuilt entire engine.....sold it for 6k

    90 teg free
    lsvtec+swap essentials....5k
    paid the junk yard $50 to take teg shell

    91crx...1.2k
    mounts...400
    harness....250
    b16 tranny.....50 plus ls tranny
    teg brake conversion...free from teg
    same...lsvtec
    tokico/H&R springs 500

    99hb 3k
    stock
     
  13. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    YOU GOT A 99HB for 3K??????
     
  14. Speedracer228

    Speedracer228 ......

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    i spent way to much on my integra and lost it all when i sold it.

    Now ive spend a total of 3200 on my new hatch including the price of the car! you can see all the mods ive done to it since i bought it in the link in my sig (with pics)

    So ive done pretty well so far on getting good deals here and there :p
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    yeah...my wife and i bought it from her brother who bought it new in 99.......i just put 100k miles on it this week......great deal huh
     
  16. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    g'ah!!!!!

    I wish I could fall into a deal like that. I hate you formby. :p
     
  17. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    i know its so good......the best part is that its a virgin....the only thing i did was change the IM....30+mpg baby......
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    I need something that gets at least 30. preferably 35-40. I hope I can get this EF hatch I want.
     
  19. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    buy an hx.......
     
  20. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

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    im new to the tuner seen..first car I bought has been my money pit lol
    1992 Civic LX Sedan--$2,000
    1998 civic DX motor--came with car, along with KYB AGX adjustable shocks, headlight kit, taillight kit, lowering springs, exhaust
    1995 D16Z6--$300 (65k miles)
    OEM fuel pump--$40? dun remember lol could be more
    camber kit--$190
    skunk2 racing springs--$125
    clutch slave cylinder--$autozone price lol
    Clutch master cylinder--$ autozone price
    2 new front tires due to me putting the camber kit on a driving around with HORRIBLE toe..--free friend works at Expert Tire AKA firestone :)
    6x9 custom fitted speakers--Power Acoustik--$65 (friend owns audio store)
    ALL THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS--free cuase my friend is a wiring genious
    that there is alot of stuff here and there...
    so over all thats alot of money so far and im swapping in the Z6 and turboing it so thats gonna cost more LOL I still need to find a EX/Si tranny and a new clutch and flywheel
     
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