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Just bought 88 civic hb

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by LaHonda, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. LaHonda

    LaHonda KICK'N IT IN MY 88 DX

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    this is my first car. the interior/exterior is in good shape and runs great I got it for $600 I think it was a steal. How ever it does have 230,000 miles on it, only a 4speed manual, and 1.5 L engine probily cranking out about 95 hp. but hey it came with a nice cd deck w/ remote. I loved it from the very moment i sat in it, which I find to be odd because I've always had my eyes set on the american muscle. But now I'm making my transition into the tuner scene.

    I think the car has a lot of potential. I got some big plans for Lahonda thats what I named her, hints my screen name. just to clear things up Lahonda is not french for honda nor am I french in any way. Lahonda is ment to be like one of those weird black chick names like Lafonda or something like that.

    Any ways I would like some background info on this particular car as well as some 4th gens assuming this is a 4th gen. I'm pretty sure I'm in the right place but i could be wrong.
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    if the engine is the D15B1 it is 70hp - the D15B1 and 4 speed came in the Civic STD model
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Welcome! I guess you can say the EF's are the OG"s. They have a very nice suspension setup and the some of the suspension stuff can be swapped with the 90-01 Integra or other 88-00 Civics. The 88 rear shocks are different though; they're like the Integra Type-Rs. You can always swap the rear lower control arm and run the fork-style ones though. These cars are awesome autoX cars because they're lightweight also.

    You can stuff almost any other Honda engine in there else; but it's a tight fit.

    Just let us know what you're trying to do and we can try to help.
     
  4. LaHonda

    LaHonda KICK'N IT IN MY 88 DX

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    well for now I'm just driving the car till summer. when I graduate I want to use my graduation money to swap my d series for a k series right know I am aiming towards a k20a. I don't know what I need transmission wise but I would like a nice 5speed. after that I'll work on the exaust and suspenion systems before droping in a turbo.

    what I'll probily do during the school year is slap a body kit on the car and of course throw some D's on it (throw on some rims). and possibly have the car repainted.
     
  5. 91_civic_si

    91_civic_si New Member

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    Do you have any clue how much a K series swap will cost? Are you going to do your own labor?
     
  6. LaHonda

    LaHonda KICK'N IT IN MY 88 DX

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    yeah I'm do'n my own labor I'm not paying to have some one do what me and my uncles can do. I know how to do metal work and some engine work and my 2 uncles are both mechanics ones a transmission specialist and the other one works for Howdy Honda.
     
  7. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    post some pics.

    don't waste time and money on a k. just get a good sohc vtec and turbo it. or even a b18a.
     
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    x4 :thumbsup:
     
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