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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by mac, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. mac

    mac Junior Member

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    I am looking for some feedback, I am trying to decide on my next project, and am thinking of an 86 - 88 hatch with an B18c. I bought my first Honda about a year ago an 89 CRX SI and have been totally hooked on Honda's ever since, I am new to Honda's but not new to building and swapping motors. The CRX is a great car but it is getting older and I want to use a newer car as my build up platform.

    Thanks

    Mac :worthy:
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I love rex's,but now a days I would build up something newer.At the very least a 90-91 rex.my$.02
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Why, the 88-89 are a lot lighter and some in good condition can still be had.
     
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    H0ndap0w3r Banned

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    u have an 89 and u want something newer. so u decided on a 86-88 hatch hummm. o well go 5 th gen civic hatch (92-95). fits all b series motors w/o drop in kit :) very nice. good luckk finding a b18c1.
     
  5. mac

    mac Junior Member

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    Sorry guys Typo 96-99 Hatch
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    ahh, well that changes everything :)

    any bseries will go right in with a couple simple mount changes. click the swap tab, then 6th gen for more info.

    but, what do YOU want out of the car? daily? racer? street? stirp? autox?
     
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    Best desciption would be a canyon carver that goes like hell, but also able to be driven on a regular basis, not worried about a rough ride.

    Mac
     
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    prawjEKt Cx Senior Member

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    hahahah, yeah it does, i was questioning why anybody would wanna do shit to a 86 hatch, my friend has a junked one and it's one of the most pathetic cars i've ever sat in, i would prolly take a ford fiesta first....... now a 96-00 hatch, better choice, i just so happen to own one and i fuckin love it.
     
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    djextremity Senior Member

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    If you want a canyon carver that goes like hell, do suspension first. You'd be surprised how fast 70 HP can be through the twists with a good driver and a nimble stance. So I'd say your order should be:
    1. Suspension
    2. Brakes
    3. GSR
    4. Wheels and tires

    3 and 4 can be interchanged, depending on your budget and how itchy you are to have a faster engine.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    97 ek hatch
    b18c spec R w/ lsd
    JIC magic suspension

    :)
    it will go like hell
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Y 97?
     
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