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I snatched this 02 EX with 94,000 a year ago for $3,900. The guy wanted $4,500 but I negotiated it down due to some issues with it. It needed a new hood and passenger side body work. However it had a clean title and car fax with many maintenance items done at dealership. Also has a working remote starter which come in very handy here in NY!! The interiors are very clean and everything works. A year later I added all the following:
New Hood and re-spray $500
Passenger side Body work $900
Rear spoiler $150
Mud flaps $80
Sunroof visor $0 I had one from my Integra
New Kenwood stereo system with bluetooth $150
CS Sports Strut bar $130
Replaced front struts $300
New rims and tires $700
Front rotors and pads $200
Original chrome exhaust tip $30
Front grill badge $20
Other work I've done myself like Spray painted calipers and drums and also Manifold cover.
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Re: 15 month update

wow, thats more money then i have spent on my car in the last 5 years, and that includes a timing belt change

looks good though!
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wow, thats more money then i have spent on my car in the last 5 years, and that includes a timing belt change

looks good though!
Thanks man, I forgot a right lower control arm which a buddy of mine installed for free (just parts $80) and also timing belt, water pump, and drive belts service for $600.
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Re: 15 month update

New headlights JDM style from Ebay.
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Re: 15 month update

Update:

I just ordered Tein Street Advance Coil overs and front and rear camber kits (around $900 for everything). A friend of mine and I will do the job for free! Will post pics once job is done!
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not free, two 6-pack should cover the time spent one to each
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not free, two 6-pack should cover the time spent one to each
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ABS grill
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Muggen style frnt lip
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Tein Street Advance coil overs and camber kits done today!
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Another pic of it dropped
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Dropped on Tein street advance coil overs
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Re: 15 month update

Final drop on Tein street advance coil overs.
Car is looking very different than when I got it
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Re: 15 month update

Looks good!!

Tein makes a nice product. I have the Flex on my Fit, very nice suspension.

I have a rear away bar I can sell you if you are interested. Also a strut tower bar but looks like you have one.
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Looks good!!

Tein makes a nice product. I have the Flex on my Fit, very nice suspension.

I have a rear away bar I can sell you if you are interested. Also a strut tower bar but looks like you have one.
Thanks a lot GolNat. I do have a strut tower bar. I dont have the rear If I decide on it I will send you a message. Thanks pal your ride looks nice too!
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Tein Street Advance Coil overs 16 way adjustable dampening!
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Nice sammy. How you like them so far? I've had the Tein Super Street's on my car since 2005 and I couldn't be happier. From what I can tell, the Street Advance are the remodeled version of what I got.
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Re: 15 month update

Good progress she is looking good over all $$$$s well spent.
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Nice sammy. How you like them so far? I've had the Tein Super Street's on my car since 2005 and I couldn't be happier. From what I can tell, the Street Advance are the remodeled version of what I got.
Thanks! I really love the ride on the Teins! No complains so far. The mid damper adjustment is soft enough for daily driving but stiff enough for a nice handling!
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Good progress she is looking good over all $$$$s well spent.
Thank you Pier! I agree the money is well spent this car is in great shape mechanically and cosmetically. I'm happy with what I've done to it so far and how it looks!
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I think I have mine set at... 10 and 12 F/R (assuming 16 is the "hardest", counted back 6 and 4, respectively). Quite a bit stiffer than stock, but still way comfy
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I think I have mine set at... 10 and 12 F/R (assuming 16 is the "hardest", counted back 6 and 4, respectively). Quite a bit stiffer than stock, but still way comfy
Cool I have to try that setting. Mine are set to 6 clicks from stiffest both F/R.
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Front facia showing CS sports one piece strut bar, ABS grill, JDM Crystal Black Headlights and Mugen front lip.
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Debadged back except for Mugen emblem. Honda emblem will go soon as well, waiting until I can buybthe rubber buttons to cover the two holes it will leave.
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Vision Hex Light Weight Anodized Aluminum Lug Nuts installed today
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Looking good!
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Rear de-badged of any Honda/Civic badges only one Mugen emblem remains and it will soon be gone too most likely
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