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hey guys,

Im new here, but anyways. I have an 2001 silver honda civic lx. [4 door] automatic =/ [Got it for free]

I have around 10 grand. I want to do some mod to the car..

Any advice of what I should do first? I already have short ram aem intake, and a universal exhaust.

I was thinking of getting a bodykit, and some rims. Do you guys have any advice of any good brands? *pics/brand/tire size (i prefer thin ones for tire size) type would be appreciated *

Im also thinking of turboing it.. maybe change the camshaft, tranny, headers? any advice on that would also be greatly appreciated hehehe

Basically, i got 10 grand to spend to mod of this car. I wanna make it sexiii hihihi (it has 82 miles on it)

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K swap k swap k swap. Forget all the rest if you have that much swap out the d17 for the k20a2.
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Better yet, sell the civic then take that money and your 10gs and buy an RSX-S. Thats what I would do. I just aint in to autos and from what everyone else is saying they apparently have problems.
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Originally Posted by cg95660
K swap k swap k swap. Forget all the rest if you have that much swap out the d17 for the k20a2.
so, if I k swap would it be faster than turboing the regular stock engine? and also, can I still use the short ram intake i have?
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The intake wont work on the k if its for the D17 and I am not sure so anyone that knows chim in here but I think the turbo may put it about equal with the k maybe a little more? I guess it would all depend on the turbo set up. I would think the better choice would be to go with the swap.
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Originally Posted by z3r0o0
hey guys,

Im new here, but anyways. I have an 2001 silver honda civic lx. [4 door] automatic =/ [Got it for free]

I have around 10 grand. I want to do some mod to the car..

Any advice of what I should do first? I already have short ram aem intake, and a universal exhaust.

I was thinking of getting a bodykit, and some rims. Do you guys have any advice of any good brands? *pics/brand/tire size (i prefer thin ones for tire size) type would be appreciated *

Im also thinking of turboing it.. maybe change the camshaft, tranny, headers? any advice on that would also be greatly appreciated hehehe

Basically, i got 10 grand to spend to mod of this car. I wanna make it sexiii hihihi (it has 82 miles on it)
You just have 10 grand laying around... Good for you... Paint the car championship white buy full ITR suspension Drop in a k20r And all the other JDM goods you can find and marvel at what youve done. Or you can give the money to me and i'll do it to mine.
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Oh... If you have that much money find a shop and get the auto trany swapped for a 5spd.
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Originally Posted by Slow Gold
Oh... If you have that much money find a shop and get the auto trany swapped for a 5spd.

yeah that was also what I was about to do too
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If your gonna swap a 5spd to it, get a k20a(2) while your at it. Probably faster then a turbo and you could turbo/SC that too if you want in the future.
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You can do a whole lot with 10k. Especially if you look for good deals.

I personally would use the money on things OTHER than my car, like savings. Only mod my car a bit. But hey, whatever floats your boat.
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Better yet, sell the civic then take that money and your 10gs and buy an RSX-S. Thats what I would do. I just aint in to autos and from what everyone else is saying they apparently have problems.
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i say spend $3k on a turbo + 5 speed conversion then save the rest. Invest it in the stock market or something.
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sell it and buy a 2006 si!
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the the auto, grab a turbo and some nitrous, spend the rest to make it a show car. blow everyone away
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Sell take that money + the 10 G's And buy something better.
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Originally Posted by z3r0o0
so, if I k swap would it be faster than turboing the regular stock engine? and also, can I still use the short ram intake i have?
dude! i think before you buy anything do some more MAJOR research on what you would want to look into, and then think of buying.

but from ur list of future mods, should be good.

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dude! i think before you buy anything do some more MAJOR research on what you would want to look into, and then think of buying.

but from ur list of future mods, should be good.

i agree..

everyone else is like DO THIS THAT
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if you dont care that it slow, put a nice lip kit on it, black out the headlights, get the JDM outer tails, nice drop some nice rims, thats about it. oh and if you want to be real JDM get the side markers off the rsx

oh and for everyone who said, just kswap it, you make it like its that easy. lol
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Originally Posted by z3r0o0
hey guys,

Im new here, but anyways. I have an 2001 silver honda civic lx. [4 door] automatic =/ [Got it for free]

I have around 10 grand. I want to do some mod to the car..

Any advice of what I should do first? I already have short ram aem intake, and a universal exhaust.

I was thinking of getting a bodykit, and some rims. Do you guys have any advice of any good brands? *pics/brand/tire size (i prefer thin ones for tire size) type would be appreciated *

Im also thinking of turboing it.. maybe change the camshaft, tranny, headers? any advice on that would also be greatly appreciated hehehe

Basically, i got 10 grand to spend to mod of this car. I wanna make it sexiii hihihi (it has 82 miles on it)
Invest and save your money. Don't spend it on your car.
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whats up with some many people saying, oh dont spend it on the civic! if he wants to spend it on his vic then let him.
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heheh, thx for ur opinion guys I think my first mod i am going to do is get a bodykit for the car, then some rims.

What is the best bodykit combination that would look good on my 4 door lx civic 2001? any opinions?
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i would do it this way, cause a kit on a car with stock 14" HUBCAPS and no drop looks rediculous, i would drop it, then get some rims, then a body kit, cause at least that way at no point will it look funny.
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Originally Posted by CenZ
i would do it this way, cause a kit on a car with stock 14" HUBCAPS and no drop looks rediculous, i would drop it, then get some rims, then a body kit, cause at least that way at no point will it look funny.
yea, i am going to get a kit, then some rims, then after that drop it down
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I too say drop it first then the rims.
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