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Old 03-31-2010   #1
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03-LX Transformation

So after much deliberation and research and headaches and indecisiveness wiht my boy, I finally gave in and decided to assist with his transformation. To keep it in a stepwise process, I decided to get before pics and plan on doing transformation pics.

So here are the before pics: The wheels are "I don't know" but a deal gone sour when my son decided to trade his stellies and ended up with a bent rim and scuffed lips on the others. That's what started all this.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

After much deliberation and headache, I finally gave in and let him order a lip kit. He decided on the BMX front and rear. They came today. Everything in excellent shape with shipping across the country. Happy with http://www.ilovebodykits.com
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After much deliberation and headache, I finally gave in and let him order a lip kit. He decided on the BMX front and rear. They came today. Everything in excellent shape with shipping across the country. Happy with http://www.ilovebodykits.com
How long did it take to get it.

Take some pics also.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

This is the kit that just arrived yesterday. Its the AIT Racing BMX kit. Only took 4 days from order. Came from Cali to Fl in 4 days.

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Front and Rear

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Now I need paint - blue, like -

or black or silver?
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

On these wheels - 16's
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

Be super careful with that kit, chances are it is fiberglass and will crack like crazy.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

I understand fiberglass, but has anyone heard of running the bottom with rubber tape.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

have you heard of duraflex? supposed to be extremely flexable. After he ordered this, I was looking around and there is anoth kit almost like this that is duraflex. the bomber kit i think. he can have his look and I might have more peace of mind.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

Many thanx to RiceBoy for his renditions - here are the three color choices I'm debating over.
Silver, Blue, Black





Keep in mind that the side graphic and sun roof shield are gone and the head and tails are blackened, and windows new tint
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

what color blue is this
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

black, and why would u want that big as hell body kit on a civic i mean might as well just do a kswap and keep the civic a sleeper
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

Yea, the body kit is junk That's just my opinion though. I can find so many better uses for all that money. But again that's me! good luck on the build! Keep in mind, if it looks good to you,t hat's all thats important... ignore the negative

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Re: 03-LX Transformation

no worries. I found the paint to be WRX Blue. Just need the color code
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no worries. I found the paint to be WRX Blue. Just need the color code
I do not think changing a car color is a good idea, much more involved to look good, like door jambs, under the hood, trunk area etc. I would go on a nice variation of a sliver, but it is your car.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

Finally put the new wheels on





The boy took pics when it was getting dark, will get better pics soon.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

Even though some have objected, we decided to put the kit on. The transformation has officialy begun.

Here are the pics so far





We have decided to take the advice of "If we like it, that is what matters" So with the kit installed, we are going to finish the prep and paint and decide whether to lower or not.

Next step will be a B16

Will post when more pics are available.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

Why a B16? Your wheel to fender gap is huge... Kit is kinda crappy but oh well, if you like it you like it
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

um, you can't do a b16 btw.
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LoL... In most places it's illegal to put an engine in a car that is older than a car itself. That being said, swap a K20 if your going through all the trouble of an engine swap... Not a b16.

I forgot to add... B16 is OBD0 or OBD1 and your car is OBD2 so a b16 is a bad idea

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theres no aftermarket support for a b16 swap. so everything is custom and really expensive at that. totally not worth it for a 1.6L
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

Should be on your to do list.

- Paint kit
- lower car
- get rid of that awful decal on the sides

In no particular order, they are all equally important.
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Re: 03-LX Transformation

The decal looks like your car was sideswiped, definately dont b16 swap. Like everyone said its pointless to swap to another slow motor. K series is much more worth it, but its also very expensive. Search some "JDM" cars, see if you like that look better then the look your going for.
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yes get rid of the decal please...I'm embarrassed just looking at it.
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