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Well yeah as the title says I'm a noob to civics. Infact I really don't like civics but due to both my Ca5(88 accord hatchback) and my subaru legacy getting totaled out I kinda had no choice moreso since the civic was only $400.
 

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I've only been involved in 1 wreck. It involved some prick in a honda accord pulling out infront of me and my 88 thunderbird wasn't having any of his shit. My hatch actually caught fire. I'd still have it but I can't track down a wiring harness and all attempts to build a new one were for naught.

The legacy is a funny story. I was actually not even in the car. I was standing on this ladies porch calling for a wrecker where I jumped a curb and bent my lca. And this lady came flying down the hill into the back of it.

And I just don't like civic's. I don't like how they look or the interior. I prefer a prelude or another 3rd gen accord.
 

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Hi, I like civics, not for looks or the solid sound of a luxury interior, that is for sure. Welcome to DSO.
 

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Well the irony behind all this. This is the third civic i've ever owned. The first was a 87 crx si(Before I actually cared about cars at all and wasn't in the car community). I own my 96 dx hatch. And I also own a 87 civic si(non crx).
 

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I actually tried saving it. I deliver pizza for a living. And I was coming back from a delivery. There area the wreck happened is bad about wrecks to begin with. It's a small hill and the top of the hill you can't see down the otherside other then headlights.

I don't know what actually happened. I saw him sitting there and he started to go when I came over the top. I dunno what happened if he freaked out or what but he gassed it. I tried to swing into the housing division but he still slammed into the thunderbird and tore the entire driverside suspension off. Really pissed me the high hell off. 88 Tbird sport coupe 5.0 automatic with 130,000 original miles. But from there I went to a couple third gen accords, a isuzu pickup, A subaru legacy and now to my civic.
 

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You go through cars like I do. I have had too many for years on the road, but I digress.

Whats the plan for the cars? You here for maintenance tips and tricks?
 

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I'm 25 and my 87 civic is roughly my 15th vehicle.
The 96 civic I'm actually going to be rebuilding merely to sell it so I can try and get back into a subaru or a rwd(I'm kinda burned out on fwd's right now)

The 87 si is going to become a autox car so I'm trying to decide on a swap for it.
 

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Swap in a z6, work on the suspension.

Once you can out drive the foot work, turbo it.

I know there are some older crx's and civics running there stock motors, worked a bit internally and running sick suspension and tranny work, killing vettes and mustangs on the autox tracks around the country.

Research is king.
 

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Whoshot!!!!!???? What did you do. That was your avitar since you/i started. I dont even know who you are anymore.
innit cute? lol. so much <3's
 

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Whoshot!!!!!???? What did you do. That was your avitar since you/i started. I dont even know who you are anymore.
Its is technically my third, but yeah had the car on my homies driveway for a while.

innit cute? lol. so much <3's
:bolletje: ......no homo
 

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Swap in a z6, work on the suspension.

Once you can out drive the foot work, turbo it.

I know there are some older crx's and civics running there stock motors, worked a bit internally and running sick suspension and tranny work, killing vettes and mustangs on the autox tracks around the country.

Research is king.
I actually had plans on doing a Zc swap for the Si. But then I ran into abit of issues finding the trans,ecu,wiring harness and other parts. But then when they did show up(In the form of a whole integra) I didn't have the money.

Funny how shit happens huh?
 

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And since I havn't figured out how to edit posts yet. This is the Ugly Hatchling 2.0
 

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Those look like first gen crx si rims.

I have never understood why people like autoxing the first gen CRXs. That torsion bar rear suspension is a joke and the front isnt that great either. My 87Si was the worst handling car I have EVER driven, and I learned how to drive on an 2.3L 5 speed 86 Aerostar that had been in a wreck and had a messed up front end and was missing the front swaybar. Even after a front spring upgrade I would only rate the 87Si as having equal handling to the damaged 86 aerostar minivan....

On the flipside that thing hooked up in a straight line like it was glued to the ground. FAR more off the line traction than any second gen I have ever owned, even though it had crappy commuter tires and several of my second gens have had nice rubber.

I won so many races with that little white elephant.... It is still the only car that I am pretty sure I actually made money on even though I gave it away....
 

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Those look like first gen crx si rims.

I have never understood why people like autoxing the first gen CRXs. That torsion bar rear suspension is a joke and the front isnt that great either. My 87Si was the worst handling car I have EVER driven, and I learned how to drive on an 2.3L 5 speed 86 Aerostar that had been in a wreck and had a messed up front end and was missing the front swaybar. Even after a front spring upgrade I would only rate the 87Si as having equal handling to the damaged 86 aerostar minivan....

On the flipside that thing hooked up in a straight line like it was glued to the ground. FAR more off the line traction than any second gen I have ever owned, even though it had crappy commuter tires and several of my second gens have had nice rubber.

I won so many races with that little white elephant.... It is still the only car that I am pretty sure I actually made money on even though I gave it away....
They are wheels from a 3rd gen civic Si. but yeah they are the same for the crx si as well.

And I'm wanting to autox the si because right now it has a driver seat and a dash. And it actually handles really well. Alot better then my old crx I used to have years ago.
 

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The front end of an 87 si is torsion and it is height adjustable by simply turning bolts underneath car. Great handling but stiff ride. Solid beam rear end simple but effective and I am quite sure club rabbit racers can attest to the cornering potential of that type of setup. 1900 lb effing curb weight, spare tire and all, I hope that means something to someone.
 
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