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Updated on May 22, 2012
I understand that most of you probly wont read this entire page (I dont blame you I usually dont either unless I really like the car) which is why Im putting this first. Let me start off by saying thank you for liking my car enough to open my page and that I know unfortunatly next to nothing about engines and even less about transmisions but I do know that my clutch is going bad and is going to have to be replaced. So my question for anyone nice enough to help me is what all am I going to need parts wise to replace it. Ive got the factory V-tech D16 Y8 engine with the factory transmision its got about 120,000 miles on it if that makes a difference. I would like to keep it as inexpensive as I can but I dont want to skimp on quality and if posible I would like to get something with a little better performance if that makes sence. Thank You and if you have any questions or need more information please feel free to ask. Now please feel free to look at the rest of my page I hope you like what I have done with the car.
This is my new project since I wrecked my 1997 Honda Accord. Its a 1996 Honda Civic EX I bought it used on Sept. 11, 2008, its a 5-speed manual with a 1.6 liter v-tech engine. So here are the pics of it. If you want to see my '97 Accord heres the link. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2927623
Sept. 11, 2008
Sitting on the lot the day I bought her.
And this is what it looks like curently.
Big difference huh? I like this more!
Now here is everything in between.
I dont really have a whole lot of pictures of it before it was painted mostly because it wasn't worth it so I will start off after the paint.
Jan. 11, 2009
Sitting in the driveway after the new paint with some tire shine.
Jan. 20, 2009
Her first snow sinse I've had her.
Feb. 15, 2009
This is why you dont take your car out in the snow. We got like 6 inches of snow a couple weeks ago and I had to run to my house to grab some stuff for that night and I was going up a hill and it just started sliding until I was stuck in the ditch. Luckily there wasn't any damage thank god!
March 25, 2009
All my stereo stuff
April 10, 2009
I officially have the worst luck now. It hailed like crazy tonight and I didnt have my car in the Garage yet so it got it petty bad. But insurance will pay well so I will paint it, get wheels and an HID conversion kit. So it sucks but I guess I lucked out. I was going to post pictures but the dents wouldn't show in the pictures but I'll post pics after its repainted.
April 19, 2009
I filled the claim and got about $2000 so I just bought some rims there 16" Rota Torque's they should be here in about a week. Also I'm buying a set of mugen front and rear lips that should also be here soon. I'm not sure yet what I will be getting with the rest of the money but I will update soon.
Apr. 27, 2009
All cleaned up with my new front plate.
May 1, 2009
Got my wheels on today there 16"Rota Torques wraped in Yokahama S.Drives. Heres some pics that I've taken so far, more coming soon.
May 5, 2009
Heres a few more pics of the car with the new wheels on it in the rain.
I also got my fog lights today and I got my lips yesterday. I have pics of the fog lights but I dont of the lips yet but I should in the next day or two. I probly wont install either untill after it is repainted exept to test to make sure the lips will fit good but when I do I will be sure to post pics. Heres the pics I have of the fog lights.
May 7, 2009
Working on the lips getting them fixed and ready. FYI stay away from the lips on Ebay unless you want to spend alot of time working them before installing!
May 8, 2009
Heres some pics with my new hood and the front lip primed and installed.
May 10, 2009
Couldn't live with the gray primer so I primed it black so it would look better.
May 12, 2009
Cleaned it up good and took some pictures.
May 16, 2009
Took a long weekend camping trip to Asheville, NC here are some pics from the trip.
May 19, 2009
Took my brother and my cars to some parking garages by my house.
Theres more coming I just have to wait for them to be edited.
May 30, 2009
Painted the hood gloss Black.
July 27, 2009
HIN 2009 Concord, NC
Aug 5, 2009
Got a new camera tonight just waiting to take and post the updated pics of the rear lip.
Aug 6, 2009
Finally put my vent visors and window mouldings on, the car now looks somewhat more finished with the moulding back on. If you read the paragraph at the top of the page then you know that the SPEC Clutches & Flywheels sticker has no purpose but they were giving them away at HIN and I thought it looked cool so I put it on but if I get a clutch by someone other than them I asure you that it will come off.
Aug 7, 2009
Wired the fog lights up finally.
Aug 9, 2009
Got the rear lip on and painted finally. All of the finallys in the past three upgrades are to to the fact that I have had the parts for so long but havent had the time to do anything with them until recently, this is also the reason there is a gap from May-August with the exeption of HIN. (I made time for that)
Aug 10, 2009
Had some time so I took some pictures.
Aug 13, 2009
New blue L.E.D.s in the trunk soon to be under dash and under seats.
Aug 16, 2009
Got all the L.E.D.s wired and installed just waiting to get some good pics.
If your in the Concord/Kannapolis NC area I have decided to enter my car into Scr8peFest at the Concord motorsports park, Sep. 25, 26 and 27th. So come out and see it in person.
Sept 5, 2009
Got decals for my brother and my's car club and got them on the car. We decided to call it Team Impulse. Also got my CLUBCIVIC.COM decals on I'll add those pics tomarow along with the interior lights hopefully.
Im not sure how to get the pic to come out better but you get the idea.
Sept 11, 2009
Went to the Charlotte Douglas Int. Airport overlook.
Sept. 22, 2009
Scr8pefest this weekend pics coming soon.
Sept. 28, 2009
Nov. 25, 2009
Thanksgiving vacation in the Outer Banks of NC.
Jan. 10, 2010
Got my eibach sportline lowering springs on.
Jan 16, 2010
Got my 8000k bi-xenon HID conversion kit installed.
Jan 17, 2010
Got some better pictures of the HID's.
Jan 22, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
I did it again. I was driving near my house after it snowed and hit a patch of ice and slid into a ditch. Although this time there was damage. My front lip was broken into four or five pieces so I'll have to replace that but other than that there was nothing wrong with the car.
Mar. 5, 2010
Got my SOHC Vtec decal on.
Mar. 25, 2010
Got my new front lip and got it painted, putting it on tomarrow.
Mar. 26, 2010
Got the new front lip installed.
Apr. 10, 2010
Painted my valve cover and tried to clean up the engine bay a little bit.
Let me know what you think.
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good looking ride, 5 stars. Check out my civics, vote and comment plz.
Love your Civic,that front lip is bad :]
hella sick dude
Love the ride, and to help with your question. the D16Y8 is a very good engine. Its the best you can have in a SOHC unless you decide to build it up and turbo it. The only thing better, that would be the easiest would be to swap in a DOHC. prefuably a B18C1. that car would be a giant slayer with that engine. you could also do the ever popular B20 or a K swap. with that car the possabilities are limitless. keep us updated with what you do to it! 5 stars!!!
hey where did you buy your mugen lip thats painted blue from? What about the one that was primered black? cause i just bought one from k2 motor and it doesnt look as sleek and sharp as one i bought off of ebay. Its really pissing me off. Did you have 2 mugen lips or are they the same in the pictures. Cause i damaged my ebay one which fits great and love the style. The one from k2 isnt as sharp.
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