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Old 08-18-2004, 10:53 PM
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Alright I'm an owner of a 1992 Honda Civic DX with the stock engine in it (d15b7). I've got an AEM Short Ram Intake and I've removed the resonator. I didn't notice much of a gain when I installed the intake and when I removed the resonator. From what I hear, there's practically no bolt-on that will give you much gain on a d series motor. Is this true? Are there any other bolt-ons I can install to get a bigger gain? Or, should I focus on my suspension. If so, what would ya'll recommend me buying?

I am either going to swap a b series motor into my car a little later or do a mini me conversion. But that will have to wait seeing as I'm starting college this fall. I'm lookin' for input on parts I could buy over EbayMotors.com and that I could install by myself.

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Default Re: So I have some money laying around... (liljohnson)

Read the rules buddy

5. "What should I do next to my car?" topics are a BIG no-no.

We are not a personal consulting service. We do not know your financial situation, your motor preference, or your aesthetic tastes. Do what YOU want and/or can afford to your car. Topics with questions regarding a specific product are fine, but broad questions asking for help on deciding what you should do to your hott ride next are not permitted any longer.
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for now, i would save up for the swap instead of spending money on the parts for the d series right now.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by nocternaldragon &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Read the rules buddy

5. "What should I do next to my car?" topics are a BIG no-no.

We are not a personal consulting service. We do not know your financial situation, your motor preference, or your aesthetic tastes. Do what YOU want and/or can afford to your car. Topics with questions regarding a specific product are fine, but broad questions asking for help on deciding what you should do to your hott ride next are not permitted any longer.
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Sorry about that.
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If I were you, I wouldn't even spend anymore money on the D15, since you are planning to swap in a B-series. I would just work on the suspension for now.
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all depends on how fast you want to be.

i wasted money buying stuff for my dx motor when i had it, but i got all my money back cause i sold all the stuff i bought for that motor for the same price i bought it for
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well...since you said you're sorry .


focus on the suspension first. that gives you time to save big bucks and research on what motor route you are going to take, and in the meantime, you can whip turns left and right
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by blackeg &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">well...since you said you're sorry .


focus on the suspension first. that gives you time to save big bucks and research on what motor route you are going to take, and in the meantime, you can whip turns left and right </TD></TR></TABLE>

whipping turns is fun
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ALWAYS start with suspension. Power doesn't matter if the car doesn't handle.
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send that money to my paypal account j/k

Swap !!!! SWAP .... sWaP !!!
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Alright so what brand of strut bar should I look into...? I've seen a bunch on Ebay but I don't know if they're any good or not.
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my friend has an ebay one it works good in his car and for 20$ cant beat it...but if you got the money i would go get a cusco one, or a dc one. but rather cusco if you got the money. make sure you get somewhere around 22mm
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by gezer &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">my friend has an ebay one it works good in his car and for 20$ cant beat it...but if you got the money i would go get a cusco one, or a dc one. but rather cusco if you got the money. make sure you get somewhere around 22mm </TD></TR></TABLE>

What???? 22mm??? Strut bars don't come in sizes. You must have meant sway bar but thats not what you were talking about earlier in the post. Also cusco is a very good strut bar but there are a lot of strut bars out there better than the DC one.

Back to the post. I'd go with Shocks and springs/coilovers before you go out and get any sway/strut bars. The stock suspension with all the bars you can imagine still won't handle like a good spring/shock combo. Koni yellows/ground controls is one of the best bang for your buck setups out there.
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brakes and suspension
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