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Old 28 Oct 2008, 12:31 pm
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Default Does this sound like a good idea for a 96 Honda civic?

I have a 1996 honda civic 4dr. Right now it is all stock, but i plan on fixing it up with some aftermarket parts. It is silver, I do not have money so i was planning on keeping it silver, and getting some 17/18 inch black rims. For the body i was gonna get a front lip, aftermarket rear bumper, and sideskirts(not too riceish). Im also going to get it tinted, and get front grill mesh inserts. Does this sound like a cool idea? Or does it need some help? What else could i do to it to make it look better, or cool. I also plan on getting a motor swap in the future, along with an exhaust. Thanks for the help.here is a pic of what my car looks like now.http://www.edmunds.com/pictures/VEHI...14-300x189.jpg
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 12:46 pm
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I go to car shows and see civice with the same mods u r describing all the time. Maybe try to do some things that no one has done before to make it unique to you....
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 01:01 pm
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I see the same Low-dollar mods on this older website.Lots of pics in the "Hall of Shame" section.(what not to do)
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 01:16 pm
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Truthfully, it would be cheaper to buy a car that already has the performance and looks that you want. Putting thousands of dollars into a 12 year old 4 door honda civic with a 4 cylinder engine is throwing money away. Doing these mods correctly will cost a LOT of money and what ever money you put in it, will be lost when you sell it.EDIT: Edandro - EXCELLENT advise!
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 01:31 pm
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Don't do it. As much as I used to love cars before and I've always wanted to hook my car up... its a waste of money. Chances are, ur a young kid and WILL crash it sooner or later. So all your money and mods are going to be thrown away in the garbage. I'm only 20 years old. I was in your young minded stage just 2 or 3 years ago. I see friends from high school that went your route and they're all broke. Like you said. U don't have money. News flash kid. Were in a recession right now. Jobs suck. People are getting fired. Shits pretty bad in this world. Save your money. If your car doesn't have any body damage then just leave it stock. Save money and go to college or a technical school. I see people waste money on cars... for what? For you to have a crew of people that's just as broke as you? another thing. If you join a car club, I know car club members that a steal cars and parts from cars. Don't be like them. So don't waste your money cuz other racers will steal your rims, body kit. Everything. Save money
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Old 28 Oct 2008, 01:46 pm
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no. 18" wheels would be WAAAAY too big. you don't need anything more than 16 - and watch the offset, you don't want to have to roll your fenders.
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