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Old 19 Oct 2009, 07:31 pm
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Default help with civic performance?

i got an auto 98 ex, ad im looking to start building the d-series. but im gunna strip most of it cuz im obssesed with lightweight cars... so i wanted to know the best lightweight parts available. i sw a guy that had his ek for sale with an h22 and he had it down to 2044lbs...i got super jealous. i want to get as close as possible without doing major body stripping...any tips would be appreciated
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 08:31 pm
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Not really an answer but rather a suggestion. If you're trying to get the most out of your car by shredding weight, why don't you start at least with a manual transmission car?
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 09:31 pm
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First off yea get a manual, but as for light weight there are only two words you need to know, CARBON FIBER, let me say them again CARBON FIBER, it is expensive, but trust me you can beat it, find a car that has a Carbon Fiber hood and lift it,, it is like air. As for building the D series if u want N/A then piston, cam, etc, but throw a turbo on it and the single cam can be a beast with proper tuning. Drop the power windows too that just extra weight.
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Old 19 Oct 2009, 10:31 pm
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I would agree with one other guys answer here, yes, carbon fiber. Actually Carbon Kevlar composite is actually a lighter material and more durable than carbon fiber. Dont go off and buy VIS products, please. they use fiberglass with carbon fiber over it, so not really a significant weight reduction, but Seibon and local race shops can point to you where the custom carbon fiber gets made.

May cost you some serious bucks. Why Honda though? Shouldve gone with something with a motorcycle or 2nd gen supra if you are looking at pushing some serious numbers at a track. IMO.
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