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    1. 10-01-2012 12:50 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      Car needs to be put back to stock height, have the OEM wheels put back on, tint removed, and then I'd like it.

      I realize this Si may not be some crowning achievement or eligible for a car show with other classics. But since it was from my youth seeing clean un-molested examples of such a car or an ITR is a very rare sight so I am more appreciative of OEM examples than anything else. Otherwise to me it just looks like every other late 90's Civic in CT with a black eBay bumper, one broken taillamp, and drop-in HIDs.

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    2. 10-01-2012 12:51 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      It's actually back on the OEM wheels. I had it on the aftermarket wheels so I could clean and re-polish the OEM wheels. I like it best with the OEM wheels as well



      As far as back to stock height, no thanks. Car is on fully adjustable TEIN dampers though so I could do that if I wanted to.
      Love thes cars dropped on stockies!
      I'm really just here for the pancakes.
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      10-01-2012 01:09 PM #28
      are you in the Boston area? I think I've seen you at C&C at the Larz. This is an amazingly clean and cared for car. I really like the stealthy half cage too
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      10-01-2012 01:15 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by garytightpants View Post
      are you in the Boston area? I think I've seen you at C&C at the Larz. This is an amazingly clean and cared for car. I really like the stealthy half cage too
      Gary, Yes I am in the Boston area and I did indeed bring this car to the Larz C&C over the summer. Thank you very much. When I brought it there my friend hadn't buffed it yet so it might have had some wetsanding spots on it still. I've been detailing this car in bits and pieces for the last 2 months or so lol.

      Yea I've debated removing the Autopower half cage, or possible painting it gray so it blends in with the full interior better. I dont know. I'll leave it for now.

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      10-01-2012 01:18 PM #30
      I am not normally attracted to Hondas,.... but this one does it for me...

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      10-01-2012 01:38 PM #31
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      10-01-2012 01:45 PM #32
      Nice roll cage. Too bad the car's never been tracked

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      10-01-2012 01:48 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Nice roll cage. Too bad the car's never been tracked
      Huh? Does Auto-X count? How about 1/4 mile? Because it's done both of those. Thanks for assuming doe. :hugs:

      That said, it's been a while and I won't be doing any of it again in this car.
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      10-01-2012 01:54 PM #34
      nice car, it reminds me of my own first car (pic below)


      I am not the biggest Honda fan but this is exactly how I'd do it too!


      Any plans for slight engine upgrades? After a while you must get more hungry for a bit more power (I know I did)


      Do you take the car to the track? I see a half cage and sticky tires in your photos...




      Keep on truckin sir!

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      10-01-2012 01:57 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Swapped6n View Post
      nice car, it reminds me of my own first car (pic below)


      I am not the biggest Honda fan but this is exactly how I'd do it too!


      Any plans for slight engine upgrades? After a while you must get more hungry for a bit more power (I know I did)


      Do you take the car to the track? I see a half cage and sticky tires in your photos...




      Keep on truckin sir!
      Thanks for the compliments. As far as your questions, I have done some modest tracking in this in the past. However at this point it's doubtful I'll do that anymore. Honestly I dont want to beat the car up. Engine upgrades are doubtful. It's fun to drive and simple and reliable. I'll keep it that way for the forseable future.

      Thats a cool little car? What is it???

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      10-01-2012 01:59 PM #36
      Man, that is one clean SI.
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      10-01-2012 02:01 PM #37
      Cool, I knew lots of kids that drove these back in high school 12 years ago.

      Thanks for the flashback.

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      10-01-2012 02:07 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by 2003VeeDuBgolf View Post
      Cool, I knew lots of kids that drove these back in high school 12 years ago.

      Thanks for the flashback.
      Haha. I had a guy at a gas station over the summer stop me and say "Hey I used to own your car. It was mine in high school". I just looked at him and replied "I assure you, you did not". He replied it with, nope it's this car, mine was exactly like this. Then I had to explain to him I bought it brand new. He was all like "Ohhhh mine was exactly the same, sorry".

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      10-01-2012 02:31 PM #39
      Great looking car!

      A couple of my highschool friends and I worked at the local Honda dealership when these were new. As a result we've all maintained a soft spot for this generation of Si.

      Where are you located at? Sadly there arent many 10+ year old Hondas rolling around near my hometown of Cleveland without significant rust due to the liberal application of road salt during the Winter.
      The correct phrase is "I couldn't care less"

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      10-01-2012 02:50 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by 13thStreetGTI View Post
      Great looking car!

      A couple of my highschool friends and I worked at the local Honda dealership when these were new. As a result we've all maintained a soft spot for this generation of Si.

      Where are you located at? Sadly there arent many 10+ year old Hondas rolling around near my hometown of Cleveland without significant rust due to the liberal application of road salt during the Winter.
      I'm in Boston. We get a ton of salt on the roads here too. This hasn't been my DD for 10+ years however.

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      10-01-2012 03:41 PM #41
      EK's do nothing for me.
      Its all about EF's and EG's.

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      10-01-2012 03:42 PM #42
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      10-01-2012 04:04 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob. View Post
      EK's do nothing for me.
      Its all about EF's and EG's.
      To each their own. I love #GoldenEraHondas in general.

      I'm a fan of both of your cars

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      10-02-2012 12:23 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      Yea I've debated removing the Autopower half cage, or possible painting it gray so it blends in with the full interior better. I dont know. I'll leave it for now.
      i say keep it, i really do like it
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      10-02-2012 12:26 AM #45
      You still have the Grand National?

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      10-02-2012 12:52 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      Clean as in "washed/detailed", yes. I've never put a modified car in the category or clean but that's my own nomenclature. It can be a nicely modified car or "done right" per my opinions, but not "clean".

      If I kept my GLI for 10 years or so and it was kept stock, no accidents, and was in great condition (paint, engine, etc.), then I would call it a "clean" example.
      Shut up.

      That is all.

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      10-02-2012 01:00 AM #47
      wow. thats a proper SI. One thats made it this far that hasn't been A: Stolen B: riced out C: totaled, or any combination of the three is a miracle, let alone a 1 owner car. Impressive sir. Longest I have kept a car has been 3 years (well, I did have an old bug for 10 years, but most of that was keeping dust of my garage floor)
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      10-02-2012 01:36 AM #48
      How ****ing old is that beer?

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      10-02-2012 02:06 AM #49
      We also have an owned-since-new 13 year old Civic coupe in our fleet. It's in the shop right now after it left me stranded in the middle of an intersection last Friday. SOHC VTEC power is enough to snap halfshafts when trying to make a left turn apparently.

      Ours has never seen a power buffer in its life, but after this repair is complete, I'll put some time into it and freshen it up a bit.

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      10-02-2012 10:02 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by garytightpants View Post
      i say keep it, i really do like it
      Thanks. I'm leaning that way.....mainly b/c I'm lazy and don't feel like contorting myself into the back seat to undo everything. It's such a task b/c of how I have the downtubes passibg through the read side plastics.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      You still have the Grand National?
      No I sold that a couple years back.

      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      wow. thats a proper SI. One thats made it this far that hasn't been A: Stolen B: riced out C: totaled, or any combination of the three is a miracle, let alone a 1 owner car. Impressive sir. Longest I have kept a car has been 3 years (well, I did have an old bug for 10 years, but most of that was keeping dust of my garage floor)
      Thank you sir. It hasn't been easy, especially the first few years when it was a daily driver. The last 10 it's been ok b/c it's always been a second car for me and luckily I've had a garage most of that time.

      Quote Originally Posted by zaYG View Post
      How ****ing old is that beer?

      lol I've had various different bottles kicking around in my parents garage fridge all this summer and into the fall...I'm thinking since this spring/early summer. There is actually a small liquor store near me that still has 6'ers in the fridge of this stuff.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      We also have an owned-since-new 13 year old Civic coupe in our fleet. It's in the shop right now after it left me stranded in the middle of an intersection last Friday. SOHC VTEC power is enough to snap halfshafts when trying to make a left turn apparently.

      Ours has never seen a power buffer in its life, but after this repair is complete, I'll put some time into it and freshen it up a bit.
      What color is your EX?

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