My first civic! 2000 EX

Discussion in 'Builds / Show Offs Archive (No Posting)' started by JustJustin, Oct 18, 2011.



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  1. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Hey guys just joined ClubCIvic, thought I'd start off by posting my civic. I bought a 2000 Honda Civic EX just last week. It's completely stock right now, has mint condition interior, and pretty good paint. =) The rims came with it, so I just threw them on. Not my first choice for rims, but I'm a poor college student, I'll take what I can get.

    Needs a drop bad.

    It's gonna be a slowwww build.

    Here it is the day I got it:

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    Used a restoration kit on the headlights. Left one is finished and the right was what they both looked like.

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    Clay barred and waxed it, painted calipers, and put the rims that came with it on. How it sits now:

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  2. emerican

    emerican New Member Registered VIP

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    Welcome to the site and it looks pretty good man
    Any plans for the motor?
     
  3. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    No plans for the engine yet. Mostly aesthetic stuff for now.
     
  4. Decipher

    Decipher New Member Registered VIP

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    That's a clean start. Nothing wrong with a slow build... that usually means you're doing it right. My title doesn't state it, but my build moves slower than the continents shift... mostly because I rushed into it and did everything wrong the first time.
     
  5. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks Decipher! Love your car and build thread.

    Yeah slow is gucci for me. I want to do everything right and take my time and enjoy it.

    What are yall's thoughts about the shock and struts?
     
  6. emerican

    emerican New Member Registered VIP

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    Mine moves slow as s**t as well lol
    Shocks and struts can be good or bad depends on the set up what setup you thinking about
    You will want to start getting more power outa her soon man trust me lol
    I have always started my builds at motor and suspension stuff save ice and exterior stuff for somewhat last
     
  7. Mern

    Mern Come at me bro.

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    Mine hasn't moved in weeks, on the plus side you've got a nice clean car which looks pretty damn good. Welcome.
     
  8. antie22

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    nice start MAN! in for future updates
     
  9. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks guys!

    @ Emerican - I'm looking at Tokico shocks and struts or possibly koni yellows front and back with some lowering springs. I'm sure you're right about me wanting more power, but my car before this was a 1995 4 cyl ford ranger -his thing feels like a supercar compared to that so I'm loving the power of this slow civic. :-P when i'm riding along my buddy's wrx I quickly lose that feeling though. lol

    My big future plan is to have a k20 put in it. I plan on keeping this car long enough to do that. That's why I'm not too concerned about performance just yet. I'll prob do some bolt ons like exhaust, intake manifold, CAI, etc. As for now it just needs a tune up. gonna get some new spark plugs on thursday and put them in
     
  10. ZeroMech63

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    Looks like u did a sick job on da wash, clay bar n wax... Wish u cud do it to mine!
     
  11. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    All Meguiars baby! Pick up Meguiars clay bar and ultimate wax and your good to go homie. Can't believe the difference it made
     
  12. emerican

    emerican New Member Registered VIP

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    You getting ngk plugs and ngk blue wires right lol
    thats funny about the ranger lol
     
  13. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah I was looking at those, they're pretty cheap too.
     
  14. Kalindian

    Kalindian New Civic Here!

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    I will post my build thread once i'm done. I plan on buying my first aftermarket parts in 1 or 2 weeks (progress cs-II coilovers) and rims (Drag DR-31) 4-6 months after that. so yea, i know how a slow build goes haha :P
     
  15. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Did you consider Funtion & Form also? I think they're both like the same quality. and nice rim choice! ;)
     
  16. JustJustin

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    So my check engine light came on about 3 days after I got it (weird right?). I took it to autozone to have it read and the code said it could be a couple things. I took it to the Meineke who had inspected it the day I got it, and they said it's probably the catalytic converter and possibly the o2 sensor. Searching around I found this today:

    http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1901557

    I did all that and found out that it is just my o2 sensor. Thank you Lord!

    I'm gonna try to change the o2 sensor myself, its the one in the header. Has anybody changed their o2 sensor? Is it hard to do?
     
  17. emerican

    emerican New Member Registered VIP

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    It is really simple to do
     
  18. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Here are some more pics of the car and it's interior (different lighting in different pics):

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    Decided to clean the engine bay. Here are before and after pics:

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  19. Detroit ricer

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    nice car man im actually digging those rims, ur just needs a lip, fogs, si grill and a drop and ur car will be pretty sick
     
  20. JustJustin

    JustJustin New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks man! I'm starting to really like them too. yeahh I need a drop bad, I'm embarrassed to drive around that high up. :x
     


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