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PostSubject: brand new to the import scene    Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:11 am

hey everybody im new to the import scene, i have alot to learn. ive always been into trucks, had a mini truck but in process of getting an 01 civic coupe. i could use all the help i could get
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:45 am

welcome to the site thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:45 am

Hi and welcome. Not that much em2 civics in here.
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:33 am

welcome! and true: not many civics around in that body style. something different. nice! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:03 pm

before my EP3, I had an EM2 as a daily....nice car, good gas milage.

welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:43 am

thanks glad to be here
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:36 pm

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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:10 pm

WELCOME............. afro

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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:52 pm

welcome to the site... thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:07 pm

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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:11 pm

kaj wrote:
Pics?

or ban! unamused
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:04 am

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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:25 am

just got it today ill put pics up tomorrow. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:40 pm

jmaton89 wrote:
just got it today ill put pics up tomorrow. Very Happy

nice, dude. can't wait. is it red? silly question, but it seems most of the ones i see are red. LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:50 pm

welcome to FI! We'll do our best to help ya out with whatever questions you might have.
We may not have every answer, but there are also em2 forums with most of the answers.
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:08 pm

First of all, welcome to Fresno-Import..would love to see your progress on your civic..

My first car was an Enternal Blue EM2...own it from 08-10...Really missed the car a lot though Sad
Here's some pic of her:








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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:42 am

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as promised, bone stock dnt know wat to start with
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:46 am

Seng wrote:
First of all, welcome to Fresno-Import..would love to see your progress on your civic..

My first car was an Enternal Blue EM2...own it from 08-10...Really missed the car a lot though Sad
Here's some pic of her:









it looks hella sick bro.
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:20 am

welcome dude. well depending on your budget and goals. the easiest i recommend is getting your car dropped lower a bit.

OPTION 1 - lowering springs
avg price - $60 - $300
lowered/stiffer springs will drop your car to a desired height (1inch, 1.5inch, 2inch, etc) and help you take corners more confidently, not to mention the sleeker look of a more sport oriented car.
*optional: replacing your factory shock absorbers with "sport" ones will allow your car to handle the lowering springs longer and double the effects of the lowering springs
**optional: lowering springs do come in varying spring rates that will determine the stiffness/softness of your ride when lowered.




OPTION 2 - adjustable coilover sleeves
avg price - $80 - $500
basically lowering springs with the ability to adjust the height to your desire at any given time.
*optional: sport shocks also recommended because of the added stress of a lowered car.




OPTION 3 - full coilovers
avg. price - $300-$2,000+
for the more serious or more "ballin" enthusiasts. full coilover systems are comprised of adjustable lowering springs and special shock absorbers designed to go with one another. a major advantage is the ability to adjust the dampening force of the shocks to make your car stiffer or softer.
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:26 pm

Thanks bro. If you want to drop your car for right now, I would prefer going with racelands, it's full coilovers for the price of most dropping springs. Take a look at them in racelands.com. Btw, I still have my H&R dropping spring, it'll gives your car about a 2 inch drop all around. Pm if you're interested Wink
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:56 pm

racelandus.com***
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:11 pm

there is some hit-and-miss information in this thread. if you are just looking to lower your car for looks, i'd suggest a progressive-rate spring. it's easy, cheap, and less hassle than any other method. your car will sit lower and ride almost as well as stock. you can do a straight-rate spring, just be prepared to deal with feeling every bump in the road. if you are looking at performance, then a straight-rate spring is a bit more predictable. judging by your choice in vehicles, it would seem you're not too worried about doing laps around a race track. Smile upgrading away from the stock struts/shocks would be advisable as they will last much longer. OEM parts don't like being lowered very much.
as for coilovers, they are good if you just absolutely have the need to scrape the bottom of your car over speed bumps and break the lip off your bumper each time you use a driveway. this is a great option for those who like to park on the street because they can't get into the parking lot. LOL. but you can get your car herra low and herra frush. when you do coilovers, the handling of your car can *possibly* be affected as your corner weights can be thrown off substantially. this could result in a car understeering, oversteering, or just generally handling crappy. plus, the ride is SUPER stiff. if you are putting the collars and springs on your stock struts/shocks, you can expect them to go bad very soon.
if you are baller status, you can get a nice, "real" set of coilovers. this is the best performance option (but still not comfortable around town) but will most likely run you $1,000+

i think we've covered pretty much everything. any ideas which direction you are going with the car?
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:02 pm

Idk I kinda wanna go for looks and make it all jdm btw everybody calls me javi
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PostSubject: Re: brand new to the import scene    Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:05 pm

jmaton89 wrote:
Idk I kinda wanna go for looks and make it all jdm btw everybody calls me javi

good to meet ya, Javi. good luck with your project. i'm not too well versed with that body style civic.. is there a big difference between US and JDM models?
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