Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics

2017-12-30 13:13:32 UTC  

Honda would be cheap, if your looking for something fast and cheap I would go either dodge peon or an older Toyota Supra my buddy just built a peon srt 4 for literally only 3k thing has 450 at the rear wheels

2017-12-30 14:03:19 UTC  

That's sweet. Those turbo neons were pretty awesome, I just think they were ugly.

2017-12-30 16:26:33 UTC  

It all really depends what your after. If you want to go really fast for cheap buy a fox body mustang ls swap it with a turbo.

2017-12-30 16:51:07 UTC  

@bostoneuropean you mean 450 at the *front* wheels.

2017-12-30 17:38:33 UTC  


2017-12-30 17:40:10 UTC  

But back to @Deleted User original question. A civic makes a fun little car that you can modify pretty cheap. Just don't get an auto trans.

2017-12-30 17:48:26 UTC  

Yeah of course lol

2017-12-30 17:59:07 UTC  

I don't know your budget but if your plans are only bolt ons I would go with a newer than 01 because they have the k series engines. They're similar to b series but more power and more responsive to modification. And easier to tune being obd2

2017-12-30 18:26:58 UTC  

Get 2006 or newer. They made big safety advances with the 2006 redesign.

2017-12-30 18:28:50 UTC  
2017-12-30 18:29:32 UTC  

What's your budget and what are your goals besides bolt-on mods? You can do bolt-ons on a minivan. Do you want something that looks cool, sounds cool, sharp handling, fast cornering, fast acceleration, does it need to have cargo capacity?

2017-12-30 18:43:02 UTC  

That's what I was thinking as well, I'm looking at a 2013 model @Tanner - SC

2017-12-30 18:43:15 UTC  

Budget is 8k for mods 10k vehicle

2017-12-30 18:43:49 UTC  

I'd like to keep it below 4k for mods and 5k for vehicle but I have wiggle room

2017-12-30 19:30:20 UTC  

In my area you can pick up a low mileage 06 and newer for 5-7k easy. With 4K for mods you can put a good set of wheels and tires, coil overs, exhaust, intake, and a good tune.

2017-12-30 19:30:38 UTC  

As long as you do the work yourself excluding the tune.

2017-12-30 19:58:58 UTC  

I was going to also add I prefer Acura rsx to the civics

2017-12-30 20:00:13 UTC  

“As long as you do the work yourself”
You must not know of Koba’s road trip debacle.

2017-12-30 20:03:43 UTC  

No I haven't heard about it. Lol.

2017-12-30 20:10:12 UTC  

The VW Jetta/Golf of the same era has a 5cyl engine. I think it sounds amazing with an intake and exhaust, far better than a 4cyl.

2017-12-30 21:12:12 UTC  

Agreed. Vw are fun also. I had a pal who had a vr6 with just intake and exhaust and it sounded good and was quick.

2017-12-31 07:05:42 UTC  

The VR6 also sounds good. Most manufacturers are abandoning the 5cyl design and moving to turbo 4 to boost mpg for CAFE regulations. Owning a 5cyl might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, I don’t think there are any new cars made with one and might never again.

2017-12-31 20:41:35 UTC  

Anyone into off-road racing?

2017-12-31 20:56:47 UTC  

Aw man I've never raced but I used to love mudding. I had a jeep wrangler and, believe it or not, a 6-cyl Chevy Cheyenne I used to mud with!

2017-12-31 21:06:58 UTC  

Ya I used to be into mudding I had a chevy k2500 on 37inch tires with a built small block. Then I got into rock crawling and built a pretty impressive trail rig Cherokee. Now for some reason I'm really getting into prerunners and buggys and even lifted bugs like the different kinds of cars you see race Baja.

2017-12-31 22:26:22 UTC  

@JesseJames You ever see those mud rigs where they strip everything down, even taking the cooling system off, and just go full throttle for about 20 seconds?

2017-12-31 22:33:06 UTC  

Sounds like you're describing a mud bog rig. Most of the time the ones I've seen move the radiator to the rear to keep from clogging air flow with mud. My step brother lives in lake placid and they're really big into mudding.

2018-01-02 22:34:29 UTC  

Yes sir. That sucks they won't let you temp store it.

2018-01-02 23:26:09 UTC  

Most storage unit rental places usually rent trailer parking places around here for cheap. Maybe try that?

2018-01-13 23:37:02 UTC  

@Deleted User did you ever find your car?

2018-01-14 00:56:11 UTC  
2018-01-14 00:56:23 UTC  

I should be all set

2018-01-14 00:57:48 UTC  

What did you end up getting? Got any mods lined up yet?

2018-01-27 15:36:33 UTC

2018-01-27 15:37:02 UTC  

@Deleted User what car did you get?

2018-01-27 15:42:51 UTC  

2005 Honda Civic EX

2018-01-28 16:47:23 UTC  

@Tanner - SC is that something you just found on the net or did someone you know do it? @Deleted User sweet how are you liking it so far?

2018-01-28 17:06:46 UTC  

Its alright, very economical. Going to pay off another thousand or so and close the loan, then I'll start modding it.

2018-01-28 17:12:24 UTC  

@JesseJames found it on the net