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Old 10-22-02, 03:12 PM
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So, I bought another civic.......

Picked her up yesterday for $2,400.
The engine is not that great, but it runs. I just gave her a pretty nice tune-up: adjusted the valves, new spark plugs, cahnged oil and new coolant. Coolant flush is in right now until tommorrow. I don't want to put to much $$ into this engine since a GSR is going in shortly =)

First thing I'm going to look into for her are two new mirrors. Nothing really fancy / cheesy, just nice looking :thumbup:











Note where she is parked In the driveway. Parents didn't say anything about it. I have a feeling it will be in the garage shortly getting the transplant (B18C1) ....watch out Ricers, that goes for the mustang Gt's / Camaro Z28's too!!!
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oh oh I smell bunk bed jokes
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Old 10-22-02, 03:15 PM
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Re: So, I bought another civic.......

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watch out Ricers, that goes for the mustang Gt's / Camaro Z28's too!!!
Dude, doesn't that make you a ricer too?
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oh oh I smell bunk bed jokes
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Boy, that is one neat looking car!
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Re: Re: So, I bought another civic.......

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Dude, doesn't that make you a ricer too?
I'll take that as a joke, since I will be handing many V8's their a$$es with this 4 banger

Easy on the bunk bed jokes -- Remember I have an 8k car that I can sell at any time and buy a house ....just a thought.
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Re: So, I bought another civic.......

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First thing I'm going to look into for her are two new mirrors. Nothing really fancy / cheesy, just rice looking :thumbup:
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Your parents must be so proud
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Just think, that's about 6 mos rent in your very own studio apartment!
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Re: Re: Re: So, I bought another civic.......

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I'll take that as a joke, since I will be handing many V8's their a$$es with this 4 banger
Oh, I just consider people that fix up their imports (e.g. Civics, Integras, etc.) "ricers." That would have made me one too, back in college, when I fixed up my Civic.
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Your parents must be so proud
Try to make a joke, huh? VERY funny I could be one of the 30+ year olds that catch the city bus each day to work living in a nasty apartment complex
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Re: Re: Re: So, I bought another civic.......

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Easy on the bunk bed jokes -- Remember I have an 8k car that I can sell at any time and buy a house ....just a thought.
I don't think you can buy a house for 8k.... don't forget property taxes, utilities, mortgage, groceries, assoc. fees, etc...

property taxes alone will cost you a civic a year. But hey, at least you will be able to get to your bunkbed .2 seconds faster than the other guy gets to his own place.
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Dude... you live in Atlanta, don't you? I need you to come and fix my car sometime.

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Congrats on the new car! She's in great shape.
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Originally posted by LX98Civic
Try to make a joke, huh? VERY funny I could be one of the 30+ year olds that catch the city bus each day to work living in a nasty apartment complex

93 Civic h/b -- GSR motor coming shortly for all the Ricers!
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Hey man, it's not just about material possessions (e.g. how many cars you own). And there's something to be said for living in a "nasty apartment complex" IF you're struggling and paying the rent yourself, IMHO. I don't live in a great apartment, nor is it in a great neighborhood, but I'm proud because I'm the one signing all the checks to pay for all the bills.
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Interesting you think you can really take a V8 sportscar with that? How?

Let's say for example a late model Corvette.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: So, I bought another civic.......

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Oh, I just consider people that fix up their imports (e.g. Civics, Integras, etc.) "ricers." That would have made me one too, back in college, when I fixed up my Civic.
Nah, a ricer will have stickers, those chrome / red taillights (altezzas), chrome led wiper lights that ligth up at night (very cool ), stickers, usally some kind of BIG wing, and they swear all that made their car fast as hell

I would hardly call a grocery getter that can run the 1/4 mile in less than 14 seconds a ricer
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Originally posted by RandyC
Interesting you think you can really take a V8 sportscar with that? How?

Let's say for example a late model Corvette.
How about a '95?
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: So, I bought another civic.......

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Nah, a ricer will have stickers, those chrome / red taillights (altezzas), chrome led wiper lights that ligth up at night (very cool ), stickers, usally some kind of BIG wing, and they swear all that made their car fast as hell

I would hardly call a grocery getter that can run the 1/4 mile in less than 14 seconds a ricer
True. I consider there to be two reasons to fix up a car:

(1) To make it look better (e.g. tint)
(2) To make it go faster (e.g. new engine)

The absolute WORST thing to do is to make it LOOK LIKE IT'S FASTER. Ugh. No, no no.
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I'm not really a car guy and don't know too much about the "rice" thing, but would someone try to put one of those huge airfoils on a h/b like yours?
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Originally posted by LX98Civic
Try to make a joke, huh? VERY funny I could be one of the 30+ year olds that catch the city bus each day to work living in a nasty apartment complex
Not to be nasty about it, but I think this will be lost on you. I would rather be the guy taking the bus to the nasty apartment, and I would have more respect for that guy too. In fact, I was that guy at one time. I could not afford the gas for my V8 Pontiac GTO drag car... so I parked it for a couple months and rode the city bus. To and from my cheap apartment.

But then, I also had sex and it did not involve my brother or parents.
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Originally posted by RandyC
Interesting you think you can really take a V8 sportscar with that? How?

Let's say for example a late model Corvette.
Man, I wish I had an American V8 muscle car. Like a Mustang...mmm... *drool*
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Originally posted by RandyC
I would rather be the guy taking the bus to the nasty apartment, and I would have more respect for that guy too. In fact, I was that guy at one time.


I strive to be this guy, every single day. (Well, admittedly I don't take the bus to school, but still. )
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Originally posted by RandyC
Interesting you think you can really take a V8 sportscar with that? How?

Let's say for example a late model Corvette.
Just for you buddy!

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Right click, save target as, and enjoy...

Have a nice day

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But then, I also had sex and it did not involve my brother or parents.
You aren't from W. Virgina so I wouldn't expect it would involve them

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Originally posted by criptik28
Hey man, it's not just about material possessions (e.g. how many cars you own). And there's something to be said for living in a "nasty apartment complex" IF you're struggling and paying the rent yourself, IMHO. I don't live in a great apartment, nor is it in a great neighborhood, but I'm proud because I'm the one signing all the checks to pay for all the bills.
Hey, we have been trying to tell him that for 3 threads now.. not only that, but his cars are civics...

And I also would rather live in my own nasty apartment and take the bus to work (which I do, but I still have a car faster than his civics), rather than share a bunkbed, complain about $100 rent, and look for excuses to neglect supporting my child.
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