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Old 05-23-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Are CB's worth modding?

To begin with, my parents just bought me a 93 cb7 and I already have some plans for it. However, as it being such an old car, they don't approve of me modding it because they told me it'll just crap out on me in a couple years and the money used to fix it won't be worth it.

Basically what I'm asking is, how reliable are cb7's? My F22A1 has around 160k already and I don't plan to do an engine swap either but I love the car and I've spent countless hours of deciding on what mods I should do on the little amount of money I have.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Don't look around the site.... there is nothing for you to learn about or see how people are modding these old cars.....

Check out the members ride forum and look at what people are still doing to these cars.

Whether or not it's worth modding is up to you and the current condition of the car.

However, if you have no money to mod a car... I suggest that you save it for something else!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:32 PM   #3
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is it clean? use it for a trade in and get something reliable these days hah
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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This is cb7tuner.com. What answer do you expect to hear?
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:38 PM   #5
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Sorry I know it's a pretty dumb thread, I know it's cb7tuner and I guess I expect everyone to tell me it is worth modding, but maybe they could share some problems they had and if they regret modding it, etc.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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Sorry I know it's a pretty dumb thread, I know it's cb7tuner and I guess I expect everyone to tell me it is worth modding, but maybe they could share some problems they had and if they regret modding it, etc.
dude you either love it or hate it..drive it a while and see what you think.......
what could be the first mods.. well I dont care about looks i wanna dip if i have to..so tires/wheels brakes..suspension..the shits 20 years old. there will be some initial refurbishment costs, but you treat it good and itll treat you good back lol good luck on your journey
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #7
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i dont regret modding mine at all. in all honesty, im not a big fan of new cars. i just dont like all the computer and crap that they jam in them. i like my 21 year old accord because its just me and the car. i slo love the way older cars look, especially hondas. ive made it mine by modding it, something ill never regret. i have some problems with it, but what 21 year old car wont have problems?
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:49 PM   #8
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It's not a dumb thread dizzyw, I believe a lot of people will tell you the engine is pretty reliable since many have gone over 200k and obviously it's a Honda. I've learned this forum has a lot of information and a good community in which people are willing to help and answer your questions so even if there are problems, you could just post a quick thread about the problem and it may not even be a big deal. In the end, it's really up to you though. I was in the same position as you before, but I've decided to get the smaller and cheaper mods out of the way for now just in case.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #9
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i dont regret modding mine at all. in all honesty, im not a big fan of new cars. i just dont like all the computer and crap that they jam in them. i like my 21 year old accord because its just me and the car. i slo love the way older cars look, especially hondas. ive made it mine by modding it, something ill never regret. i have some problems with it, but what 21 year old car wont have problems?
Deff for sure an understatement there.

To the OP: Besides if it was taken good care of it certainly won't crap out on you in a few years, honestly that's where I think your parents are wrong IMO. I have gone through my fair share of CB's and there is something about this gen of accord that I just love. It's well put together and it will last so long as you take care of it. Simply put.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:59 PM   #10
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:05 PM   #11
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Deff for sure an understatement there.

To the OP: Besides if it was taken good care of it certainly won't crap out on you in a few years, honestly that's where I think your parents are wrong IMO. I have gone through my fair share of CB's and there is something about this gen of accord that I just love. It's well put together and it will last so long as you take care of it. Simply put.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #12
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Personally I love my cb7 I have gone through 2 motors(turbo charged and not built) and now i am fully building my next one. They are an easy chassis to work on and like stated earlier there isn't much emission system or computer stuff in our car. Parts are in abundance and pretty cheap. But it's all in the eyes of the beholder. It's up to you to decide if its worth it.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:44 AM   #13
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im not a big fan of new cars. i just dont like all the computer and crap that they jam in them. i like my 21 year old accord because its just me and the car.
While I'm with you on preferring older cars, the CB is a poor comparison when trying to make something "modern" look bad. These things are pretty well-equipped. The only real differences from the average modern car are the number of airbags, the size of the crumple zones... and a remote key fob. We've got ABS, power everything, cruise control, a/c... Christ, the EXs and automatics even have an active engine mount! Something Porsche is only just starting to utilize to help on-track performance! Aside from the ignition system, the engines are basically the same.

dizzyw, if you like the car enough, take a thorough look through the engine and suspension/brakes and replace anything that looks like it might be on its way out, and it'll last you at least another 100k miles. If you can upgrade along the way, that's a bonus - say, replacing worn OE shocks & springs with quality aftermarkets that also give a nice drop; or if you eventually want to build the engine you could swap the rotten exhaust system with larger, mandrel-bent piping and tasteful mufflers. My Accord was at 250k before it supposedly crapped out - I say "supposedly" because I didn't care to look into it and just took it as an excuse to swap in an H22! I freaking love the CB chassis. I think it has real character, plenty of project potential in an indirect sort of way, and I love that they're rarely customized to any serious degree.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:17 AM   #14
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Yes the cb is old but if taken well cared of , it will last you a long time. No different than any other older car. Modding is up to you. Start smalln, then work your way up. Since you love your car you willsee more value in it.

Ive had my cb sedan for 2 years already and had little to no problems with it. I keep up maintence and do my regular checkups. She runs beautifully and rides good. She hasnt left me stranded.
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Whether or not it's worth modding is up to you and the current condition of the car.

However, if you have no money to mod a car... I suggest that you save it for something else!
I hate the fact that I stripped my CB to a shell, and sold it to scrap metal.

Is your CB worth modding -

1) Yes
2) To the eye of the beholder
3) To the other eye of the mechanic spending time on it.
4) To yourself in the long run when you feel satisfaction




Such a broad question is GOING to attract random answers.

The honest answer to your question "Are CB's worth modding?" is:
What do YOU think?
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:00 AM   #17
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Whether or not it is worth it to mod your car is up to you to decide. I have no regrets modding mine. I got my cb when i was 16, payed $1000 for it, since then I have put easily 5 times that amout back into the car, mainly cause of the motor I built and swapped into it, and I too have parents that hate that I spend all this money on a 21 year old car. The thing is that when im all said and done i will have a brand new car, mechanically meaning, on a body style that i love.
In my opinoin I will never get rid of my cb, if I wreck it... well thats when I find a new body and transfer parts...
BTW 160K on the motor is barely broken in, mine went to 290K before it gave out
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #19
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #20
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It takes a lot of money and a lot of time. If you want a modded car, a "tuner", it will cost money. A cb is a great chassis for a teen or young kid who doesn't have much money or that just wants a reliable daily driver with power. In the long run, it's front wheel drive, you probably won't run 10's at a drag strip, and it isn't the most agile Honda. That would be more of the Integra/S2000/NSX. For me, personally, I was having doubts about putting money into my cb. I needs paint, body work, new seats and carpet, and the auto f22a6 has 300k miles. But, I realized that I would only want another Honda as a daily driven car, and wen I got it, I would get one with plans to modify it. So, I'm keeping my cb, and I've actually got Function and Form type 1 coilovers and a full set of bushings coming in today. I would tell you to stick around the forums and look at different cb's. I would also say look at other Honda's/car you like and read up about them. It's your decision, but once you've started putting money in it, I would have a plan. You don't want to waste money, unless you've got plenty of it.
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