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Old 11-13-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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New here and looking for some good info on my 91 Accord LX. The accord was my Mother's car. She passed this July from cancer. I was going to sell the car but I just can't bring myself to do it. I'm going to sell the car I'm driving now and use the accord as my work car. It's not in bad shape for its age. It has 163000 miles on it. The bad part is that it has an auto trans. I plan on doing a Manuel trans swap come summer. I would also like to do an H23 engine swap at some point. As for looks, I plan on a mild custom touch. My plans at this point for looks are, all body work done, fresh paint of same color, all fresh looking trim, trunk spoiler from a 93 Accord, tinted windows, Black projector headlights with matching turn/marker lights, aftermarket tail lights that look like the stock ones but have the clear top strip instead of the amber. Nice 16" rims, 2" drop using H&R springs. I welcome respectful opinions and advice.

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Old 11-13-2014, 11:52 PM   #2
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Welcome!

Looks like you've got a pretty solid base there.
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Old 11-14-2014, 12:28 AM   #3
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I'm real sorry to hear about your mother. I'm glad you decided to keep the car.

If you go with H&R springs, please replace the shocks as well. Koni Yellows are really nice.
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Old 11-14-2014, 06:37 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your mother man. My father died from cancer when I was 16. Do yourself a favor and keep that CB. I sold mine recently and have been kicking myself in the ass for it ever since. Yours looks really clean as well.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:16 AM   #5
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I'm real sorry to hear about your mother. I'm glad you decided to keep the car.

If you go with H&R springs, please replace the shocks as well. Koni Yellows are really nice.
Thanks for the advice. I want to keep as lose to stock ride feel as I can. I read that the H&R springs have the best ride. The car is in good shape for its age. It does have some dings and one rust out spot. Also has some clear coat peel. I want to get that all fixed in the spring. I want a fresh paint job UT have to find the right price. I don't see spending $1500 plus on the paint job at this time. That's sticking with the same color.
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Old 11-14-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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I have skunk2 lowering springs on tokico blues up front and kYb Agx adjustables in the rear, it rides really well compared to my old civic on coil over sleeves, which I DO NOT recommend running, EVER.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:34 PM   #7
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Sucks to hear about your mom.

I love my skunk2 springs on my Bilstein HD's.
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:27 AM   #8
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Keep that car and work on it in dedication to you. I'm sure she's still watching out over you. Keep your head up
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:02 AM   #9
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Sorry to hear about your mom passing, cancer sucks... And good luck with the CB slow and steady you'll get it to where you want.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:27 PM   #10
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I have skunk2 lowering springs on tokico blues up front and kYb Agx adjustables in the rear, it rides really well compared to my old civic on coil over sleeves, which I DO NOT recommend running, EVER.
Thank you and all the others for the welcome and kind words.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:12 AM   #11
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H&R sports on Koni STRTs would be a decent compromise and not be a real sporty costly package, but don't expect to autocross with it. Minimum performance suspension package would be Koni yellows with H&R/Bilstien/Neuspeed springs, but even with that don't expect to stick on the autocross track without a fight. With suspension you get what you pay for. If you want just OEM, go get KYBs or Gabriels or some other cheap replacement all in one package. OEM springs can also wear out and fatigue, so if you replace struts, get springs.

Sorry to hear about your mom, I hope you keep the car for as long as you can.

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Old 11-16-2014, 07:25 AM   #12
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H&R sports on Koni STRTs would be a decent compromise and not be a real sporty costly package, but don't expect to autocross with it. Minimum performance suspension package would be Koni yellows with H&R/Bilstien/Neuspeed springs, but even with that don't expect to stick on the autocross track without a fight. With suspension you get what you pay for. If you want just OEM, go get KYBs or Gabriels or some other cheap replacement all in one package. OEM springs can also wear out and fatigue, so if you replace struts, get springs.

Sorry to hear about your mom, I hope you keep the car for as long as you can.
I won't be racing it .it's going to be totally a daily driver on the street. The only racing it will see is some red light racing AFTER the engine swap. Lol.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:03 AM   #13
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With added power you will want added handling capabilities. If you have torque steer and wheel hop with that new H motor you will be kicking yourself in the ass for wasting the money on a sub par solution. I'm not saying get F&F type 2 but seriously look at a decent package for your goal of a 2" drop just to avoid issues already stated as well as rubbing due to weak incorrect springs or poor dampening due to bad shocks.

On the street your suspension is just as important as on the track, reaction times and car response can be the difference in an accident or a near miss.
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Old 11-16-2014, 05:19 PM   #14
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Had to move my Accord today from my sister in laws house. The town is getting ready to run some new lines underground. Just my luck that the battery is flat dead. I had an old spare battery in her garage that worked with a jump. Drove it up to my work and parked it there. I kinda hate to say it but the Accord feels like it has a good bit more pep then my 86 BMW 325es. I got on it some at one point and it doesn't feel bad. As I was slowing down to turn into my work, I was down shifting the auto trans. Just when it kicked down to first gear, I floored the gas and it started spinning the tires good. I never got on it before because it was my Mother's car and I don't treat other people's stuff like that. It's no hot rod but doesn't feel like a slug ether. Still not sure what all it has for speed because I didn't get full I to it.
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Old 11-19-2014, 06:03 PM   #15
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Still here. Been doing LOTS of reading and research. Been looking into exhaust systems. I want to do an aftermarket exhaust to add a little more power and better sound. I don't want it to be to loud. I'm about the tone of the exhaust. Not how loud it is. The biggest thing about the stock that I hate is the tail pipe. I have been watching you tube videos to hear the different exhaust sounds. It's hard to really tell because of different quality recording devices. . The D1 exhaust seems to sound good. The problem I'm having is on the exhaust sold on ebay. Some you tube videos sound good with the exhaust and other videos sound like crap with the same exhaust. I'm not looking to spend a lot on an exhaust at this time. I welcome the opinion of members who have heard the different exhausts in person. I'm looking for a nice performance sound and not a system that sounds the same as running with no exhaust. I'm sure there are many members that understand what I'm saying. Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:22 PM   #16
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Change of plans. I am NOT getting the ebay projector Lights .
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Old 11-22-2014, 12:09 PM   #17
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This is the exhaust that I'm thinking of getting.

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...383231&alt=web
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:39 PM   #18
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This is the exhaust that I'm thinking of getting.

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...383231&alt=web
Personally I hate fart cans. But you should do what you think is best.

However, its probably going to be very, very, very, very loud. Like annoying loud and not very fun to listen to on the interstate or whatever. As for performance your butt dyno will thank you, but you will probably make very little horsepower gains and even lose some low end torque? Not to mention, your car is automatic correct? Loud 'tuner' style exhaust systems sound , (again and this is my opinion) stupid and are pointless on automatragic. I wouldnt bother with all this ebay stuff right now, I would focus on the 5-speed swap. You can get all the stuff you need for less than you may think. Hell, I bet you could even find a 5-speed CB7 that is only good for parts and pick that up cheap. Then focus on getting the car to stage 0 before anything else. It looks like a great car you've got man, More pictures!!!! And remember, its all about doing what makes you happy and what you like. Research is the key!!!!
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:02 PM   #19
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Personally I hate fart cans. But you should do what you think is best.

However, its probably going to be very, very, very, very loud. Like annoying loud and not very fun to listen to on the interstate or whatever. As for performance your butt dyno will thank you, but you will probably make very little horsepower gains and even lose some low end torque? Not to mention, your car is automatic correct? Loud 'tuner' style exhaust systems sound , (again and this is my opinion) stupid and are pointless on automatragic. I wouldnt bother with all this ebay stuff right now, I would focus on the 5-speed swap. You can get all the stuff you need for less than you may think. Hell, I bet you could even find a 5-speed CB7 that is only good for parts and pick that up cheap. Then focus on getting the car to stage 0 before anything else. It looks like a great car you've got man, More pictures!!!! And remember, its all about doing what makes you happy and what you like. Research is the key!!!!
I don't really care for fart cans ether but don't have a big budget at this time. That's why I want it in Black to kinda hide it. I was hoping it wouldnt be to loud with running a cat. I would like to find a stainless cat back pipes with no muffler. I've seen mufflers I like but they cost more then the whole cat back system. I am also looking for the little extra power. Maybe I should go a different route. What's you opinion on going with a aftermarket header, stock exhaust,and aftermarket muffler that's more the design of a stock one ? The main reasons for wanting to change exhaust is,#1 get ride of the stupid little tail pipe #2 get a little extra power #3 a better sound.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:16 PM   #20
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Found the rims I want.

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...612381&alt=web
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