I managed to grab a rust free 97 CX today with a 130,000 miles. I have to throw a muffler on it and the clear coat is starting to crack; but other than that it's had a bunch of work to pass our required yearly safety inspection. And it has the yellow head lights going on for sure
I'll get it insured and on the road real soon so I can start posting my mileage. It was funny driving a car with no power steering.
So I'm thinking I might drop it an inch or two. Will this increase my mileage?
Would I have to get anything other than springs to do this wicked cheap? There are tons of parts for sale up here since all the cars rust out. What springs will fit? 92 thru 2000 civic?
Maybe someone should just send me a link to a decent civic site where I can ask the appropriate questions
honda-tech is great, but also www.clubcivic.com. They've got plenty of knowledge there and I still use that site, even though I've sold my civic...
and get that mother's mag and aluminum polish for $3! Its definitely worth it, but after that, make sure to seal it in with a wax or sealant (or both). www.autopia.org is a great place to learn about exterior detailing.
So I finally filled up my first tank in the little CX; 37mpg! I drove 65 or 75mph whenever I was on the highway and rev'd it up a bit a few times; but other than that I was pretty easy on it. Should be a good baseline.
I'll be uping the tire pressure from here on.
I haven't checked yet but I think one of my struts might be suspect so I'll probably end up dropping it if I have to replace it. Just have to wait till I fix the jeep to get some dry time in the garage.
How'd you drop 120lbs in your civic?
I joined up on honda tech; found a lot of good stuff.