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Thread: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?




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    Default Re: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?

    AGREED with casecutter. A car is a car. It will not be a 4x4 no matter what.

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    i dont see why you couldnt mess with a civic, i take mine one off road a bit and its quite good off road when you have mud tyres/tires attached, i have a set of 4 firestond "sherpers" or something like that

    im also planning on doing what some would call impossable... driving it up a mountain path that no 2x4 has been before... unless you count bulldozers and the like...

    ill have atleast one 4x4 for support... with any luck ill also have video footage to upload to youtube to show what happened


    my civic is a slightly modified 1976 eb 3door, with the chrome bumpers, GT style bonnet/hood, used to be 1100cc 2 speed h-matic on 12 inch rims , itsnow a 1600cc 5 speed on 13 inch rims
    ive also removed the rear seat for a future custom job ill be werking on in the summer

    ok ill quit boring you now

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    Default Re: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?

    Zephir, I have three running 2wd 88-91 civic wagons and with some help, next year plan to demount them and make one good one and store the extra parts -- they all sit too low for the roads we have.
    I am looking at a good alternative to their existing suspension, and anyway, all 3 floors are rotten.
    My neighbour's brother has several suzuki jeeps including one needing a new motor so I am wondering what frame length and other requirements I am looking at to pop my best motor/trans and body parts on such a frame -- what years of CJ5 (jeep/amc/??) and other models are candidates?

    Could you point me to some further reading either on the internet or something I can buy to get me started?

    (I am also trying to find out what after market components would be required to upgrade to on-road AWD/4x4 using my existing 1.5L's and what might be cheap/smart pre-investments should I want to go further than upgrading the suspension later on)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zephir View Post
    Why not just get the chasis from a CJ5 and drop your civic shell on it. You can work the mounts on it from there....unless you start thinking of that Samurai jeep frame and I won't tell anyone.

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    Cool Re: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?

    So I know this is an old thread but I came across it on google. I just had to let you guys that doubted it know this. YouTube - Wagon Attack 2 (if the link doesn't work just look up wagon attack 2) btw that's a stock Honda single cam, with a turbo, 99-00 si springs(gave it a 1 in. lift) but you could look all this up for yourself.

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    Default Re: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?

    Noone ever said it couldn't be done, it was said how EXPENSIVE it would be. That car in the video probably has $20K+ dumped into it or it would not be able to handle that abuse at all. Those cars were not tough or able to handle abuse even when new.
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    Default Re: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?

    Oh quite the contrary, you are very wrong. Updates on my AWD turbo wagon! - Honda-Tech (<---there's a link to his car details on Honda tech. You will notice the few mods that he has are mostly 2nd hand oem Honda parts lol) you may also be interested in watching the making of the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFuy0jYIT7Y&sns=em
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    Default Re: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?

    Yay, you win.
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    Default Re: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?

    Quote Originally Posted by casecutter View Post
    Yay, you win.
    Yay me

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    Default Re: 4X4 tweak attempt idea, Honda Civic turned off road?

    Would be nice as I love off road'n and I love my Honda Civic DX (2 door, 2 door Hatchback). I took it off road all over the Inyo Forest this summer. Looking for a Tacoma or 4 Runner as I had to routinely put the honda on a ramp of some sort and ck the exhaust, bend back parts or rehook things. I don't know all the technical terms for parts. I like my honda because it is what I call "chick friendly" (yup, I'm a chick that did not grow up working in garages so I make due with my fix it manual and tools) which is why I wanna keep it. I like being able to do my own breaks, oil change, tune-up, simple stuff. But I know after all the dings and damage (rolling onto it's side, climbing over big rocks and roots, hitting big dips)that while it can do it, going off road quickly puts a strain not only on the engine but the body and underside as well....Dahh, I know not rocket science to figure that one out. So how can you have an off road vehicle such as a 4 Runner or Tacoma and still get 30+ miles to the gallon while traveling cross country on highways??? Hum, I guess you have to just custom build your vehicle. I know what I want to build just don't have the garage or the builder with know how to do so...of course. Looking for such a person with garage and own tools to help.

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