Needless to say, I am new to this forum. Iíve always had a passion for cars since childhood when I was in fifth grade. Iím in automobile engineering 3rd year now and when I was in first year, a modded vtec zoomed past me and that was when the car bug bit me. I started asking an advice from my dad, friends, aunties, uncles, relatives, beggars, my dog, and everyone including my ex-girlfriend who was also a petrolhead. Well I thought of buying a 550i pre-owned but ended up with a pre owned SX4; so yeah, I think thatís a good buy
. Then came the moment of modifying it. Since I had the non-VVT version, there wasnít enough low end torque and not a very good power delivery too in the low end and all the 102 ps felt like it was near the 5000-6000 mark. So it meant that I had to work through the gears, which itself was another drama as the gear lever isnít the best, to shift through the gears. So I then thought of an ECU remap and then did it and it jumped the power to 114bhp at crank. I still donít remember the torque figure though I think they are more than 150nm. Then came the K&N cold air intake and then came the FFE - last in and first out : it was too loud and even my gf didnít like it and there was literally no way to convince her.....so gave up and scrapped it. All was good until another bug bit me. I had a friend who had an OHC vtec and even my dad had one. However, my dadís one was stock whereas, this guyís OHC vtec produced a whopping 170whp!!! I was flat... I saw the vtec kick in live in front of my face.. I was damned by the need of a vtec. My daily chanting was like ďOM NAMAAH VTECĒ. I fact, when we bid farewell to our seniors, one guy called me as the VTEC baba. That itself shows how much I loved the vtec. Third year begins, birthday comes, and again the vtec bug bit me. Generally, people expect gifts from their parents, but here, I demanded a gift from my parent. My gf advices me to only stick with the ohc vtec and not the nhc or anhc due to the lack of feel and driving pleasure. But as expected, whatever I plan to buy wonít be bought by me! So as usual, I bought a civic V MT. The discussion between my girlfriend and me was like:
Le gf : hi! Did you buy the ohc. I would help you to get it modded. I know many ohcs that have been turboed.
Le me: do you know any civic turbos??
Le gf: are you kidding me right now??
Le me: yep, I did it again! Another hilarious purchase that I made my dad to buy!!
Le gf: Fine! I have never really understood you till now, nor do I think I would in the future! Anyways, Iíll be the first one to sit in it!
Then came the issues with the civic. I did the same with the sx4 to the civic and the ffe was again a last in and first out since it was also another Chinese crap..but my gf did like the civic. It felt very much alive during the vtec range. Weíve loved it. However then came engine issues and the head gasket was blown many times...the tires had no life left (kinda costly to replace), the interiors have aged... and then the car also felt like as if it lost energy. Both my dad and my gf wanted me to keep it( two different thinking - dad liked FE and looks, gf liked its heart), but as stubborn as I am, I sold it. I regret selling it even now!!
If youíve read till here, youíve a lot of patience!
So now again I am here with another big query and also decided to buy another car, possibly another civic but since my purchases are HIGHLY UNPREDICTABLE, who knows what Iíll buy!!
Anyway, I guess my story itself tells you about all of my characteristics.
I hope I will have a fun time here at TAI