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Old 06-29-2004, 09:52 AM   #1
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I hate to be a girly girl but...

I would really love all your help and expert advice. I know this is real basic stuff and this site is for serious car people, but I'm pretty helpless, and need some direction....

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up in two weeks, and he is obsessed with fixing up this Civic he bought. I wanted to surprise him by helping him out with some of the "necessary" purchases, but have no idea what's what.... My preliminary questions are (and please don't laugh at me):

1. What does "JDM" stand for and mean?
2. He was looking for Recaro racing seats on my computer. Are they easy to find/buy? Are there different types? Is there any one type of Recaro race seats that would fit in any Civic (since I don't know what year his Civic is)?
3. Are there any other items you would purchase if you were hooking up a Civic? I know he's already put in some gauges and mirrors. What else is there?

Thanks alot! Any input (positive) would be appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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Ok pretty keyes here goes!

1. JDM stands for (Japanese Domestic Market) Its a honda japanese model which is uglier than cancer

2. Recardo seats should suit and fit your civic i find them really easy to find.

3. ermmm it depends if i had a turbo a timer and bar gauge etc.. need more specific infomation to answer that question sorrry.

hopefully that should help ya
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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if his got a JDM Civic then i suggest you give this site a run through.

Link

now there is no need to go any where else to find help on buildin' that civic!

if not then as you already know, JDM is the japanese market of the cars. domestic market sorry lol. the cars may look ugly but a heck load of parts are available!

Recaro seats don't come in different forms. you have ranges and sorts as each seat is built for a different purpose. the ranges cover from sports seats, motorsport seats, rally seats, bucket seats, pro driving seats and race shells. plenty of choice as you can see. i am sure that you can get seats for any model of the 2-door civic's but you might have problems findin' some if it's a 4-door which i belive isn't lol still there are some available for the 4-door civic but you don' have much choice.

as for your thrid question, jus' visit the link above and every thing you need will be there from help buildin' the civic, help chosin' the parts and plenty more.



Luke, try the link too since you got a civic cambridgeshir boy
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Old 06-29-2004, 04:37 PM   #4
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this is off subject, but i think this should go under "import forums" any mods out there can do that? i think she would get more help there.
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:23 PM   #5
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the best gift u can give him is to tell him to sell the car and get something better
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:30 PM   #6
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weaponR your av is tooooo sicK!
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:32 PM   #7
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My boyfriend's birthday is coming up in two weeks,

How about a gift cert. at his favorite car shop?
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:37 PM   #8
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I would really love all your help and expert advice. I know this is real basic stuff and this site is for serious car people, but I'm pretty helpless, and need some direction....

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up in two weeks, and he is obsessed with fixing up this Civic he bought. I wanted to surprise him by helping him out with some of the "necessary" purchases, but have no idea what's what.... My preliminary questions are (and please don't laugh at me):

1. What does "JDM" stand for and mean?
2. He was looking for Recaro racing seats on my computer. Are they easy to find/buy? Are there different types? Is there any one type of Recaro race seats that would fit in any Civic (since I don't know what year his Civic is)?
3. Are there any other items you would purchase if you were hooking up a Civic? I know he's already put in some gauges and mirrors. What else is there?

Thanks alot! Any input (positive) would be appreciated.
Not that it's any help, but he sure is a lucky guy.
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:41 PM   #9
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yeh, he is lucky... also, what bav said.. gettin a gift certificate/card wouldnt be a bad idea... what do u think about that?
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:15 PM   #10
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weaponR your av is tooooo sicK!

im glad you like it. thing is i'll tell ya a secret...that ain't a type R lol but it's one hell of a Honda!

(p.s - plz dnt b childish n copy it ppl...get ur own lol) small print Cliffy lol
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:41 PM   #11
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Cant see The car from here but looks cool. Ways to tell if a civic is a type R
Red honda emblem and type R decal on wheel base trim. if your completly sad you can probably find both from e-bay
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:45 PM   #12
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you shouldn't be givin' ideas like that Luke, tut tut
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Old 06-29-2004, 11:50 PM   #13
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Cant see The car from here but looks cool. Ways to tell if a civic is a type R
Red honda emblem and type R decal on wheel base trim. if your completly sad you can probably find both from e-bay

ANYBODY CAN JUST REPLACE THE EMBLEM FOR A RED ONE ISNT THAT CORRECT? is there another way of knowing if its a type R just by lookin at it widout poppin the hood up?
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:18 AM   #14
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ive already said that its just in genral people anit sad enough to do it. Yea there is

New civic type R's have twin exhuasts!
Diffrent body kit from other civics
lower profile
alloys
type R racing seats
The speedo

If you got all that in a none type R you rice munger!

oh yea me and weapon R have come up with a way the slips!
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:23 AM   #15
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the best gift u can give him is to tell him to sell the car and get something better

rolf. my sympathies exactly

Seriously tho, just give him some money so he can decide how he wants to mod his civic.
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