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1989 Honda Civic

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Car location: Garden City, Idaho, United States

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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1989 Honda Civic for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.1) based on 84 votes
One of a kind 1989 Honda Civic RT AWD Wagon.I bought it a few years back in Phoenix. The car was in need of some TLC but had some great parts and upgrades which made it a fantastic project vehicle. The original build lacked any kind of continuity or identity. The D16A6 motor has all the right internals to make big power but the turbo that was installed was better suited to the drag strip than a fun street/off road car. Boost not coming on until 5,000+ rpm was useless under normal driving conditions. The "big" turbo was replaced with a more appropriate sized VF52 from a Subaru, now boost comes on much softer and sooner in the rpm range making for a more manageable, enjoyable ride. Tuning was the next hurdle, the tune was horrible, low load drivability was nonexistent, misfires in boost were constant. That being said, I drove the car from Phoenix to Boise running this way, it was a long hot drive. After installing the VF52 turbo, Turbosmart Wastegate, fabbing a new downpipe that wasn't touching the oil pan I started over on the tune. When completed it made 177hp and 170tq at the wheels at 10psi on our AWD Mustang Dyno. But most importantly a pleasure to drive, the torque band offers great acceleration from 2800 rpm and up. I removed the ridiculous stage 4 clutch in favor of a more left leg favorable stg2, while the pedal is still very firm it no longer makes your leg shake under the pressure of having the clutch pushed in while waiting for a red light to change. The interior really just needed solid cleaning, many interior parts have been reupholstered and look fantastic. The front seats do show a bit of fading from the Arizona sun though. The custom "H" Honda logo in the headliner is a very cool touch. The car has 119715 miles on it. Not sure on the mileage of the motor.Exterior:-Custom Cherry red paint - Paint matched mirrors and bumpers, paint is still very bright but showing some wear and sun fading.-Side moldings removed and reveal filled.-Factory roof rack-Comes with both black steelies with new snow tires and a set of factory Honda   aluminum wheels running all season tires in great shape. -Accord front and rear struts - lifts the car 1-2" over stock ride height.-Modified front bumper for intercoolerInterior:-Door panels recovered and updated with cloth inserts-Front and rear seats recovered in vinyl with cloth inserts-New carpet kit-Honda emblem embossed into the headliner-Sparco steering wheel and shift knob-Short shifter-APC indiglo gauges -Covered Rear storage area panel-New carpet in trunk area-Pioneer AVH-P6400CD head unit-Pioneer DVD player-Perfect dash, no cracks-Custom arm rest/cup holderPowertrain:-D16A6 Block-Factory crank-Forged rods-Forged pistons-VF52 turbo-Turbosmart external wastegate-3" stainless intake-3" full exhaust-Full size radiator-AEM fuel rail-Skunk2 intake manifold-DC Strut bar-Factory ECU running on Neptune

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