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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872504 posted 02/09/10 12:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This one is essentially stock!







And this one lightly modified







Both are about the same price and in their own way equally tempting. I'm just not sure if I want to give up the ultra reliable Type R for another Jackstand Queen!

Just thinking that with a fresh coat of paint and some spares left over from the big build, I could make a nice 'stock' or almost stock daily driver like Jay's





Getting old sucks ... but it sure beats the alternative !!!


Edited by cheekychimp (02/09/10 09:13 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872524 posted 02/09/10 02:18 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
if the stock one is pre '89.10 i'd go with the lightly modified one. do like the two tone though

Rich



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Edited by misterfixit (02/09/10 02:54 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872526 posted 02/09/10 02:37 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
second fo sho



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Edited by jcgalntvr4-244 (02/09/10 10:21 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872563 posted 02/09/10 09:22 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
well as long as you knew the "slightly modded one" isnt getting ready to blow up, i think it looks like its in better shape from the pics.. and if their close to the same price, why buy the one without all the aftermarket parts on that you may buy in the future anyways just my opinion, but then again i dont like to buy stuff that someone i dont know put together, but you can always just go over everything



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872576 posted 02/09/10 09:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
slightly modded, IMO.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872580 posted 02/09/10 10:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
um can you choose both? lol the slighty modded one, if the mods are in your favor. if not the stock one.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872590 posted 02/09/10 11:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Is that some sort of anti-theft device on the steering wheel of the modded one?



I know it's a foreign idea for most of us here, but you might want to try taking the car off jackstands.
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872592 posted 02/09/10 11:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
#2



Lack of boost

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872602 posted 02/09/10 12:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Lightly modded looks raal good. go for it

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872604 posted 02/09/10 12:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's interesting to see that most of you favour the slightly modded one. I was looking at the pics and on the surface it seems the second car has: -

1) Samco Radiator hose(s);
2) Ralliart Strut brace (nice! );
3) Upper intercooler hardpipe;
4) Brembo brakes;
5) Rims (which I'm not sold on)
6) Recaro SR1s (which again I'm not sold on but might be attractive if they have the VR4 specific Recaro sliders)
7) Aftermarket radiator

I'm thinking that I'd want to change rims and seats. I already have a brand new Koyo radiator and strut braces (not as nice as the Ralliart but still). So now I'm thinking the modded car is only offering the hard pipe, some calipers/brackets and some hoses.

It is still worth thinking about but the other car looks cleaner under the hood and above all virgin. Prices on both cars have dropped and neither have moved in months. I'm going to go have a look at both. I've also got a JDM hood, bushings, an HKS manifold, some suspension and a fair few other bits that I could swap onto either if I wanted. I am not looking to boost power although a brand new oem EVO III 16G might find it's way into the equation with some new belts and fluids etc. I would be looking more at optimizing what was there stock by reducing restrictions and doing some cosmetic additions.

Basically if either car looks reasonably reliable I could buy either car for about $4200 USD and have about $10,000 USD left over to put in the bank after selling the Type R. With that $10,000 USD I could pay for some maintenance on the car, pay off my bike loan in full and still have about $4000-USD left over!!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872606 posted 02/09/10 12:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
#2 modified but you knew what I was going to say.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872610 posted 02/09/10 12:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
wait wait your in HK still? the first one is RHD and the second is LHD, you shipping it?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872611 posted 02/09/10 12:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
IMO.......If you have the extra time to go with the extra money, buy the unmolested one and do the mods yourself. Everybody has there own tastes on mods, and it looks to be, like you quoted, "a virgin". It's all a matter of ones opinion.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872629 posted 02/09/10 01:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I want those Recaros.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872637 posted 02/09/10 01:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Are those real Brembos or wacky stick on covers?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872645 posted 02/09/10 02:41 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Those cars are both good, might as well take the modded one, both are gonna break down.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872730 posted 02/09/10 08:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Stock, I like the two tone, and the fact that its a virgin Less chance of hack work.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872736 posted 02/09/10 08:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting brunoboy:

wait wait your in HK still? the first one is RHD and the second is LHD, you shipping it?




The windshield bottle is on the same side in both cars, how do you think one is LHD & one is RHD??

I say go w/ the "virgin" and Im guessing Kenny would too.

-Shawn



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872743 posted 02/09/10 08:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
1) Please ship your Civic Type-R to me as a goodwill gift
2) Buy the 2nd one - 1st one looks fugly to me
3) Buy Jackstands

Also, what.the.fuck is up with the flava-flav license plate on the 1st one?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872744 posted 02/09/10 08:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Romanova:

Are those real Brembos or wacky stick on covers?




Learn to read, cop. He says it has brembos, fou!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872754 posted 02/09/10 09:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'd say the first one. Start fresh and mod the car how you like (that's what I did). Sounds like you might be changing things on the second one anyway. I love the 2-tone paint. Both are hottness though. What the milage on them?



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Edited by evo8ya (02/09/10 09:33 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872763 posted 02/09/10 10:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would pick the white one.


I think the first one is your best bet for a daily. Those recaros are nice but for everyday you would want more cushy and quiet I'd say. Actually my car has become a mix of all 3 lately.


Edited by crankwalk (02/09/10 10:15 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872771 posted 02/09/10 10:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting evo8ya:

I'd say the first one. Start fresh and mod the car how you like (that's what I did).





Hey were getting old we can't do this again. Apparently you know know who your talking to



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 872816 posted 02/10/10 02:42 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting maroonmetallic:

Quoting brunoboy:

wait wait your in HK still? the first one is RHD and the second is LHD, you shipping it?




The windshield bottle is on the same side in both cars, how do you think one is LHD & one is RHD??

I say go w/ the "virgin" and Im guessing Kenny would too.

-Shawn



I didn't read it, I saw the first two carsthinking it was the same car and being compared to the white one.
-Shane



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 873923 posted 02/13/10 09:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Quick update, it is Chinese New Year here now so I guess I'll be waiting until next week to go have a look at these. Ken the guy who is working on my VR4 and Yiuwa who is on here both know the owner of the slightly modified car so I can probably get a good idea of what that is like from them first anyway. The other car is an unknown but I am pretty sure the owner is the guy from Hong Kong that many of you have seen selling parts on eBay. So it might be worth getting to know him as a parts source as well. The strange plate on the first car is a Trade Plate. I expect that means the car is currently not registered and will need an inspection. That means he either hasn't driven it for some time or he perhaps imported it.

Good call on the year issue Rich. I think whatever ECU is in it will stay as long as it works but options for the future are always good. I've sent him an email to ask about that and also to see if it is as stock as it looks. You mentioned side impact bars in your PM. Is there any way to check for that without removing the interior door panels?



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