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Civic Duty

The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Popular Sport Compact Car - the Honda Civic

by Alan Paradise

Softcover, 7 7/8 in. x 10 3/8 in.
256 pages
144 color and B/W photos
ISBN-13: 978-0-8376-0215-8
Price: $59.95

The Honda Civic - it's been called the '55 Chevy of the 90s and recognized as the leader of the import sport compact car phenomena that is sweeping the country. If you dream of owning a tricked out Honda or already have a Honda Civic, CR-X, or del Sol and want to make it fly or just look like it can, this book is for you!

Civic Duty covers Honda Civic modification from the mechanical to the artistic with chapters on:

  • Suspension modifications for street, strip, or track-springs, shocks, bushings, anti-roll bars, strut tower bars, wheels and tires.
  • Bolt-on performance - air induction systems, cam timing and overdrive pulleys, headers, exhaust systems, ignition, and ECU technology.
  • Hard core engine modification - complete engine swap information that tells you which are the best and easiest swaps and which are the ones to avoid, pistons, head work, cams, engine building tricks, supercharging vs. turbocharging, and nitrous.
  • Getting the power to the pavement - clutches and flywheels, differential, and shifters.
  • Braking - pads, rotors, and discs all around.
  • Exterior interior styling - exterior styling components (including rear deck wings) and a chapter on exterior graphics.
  • Interior design - seats, door panels, gauges, and cages.
  • Performance driving - road racing and autocross, drag racing, and driving schools.
  • Finding and starting a Honda club.
  • The history of the Civic with photos of the various models.

Written by Alan Paradise, the import performance pioneer and creator and original editor of Sport Compact Car magazine, Civic Duty gives you the answers! In addition to providing the specs and costs involved in building the ultimate sport compact, Alan lays out his unique "build by subtraction" method of intelligently deciding how to select and build the right Honda for you - the one that will give you the most satisfaction with the least amount of pain to your bank account.

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Honda-style scallop paint job.
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Some items, such as cam timing gears, can be adjusted on-site to improve on-the-spot performance.
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Purpose-built racecars, such as this 1996 Civic, can be made functional for the street.
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It doesn't take much to transform the hatchback into a real head turner.
Civic Duty
Civic Duty
Wholesale Case Quantity: 10
ISBN: 0-8376-0215-7 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-0-8376-0215-8 (ISBN-13)
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