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Hey people, right now I am stuck with a some 6X9's for my rear speakers, because as I found out, stock speakers for my car were only like 4X6's or something. If anyone knows of some good replacements, please let me know!

I would also like to know what would be a decent exhaust for me at a nice cost. I don't like the sound of the civics, nor do I like the cheap cherry bomb's either. The ideal sound for me would be something like the other Escort in my town, his sounds like a nice Mustang, but anything would be better than the stock sound.

As for suspension, I believe that my right rear strut is shot, so if anyone has any ideas for new struts, springs, etc.... (I would love to lower this car) now is the time to chip in some ideas, I am probably replacing this stuff in the next day or 2, so please reply to this one fast!

Other than that, there's a nice ZX2 in my area selling for like $7500 (canadian) from the one dealer, it's only got 90000km, it's black and got black tinted windows, is that a good price? I know that it was driven by an older couple, but it goes!
 

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Stereo: Go to your local sound shop and just mess with their speakers. It's all a matter of personal taste and budget. I had limited money (Spent 60 on my rears and won my fronts at a car show) so I ended up with some Kenwoods. Many people think Kenwood sucks, but for only 60 bucks they are great. If I had been able to spend even 90 I would have gotten some Alpines or Infinities (Much Nicer speakers) I go through Crutchfield, they give you everythin you need to hook up speakers to the receiver, but things like Amps will require you t obuy more stuff just keep that in mind.

Exhaust: This one is also personal preference. I stand by the sound of my Flowmaster, it does get that high pitched sound at high RPM's but that is the nature of a 4-cylinder engine, it has to move faster to get the same work done as a larger engine which equates to a higher pitch from the exhaust. It also depends on hte Bore/Stroke of the engine. The GT has a different Bore/Stroke so I have no clue what the LX will sound like. An example is when I had my exhaust then one week later took my girlfriend at the time to get an identical setup on her 96 Jetta GLS. My car has always been louder, just due to the internal workings of the engine, even though her's is a 2-liter and mine only 1.8

Suspension: I am an advocate of the Ground Control Coilovers, or any coilover in general, but the GC's are the best that I have heard of. I have them on my GT and it is great. although by lowering the car and getting the stiffer springs you will need to keep from bottoming out you willbegin to feel EVERYTHING on the road. I don't mind it personally as I was riding on bad struts for about a year anyway. But otherwise if you don't want the coilovers I would at least go with the Tokico Struts from a ZX2 S/R you can get them herefor pretty cheap. And then you could go get either Sprint or Intrax or Eibach Springs for the car. The spring only route will only offer about 1-1.5 inches of drop, but anything looks better than the stock height of the scort. You can check my cardomain to see pics of how my GT loos before and after the drop. BTW, I did it all myself (other than having the rear sleeves put on the strut by a suspension shop for $30 American) in about 2 hours.

Sorry for taking such a long post. Best of luck in whatever you decide. And remember, what someone else thinks may not be what you like, so don't take my word on it. Go out and look around. if you need any info on aything I mentioned just ask, either myself or someone else can probably get you more info very easily.
 

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Thanks! I was thinkin bout the Eibachs, I have a friend that can hook me up (he's the one that tinted my windows, etc...) I get stuff for cost from him, but haven't had time to read up on them. I like that feel of everything on the road, I'm alreayd gettin that a bit with these new tires a bit.
 

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By feel everything I meant that any rock on the road is going to make the car go "bump" I can seriously feel all of the cracks (and there are thousands of them on my cities street nowadays) that I drive over, but if oyu don't mind your car bucking like a wild Bronco over bumps, then go for it. The eibach springs are good, Ground Control uses Eibachs as standard equipment when you buy their coilovers. but if you can get just the springs ata good price then go for it, Coilovers are kinda overkill unless you want to be able to raise and lower the car on command, or unless you race it and know stuff about tuning the suspension at each corner.
 

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Let me start with Exhaust,

The sound of your exhaust is decided by many factors, everything from compression to how each primary on your headers meet up and form the exhaust pulses that come out of the tail pipes. To get a good low sounding exhaust your gonna need something that is baffled, a strait through muffler (Like most on hondas) will only give you a raspy lawn mower sound. I would recomend a custom exhaust, do a header, then high flow cat, eliminate the resinator and run it to a flow master or mac flowpath muffler. Make sure that you don't go up on side of the exhaust much(if at all), you could keep the exhaust size stock or 1/4 inch larger in diameter, but no more. Also run a nice simple tail pipe off the muffler that will brodcast the tone nicley.

Stereo, well I am opening a performance and car audio shop so IM me some time on my aim name(same as my name here) and we can talk.

Suspension - No doubt go with a coil over set up and don't skimp on getting good bushings.
 

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Stereo wise, i love kenwood excellon and equilvalent speakers. As for head units i recommend panasonic. pioneer, or kenwood.

Sub wise.... JL or cerwin vega.
MTX and rockford were sold to Crutchfield and are now mass produced so they lost alot of their known qualities so i'd never recommend them anymore.

amps...........kenwood excelon series only, old school rockford(4 years old or more), PPI, orion.

dynomax................thats all i have to say

KYB gr2 struts w/ ground control coils or eibach pro kit. Personal preference as to the look and feel of the ride.
 

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dynomax................thats all i have to say
I assume you mean for the exhaust?? I haven't actually heard one on a scort before. I've only heard Magnaflow and Flowmaster.

I agree with the choice of head units, but I prefer Alpine or Infinity speakers, and pretty much any sub except for Sony XPlods are good enough for your daily enthusiast. If you are a true audiophile then I guess you have the right to be more picky, but unless you plan on entering into Decibel Drags or such events then I think anything will do for your listening pleasure. I run A Kenwood KFC Sub, it hits great and only cost me $120 (although that was on a "buy one get one free" deal at Crutchfield)

I already stated that the amp will require a wiring kit, but never mentioned my preference... I use a Kenwood amp, it works great! Three years of heavy use and I haven't had a single problem with it yet. although I know people who use Alpine amps and I bought a Profile "California" series amp for my ex-girlfriend Stephanie, and that one works great to the day to my knowledge (haven't riden in her car for a long time so I don't know but I haven't heard any complaints) It really comes down to power supply needs and budget as with all projects, how bad do you want it to be and how much are you willing to spend?

I out together the system on a budget of 700 dollars and installed it all myself, and I still use that system to this very day, although I did buy the new sub, even though I didn't need it. I used the free one to give to Stephanie, she wanted one but couldn't afford it, and I gave it to her as a present.
 
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