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Alpine Honda #284421 Sep 25, 12:44pm Sep 25, 12:44pm
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I stopped into the local car audio joint to see the Honda Civic SIR they had on display from Alpine. Its a little far out for me, but its kinda cool. Its a single seater. They claim they have $350,000 (BS) in labour & material into it.

http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html/adc/adc_fp4.html?par=p1c4

http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html/adc/adc_install4.html?par=p1c4

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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #284422 Sep 25, 12:48pm Sep 25, 12:48pm
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DAME eek eek eek eek eek eek eek


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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: eddie_725] #284423 Sep 25, 2:28pm Sep 25, 2:28pm
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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: DiabloGTS] #284424 Sep 25, 2:41pm Sep 25, 2:41pm
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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: cycocelica] #284425 Sep 25, 5:46pm Sep 25, 5:46pm
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if labor is involved in the price, then yeah it's believeable. little too extreme for me.


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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: combatc87] #284426 Sep 25, 6:31pm Sep 25, 6:31pm
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350,000 is easy to get, if the labor is like 200 bucks an hour for work on that car, LOL

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: CelicaRacer05] #284427 Sep 25, 7:42pm Sep 25, 7:42pm
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they moved the steering column and linkage to the center. it is a purpose-built car, but it is fully functional. they fabricated custom linkages for the steering, shifting, and pedals. not to mention all the monitors, fiber-glass interiors...& other stuff...

i dont know how much these all cost, but it seems a lot.

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: booyaolian] #284428 Sep 25, 7:50pm Sep 25, 7:50pm
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i wouldn't drive it..it look too extreme..


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i want to race it.

Re: Alpine Honda #284430 Sep 25, 10:09pm Sep 25, 10:09pm
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they used to use the RSX~ but now they changed it to SiR~ thumbsup

oh and the price... idk, the paintjob isnt easy.


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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Elec-FuYu] #284431 Sep 25, 10:33pm Sep 25, 10:33pm
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Thats not a car its a god damn spaceship rice


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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: JBing] #284432 Sep 26, 4:31am Sep 26, 4:31am
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Just goes to show...

350.000 is how much you need to make people take notice of your honda shitvic.

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: celicat23] #284433 Sep 26, 5:18am Sep 26, 5:18am
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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: jonnyess] #284434 Sep 26, 3:25pm Sep 26, 3:25pm
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It looks like a blue terd. And the interior makes me want to gag. What a waste of money when there are starving children in the world.

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: jonnyess] #284435 Sep 26, 4:22pm Sep 26, 4:22pm
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i want to key it
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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: RetroJ84] #284436 Sep 26, 4:25pm Sep 26, 4:25pm
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personally, i don't like it.

but you have to admit they hatched a good idea and ran with it. its nice--for a demo car.

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: JBing] #284437 Sep 26, 4:29pm Sep 26, 4:29pm
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Originally Posted by JBing
Thats not a car its a god damn spaceship rice


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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Designer_GTS] #284438 Sep 26, 4:39pm Sep 26, 4:39pm
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Just switching the car over from left hand drive to center is an achievement:
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The awesome speaker & sub enclosures:
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The custom seat:
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The custom built dash to house the lcd screens:
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More stuff:
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Custom amp racks with a servo motor:
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Putting two head units in each door:
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I find it pretty easy to look past the color & graphics choices & see excellent workmanship & vision. thumbsup

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #284439 Sep 26, 4:44pm Sep 26, 4:44pm
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^^ it is excellent worksmanship & vision...and while the finished product does indeed look 'stunning' it is also 'tasteles' in my opinion.

it is also easier to do custom work like that when your not actually going to drive the car.

i wonder how well the center steering would hold up IF the car were to be driven hard...personally i doubt it's made to withstand much of anything, and that includes the dash.

that said, yes--excellent worksmaship & vision. thats it.

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #284440 Sep 26, 4:50pm Sep 26, 4:50pm
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You probably don't want to be flying around in rush hour traffic in a customized car like that. They are built to be trailer queens, which means they only drive from the trailer to the spot at the show & back on the trailer. Its an Alpine demo vehicle, used to promote their product & it travels from one audio shop to another.

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #284441 Sep 26, 4:54pm Sep 26, 4:54pm
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which was my point.

its easier to customize a vehicle that you aren't really going to drive because you don't need to worry about it 'holding up' over time...not that this was easy, just easier than what it would be.

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #284442 Sep 27, 11:18am Sep 27, 11:18am
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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: qbanprepster21] #284443 Sep 27, 7:36pm Sep 27, 7:36pm
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i like it

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so which planet did that car came from? grin I admire the uniqueness of the interioir but i think it's too much spineyes

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #284445 Oct 1, 8:39am Oct 1, 8:39am
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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
I stopped into the local car audio joint to see the Honda Civic SIR they had on display from Alpine. Its a little far out for me, but its kinda cool. Its a single seater. They claim they have $350,000 (BS) in labour & material into it.

http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html/adc/adc_fp4.html?par=p1c4

http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html/adc/adc_install4.html?par=p1c4

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Didn't they do the exact same thing to a cut top Mini Cooper? Or was that a different company. Looks almost the exact same inside. It was featured in Super Street couple months back.


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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Sancho] #284446 Oct 1, 4:54pm Oct 1, 4:54pm
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Time to get a california duster...Good God. Waste of money. I am sorry I SAID IT!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA thumbsup

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Rocketman] #284447 Oct 1, 5:37pm Oct 1, 5:37pm
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Yeah, I saw the same car at V8Less Nights here in Calgary. Made all the other project cars look lame, even the riced out Cavaliers rolleyes

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: mikalous] #284448 Oct 1, 8:34pm Oct 1, 8:34pm
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I seen that car in a magazine like year ago. I think in Super Street or something. It kinda looks like a space ship on the inside.


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I think it looks cool! but a lil too wild spineyes

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: RookieGTS] #284450 Oct 1, 9:20pm Oct 1, 9:20pm
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Think if they did something like that to a celica that shit would be cool.


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Instead of all that glossy blue, could do a nice textured carbon fiber. thumbsup

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #284452 Oct 2, 10:23am Oct 2, 10:23am
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Some shots of the Alpine Mini Cooper. It was in Car Audio and Electronics Magazine and Super Street Magazine. thumbsup

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Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Sancho] #284453 Oct 2, 10:53am Oct 2, 10:53am
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I love how the seat slides out the back on the mini cooper

Re: Alpine Honda [Re: Sancho] #284454 Oct 2, 10:54am Oct 2, 10:54am
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i found out that there are really a lot of honda haters here... lol!

and mini cooper is goin to have a convertible model soon~! weee!!


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You do realize that they didn't actually spend $350K on it, right? That would be how much it would cost the average person if they wanted to replicate it. I'm sure there was very little money involoved, other than the 2 builders salaries and the cost of the car.

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