Black 2012 Si Sedan

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Safe Gabe, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Safe Gabe

    Safe Gabe Well-Known Member

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    Vehicle Model:
    Civic Si
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    So this is my first new car ever. I've never owned a car brand new, so I'm actually going to wait a bit before I take it autocrossing or to the track. I've sold my old track car and my Miata as well, so this is now my only car. I'm having fun so far, so we'll see how the car fairs when its ready to be put through its paces.

    2012:
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    Current (updated April 2017):
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    Mods

    Exterior:

    Clear Bra

    Engine:
    Invidia Q300 Catback
    HPS silicone intake tube

    Interior:
    FD2 CTR shift knob

    Suspension:
    Godspeed MonoRS coilvers
    Ingalls front camber bolts
    SPC Rear Camber Arms
    19mm Eibach Rear Sway Bar
    Front: -3.0* camber, 0 toe.
    Rear: -2.5* camber, 0 toe

    Brakes:
    Hawk street/race pads front
    Hawk HPS rears
    Centric Blank front rotors
    Centric blank rear rotors
    Goodridge stainless steel brake lines
    Motul RBF600 fluid

    Wheels/tires:
    17x9 +22et Front, 17x9 +35et Rear Enkei RPF1
    255/40/17 Front, 225/45/17 Rear Zestino 07r 220 treadware

    Personal Bests:
    Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca:
    01:53.74 on Advan Neova AD08R (staggered)
    Thunderhill West (2.0mi): 01:33.71 on Zestino 07r (staggered)
    Thunderhill East: 02:20.09 on Advan Neova AD08R (square setup)
    Sears Point/Sonoma Raceway: 02:01.18 on Advan Neova AD08R (staggered)
    Buttonwillow 13CW: 2:10:841 on Zestino 07r (staggered) Global Time Attack 2017, Round 2, Third Place Enthusiast FWD
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2017
  2. webby
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    how many miles do you have on it currently? Plans for it?
     
  3. KennyGS

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    Nice! :eyebrows:
     
  4. Safe Gabe

    Safe Gabe Well-Known Member

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    Body Style:
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    drove it home with 16 miles on it on saturday...I'm at 250miles now.

    i plan on keeping it simple -- suspension, wheels and tires. it'll serve as a daily driver while still being fun to drive, or the occasional auto-x/track day. still doing more searching on coils and wheel/tire setups
     
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  5. TheKhmerboy92

    TheKhmerboy92 Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Connecticut
    Vehicle Model:
    Honda Civic SI
    Body Style:
    Sedan
    Congratulation on your brand new car.
     
  6. bozo88

    bozo88 Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    San Bernardino, CA
    Vehicle Model:
    Civic
    Body Style:
    Coupe
    Congrats n welcone
     
  7. JaydiemTRAN

    JaydiemTRAN CEO of TERM416 / BMW AST / FX Trader

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    Looks good Gabe! Heck you got a huge garage!
     
  8. Safe Gabe

    Safe Gabe Well-Known Member

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    hahah thanks...it's my parents' place. we used to be able to fit 3 in there, but i've got a motor and other misc parts sitting in the far end. i should probably clean that up before they start making me pay rent for my room AND the garage
     
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  9. Safe Gabe

    Safe Gabe Well-Known Member

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    since this was my first new car, i decided i was going to take a little better care of it than my previous cars. a clear bra would probably be necessary considering what i plan on doing with the car.

    i spent many years under the hoods of 80's volkswagens. my friend owns a clear bra and tint shop and is about to start doing a swap in his GTI, so in exchange for a clear bra on my car, i'd do the swap and hep him wire it up. i don't have a fancy pants camera anymore, so bare with me with the iphone pictures

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    my friend's GTI
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    and in exchange for a clear bra...labeling wiring for a 16V swap!
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    Can't wait til the car is broken in...hopefully I'll start doing some real work to the car by then :beer:
     
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  10. thevietkid33

    thevietkid33 Well-Known Member

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    nice, we have the same car, what wheels do you plan on putting on this beast?
     
  11. webby
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    how much of your car did you wrap in clear bra?
     
  12. Safe Gabe

    Safe Gabe Well-Known Member

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    not too sure yet, been looking around more and more to get an idea of what will fit the car.

    front bumper, lower lip, 1/2 the hood, 1/4 of the fenders, and the mirrors. with black, you can sorta see the lines a little more, especially if you're looking really hard. kinda sucks cause its the color that needs it the most.
     
  13. Safe Gabe

    Safe Gabe Well-Known Member

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    just bought this setup...i couldn't pass them up, especially with R1R's!
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    also, i haven't found anything definitive about TPMS and traction control...do you really lose the ability to turn off VSA if you do not have TPMS sensors in your wheels? there's tons of stuff via 8thgen, but a lot of conflicting reports. i figure i could mount this setup up and find out on my own, but i don't have any aftermarket lugs that will fit this setup at the moment.
     
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  14. JOhn

    JOhn Well-Known Member

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    sedan
    yes you do lose it...sucks
     
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    ^that
     
  16. Safe Gabe

    Safe Gabe Well-Known Member

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    That's a bummer. I guess I'll just do it right and get TPMS in this set and get them calibrated
     
  17. bicho6

    bicho6 Active Member

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    Where did you get the clear bra, and was it pre cut?
     
  18. hey_mikey

    hey_mikey Well-Known Member

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    if you don't plan on using your stock wheels again, you can just have the shop swap those sensors into the new wheels. they don't need to be calibrated or anything for the new wheels, as long as the new setup runs the same about the same psi. from my experience, i believe the range is around 25-40psi. anything above or below that and you'll get warnings about tire pressure.
     
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  19. Ron Flood

    Ron Flood Well-Known Member

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    TPMS ...... yet another reason to be in Canada .... what a pain in the butt ..... :( loving how wide those tires are. what is the size if you don't mind me asking?
     
  20. JaydiemTRAN

    JaydiemTRAN CEO of TERM416 / BMW AST / FX Trader

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    What's TPMS? :giggle:
     

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