Tak - The <3 of my 9th Gen Civic FB2

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Tak, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Tak
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    Vehicle Model:
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    Body Style:
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    My real name is Tak. I fell in love with my chick, "Honda Civic 2012 LX Taffeta White" two years ago and we were married at the Honda dealership of NYC as I was shopping for my daily commuter. Initially I was looking around Toyota Camry and Corolla. I've driven Toyota Corolla and Nissan Altima before but driving Honda Civic was new to me.

    Modifying my civic as a hobby is the first time in my career. I am not a fan for speed or racing. So R18 is more than enough for me. It is all show no go.

    I always post threads randomly and ask questions here. To be honest, I've learned a lot about modifying my civic here. I love the people here. So I want to start a build thread myself to keep track of my progress. I will play with my civic until it dies one day!

    Suspension & Wheel:
    -Drag DR-33 17 x 7.5 in white
    -Gorilla lug nuts in red
    -Anodized valve stem cap in red
    -Continental DSW 215/17/45
    -Power Stop Z23 brake Kit (includes ceramic brake pads and cross-drilled & slotted rotors)
    -New & painted drum brakes in black
    -Megan Racing M Spec front strut bar
    -Megan Racing rear lower tie bar
    -OEM 2013 rear sway bar
    -SPC rear control arms
    -HFP suspension with KSport washers for R18

    Under the hood:
    -Takeda TR-1020B short ram intake with dry filter
    -8th Gen Civic Si Axleback exhaust
    -Skunk2 Racing universal reservoir cover
    -Password:JDM oil cap V.2 in black
    -Password:JDM battery tie down in silver
    -i-VTEC emblem on OEM engine cover
    -AutoZone Duralast Gold battery

    Exterior:
    -Mugen style window visors
    -Pro Civic HIC rear window visor
    -Mugen style spoiler
    -BumpShox XL (front)
    -iJDMtoy.com license plate (rear)
    -OEM 2012 trunk spring kit
    -OEM 2012 EX/Si front bumper cover
    -OEM 2012 Si rear bumper cover
    -Front & rear Red JDM emblem
    -Modulo grille painted in black
    -Mugen style side skirts
    -OEM rear mud guard for 2012 Si rear bumper
    -Modulo front bumper lip
    -Pilot 2" convex blind spot mirrors
    -K2Motor JDM style yellow fog light kit
    -SickSpeed tow strap in red

    Stickers:
    -A pair of i-VTEC SOHC decals on both passengers' rear door
    -Grafixpression sticker
    -9thgencivic sticker
    -9thGen R18 Crew Sedan Sticker
    -R18 Crew w/Member #1006 sticker
    -9thcivic.com sticker
    -K&N sticker
    -Pro Civic sticker
    -SickSpeed sticker
    -Takeda sticker
    -Blinking brake light sticker
    -Econ sticker delete
    -IG@tak_civic_luv sticker on left passenger's window
    -Megan Racing sticker
    -Eat/Sleep/JDM on left passenger's small window
    -i-VTEC emblem on trunk lid
    -9gensoSiety front windshield banner

    Interior:
    -JS Racing Red JDM steering emblem
    -Broadway 270mm mirror
    -StrutKing sport pedals
    -CoverKing Neosupreme front row seat cover in black
    -Universal rear seat cover in black
    -Armrest console cover in black from Auto Console Cover
    -WeatherTech FloorLiner front row in black

    Lighting:
    -Sylvania Interior LED bulbs DE3175 (Dome & Map)
    -Headlights retrofit:
    1. entry mini H1 projector
    2. mini gatling gun shrouds
    3. matte black reflector bowls
    4. switchback led strips
    5. Opt7 FluxBeam LED H1 bulb low beam
    6. Phillips Crystal Vision Ultra 9005 high beam
    7. Phillips turn signal bulb
    -Nokia Hyper Yello H11 fog light 2500K Stage 1
    -Blink brake light kit from blinkingbrakelights dot com on third brake light 7440

    Misc.
    -Red JDM keyfob

    Future Modifications

    This year 2017:

    1. College Hills Honda Accord upgrade horn (already bought)
    2. JDM Integra DC5 amber side markers (already bought)
    3. Add temperature sensor on LX's imid (already bought; need wires to be made)
    4. Dash cam

    Next year - Optional:
    1. RV6 Catted down pipe
    2. SiriMoto Throttle Body Spacers and Gaskets or P2R Throttle Body Spacer
    3. eTuning by VitViper (flashpro + tuning)
    4. Rear drum to disc brake conversion
    5. Garmin GPS

    Spec is updated on 11/22/17
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2017 at 2:55 PM
  2. freggie

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    congrats and i'm glad you love your r18, there are a few who want more from the car and not appreciate what it is.
    :useless:
     
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  3. Tak
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    I agree LOL.
    I am uploading my pictures shortly LOL
     
  4. Tak
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    Stock form
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  5. Tak
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    pumpingas.jpg pumpingas2.jpg pumpinggas3.jpg pumpinggas4.jpg blackgrille.jpg dr33.jpg carwashing.jpg
     
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    rearredjdm.jpg mugengrille1.jpg mugengrille2.jpg handling1.jpg meganfrontstrut.jpg meganreartie.jpg
     
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  7. freggie

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    Nice! I really like the white and that was the color I was going to get but my dealership didnt have it.
    Okay now what are your future mods? sorry just nick picking now:turbospin:
     
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  8. Tak
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    Hi @freggie
    I got a minor car accident a couple of weeks ago. Some A hole who drove a van cut from behind then to my front and brake checked me. I ended up hitting this van. The damage was minor, but insurance repair cost $1800, which a new hood, new bumper, new bumper reinforcement, and new grille need to be installed.
    I just got back the car not too long ago and need a new grille soon as I gave the stock grille to body shop for time being. I am trying to get a hookup from a local 9th gen member who has a modulo grille for sale. I will DIY color match paint.

    Then I will install 8th Gen Si Axleback exhaust and CollegeHillsHonda Accord upgrade Horn.
    In the middle of the summer, if I got $, I will install Modulo front bumper lip and Mugen style side skirts either with friends or body shop.

    Perhaps next year, I will replace the mugen wing with 8th gen Type R style wing and add either OEM or spider fog lights
     
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  9. Tak
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    My chick is still beautiful after the surgeries twice in its life. I'll love ❤ her and modify her until she dies one day WP_20160610_005.jpg
    This is after she got repaired.
     
  10. Tak
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    I just met a local 9th Gen civic member Bryan who got me the Modulo grille in black unpainted today afternoon. I join the Modulo club now.

    Now I gotta decide whether I paint all matte black or taffeta white on the bottom and black on upper.
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    I say white but it's your ride
     
  12. Tak
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    After a few days of thinking, I like aggressive look more. So I go with all black.
    The weather is so nice this weekend. I just painted the grille, 3 coats of adhesive promoter, 3 coats of black and 3 coats of clear. After it dries, I'll put the Red JDM emblem.
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  13. Tak
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    Just installed the 8th Gen Si Axle back exhaust. The sound is nice and very deep tone. It's not a fart can at all. I like it. It's very sporty.

    The gasket was reused from 8th gen civic si provided by the seller and the stock spring bolts were reused.

    If you want some sound and do not want a fart can, the 8th Gen Civic Si Axleback is a great choice.
     
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    8th Gen Civic Si Axleback exhaust installed.
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    lowering springs/coils on the horizon?
     
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  16. Tak
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    Yes, I thought about it. But it may be a problem when i drop my car lowered while driving daily in NYC.

    The maximum drop I'm thinking about is 1". If I drop it, I may go with coilover, not spring. I wanna avoid headaches down the road.
     
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    @Pauly99to17 is on the eibach pro kit which is supposed to lower an inch


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  18. Twitch

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    I have the Eibach too. It was a touch over an inch I think. I travel to the city a few times a month for work and I haven't had that many issues. A few scrapes here and there but nothing crazy.
     
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    Cars looking good btw. Glad to hear your enjoying it
     
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  20. Tak
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    9th Gen meets 10th Gen
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