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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Hi all, I figured it would be easier to create an ongoing picture thread to document my mods.

So far the only mods that have gone on the car are:
  • 5K HID headlights/fogs
  • Readout tails
  • LED bulbs throughout the car
  • F1 style 3rd break light module
  • BC Racing coilovers (8K F&R springs)
  • PJDM Carbon Fiber gurney flap
  • Nokya hyper yellow DRL/high beam bulbs
  • Clear corner headlights
  • LED Amber/White flashback headlight turn signal bulbs
  • 17x8.5+40 Volk TE37SL in gloss black
  • 215/45/17
I'm also planning to buy some more password JDM goodies in the future, including:
  • Carbon fiber side/front splitters
  • Maybe a rear CF diffuser
Some pictures for now:




Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 6.55.52 PM by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr


Civic by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr


Civic by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr

Before reouts:

Tail light mod by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr

After redouts:

Tail light mod by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr
 

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man the redout taillights look a lot better on the coupe than they do the sedan....I've seen pictures of the redout on the sedan and it just doesn't look great to me but on the coupe it looks like that's how they should have been from the start! Great looking ride man
 

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UPDATE:
Some kind of liquid spilled over most of the car, so getting it repainted.
Also fixing my rear fenders, and hopefully getting skinnier tires soon to go lower and match my photoshop render on my first post.

car looks great man!

What do you mean by overrolled? Does it bend outward?
Yep, I pulled it too hard and it flared out too much for what I needed. I would actually recommend having a shop shave it down instead - the civic's rear fenders are pretty tricky to roll flat.

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My Civic Si by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr


My Civic Si by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr


My Civic Si by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr


My Civic Si by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr


My Civic Si by Sebastian Marin, on Flickr
 

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how was the process for that? Did you just open it up and screw off the corners? Looking to do this as well
 

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how was the process for that? Did you just open it up and screw off the corners? Looking to do this as well
It's very simple but you have to be cautious. I take zero responsibility if you mess up.

1) Take headlight off the car.
2) Take all the bulbs out as well as the rubber seals for the low/high beams. Remove the large bottom bracket (if you removed it from the car as well).
3) Remove the 4 screws around the edge of the rear of the headlight and 1 screw on the back plate by near the high beam.
4) Preheat kitchen oven to 230 degrees in bake setting - NOT broil.
5) Placing wood planks on the oven (so that plastic doesn't touch metal) place the headlight in the oven and let it bake for 12 minutes.

***Very important that no parts of the headlight touch any metal oven pieces or they will be damaged. I would avoid placing the headlight upside down also as more head would directly hit the front lens.

6) Take the headlight out and rest it on a table with a towel so it keeps it from sliding around.
7) Wearing mechanic gloves and a wide flat screw driver begin opening the headlight apart by easily working your way through the edge (between the transparent front and black rear pieces. Take it nice and easy, you don't want to break any tabs.
***You will see little tabs throughout the edge of the light, DONT'T break them, simply pull them back a little so they release the front.
***IMPORTANT not to let any melted sealant go inside the headlight as it'll get stuck on and won't be easy to remove.
***As you're taking the front and rear apart from each other, conserve the sealant that is being stretched out. You can simply stick it back to the edges where it was stretched from - you will reuse this sealant.

8) Once you have it open, the orange corner will be attached on the clear front of the headlight. You need to take 4 screws out and the reflector and amber corner will pop out.
9) Put the aluminum reflector back in on the front of the headlight with 2 screws.
10) Using a heat gun or your oven again (see step 4 + 5 for only 5 minutes this time) - reheat the sealant around both the rear and front covers of the headlight. You want it to be sticky so it seals properly.
11) Re-assemble the front and back together, make sure all the tabs snap back in, then put the 5 screws back in the headlight.
DONE.

Those wheels are perfect bro!
Thanks!
 

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Update: Repainted most of the car, cleared headlights, lowered ride height to almost max out my BC coils, and switched out tires to 215/40/17 to set the alignment within factory spec (for better daily). I might need 10mm spacers :wigglesmiley:

Hoping to shoot some good shots Sunday after a full waxing, but for now another parking lot iPhone picture.


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