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Figure Since no one has done it in my area I would...

Any one in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or close by,
Come into this thread! WELCOME!

Lets see how many 9th gen owners we have around!
Possible meet in the near future! (once everyone gets their civics)

Also help with mods if you guys are close by you can help each other.. I'm down to help out!

General questions, tech questions, Chat! Anything Goes..Introduce yourself and post a Pic of your Ride!

 

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Name:Moses
Location: MA ( MiddleSex County)
Car: 2012 Civic LX TW 4DR
Current MODs: 35 % Tints all around, non-Custom Seat Covers
Future MODs: For next week: [Exterior] 18" 8th gen HFP wheels, Low pros 215/35/18, HIDs, Si Grill Base [window visors maybe sept]
[Interior] Double din Tv, Subs, Amps, Speakers







 

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Beat me to it.

Name: Chris
Location: Manchester, NH
Car: 2012 PMM 5-speed Civic
Current MODs: Full interior LEDs, license plate LED, tinted license plate cover, all-weather floor mats, trunk tray, and splash guards
Future MODs: Door visors, retro fit headlights, HIDs, HFP wheels, SI grille, and a cold air intake
 

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Beat me to it.

Name: Chris
Location: Manchester, NH
Car: 2012 PMM 5-speed Civic
Current MODs: Full interior LEDs, license plate LED, tinted license plate cover, all-weather floor mats, trunk tray, and splash guards
Future MODs: Door visors, retro fit headlights, HIDs, HFP wheels, SI grille, and acold air intake
Nice to meet you chriss..I kept searching for it but could never find it... i saw a spotted thread but that was it...

btw Nice mods man..
Do you have the oem leds on the inside or did you go after market?
I heard the oem one were not too bright.. does it make a big diff on interior?
I want the floor matss though.. how are they?? do the black mats contrast with your interior.. i have the grey stone interior and i know the mats only come in black or beige so let me know..
post some picss!

Ill be installing the SI grill monday or tuesday so ill make sure to hook it up with pics and all the details on the install..hopefully well get more people in here soon!
 

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Nice to meet you chriss..I kept searching for it but could never find it... i saw a spotted thread but that was it...

btw Nice mods man..
Do you have the oem leds on the inside or did you go after market?
I heard the oem one were not too bright.. does it make a big diff on interior?
I want the floor matss though.. how are they?? do the black mats contrast with your interior.. i have the grey stone interior and i know the mats only come in black or beige so let me know..
post some picss!

Ill be installing the SI grill monday or tuesday so ill make sure to hook it up with pics and all the details on the install..hopefully well get more people in here soon!
Nice to mee you too.

I went with the aftermarket LEDs from College Hills Honda. I think it makes a big difference, it's so much brighter. The mats are great, they fit perfect. The black looks good against the grey interior. I post some pictures as soon as I clean the car inside and out either tomorrow or Monday (depending on the weather).

I'd love to see some pictures of the SI grille.

Another MOD I'd like to do is LED daytime running lights. But, I'm planning on doing that after a retro fit and some bright lo-beam HIDs because I'd be losing my hi-beams.
 

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Nice to mee you too.

I went with the aftermarket LEDs from College Hills Honda. I think it makes a big difference, it's so much brighter. The mats are great, they fit perfect. The black looks good against the grey interior. I post some pictures as soon as I clean the car inside and out either tomorrow or Monday (depending on the weather).

I'd love to see some pictures of the SI grille.

Another MOD I'd like to do is LED daytime running lights. But, I'm planning on doing that after a retro fit and some bright lo-beam HIDs because I'd be losing my hi-beams.



Yeah.. ill def be doing a DIY.. and ill post the pics here too.. ive noticed alot of people are itching to do their retrofits... another member had an interesting idea of taking retrofits from the 2012 jdm civics.. heres the link
http://www.9thgencivic.com/forum/appearance-body-modifications/1606-correct-me-if-im-wrong.html
Also im sure the LED on the highbeam will be another task just like on the 8thgen.. hopefully theres an easy way to do it without making the computer go bananas...and turning on like 80 dash lights.. cant wait to see how the black mats look against the grey interior... i will make my decision on how ur pics look
 

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Yeah.. ill def be doing a DIY.. and ill post the pics here too.. ive noticed alot of people are itching to do their retrofits... another member had an interesting idea of taking retrofits from the 2012 jdm civics.. heres the link
http://www.9thgencivic.com/forum/appearance-body-modifications/1606-correct-me-if-im-wrong.html
Also im sure the LED on the highbeam will be another task just like on the 8thgen.. hopefully theres an easy way to do it without making the computer go bananas...and turning on like 80 dash lights.. cant wait to see how the black mats look against the grey interior... i will make my decision on how ur pics look
Awesome! I wish out 9th generations already came with retro fits. Those lucky owners of the Asian model don't have anything to worry about! All we can do is wait though.

Im sure there will be something available in the future to eliminate the possibility of the compter going crazy. Right now, we're in the "trial and error" period.
 

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Man link em this threadd i want to get more people so we can have a possiblee meet in the near future before its like -40 degreess out LOL...you know this winter prob gonna be worse than last!! by the way im installing the radio and the grill tommrow.. so ill let u know how that goes... also vinyl wrapping the roof prob friday.... I did my rear speakers today too... wasnt too badd
 

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Man link em this threadd i want to get more people so we can have a possiblee meet in the near future before its like -40 degreess out LOL...you know this winter prob gonna be worse than last!! by the way im installing the radio and the grill tommrow.. so ill let u know how that goes... also vinyl wrapping the roof prob friday.... I did my rear speakers today too... wasnt too badd
I will. I'd love to set up a meet before the dreaded northeast winter arrives; they're bad no matter what lol.

Definitely keep me posted on that grille installation. I finally installed my splash guards before work today, they look great! They definitely make the car look different IMO. I even washed and waxed the car, and guess what...it's now raining here in Manchester :rantsmiley: Why can't we ever get a break?
 

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Hey whats up guys! I have the iphone app and saw this get started...just swamped at work, i have been MIA for about 2 weeks on the forum...ill be back around once things slow down...

Name: Mike
Location: Boston, MA / Nashua, NH
Car: '12 PMM EX Sedan - Auto
Current Mods: None - some factory stuff like rubber mats, trunk mat, cargo hooks
Future Mods: Minimal - would love to do a bi-xenon retro, custom fogs(like concept fogs). I am planning on OEM fogs in near future. I am also working on body-color mud guards right now, waiting for them to get good and dry so i can do a good polish/wax...was told to wait about 30 days...

Ill be around more a little later, always up for chat/bouncing ideas. never was a car guy - meets and stuff, i don't know, i'm old for my age :) but we'll see.
 

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I finally installed my splash guards before work today, they look great! They definitely make the car look different IMO.
Heres a quick preview of mine painted PMM. I am all for the splash guards especially up here with sand year round and salt/sand in winters. no thanks i dont want it all up the sides of my car...

Still needs to be polished/waxed and installed. Was told to wait 30 days before waxing, so they are just sitting in my room on a shelf. My first time w/ auto paint, and its not perfect, but it will look fine driving by, i think you will only notice if you inspect up close. Got the idea from my Nissan that has body colored splash guards. I hate how HONDA just goes black on all their models, i mean we pay enough! They fade after a couple years and look lousy IMO....
 

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The PMM splash guards look great! Keep up the good work Mike.

I thought of painting my splash guards PMM to match, but I like them black. I'm going for a PMM/black theme and the black splash guards contrast well. As much as I like the HFP wheels, I think I'm going to cross them off my list. I'm leaning more toward black wheels, preferably Enkeis. I'm going to hold off until after winter to upgrade my wheels though.
 

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Hey Mike welcome to the thread... nice to see at least one more person from the new england area... btw the splash guards body color was a great idea..definately would look better than just black..i personally opted out of the splashguards....

also i finished installing my radio.... heres the write up on it ...ill upload pics tommorow if i can finally get my rims on there!

alright guys the deed is done!!!! awsome news!! it does work!!!
I was able to mount the stock brackets from the stock Navigation unit which i ordered offline onto the pioneer avh 2300....then screw that into the center panel that comes on the civics with navigation ...which i also ordered online...and then everything lines up and clips in and i am able to use the original screws to screw it in from the bottom of the radio... difficulty 1-10 ... about 2-3... i have pics but im at work right noww.....but if you guys want to do it ...go for it...

as for the I-mid...no errors.. but the radio slide is no longer present...
the stock usb input works for the imid but does not hook up to the radio anymore...

the avh2300 has auxilary input and usb so thats no issue for me...

as for any gaps... no gaps.. looks flush stock.. You do need to have the decorative panel for your new radio though.....

pretty much behind the stock radio, there are 3 harnesses.. the big main one.. which are pictured (has all the speaker wires on it) and then two others... those two others are now just hanging out back there... so im sure if you find some kind of adapter for those you might be able to hook them up and have the imid function perhaps...



any specfiic questions let me know...I also installed the rear deck speakers....if you want help with those let me know...its just such a pain to take pics while your concentrated on doing something... but pm and i can walk you through it difficulty from 1-10 on rear speakers ... id say 4-5...just becaue you have to remove a few things but its doable and should take you no more than 30 minutes... Ill did DIY but no pics yet..
 

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i would appreciate the heads up / update / pics in the local thread before jumping to your DIY thread...you know, share it with the locals first :)
 

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heres an update on my car guys... i thought i posted this but i guest not...







- I had no issues with the tpms for the rims.. they are indeed the same as the 08-11 installed right on to 07 HFP wheels no problemo.. no tpms lights came on..these are 8th gen 2007 18 inch HFP wheels.

- HIDs- 4300k pure white ( no blue tint)
http://www.9thgencivic.com/forum/how-tos-diy-section/1644-diy-hid-install-lx-4dr.html

- Tints 35 % all around

- Radio (finally installed) avic 2300 doubledin on the lx
http://www.9thgencivic.com/forum/how-tos-diy-section/1600-diy-stereo-install-w-pics.html

- How to run your own wires into the car and trunk for amps
http://www.9thgencivic.com/forum/how-tos-diy-section/1699-diy-amp-wiring-alternative-going-through-firewall-w-pics.html

-Front Si grill swap(i have not done it yet but el tomcat has he posted a pic in this thread) my grill still in the living room been raining last few days
http://www.9thgencivic.com/forum/appearance-body-modifications/1526-front-si-grill-lx-suggestions-help.html

Roof Vinyl diy- Coming next week
Grill swap diy- coming next week
 

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Looks Great Moses! Really like how everything looks so far. The HFP wheels look great against the TW.
One question, maybe i missed it - but where did you get your tints done? I had my last car done at Tint King in Billerica with no issues, but one member here had a problem so just thinking of where to go.
 

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Well i had mine tinted at Eastern Tint CO. in charlestown, MA just becuase they offered a better price than tint king and also did a lifetime warranty... the guys did an awsome job no air bubbless not even on the first day or first week.. nadaaa... very happy with their work..i think our civics get charged a little extra because of the little windows in the front.. but my only two options were either Eastern Tint CO or TINT KING...other tinting places are all shady

ps doesnt look light at all for being 35% all arouund.. I was going to do the back rear window 20 % to reduce the overall amount of light inside the car making the regular 35 % look even darker .. but then i was like forget it I dont want the cops hasseling meee

Finally able to upload my pics in good quality



 

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:( Seems like were not going to get many more people in heree :(
Anyways Mike did you throw the splashguards on?? Post some pics...
Here is my latest:
added the Si grill... and vinyled my roof!
if you guys want to know how to swap the grill i can guide you step by step...



 
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