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Old 05-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bleh We showin' They goin' - G.I. Cho's Gangsta Grey Mustache Ride

Well.. since my thread got moved to the build thread section, i decided to put together a build thread.. nothing special.. but here it goes.. As she sits today..










Mod List:

Engine/Performance Modifications
Skunk2 3.5" Polymer CAI
USDM Mugen Quick Shifter
Hybrid Racing Shifter Cable Bushings
Hybrid Racing Shifter Base Bushings
Invidia Q300
SSR 4-2-1 Race Header
P2R Throttle Body Spacer with 2 Gaskets
Hasport Rear Mount 70A
3M Injected Dogbone mount
Hondata FlashPro
Tuned by VitViper
Meyle Platinum brake rotors
Stoptech street pads
NGK Iridium 7 Spark Plugs
Spoon Monoblock Calipers

Wheel/Suspension Upgrades
Koni STR.T Front Struts
Koni Sport Rear Shocks
Neuspeed Sport Springs
Godspeed Camber Arms
Ingalls Front Camber Bolts
Progress Rear Sway Bar
Beaks Candy Red Rear Lower Tie Bar

Summer Wheels: ADVAN RG-D 17 x 8.5 + 33
Summer Tires: Falken Azenis 453

Winter Wheels: Enkei Stock Evo8 17 x 8 +38
Powdercoated True White
Winter Tires: Continental ExtremeContact DWS 225/45

Exterior Modifications
20% Tint all around
OEM Window Visors
09 Front Conversion
09 HFP Front Lip
09 OEM Fogs
Nokya Yellow Fogs
Nokya Yellow DRLs
Front and Rear JDM Badges
EGR Rear Roof Visor
RX330 Retrofitted Headlights w/color mod and E46 shrouds
Gloss Black Roof Vinyl
Mugen Rep Side Skirts
USDM OEM Mugen Rear Diffuser
USDM OEM Mugen Wing
43 LED Rain Light
iJDMtoy Projector Reverse Lights
VIS Carbon Fiber Civic RR Hood Color Matched GGM
"DOHCK20Z3" Side Decals (removed iVtec decals)
Digital Camo Hydro dipped Valve cover, fuse box cover and ecu cover. All with Mercedes Silver Base Coat.

Interior Modifications
CTR Shift Boot
Blox "Limited Series" 490 Spherical shift knob Neochrome
Interior LED Map/Dome Lights
CorSport red "H"
Strut King Dead Pedal
Broadway Mirror
OEM All Weather Mats

I.C.E
2 10" Alpine Type E
Rockford Fosgate 1000w Amp

This has been a very slow and painful build. I don't have a ton of extra monies to build my car. I'm trying to save up for boost but other deals seem to pop up for me.

Brought her home February 2010..





4-8-10 First mod was i bought a Fujita Short Ram intake. didnt take any pics of it though.. no big deal.. its just an intake

8-7-10 Tinted my windows and installed OEM window visors. Got tired of driving around in a fishbowl..



1-17-11 Bought and installed my Vibrant Header and Invidia Q300 from 8th Member Bulliedog



2-20-11 Installed Mugen Grill, OEM Fogs, JDM badges and an HFP Front lip. HIDs came with the car.. one less thing i had to buy..



4-2-11 Wife bought me my Eibach Prokit springs for xmas. but didnt get a chance to install until the spring. Love the ride.



4-9-11 An old boss of mine was getting rid of a set of OEM Acura TL-S wheels, so i picked them up from him.





One day i was talking to my wife about my car. She asked me if i liked how it looked. I said yes and that i was happy with the car. A few days later, a lady pulled out of a parking lot without stopping and i T-Boned her car. she was named at fault. 3 points on her license and a $175 fine. BUT SHE GOT TO DRIVE AWAY!! i was so bummed watching my car drive away on a flatbed.



While the car was in the shop, i was on the fence on getting a JDM front or an 09 Front.. i didnt have the money to do a JDM conversion even with the money the insurance company gave me for repairs. so i went with the 09 front. Best part was, they gave me $400 cash because i had the Mugen grill.



10-25-11 Wife bought me a Hasport Rear Mount 70a, a Strut Kind Dead Pedal, and a Corsport Steering wheel badge.



11-17-11 Bought a discountinued EGR rear window visor


3-24-12 Bought my first set of aftermarket wheels. Picked them up from Big_bruiser_90









added my roof rack and color matched my mud guards..





decided to ditch the roof rack.. Added retros! oh and a mustache..



7-12-12 Picked up a set of EVO 8 Wheels



7-28-12 installed my roof vinyl that i picked up from BlueBatMobile




8-18-12 Installed Skunk2 3.5" Polymer Cold Air Intake

SAVED

9-7-12 Installed my Mugen Rep sideskirts.. waiting on getting my mugen rear lip fixed.





9-19-12 had the Evo8 wheels powdercoated white



10-3-12 new pics with the White EVO8s















10-27-12 Swapped exhausts with SiDanny.. My Invidia Q300 for his Full Race exhaust



11-10-12 Just installed my Beaks Bar!! i know its not functional.. i just wanted a little eye candy for the rear lol..



11-21-12 After getting my RPFs and selling them I thought about which wheels i wanted to get as my last set essentially. I have always always liked the look of BBS LMs. Thanks to SiDanny, he helped me gett my BBS LMs. Not going to mount until i get these bad boys powdercoated..



12-9-12 Got myself a SSR header to replace the Vibrant



12-27-12

Needed new brakes at 75k so i did rotors and pads.. Stoptech pads and MEYLE Platinum OEM replacement



Installed:





1-12-13

VIS Civic RR Carbon Fiber hood painted GGM..





1-26-13

just a couple small things..

Smiley for my drivers side mirror and some new side decals to replace my iVtec decals..








2-1-13 I finally started taking apart my LMs.. gonna get them coated a custom red.



Removing all the bolts took me about an hour total.. which isnt bad.. Now taking all the Loctite off each bolt took me about 3 hours total..



Pictures of my LMs after powdercoat











pics of the centers in the sun













3-22-13 My shocks started to go out so i decided it was time for an upgrade

Koni Orange front struts
Koni Yellow rear shocks
Neuspeed Sport springs
Godspeed Camber arms





Installed:

Fronts



Rears



Drop



Well.. i finally got around to installing my SSR header.. here are a couple of 2nd gear pulls.. once i get my o2 sensor replaced, i will get my car retuned for this header.. so far i love it!!



3-30-13 Dyno day at IMW in Carlisle, PA i put down 222.6 whp and 161.47 tq





4-20-13 After a long enough wait, I finally came around to mounting my BBS LMs.









5-31-13 Swapped my FR back to the q300.

6-1-13 Installed a my hydrodipped valve cover.



6-6-13 Installed my USDM Mugen rear lip! I was pretty excited to find a rear lip and wing already painted in GGM. Waiting to get the wing.





6-28-13 Installed my USDM Mugen wing.. almost decided to go wingless.. almost









7-12-13 Decided to attempt to wire a Rain light.. it was a success..





7-29-13 After a long wait with getting the LMs, i told myself i wasnt going to ever let the wheels go.. but.. that all changed after the Mugen wing was put on.. the look just wasnt right.. so i went out and found a set of Advan RG-Ds.. 17 x8.5 + 33.. Best looking wheels yet..













8-25-13 I entered my car into a Car Show at Maryland International Raceway and got a trophy for top 25 best in show!! im still pretty stoked!!



9-6-13 Got tired of the neochrome knob.. so i went with gold to match the RG-Ds..



also. same day i got my Spoon Monoblock Calipers and installed them





9-9-13 Installed my Pioneer Headunit



11-3-13 After about 2 months of waiting from paint, i finally got my fender flares painted and installed.





3-10-14 so after 4 years.. the ChoMobile is FINALLY boosted..








first start up..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e8ec6y9tC4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLiogFBviSk

made 297 hp/ 195 tq on a mustang dyno
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yeah i need the Big Red's touch on her..
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Might be the perfect little touch to cure that mod bug bite for a little while
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the only thing that sucks for me is that its over a 3 and a half hour drive for me to get out there..
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you are probably right about the mod bug though..
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hahah thanks bro.. i get mad compliments on it.. more compliments on the sticker than the whole car haha
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me loves the meaty star specs..
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What rear roof visor are you running? It doesn't seem to flare up as much as the wale tails do.

I really like the way it looks! Nice GGM too, I just picked up my 08 FA5 in GGM a few weeks ago!
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What rear roof visor are you running? It doesn't seem to flare up as much as the wale tails do.

I really like the way it looks! Nice GGM too, I just picked up my 08 FA5 in GGM a few weeks ago!

Its an EGR whaletail.. been discontinued for a while.. i was lucky to find one when i did..

Have fun with your ggm!

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