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Traded my 2006 ASM Civic Lx for my new 2008 TW Civic Si on July 7th 2008. Best choice I made by far.


Current Mods to date July 22nd 2012

Engine/Performance Modifications
-TWM Short Shifter
-TWM Cable Bushings (removed, no 2nd gear grind anymore :woot:)
-TWM Base Bushings
-AMSOIL Synthetic 5-W30
-AMSOIL Synthetic Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid
-Ingalls Torque Dampener "Stiffy"
-DIY JDM Dipstick
-Boomba Oil Cap (red) (SOLD)
-Boomba Battery Tie Down (red) (SOLD)
-PasswordJDM Carbon Fiber Power Chamber
-Custom Made Battery Re-locator
-X Intake (Removed)
-p2r Throttle Body Spacer & Gaskets
-Malibu Customz Carbon Fiber Radiator Cover
-YoSpeed Battery Tie Down
-PasswordJDM Carbon Fiber Spark Plug Cover
-PasswordJDM Carbon Fiber Intake Manifold Cover
-Gold Mugen Oil Cap (SOLD)
-Hondata FlashPro
-J35 Throttle Body & Gasket
-Custom Candy Teal Valve Cover
-T1R Polished Oil Cap
-Greddy Evo2

Wheel/Suspension and Brake Upgrades
-17" Fast Wheels Virus Rims (SOLD)
-215/45ZR17 BFG GForce T/A KDW2 (SOLD)
-HFP 18" Carbon-Bronze Rims (SOLD)
-215/40ZR18 BFG GForce T/A KDW2 (SOLD)
-Advan RG2 17x8.5 +31
-Advan Low Rise Center Caps
-215/40R17 Yokohama S.Drives
-Project Kics R40 NeoChrome Lug nuts
-BuddyClub N+ Coilovers
-Skunk2 Pro-Series Camber Kit V2 (Gold Anodized)
-HFP Suspension (REMOVED)
-Progress Rear Sway Bar
-TL-S Brembo Caliper's (Teal)
-StopTech Front and Rear Drilled/Slotted Rotors
-Hawk HPS Front and Rear Pads
-ATE SuperBlue Dot 4 Brake Fluid
-TL-S Brake Master Cylinder

I.C.E
-Pioneer Avic D3 (with ipod hook-up and 30gig ipod video)
-Steering Wheel Controls
-Alpine 6 1/2" SPS-600C
-Alpine 6 1/2" SPS-600
-JBL 5 Channel Amp GTO5355
-Infinity Kappa 12" sub
-Stinger Cap
-Viper 5002 (alarm)
-OEM Dash Kit
-Scoshe Trim Ring
-Accord Horn

Interior
-GrafiXpressions White Steering Wheel Emblem
-Strutking dead pedal
-TWM M1 Abrams Gun Metal Shift knob
-Red Door Inserts
-HFP Console Badge
-YoSpeed Door Sills (wrinkle black with Si)
-OEM rubber Mats
-CSX shifter bin
-s2000 Push Button Start
-FD2 Hazard Button

Exterior
-HFP full Aero Kit
-Debadged Civic Emblem
-GrafiXpressions Red Tail Light Tint
-HFP Sport Muffler (Removed)
-OEM Fog Lights (Removed)
-20% Tint (back three windows)
-ClubSi.com license plate trim (removed)
-Super White LED License Plate Lights
-ivtec DOHC removal
-Front & Back Red JDM Emblems (Sold)
-TWFG2 Crew Sticker #35 (white)
-Painted Calipers Black With Grafixpressions.com Honda sticker (Removed)
-AP1 S2K Projectors with 85122 bulbs, blacked-out shields, MDX Shrouds, Denso Ballast, Chrome Housing, Partially Clear Turn Signal, Chrome Turn Signal Bulbs
-Retro Fitted Blazer Fogs (w. XenonDepot Volt H11 4300k HID kit)
-YoSpeed.com Custom License Plate Trim (Removed)
-Weathertech Window Visors
-Rear si badge (Removed)

Parts on order or waiting to be installed


My future plans are:

feel free to suggest other parts.

Now onto some pictures. Enjoy!

July 6th 2008









July 7th 2008

HFP Aero Kit and 15% tint installed at the dealer




Some Time In July

Re-Installed Pioneer Avic D3, 12" Infinity Kappa Sub and Viper Alarm




September 3rd 2008

17" Fastwheels Virus with 215/45ZR17 BFG Gforce T/A KDW2

Don't miss those rims AT ALL glad to see them gone!

Dec 4th 2008

18"HFP Rims With 215/40ZR18 BFG GForce T/A KDW2


Grafixpressions.com red tail light tint




January 13th 2009

Installed HFP Sport Muffler

HFP Sound Clip


January 20th 2009

My TWM Short Shifter, Cable/Base Bushings and M1 Abrams Shift Knob





February 16th 2009
Upgraded to a VIP Member!!


March 2nd 2009
Installed HFP Suspension


Not fully settled I don't think but heres a installed pic!


March 4th 2009
Installed OEM fog lights. Also installed Accord Horn!


March 5th 2009
Installed LED License Plate Lights and got rear tint fixed!




March 10th 2009
Got Front HFP Lip Put Back On


March 12th 2009
Custom License Plate


March 16th 2009
Installed Alpine Speakers and JBL Amp


April 1st 2009
Grafixpressions Steering Wheel Emblem




April 4th 2009
Red Door Inserts


April 6th 2009
HFP Console Badge


June 14th 2009
8thcivic Meet





(jhardpink, PrEgO CaNe, Cobber, Uncle_Ruckus)


July 7th 2009
1 Year Old. 13,430km

July 13th 2009
ivtec DOHC Sticker Removal




July 15th 2009
Installed Front & Back JDM H's

Install

Front


Rear


July 17th 2009
Installed Ingalls Torque Dampener




July 27th 2009
Painted IM Cover and Dip Stick


August 4th 2009
Boomba Oil Cap and Battery Tie Down

August 13th 2009
Installed X Intake


September 22nd 2009

New/Old Valve Cover To Be Powder coated White


September 26th 2009
AP1 S2K Projectors with 85122 bulbs
Received My First Step To My Retro Fitting :woot:






October 7th 2009
p2r Throttle Body Spacer & Gaskets






October 13th 2009
Installed Carbon Fiber Radiator Cover





October 14th 2009
Installed TW FG2 Crew Decal





October 17th 2009
Installed Progress Rear Sway Bar & Painted Calipers Black With White Honda stickers from GrafiXpressions - Express yourself in vinyl form!...















November 5th 2009
YoSpeed Battery Tie Down and Door Sills Purchased from Celcius










November 6th 2009
Carbon Fiber Intake Manifold Cover & Spark Plug Cover Purchased from CorSport







November 12th 2009
MDX Shrouds







December 30th 2009
Retro's in Progress









January 2nd 2010








March 11th 2010

























July 7th 2010
2 Year's Old. 27,210km

July 13th 2010
Blazer Retro Fogs





July 29th 2010
Retro Fog Install
Installed:





and turned on:









September 15th 2010
YoSpeed.com License Plate Trim




March 9th 2011
Advan RGII 17x8.5 +31 and WheatherTech Window Visors and OEM All Season Mats






April 23rd 2011
Advan Low Rise Center Caps




April 28th 2011
Project Kics R40 NeoChrome Lug nuts




May 4th 2011
BuddyClub N+ Coilovers & Skunk2 V2 Gold Camber Arms


May 4th 2011
Mugen Gold Oil Cap


July 21st 2012
PasswordJDM Power Chamber & Custom Battery Re-locator




August 6th 2012
CSX Shifter Bin


August 26th 2012
Hondata FlashPro


March 24th
TL-S Brembo's and rotors and pads, Greddy Evo2, J35 Throttle Body, Custom Painted Valve Cover
 

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Finally got a thread! =D Nice trade up.
Redouts FTW!
haha yeah i know but i didn't want to start a thread until i had a little more then just rims and tires. come spring everythings getting put on and i'm going to go picture happy!
 

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JDM emblems is a must on TW
i think i'm going to try a different idea instead of the jdm emblems
Why get rid of the LX? :D
I like the HFP wheels 200x better than those weird ones you had on.
power
handling
sun roof
rear disc brakes
spoiler
black interior
etc. lol
have to admit i got a lot more compliments and looks driving my lx then i do my si. SO FAR!
yeah when i got them i was questioning them. finally i got fed up of looking for used HFP so i just went and bought new ones. LOVE the look of them.
 

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i like the red lights in the back, but i really like the look of the overlay. doesn't blue bat sell them?
 

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yeah i like the redded out tails on the white and black fg2's but i smoked my red third brake light to be a lil different and it blends in reallly good u cant tell it is there until i hit the brakes. thats why i think if u got the 09 brake like it would blend very well.

and yes blue batmobile sells them. i like it a lot on the white. there are soo many things u can do to ur car that i cant. example...the front lip overlay, clear fogs would look good on urs, jdm emblems with custom graffixexpressions overlay(white), and instead of having the headlights black instead u can do white, and white rims.

those are just some options and things ive seen. but i love the car man.
i think each color has there benefits. thats what made it hard to choose which color. i got the grafixpressions overlay in white but the white doesn't match the body color very well so i don't think it would look good. i plan on just getting it filled in and painted. when you say clear fogs, what do you mean? i have the oem fogs. (actually planning on installing them tomorrow.) but they are clear.
 

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oo i see i like the flat black overlay on the white and silver coupes. but what i mean by clear fogs is the oem ones not yellow or smoked which apparently u have haha. the clear oem fogs only look great on the white coupes. maybe get 6000k-8000k low beams and fogs? i think thatd look great.

thats just my opinion. im going for the clean look with my car, no i vtec stickers anymore, no stickers anywhere and debadged the civic emblem
i want hids but i'm really debating on getting the headlights and foglights retrofitted with a projector so buying a plug & play kit would just be a waste of money right now.
i plan to take the i vtec sticker off the side. fought so hard to get it put on but i think it looks cleaner without. rear civic badge got taken off like the second day i owned it.
http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/introduction-pictures/134095-introducing-myself-everyone-my-car.html

i hope that link will work. but that is my car if u are curious to take a look. are u thinking about a drop too? im dropped on the eibach pro kit. i love it, the ride is very close to stock actually better over small bumps and i know it wont blow my shocks
i actually have the HFP suspension sitting in my house waiting for the spring to install it. i went with that cause it's not much of a drop (living in one of the worst pothole cities probably in the world lol) so i could go with anything lower cause it is my DD in the summer. and it improves the handling by a lot so i'm excited to feel the difference. but yeah a drop HAD to happen!
 

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We bought our cars on the same day. :thumb:

That LX was clean......
thats kinda neat!
yeah i really liked my lx, but everyday i would see a si go by and i would really wish i had one. to the point where mine didn't seem so special. but i have to admit. i was driving around one day and i saw my old car and i'm telling you it definitely stands out from all the rest. too bad the dealer had to take off the rear tail light tint. i think that makes the car stand out even more from all the rest.
 

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updated with HFP Sport Muffler and Shift Knob. Can't see the short shifter but it's amazing. i love the new feel. a lot firmer and i love the short throws! install was easy.
 

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HID's until you can afford the retro's. :p
I got mine on ebay for less than $100 each kit. Worked fine over a year already.
They're not too hard to sell either for when the time comes.
shhhh stop spoiling my surprises lol... i ordered 2 sets online for $140can
 

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lol dang you actually see your old car being driven around. I am starting to feel the urge to trade in my LX for an SI too lol. How much did you get for trade in for your lx? And did you trade it in with all the mods intact still?
it had about 20,000km and i traded it with the HFP kit and rims. got about $14,000 CAN
 

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No f-ing way!!! I have the same rims!! Well, at least now I know how they'll look on TW :)
yeah you were the one i based the look on. your 18's on the blue and lowered look way better though.
 

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can't really do it that way cause our lx civics are like $23-$25k new so the prices wont make any sense. your best bet is to check out what the same car is going for in your area. i went to the dealer and basically said get me a si and you can have this car lol.
 

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Hmm icic..did you shop around for prices with your trade in or did you do a one stop wonder lol. And after trading in how much left of the SI did you have to pay? (sry for all the questions, cuz this is an idea I might go through with sometime in the future lol)
i lost like $2000 in the trade, but i'm much happier with what i have now. i should have just got a si in the first place and i guess i learned from my mistake.
 

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Baaah... don't say that! No more blue car :)
I think it looks better on white :lildevil:
i think if mine were 18's they would have looked a hell of a lot better. i'm in for pics of yours installed
 

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^ Yeah I gotta get tires first... hopefully I'll have that dealt with by summer.
And I just saw above that you have the HFP exhaust as well?? This is just too weird.... alright, I'm going to have to put my foot down: no red seats for you :p
NOO!!:eek:mg: thats not fair! why do you have to be so harsh??
 

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Hahaha, j/k :)

We'll just have to have a photoshoot, which I have already named "Twins Basil" :giggle:
yea forsure i need to put more km on the car so a trip to ontario would be fun!
 

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installed HFP suspension today!!! :cheerleader::vtec:
 
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