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Old 04-12-2017, 12:41 AM
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Wheels, Finally

Finally got them on. 18 x 8 Enkei TS9 Platinum Gray with polished face and spokes.
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:09 PM
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Added a cheap urethane STI splitter. Did a test fit before paint and left it on.



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Old 07-01-2017, 10:20 PM
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:28 PM
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Used factory holes for center section mounting

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Old 07-10-2017, 10:14 PM
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What offset did you go with? Thinking about these wheels or the Enkei TS-10. Car looks dope.
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Do you have any more pictures of the splitter you can share?
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:03 PM
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I didn't plan on a progress thread, but I guess this is it!
I followed usdmJON (https://acurazine.com/forums/acura-i.../#post15734363) for the LED fogs and STI splitter thank you for the tips.

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What offset did you go with? Thinking about these wheels or the Enkei TS-10. Car looks dope.
Thank you.
Offset is 45 and they don't come in polished

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Do you have any more pictures of the splitter you can share?
Specific angle?
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:32 PM
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Wheels look great. Haha - clever "ILL" badging, too.
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Old 10-18-2017, 09:06 PM
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Had some remarks out in the wild, so I used the other letters


I'm gathering parts for an exhaust system
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:30 PM
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Rolled some body up out of the way only to find I may need to trim the bumper bar a little to get duals in there. Shot the underside of the floor pan with Boom Mat to shield some of the heat.

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Old 11-07-2017, 02:23 PM
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So it begins



The 4" oval is to make the crossover, no Y's allowed.
It's been a few years since I welded, so a little re-learning curve ahead and I going MIG gasless with Blue Demon 308LFC-O. It's all going to be wrapped so my learning curve won't show. Gotta control the heat because her belly will be skinned.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:20 PM
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Had to trim bumper bar slightly and roll body more, but very successful day.




Daily Driver so back together for another day
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:04 AM
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Looking good. The hard part will be making the trim go back in and look right.

How do you plan to reapply the black trim?
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:31 AM
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I don't plan on cutting the trim until it's much closer to complete, but it's held on by clips that slip into the 7 slots at the perimeter and one screw thru the little hole to the right.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:11 PM
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Looked like the perfect spot for the exhaust crossover hangars

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Old 03-24-2018, 08:08 PM
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Learning to TIG on the parts that will be wrapped.
Here is the Y/crosspipe I'm building.
How it will look is first then a peek inside


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Old 06-08-2018, 05:04 PM
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:12 AM
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:01 PM
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Thank you. Need to mount the tips and route the tail pipes. I just wanted to make sure everything lined correctly and see if the picture of the mind's eye was accurate.
Up front I put a Stainless Works 3" (2.5" thru) so in the quiet setting it's the same volume as stock, just deeper (while dumping under body)
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:43 PM
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Put blackout vinyl on lower center of bumper, not sure about painting it

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Old 07-31-2018, 04:40 PM
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I was under the hood today and saw that a simple snorkel removal would change the intake from under hood to cold air

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Old 08-21-2018, 01:01 PM
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Got the tail pipes in so actually exiting the tips now.

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Wow, I'm super impressed overall...
I thought it was going to be another half hearted attempted at modding...
nicely done!
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:26 PM
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Thank you.
It is whole hearted. When things aren't available, learn how to do it yourself
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I'm an idiot, not a hack. Kept this from a director's chair trophy from the '80s

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Old 08-23-2018, 02:26 PM
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Added the AEM goodness

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Old 08-23-2018, 03:00 PM
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holy shit your exhaust will shoot flames!
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holy shit your exhaust will shoot flames!
Nah, it's still a Honda tune. Changing the filter stopped the cackle on decompression so it's probably on the lean side.
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Love the " ILL" on back, thats clever. Car looks great too
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Very impressive Exhaust build man, Hats off.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:53 PM
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Did some interior lighting today. Bought a few of these
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For the footwells I cut them down to six LEDs each, using velcro to attach under the seat for rear and used full 18 in trunk. Ice Blue BBY



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Old 09-28-2018, 02:08 AM
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Finally made up my mind on these

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Cool, how'd you cut that? Plastic hot knife?
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:31 PM
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I used a Gesswein BH-60 brushless type rotary handpiece with a high speed burr then sealed gap with clear RTV silicone.
I got this when polishing the wheels and it comes in very handy
https://www.gesswein.com/p-10788-ultramax-mf.aspx
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Got tired of the look of the calipers and installed some covers
https://www.calipercovers.com/

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That's pretty cool...
the deburring tool thingy...
I'm not a fan of caliper covers but that's just me.
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I had the dust shields in before and thought I'd try these. Thought about big brakes, but I don't need them, it's just a Civic.
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