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My 5-Door 1.8 ES Daily - OEM mods

Hey everyone. Some of you were asking for photos of my new Civic in my other thread, where I was asking for some advice on things to look for. Well I finally managed to snap a few so here it is.









It's a 5-door 1.8 ES in silver on a 61 plate, one of the last 8Gs to come off the line I'm guessing. It already has most of the mod-cons I want, including dual-zone climate control and glass roof, 17" wheels and airbags everywhere.

I bought the car because the family needed something relatively modern and reliable. I usually drive around in 20+ year-old rusty Nissans that need a ton of welding, so I'm selling the Primera daily and keeping my Micra as a project (1.8T 20V swap). This is the most modern car I've ever owned, and definitely the least rattly.

Because it's supposed to be the sensible daily, I'll be keeping mods to an absolute minimum. Basically I can only do it as long as it doesn't take the car off the road, or take more than a couple of hours. This means mechanically speaking, I'll only be maintaining it. Bodywork needs some attention. There are a few scratches and dents that I can hopefully sort out over the coming months.

I'd have liked to have bought a Type-R, but I was more attracted to the lower cost of running the 1.8, plus it's a 5-door - a must. I like the Type-R look, so I may end up swapping bumpers over to make a 5-door Type-S sort of thing. Aside from that, window tints, car audio and some lighting mods are all I'm looking at doing in the short term. I'll be using this thread to document my progress.
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I have got lower front bumper and n/s side skirt from FN2 in the for sale section if you want to go down that TypeR look route.
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I have got lower front bumper and n/s side skirt from FN2 in the for sale section if you want to go down that TypeR look route.

I'll have a look. I can't do anything on the trading section at the moment anyway. I think it's because my post count it too low. Missed out on a complete double DIN set because of that
From what I've read on here so far, I'd have to have the complete set of skirts, arches and splitters before I can fit the kit right? I can't just fit a front splitter and do the rest as I gather parts?

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@IonicOwl , we can't be having that can we... profile tweaked, so you should be sorted now.
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@IonicOwl , we can't be having that can we... profile tweaked, so you should be sorted now.

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I'll have a look. I can't do anything on the trading section at the moment anyway. I think it's because my post count it too low. Missed out on a complete double DIN set because of that
From what I've read on here so far, I'd have to have the complete set of skirts, arches and splitters before I can fit the kit right? I can't just fit a front splitter and do the rest as I gather parts?
That's right you need the whole set.
The typeR/S parts flare out so will not fit to normal parts.

some parts are getting discontinued so dealers will start pushing up the price to capitalise on it.
plenty of used parts to be found from breakers and owners but remember to factor in the price of a respray since they might be wrong colour or have a bit of visible damage
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That's right you need the whole set.
The typeR/S parts flare out so will not fit to normal parts.

some parts are getting discontinued so dealers will start pushing up the price to capitalise on it.
plenty of used parts to be found from breakers and owners but remember to factor in the price of a respray since they might be wrong colour or have a bit of visible damage
Yeah that was the plan. I have no problem respraying parts myself, I can get a pretty decent result from a DIY job with the right paint. I've had a pretty expensive month so far, so I'll start gathering parts bit by bit starting next month I think.
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It's taken me a few days to update this, but I got my new dashcam fitted (sort of)
It's a front and rear camera set, so I've had to have half of the interior out to route the rear data cable to the rear camera. Luckily I have a friend that strips and refits cars for accident repair as a job, so he took lead on most of this.

Starting at the back, we needed to remove a fair amount of the boot lid trim in order to gain access to the cable boot for feeding the cable through. The cable was shielded so fairly thick, but the USB connector itself was the biggest problem, barely fit with the help of some washing up liquid and a stick to push it through.




Headliner dropped down to facilitate better access for routing the cable neatly.







Carved out a small hole in the upper boot lid trim to allow the cable to pass through.



And most of the work is done. I'm not happy with Aukeys decision to use grey adhesive pads on an otherwise black dash cam, but I can change that later.





I still need to route the power cable to the fuse box. At the moment it is running along the top of the nearside sun visor and behind the grab handle, then down the B pillar and into the centre console armrest where the 12V socket is. We ran out of time to install this properly, so will get on that soon.
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