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Has anyone carried out any mods or improvements, mechanical or cosmetic, to their 9th gen???
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 7th March 2013, 22:42
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Only cosmetic.

I have both the Dynamic and Premium Packs, which I personally think enhance the look of the car.

The problem, once the various bits were all fitted was there were different shades of grey. The mud flaps especially, looked really odd so I had all of it colour coded, including all four wheel arch surrounds.

Much better to look at now, although I think bigger wheels might further enhance the appearance.

Overall I am really pleased with it.
I read many of the comments on here about this latest Civic. Many of the people have obviously not driven it, or if they have, then only briefly.
Most of the negative comments continue to be about the appearance, and obviously, like everything in life, what one individual likes, another dislikes. Personal choice. Beauty in the eye of the beholder, and all that.

What does annoy me are those that pass comment about the quality of the materials, the build, and the quality.

I appreciate my model is the top of the range, and cost me overall close to 30K BUT, the interior of my car is as good as any C class, 3 series Beemer, Lexus 200, Audi A3, and absolutely surpasses any Focus or Astra.

Plus you have the Brand and Dealership.

I'm well pleased. I have no reason to doubt that I'll get another 3 or 4 happy years from this Civic, just like I have from the previous three models.

Trouble free motoring for the past 13 years. That'll do me!
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I have the illuminated door garnishes, changed the two small bulbs in the front and the two number plate bulbs to LED and got the mud flaps fitted (they have exactly the same grey as the wheel arches). For summer I'm getting the 18" Krypton wheels with Pirelli P Zeros (I'm using the standard 17" wheels with winter tyres now) and I just received the Eibach lowering kit and plan to get it fitted with the summer tyres in a few weeks.

Basically with my top-spec 2.2 I have the ultimate 9G for now!

I won't fit a bodykit though - Not a fan of spoilers and such.
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Be good to see some photos when you do the mods and fit the new wheels.
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Of course. You can see pics in my thread: http://www.civinfo.com/forum/user-re...executive.html
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Always - get some pics of yours up on here now mate, sounds like a good upgrade.....
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I got my bonnet and bits of the bumpers wrapped in carbon
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I have so far:

- Tinted rear windows
- My own footwell illumination in blue
- LED's in front positional lights
- LED's in numberplate
- Dipped beam Xenon conversion 4300k 45w (FocusEye for not irritating traffic)
- High beam ultra Bright 60w 4300k Xenon

Things on list to do soon:
- Door sills with lighting (From ebay) / ordered
- Wind deflectors from Heco / ordered
- Vinyl wrap front mid lip and back lower lip
- Front lip + Sideskirt lips / ordered

In the future:
- Type Rish bodykit if possible
- Dual exhaust (Catback)

In between:
- Keep it Clean and enjoy!

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That sounds like one unique 9G and I look forward to the photos.

Makes my blue LED interior centre light and almost invisibly wired dash mounted Garmin 50 (for speed camera warnings) look pathetic in comparison.
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how did you fit the footwell lights?

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I have so far:

- Tinted rear windows
- My own footwell illumination in blue
- LED's in front positional lights
- LED's in numberplate
- Dipped beam Xenon conversion 4300k 45w (FocusEye for not irritating traffic)
- High beam ultra Bright 60w 4300k Xenon

Things on list to do soon:
- Door sills with lighting (From ebay) / ordered
- Wind deflectors from Heco / ordered
- Vinyl wrap front mid lip and back lower lip
- Front lip + Sideskirt lips / ordered

In the future:
- Type Rish bodykit if possible
- Dual exhaust (Catback)

In between:
- Keep it Clean and enjoy!

hi just joined the forum and after some instructions/info on fitting footwell lights to my 9th gen civic... would like them to dim with interior lights etc... did you wire these into the pre exisiting wiring for the interior lights?
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how did you fit the footwell lights?

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I have so far:

- Tinted rear windows
- My own footwell illumination in blue
- LED's in front positional lights
- LED's in numberplate
- Dipped beam Xenon conversion 4300k 45w (FocusEye for not irritating traffic)
- High beam ultra Bright 60w 4300k Xenon

Things on list to do soon:
- Door sills with lighting (From ebay) / ordered
- Wind deflectors from Heco / ordered
- Vinyl wrap front mid lip and back lower lip
- Front lip + Sideskirt lips / ordered

In the future:
- Type Rish bodykit if possible
- Dual exhaust (Catback)

In between:
- Keep it Clean and enjoy!

sorry also did you have to use canbus leds for the sidelights or normal leds but with resistor mod?
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sorry also did you have to use canbus leds for the sidelights or normal leds but with resistor mod?
Turnlights are left stock as they are chromed and look great from factory
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hi just joined the forum and after some instructions/info on fitting footwell lights to my 9th gen civic... would like them to dim with interior lights etc... did you wire these into the pre exisiting wiring for the interior lights?
Mine are wired to the acc-on (power outlet in mid compartment).
Simple and effective
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hi just joined the forum and after some instructions/info on fitting footwell lights to my 9th gen civic... would like them to dim with interior lights etc... did you wire these into the pre exisiting wiring for the interior lights?

i have seen the wiring instructions for the 8th gen but had a look tonight on my 9th gen and there are and the connector has more than two light green wires... not sure which one you connect to if any assume it will be the thinner one seeing as it just for the interior light... Can some one please help use novices out also is there any chance of setting the airbages off if you dont disconnect the battery?
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Mine are wired to the acc-on (power outlet in mid compartment).
Simple and effective
thanks did you just trace back the wiring to the fuse box and wire there or did you have to remove part of the centre console?
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thanks did you just trace back the wiring to the fuse box and wire there or did you have to remove part of the centre console?
I made it very easy for myself and tucked the wire underneath the edges of the plastic console and then up and inside of the center armrest and into the outlet. I have a 1 -> 3 cig adapter.
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So far
Dynamics pack
Illuminated sills
Ambient lighting
17" radium's ( I think that's what there called )
Sports fuel cap
Boot mat
All genuine Honda

All lights replaced by Mr jp's
Mugen oil cap

Future
Colour coded wheel arches
Fit skunk 2 gear knob
Find lip spoiler or wrap top of lights
Wind deflectors
Remap

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Are there strut bars available for the 9G?
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How easy was the sports fuel cap to fit? I'm not very good at stuff like that but fancy getting one fitted?
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Fuel cap is dead easy - there is a little slot between the black plastic joined to the car and the cap. Push gently a small clip and slides off. New one slides on and clicks in. Full instructions are included in the box.

Did mine the other day. 2 minutes work
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