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Hey,

New to the forum, just bought a five door 2006 Civic 1.8 i-VTEC SE model.

I'm thinking of buying a bodykit i.e. Type R.

Are these readily available for a five door, and can you get a straight fitting kit?

Also, what's the cheapest route, buying a kit, then paying a bodyshop to fit and paint it, or can I get a kit from a scrapped/salvaged civic, already in my cars colour (Milano Red) and fit it myself?

How much do you think this will set me back?

Sorry for all the questions, appreciate the help :)
 

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Hey,

New to the forum, just bought a five door 2006 Civic 1.8 i-VTEC SE model.

I'm thinking of buying a bodykit i.e. Type R.

Are these readily available for a five door, and can you get a straight fitting kit?

Also, what's the cheapest route, buying a kit, then paying a bodyshop to fit and paint it, or can I get a kit from a scrapped/salvaged civic, already in my cars colour (Milano Red) and fit it myself?

How much do you think this will set me back?

Sorry for all the questions, appreciate the help :)
Hi there,

Type R parts are for the 3 door, but will fit a 5 door but the skirts and rear arches will require a bit of modding. As it leaves a bit of a gap when fitted although it is concealed when the door is closed.

I think your looking at approx £300 - 500, depending on which route you take, it may take longer finding parts from a salvage which you could fit yourself. Quickest way would be to buying the kit and paying bodyshop to paint and fit.
 

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Hi there,

Type R parts are for the 3 door, but will fit a 5 door but the skirts and rear arches will require a bit of modding. As it leaves a bit of a gap when fitted although it is concealed when the door is closed.

I think your looking at approx £300 - 500, depending on which route you take, it may take longer finding parts from a salvage which you could fit yourself. Quickest way would be to buying the kit and paying bodyshop to paint and fit.
Hi,

Cheers for the reply. :D

When you say will require 'modding' what we talking here, as I'm not exactly a DIY expert lol.

The £300 mark sounds good though .... have you any links to some decent quality kits?

Had a rummage around eBay, but would appreciate recommendations!
 

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Hi,

Cheers for the reply. :D

When you say will require 'modding' what we talking here, as I'm not exactly a DIY expert lol.

The £300 mark sounds good though .... have you any links to some decent quality kits?

Had a rummage around eBay, but would appreciate recommendations!
Well the gaps need filling in some way, a few members have done it here in a few different ways. Arches will need gluing to stick top part which does not clip in.

£300 would be for used parts in your colour but extra if you require painting though!!
 

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Alternatively you can get a the Grand Prix pack for 5 door which arguably looks better and no gaps, but more expensive
 
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Hey,

New to the forum, just bought a five door 2006 Civic 1.8 i-VTEC SE model.

I'm thinking of buying a bodykit i.e. Type R.

Are these readily available for a five door, and can you get a straight fitting kit?

Also, what's the cheapest route, buying a kit, then paying a bodyshop to fit and paint it, or can I get a kit from a scrapped/salvaged civic, already in my cars colour (Milano Red) and fit it myself?

How much do you think this will set me back?

Sorry for all the questions, appreciate the help :)
Check out LeeCS progress thread, he's got pretty detailed photos of how you can add the Type-r bodykit :) His is probably the best I've seen here.

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/modification-projects/36033-my-vivid-se-1-8-progress-thread-7.html
 

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It really isnt hard to extend the edge with a fibreglass kit. Im a novice at things like that and it came out ok! Look through pages 7-9 of my project thread that Laney posted a link for above^

There are other methods. A lot of people have left the gap! as its only visible with the door open. Others filled it up with black sikaflex. Also another idea is get some rubber door sill trim and slide it onto the edge of the skirt.
 

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I was looking at a 3-door body kit for mine, up to the point of being about to order everything, but failed to get a response)

Plan B was a GP kit and colour coding, but I went off of that

Plan C won - debadging and full colour coding, even the number plate frames and fuel filler cap

But then, what I was really looking for, was the "stock+" theme
 
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As I don't have my Civic yet, here is a link to its page at the dealership.

Used Cars - 2006 Honda Civic Civic 1.8 I-vtec SE 5Dr Milano Red

You can see from the pics that there is a a grey strip around the base of the car. If I buy an after market kit, or take the kit of a Type R, will this cover that strip (I'm assuming not fully as it goes around the wheel arches) or do I need to get the grey strip painted the same colour as the car?

Sorry, bit of a novice in this department! :)
 

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As I don't have my Civic yet, here is a link to its page at the dealership.

Used Cars - 2006 Honda Civic Civic 1.8 I-vtec SE 5Dr Milano Red

You can see from the pics that there is a a grey strip around the base of the car. If I buy an after market kit, or take the kit of a Type R, will this cover that strip (I'm assuming not fully as it goes around the wheel arches) or do I need to get the grey strip painted the same colour as the car? Sorry, bit of a novice in this department! :)
The Type R kit replaces all of the grey plastic - 100% - side skirts, wheel arches, front and rear

What I did, was to colour code all the grey - look in the gallery
 
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The Type R kit replaces all of the grey plastic - 100% - side skirts, wheel arches, front and rear

What I did, was to colour code all the grey - look in the gallery
Hi JDR,

I think after debating the pro's and con's, I will go with colour coding for the time being.

Then further down the line I might look at porting a Type R kit across to my Civic.

The one mod I will do those is a Type R spoiler. Where is the easiest and cheapest place to get hold of one? ..... Trade section on here?

Also, if anyone has any decent recommendations for a bodyshop in the Glasgow area that could do the colour coding/painting then please pass their details my way!

Reading other posts on here, I wouldn't really want to pay more than £250 for the lot.
 

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Hey up pal, here's a pic of the arch & sideskirt gaps :)

There's are concealed completely when the door is closed!
 

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genuine type r spoilers get snapped up on here pretty quickly for just over/around £100 recently.
Personally, I got one of the cheap copy type ones off ebay for £80 delivered, dont get me wrong it needs plenty of prep work but its currently having its 2nd coat of paint, it will get one more then lacquer.
Already had it up against the car and it looks spot on for what I want, with regards to fitting many have drilled and bolted and many have just bonded, I intend to just Sikaflex mine on as many others have...

Hope this helps
 
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genuine type r spoilers get snapped up on here pretty quickly for just over/around £100 recently.
Personally, I got one of the cheap copy type ones off ebay for £80 delivered, dont get me wrong it needs plenty of prep work but its currently having its 2nd coat of paint, it will get one more then lacquer.
Already had it up against the car and it looks spot on for what I want, with regards to fitting many have drilled and bolted and many have just bonded, I intend to just Sikaflex mine on as many others have...

Hope this helps
Hi Judderman,

Cheers for the PM. Appreciate all the help I can get lol.

Are you painting the spoiler yourself, or is a shop doing it for you?

I think I will just go down the bonding route when I get mine.
 

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Hi JDR,

I think after debating the pro's and con's, I will go with colour coding for the time being.

Then further down the line I might look at porting a Type R kit across to my Civic.

The one mod I will do those is a Type R spoiler. Where is the easiest and cheapest place to get hold of one? ..... Trade section on here?

Also, if anyone has any decent recommendations for a bodyshop in the Glasgow area that could do the colour coding/painting then please pass their details my way!

Reading other posts on here, I wouldn't really want to pay more than £250 for the lot.
Genuine CTR spoilers come up in here from time to time, an I seem to recall that ABP? had a few in stock - and of course eBay

Personally, I dislike fakes \ copies - and you could be buying a "pig in poke"

I went for an original CTS spoiler, as they fit straight on (no drilling) - they are very like the CTR version, just not so deep
 
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Just looked at your pics JDR, quite like the CTS spoiler, and it sounds like its less hassle than trying to fit the CTR spoiler. Did you glue it on?

Aside from looking on eBay for someone breaking a CTS, are there any decent websites where you can search for certain cars which are being broken and buy parts?
 

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Just looked at your pics JDR, quite like the CTS spoiler, and it sounds like its less hassle than trying to fit the CTR spoiler. Did you glue it on?

Aside from looking on eBay for someone breaking a CTS, are there any decent websites where you can search for certain cars which are being broken and buy parts?
It bolts into existing holes in the tailgate, using a couple of concealed brackets - and strong double sided tape is used to hold the main length rigidly

Sources ? - Dealer (expensive), eBay, Forum sellers, breakers yards (send them a query)
 
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Bonding is all that's necessary if you dont want to drill the perspex :)
i've attached a few pics of the spoiler, sorry about the naff quality haha
 

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