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Hello,

While I realise I am in a minority - I was wondering if anybody knew the parts (and difficulty) in replacing a Type-R grill with one of the standard clear/silver ones. Also, is it possible to replace the regular badge within the clear grill with a Type-R red H one?

I'm in Australia and the only model of Civic hatch currently on sale is the Type-R so the all silver finish would look different.

I've seen a number of threads about going the other way, ie: fitting a Type-R grill, but can anybody give me some advise with removing it and fitting a standard one, please?

Oh and finally, would there be any problem with the reduced air flow to the engine resulting in fitting the clear/silver grill, perhaps?

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Still Can't understand why you want to change the grill to the silver one even after reading your explanation. :confused:

The Type R grill looks far better than the lump of plastic on the standard ones. Only my opion though.

It probably will be a problem for the air flow but you would have to confirm this from a dealer or specialist.
 

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Isn't the R grill virtually solid??? Also the vent are under the front bumper, rather than through the grill (air is colder and denser, as well as being forced in far quicker at this level.).

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EH what..! WHY O WHY Do you want to change your HONDAMENTALISM badge...??? :( That's what a Type R's all abooot..!

That would be like putting an Audi badge on a Lambo...:confused:

I'm sure you could manage to arrange a swap with someone over here but then again there's the shippin costs..! Probably more expensive than the grill itself..:rolleyes:
 

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I think the R would look unusual with that grill (and personally I think the R ones are a bit naff anyway).

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you can surely change it to the 'normal' civic look.
And i dont think it has an effect on the airflow as the type-R grill does not allow air to flow to the engine, behind the grill its just closed.
Dont know if you can change the H to a red one in the 'normal' grill, that has to be done in manufacturing, so it will cost (a lot) more if its possible.
and just as an opinion, think your type-R would like a little bit strange but its your choice off cource, good luck changing it and mind the clips :D
 

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there have been various discussions about opening up the normal grill and making the black H red :)

don't think anyone has got round to doing it, but it is certainly possible to get inside the platics, and should therefore be theoretically possible to carefully get some plastic paint on it :)
 

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I think the R would look unusual with that grill (and personally I think the R ones are a bit naff anyway).

Tom
So what are you advising him:?:

Leave the Type R one cos it'll look unusual with a clear one, or change it cos the Type R ones are naff. :confused: [smilie=cheeky-grin:
 

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I like unusual, you'd know if you met me ;-) I'm just saying, why not be different, have fun, and don't follow the crowd, I like the silver one better, but that just MHO. :)

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Wow.. what a response.

I'm glad nobody told me to do a search because a) I should have.. sorry and b) a few minutes after my post I actually started finding the other threads about changing the grill.

But to answer some of the posts..

I know it must seem pretty backwards to do it over there, but here in Australia it won't be different - it will be unique as we don't have cooking models here at all.

Also, I'd be trying to keep that red H on the front (got a spare thrown in with the deal), and replace the standard one inside the clear plastic.

And I just think the entire row of clear/silver looks cool on a NHB car.

But if I were in England, I would probably agree with most of the posts and say it is a pretty stupid idea.

And thanks for the diagrams Munro.

The only real concern now is price, fitting and the question of air flow. question.
 

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TBH, I don't think airflow is an issue, look at where toyr intake goes from, under the front bumper (below the top grill and through the second grill). So I don't think it will block that much airflow, the only real thing with the R grill is it is Iconic, and is used to symbolise the brand, not for any outwood gains. (However as your in a "bl*ody hot place" I'd recommend you get it checked out first).

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Fitting - see this thread, except backwards if you see what I mean.
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/6088-how-change-type-r-grill.html

Cost - check with some of the dealers on-line here

Air flow - as you have the type R grill, how solid or not is it?
Not sure that the 2.0 would generate THAT much more heat than the other engines.
 
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