Accord/7th Gen 2006 accord 1 year on

Discussion in 'Project & Modification Logs' started by ukaccord, Sunday 19th Feb, 2012.

  1. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    well guys i brought my honda this time last year,it is a 2006 facelift model sport gt 2.2 diesel,i brought it with 74k with 1 previous owner(which was honda so full service history etc)

    the car was completely standard:

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    the first mod was to change the interior bulbs to LEDs,i went for blue(but will change to white soon..lol)
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    then i thought about putting some footwell lights in,they were blue too(they were taken out after i got bored of them...lol)
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  2. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    then i got bitten by the modding the bug :Smile:, so the first thing was to do was to get the accord sitting lower(IMHO the Accords sits a bit as standard)thought about springs,then found a company called Bc Racing,who make a set for the CL7/CL9 but not for the diesel :Frown:,so gave them a call and they agreed to make me a custom set for the diesel :Grin: happy days!!!but would have to end up waiting 6-8weeks for them...

    this is them here..

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    but i didnt want the stock wheels(normal 16inch honda wheels)after weeks of trailing through the net and visiting alloys shops...i ended up deciding to get koneig maxxim ferris 18x8 polished face alloys....but again they had to be imported in so it was another 6-8 weeks..:Frown:,but here they are:
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  3. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    so having waited weeks for my item,when they arrived i was dying to get them on!! so i looked into a company called Rtec in st Albans who have been on mtv and the uk version of pimp my ride...so off i went to get my coilovers and wheels put on..

    standard shock Vs the new coilovers

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    standard setup:
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    all removed:
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    new ones put in:
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    the allooys get their new shoes..l
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    getting it tracked and all aligned:
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    4 hours later :eek:

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    all done!!!lowered about 60mm back front about 45mm

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  4. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Car look really nice Sufian
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  5. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    happy days,so after that i wanted some window visors(JDM STYLE ) so i found some mugen reps and installed them at my old work place...
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    after a bit of saving..lol..i decided to get thee euro r front lip..so after receiving it from our friends at HH,i got on installing it...fog light surround off first..(big thanks to javjav for advice and help)
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    then placed some cardboard down(don't want to scratch my new lip..lol)and washed the front bumper before trying the lip..

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    the with a little bit of help mouted it on and clipped into place...lovely....

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    job well done i think..
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  6. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    i then though about some interior mods,firstly the gear knob. so i managed to source a vti-s limited aluminium gear knob for 20.00.

    it had dome scratches in it so i decided to polish it up a bit...

    this is how i recieved it..

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    after a bit of wet sanding and metal wool...

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    after a bit of polishing using good old autosol and a micro fibrecloth:

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    all nice and shiny..lol
     
    Last edited: Sunday 19th Feb, 2012
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  7. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    thanks bro,the wheels only set in uk in 18"
     
  8. Paul Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Looks great mate Those wheels are very special and I can see why you waited 8 weeks for them!
     
  9. tomsmarty Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Looks really good! Wheels suit it really well.
     
  10. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    thanks guys, :Smile: for all the kind complements, it take me ages when im modding the accord(either researching parts or waiting for them to arrive..lol)but the wait is usally worth it in the end..
     
  11. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    i then decided to change the stereo to an after market one...the facia for the double din dvd i got toook ages to find(as rare as hens teeth)and ended up getting it shipped in from japan,anyways the facia needed modding with a custom built braket to secure it to the inside of the cubby hole,

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  12. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    here is the bracket i made to secure it to the dvd player..
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  13. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    i then mounted it to two bolts inside the cubby hole which secured the facia even more(this thing is not going nowhere :Smile: )
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  14. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    i also decided to put in a screen for the rear passengers,but i didnt not want the screens to be on display(like in headrests)as thieves would just end up ripping them out....sooo....here is my CUSTOM MOD for the rear screen:

    firstly i took out the rear cup holders:
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    i then fed the wires of the screen through the foam inside the armrest:
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    i then put mounted the bracket for the screen to the metal inside the armrest:
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    then inserted the screen(with a slight tilt so it would be easier to view)
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    all tucked away from prying eyes:
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  15. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    all the wiring was done through under the carpet and through the middle armrest(it was a very long process)
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    and the live feed was taken from the cig lighter socket,so it only powers the rear screen when the aux is selected on turn of the key(2step on ignition)
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  16. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    but all connected and ready to play with :Grin:
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  17. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    a few weeks later i decided to also in stall a rear view camera, the power to the camera was taken from the reverse light,so when reverse gear is engaged the camera switches on sending a video signal to the dvd player.
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    voila:
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    Last edited: Monday 20th Feb, 2012
  18. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    after a few months and alot of waiting i found the rear euro-r lip kit, so i got it sprayed(as it was in silver) and mounted it on,but this left the rear of the accord looking empty(due to two exhaust cutouts)so i got the duel system done too..lol :Smile:, this was done in nbirmingham by a company called torqueflow,who are well known among-st car enthusiast,and have a few articles in fast car,banzai,and BMW tuning magazines:

    the rear lip painted:
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    at torqueflow to get duel exhaust done:ended up taking both mid and rear silencer out for a sportier sound,so through pipe with 4" tail tips:
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  19. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    and here is a little video of the exhaust note/tone:Frown:click on image as its photobucket link lol)
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  20. ukaccord Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    and a few genuine v.i.p junction produce car accessories to finish of the interior (for nowww.lollll)
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    rare junction produce show flag:
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    got 4 genuine junction produce kneck rests too(but can't find pic sorry :Frown:)