Daily Driver Family Workhorse

7th Generation (2003-2008) vehicle added by JamesS, Monday 6th Oct, 2014

  1. JamesS Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    JamesS added a new Honda to the garage:

    Family Workhorse

    Check the vehicle's full information here.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have always like OEM styled cars they just look right.
     
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    A couple more pics before the new wheels went on. :Smile:

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    The wife's car is also in the back ground, its a FN2 1.8 VTEC Civic 5dr. Great little family run around. :Smile:
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    Couple of other small mods, D1 Spec gear nob:
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    And a Parrot Bluetooth Kit:
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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Nice pics, she's not camera shy for sure :Grin:
     
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  5. JamesS Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Super quick update, front coilovers on, rear is at the height I want, so just going to add the rears at the same level when I get chance.
    Also purchasing some new wheels, won't say what, will hopefully surprise all at the meet on Sunday. :Smile:

    Will update this when I have got it all done and pics taken.
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Sounds intriguing. You've got to post some pictures on Sunday now!
     
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    Right! Finally, sorry for the delay, just life is hectic at the min. I think I need to lower the front of the about 10mm just so it balances out a little. Other than that really happy, think my front upper ball joint has gone, or the drop link as there is a small knocking noise on small bumps. But the ride on the coilovers is great! Really impressed. A right pain in the bum to get the original shocks off though!

    Here is a couple of pics, taken on my lunch break. First time I had seen in clean in daylight since fitting them, due always being at work! WP_20141121_14_14_26_Raw. WP_20141121_14_14_43_Raw. WP_20141121_14_15_02_Raw.
     
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  8. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    She's sitting almost perfect mate, a practical amount.

    I agree on the extra 10mm drop on the front, maybe even 5mm would do the job, it's so close :Laughing:
     
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  9. Nighthawk Guest

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    Lovely job mate, well done. You fit the coilovers yourself?
     
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  10. JamesS Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Yeah I often have a car full, so I might raise the rear by the same.

    Yes @Nighthawk I fitted them myself. I still have the rear camber adjusters to fit. But will only do that when I can book it into the garage for Geo to be done.

    Also want to get the car corner weighted.

    Next on the list once everything set up is brakes, got a friend selling some Evo8 calipers, so might give them a go. :Smile:
     
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  11. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    That stance is cool , I would lie to know where you would be going to get the corners weighed, as all my cars need that doing.
     
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  12. JamesS Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I know a place down south, called Wheels in Motion, owner Tony Bones is rumoured one the best in the country. But also think there is a place in York, will dig out the details.
     
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  13. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have been to WIM and Tony is top man, I would be interested in the York contact bud please.
     
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    Quick update, added dimpled and groove discs and Mintex pads (personal favorite due to low dust). Also added Yokohama Prada Spec 2 tires. :Smile:

    Still got the rear camber arms to fit, and need to address the small knocking from the front suspension. Once that is complete, straight in for tracking and geo. Then chassis will be complete (need to paint calipers), then POWER lol!

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    Never tried Yokohamas but have heard great things about them.

    How are you finding the grooved discs and Mintex pads compared to what you had on before?
     
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  17. JamesS Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    To be perfectly honest I can't tell the difference between these and the budget ones I had on before. But maybe they need to bed in a bit first. Also my Geo is slightly out so that won't help.
     
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    Yeah, they will need to bed in - did you give the brake system a good flush out as well with clean fluid too?
     
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  19. JamesS Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    No I didn't to be honest, the car was serviced by Honda main dealer just before I bought it. Also they work really well, so its not something high on my list of priorities tbh.
     
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    Quick update, ordered some Tein Super Street Coilovers, will update with pictures when fitting! :Smile:
    Also a couple of shots from the weekend after a quick wash in the sun! IMG_20150322_122322. IMG_20150322_122342.