Introductions Hello!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Kieren Shepherd, Sunday 24th Aug, 2014.

  1. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi, was looking for a place where people have plenty of information and knowledge to help me with upgrading my 2008 Honda Accord ES GT.

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  2. Chunkylover53 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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  3. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Welcome to HK Kieren. That's a very nice looking Accord please post some more pictures up. And yes you have chosen wisely there's no amount of help available here
     
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  4. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Welcome along mate nice colour Accord you've got there :Smile:
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome to HK Kieren. :welcome:
    There are details of Honda accessories for you car here.
    Anything else, just ask. You will always get help at Honda Karma. :Hey:
     
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  6. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks for the welcome! I'm looking forward to upgrading things with the help of you guys.

    I'll get some more pictures up tomorrow, when she's all clean!

    @Nels I've had a look through that section, would the cu1,2 and 3
    apply for mine?
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Just posted a reply on the other thread you started. It's all on your VIN.
     
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  8. Racy Jace Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Welcome to the club.
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hi @Kieren Shepherd Welcome to Honda Karma.

    Nice looking 8th Generation you have got.

    What sort of upgrades are you looking to do ? Performance mods or adding accessories etc ?
     
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  10. John Dickson Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Welcome to HK Kieren :welcome:
     
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  11. Zoot Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Welcome to Honda Karma Kieren. I'm sure you'll find all the info you need on this site. In my opinion it's THE club for Honda owners!
     
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  12. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Beautiful Accord you have there @Kieren Shepherd, there's many different upgrade routes for the 8th Generation, though like with the 7th Generation they'll more based around the 2.4s than the 2.0s. For suspension, handling and brake changes you'll be able to use the popular options for the CU2 (2.4) including the 2nd Generation Acura TSX. When it comes to performance upgrades you're a little more limited as the R20s aren't as popular for building (people tend to choose the highest power platform, ie. the K24).

    There has been a few R-Series engines supercharged in the past, you can certainly achieve a lot if you're willing to spend. Start a thread and let us know exactly what you're after and we can all chip in with suggestions for your end goal.

    Welcome to the club :welcome:
     
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  13. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Well, bit of a mixture.

    Ambient Lighting is pretty poor in my opinion, so that needs upgrading
    Lights aren't massively great, so i'll be doing a full HID conversion.
    Suspension is nice, but would prefer it to be much stiffer.
    Alloy size will go from 17" to 18"
    Possibly thinking about de-chroming the trim
    Remapping the ECU
    Standard strut brace will be changed.
    'Premium Audio' system will be swapped out for something a bit crisper and cleaner.
    Air intake changed
    Exhaust system changed to something similar to the OEM Dual exhaust system on the 2.2 Diesel version.

    Just a few of many things :Smile:
     
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  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hello and Welcome bud,

    Ambient light easily fixed remove the translucent cover then you will have light , search for the thread some members have done it.
    HID upgraded already done and well worth it.
    Suspension you know me ASPEC all the way.
    18 inch wheels look cool but they eat fuel in town.
    Remapping the R20 :Devil:
    The standard strut brace is really good, its very well constructed just get it painted chrome or get it dipped it will look cool then :boast:
    Air Intake is down to personal choice and grin factor
    The exhaust again personal choice but the diesel never got a dual system the 2.4 do thou.
     
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  15. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Ah my mistake, i've seen a couple of newer Accords around with dual exhausts, i assumed it would be a 2.2 :Tongue:
    Yes, i feel like being a bit of a rebel and remapping the R20, sounds like fun... Right? :Smile:
    Strut brace is pretty good, however i've acquired a Mugen Strut Brace recently :Grin:
     
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  16. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Good for a Turbo the R20 engine :Wink::Devil:
     
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  17. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Another one of my ideas Speedygee, however i'm undecided whether or not to spend the money. As I will more than likely be Selling the trusty Accord as soon as the new Type-R Comes out :Devil:
     
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  18. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Had a look at the Ambient lighting, seems like an easy fix @Ichiban !
     
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  19. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    If you do stay here cause Ichiban doesn't believe it will sound as good as the promos and he needs to be proved wrong:Wink:
     
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  20. Kieren Shepherd Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Oh I'll be staying. :Grin:
    Hope she sounds exactly like the promos!
     
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