Accord/7th Gen Teak Brown, Accord CL9

Discussion in 'Project & Modification Logs' started by Accord-Brit, Wednesday 15th May, 2013.

  1. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hey guys, I bought the accord 2.4 petrol Executive model back in march 2012 it only had one previous owner really, it was his company car that he then bought off them and it came with pretty much every optional extra he could spec Including the Type-S A-spec body kit that really sealed the deal for me, I practically know the history of the car from new which was a big bonus too I've been tidying it up and modifying it slowly since then to where it is today :Smile:



    The weekend after I bought it I gave the car thorough cleaning starting with a bottle of tar remover, it was caked in the stuff as it had never had a proper wash or layer or wax on it.
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    one of the first things I did was clean up the rusty exhaust tips with some Autosol metal polish, wet and dry sandpaper, and wire wool grades.
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    sanded

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    polished up

    Then I removed the intake resonator box
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    quite a big bit of kit too.


    I changed the lights through out the car for SMD's and Cree LED's
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    gave the brakes and suspension a quick clean up, yes they went pink! It was supposed to be a deep red/purple :lol:
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    this was after another coat when I miked in some black paint to darken them up
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    Then I think it was the center section of the exhaust I had removed for 2.5" stainless which gave it a slightly louder tone when you open it up.
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    The next job I tackled took me tow or three days too do! the Wheel refurb OEM Penta's the paint was shocking, I couldn't justify paying for powder coat when they where going to be replaced later, I just had to tidy them up for last years Japfest car show.

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    the tools

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    the dirt!
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  2. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    one prepped, one not

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    primered

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    dropped in a Team MFactory magnetic sump plug.

    and then just before japfest 2012 (i think) I sanded down the headlights because they where full of stone chips

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    polished and waxed to protect against the UV again.

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    shot of the car rolling into japfest with the Go pro's on for our Civic convoy
     
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  3. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    a couple of months later this happend :Angry:

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    I got reversed into while driving out of a car park, they admitted fault straight away but I was so devastated, Luckily it wasn't a write off I was told it would be fixed through insurance, I actually got the chance to change the color by putting extra money towards it so I had a think about it and in the mean time I started to prep the car while I waited for it all to be organised.

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    borrowed my mates arch roller and got them done why it didn't matter if the paint split ready for future stance :Smile:

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    this is the color up close
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    as you can see by the pictures the wheel color doesn't go with the car now so I re did them matt black.
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  4. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Wow! SuperB mods on car :Thumbup: I really like the new color :Wink: Shines so well! And pink calipers looked great, funny but exclusive :Thumbup:
     
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  5. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Yeah those pink calipers where certainly different haha, I'll post up the rest of the pictures tonight, I didn't realise how many there where to out up in one go.
     
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  6. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Great mods, thanks for posting up :Thumbup:

    Looking forward to seeing some more :Smile:

    How much did the repspray cost you and how much prep work did you do yourself ?

    Also where did you get the straight though exhaust peice ?

    Could you do a youtube clip of how it sounds ?

    I'm intrigued by that mod, simple and affective :Hey:
     
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  7. Paul Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Wow. Great looking car!
     
  8. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I went to a custom exhaust maker to get the middle boxes cut out I'm sure it freed up the exhaust flow and a little extra BHP, it does sound better but it doesn't get any deeper It's more of a louder purr on cold mornings and when you put your foot down, as your cruising along its still dead silent It's good but I'll still be changing the rear section when I can I like the deep louder tones.

    The respray was £2,350 because it was a color change it needed to be sprayed inside all the doors, the frame, boot and bonnet all the extra work really adds to the price, I didn't do any prep work myself I left it to the body shop to do it all.
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    Here is the next batch of photo's

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    freshly waxed, rain beading

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    rear window tinted

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    tailor made car mats, much better = )

    Here's one of the main updates, ordered a set of the new Tein StreetFlex coil overs (the first set for a CL9 in the uk I think) and a set of Ingalls rear camber/toe arms
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    picture shows the max drop compared to max raised height.
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    rears
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    Lifting It's rear leg the sign of a good chassis :lol:

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    Fitted and dropped just below the tires, they have been dropped 15mm more from this picture.

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    Then I had the rear driver window replaced (because it was scratched bad) before tinting them and also changed the front screen why I was at it because it was littered in small stone chips.

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    Finally got round to tinting the rear side windows


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    Mugen style wind deflectors fitted.

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    went for a road trip with the local Honda club
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    These camber arms gave me a lot of trouble because of the subframe bolts being seized solid in the arm bushings:Angry:

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    After taking it to a friends works (citreon garage) trying to free them up they just wouldn't budge so I have to bring out the saw :Rolf:

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    made quick work of removing them after I went and bought the right metal blade for it!

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    went a bit crazy on them, payback for all the hastle they caused

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    this shows the bolt almost fused to the bushing metal casing, safe to say the new ones where heavily copper greased.

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    Fitted both new arms on each side and new ARB end links.

    Next I decided to give the suspension arms a fresh coat of paint
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  9. Dave Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    The car looks brilliant I really like the colour! You've put a lot of work into it and its paid off big time! :Smile:
     
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  10. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thanks Dave, Still more pictures to add, I just needed someone to reply before it would let me post more photo's I'm not liking how it merges your posts if your posting straight after another one of your posts if that makes sense lol


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    two different lights I was trying out SMD on the left, quad LED on the right
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    these are my current number plate lights, 16xSMD's with a clear housing they produce an insane amount of light in comparison to all the others I have tried.

    Then a friend did a mini photo shoot on the car just after I put the Tein's on as you can see it wasn't sat as low as it is now.
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    now these photo's where taken just over a week ago using my camera phone just after giving the car a full detail.
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    This is the stage the car is at now, the next thing I'll be putting on is my new Weapon-R 4-2-1 Stainless manifold when it arrives = )

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    Japfest 2013 picture from Saturday just gone.

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    re wrapped the fog lights before we went into the show too

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  11. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Fantastic looking car.Hats off to you for spending time and money on it.
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  12. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Loads of money getting color change.. :Aghast: But so worth it! That color looks so great :Wink:

    Is it genuine mugen vent visors or replicas, mate?
     
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  13. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Replicas, I wasn't paying over 200 when I could get the same thing for 50.
     
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  14. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    Oh yeah sure, if you were able to find replicas for just £50, that's perfect! :Wink:
     
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  15. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    There on ebay intruder the guy has sold loads of them.



    Weapon-R manifold arrived today so here's a few pictures of the quality :Grin:


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  16. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Glad to see you made it from Facebook, I'll do a slot on the member's car feature shortly for you :Smile:

    Got to say, your car really is an inspiration. I have nearly the exact same spec, same original colour too.

    What ever happened to your original spoiler?
     
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  17. intruder Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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    "Off street use only" heh.. :Wink:

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    How many extra horses this should give?
     
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  18. Accord-Brit Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I still have the spoiler here, I was going to sell it on.

    These give you around 20BHP if you use the de-cat pipe too, there's a dyno graph with stock mani and then this fitted so It's proven gains too.
     
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  19. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    If you've got a price in mind, drop me a PM dude.
     
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  20. cred Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    magnificent... simply magnificent

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