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Old 04-24-2018, 01:29 PM
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08/08/2018:
The car is starting to come along real nicely (imo) as far as aesthetics goes. Car is running mighty smooth with the ktuner, and electronic throttle controller. With just a few more bolt on's, the car should be ready for a custom tune/etune.

A few more touches, and then the car will undergo its final external mod ...a color change. The interior is still screaming for leather ...

How she sits as of 08-08-2018:


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06/28/2018:
When I first created this thread back in April, I was unclear of the direction this car build will be going in. With some GK5 knowledge under my belt, I now have a better understanding for these cars and have some things planned for it. One constant will remain, this build will stay budget friendly, and semi-practical

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Hi Everyone! My name is Dennis and I'm from San Diego. I recently picked up an 2015 Fit LX (6 spd) with 23k on the odometer

For the most part, this will be a simple and reliable DD. The inner Ricer in me runs strong, so mods will come slowly but surely. I'll do my best to update this thread as often as I can

How she sits as of 04-24-2018:

Just lowered 1.5 inch thanks to D2 Racing, lowering springs
 

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AUDIO
Rockford Fosgate Prime R165X3 6-1/2" 3-way Speakers ($39.99)
Rockford Fosgate Prime R1675X2 6-3/4" 2-way Speakers ($34.19)
Rockford Fosgate Punch P1675 6-3/4" 3-way Speakers ($69.99)
Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-SE 6.5" 2-way Component Speakers W External Crossovers ($99.60)
Rockford Fosgate Prime R250X4 4-Channel Amplifier ($90.40)
Rockford Fosgate Prime R300X4 4-Channel Amplifier ($109.06)
Rockford Fosgate P300-10 Punch Powered Loaded 10-Inch Subwoofer Enclosure ($144.45)
Rockford Fosgate P300-12 Punch Powered Loaded 12-Inch Subwoofer Enclosure ($158.38)
$437.03

INTERIOR
Razo RG47 3000R Hybrid 270 mm Wide Angle Rear View Mirror ($8.28)
Broadway BW247 300mm Convex Mirror with Clear Frame ($10.29)
Husky WeatherBeater™ Floor Liners 99491 ($111.11)
Honda Cargo Tray (08U45-T5A-10) ($50.00)
Honda Trunk Cover - Cargo Area Cover (08U35-T5A-100) ($127.46)
Highland (9501300) Black Three-Pocket Storage Net ($11.67)
Razo RA123 GT Spec 270G Shift Knob ($22.87)
K&N Cabin Air Filter (VF2033) ($33.55)
Maxboost Dashboard, Universal Durahold Magnetic Car Mount w/Extended Adjustable Arm ($15.99)
TechMatte MagGrip Dashboard Mount, Windshield Magnetic Universal Car Mount Holder ($6.40)
Vantrue R2 Dash Cam - 2K Ultra HD 170 Wide Angle ($69.99)
ScanGauge SGIIFFP (Scan Gauge 2) ($80.00)
Pedal Commander Electronic Throttle Controller (PC72) ($174.39)
Ebay Aluminum Pedals (Foot Rest, Clutch, Brake, Gas Pedal) ($25.49)
Intro-Tech Custom Fitted Windshield Sun Shade (HD-88B) ($19.00)
$766.49

EXTERIOR
Groupon Special Tint - 35% All Around SunTek Film ($150?)
Ebay Mugen Replica Visors (Refunded)
Beat-Sonic FDA4S Silver Universal Functional Shark Fin Antenna ($28.81)
Roof Vinyl Wrap (VViViD XPO Black Gloss - 3mil) ($32.00)
Hood Vinyl Wrap (VViViD Black Tech Art Gloss Carbon Fiber - 6mil) ($23.01)
Hella BX Trumpet Horns (012010911 - Honda Harness) ($9.99)
$243.81

LIGHTING
Philips X-treme Vision +130% Headlight Bulbs (12342XVS2) (H4 60/55W) ($21.99)
Philips RacingVision +150% Headlight Bulbs (12342RVS2) (H4 60/55W) ($28.94/SOLD)
Honda FootWell Lighting - Interior Illumination (08E10-T5A-100) ($78.75)
Ebay Replica - Illuminated Door Sills ($45.89)
Mini Bi-LED Projector Lens "Retrofit" - 3600Lumens - 6000K (H4 60W) ($50.99)
Smd Led Panels All Throughout Interior ($19.64)
  • 20 smd = Map Lights
  • 40 smd = Dome Light
  • 12 smd = Trunk Light
$195.27

SUSPENSION, TIRES, WHEELS, DRIVETRAIN
Koni Orange STR.T Shocks/Struts (8750-1102L/R, 8050-1131) ($225.36)
D2 Racing Lowering Springs (D-SP-HN-34) (SOLD)
B&G Suspension Lowering Springs (28.1.080) (SOLD)

Tein S.Tech Lowering Springs (SKB74-AUB00) (SOLD)
Swift Lowering Springs (4H021) ($150.00)
ISC N1 Basic Fully Adjustable Coilovers (H015B - 6kg/mm, 5gk/mm) (SOLD)
Tein Street Advance Z Thread Type Coilovers (GSB80-91AS2) ($382.50)
Konig Dial In 15x7J et35 Wheels ($360)
Ventus V2 Concept 2 H457 195 /50 R15 82H SL BSW Tires ($42.88 After Rebates)
Kuhmo Ecsta Ast 225/50/R15 Tires (SOLD +180)
Oem LX Wheels/Tires (SOLD +180)
Gorilla Automotive 71631NBC Acorn Black Chrome Wheel Locks ($21.49)
Gorilla Automotive 21133BC Small Diameter Acorn Black Lugs ($16.01)
Coyote Wheel Accessories 73-5615 Hub Centric Ring (73mm OD to 56.15mm ID) ($8.11)
Acuity Shifter Cable Bushings ($59.50)
Oem Torque Rod - Forsch Polymer Corp 80A HP Liquid Urethane Mod ($40.98)
Megan Racing Front Lower Control Arm Brace (MRS-HA-1290) ($35.20)
Moog Problem Solver Stabilizer Bar Links ( K750837/ K750838) ($37.01)
SPC Camber Bolts (81260) ($20.00)
$1039.04

PERFORMANCE, ENGINE
K&N Air Filter (33-5027) (27.91)
Intake Resonator Chamber Blocked Off Mod ($0.00)
Weapon-R Secret Weapon Intake (301-175-101) ($138.00)
Sumole Ram Air Duct Scoop Thingee ($175.00)
Bisimoto Pulse Chamber Axle-Back Exhaust (BMPCGK5) ($329.99)
Fumoto F-106 Engine Oil Drain Valve ($16.74)
Authentic Baffled "Oil Catch Can" (Heinmo/Ruien) ($33.99)
Savanini Throttle Body Spacer ($46.04)
KtunerFlash v1.2 Engine Computer Tuner (included tune/stage 1 map) ($331.50)
$1099.17




$3798.31 as of 08/16/2018
 

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Installing the springs was a breeze. the rears took roughly 15 mins from unbolting the stock springs, to installing the d2's and bolting everything back in







1 simple bolt on each side and the springs almost drop out on their own. with a help of a pry bar, took less than a minute each side to pull out the rear springs



reverse the order when installing the new spring. note ... the d2 spring itself is smaller, so no need for any pry bars or any sort, just slap her right in!

TIME!
(we were shooting for 15 mins, ah well, missed it by 1 min)
 

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Welcome, Dennis. Looking good so far!
 
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The fronts were rather simple too. Only 1 bolt on the top, I'm used to seeing 3 up there. No complaints here, less bolts means less work!


for those who do not have a spring compressor ... we were able to pull off the disassemble of the passenger just fine w/o the need for spring compressors. sketchy .... but .... it came out just fine!





in a few weeks, will come back in this area to install camber bolts and a front sway bar. as a huge bonus, camber bolts from my old wrx just so happen to fit on this car ... yay!
 

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Welcome, Dennis. Looking good so far!
thanks for the warm welcome. your thread is INSANE clean and organized. I'll be a repeat visitor on there. I hope you like being bothered with a ton of questions =)
 
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thanks for the warm welcome. your thread is INSANE clean and organized. I'll be a repeat visitor on there. I hope you like being bothered with a ton of questions =)
Thank you so much!

I do, so don't feel bad!
 
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Your ride looks nice. And thanks for the pics on the installation. About those Philips bulbs. I hope that you plan on getting a few more sets, bc the ones that I had would eventually burn out.
 
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Nice and clean, looking forward to more updates
 
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Happy Monday everyone!

And thank you all for the kind words so far, even though my car is "meh" you guys find a way to make it seem special/less meh. Today's post will be sharing my fun weekend playing with bulbs!


oem bulbs, about 1136 lux


(disclaimer, lux meter held down with my own human hands. there is def room for error)
 
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I'll be comparing Philips X-tremeVsion (+130%) and Philips RacingVision (+150%)

(I'm in no way paid to do this.... I simply have no life and like to test stuff out and compare things with no reason. But .... if someone out there wants to pay me to review stuff, I'm game.... hmu)











1453 lux for the x-treme visions (+130%)


1665 lux for the racing visions (+150%)
 

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and here are some shots of the bulbs installed. pics are shot from the front of the car, above the roof line, and then from inside the cabin


x-treme vision (+130%)





racing vision (+150%)







conclusion .... I honestly cant tell teh diff. other than, the racing visions do slightly look a little more white/blue (closer to 4000k as far as looks go)

as far as light output, the lux meter does suggest the racing visions output more light. but my human eyes, cant tell the diff. it was a darn fun experiment tho! I hope you guys enjoyed this as much as I did
 

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Thanks for the light bulb comparo!
 
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Very nice ride height. Awesome first mod that makes a big difference
 
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Thanks LegenD. I'm gonna give koni orange's a try soon, wondering what the fuss is all about. I'm one of those people who likes to buy and try stuff. With some lucky, maybe it will lower the car just a TAD bit more.... lol.


Recent mod, Sumole Ram Air Duct Scoop Thingee:




Butt Dyno says, there is a little more power gained, even if its just a small amount. MPG appears to be worse.... but.... I'll follow up with that with Fuelly data after a few more tanks of gas
 

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While shopping for Cargo Cover's, I noticed .... for one reason or another the 2018s have a diff PN and, are cheaper:

Cargo Cover - $194.28
84400-T5R-C01ZA
Vehicle Fitment = 2015, 2016, 2017 Honda FIT 5-DOOR
https://www.hondapartsguys.com/oem-p...-84400t5rc01za

Cargo Area Cover - $105.00
08U35-T5A-100
Vehicle Fitment = 2018 Honda FIT 5-DOOR
https://www.hondapartsguys.com/oem-p...er-08u35t5a100


Needless to say, I called BS and ordered the 2018 one anyways. And guess what .... it fits just fine!





 
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Is the pic in the first post after the spring install?
 
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Is the pic in the first post after the spring install?
correct. lowered 1.5 inch thanks to D2 Racing, lowering springs
 
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Originally Posted by evilchargerfan View Post
Thanks LegenD. I'm gonna give koni orange's a try soon, wondering what the fuss is all about. I'm one of those people who likes to buy and try stuff. With some lucky, maybe it will lower the car just a TAD bit more.... lol.
It seems like a popular mod for sure. They're better quality over the stock setup so you can't go wrong. Unless I'm not up to date, I don't think there are any GK specific, so people just use the ones from the older gen. Fits?
 
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Originally Posted by [LegenD] View Post
It seems like a popular mod for sure. They're better quality over the stock setup so you can't go wrong. Unless I'm not up to date, I don't think there are any GK specific, so people just use the ones from the older gen. Fits?
I was late to the party, but I did recently discover that Ge8 suspension stuff (like springs and struts) do fit on a GK5. So that said, I ordered Koni Orange's for a 2nd gen, and happily it was cheaper. Funny how, some years have cheaper parts than other years. Like my Trunk Cargo Cover, for some reason the PN for the 2018's are cheaper than the PN for the 2015-2017 .... go figure
 
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