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Old 04-16-2012, 04:01 PM
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Here's a video I recently found from the Raceline USA Open Track Day at Buttonwillow on Easter Sunday. You can see my FG3 starting from 5:50. Enjoy!

Buttonwillow #13 CW Civic 4-8-2012 2nd race - YouTube
 
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:27 PM
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your taste and mod-sense (if that is even a word) towards the Fit and this Civic are very well chosen. Really look forward to see how you improve this new 9th generation Civic (two thumbs up)
 
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:32 PM
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your taste and mod-sense (if that is even a word) towards the Fit and this Civic are very well chosen. Really look forward to see how you improve this new 9th generation Civic (two thumbs up)
Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it. I have a few plans in store for my FG3. Just waiting on the aftermarket to release some parts already. I already have a set of wheels, but they won't go on until I get a set of coilovers.
 
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Just ordered Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs. I'm going to pick them up and install them next week.
 
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Finally picked up the Eibach Pro-Kit yesterday and installed them onto the FG3. Not too much of a drop, but for the price I got them for, I can't complain. Also since they're the only lowering springs available for the FG3/FB2, I really can't complain. Lol! Overall, I'm quite pleased with the Pro-Kit. The ride is not much different from stock. A little stiffer as expected, but nothing close to being uncomfortable. The stock dampers work brilliantly with the increased spring rates. Brake dive has been minimized also along with with body roll. I can't wait to see what Lana can do at Willow Springs International Raceway and Streets of Willow later on this month!

Now for a couple of pictures. Enjoy!



 
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Since Work was out of stock of Matte Black 11Rs, I had no choice but to get two bronze ones this week in order to let me friend borrow them for the Super Street Magazine FF Battle 4 this coming Saturday at the Streets of Willow at Willow Springs International Raceway. After this weekend, I'm going to move the black 11Rs to the left side and the bronze ones to the right. This setup will have to do until I can order another two Matte Bronze 11Rs.



 
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I see a new trend coming, different colored wheels on each side of the car lol. I like those 11Rs a lot, it will go well with your car's color. Or maybe instead of buying new wheels, just teal powdercoat what you have now, it'll be a throwback to your GE8 lol.
 
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Vanct View Post
I see a new trend coming, different colored wheels on each side of the car lol. I like those 11Rs a lot, it will go well with your car's color. Or maybe instead of buying new wheels, just teal powdercoat what you have now, it'll be a throwback to your GE8 lol.
Lol! Thanks bro. I don't think I want to go with teal again. I have been thinking about going red... Thoughts?
 
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Here's a cool shot from yesterday at Willow Springs International Raceway taken by my buddy from JDM Zip Ties.

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:33 PM
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^Nice, the new Civics have a pretty sleek profile.

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Lol! Thanks bro. I don't think I want to go with teal again. I have been thinking about going red... Thoughts?
IMO, I would do neutral, silver, polish, or colder colors, it would flow with your paint better. But there are exceptions, just depends on the wheel really.
 
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Took Lana to The Streets of Willow on Sunday for a few laps before trying out Big Willow.



What the front tires looked like after 3 laps at SOW and 3 laps at Big Willow. The OEM Continental ContiProContact tires held up pretty well to allow me to take Turn 8 flat out reaching over 100 MPH. However, due to the heat, they started giving up during my 2nd hot lap which forced me to retire.



Finally put on the 11Rs last night. I'm really liking the bronze more than the black.

 
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Whoa. The Generals didn't enjoy FF Battle lol
 
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Whoa. The Generals didn't enjoy FF Battle lol
Yeah, my boy Andy Hope tore the shit out of them. Lol!
 
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Photo was taken last night by my buddy Danny Nguyen from JDM Zip Ties. Car was super dirty and I can't wait to get coilovers and close the ugly wheel gap!
 
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Will look so rad once low.
 
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It's a well built machine from what I've experienced so far. It looks great, the chassis is extremely rigid, and it has more power than my GE8, which also a plus. Can't forget to mention that it's a 5-Speed.
 
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Originally Posted by mike410b View Post
Will look so rad once low.
Right? Waiting on a reputable company to release coilovers... I need the wheel gap to be closed like YESTERDAY.

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It's a well built machine from what I've experienced so far. It looks great, the chassis is extremely rigid, and it has more power than my GE8, which also a plus. Can't forget to mention that it's a 5-Speed.
Thanks! Do you have a 9th gen Civic too?
 
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