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Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:31 pm
by unicyclingtom
I've had my Honda Civic Aerodeck for about 3 years now and this is what I've done so far


Here is my Cascade Green Pearl coloured VTi deck as I brought it, with full Honda History and only 58k
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First 'Mod' I have done, (if you can call it a Mod) was to get a full Thule roof rack system capable of carrying my family's collection of mountain bikes. I brought Thule Aero bars and the foot pack together with 4x Thule Pro ride cycle carriers

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Oh and a dog guard!!

Then I got a custom made cat back system, because you can't buy an off the shelf one for the Aerodeck

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:)

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:35 pm
by unicyclingtom
I then upgraded the panel filter to K&N added Denso iridium Plugs, and Hamp shortie oil filter.


I then found a super rare OEM mid level spoiler

It's going to be the only one in the WORLD in Cascade Green Pearl

And here it is

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and fitted.

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I then set about de-badging the rear of the Civic :)

I have left two badges on the back

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Cracked out the old Humbrol paints and had a little bash at tidying up the Aerodeck one :D

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Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:38 pm
by unicyclingtom
Then I had to sort out the terrible handling of the Aerodeck, First port of call was the MG ZS 180 Shocks and springs.

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A friend from the civic5 owners club lent me a had fitting them.

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Then I drove it home, Fook me sideways the wrong end of a brush! What a difference!
I can now Pilot round a rounabout without feeling sea sick and when the IABS open the back end doesn't bog down anymore.

Before and after shot to give you an idea of the drop. It's very small

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Now it drives like a proper car!! Not a boat :mrgreen:

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:44 pm
by unicyclingtom
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4 Bikes, 4 People, 1 Dog, 1 Unicycle and all the tools and Kit for a day out on the bikes, no problem and still enough power to overtake stuff on the way home
And the best news, the MGZS suspension has been brilliant even under a full load.

The Aerodeck as standard doesn't even have an anti-roll bar :shock: :shock:
So I got an MG ZS 180 one.

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The Handling has gone from Granddad to great! :mrgreen:

I then got hold of a second hand Jap-speed 4-1 manifold and de-cat :twisted:

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Cleaned it up and wrapped it.

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And fitted it.

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I then set about a full chrome delete, the chrome annoyed me! :x

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Much better!

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Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:51 pm
by unicyclingtom
Then I found some new wheels :mrgreen:

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The rear wheels, just caught the arches so I had the rears rolled.

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And so far that's it!

I do love a good Aerodeck stuffing, this was our holiday to Cornwall in August..

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:D

And this is how the Civic sounds currently..

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It's slow because it had two bikes and a unicycle on the roof!! :)

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:10 pm
by Chris Type R
Sweet build thread mate don't see these cars very often thumbs up from me :D

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:27 pm
by LEX11S
cool little build thread you have there somthing very differnt

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:46 pm
by unicyclingtom
Chris Type R wrote:Sweet build thread mate don't see these cars very often thumbs up from me :D


Thanks, there are even less modified ones about ;)

LEX11S wrote:cool little build thread you have there somthing very differnt


I've always had a thing for estate cars, but when the estate car has a de-tuned type R engine in it :D :D

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:23 pm
by RickFury
Absolutly kool motor,love it and the sound :) .
Wheres that tunnel to ?

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Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:34 pm
by unicyclingtom
RickFury wrote:Absolutly kool motor,love it and the sound :) .
Wheres that tunnel to ?

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You have to travel a bit to get to it ;)

It's on the A40 Monmouth South Wales, nothing like it round these parts!

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:30 pm
by RickFury
unicyclingtom wrote:
RickFury wrote:Absolutly kool motor,love it and the sound :) .
Wheres that tunnel to ?

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You have to travel a bit to get to it ;)

It's on the A40 Monmouth South Wales, nothing like it round these parts!


Damn :shock: , if it was close, i would spend all day there lol :lol: :lol:

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:35 am
by unicyclingtom
RickFury wrote:
unicyclingtom wrote:
RickFury wrote:Absolutly kool motor,love it and the sound :) .
Wheres that tunnel to ?

rf


You have to travel a bit to get to it ;)

It's on the A40 Monmouth South Wales, nothing like it round these parts!


Damn :shock: , if it was close, i would spend all day there lol :lol: :lol:


South Wales is blessed with some mighty fine dual carriageway tunnels. Closest thing round here is the bridge that goes underneath the new Weymouth relief road and that's all over in a couple of seconds. :(

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:40 am
by Tomo
Looks good, definately fit for purpose.

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:03 pm
by unicyclingtom
Tomo wrote:Looks good, definately fit for purpose.


Last night on the way home I remembered how much fun being on my own and staying in second gear is down the back lanes :) :)

Definitely practical and exciting ;)

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:34 pm
by Lady Lexus
Great build thread there, loving the colour :-)

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:32 am
by unicyclingtom
Missy-Type-R wrote:Great build thread there, loving the colour :-)


Thanks. :)

The colour has definitely grown on me :mrgreen:

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:04 pm
by Jizzworx
practical and tastefull would look awsome satin black...

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:42 am
by unicyclingtom
Jizzworx wrote:practical and tastefull would look awsome satin black...


To be honest I'm not a fan of the whole satin/matt black thing on my own car, someone else's, awesome! ;)

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:30 pm
by unicyclingtom
Little update.

Got some clear side repeaters from an MG ZS!

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8-)

Re: Unicyclingtom's MC2 Honda Civic.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:34 pm
by Lady Lexus
it's funny how just little things make such a difference, looks good :)