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What's up guys, my name is Corwin. I've been a member of this forum for a around 3 years now, but forgot my password for a good while. Figured I might as well make a build thread on here. Here goes.....


When I first bought the car in August 2008 before my senior year of high school (can't believe I've had it almost 5 years already). The paint looked great (at the time), mileage wasn't too bad (145k) and the car had been well maintained.





As a high school kid who didn't know any better, I bought some "JDM" headlights and smoked bumper lights......



Thank god, before I fully hopped on board the eBay rice train, I met some other Accord guys at the 2010 Eibach meet. I joined the biggest 5th Gen Accord forum, and got my head on straight. Then real modding began.

Picked up a 94/95 Accord grill (no H logo) and retrofitted a 94/95 Accord front lip (more aggressive).

My some miracle (and a little bit of luck) I got my hands on a set or rare Honda Access Coupe rain visors (only optional on Japanese Accords).

I next picked up a a set of 94 EX Accord alloy wheels, to replace my steelies. I also ordered a set of brand new Depo SiR Accord replica headlights.

I then won a set of Eibach Sportline springs from an Facebook contest.

After this, I did a mini-Accord shoot with some friends.




After this, I lost my job and was unemployed for almost a year. Even though I didn't have money for mods, the car still performed DD duties like a champ, which was all I needed.

When I finally started my current job, and started having money to spare, the modding started again.

Picked up an AEM SRI, front and rear Arospeed strut bars, Accord SiR clear bumper lights, and de-ambered my stock tail lights. Also replaced my stock shocks (now long blown) with some lightly used KYB GR2s.



Next, I found a set of bnib Tanabe sway bars for my car at a laughable price. I have an LX (no rear sway bar), so I had source an EX rear subframe and swap them. Was a PITA, but totally worth it.

At this point, I was happy with how the car was for the time being. I got myself pretty much completely out of debt (other than school loans). It was a nice feeling, and I just saved my money and enjoyed my car.

Fast forward 6 months (now April 2013), and I was ready to start with the car again. First thing I did was trade my suspension setup for what I really wanted....Koni Yellows and Ground Control coilovers with custom 10k front 8k rear springs.

After hunting on Zilvia for a few months, I picked up some 5Zigen FN01R-Cs 17x8 +35 in titanium bronze. They were a little rough (curb rash, scratches, peeling paint), but for 2 bills I wasn't complaing. I wrapped them in Federal SS595 215/45/17 tires.

Since I had a big meet coming up (Cali Accord Meet, largest Accord meet in the country), I then focused on getting the car looking presentable. First was a full detail job to try and restore my now fading single stage paint. You can see the faded paint in the middle, and the detailed sections on the side.

I decided to plasti-dip my wheels white, to cover the blemishes, plus I'm a sucker for white on black (my dream wheels are Regamaster Evos). The actually came out better than expected.

I also ditched my OEM grill for an authentic one......picked up a Plus1 mesh grill.

All ready for the meet.

And some shots from CAM.


Mod List

Engine:

-AEM short ram intake
-FFC battery tie down
-FFC radiator brackets


Suspension

-Koni Yellows
-Ground Control coilover sleeves w/ custom 10k front and 8k rear springs
-Arospeed front and rear strut tower braces
-Tanabe 30mm front and 22mm rear sway bars
-Energy suspension endlinks


Wheels
17x8 +35 5Zigen FN01R-C
215/45/17 Federal SS595


Exterior:

-Depo blackhoused JDM headlights
-Plus1 mesh grill
-94/95 Accord front lip
-94/95 Accord rear lip
-Authentic JDM window visors
-SiR bumper lights
-De-ambered tail lights

Interior:

-Pioneer DEH-1200MP headunit

In the Works (parts I have, but are yet to be installed)

94 SiR flushmount wing

SiR front lip

front rotor-over-hub (ROH) conversion (Accords are hub-over-rotor for some reason, so stupid)


Future Plans

- custom extended front top hats
- 11.1" OEM big brake upgrade (Prelude rotors, Odyssey calipers)
- 5-speed swap (H22 transmission for shorter gearing with Accord 5th gear for highway driving)
- Polyurethane bushings all around
- rear disc brake conversion with new master cylinder, 40/40 prop valve, stainless brake lines
- custom 2.5" exhaust (most likely Magnaflow muffler, Vibrant resonator, and custom piping)
- DC Sports header (because C.A.R.B. legal)
-Full Fat Four Customs package for my car.....3-point front strut bar, rear strut bar, LCAs and toe arms with poly bushings.


As you can probably tell, all of my future mods are functional......the car will still be my DD, but I want to be able to take it to the occasional track day. So function is the main goal for now.

Thanks for reading my long-winded intro, and I'll keep you guys updated as I make progress on the build.<br /><br />
Modified by 96accordlx at 2:37 PM 6/12/2013<br /><br />
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I really like the car. Congrats! It looks good!
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Nice job on the detailing. I am in for more!
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Nice start ! In for MOAR
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Thanks a lot guys!
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Great progress so far! Where did you get the front brake conversion from?

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nice build any interior updates
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The brake upgrade is from a 97-99 Acura CL 2.3. They have the same frame and suspension components as the Accord, but are ROH instead of HOR. So its pretty much a direct swap. I'll be using 92-96 Prelude VTEC rotors, because they are larger 11.1" vs. 10" but still 4x114 lug pattern.


For the interior, I only have a few plans. New speakers, Nardi or Momo steering wheel with a quick release, Recaro Speed seats, and I may dye the interior black.


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nicely done so far.

be on the look out for Mugen accord goodies. they are out there, if that is what you are looking for.


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Nice seeing something a bit different being built correctly.
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Thanks guys.

I have a good amount of friends with Mugen Accord parts. The only Mugen part I want is a grill. The other stuff (lips, wing, etc) wouldnt flow with my build direction.


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Little update for you guys......been collecting some parts.


Magnaflow dual tip muffler


DC Sports header (CARB legal)

Within the next couple weeks, I'll be piecing together the rest of the exhaust system......new OEM gaskets for the header, 2.5" mandrel bent piping, Magnaflow 18" resonator.


Got my custom extended top hats from my friend.


1st Gen Odyssey brake calipers (for OEM BBK upgrade). Just need some 23T caliper brackets and 92-96 Prelude VTEC rotors and I'm good to go with the swap.


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