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Ben.H
Some of you may have seen this thread I made a couple of weeks ago. But if you didn't, my dad's LS400 was for sale, fast forward a bit and it sold. So obviously my dad was then without a car, now this is the 21st century and let's be honest, if you don't have a car, you're bollocksed. So the search was on, criteria was a sensible family car, under 2.0 and not silly money to buy and run (A lot like the Alfa he had before, but then sold, hmm...). Anyway a couple of days later he comes home with this




A 2001 Honda Accord 1.8i VTEC 'Sport' with 11 Months MOT for a very fair £750. Good buy I say, but as we all know some things are always too good to be true, and before we knew it, VTEC kicked in just a little bit too hard...



That is of course the car just after being towed home by a friend. The real story is that my dad actually bought the car with a slipping clutch, hence the decent price (Was originally up for £900). He thought he'd get at least a few more days out of it but it decided to f**k itself up on the way home, cue 6,000rpm and no movement. Still, one of them things. So now that's been replaced and it's all very good stuff.

We ordered a little something though...



Even though it looks like one it really isn't a dildo, or a vibrator for that matter. It is of course an über JDM tight dori dori dorifto sideways S14 AE86 Type-R 2JZ GT-R gear knob. Which means my dad now gets an extra 50bhp and he can drift his FWD car. So we fitted it, as you do.




The difference is immense, we beat a gay white and black Toyota with some stupid Japanese writing on it in a drift battle on the way home.

There's a list of jobs that need doing though, tidying it up mainly, you might be able to see the damage to the bumpers in the photos, the previous owner didn't really look after it too much tbh, so we'll get the outside tidied up, some new bumpers may be on the cards. Also, the interior is f**kING DISGUSTING, f**king smells of all sorts of nasty s**t and the seats have some weird stains. So the seats will be replaced ASAFP, my dad wants either the Recaro seats from the Type-R or the leather seats from the Executive trim level. But if I'm sly enough I may be able to get him to look aftermarket (If anyone's selling cheap Bride seats let me know). We may add some nice JDM influenced modifications too. Nothing too OTT, maybe some wind deflectors, a new steering wheel and some minor stickerage. The F18B2 engine isn't bad, not too sure if it's very tuneable, but tbh my dad's not too fussed about getting his hands dirty under the bonnet anyway, he would like some new wheels however and he did seem to like the idea of lowering springs, but we'll have to see how that pans out.

Anyway I've written WAY too much now
the stigster
where can i get me one of those there gear sticks and how much is gunna have to come out my pocket?
shame about the car though, got a little project now
Ben.H
Just search on eBay for "JDM Drift Knob", I think it cost us something like £30 with postage and stuff. And it's cool I think, many a time my dad's said "We'll get a project going", but there was never anything that could realistically be done until now
Robb.
SWEET.
s**t's got potential.
Do it ASAMFPN.
DMC-12
Woah I bet you did great down mt akina with that knob. You should get some tyte bbs lms nig.
Alekz.
RESPONSE
Ben.H
Thank you Alex

I did some quick measurements with my (dad's) trusty tape measure. For this car to be reasonably 'flush' yet practical we should aim to lower it 50mm on some 9 inch wide wheels. My dad likes Rota Grids (Fake Volk TE37s basically, we can't afford real ones). Rota sell them in 15x7 and 15x8 sizes. The standard wheels are 16x8, so we could put on some small spacers to get it sitting pretty.
Onii-chan
the knob <3

does it lights up?
uiui
That knob is generic played out model.And wtf 2 ol schoolers are back?
Onii-chan
shut up uiui

that knob is better than ur whole existance
the stigster
QUOTE (Ben.H @ Sep 23 2011, 05:42 PM) *
Just search on eBay for "JDM Drift Knob", I think it cost us something like £30 with postage and stuff. And it's cool I think, many a time my dad's said "We'll get a project going", but there was never anything that could realistically be done until now

cheers, id love to get a project going but my dads not really into it and neithers my step dad, so i got to go solo and i have no money to get one started... sucks
Ben.H
Nah it doesn't light up Andrew, not that I know of anyway

Uiui, I am sorry that I'm not as JDM tight as you are, I'll try harder in future

@the stigster; Yeah I'm pretty lucky that my dad appreciates nice cars, that said everything has potential so if you can convince them to let you work on it
uiui
QUOTE (AndrewGMC @ Sep 23 2011, 08:40 PM) *
that knob is better than ur whole existance

And ur point is?Im just sayin that I saw that knob many times.So why be mad huh.gif And Ben what are u sayin?What are u trying to say for me?Did I hurt you?Well sorry for that. sleep.gif
Ben.H
I was being sarcastic, dunno if you meant to or not but you came across pretty rude
uiui
Me rude?Why?Oh lets forget about this shall we?What about ur ex supercheap car?Lexus something?Its sold or still selling? mellow.gif
Ben.H
Alright then. It sold last week to some Romanian guys, won't be seeing it again now lol
Mkid
I'm not going to lie, that shift knob is retarded, especially in a Honda.
Ben.H
Why?
Mkid
Its a giant pink shift knob inside of a honda... need I say more?
Ben.H
It's called "Having a laugh with a cheap car". I don't see what's wrong with Hondas anyway
Mkid
nothing is wrong with Honda's. Its just usually that's something you do to a drift or VIP car... and even then I think its stupid.
Ben.H
Dude, it's a gearknob, there's more important things to worry about on a car
Brandon
I've never seen a Euro Accord before, but I like it haha it looks pretty cool. The tails remind me of Chaser. wub.gif <33
Unox.
it's his car, u can't stop him xd.gif
Mkid
umad? Just stating my opinion. I found this after a quick search. Its cheaper and looks loads better

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JDM-Honda-EG4-EG...d#ht_1713wt_952

Brandon
QUOTE (AndrewGMC @ Sep 23 2011, 11:40 AM) *
shut up uiui

that knob is better than ur whole existance


BAHAHAHAHA I just saw this.

Edit - Uh oh pointless.

Is there any more motor work that you know of that needs to be done on the car?
Ben.H
But that knob doesn't have the humour aspect of the dildo knob. For the record the standard knob is very similar to that, just with black writing
Mkid
*sadface* y u change nice knob to stoopid 1. I don't like when people do stupid stuff to a nice car just to be funny or follow a trend. I saw some guy at a car show hit his S13 with a hammar and etch words into the paint to make it look like a missile drifter. Pisses me off.
Ben.H
lol wat. You can't compare changing a gearknob to hammering bodywork

Oh well

Here's a photo I forgot to put up



Blue magic tree swag. Also just saw Brandon's edit, no there's none that we know of, it seems to run well enough, if something breaks it'll just get fixed, provided it isn't terminal, because that s**t would ruin my day
Mkid
I just ask that you please change it back eventually after you've had your laugh. I really hate those shift knobs. lol
Brandon
Ah that's pretty cool bud. toothygrin.gif Looks like a fun car to drive.

And duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude I like the shift knob. It makes you really jdm h0m13.
Ben.H
Okay, here's a list of modifications me and my dad discussed and that we'd like to do. In no particular order

- New headunit with iPod compatibility
- New speakers
- Subwoofer, nothing OTT, just something that give us some moderate bass and doesn't take up too much room or looks s**t
- New numberplates in different sizes
- Remove the 'Accord' and 'Sport' badges
- New wheels/tyres
- Lowering
- Laguna splitter, or an OEM front bumper with foglights and a lip, if such exists
- Wind deflectors
- Minor stickerage
- Spinners
- New exhaust, something that makes a nicer noise but isn't tacky or anything, nothing to in your face
- Paint cam cover, not sure what colour, not red though, don't want anyone to think we're trying to make it like a Type-R, because it isn't, performance wise anyway
- New seats, either the Type-R Recaros, Executive leather seats or maybe aftermarket ones
- New steering wheel, something swag like Nardi if my dad's feeling to splash out a bit
- Shark fin aerial
- Godfather or dixie horn

Along with repairing all the damage, there's some stuff that needs sorting, interior light isn't working for instance

This is what we want to do anyway, of course it's all down to money really
Unox.
QUOTE (Ben.H @ Sep 23 2011, 03:25 PM) *
- Spinners

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Ben.H
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9P8FzF6d5s

dey don't stop
Helmasaur King
Very cool, the power of dreams...
Henrique.
QUOTE (Brand0n. @ Sep 23 2011, 05:21 PM) *
The tails remind me of Chaser. wub.gif <33


i thought the same :U

nice car,would be cool an serious project on it
Shafz
Nice! I'm back.. just to comment on this. Love these accords, I believe the 2.2 typeV model has some of the bodyparts you're looking for.. (e.g. bumpers?) and I wouldn't put a nardi on it dude.. just cause it has a drivers airbag and its a daily, keep it safe.

To all you's bitchin' about the gearknob, it's not your car, you've stated your opinion, Bne likes it, it's just for a laugh, lets all chill eh?

Shafz.
Mkid
Did I mention you should ditch the shift knob?

trollolololm[1].png
Onii-chan


add a led under it, chicks dig it
Cooper
really cool, ben. get the Rota Grid Drift just cause they look better (if you do go with the grids

QUOTE (uiui @ Sep 24 2011, 05:35 AM) *
Me rude?Why?Oh lets forget about this shall we?What about ur ex supercheap car?Lexus something?Its sold or still selling? mellow.gif


PLEASE for the love of god, use a space after a '?'
Curtis
QUOTE (Ben.H @ Sep 23 2011, 11:25 PM) *
Okay, here's a list of modifications me and my dad discussed and that we'd like to do. In no particular order

- New headunit with iPod compatibility Keep an eye out at Aldi, My headunit was £30 from there
- New speakers Measure the door speakers you have, and pinch some from an executive car at a scrappers
- Subwoofer, nothing OTT, just something that give us some moderate bass and doesn't take up too much room or looks s**t Same again, but you will need an amp to power it
- New numberplates in different sizes I'm sure you could get a cheap set of 'show' plates online, just make sure you
- Remove the 'Accord' and 'Sport' badges First thing to do on your list, boil a kettle, get something thin, strong, but not sharp, and ease them away. Tar remover will see off all the gunk
- New wheels/tyres I've got no advice here, just see what you can get from another higher model
- Lowering If you're gonna lower it, don't f**k about with cheapskate stuff here, get genuine stuff, doesn't have to be expensive, just no cutting springs or anything silly like that
- Laguna splitter, or an OEM front bumper with foglights and a lip, if such exists just hit up the 'bay
- Wind deflectors these will probably be quite expensive on account of their rarity, so be careful
- Minor stickerage bombing is always fun, just grab yourself a stickerbomb book from amazon or ebay
- Spinners the f**k.
- New exhaust, something that makes a nicer noise but isn't tacky or anything, nothing to in your face as a general rule, cat-backs will provide a better noise than if you just buy a back-box/tailpipe combo, but is naturally more expensive
- Paint cam cover, not sure what colour, not red though, don't want anyone to think we're trying to make it like a Type-R, because it isn't, performance wise anyway just look for other details in the bay, and colour code accordingly
- New seats, either the Type-R Recaros, Executive leather seats or maybe aftermarket ones just ebay something from a higher model, see how easy it is to switch runners to a different car to really open up the options
- New steering wheel, something swag like Nardi if my dad's feeling to splash out a bit just leave it, if you must, look for a nicer wheel from a newer honda, at least you can keep the airbag
- Shark fin aerial make sure its a genuine one and not one of those s**tty door hangers off ebay
- Godfather or dixie horn demontweeks has everything you need for that

Along with repairing all the damage, there's some stuff that needs sorting, interior light isn't working for instance

This is what we want to do anyway, of course it's all down to money really

Unox.
curtis is cool guy :F
Ben.H
Curtis, I've already got links sorted for most of the stuff xd.gif That being said I appreciate the info. Think we'll be saving up for lowering and wheels next, found these springs, this was after I saw an advert in a magazine, I'll be searching properly for a good compromise between quality and value tomorrow, 35mm drop is enough. As far as wheels go, we'll be after 17" wheels, 9" inch wide on the rear and 8.5" up front, the fitment is 4x114.3 so if anyone knows any sweet wheels that aren't ridiculously expensive let us know, we'll have plenty of time before we can actually afford both (That said I'll be in a job soon, hopefully, so that'll speed things up a little bit). As far as modifications we'll go from the most expensive to the cheapest, so after lowering and wheels we'll fix the bodywork, then probably ICE, after that it'll just be smaller things like the splitter, aerial and all of that


That said some modifications are incredibly cheap so we might do the properly cheap ones now and get 'em out the way, like the debadging, we did that earlier, removed the rear Accord and Sport badge, still got some of that s**t left from the Sport badge though. Might see about getting the camshaft cover painted also

I'm gonna check out some Honda forums and such, hopefully I can pick the brains of other Honda owners and see what's what. It'd be cool if we could get this car on display at Japfest next year


Edit: Dat front bumper/fog light assembly/door mirrors/grille

Noodles
http://www.racinglab.com/rota-p45f-009.html

no need to thank me
Mkid
http://www.wheeldude.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=335_336_396

These guys usually have really good prices. Not sure if they do international shipping though.

Also, your talking about lowering your car and super wide wheels but have not mentioned anything about offset. You sure these are going to fit properly?
Brandon
Psh who needs wheels that fit properly these days. trollolololm[1].png
Mkid
Well if you don't want your fender to shred your tire like a cheese grater or end up with wheels that don't fit cuz they are hitting the inside of your fender... then you should look into it. Your safest bet would be to find a pic of an accord that's lowered as much as you will be with wheels that you think fit perfect and then find out the wheel specs and if any extra modification was needed. If you can't find any information, I can help you out if you measure some clearances of the stock wheels for me. I can let you know what will fit, what will poke, and so on. I measured mine out and I think I did a pretty good job of getting them flush:

Ben.H
I do believe we'll be buying a brand new set specifically in Honda Accord fitment, so I presume the offset will be right, otherwise heads will roll
Mkid
Wait, so your telling me that wheel shops recommend 9" wide wheels for your car O_o That barely fits my car.
Curtis
i've seen people comfortably fit 11's under a golf before. older cars tend to have a bit more clearance than is absolutely necessary
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