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Mingzai
12-10-11, 10:25 PM
Hey guys, I'm quite new to this thread and decided to start a thread to show the progress of my 2004 Honda Accord Euro Luxury. After lots of thought and talk I've decided to go down the path of modding my Euro.

Yes I know it's an automatic, yes if I am planning to mod the car I should just buy an EP3R or DC5R but no. :) Most people even including Euro owners will tell you to go buy another car if you are going to mod extensively so your money is more well spent ect ect. WELL that's one of my reasons into modding this car :p to show all the type R owners to not look down on the Euro R / Euro.


A few things about this car, family bought this car from the Honda Dealership in 2004 and in 2011 parents bought a new car thus I bought the Euro off them. As you can see my car is stock until recently I put in a few mods.

STOCK
http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/3681/img1381g.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2806/img1391uw.jpg

As a Uni student and having a gf I don't have a lot of money to spare on my car (hope she doesn't read this LOL). But I like to mod my car with all quality JDM / USDM authentic parts and no fakes / replicas apart from an exception or two (such as a hard to find authentic rear bumper :p)

Now when I bought this car from my folks it had a few tiny problems. A dent from a hit and run (minor but still looks bad) and the center console arm rest wasn't working so I had to get those problems fixed. (Plus a recall to complete here or there)

My first mod which I did a month or two after getting the car was a certain bang for the buck mod and I probably suggest all car owners to get if they contemplating on their first mod and can't really decide.

*drum rolls*

Yes it's the Injen CAI lol
Got it from the states and arrived in 5 working days!!

Now it's install time :)

INJEN CAI INSTALL
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Removal of the Radiator to remove front bumper (after breaking a few clips lol)

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Removed the Air Intake Duct and the Air Intake Box.

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Battery removed along with the tray and loosened the front bumper to remove the Air Resonator Box.

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Had to remove the freaking wheel because I couldn't access the last screw holding the Air Resonator Box.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2290/26814510150370445079377.jpg
The really freaking annoying screw.

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Finally both the Air Resonator Box and Air Resonator Tube are removed...

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Engine Bay with the Stock OEM Air Intake removed.

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Installed after 2 days of hard work!

Yes as you can see I'm not the best tech out there but I will try to do most of the stuff DIY unless where it's physically impossible haha.

Month goes by and I finally found my bumper but sadly it was a replica but nowdays it's impossible to find the genuine Luckystar bumper as they don't produce them anymore :( . The bumper was in quite bad shape and a lot of stuff had to be done to it to make it in prestige condition (odd $800) so it pretty much makes it look like a legit one :p . (Cost of one too) So theres my exception on replica products on my car!

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/226103_10150413824974377_581584376_10787988_658227 2_n.jpg

Another month goes by the car bumper still isn't painted as there is no point for the time being as I'm still waiting on my Mugen Front Bumper, side skirts and some rims...
BUT I did pick up some Authentic OEM Euro R Recaros from a nice bloke from OZHONDA and my long waited Weapon R Header + Testpipe (with a 250 Cell with a Hi-Flow CAT welded on it).

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/317151_10150452949679377_581584376_11143181_164305 2638_n.jpg

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Going to skip the install pics for the Recaros as everyone knows what a seat install looks like :P (But it was quite good fun vacuuming the whole car ripping off the carpet and everything.. so cleannnn cleaner then my room!) *note the center console still not fixed :p*

Then I decided to go claim insurance and fix my front bumper up so I'm not embarrassed to take the car to meets and what not!

(At the same time realising I'm the biggest idiot because I could've claimed a Genuine Mugen Front Bar when instead I claimed an OEM Front Bar because I forgot about it completely.)
At the panel beaters~
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All fixed and clean~

That's it for now (apart from some pictures I took of the headers install at Seeker which I'll put on later).

So the mod's I've done so far is :
Injen CAI (SOLD AND GONE)
J's Racing Carbon Fibre Intake
J's Racing Titanium Single Outlet Exhaust
Weapon R Racing Headers
Weapon R Test Pipe with Fastline Performance High Flow CAT
OEM Euro - R Recaros

Future Mods:
Mugen and Luckystar mix&match kit.
VOLK / WORK rims.
Skunk 2 Exhaust / Custom single 3 inch exhaust!.

UPDATED PICS
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7202/6971998785_421a0dce26_b.jpg :)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6971998803_2c25fced35_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6971998813_08b60780be_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6971998823_8ea27d47d2_b.jpg 17x7.5 +30 TE37's with Pilot Super Sports! with Project MU HC+ Brake Pads...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6971998795_eba5a08012_b.jpg
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Mingzai

LowMicra
12-10-11, 11:00 PM
Looks good mate, I love the I4 engines over v6 sister

Needs more low :D

Mingzai
12-10-11, 11:08 PM
Thanks !

Haha surprisingly the I4 engines pump a lot of power but too bad this Luxury Accord Euro weighs a lot

certainly :) after I get my rims haha

LowMicra
12-10-11, 11:19 PM
the v6 what feels like lag with Vtec,
and i reckon low then wheels then you know what clearences and stuff you have to work out

Nej93
13-10-11, 12:39 AM
Looks like you want a Euro R the hard way haha

Mingzai
14-10-11, 06:25 PM
haha sort of :p all it's missing is a K20 + manual swap :P

If I get a Manual Euro I'll be building a hybrid engine (k20/k24)

jtookieuro
18-12-11, 08:52 AM
hey dude! nice stuff you've done to it! guess im not the only one with a euro (auto) that has plans for it aswell! haha

Mingzai
05-02-12, 11:49 AM
cheers man haha

QUICK UPDATE
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/430165_10150752881094377_581584376_12514898_803282 921_n.jpg
http://www.risingsunperformance.nl/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/f/t/ftm-c2-60rs.jpg
Both arriving on the 8th of Feb :)

JDM Obsession
05-02-12, 09:45 PM
Be really careful working on a car with scissor jacks. Your next mod should be a proper trolley jack and some car stands.

Pmk
05-02-12, 11:00 PM
Be really careful working on a car with scissor jacks. Your next mod should be a proper trolley jack and some car stands.

I'd have to agree with this. I was told the same thing and it really does help. SCA sells stands and jacks for $50 each. Good investments !

ALso i think i saw this in a DIY on ozhomo ? GW

Mingzai
06-02-12, 05:03 AM
Be really careful working on a car with scissor jacks. Your next mod should be a proper trolley jack and some car stands.

Thanks for the concern man :)

Nah I know not to work on scissor jacks... I would never work under my car with scissor jacks.
Just that day I had to remove a wheel to pull out the air box and that was it :P
Made sure everything was stable too so at least it doesn't kill my rotors.


I'd have to agree with this. I was told the same thing and it really does help. SCA sells stands and jacks for $50 each. Good investments !

ALso i think i saw this in a DIY on ozhomo ? GW


I get some of the harder installs done at Seeker Motorsport and my mates place who has proper hoist equipment ect ect.
Certainly going to get some for myself to save myself the trip to get my car to my mates.

:) yes its on "ozhomo" =.=

btw I love your MK3 golf haha

Snoop G
06-02-12, 09:30 AM
did u buy those Euro R seats from a CRX owner(asain dude - Jeff)?

Bye Evo
06-02-12, 11:29 AM
Doesn't matter how small the job may seem, always put something under the car, preferrably not your head !! Blocks of wood, spare rim etc...

Mingzai
06-02-12, 05:08 PM
did u buy those Euro R seats from a CRX owner(asain dude - Jeff)?
Nah haha but I did see it for sale on the forums :)


Doesn't matter how small the job may seem, always put something under the car, preferrably not your head !! Blocks of wood, spare rim etc...

Yeah will do! Thanks for the concern!

Pmk
06-02-12, 06:43 PM
btw I love your MK3 golf haha

Thanks alot man. Makes me :)



Doesn't matter how small the job may seem, always put something under the car, preferrably not your head !! Blocks of wood, spare rim etc...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this ! What's next to the list?

slo-rida
06-02-12, 06:46 PM
Costco jack $160. Best money i ever spent. didnt you have TEs?

Pmk
06-02-12, 06:49 PM
Costco jack $160. Best money i ever spent. didnt you have TEs?

Low profile Jack ! everyone has it :(

Mingzai
06-02-12, 08:22 PM
Thanks alot man. Makes me :)




^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this ! What's next to the list?
Haha I want to see your car in person man!
Actually my next mod is already coming tomorrow possibly...
Either J's Racing Front Bumper or Spoon Calipers with DC5R Rotors and Hawk pads... can't decide....


Costco jack $160. Best money i ever spent. didnt you have TEs?

What costco jacks!! TELL TELL TELL :P

Yup, Black 17 inch TE's

slo-rida
06-02-12, 08:59 PM
Costco jacks are jacks from costco.

Min height 90mm, max height 490. Fast pump. Best bang for buck for the home DIYer imo

Mingzai
07-02-12, 04:43 AM
cheers for the tip :)

going to go check that out when I arrive in 2 days.

TONTON
07-02-12, 05:10 AM
GF bought me a costco jack, its hectik haha

http://i28.tinypic.com/ilbvpl.jpg

alvino
07-02-12, 05:31 AM
i want a costco jack !

btw nice car bro
im saving up some money for a euro aswell ! hi 5

Mingzai
07-02-12, 11:21 AM
FUUUUUUAR****** at Toronto International Airport and they not letting me take my js racing front bumper on board.... tried bribing but that didnt work :( fml

lilthug
07-02-12, 11:25 AM
oversize luggage??

Mingzai
15-02-12, 08:17 PM
yeah oversize luggage :P

was over by 5 inches in dimensional size.....

ANYWAY

So finally had the time to dig some photos from my phone :)

Teaser shot of the J's Racing Single Titanium Exhaust for now :P
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/423053_10150791238154377_581584376_12621296_190729 2718_n.jpg

My J's Racing Bumper that's currently being shipped over!
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424258_10150791238929377_581584376_12621299_111869 8306_n.jpg

And finally my J's Racing Carbon Fibre Intake :D
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/430165_10150752881094377_581584376_12514898_803282 921_n.jpg

J's Racing Radiator Cap
http://www.jdmconcept.com.au/jdm-image/pro_aba2133909a359acaa4912585089f1a0_1.png

J's Racing Oil Cap
http://www.jdmconcept.com.au/jdm-image/pro_a66b3fd56ce3a79f0f6001553f5cc678_1.png

And that's it for now...

Coilovers should be next...

nicko_lazarus
15-02-12, 09:00 PM
I have a blue cl9 and love it. Screw the haters, what coilovers are you getting? I've got buddyclub n+ passengers say its really comfy

nicko_lazarus
15-02-12, 09:01 PM
Lovin the J's bumper btw

Mingzai
15-02-12, 09:23 PM
haha thanks nick :) ... was considering getting the spoon coilovers but passengers will be asking for massage vouchers LOL

nicko_lazarus
15-02-12, 09:31 PM
LOL! Took me a while to get that. Btw what wheels you getting?

Mingzai
03-04-12, 01:11 PM
I've got the TE37 :)

SuperSaiyanPenguin
03-04-12, 01:24 PM
LOL fuarkking baller, nice ride! keep it up man! i'm saving up for euro myself :P

Mingzai
03-04-12, 01:37 PM
LOL fuarkking baller, nice ride! keep it up man! i'm saving up for euro myself :P

Thanks man nah man I want a bike now!! Petrol is too expensive dude...

Well heres some updated pictures of her before an accident I had at the track.
PREPARATION FOR WINTON
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7202/6971998785_421a0dce26_b.jpg :)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6971998803_2c25fced35_b.jpgCan anyone see my home made Go Pro :p Rear seats removed and harness installed
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6971998813_08b60780be_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6971998823_8ea27d47d2_b.jpg 17x7.5 +30 TE37's with Pilot Super Sports! with Project MU HC+ Brake Pads...
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6971998795_eba5a08012_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6960994679_5a7f1c2a95_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6814879786_304bd22e71_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6814890960_f9153da6d8_b.jpg

Mingzai
04-04-12, 03:54 PM
Worst luck ever... After front got damaged... I just got rear ended...

phatty
04-04-12, 04:08 PM
Freaking awesome! Theres no rear seats is there (clearly). Love it. And badluck, how bad is it? Is the rear bar ok?

Lexus
04-04-12, 04:25 PM
man i got a cu2 and theres hardly any mods to do on mine :( cant source exhaust systems from jsracing ><

Blitzen
04-04-12, 05:05 PM
dude.. hope you get back on the road real soon. Nice mods though, can't fault the CL9 as well. Wondering how did you get around the driver and passenger air bag issue when the seats were removed?

Mingzai
05-04-12, 03:22 AM
Freaking awesome! Theres no rear seats is there (clearly). Love it. And badluck, how bad is it? Is the rear bar ok?


man i got a cu2 and theres hardly any mods to do on mine :( cant source exhaust systems from jsracing ><


dude.. hope you get back on the road real soon. Nice mods though, can't fault the CL9 as well. Wondering how did you get around the driver and passenger air bag issue when the seats were removed?

Haha thanks for the nice comment guys, I'm happy you guys are liking how my car is going as it means a lot to me!

Well damage from Winton, my Front Bar, License Plate Holder, Aircon Condenser, Bonnet and Radiator cover needs replacing due to it all being badly damaged but my Bonnet might not be needing replacing...
+ needing a respray for the Bar is going to cost quite a bit :(

Rear Bar damage is minor and just needing a respray or replacement (due to some cracks but no holes so don't know atm) + trunk lid needing a respray.

That is all the damages on the car atm :(

So I've decided to do a complete respray of the car to black... (as a present to little sister since she likes black cars) and its a 2004 Car and the paint is getting a bit worn out on the doors from scratches and what nots + some minor dents.

Going to look fresh and new in line with the new exterior body kit parts.

+ UPDATE FRONT BAR IS ARRIVING IN JUNE 2012 =[

SuperSaiyanPenguin
29-04-12, 01:32 PM
Thanks man nah man I want a bike now!! Petrol is too expensive dude...



HAHA yeah i pay about $20 for a full tank of bp ultimate 98 which lasts 300km! and parking is ease no need to pay for city parking :P

which will all be missed when i finish saving up for a car! all the best for the repairs! hope it doesn't take too long!

nicko_lazarus
29-04-12, 02:08 PM
saw you in boxhill on thursday night

Mingzai
29-04-12, 02:33 PM
HAHA yeah i pay about $20 for a full tank of bp ultimate 98 which lasts 300km! and parking is ease no need to pay for city parking :P

which will all be missed when i finish saving up for a car! all the best for the repairs! hope it doesn't take too long!

Please don't tell me anymore :( I really am about to just go *RAGE* leaves my car in garage unfixed and purchase a bike!


saw you in boxhill on thursday night

Yo dam someone has a good eye ==. I didn't want anyone to see me LOL, I parked esp close to my mates GTR so you sort of hide the front bar damage :D
and if you look at it far just looks like some black sticker hahahahaha.

Did you see me parked or driving?

marquee
30-04-12, 01:34 PM
I saw you there too outside David and cammys. I see both what exhaust you got on at the moment.

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Fr4n
30-04-12, 02:16 PM
almost thought i saw recaros in an accord euro. I must be tripping balls today

nicko_lazarus
30-04-12, 02:27 PM
Nah you were parked infront of your mates gtr, I wrote off my euro Saturday night on yarra boulevard wasn't even hooning for once :( worst feeling

Mingzai
02-05-12, 03:35 PM
I saw you there too outside David and cammys. I see both what exhaust you got on at the moment.

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Hahaha yup always park there with my mates if we have dinner there. :)


almost thought i saw recaros in an accord euro. I must be tripping balls today

Haha yup you did see recaros in an Accord Euro :P


Nah you were parked infront of your mates gtr, I wrote off my euro Saturday night on yarra boulevard wasn't even hooning for once :( worst feeling

Issit? Then it was probably my mates Evo haha... but yeah either one of them :P

Oh dam what happened man...

UPDATE:
DUE TO FUNDS EVERYTHING IN MY CAR IS GETTING PARTED OUT~

FEEL FREE TO PM ME FOR PARTS AND PRICES.
from Recaros to J's Racing.. whatever is in my car guys...

EDIT: Some particular parts unless price is met, I won't be selling...

nicko_lazarus
02-05-12, 10:30 PM
skidded in the rain, brakes failed went down the embankment hit everything on the way. not a pretty sight