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Honda Fit - Wrenchin'

A Little Flair, A Little Power, And A Lot Of Searching

Rodrez
Sep 1, 2009
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First, Let's Review
In the first few installments of our Project Fit series, we aimed a covering the basics. Ninety-nine percent of Fit buyers interested in modifying their cars will usually start with lowering and wheels. We addressed this with a set of Function Form coilovers and Gram Light rollers wrapped in Falken Azenis tires. Next, we added an HKS axle-back exhaust, earthing kit, and recently hit the scales for a proper corner balancing session with Sportcar Motion. All of the mods we've done so far are very basic, affordable, and aside from the corner balancing, can be performed by any average Joe in his garage or driveway.

Stepping Away From The Crowd.....QuietlyOn average, we see more Honda Fits on the road than RSXs or Civics; they're everywhere! We wanted to add just a touch of flair to the exterior in an attempt to separate ourselves from the other clones on the road. However, we're going for subtle changes that won't attract the wrong type of attention. A set of red "H" emblems intended for the JDM EP CTR (front), and JDM ITR (rear) took the place of our factory plastic chrome units. Take note, the posts on the back of the emblems don't line up with the U.S. chassis. We snipped the posts off with a set of small shears, and the supplied double sided tape is more than enough to hold the featherweight badges on securely. Additionally, we picked up a JDM 1.3L "red dot" FIT emblem to compliment the other red bits. In order to remove the old emblems without breaking or scratching our nifty Blue Sensation Pearl paint, we sourced a nylon pry and wedge kit through Graham Tool Company. The wedge gave us enough leverage to remove the emblems, without gouging the cars finish, and we actually kept the stock units in one piece. This is one of those "must have" items for your toolbox that you're probably missing right now.

The emblem swap isn't groundbreaking by any means, but it's the minor details that make a difference in the long run.

Sources

Takeda
Corona, CA 92879
951-493-7100
http://www.takedausa.com
Mackin Industries
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
562-946-6820
http://www.mackinindustries.com
Circuit Hero
San Diego, CA 92111
858-874-2585
http://www.circuithero.com
JDP Engineering
Pasadena, CA
323-327-6192
http://www.jdpengineering.com
Zeta Products
Union, NJ 07083
908-688-0440
http://www.zetaproducts.net
Graham Tool Co. Inc.
http://www.grahamtool.com
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