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Mean and Clean - Tech

Sprucing up the outside of our street car.

Jan 21, 2006
Ssts 0664 25+island motorsports headlights+cover Photo 1/25   |   Mean and Clean - Tech

Price ListMSRPHook Up
Island Motorsports Headlights and Corner Lights$130$104
VIS Carbon Fiber Lip$310$248
VIS Carbon Fiber Hood$450$360
HD, Inc. Hairpin Wheel$800$640
Vredestein Sportrac 2s tire$450$360
Mount and Balance$30$30
Total$2,170$1,742

Island Motorsports Headlights and Corner Lights

Install Time: 45 Minutes
Difficulty: 2 out of 5

TOOLS NEEDED: Ratchet, socket (10mm), Phillips head screwdriver

Because the Civic is our clean street car, we had little more emphasis on the exterior styling than the other two cars. The first things to get tossed headlights. We picked up a set of smoked clear headlights and corner lights Motorsports for just over $100. They make a big difference in styling, and for so little money.

VIS Carbon Fiber Lip

INSTALL TIME: 45 minutes
Difficulty: 3 out of 5

TOOLS NEEDED: Drill, drill bit, ratchet, socket (10mm), wrench (10mm)

Keeping the clean theme going, we decided to pick up a carbon fiber front lip spoiler from VIS Racing. It s not too wild or crazy looking, but still adds a nice touch to the exterior of the Civic.

VIS Carbon Fiber Hood

INSTALL TIME: 20 minutes
Difficulty: 1 out of 5

TOOLS NEEDED: Drill, drill bit, wrench (12mm)

The VIS Racing carbon fiber hood also makes for a fast a huge difference in appearance for the Civic. The is white makes the black carbon fiber hood stand out but we opted not to pick a hood with vents or scoops because that's not looking for. Also, our little D16 motor isn't making enough power to get hood.

Ssts 0664 16+mean and clean tech+sprayer hose Photo 17/25   |   1. Unplug the hoses for the windshield wiper squirters and pop them out of the stock hood.

HD, Inc. Hairpin Wheels

INSTALL TIME: 20 minutes
Difficulty: 1 out of 5

TOOLS NEEDED: Jack, jack stands, rachet, socket (19mm), torque wrench

We had to junk the original Integra wheels a a set of 17-inch Hairpin wheels from HD, Inc titanium gold finish they are 17x7 and +40 o the way around with a 4x100 lug pattern, to be exact. For rubbers, we picked up four Vredestein Sportrac 2s in 205/40R17 and got them mounted and balanced at Dynamic Auto Service.

Ssts 0664 23+mean and clean tech+stock wheels Photo 24/25   |   1. Loosen all the lugs using a 19mm socket and jack the car up to put it on stands.
Ssts 0664 24+mean and clean tech+hairpin wheels Photo 25/25   |   2. Put the Hairpin wheels on and tighten down the lugs with a 19mm socket. Torque them down to 80 lb-ft.

Sources

VIS Racing Sports
City Of Industry, CA 91748
626-839-9833
http://www.visracing.com
DME Engineering
City of Industry, CA 91746
626-369-2668
http://www.dme-power.com
Twins Turbo
Signal Hill, CA 90755
5629880617
http://www.twinsturbo.com
Dynamic Auto Services
Midway City, CA 92655
714-899-2939
HD Inc.
Plant City, FL 33563
888-707-9880
http://www.hd-inc.com
Island Motorsports
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
562-926-0555
http://www.islandmotorsports.com
Vredestein Tires
Netherlands,
http://www.vredestein.com

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