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Old 30th September 2012, 15:00   #3751
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Try Hawk pads, they're brilliant compared to stock Honda pads. Though they will cost about $150 for a set without shipping.
how much would be the life of these breakpads?
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Is there any other VFM brake pad option other than mintex. Drove a Civic with stock brakes the other day. It never inspired confidence. Was scary to stop in some tight situations. May be I've got used to mintex bite.
Kumar just a suggestion,instead of spending a bomb on performance brakes why not get OE pads and upgrade to better tyres if you are running stock ones.I think a wider and upsized tyre would improve braking distance and stability.
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Kumar just a suggestion,instead of spending a bomb on performance brakes why not get OE pads and upgrade to better tyres if you are running stock ones.I think a wider and upsized tyre would improve braking distance and stability.
Already running on Michelin Primacy LC 205/65/R15
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how much would be the life of these breakpads?
Less than OE for sure. Performance and long lasting do not go together.
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How does one cleans the BMC cold air intake? Can it be done by oneself? Honda A.S.S. has no clue.
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Talking about Air intakes.

http://www.aemintakes.com/search/aem...u7TUn2ksS2hw==

MUST. NOT. GIVE. IN. TO. TEMPTATION.
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Took the car to Pai Auto today in the evening. A short drive on the link road and Mr. Jassal confirmed everything to be fine with the wheels and tyres. So no wheel bearings now. Now awaiting the engine mounting that Apex Honda have ordered and have agreed to replace under warranty.
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Need a help on the mileage of civic manual transmission. It will be really helpful to know the mileage in city and highway. with and without ac.

Have also PM'd few Bhpians regarding the same. Thanks in advance.

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Need a help on the mileage of civic manual transmission. It will be really helpful to know the mileage in city and highway. with and without ac.

Have also PM'd few Bhpians regarding the same. Thanks in advance.

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I get 10.2/14 kmpl (city/highway) with A/c always on. neer drien without a/c
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Did anybody managed to install a cabin/air/pollen filter for their civic ? I am planning to get one from US in my next trip. Hope that it fits for our model as well. Our models don't come with them. It is a simple DIY installation.


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Need a help on the mileage of civic manual transmission. It will be really helpful to know the mileage in city and highway. with and without ac.

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In Mumbai traffic, mileage is between 9-10 kmpl. On highways the max I have seen is 15 kmpl, which I got on NH4. 14 kmpl is more the norm.

All figures wih Ac on at all times, never drive without it. Ac off may give you 1kmpl or so extra I assume, not much more than that.
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I have a couple of questions reg. the tyres for the Honda Civic :

1. 205/65/15 --> Is this a good upsize? Will it have any impact on the driveability/handling etc?

2. Tyre pressure for the stock 195/65/15 is mentioned as 30psi. Will it be the same if tyre is upsized to 205/65/15, or is it different ?

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I have a couple of questions reg. the tyres for the Honda Civic :

1. 205/65/15 --> Is this a good upsize? Will it have any impact on the driveability/handling etc?
This is the ideal upsize one can go on a civic while still retaining the stock wheels.This tyre size would increase the ride height by a few mms which help reduce the bottom scraping problem to some extent along with other benefits like better stability and braking.

On the other hand what happend is that i found the car to have marginally slower pickup then the stock size as naturally the tyres size has increased the rolling resistance.Also i found the steering a little bit on the heavy side after i shifted to 205's.Fitting the same in the spare wheel location also may be a problem but i haven't tried doing the same since my spare tyre is of stock size.Look up for the Civic related thread in the tyres and alloy wheels section.
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Does anyone face a slight difficulty when shifting the gear from P to R sometimes?? I find the lever being slightly harder to shift and there's a jerk and a sound when it shifts to R. Am I doing something wrong?
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Does anyone face a slight difficulty when shifting the gear from P to R sometimes?? I find the lever being slightly harder to shift and there's a jerk and a sound when it shifts to R. Am I doing something wrong?
You are pressing the brake properly and pressing the button on the gearshift fully right? The jerk which comes a moment after you put it into r or d is normal, happens in Hondas. Was the transmission oil changed?
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