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Old 19th April 2013, 11:42   #886
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yupp its a vinyl wrapped
as for the sides i really liked these ones so got these
now thinking to put the rr kit but not sure weather it would go with this color or now
day light will be uploaded soon ,some touching and finishing of wrap is pending so after that
You got it wrapped from Bombay ? if not there is a similar color wrapped civic in Bombay.
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Old 19th April 2013, 14:17   #887
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no I didn't get it from Mumbai

i saw it but i suppose that is sky blue stock civic where this is satin blue which has shades in it

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Does anyone know where i can get mugen replica door visors in mumbai?!
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Hello All Civic Lovers here is another Civic with interiors recolored -
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Looks very professional! Where did you get it done from? And what was done to the beige part of the dash board and the ceiling for the color change? Thanks.
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This was done by Color Glo Kerala, i got my Mercedes E Class restored by them in the same color, the job quality is excellent. They are located at Maradu, EKM. They have specialised material and process to recolor & restore any materials for car interiors with out replacing anything, this Civic also all the original interior trims are recolored, nothing replaced.

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Slightly off the thread topic but thanks fk7! Just spoke to them @ Color Glo. Been looking for the best solution to change interior colors. Something which looks OE and lasts. Not just mere spraying paint over jobs which ruin the interior forever. He has explained the process and it sounds like the proper way of getting the color changed. Will visit them on my next trip to Kochi.
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Slightly off the thread topic but thanks fk7! Just spoke to them @ Color Glo. Been looking for the best solution to change interior colors. Something which looks OE and lasts. Not just mere spraying paint over jobs which ruin the interior forever. He has explained the process and it sounds like the proper way of getting the color changed. Will visit them on my next trip to Kochi.
Hi Ajay, will it be possible for you to explain what process they use to change the colors? I am looking to do the same in my Civic. Any such options in Bangalore?
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Hi Ajay, will it be possible for you to explain what process they use to change the colors? I am looking to do the same in my Civic. Any such options in Bangalore?
I had spoken to them months back and have not got a chance to take my car there yet. Well, they use an eco-friendly dyeing method to achieve the required shade and it is not something like spray on which will peel off with cuts and scrapes as per what they told me. It's permanent. This can be done to the leather as well as interior trims. So if you want to change from your beige interior to say black for eg,. you wont be stuck with black seats and other parts of the interior in beige, but you could get the whole interior converted to black. The best part is that it looks like OE. From their FB page you could see the vast variety of cars they have restored and modded, including a lot of premium luxury cars. I think they are the one stop solution to interior color change and restoration. I'm not sure about their network. You could contact them for details. Contact details are in this thread (Interior Restoration - Color Glo (Ernakulam, Kerala)).
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Hi,

As it is obvious like all other members on this forum I too am a hardcore auto enthusiast and always wanted a car that was genuinely fast, but was also reasonably reliable and not too expensive. Actually i think it is rather foolish of me to use words like fast, reliable and inexpensive all in one sentence. After several years of dreaming of owning such a ride I happened to read the threads created by Bhuvan and Anoop (Blahman). Frankly I was blown away, this was too good to be true. Finally more than 200 HP could be achieved with a budget under 15 lakhs and one could end up with a reasonably reliable car. Even if something went wrong with a Civic it would be lot easier and cost effective to fix rather then maintaining a used sports car of European or German Origin. So I contacted Bhuvan and learnt about his experience to date with his Turbo Civic. He was very happy with the car and was kind enough to hook me up with Joel of Race Concepts. Spoke to Joel and Bhuvan a couple of times and told them what I was looking for, they both recommended I go in for a used Civic. Initially I was a bit apprehensive as I intended to keep the car for a good 4 to 5 years after modding it and therefore did not want a car that was already 4 to 5 years or even older.
Honda has even stopped production of this model post 2013. This really made me think a lot for a good 20 to 25 days. However after much brainstorming, we were all very clear that we indeed needed a Civic to achieve what we had in mind and therefore began the search for a low mileage, late model Manual Honda Civic.

Since I was looking to buy used and this particular car had very low mileage (13,000 Kms) when I picked her up before two months, I decided to go ahead with the purchase. Also what worked in favour of my decision to buy this car was the following factors:

1. Very low mileage only 13k in 3 years. Also the car was first owner.
2. The car was based in Pune. It is located far from the sea and has drier air, therefore corrosion is avoided for longer.
3. The owner was a nice family man with a big fleet of cars and told me that he had bought the car for his wife, but she was not comfortable using the big sedan on the traffic congested roads of Pune and therefore he bought her a hatchback recently. Also since he owned several other cars he had no use for the Civic and therefore wanted to sell.
4. The car came with the complete service records. All services were carried out at the authorized service center and the car had only done 2200 kms in the first six months as the entry showed in the service book. Also in 12 months it had done about 3600 kms, again noted from the entry by the workshop in the service book. So it was comprehensively proven that the car was a genuine low mileage car and also we checked the cars body and under body. The car looked absolutely clean, none of the panels were repainted or had touch-ups done and the under body was also completely clean.
5. The insurance was only renewed in May 2015 and I was getting 11 months of comprehensive insurance completely free.

All of the above factors made me believe it was worth paying 8 lakhs for this clean V model which came with alloys and leather seating as standard. Also since this was a 2012 model, it was the final face lifted version of the car and came with new tail lights and fog lamps as standard. The only regret I had that this car had no sunroof. All the cars that my family owns somehow do not have a sunroof and I have a 4 year old son, who I would have loved to have treated with a car with a sunroof. Btw...the son too is an auto enthusiast and I am really happy he has inherited this from me.

Anyways since all the factors were in favour of the car I decided to bid aggressively and not miss out on this car, even it meant that I was gonna pay 20k to 25k extra. The car was listed on Carwale at 9.25 lakhs and the offer made by me was 8 lakhs. The owner initially was a little disinterested but I asked him to check the value of his car with some dealers and advised him to then again consider my offer, after he had checked the market value. He called me the same evening and said that he was willing to consider my offer and when would we could meet and finalise. The very next day I made him an RTGS for 50% i.e. 4 lakhs and left for Pune, with a condition that I would pay the balance asap if I liked the car or else he would refund the 4 lakhs if the deal did not go through. Reached Pune late at night, the Volvo I tokk from Dadr at 4 pm left Sion only at 5.45 pm and to top it all broke down mid way after crossing the Khandala ghat. HAd to get down at 8.45 pm on the express highway and luckily managed to flag down a Shivneri Volvo in puring rain. finally reached Pune at 10.15 pm. Took a 10 min rick ride to the owners house at Viman Nagar, saw the car in his building lobby and basement parking. The area was very will lit and therefore got a good look at the car. Decided then and there that was it, case closed, we shook hands and I paid him the balance by cash that was I was carrying with me, with a condition that the same will be returned once the RTGS for the balance was settled the next day. Took the delivery of the car from him at 11.30 pm in the night. This was exactly within 36 hours of my first contact with him. The only reason why I hurried so much was the last two cars that I had selected got sold before I could get my hands on them, as i kept bidding for 2-3 days and meanwhile somebody else picked up those 2011 cars at 8.5 lakhs. Surely I would not have paid that kind of money anyways but I really did not want to miss out on this deal. All paperwork formalities were done by us the very same night before I left. The owner had been kind enough to be ready with all the transfer papers and original documents of the car. That is the reason why I transferred him a 4 lakh advance, as I wanted to close this either yes or no in a single visit. Finally after taking delivery of the car at about 11.30 pm, I stopped by for a quick plate of Pav Bhaji at Kalyani's opposite Westin Hotel. This place was very close to his house. Then quickly started my return journey for Mumbai with my new proud possession. Tanked her up at the petrol pump on the junction of the O hotel in Koregaon Park. Then took the express way to mumbai. Drove non stop in the pouring rain and reached home by about 2.15 am.

Here below are some of the pictures of the car that I clicked after bringing her to Mumbai.

Subsequently after a month of using the car in Mumbai and doing one trip to Nashik and back with the family. I drove down the car to Joel's workshop at Bangalore. The car was dropped to him on 23.08.2015. I hope to have the car back by End of October with all the work done i.e. turbo charging with forged internals, coil over suspension and brakes with better pads. We are also trying to fit bigger discs upfront.

Now, I come to the real reason for starting this thread. Along with all the mechanical mods I do also intend to improve the car looks by doing some cosmetic mods. The end product desired is pretty much a clone of Anoop's car as I really really impressed with the look of his ride. It looks very tasteful and classy not garish. I hate excessive use of chrome and a glossy paint scheme. The matte black look with black alloys make the car look totally Gangsta. Now as I understand he has painted the car matte black, which brings me to my first question:

1. Should I paint the car matte black or do a wrap. As I understand it is no longer legal to change the colour of the car, without taking approval from the RTO. Also wrapping is a faster job and the wrap can be removed when I do finally intend to part with this car after another 4 to 5 years and the car can be sold in the original shade as mentioned on the registration card. So I ask should I paint the car or wrap it, and from whom?

2. Also I need to buy good multi spoke black alloys. Please suggest if a set of glossy black multi spoke alloys will look best on a matte black car, perhaps a little red strip running along the edge of the rims or should be looking at something else. However I do not intend to spend a bomb on the alloys, surely could not afford a set of OZ or BBS. Have a budget of max 50K for the alloys. Also please suggest if I should go for 17 inch or 16 inch rims and also do suggest a thick enough tyre size keeping in mind that the car will be generating decent amount of power with the turbo charging done.

3. Apart from this I am also thinking of fitting similar DRL's as Anoop and also changing the tail lights at a later stage if needed. One thing I definitely do not intend to do is fitting HID lights as I love night driving on the highways and those who are using aftermarket HID lights will agree it is not a good idea to have them on the highway as the throw and spread just cannot be compared to one that you get from a Philips H4 90-100 bulbs with the stock reflectors.

Anything apart from this I have not thought of so far, but would definitely welcome all suggestions. I really really hope to receive feedback from all you resourceful auto enthusiasts as I am really trying hard to make this a absolute kick ass ride and need all the help I can get as I wish to state clearly that I have a very poor sense of style in terms of thinking up cosmetic upgrades for a car and do not want this ride to be a victim of my rather limited ability in terms of vision related to how the end product will look. So once again I humbly request suggestions and comments.

Thanks!!!
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Hi merc_lover! You must thank your stars that you have a Honda Civic. Most cosmetic mods are bolt-ons and you can get most of them shipped to you via online shopping. If you take a look at this page Click here (PICS : Tastefully Modified Cars in India) alone you are likely to get some nice ideas. Kerala have been modding some civics and they look quite good.

First thing I would do is to change that front grill and get a mugen grill in gloss or matt black. Eagle Eyes for head and tail lights are readily available in India for the Civic. That's another option to explore.

Some may say its a waste of money but you can consider getting the original JDM reg honda logos for the outside and steering wheel and also remove all other OEM chrome logos from the boot.
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Out of the blue a friend in M'lore, a part of the Mlore Civic group sends me the below pic saying 400hp daily drive Civic, Just imagine driving it, I want my car like that.
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I just looked at that map and went WOW, that's some power. During the course of the discussion, he mentioned it was done up by Race Concepts and I remembered Merc_lover666's post. So it had to be his car. I admit, I'm not that great at reading dyno maps but this looked impressive. That too a daily drive street car. So maybe RaceConcepts has really evolved into a tuning house that can build fast, powerful and reliable cars. Better late than never.

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Subsequently after a month of using the car in Mumbai and doing one trip to Nashik and back with the family. I drove down the car to Joel's workshop at Bangalore. The car was dropped to him on 23.08.2015. I hope to have the car back by End of October with all the work done i.e. turbo charging with forged internals, coil over suspension and brakes with better pads. We are also trying to fit bigger discs upfront.
Merc_lover666, congrats on getting a killer sleeper. To be honest, I never thought RC would be able to pull it off but seems like I was wrong. Your car has been RC's flagship build and I'm sure you and RC are very proud of the outcome.

Can you please post some details of the build? I completely understand if you don't want to disclose what went into the motor. But how about posting up some nice pics and vids of the car? I bet she must fly!! Have you timed her? She must be doing a quarter mile in the low 12's?

I cant express how happy I am for you. I know the fintail has been your pet project but I'm sure this one has been one of your dream projects and RC's Flagship project too.

I now feel we MAY have judged Joel too soon on my thread.

Again, congrats on a world class build!!!

Cheers!
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The dyno chart shows 344 HP. Anyway, its still impressive.

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Out of the blue a friend in M'lore, a part of the Mlore Civic group sends me the below pic saying 400hp daily drive Civic, Just imagine driving it, I want my car like that.
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Out of the blue a friend in M'lore, a part of the Mlore Civic group sends me the below pic saying 400hp daily drive Civic, Just imagine driving it, I want my car like that.
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I just looked at that map and went WOW, that's some power. During the course of the discussion, he mentioned it was done up by Race Concepts and I remembered Merc_lover666's post........
....... Merc_lover666, congrats on getting a killer sleeper. To be honest, I never thought RC would be able to pull it off but seems like I was wrong. Your car has been RC's flagship build and I'm sure you and RC are very proud of the outcome.

Can you please post some details of the build? I completely understand if you don't want to disclose what went into the motor. But how about posting up some nice pics and vids of the car? I bet she must fly!! Have you timed her? She must be doing a quarter mile in the low 12's?

Cheers!
That's awesome. I saw it on Joel's timeline. Pretty insane. My 180 whp Civic itself feels fast, this 344hp machine will be beyond insane.

I got to hear from a friend who has driven this car that it did a pretty stunning time at the drag. Since it was mentioned in a closed whatsapp group, I dont want to reveal it publicly until Joel or Mihir come out and disclose it. But let's just say it's the stuff that can embarass a lot of high end cars! I believe the suspension has also been worked on.

I hope I can get a drive in this car. I believe it's in Bombay now and with that denser sea level air, it must be a hoot.

No wonder Merclover is silent! Bugger must be off driving!

Come on Merclover, dont leave us salivating. Especially fellow Turbo Civic owners!

Post some videos!


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The dyno chart shows 344 HP. Anyway, its still impressive.
400 because it's 344 at the wheels. Add transmission losses and many people will call this a 400 bhp car. I still prefer to not bother with that and call it a 344whp car!
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turbo charging with forged internals, coil over suspension and brakes with better pads. We are also trying to fit bigger discs upfront.
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Come on Merclover, dont leave us salivating. Especially fellow Turbo Civic owners!
Hey Merc_Lover, eagerly waiting for some pics and vids of your car. Cant wait to see the fastest Civic on this side of the Globe. Don't keep us waiting for the good stuff!
Kamaan!!! I see you online ever so often. Spare a few minutes for us and fulfill our wishes of seeing your car.

Cheers!

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