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About Dave

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  • Birthday 07/07/1970

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    Hi, I'm Dave, the founder and owner of Civic5.com. I have been into cars my whole life, spending time restoring classic 70's fords then moving into the Honda scene. Have now been a fan of Honda's for years.

    So, bit more about me. I'm an old git, and was with Dawn (aka Civic5 Moderator crazzzydawn in the forum) for 21 years, married to her for 17 of those years. She helped me set up and run the club and site from the start, and it was Dawn that got me into Honda's! Sadly, she passed away after a very brave fight with cancer (Jan 2013) and is very much missed by myself and a lot of the members here. Her spirit in the club lives on in her car, her beloved Civic Aerodeck ES known as "DD" in the forum (Dawns Deck). It's a car that's been tastefully modded, and one I will keep for ever.

    Recently, I met my new partner Gayle (aka Gayle in the forum) and she has been amazing! She's totally turned my life around, and makes me happy. Luckily, she's a petrol head too! She's also become a big part of Civic5, and loves the Honda scene now too! We got married in June 2017.
    Anyways, enough about me! Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, and welcome to Civic5

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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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  1. Reminds me of DAVEMB2's mb3 that he still runs as his daily even now..
  2. In that case then yes, braided lines and also maybe switching to DOT 5.1 brake fluid. Would have to totally drain the brake system of all old fluid, flush through then fill with the dot 5.1. The higher boiling point helps a lot with brake fade etc. How you finding MTec discs over standard discs?
  3. @SaTaNeAtChEeSe Yes, Jake's right, 98 spec is basically the same as our vti spec, the 96 spec ITR would be a downgrade imo. Are you using the car on the track a lot or just the road? Cheapest bang for buck upgrade would be to try performance brake pads from the likes of EBC (or any other performance brand) in your current set up. I would replace the discs for oem ones with new performance pads......you might be surprised at the difference.
  4. Soz, only just noticed this post mate! I would deffo go with the OEM Honda ones every time. Yes, any part with Honda on it costs a lot more, but the stuff is genuinely much better quality than aftermarket parts. Do it right (use oem) do it once. Do it with aftermarket parts, start flipping that coin! lol
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    Wheel size

    @Patrix Is your car lowered by just lowering springs or adjustable coilovers? If its the adjustable one, I'd recommend turning the button on the shock/damper to a stiffer setting. This should eliminate the issue you have when cornering.
  6. Thank you mate. Kinda gutted I didnt go the whole hog but hey-ho, someone will get a nice mod for their civic with most of the hard work all done
  7. Decided that I'm not going ahead with the double din conversion on my Aerodeck so the completed centre console is up for sale. And fitted with the Xtrons Android head unit I bought. Note that head unit (although described by Xtrons as Double din) is NOT double din sized! I had to make brackets up to fit it to the console itself. Normal double din sided cage/head unit will fit the console as normal though. Please bear in mind that this panel is custom/home made, so there will be some imperfections. It does look good IMO as it is, although you might dec
  8. Dave

    Wheel size

    Hi Mate, think I can se the problem! When new, fitted with 15's, these civics had 195/55 x 15 tyres on them on standard suspension. You have gone up a profile size (so essentially making the wheel/tyre bigger than it normally is, then lowered it which alters the geometery of the suspension, hence why you're getting tyre rub. See this guide here >>> FAQ About Honda Civic M's - FAQ - Civic5 Honda Civic MA/MB/MC owners club To explain things further, and to help make sure you choose the right wheel oiffset/tyre combo, see this link here >>> Wheel Offset and
  9. That is stunning! Looks like it just rolled out of the factory, superb job you've done there mate. Regarding the hood for the civic......I think you'll struggle to find one. I Had the pre-facelift civic M (see my thread "wee Blue Betty) over 13 years ago, and tried to source a second hand hood for her as the original was rusted. Took me over 3 years back then to find one! On saying that, you do have better weather in your country/no salt on the roads so might be there are a lot more have survived the rust than over here. Even seeing a pre facelift in this country now is rare! Been o
  10. Can you put a collected price in the ad Aky mate please. Ta
  11. Have to say that little Starlet is a stunner too and mega rare now.
  12. Welcome to the club mate. That's a stunning pre-facelift Civic you have. That model really is becoming rare! Loving the mods you've done, sits really nicely and agree, engine bay and that airbox mod look amazing! Really loving that airbox!
  13. Only got a couple of pics so will try and explain it! Oh and its 3 bolts, not 2 lol So you need to remove the ashtray/lighter unit from car You will also need to add a spacer/packing between the cupholder and the ashtray unit. I used hard foam from the box my DD head unit came in. Oh and you need to trim the rear lip of the ashtray unit off (can see the rough cut I did here, i did then trim it all neatly!) This sits up against the rear of the wee cubby tray at bottom of dash, so without trimming it the cupholders won't allow the ashtray unit to go back in place.
  14. I drilled a small hole through the bottom of it to countersink a screw. Theres one countersunk hole already there, so used that along with the one I drilled. Used two small (but long) bolts to fix it to the underside of the ashtray/fag lighter unit/panel. You need to remove the whole centre console and then remove the ashtray bit so you can position it and drill the holes. Sure I took photos when doing it, will check my phone mate.
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