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AJCivic last won the day on August 1

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    Here for help and advice for my MB2!

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  1. So has anybody ever fitted DRL's to a Civic M? I know they're not the most stylish or needed thing but I think on one hand it would modernise the car a bit and saves your sidelights come winter. Some basic ones seem easy to fit as well. Only questionable thing for me would be where to fit them? I've seen people put ring ones around the fog lights, seen people mount the cheap & common LED strip ones on the front lower bumper grille, but there isn't a lot of space for them really. Would be great to hear if anybody has installed them or your opinions on them!
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    What body parts fit the MB?

    A BMS front lip? Not sure what that is? Yes, the Rover stuff will all fit as far as I know. All spoilers from Rover 400/45's and MG ZS including the little boot lip spoiler (Except the 'extreme' one without modifying). The Rover 45/MGZS mk1 (Hatchback) side skirts will fit, but not the later saloon ones. I think that's right? Don't think they had any compatible bumper lips of any kind. Basically for the front you have either the VTI lip or the VTIS lip, the side skirts you have the Rover/MG or VTIS ones, rear lip you have the VTIS one. I'm also looking for a rear bumper lip but there is only the really hard to get VTIS one. Can't fit those with original mud guards either. I'm going to try one of those universal rubber ones that tape on in the meantime...
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Wonder if anybody can help - been looking into getting some new Ignition leads, so thinking of getting some red ones or sticking with black to keep the contrast against the clips I bought. Are cheap ones okay or should I be paying quite a lot? Seen sets for under £40 and not sure if that is too cheap. Is it likely to definitely help the running of the car? I've heard it smoothens everything out again. Only because sometimes at low speeds I get a bit of a judder and isn't very amooth at all.
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    1999 MB4 From Spain

    Nice Civic! Looks a lot like my MB2 except yours has colour matched bumper strips which I like! Looks really good. Yeah as Dave said those wheels will not fit unfortunately, I almost made same mistake once before.
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Okay so I got the fogs installed where I want them, done the grounding for them, just the wiring left to do now. My rover 45 front/rear switch and wiring came but I've noticed it has 3 more wires coming off than the switch for just the rear. That kind of makes sense as most switches have 3 wires coming off, but I'm using a relay & wiring kit and I'm not sure where I should be attaching the wire coming from the relay onto these 3?
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Yeah I was going to get them wired up etc and then decide how I want them. Trying to figure out if I could use something as a spacer behind the L brackets and in front of the screw threads to bring them out a bit. Here are both ways for now anyway. Second looks better but I'm not sure if they're sat too far into the bumper and you can see the inside of the surround (which I wrapped so looks bad there haha) will either leave them stuck out a bit or get something to act as a spacer and do the second way so it doesn't look as obvious.
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Wow wish I'd seen those earlier! Was looking for some for a while, eventually got some clear ones that are same size so I've done the same as you I think. Fitted the fogs today but wasn't happy with how far they stuck through the black surround on the outer side, didn't look terrible but not perfect, tried turning the L brackets around but now it doesn't stick out far enough.. Not sure if it's better to have them sticking out a bit or not enough!
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Thanks pal, yeah definitely! I'm surprised how just from painting the 'Honda' and adding a couple little bits it's totally changed it already really. Would it it be possible to scrub down the heat shield to a good finish or will it need spraying do you think? What size were those fogs? Seem to fit really well! Thanks for that, I've ordered some smaller L brackets now to try, only ones I've been able to find are all 4cmx4cm, 5x5 etc, can't find the actual L shaped ones anywhere. So it's making it really difficult. Need some washers too for the bolts because the ones I bought are fairly small, wanted to make sure they'd fit through everything, so just feels like I've been throwing money at this with no gain! But I've bought a switch etc from somebody now (Always get more results from Rover breakers than I do from Honda breakers it seems!) so hopefully will be able to crack on now and get fogs wired in when it stops raining!
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    In better (and non-ranting!) news, made an okay start on the engine bay. Here it is fresh after some painting on the rocker cover. Painted over some rusted parts on the AC fan unit and Still a good clean up to be had, radiator cap in the post, etc. Tried wrapping the fuse box lid, but it was really really hard so I went for a rough covering of the most raised bit instead. Next time I'm at the breaker's I'll try get a spare that I can toy about with and possibly spray red. Eyeing up some red ignition leads too, will it be good practice to replace these anyway seeing as mine are now 19 years old? (I know the radiator stay is upside down in this pic, I couldn't figure out which way up to put it as my socket was slightly the wrong size so wouldn't tighten it all the way!)
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Well I've just about given up with installing fog lights, tried everything to get them put in but without the original brackets I just can't do it, every L bracket and way of putting them in just doesn't work. They're all far too long so it just sticks out to one side and the black surrounds won't fit, either that or they stick out a full couple inches too far. Anybody got any experience installing with no brackets?
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    So far this week I have dechromed the rear number plate strip and wrapped it in the same Matt black as the front grille, also got rid of the tar buildup behind the back wheels for when I attach the bumper lip. Haven't put the bumper lip or the Rover boot lip on yet though (partially because repainting the boot lip isn't working well at all) because I did some motorway driving yesterday and today and didn't want them to fly off! Hopefully get that stuff done towards the end of the week along with some engine bay dress up! Had some cheap eBay fog lights come which fit the recesses pretty well, how do I go about making the brackets for them? Struggling to get them central etc with L brackets.
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    My Silver MB2 Thread

    Thanks mate, got some minor stuff coming up but a lot more planned Thanks for the suggestion, started reading that thread and you're right! Though it's slightly making me regret all the red engine bay dress up stuff I've ordered haha! Thanks Maz! Started reading your build thread and absolutely loving it so far, sure I will get lots of inspiration from it! As I said, making me regret ordering red stuff and not going blue on my engine bay, matches the silver well. Off work next week so going to get a couple things done to the back of the car, boot lip spoiler, rubber bumper lip (once I get the Tar buildup removed.. That will be messy) and dechromed, was hoping to get front fog lights wired in too but the eBay ones that fit direct aren't in stock unless I buy a wiring kit with them, and I'm messaging Civic/MG/Rover breakers trying to get the switch & dash wiring and not had a reply yet.
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    my new mb2 hatch

    A free rear lip?! You know how to annoy me! Been looking for ages. Yeah I see the rust on the Aerodeck was too much really.. That's one of my biggest fears, that one day one of the smaller patches of rust will just result in the car being finished off! Not too keen on the MA back lights but they don't look bad on yours against the blue paint. Oh and those fins on the front bumper (not sure what they're called) definitely look unique!
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    my new mb2 hatch

    Shame you've gotten rid of the aerodeck and not kept both! Car looks nice, jealous of that VTI-S rear lip!
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    stevie's Mb2 'shadow' ❤

    Really like your car and what you've done to it pal! Good to see somebody taking the time with an MB2. Plus it has convinced me that I really want those fanblade alloys now! Did you ever get the rubber bumper lip on? I've bought something similar for the back bumper on mine as I can't find a VTI- S rear lip at the moment.