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Hi there! New to this forum, and new to  the Honda-brand overall. Before I got the Aerodeck, I drove a Peugeot 206 GTI(NO, NOT THE 180!), unfortunatly the chassis of the 206 was en absolute wreck.. It had waaaay to much spots just to repair the bits and pieces, but I just didn't want to anymore... And as for the Aerodeck, it's underside is completely original and most of all..NO RUST!

When I bought the car, is was totally stock, so I knew that no one ever messed with the car.

Past few weeks I've been busy with modifying the suspention, wanted to put it as low as the roads here alow me to.

And past weekend I customized my headlights together with a friend who builds custom headlights on order.

Quite happy with the result, but still thinking what to do.. keep the 3000K Xenon in it, or going for a new set of 8000K Xenon, and then out yellow foil on the light-units themselves.

 

Enough for the storytelling now, here are some pictures of my Honda Civic Aerodeck!

 

(P.S. it has some spots and dents, but that's all gonna get fixed eventually!)

 

 

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Above; stock height|Down; coilovers mounted, rear was put at highest setting..xD..

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Down; the work on customizing the headlights started! Too bad it was weird weather, one moment dry for 10 minutes, and before you knew it was pouring like hell.  And it changed like that the entire day....

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Above; just love the fog hanging in the lightbeam, gives it a bit of a "spooky" effect.

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Above; the day after the headlights were finished, gave the car a proper washing to check the headlights for any leaks or fog inside the units, and guess what, they're free of both!

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So far for the upgrades, but will definitely post more when the next parts/things are going to change!

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welcometocivic5smile

Hello mate, nice to see you and your new deck - don't see many red ones anymore (don't see many any ones anymore....).

 

Like what you've done so far - those headlights look like a really tidy job! 

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@TheRedAerodeckNice clean looking Aerodeck that mate, sitting nice and those headlights look awesome. Nice job! Looking forward to seeing where you go with this. Agree with Simon, don't see many red Aerodecks now, so good to see one thats looked after.

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6 hours ago, dr_broon said:

welcometocivic5smile

Hello mate, nice to see you and your new deck - don't see many red ones anymore (don't see many any ones anymore....).

 

Like what you've done so far - those headlights look like a really tidy job! 

Thnx! I agree, in my area I've seen just one or two aerodecks driving around, both were silver, but one looked like it could fall appart any minute, the other looked like it was a original VTi. It had a trailer behind it, and when it had green light it took off like it didn't had anything to tow:shock:xD.. But haven't seen any other red ones yet..

As for the headlights, I just took them appart by using a heatgun to loosen the seals, and re-sealed it the same way:grin:

5 hours ago, Dave said:

@TheRedAerodeckNice clean looking Aerodeck that mate, sitting nice and those headlights look awesome. Nice job! Looking forward to seeing where you go with this. Agree with Simon, don't see many red Aerodecks now, so good to see one thats looked after.

Thnx:D, but I don't think that mine was looked after, it was (and on some spots still is) a bit of a "fixerupper" if you know what I mean.

But, most important thing is that there's practicaly NO rust on the bottom! I noticed only one small spot, but that was just on the surface, so already sanded that spot to bare metal and covered it with body coating:wink:. For the rest of the body, it's just a matter of fixing small dents and scratches. But ot sure is worth it!

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Anyone here some advice?

I want a new set of wheels, but what's better, 16 or 17 inch? And I can't seem to find the right kond or rims, I like rims with a (little) deep dish look.

Any toughts?

Would be happy to hear them8-)

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I've got 17s on my deck and love how they look /feel, but I think that you'll have issues at the front with how low you are... Might get away with it though, but there's a chance that there'll be arch rub. 

Think that 16s are probably the best compromise for looks / weight / feel. 

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I've got 16 inch Cades on DD which have a nice little dish to them. Pic one is with her lowered on them (running 195/4516 tyres), pic 2 is on OEM suspension on them (running 195/5516 tyres)

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The diff between low profile and higher profile

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55 profile. Know they should ideally be 50 profile on 16's but prefer the 55's for comfort and also filling the arch gap a bit better. The margin for the speedo being out is nominal so think its well worth it.

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I think I've made a choice, going for 16s:wink:.

I got tagged in a picture on Instagram, amd I'm in loveblush.gif1...!

Don't mind the Dutch text in the picture by the wayrlol.gif1..

This Aerodeck has 16 inch Watanabe rims.. and I likeecstatic.gif1!

Or at least, I like the way it stands!

Definitely going to look for something like it!

Thnx 4 the advice:lol:

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Good choice mate, 16's are a nice size, 15's are nice but the size of the Aerodeck can make some styles look too small, especially dished rims. 17's look ace, but think they can be just a bit too big (just my personal opinion).

Those Watanabe rims look epic! Similar style to what I want for my mk1 mx5 (will just be 15's for that though as big rims on the mx5 ruin the handling that these cars are famous for). That deck looks amazing on them eh! 8-)

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58 minutes ago, Dave said:

Good choice mate, 16's are a nice size, 15's are nice but the size of the Aerodeck can make some styles look too small, especially dished rims. 17's look ace, but think they can be just a bit too big (just my personal opinion).

Those Watanabe rims look epic! Similar style to what I want for my mk1 mx5 (will just be 15's for that though as big rims on the mx5 ruin the handling that these cars are famous for). That deck looks amazing on them eh! 8-)

Nice! My mom used to have an MX5, the NA-model that is. Superb cars in handling and a huge "fun-factor"!

And I think you're right, 17s are cool, but I don't wanna risk bashing my fenders (a.k.a. "fenderf**king"rlol.gif1...) on each and every speedbump/roadbump, and believe me, here in Holland we've got plenty of thembanghead.gif1...

Now it's just a matter of good searching and getting the right tyres on'em.

tomorrow I'm going for de-cat, I'm gonna replace the cat for a straight pipe, just need to find a way to fool de O2-sensor...

And I'm gonna cut open my rear mufler and take out al the damping. I already removed my mid silencer, but that makes as good as NO difference<_<.. I'll probably post some pics of it when I'm done:D.

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