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Krzys' 2005 Cosmic Grey Civic EP3 Type R - Bob

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Okay dude it was funny once or twice but don't take the p**s, consider this a warning. @Dogg @Dave

We're all guilty of spam but all these random emotions are too much mate.

ok p**s taken wont happen again sir. And since you've told me off I want my camcorder back! :)
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Yeah Gruppe M is supposed to be the best but far too much money, I'd be happy with the airbox mod, be similar to the ITR airbox on the M, makes a noise but is OEM too :)

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If it's free might as well do it

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The prices on gruppe m dropping now..around 260 i seen a few that price range..performance wise.thats the best mod ive done to my type r..if you come across cheaper get it..trust me you wont be disappointed :-)

Had kn typhoon before the gruppe m.. the diference was massive especially the sound..drive much better..tooo much heat soke with the kn

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Any updates on this? Now you've had it a while.. comparison with the MB6 maybe? Intrigued to know!

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No updates mate, literally just been driving her! 

 

Compared with a standard MB6, feels really tought/stiff but planted compared the MB's boat-like suspension! Lack of LSD is a bit of a downer but that's only because I was so used to it. Feels much more nippy and ready to go low down, I don't miss the IAB drop-off from 1st-2nd gear. Axle tramp is annoying, because these Toyo's don't grip well in the wet, whenever I go near the throttle in 1st or 2nd it just spins then the front end bounces trying to remove the dash! Road noise is worse but I've gotten used to it, I plan to get some dynomat or similar in there when I do the speaker upgrades, hopefully help with that. For a standard car though I really enjoy driving it as it is! I don't feel I "need" to rush into mods for it, but there's a few things I'd like, some induction noise as I've said already, not bothered about exhaust. Might K100 it in the future to release some mid-range powahz. Might also do a few upgrades to the brakes, at least better fluid if nothing else! 

 

It's not as practical as the MB but it's still big enough for what I need! 

I need to deal with the window rattle because it's annoying, also get some delfectors fitted so I don't get wet every time it spits outside! 

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I agree fully on the axle tramp, my tyres are brilliant in the wet but I still get the mad bouncing at the front. Pre facelifts are worse for sound deadening than facelifts though as they had less. Airbox mod + K100 will make some good gains, I'm looking to K100 mine once I'm done with the next few mods. Brakes I'd recommend the discs I have, MTEC Grooveds but not the pads cause they're crap.

 

Low down torque is good but the top end is improved vastly by exhaust - If anything get a 2.5" custom exhaust made up because not for the noise but the gains, the standard exhaust diameter is less than 2" IIRC and really restricts it, a standard EP3 with just 2.5" catback and intake makes in the region of 205-210bhp depending on dyno!

 

Wind deflectors help a lot but its a double edged sword for me as I haven't got A/C so with the deflectors I don't get the awesome breeze with the windows all the way down. Which they have to be all the way down. Because all EP windows rattle when half down. 

 

But the moment I floor it I forget about all the little niggles. Awesome car.

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Yeah the window rattle is common, most just wedge some braided hose in the window channel but if you do it properly Honda say to replace the regulator and the seal, expensive! 

 

Yeah the B-pipe I read is really restrictive! 

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Does yours also have the typical problem of them steaming up a lot inside overnight?

 

Despite all these flaws it's still probably one of my favourite cars I've owned. I want to head back to VAG next but without selling the EP3 :)

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It did when I first got it because the dealer had used silicon based cleaner all over the dash and windows, since it's dried out it's been fine! 

 

Yeah it's not a perfect car but it's decent! 

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I like it 2 dude n its defo still hump worthy lol

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Good to hear you're still enjoying it.

 

It must be decent enough if you're not looking to change much on it.  Just wait until you get the money for your MB6.  You'll be looking to spend all the money on some nice wind deflectors and an air freshner ;):P

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Good to hear you're still enjoying it.

It must be decent enough if you're not looking to change much on it. Just wait until you get the money for your MB6. You'll be looking to spend all the money on some nice wind deflectors and an air freshner ;):P

Haha indeed! I'll need a new magic tree by then!

Only the first Tom? :lol:

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Proper induction kits are mega £££. But worth it as they have been designed for the car I suppose.

 

Why not buy a cheap universal cone jobby and make it fit for temporary satisfaction? :)

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Proper induction kits are mega £££. But worth it as they have been designed for the car I suppose.

 

Why not buy a cheap universal cone jobby and make it fit for temporary satisfaction? :)

do

Eh just make sure it's the right cone for the cars horse power isn't that right burble boy #asbo

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do

Eh just make sure it's the right cone for the cars horse power isn't that right burble boy #asbo

 

ONE MISTAKE, ONE MISTAKE I MADE!!! :)

 

How would I know that air filters have a bhp limit?!!! :(

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Be fair John, it wasnt Ali's fault he went to the wrong supplier for the cone. How was he to know the ones they sell on ice cream vans arent the right size! lmao

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Was it really that small? I wasn't aware of bhp limits to be honest.

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Be fair John, it wasnt Ali's fault he went to the wrong supplier for the cone. How was he to know the ones they sell on ice cream vans arent the right size! lmao

 

rlol.gif1  rlol.gif1applause.gif1  

 

Was it really that small? I wasn't aware of bhp limits to be honest.

 

It was the exact same filter as I have.....but filter was only for up to 200bhp! Johns ATR was 209bhp and the centre of the cone came away and got sucked into his intake throttle! PMSL

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Bloody hell! Thats scary!

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Wow! That's mad, never seen or heard anything like that before! :lol:

Bloody asbo's :P

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