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Presents for Coulson

Just a couple things to nice it up. Full stainless tourist trophy exhaust, along with a cute little cup holder setup and two seat belt holders. Courtesy of Moss Motors. Also we picked up two wolo full blast horns. The current horns, well you can lean your head out the window and yell louder. These […]

Alternator replacement, swapping out the strangled hamster for the juicy swizzle stick

So the old alternator was giving up the ghost. Flickering battery light when coming to a stop and a horrendous noise that sounded of a chorus comprised of a thousand strangled hamsters.  

DIY battery cables

I can't take credit for this method, but it does work well, I'm doing it, so might as well write it up..  

The flasher! Flashing brake light

Maybe it annoys you, that's probably a good thing as it means it got your attention. This is an install of a flasher module for the high mount brake light in the civic wagon. And subsequent install of a resistor to get the light to work correctly.

Led headlights, are they any good?

LED technology has progressed to the point that it's viable for use in vehicle headlights. Higher end newer cars are using them, but how do the eBay kits hold up? I've seen some sell for a couple hundred and I'm sure could go higher. These ones I've picked up for around $80 at the time […]

Switchback turn signal/running lights from superbrightleds.com

O.k. So the idea behind this is you have a dual purpose bulb. I wanted some brighter attention getting running lights as well as just a nice bright turn signal. You can see on the bulb itself it actually has two arrays of LEDs. The yellow ones are bright white. The orange ones are the […]

Defogging the dark side

All right, so you’re looking at getting your windows tinted. Maybe you’re concerned about how dark you can go, maybe you want some crazy chrome reflective stuff. Maybe you’re thinking about blocking heat. One thing you might not be thinking about is your rear defogger. Well, you should…

Slippery when wet… Sanded

So your plastic lenses are hazy and you want to clean them up. Plastic polish helps, but you shoulda really look at wet sanding. You can get pretty good results by hand, so you don’t need an expensive buffer. It’s worth the extra bit of time and money though.

Side markers of AWES…oops…….

All right, so let me start this with the old adage, measure twice, cut once. It’s not that bad but I lined up with the wrong edge of the tape and got the marker 2 inches too high.  

EF Civic LED gauge light conversion

I’m not a huge fan of the color of the gauges in the civic but I can’t stand those after market conversions where you end up with something that looks completely out of place at best and at worst like you feel Vatozone is the end all be all of automotive.