Category Archives: Vehicles
The bushing in my rear trailing arm was shot so I decided to put in these from energy suspension. It is fortunately not an overly complicated task to get this Japanese sex toy looking thing into the rear trailing arm, though it is a bit of a drawn out process.
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 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 […]
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 […]
The top tabs of my gauge bezel were completely destroyed. I picked up some marine grade epoxy from the Home Depot and filled the broken out bits in. Then drilled some new holes. It's working great. You can use some tape or foil as a backing for the epoxy while it sets. The marine grade […]
Do you know when your fuel filter was changed last? If the answer is no, change the damn thing. I should have done this as soon as I bought the wagon, but check this out… Grosssssss! That's what came out of the filter.
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…
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.
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.
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.