sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' J32A2/6MT Accord

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  1. sonni_kuba

    sonni_kuba 6GA Supporting Member

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    Say hello to Nami, my 2001 Honda Accord coupe. She started off as a bone stock people mover on my wife's side of the family. A few fender benders and owners later, I saved her from the chopping block of a dealer trade-in in 2010. Having fallen in love with her spacious and comfy interior, I decided to spruce up the exterior with inspiration from her cousins overseas.

    The Inspiration

    The aftermarket treatment of JDM Accords by Mugen Motorsports; a company tunes and races Honda vehicles and, additionally, sells aftermarket parts to amateur enthusiasts.

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    Mods

    Engine & Power-train
    - AEM V1 CAI
    - J37/J32 P2R Throttle Body Adapter/Spacer
    - J37A4 Intake Manifold
    - J35Z2 Intake Manifold Cover
    - J32A2 Cylinder Heads & Block
    - XS Power Headers w/ 6MT BEND & 2.5 Collector
    - FLOWMASTER Universal Cat (2220125) 2.5" inlet/outlet
    - Custom 2.5 SS Exhaust
    - 2 Vibrant FLAT BLACK UNIVERSAL MUFFLERS Part # 1148
    - 2003 Acura CL-S 6MT Transmission with LSD
    - Exedy Stage 1 Clutch

    Suspension:
    - Acura CL Type S & NEUSPEED front tower strut bars
    - Form and Function Type 2 Coilovers (22.5"F 22.7"R fender ground height)
    - Ichiba 10 mm F Spacers and 20 mm R Spacers
    - Hankook Ventus V12 Evo (K110)
    - Mugen NR 18 Black Metal 18 x 7.5 mm + 55

    Aerodynamics:
    - Mugen Style Front Lip
    - OEM Style Side Skirts
    - OEM Style Rear Lip
    - OEM Rear Bumper Valence
    - Honda FD2 Mugen RR Replica Spoiler/Lip

    Lighting:
    - JDM Accord CF4 Fog Lights
    - Blackhoused Headlights
    - Smoked Rear Side Marker

    Body Work and Misc:
    - Plastic Molding of Front&Rear Lip to Bumpers
    - Replaced OEM fog lights with authentic JDM Stanley CF4 fog light assembly
    - Cutting upper and lower front bumper grill and insertion of Black Grill
    - Rolling F & R Fenders
    - Removing all trunk badges
    - Replacing Acura with Honda logo on valve cover
    - Blacked out silver window trim
    - 94-97 Accord trunk badge in upper grill
    - PlastiDip silver trim around windows
    - Relocated front license plate
    - Carbon fiber wrapped top portion of the Mugen RR wings

    Interior:
    - RSX Type S 6 Speed shift knob
    - Metric white gauges
    - White LED Conversion

    Future Mods (from soonest -> distant)

    Engine
    (currently researching)

    Suspension and Drivetrain
    (currently researching)

    Interior
    - Brushed aluminum vinyl wrap
    - Double DIN Navi/Amp/Sub
    - Mugen racing seats
    - Mugen steering wheel
    - Mugen shift knob

    Exterior
    - Window and Tail Light Tint
    - Fender Flare Molding & Repaint

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    PICS

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    September 2014

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    May 2014

    Mugen FD2 Wing/Lip
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    Thanks for looking :)
     
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  2. SSMNVCG3

    SSMNVCG3 6GA Supporting Member

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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    Looks good, the spoiler looks better in these pics then the ones you took right after this was done.
     
  3. Brimstone Brown

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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    Nice ride my man very clean.
     
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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    Very clean and original
     
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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    I don't think the shop did a good job blending the paint together. The front clip (bumper, hood, and fenders) looks ALOT lighter than the rest of the car.

    Other than that it looks good.
     
  6. agginline86

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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    those paint matched fog housings....
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  7. sonni_kuba

    sonni_kuba 6GA Supporting Member

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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    Hmmm ... I wonder if that was the result of using Google+ auto enhance function?
    In person, it flows better. Nevertheless, the car would certainly benefit from a complete paint job, just can't decide on the colour :)
     
  8. LowerMyCG5

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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    I can see the blend line . Silver is notorious for that.

    Clean ride tho
     
  9. Russianred

    Russianred Snail Spools You!

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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    So awesome, so clean, so OEM! Lovin it man, keep up the nice progress and welcome!
     
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    Re: sonni_kuba 2001 'Mugen' Accord

    Clean car man, digging the spoiler
     

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