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Honda Civic CRX, Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#444 of 513 Re: actually... [kenlw]
Aug 01, 2007 (1:35 pm)
Thanks for responding Kenlw. They are installed correctly mechanically. I do see that green light on the dash board when I turn the fog lamps on. However, it's their alignment I have an issue with. They are pointed to shine on the pavement infront of the car, BUT, the beam is pointed down so much that I don't even see the difference when the lamps are on or off on a dark road at night.
What I need to do is align them myself and i'm wondering how it's done. Thanks
#445 of 513 Re: actually... [mystockid]
Aug 02, 2007 (10:42 am)
I use my driveway and garage door outside when it's dark, which is very flat, level, and I coincidentally have an expansion joint in the concrete perpendicular to the doors.
I've been able to get any of the lights aligned pretty darn good, just by eye, and then moving the car closer or further away to make sure they aren't angled up or down inappropriately for the beam it is. I've even had a couple checked by the state inspection folks during a normal inspection and passed.
#446 of 513 Re: actually... [kiawah]
Aug 02, 2007 (12:06 pm)
that's the method I use for my headlights, but I haven't tried for these fogs yet.
#447 of 513 Re: Stereo speakers in Civic EX [civicex05]
Aug 07, 2007 (1:28 pm)
u shouldnt really need new speakers, u should be able to build off stock ones. ur best bet is to find a sound expert that can get u about 95 db which is 5 under the legal limit in most states and have them help you soundproof the car better. thats the big thing is you can have bigg sound but a l ot is outside noise. a guy i know only bys the sub and builds off of the stock speakers. the only thing a new set of speakers does is sometimes makes it clearer, but if u want a symphony hall ur better off soundproofing better first then equing ur car to the sound u like.
#448 of 513 Re: Soundproofing
Aug 07, 2007 (2:04 pm)
Road noise is a major problem in my 02 EX. I agree, if you could stop some of the road noise then any stereo will sound somewhat better. Anyone have expereince with soundproofing? I can not tell for sure if the majority of noise is from door area or from floor. There is various types of soundproofing material available, but I would hope to hear of an actual successful soundproofing expereince before I invest time and money.
#449 of 513 new shift knob
Aug 09, 2007 (2:27 pm)
i have an '07 civic lx and just bought a new shift knob. i am having problems getting it on. i can unscrew the knob, but the fake leather part under it(boot?sleeve?)just dangles. can anyone help with it. its a pilot motorsports knob. thanks
#450 of 513 Honda Civic EX accessories
Aug 09, 2007 (4:40 pm)
What's with the alloy wheels--are they a good thing or not? What about splash guards ($95 plus installation; moonroof visor 135 plus installation; fog lights $325 plus installation, door edge guard $70 plus installation. My goal is to preserve the car but not to waste money. Are these worthwhile and what about these prices. Thanks for your help. I need to be a little prepared!
#451 of 513 define "worth it"
Aug 09, 2007 (5:55 pm)
door edge guard and splash guards may actually do something (and are very easy to install yourself), all the others are for looks, they don't "protect" anything.
The moonroof visor just reduces the amount of the opening....kinda pointless.
Alloys on a Civic are strictly for looks. personally I have 18" HFP and yes, like the looks. there is no performance to be enhanced....
some pics of my 07 EX coupe with HFP package, fogs, door edge guards, splash guards, etc...but no moonroof visor:
#452 of 513 Re: define "worth it" [kenlw]
Aug 10, 2007 (4:53 am)
I thought point of moonroof visor was to reduce wind noise? Does it help with that?
How do the splash guards look? I have seen pictures but not in person.
#453 of 513 Re: define "worth it" [kenlw]
Aug 10, 2007 (7:00 am)
actually ken, since i'm pretty sure you have at least slighly performance oriented tires on those 18's, the added stiffness of the rim and the combo of those tires makes for a better handling ride.