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I've been a member since 10-08-2016. Today is 3-21-19, and this is my 1st post. So yeah, that's a lot of lurking. :geezer:

I'm in the Washington, DC area. I've done slight mods. Some people ask me time to time where I got my parts, what I did, etc., and it just happened again since I'm about to do some more, so I'd figure I'd make this "build" thread. (Build in quotes since I'm not doing anything radical - I wish!) This is actually a 2nd attempt sine my original didn't post so I removed all links and pictures.

I picked up this Crystal Black Pearl 2013 4WD EX-L 5AT brand new. It now was 69,804 miles. Some pictures below shortly after bought it. (She was just a virgin back then!) I'm sure I'm forgetting something, here's what I've done so far:

- 35% tint. My 1st mod! :Rockin:

- HID headlights
I noticed immediately how bad the headlights are, so I got HIDs. I dealt with them for a couple years and finally ripped them out since they do not work well - unless I am missing something. Someone hit the front end (within 3 weeks of buying it!!), so when it was at the body shop, I asked them to install the HIDs. They used resistors, and everything, so they were professionally installed. It was brand new, and there was barely any info on the DRLs, so I went through several sets in those 2-3 years. Since they were constantly on, the bulbs wouldn't last long. A bulb would go off here,another bulb there, until one day BOTH BULBS went off at the same time! (Thank God I had HID fog lights, and those are very bright, and thank God no cop stopped me!) I just went to the best headlight bulbs recommended, and I guess it made a slight difference. :Dunno:

- HID fog lights (yellow)
Ultra HID Kit, 35W, H11, 3000K
DDM Tuning
$79.95

- LED interior lights

- LED rear license plate bulbs

- Honda Accord horn
Much more manly-sounding vs. the stock meep meep. Direct swap!
Bumper Horn Upgrade (High Tone)
38150-SHJ-A02
$17.10

Grille Horn Upgrade (Low Tone)
38100-SDB-A02
$24.57

-Front brake pads & rotors
Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Upgrade Kit
Power Stop Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted rotors
Power Stop Evolution Sport Pads w/ high temp lubricant, hardware and pin bushing kit brake pads
Cross-drilled slotted front rotors are just for looks. I found a good deal. Doesn't stop better nor worse. I think I am the only know who knows they're there. :Naughty:
Part # K5432

- Battery.
Replaced because it was a cold day, and it had a hard time starting. Didn't want to risk anything so I got the best one the store offered.

- Tires
September 2018
6 years later, and they weren't bad, but it is 6 years later.
Michelin - X Tour A/S T + H All season.

There are from Costco. There were not a lot of reviews on these, but the ones that were there were quite good. My research found these are made for Costco. Outside of Costco, they are Michelin Defender T+H. Many reviews for those, and they are very good. The DC area doesn't really get too much snow, but we had more snowfall than normal this winter this year, and these worked just fine. And it just so happened that Costco was having a great sale on these!
$655.96 out the door including install!

Again, 69,804 miles so other maintenance stuff I've done were:

- Oil changes (Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the container)
- Oil filters w/crush washers (15400-PLM-A02)
- Serpentine belt
- Transmission fluid drain and fill (OEM Honda fluid only)
- Brake fluid flush
- Engine air filter
- Wipers

P.S. If this doesn't belong here, move it to the appropriate place &/or let me know!
 

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- HID headlights (white/4500K)
1 - DDM HID Kit, 55W, H4 High / Low, 4500K DDM HID Kit, 55W, H4 High / Low, 4500K 59.95
1 - Error Code Eliminator (PAIR) Error Code Eliminator (PAIR) 14.99
2 - 194 LED, 5 x 5050, White 194 LED, 5 x 5050, White 0.00
1 - 6 Ohm 50W LED Resistor 6 Ohm 50W LED Resistor

- HID fog lights (yellow/3000K)
DDM Tuning
Ultra HID Kit, 35W, H11, 3000K
https://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DDM-HID-Kit-Slim-Ballast-35W-or-55W
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- Honda Accord horn
College Hills Honda
Much more manly-sounding vs. the stock meep meep. Direct swap!
Bumper Horn Upgrade (High Tone)
38150-SHJ-A02
$17.10
https://www.collegehillshonda.com/product/38150-SHJ-A02.html

Grille Horn Upgrade (Low Tone)
38100-SDB-A02
$24.57
https://www.collegehillshonda.com/product/38100-SDB-A02.html

-Front brake pads & rotors
Rock Auto
Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Upgrade Kit
Power Stop Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted rotors
Power Stop Evolution Sport Pads w/ high temp lubricant, hardware and pin bushing kit brake pads
Cross-drilled slotted front rotors are just for looks. I found a good deal. Doesn't stop better nor worse. I think I am the only know who knows they're there. :Naughty:
Part # K5432
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=3961017&jsn=253

- Tires
Costco
September 2018
6 years later, and they weren't bad, but it is 6 years later.
Michelin - X Tour A/S T + H All season.
https://tinyurl.com/y6xrd3s4
 

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This weekend, the Power Stop front pads and the rear OEM Honda brake pads will be replaced with Akebono pads. There's a newer model, and apparently I'm one of the 1st. Also adding stainless steel brake lines and flushing the brake fluid for better, higher temp brake fluid. No, I'm not racing it, but it is cheaper than Honda OEM brake fluid.

And finally, an oil change with Mobil 1 0W-20 and an OEM oil filter with the crush washer.

Front brake pads
AKEBONO PRO-ACT CERAMIC PADS
Manufacturer Part #: ACT1089A
$52.00
https://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?make=Akebono&model=ProACT+Ceramic+Pads&group=ProACT+Ceramic+Pads&partNum=ACT1089&autoMake=Honda&autoModel=CR-V+EX-L&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=AWD

Rear brake pads
AKEBONO PRO-ACT CERAMIC PADS
Manufacturer Part #: ACT1086A
$43.00
https://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?make=Akebono&model=ProACT+Ceramic+Pads&group=ProACT+Ceramic+Pads&partNum=ACT1089&autoMake=Honda&autoModel=CR-V+EX-L&autoYear=2013&autoModClar=AWD


Stainless steel brake lines
G-STOP BRAKELINE KIT 4LINE F/R
$118.00
https://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?make=Goodridge&model=G-Stop+Brakeline+Kit

Brake fluid
ATE TYPE 200 AMBER BRAKE FLUID
For track and HP street use. DOT 4 automotive brake fluid Dry boiling point 536F Wet boiling point 388F 1 liter bottle
$17.92
https://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brakes.jsp?make=ATE&model=Type+200+Amber+Brake+Fluid&group=Type+200+Amber+Brake+Fluid
 

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HID fog lights (yellow/3000K) from DDM Tuning
Ultra HID Kit, 35W, H11, 3000K
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I used to use the Osram's 85/80W ultra high efficacy H4 bulb, but those aren't made anymore.

I feel that these Vosla H4 +100 "Superbrite" bulbs are the best I've used - not counting the HIDs I had for a few years.

$16.50/bulb

I got them from Candlepower Inc. Not the greatest website, but if you call them, they are AWESOME, and incredibly knowledgeable about headlights and their products.
301-340-0224

https://store.candlepower.com/
 

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Well, you've got a lot of mods for sure. Do you have any pics of the headlights on with the HID's and some close up of the rotors installed?
 

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Well, you've got a lot of mods for sure. Do you have any pics of the headlights on with the HID's and some close up of the rotors installed?
Hey Coastie05

Everything finished installed today so grabbed a couple pix of the rotors while the tires/wheels were off. Here ya go...

Front rotors

rotor2.jpg
rotor1.jpg

and here's the rear rotor:
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Well, you've got a lot of mods for sure. Do you have any pics of the headlights on with the HID's and some close up of the rotors installed?
Here are pictures of the headlights. It is kind of hard to see, but you may be able to notice the passengers' side is not as bright as the drivers' side. In person, it is really very obvious. The new Vosla bulb is on the drivers' side.

Vosla on drivers' side:

View attachment 129301

non-Vosla on passengers' side:

pass light.jpg

Here are both headlights, but my camera phone cannot really capture the difference. It is very obvious on person.

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Pic of rotors look like inside the wheels. No real performance added. I got a good deal.

rotors in wheel 1.jpg
rotors in wheel 2.jpg
 
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