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New CR-V owner checking in. Just recently picked up a 2013 EX-L for myself. Took on a job as a Service Advisor at a Honda dealership (ironically enough...) in June, and was in need of some more reliable transportation, since the new job added a little distance to my commute. Picked this up about 3 and a half weeks ago, and I'm loving it. 97k miles, and pretty much all maintenance carried out at Honda's recommended intervals. Current mod list is short, I've debadged the rear hatch CR-V emblem, and almost have all exterior lights converted to LED's, just waiting on the headlights, foglights, and front turn signals to arrive. Future plans include matching the front windows to the factory tint, as well as a windshield eyebrow, maybe an eventual stereo/speaker upgrade, and eventually wouldn't mind swapping to some other OEM Honda Wheels, maybe off of a newer Civic or Accord, and perhaps, coilovers? Not too likely though, as I just want a good reliable work commuter/daddy ride. Has anyone ever painted their chrome grille strips? I initially thought about going the plastidip route, but in the last few days, I've thought about painting them silver, along with the chrome strip across the back hatch, as well as both Honda emblems...

Will be sure to get some pictures posted as soon as I get the all the new lighting installed - and get it washed up, hopefully before the weekend is over. In the meantime, here is a shot of it at the dealership, the day I bought it.

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Nice, I hope you enjoy it! I suggest you take a look at mine as I’ve done everything you mentioned. Coilovers are my favorite part as now its actually a nice daily that handles safely and is planted to the road. Carplay is another favorite feature of mine!

New CR-V owner checking in. Just recently picked up a 2013 EX-L for myself. Took on a job as a Service Advisor at a Honda dealership (ironically enough...) in June, and was in need of some more reliable transportation, since the new job added a little distance to my commute. Picked this up about 3 and a half weeks ago, and I'm loving it. 97k miles, and pretty much all maintenance carried out at Honda's recommended intervals. Current mod list is short, I've debadged the rear hatch CR-V emblem, and almost have all exterior lights converted to LED's, just waiting on the headlights, foglights, and front turn signals to arrive. Future plans include matching the front windows to the factory tint, as well as a windshield eyebrow, maybe an eventual stereo/speaker upgrade, and eventually wouldn't mind swapping to some other OEM Honda Wheels, maybe off of a newer Civic or Accord, and perhaps, coilovers? Not too likely though, as I just want a good reliable work commuter/daddy ride. Has anyone ever painted their chrome grille strips? I initially thought about going the plastidip route, but in the last few days, I've thought about painting them silver, along with the chrome strip across the back hatch, as well as both Honda emblems...

Will be sure to get some pictures posted as soon as I get the all the new lighting installed - and get it washed up, hopefully before the weekend is over. In the meantime, here is a shot of it at the dealership, the day I bought it.

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Nice, I hope you enjoy it! I suggest you take a look at mine as I’ve done everything you mentioned. Coilovers are my favorite part as now its actually a nice daily that handles safely and is planted to the road. Carplay is another favorite feature of mine!
Actually, yours is what brought me here, I can't recall what I searched for on google, but one of the top results directed me to your retrofit thread. very sick. Silver was my color of choice, but nothing local on an early 4th gen with less than 150k miles...Yours is a beaut - to say the least.
 

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Happy Friday!

Headlights, Foglights, and Switchback turn signals all arrived today, pulled it in the shop while the techs were at lunch and got the headlights and turn signals installed, plan to get the foglight bulbs in this weekend. Here's a little gif of the low beams and switchbacks in action! Auxito Y13 9003's and LasFit Switchbacks, can't wait to see how they look after dark!

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Beautiful ride! Welcome aboard
Thank you! Finally got around to installing the foglights yesterday and decided to go crazy with the gif's - showcasing all the LED lighting..not the happiest with the reverse bulbs, I'm going to try them in the wife's Odyssey, and may swap them out if they perform better in her housings than they did in mine, and snag her Luminex bulbs for the V...I so love these front turn signal switchbacks, however. Hopefully all these gifs don't induce seizures for anybody, I may break them up into individual posts. beware! lol. Also, all of these bulbs are "error-free" and don't require any additional inline resistors, in order to avoid hyperflash...Still have to do the domelights inside - the wife hates them, because she thinks it will wake our baby up, I think I'll just swap hers out of the van, so she can have her ugly bulbs back..lol.

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Here are links for all of the bulbs as well, if it can be of help to anyone...

Headlights: https://www.amazon.com/AUXITO-Headl...ld=1&keywords=auxito+h4&qid=1634734464&sr=8-6
Foglights: https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Bu...d=1&keywords=auxito+h11&qid=1634734536&sr=8-5
Front Parklamps: https://www.amazon.com/AUXITO-Yello...ywords=auxito+194+amber&qid=1634734633&sr=8-7
Front Turn Signals: https://www.amazon.com/LASFIT-Switc...+bulb+switchback+lasfit&qid=1634738054&sr=8-5
Rear Turn Signals: Syneticusa CANBUS Error Free 7443 7440 Amber LED DRL Turn Signal Light Bulbs | eBay
Rear Upper Taillights: https://www.amazon.com/AUXITO-Inter...keywords=auxito+194+red&qid=1634738187&sr=8-7
Rear Lower Taillights: https://www.amazon.com/2-PK-SYLVANI...words=sylvania+7440+red&qid=1634738274&sr=8-7
Reverse Bulbs: https://www.amazon.com/AUXITO-Reverse-Extremely-Chipsets-Replacement/dp/B08QHYYWDK/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=auxito+7440&qid=1634738756&sr=8-6&th=1
Reverse Bulbs that I'm probably switching to (LOVE THEM!): https://dieselleds.com/products/7440-super-b-led-revere-light-kit-2100-lumens-1
 
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