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    Default D4N H's 30th EP3 anniversary (Picture heavy) -- new tyres 24/02/13

    So I thought it was about time that I wrote a build thread after being on TRO for over a year without one!

    So I got an EP3 after a little prang while I was waiting at traffic lights on the way to work wrote off my old MK4 GTI.



    I liked the car till Kent fire and rescue turned it in to a convertible. It handled like crap but was a great motorway cruiser! It had grunt where it was needed and was surprisingly cheap to run.

    So after a desperate hunt for a new car while driving a MK6 GTI I had the thirst for something a bit more bonkers. I looked at a bunch of cars but the Civic Type R was a clear winner.

    While desperately scanning through auto trader my Mrs spotted this 30th anniversary EP3. Low mileage and red interior made up for the poor quality of the outside.

    I did my checks on the car and viewed it, got a great deal private sale from London and drove it home for a 3-4 hour journey throw the first Friday night of the London riots! A journey that should have taken 1 hour!

    I don’t have photos from when I first got the car but the alloys looked like the owner had tried their own diamond cutting by driving miles on end along curbs, so this was the first thing to be fixed. I had them grinded down and re finished in black.





    I then got some replica Mugen pedals



    Next was the vey removal of the old CTRO sticker where the 30th anniversary sticker should be.



    I then got some TRO stickers, and some red H stickers for the centre caps.





    Also got a Hondata modified air box from ‘simon25’ on here. No pictures I’m afraid, but he had done a top job!

    Some rat bag stole my number plates while in Tonbridge Wells so got some new ones.



    Also changed my side lights for orange ones while putting new head lights in. Just to be a bit different.

    BEFORE



    AFTER









    I got a little ASIMO and a Honda Racing Canard from injection imports.



    I changed my brake discs and pads for Brembo OEM replacements. While at it I sandblasted my callipers and painted them red. And also put some Do-Luck braided lines in.









    ‘CSB’ was selling a weighted Skunk2 gear knob, another easy transaction!





    Some random Pictures









    I have a Bluetooth stereo single din Sony coming soon so will update when that comes. Read a lot of posts here saying that there is no need for a fascia so I’ll give that a go. Need to find an adaptor cable.
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    About time to create your own thread!

    Car is looking good! I want your seats!
    My Satin Silver EP3!

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    What's up with the bumper and the lights?


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    There is damage on every corner on the outside. But the inside is immaculate. I'm getting the problems outside sorted next year. There is nothing wrong with the lights though!

    Quote Originally Posted by 4kas View Post
    About time to create your own thread!

    Car is looking good! I want your seats!
    Thanks man. They are pretty good!

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    Just had a good look on your thread mate. Old golf =

    Your satin looks clean! Tempted to get the pedals and seats! :P
    My Satin Silver EP3!

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    The pedals are a bit crap, only cost about £20. The seats are great though. I want to go out in a standard EP3, I think it's pretty much the same seat TBH.

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    I meant where the bumper meets the light, it sort of goes inwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D4N H View Post
    The pedals are a bit crap, only cost about £20.
    I need to replace my standard rubbers as they are really worn out, so was thinking of these.
    My Satin Silver EP3!

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    I would just get more rubbers TBH.

    Quote Originally Posted by danga200 View Post
    I meant where the bumper meets the light, it sort of goes inwards.
    Must just be the angle of the photo or something, unless you mean the side quarter, then it is a little bent
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    Looking good Dan!! I do like a satin running black rims, really makes it stand out from the crowd
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