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I was wondering if I should get them. My biggest concern is size of the mirror. I heard that it is small, but I don't know how small they are. Does anyone have the size compared to the stock 99 Civic mirrors? I am thinking about getting the powered m3 mirrors without the led.
 

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I've got them - and I would suggest you get them for that price - they look badass and really set your car off. The size is just a little bit smaller than stock - I dont think it is a problem at all. Hook it up.
 

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If you're talking about the M3's with the marker light in them,
Don't get them, the mirror is small, the mirror is not perfectly flat, so everything in it looks "warped", AND the mirror is flimsy and breaks really easy.
--Just my advice, take it or leave it...
 

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The mirror in mine is not flimsy and it is not curved - it's flat. I guess it just depends on the quality of the mirrors. You passed up a damn good deal.
 

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nope - 5spd. why?
 

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oh i didn't know that they made the 2000 ex in the 5spd. Cuz i was looking at your mods and didn't know that you could put the si throttle body on the ex intake manifold. did u bore it out or just leave it? did u feel anything. cuz i am thinking about porting my stock manifold and boring out the throttle body.

also do you have pic of your car with the m3 mirrors? that is one of the reasons that i didn't get them, but i bet i can still buy them. like have pics at different angles so i know what they look like on the car?
 

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C'mon

M3 mirrors....why wouldn't you? Especially for that price. I have some and they really enhance the look of my civic. I had them painted to match my car, too. If you can still get them...DO IT!

Now if you can get a hold of some JDM mirrors...well thats a different story..:D
 

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yes - the SI tb bolts right up. I port-matched the opening of the intake manifold with a dremel tool. Sorry - I don't have any current pics of my car with the mirrors on... but trust me - they look good, and if they are electrical, and already painted - that is a badass price.
 

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why don't you go with the JDM mirrors? i think they'd look better in your ride, and also the M3 mirrors are somewhat smaller than the JDM ones, and it doesn't look too good on one..
oh well, it's my 2 cents....
just do whatever you think is best for you and your ride....
peace out!
 

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i would love to get some ctr mirrors, actually the guy is selling his m3 mirrors b/c he got the ctr mirrors. but you find me some at 90 bux i will be there.

Groundcontrol:
You still have a the d motor rite? the gsr fuel injectors will work in the car? i don't know much about the fuel system components. Also what do u mean that you port matched the intake manifold? you port matched it to the throttle body? also the throttle body, it just bolts up w/o any modifications? did u bore it out? Sorry for asking so many questions, it is just no one has the same car with the future mods that i want.
 

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"EBM"

Yes, I have the original D16Y8 SOHC VTEC EX motor.

Yes, GSR fuel injectors fit into our engines. I don't know how much more fuel they flow - but the GSR engine is a 1.8 liter, and ours is 1.6 - so I figure it's flowing more fuel. They cost me 100 bucks total off of one of my friends that took them out of his motor.

PORT MATCHING THE INTAKE MANIFOLD...
(the EX t.b. opening is the same size as the EX intake manifold... so when you get a larger SI throttle body - you have to open up the intake manifold so it is the same size as the SI t.b.'s opening... if you do not - then you will not benefit what-so-ever because you will not be flowing any more air.)

1. Un-attach your intake from the EX throttle body.

2. Un-attach both sensors, throttle cable, and coolant lines from the EX throttle body and unbolt the stock EX tb from the intake manifold (only 4 bolts)

3. You will need a new factory SI throttle body-to-intake manifold paper gasket. You then slide this paper gasket onto the intake manifold. Trace the inside of the larger-diameter SI gasket on the intake manifold(this is the line that you will grind the opening out to - it's only a couple of mm's larger)

4. Stuff the intake manifold with rags to prevent the metal chips from getting down into the head.

5. Bust out your dremel tool - throw on a carbide bit- and get to grinding. Keep grinding the opening larger until you reach your marker line.

6. Pull out the rags and vacumn the out any remaining metal chips or dust from the inside of the intake manifold.

7. Put on the new SI t.b.-to-i.m. gasket on. Put on the SI t.b. and bolt it up. Re-attach the two sensors, throttle cable, 4 bolts, and coolant lines. Re-attach intake. The EX AEM rubber intake-to-t.b. connector is a tight fit - but it will fit. You're done.

Over-all a very very simple mod.

You say "no one has the same future mods as I want" ... well what exactly are these mods? I'll try to help you out if I can.
 

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well i did a post and got like almost no useful information from it. I want to add hiflo cat too, but then most of the ones that I see don't have the 2nd hole for the OBD II so that will not work. If i convert to OBD I, what does this exactly mean? I understand that will have only 1 O2 sensor? where does it attach, will this allow me to get a high flow cat?

also, i saw that you have fpr, is the b&m any good? soon i was looking to get new fuel injectors, aem fuel rail, fpr and fuel filter. but i am wondering what are the benefits of all this besides better fuel flow and more fuel. I am trying to make gain power for everyday use while prepping it for either a supercharger or nitrous.
 

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well i did a post and got like almost no useful information from it. I want to add hiflo cat too, but then most of the ones that I see don't have the 2nd hole for the OBD II so that will not work. If i convert to OBD I, what does this exactly mean? I understand that will have only 1 O2 sensor? where does it attach, will this allow me to get a high flow cat?

also, i saw that you have fpr, is the b&m any good? soon i was looking to get new fuel injectors, aem fuel rail, fpr and fuel filter. but i am wondering what are the benefits of all this besides better fuel flow and more fuel. I am trying to make gain power for everyday use while prepping it for either a supercharger or nitrous.
HIGH FLOW CAT-
well... if you want to switch to obdI - you will have to buy alot of crap - and it will cost you over 500... and you won't really anything out of it until you get alot more mods - so I don't suggest going that route. If you want to run a high flow cat - either get one that has a hole for the O2 sensor - or buy one w/o and drill your own hole - then have something to to screw the O2 sensor into that. Yeah - it's a pain in the ass - but if you dont have your 2nd O2 sensor behind the cat, then your ecu will throw a check engine light - and your car will be running in safe mode. You have an 02 sensor near the very end of the header - right infront of the where it connects to the car - and then your 2nd connects to your cat.

FPR-
Yes, the B&M is the cheapest fpr on the market and it works fine - I have no complaints. All this fuel stuff you are talking about isn't going to give you any noticeable power gains at all. A FPR is worthwhile - if you are going to be spraying - so you can turn the fuel pressure up a tad to make sure that you aren't running lean on the top end. You can also turn up the fuel ONE OR TWO psi when you have i/h/e... but your ECU reads how much fuel/air you are flowing - with basic mods - and compensates. Fuel Rail isn't necessary or really do anything - even if you have nitrous or a supercharger. The AEM fuel filter is a joke! What is it - like eighty bucks for a fucking fuel filter!!!! haha A "high performance" fuel filter will give you no gains and quite frankly won't do a damn bit of good at all. Just change your OEM fuel filter every couple years - and you can put that eighty bucks towards real mods. The fuel injectors are another thing that doesnt need to be changed unless you are making alot of power. I would suggest you wait to spend that 300+ dollars right before you get your supercharger or *large nitrous shot. There are alot of other things you will need to build up(before your big hp mod) before you start messing with fuel injectors. Again - you will not FEEL any more power or anything from larger injectors until they are necessary.

I would suggest you start out with the basics you will need for flow into and out of the engine. I/H/E are essential for any big mod to make power(i.e. nitrous or SC) Then I would look at camshafts/throttle bodies/cam sprockets/ignition THEN fuel and internals or just start saving up for your SC or nitrous.

my opinions - ive learned from the little experience I have... not necessarily RIGHT - but it's your car man - hook it up however you want to.
 

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GroundControl: Thanx for the info, that really helped since I didn't know what to do after i put the i/h/e in. I am kinda just going and then got stuck. You also saved me a lot of money since I don't think I am going to be doing any big nitrous shots or putting on a supercharger till I get a permanent job.

How do you like your denso's? I was either get those or the ngk iridiums.
Also how did you snoke your headlights? Did u smoke the lenses or the reflective part?
 

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The denso iridium spark plugs actually produce dynoable horsepower on cars that are very heavily modded (i.e. Turbo's)... for you and me thou, they really don't give you more than maybe one or two horsepower(maybe)... don't get me wrong - they are badass spark plugs - I haven't had any trouble with them - but a spark plug isn't really a mod that will yield much. I would recommend the Denso Iridiums if you need to replace your plugs - but I wouldn't swap them out for the the hell of it(like I did).

I actually smoked my headlights by priming, painting, then clearcoating the inner chrome housing. You have to take the whole headlight apart and put it back together which is a real pain in the ass and takes all day. Nexus has a real nice website he's setup where he shows ya how to do a bunch of mods (one is the headlight smoking) step-by-step.]

http://home.mpinet.net/t-hero/CivicP1.htm

Maybe you'll get some new ideas for your ride.
 
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