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NEW! - My Accord mod parts for sale
'99 Accord EX
F23A1 - 2.3L
"3/99 - 12/03"
Last news - 12/24/03 - The end of an era - Accord is traded in on a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo! So long, my Honda friend...Details in the Journal
Introduction: This site was dedicated to my first project car - customizing my '99 Honda Accord EX. This hobby started out innocently enough when I decided to put my usual tweaks on this car. In the past, I've typically tinted the windows, added some custom wheels, a wing, window visors, and then added a few interior items. I was looking on the Internet (the real devil in all of this) for AutoVentshades-brand window visors when I ended up stumbling upon some Honda after-market parts websites. Soon my visions of putting on a leather shift knob and calling it a day mutated into some serious research on modifying many systems on the car in an effort to make it a fire breather. I soon found out that, due to the limitations of both the base engine and the lack of a large after-market demand for such parts, this would never be a road rocket. However, there still are a lot of performance parts that can be added to give it a little more oomph than what it normally would possess. Mission: Accomplished.
Description of Links:
Home - You're here!
Background - A little bit about my automotive experiences from 1985 - present.
Modifications - An ongoing list of the parts that I've installed, or had installed on my behalf.
Journal - My stories of parts wrestling, good/bad experiences with brands/vendors, etc.
Photos - Stand alone presentation of the photos of the before/after pictures.
Links - Pertinent links to parts suppliers, resources, etc.
Shouts out to Tommy Tran for all his help in getting me started!
11/19/03 - 45K service reveals a broken Magnaflow exhaust "B" pipe, the fire sale of parts continues...Details in the Journal
10/19/03 - "That's one angry-looking Honda you've got there, dude...", last Boston BMWCCA event, the end of Project Accord....Details in the Journal
8/12/03 - Racing with Boston BMWCCA, getting "the itch", the decisions...... Details in the Journal
6/30/03 - TYC tail lamps installed, Sparco seat installed (with LOTS of effort)......Details in the Journal
5/6/03 - TYC tail lamps arrive, Velox rims/Kumho tires are in use, all hail the BMW 325i......Details in the Journal
4/27/03 - Velox VX-6R rims and Kumho Ecsta MX tires arrive and are mounted......Details in the Journal
3/31/03 - Solo season is all but cancelled (we lost BOTH our venues!), Phantom Grip still awaits installation, Falkens might be for sale if SOLO season doesn't happen.....Details in the Journal
3/6/03 - Phantom Grip awaits installation, Falken Azenis await installation, another set of Rota Slipstreams (in silver) on order, "melt, damned snow, melt!"...Details in the Journal
12/04/02 - OG Racing saves the day on Sparco, Phantom Grip arrives & surprises, YOU ALL NEED TO RUN ANTI-VIRUS ON YOUR PCs ..Details in the Journal
11/13/02 - Still waiting on Sparco replacement parts from 1320Tuning.com, Phantom Grip ordered, rim & tire plans for next season, winter hibernation begins...Details in the Journal
10/2/02 - Sparco brackets assembly (with pics!), Sparco seat "surprise", Rota Slipstream issues...Details in the Journal
9/18/02 - Sparco brackets arrive, 'Gude' riddance, feeling the love...Details in the Journal
8/20/02 - Still no Sparco brackets, gauges conundrum, Gude & Sparco need some lessons...Details in the Journal
7/11/02 - The long sad tale of Sparco Torino, sway bar advice, head/tail lights issues...Details in the Journal
5/28/02 - Injen CAI installed, first SCCA Solo II competition run, Sparco seat troubles...Details in the Journal
5/21/02 - Rota Slipstreams are mounted, Sparco Torino seat has arrived, NYS inspection passed, Rota photos posted on the Photo page...Details in the Journal
5/15/02 - My mods cause me to fail inspection (!), Rota Slipstreams ready to mount, intake decisions...Details in the Journal
4/19/02 - Rota Slipstreams ordered, AEM CAI Bypass Valve ordered, Spring brings the installation of new parts...Details in the Journal
1/14/02 - Injen Race Division CAI ordered, a visitor reports possible EBC Brake & AEM rotor problems, DC Sports silent on intake problem...Details in the Journal