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  1. Hold its Value

    The first part of this is spot-on. This temporary situation is going to be with us for a while though. Manufacturers are saying they don't expect to get back up to something resembling normal production capacity until at least the beginning of 2022. And it'll take a while longer after that for...
  2. HFP three-piece red garnish

    No offense intended to the people who like these things, but...they're hideous. I could maybe tolerate them on a red car but otherwise, hell to the naw.
  3. Android auto connection issues

    If anybody is looking for a good Android Auto cable, this is what I use. It's a shorty USB-A to C cable with a right angle plug on the USB-C end. Android Auto works perfectly in both my Si and my wife's Kia Seltos. The right angle plug is perfect for saving space when sticking the phone in its...
  4. Had my Si paint corrected & ceramic coated. It's way shiny now.

    @SDAlexander8 Totally agree with you. I do plan to keep the car a long time and don't want to over-polish it. To me this is a nice fresh crispy starting point, but when the detailer asked me about higher end coatings, even more levels of polishing etc, my response was, "It's a nice car, but it's...
  5. Had my Si paint corrected & ceramic coated. It's way shiny now.

    Well, I didn't want to just come right out like "look at all this money I spent," ya know? That would be tacky. I had a couple other things done by the detailer and the receipt wasn't itemized but it was about $900 for the paint correction & coating. I know that ain't cheap but it was an all...
  6. Had my Si paint corrected & ceramic coated. It's way shiny now.

    I decided to have my car super duper shined up by a pro detailer. I'm like selectively OCD where I love the results of detailing but I personally don't have the skills or inclination to do it myself. So I'll pay somebody who does! This was the detailer's "level 1" paint correction and an...
  7. Fog lights

    My '20 has LED fogs standard but I've had good luck with other Lasfit LED bulbs in my taillights. Maybe check them out for fogs.
  8. Should I get a 10th gen Si or....

    I have a '20 Si sedan and my wife had a '13 LX sedan a couple cars ago. To me, the 10th gen still has the feeling of lightness but is just a much more solid and refined car than the 9th. I don't know about the 9th gen Si ride quality but I love the adaptive dampers in the 10th gen, they do a...
  9. Lease buy out question

    You're basically going to spend the same money regardless of when you buy the car. When you lease a car, the projected residual value at the end of the lease (which they use to calculate the depreciation from the price when new and thus the payments) is also how much it's going to cost you to...
  10. Fitment Help 2020 FC2

    Ideally for an 18x9.5" wheel you want to go with a +45 offset. If you go lower than that you'll start to get poke. With +45 you can run a 255/35-18 or 265/35-18 tire but with the lower offset you'll probably have to go down to a 245/35-18 to clear the fenders on a lowered car. On a 9.5" wheel...
  11. Sport hatch front lip on Si?

    @CWIIIFK7 Glad the part #s were helpful. Agreed that the Bayson R is the most tolerable of the assorted winglet style front lips. I think it will flow pretty well with the Sport hatch side skirts and rear diffuser. I could see myself maaaybe doing the Bayson R lip and Sport hatch side skirts...
  12. Sport hatch front lip on Si?

    Now that you mention it, yep, totally see the blocked off parts of the Sport grille. I've kinda backtracked on this idea of mine to swap to the Sport lip anyway. It's slightly lippier than the Si lip, but I'm not sure it adds much of anything to the overall look. I've yet to find any kind of...
  13. Anyone running 18 x 9.5 +35?

    The pic above is a Type-R. On an Si, 18x9.5 +35 will poke past the fenders and a 245 tire will have a decent amount of stretch. Unless you're specifically going for a poke + stretch look (which I personally hate but to each their own) you want +45 offset to be flush, and a 255 or 265 tire to not...
  14. Civic si brake pad recommendations. Street use.

    I'm a big fan of EBC RedStuff. I've used several different performance pads on different cars but these were the best balance of stopping power plus no noise and low dust. In cold/wet conditions, you do need to get a little heat in them before they reach their full bite, but we're not talking...
  15. CAI concerns

    I wouldn't worry about snow hydrolocking a car with a CAI. You'd have to get a whole lot of snow up inside the fascia/fender well and then have enough of it melt where the filter would suck up the water. The main thing to worry about is driving through deep puddles or standing water that get a...
  16. Well my son has caught the bug for modifying his car...

    Mostly the expensive JDM wheel brands offer that 18x9.5 +45 size. Motegi has a few options for $700-800/set. Here are some ideas. https://www.fitmentindustries.com/store/wheels?sort=plh&dia=18&width=9.5&offset=50&bolt=5x4.5,5x114.3/ Some of the wheels that come up when you click that link are...
  17. Well my son has caught the bug for modifying his car...

    @Boost925 Some of the stuff you're looking at is more focused on appearance than a good autocross setup. Not that he's doing a dedicated autocross car but there's a way to hook up the Si that will make it cooler while still in line with his goals. For springs, the Sportlines are just too much...
  18. $20 Catch can?

    The purpose of a catch can is to prevent oil vapor let off by the PCV valve from being recirculated back into the intake. Back with port fuel injection, it didn't matter if the PCV let a little oil vapor from under the valve cover recirculate, because the fuel injectors were in the intake...
  19. Goodbye Si Hello 340i

    I got rid of my E92 335xi M Sport 6MT for my Si because I was sick of putting up with all the little irritants that tend to crop up in a 9 year old BMW. But hey, enjoy!
  20. SI vs CTR

    This is exactly why I bought an Si. Can afford a Type-R just fine but didn't want to live without the sunroof & heated seats. I also much prefer the Si's looks.
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