Added a new Girl to the garage “Candy” 2018 Honda Civic Si Coupe Build

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I took ownership of a 2018 Honda Civic Si Coupe from Honda of Ames. Super excited!!! She cost me $24,000 brand new out the door. This has been a long time coming for me since my prior vehicle was a 2008 Toyota Prius. I’ve officially named her “Candy” and love her red color. I have a lot of exterior and interior mods that I want to do, and look forward to sharing/ posting them with you. In the first week of ownership I took her on a road trip to the Newton Speedway with my Dad, and Girlfriend because we were scheduled to drive super cars that day around the track. It was just an amazing day!

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My Girlfriend drove a green Lamborghini while my Dad, and I drove a blue McLaren.

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I gave Candy her first official modification. I had her windows, and sunroof/moonroof tinted today. She received 21 percent on the windows all the way around excluding the windshield. I had Auto Toyz tint the moon/sunroof at 5 percent because I sometimes don’t like to wear sunglasses while I’m driving, and the darker tint will keep more sunlight out of my Si. I think for my next mod for Candy, I will do a chrome around the doors/windows, and eventually smoke out the amber side markers on the front fender.
 
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Chrome delete
 
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I pulled the trigger and had Auto Toyz do a chrome delete on Candy. I really dislike the way chrome looks on this Civic model, and wish Honda had done away with chrome on the exterior all together, but no car is perfect, and maybe some Civic owners still like the look of chrome. Ugh, I’m becoming long winded. So anyways, I had them apply black gloss vinyl wrap to cover the chrome and it turned out great. I was on the fence between matte black to match the rest of the lower black rubber along the bottom of the window, or going with gloss black to add some shine to Candy’s looks. Auto Toyz suggested gloss black, and I am super pleased with the decision!
 
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I’ve really been loving my Civic Si Coupe. It’s definitely quickly around corners than I was expecting, and the manual transmission shifts like butter. I’ve been getting looks from other enthusiasts at stop lights. It’s been fun seeing drivers of Ford Focus ST’s, and other Civic owners checking out my car Candy.
I test drove a black 2018 Honda Accord Spory 2.0T with the manual transmission before buying my Si. I loved the way that Accord shifted better than the Si, as well as having so much more power due to the torque. But, I ultimately chose the Si Coupe because it is a better looking car in my opinion. The Si was just a little bit behind the Accord in terms of driving and speed, but the Si won hands down when it came to looks. The Accord sport was to under the radar, looks wise, for me to pull the trigger on it.
I also had the front and rear emblems removed, and added the red Type R emblems to the front and rear of Candy. I’m very pleased with the way the front and rear-end look now.
 
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Oh, I forgot to mention that I also smoked out the amber side markers on the front fenders too.
 
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I added new tires and wheels to Candy. She is now wearing a set of Ruff Racing R364 black wheels with the red undercut. I was okay with the OEM wheels and tires that came with my Si, but I wanted to upgrade to black wheels to make Candy look more aggressive. Plus, I also loved the red undercut on the new wheels and thought they would pop off of the black on the wheels, and car.
 

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Yea that chrome sucks ass to the fullest...really would have liked Honda to keep chrome off their sporty model civic. I am gonna delete mine soon because its an eye sore.
Looking good mad now lower it!!
 

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