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Great to have viewed your post. I am a 9th gen owner (made an account here as the 10th gen rocks and to check out what the 10th civic community is doing), I own a 14 LX coupe, making little upgrades on the LX helps so much.



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It is been a while since I updated this thread, not much is going on with a car, pandemic made it worse with fires here in CA, car is parked in the garage for last 5 months.
Also today, after 3 months of trying I finally got my Eibach sway bar brackets, my old ones both were broken for some reason, no wonder why they now sell this billet brackets, still lightweight, but not as flimsy as the old ones
Need to install it soon

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Completely forgot I also ordered leather center arm rest sides, rear and front door leather arm rests, accord rear sway bar links, VLEDS headlight LEDs and new head unit to replace my pathetic 5 inch screen... hopefully by next week all should be in
Just need to get EX-L steering wheel now... I sold mine recently, now I regret it :(
 
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Finally got my Eibach sway bar in, also replaced stock sway bar links to Accord links, those are made from metal (aluminium maybe) not plastic like civics use
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Got the Insight leather arm rests, funny thing, they have labels on them that say CIVIC EXL lol

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That middle center arm rest was installed 2 years ago lol, need to clean it properly
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I can finally see at night!!
I did the best thing ever, something I should've done 3 years ago, I wired my front map lights to rear dome light so they all turn on at the same time, remember LX and few other trims, including Type R doesn't do it when you open doors. I used 18Ga wire from amazon and some 3m locks and all working nicely, I should probably redo it later with appropriate switches, but I feel like this is more than enough. I just need better and brighter LED bulbs now
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Are you planning on doing front lip side skirts?
 
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Are you planning on doing front lip side skirts?
No, I don't think so, this is a shared car in our family among 4 people, so probably someone will destroy those lol I wouldn't mind HPF side skirts though :)
 

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No, I don't think so, this is a shared car in our family among 4 people, so probably someone will destroy those lol I wouldn't mind HPF side skirts though :)
that’s cool so your very mindful of how u mod it.
 
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Replaced my DEPO clear side markers, not sure if I like them or not... might go back to DEPOs
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And I just got my new head unit
Need to find time to install it and see what it is all about :D
Amazing how thin it is :D I hope it works well, I never had a good experience with this Android devices, but that was 3 years ago, hopefully "tech" changed since then and this HUs don't suck anymore

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And I just got my new head unit
Need to find time to install it and see what it is all about :D
Amazing how thin it is :D I hope it works well, I never had a good experience with this Android devices, but that was 3 years ago, hopefully "tech" changed since then and this HUs don't suck anymore

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Which did you go with? I’m looking for one with my next mod, but trying not to break the bank.
 
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Which did you go with? I’m looking for one with my next mod, but trying not to break the bank.
I got Navifly M400, it costs about $250 from aliexpress and about 2-3 weeks shipping. I did not tested yet, but specs seem really great (Android 10, 8 core, 4g ram, 64gb rom, built in car play, canbus etc)
My previous one was $450 HU from amazon, it had android 6, 2g ram, 32gb rom, no car play, no extra stuff... it sucked, like really really sucked... I'm hoping this one will be better

I will post links and all once I test it, otherwise can not advice something that doesn't work
 

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I got Navifly M400, it costs about $250 from aliexpress and about 2-3 weeks shipping. I did not tested yet, but specs seem really great (Android 10, 8 core, 4g ram, 64gb rom, built in car play, canbus etc)
My previous one was $450 HU from amazon, it had android 6, 2g ram, 32gb rom, no car play, no extra stuff... it sucked, like really really sucked... I'm hoping this one will be better

I will post links and all once I test it, otherwise can not advice something that doesn't work
Awesome. I look forward to a follow up. There’s so many of these style of head units and it’s hard to find a good review on them.
 
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Got my M400 and installed it right away, it has lots of wiring but if you look closely it all makes sense.
Install took me about 20 minutes including figuring out wiring and moving clips from OEM HU to new one...
I am still confused where to plug extra USB and canbus has two input/output (?) I only plugged one side and all seems to be working no problem
I have no idea where is CarPlay lol
Also, one big frustration is when your screen touch is completely reversed lol you press right bottom you see how top left pressed lol you press BT settings and radio launches... I was about to put everything back and ship it back lol but turns out you just need to calibrate the screen and now it works just great!
I've seen navifly on ebay for about $350 OBO and shipped from US, definitely much better option if you don't want to wait for 3-4 weeks to get it, I'll post links here once I find it
So far I'm very impressed and satisfied (I used it only for 30 minutes though lol)
This is must have especially for LX with basic radio
Music is much louder now, youtube seems to be working just fine...
I wish it was less shiny, especially sides, but hey, this is the best thing you can get to replace pathetic 5 inch screen

I'll make a video later

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Got my M400 and installed it right away, it has lots of wiring but if you look closely it all makes sense.
Install took me about 20 minutes including figuring out wiring and moving clips from OEM HU to new one...
I am still confused where to plug extra USB and canbus has two input/output (?) I only plugged one side and all seems to be working no problem
I have no idea where is CarPlay lol
Also, one big frustration is when your screen touch is completely reversed lol you press right bottom you see how top left pressed lol you press BT settings and radio launches... I was about to put everything back and ship it back lol but turns out you just need to calibrate the screen and now it works just great!
I've seen navifly on ebay for about $350 OBO and shipped from US, definitely much better option if you don't want to wait for 3-4 weeks to get it, I'll post links here once I find it
So far I'm very impressed and satisfied (I used it only for 30 minutes though lol)
This is must have especially for LX with basic radio
Music is much louder now, youtube seems to be working just fine...
I wish it was less shiny, especially sides, but hey, this is the best thing you can get to replace pathetic 5 inch screen

I'll make a video later

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Great write up. I think I’ll grab one. Seems to be better than the cheap $150 ones all over eBay, but not as good as the Phoenix brand head units. I can live with that. 👍🏾
 

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