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Thanks! I didn't buy an actual kit, but I followed this guide I found over in the T4R forums.

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/5th-g...light-bulb-conversion-h11-h9-9005-9011-a.html

Basically, I bought 2x H9 bulbs and used a wire cutter to remove the extra plastic piece needed to fit a H9 bulb into the Civic's H11 socket.

Let me know if you have any other questions! Since then, I have changed to an HID 5000k kit though.

Edited post to include output shots:

This is the 5000k XenonDepot Xtreme HID kit - very impressed with the quality of the kit and materials. Main decision point here was the inclusion of the dual relays to protect the factory wiring.

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Hi Guys, I am a new guy here but have been following this site for quite a while.
SonicTyphoon, if possible. Could you please let us know if the exhaust tips easily slip on the stock tips or did you need to cut anything off?
 
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Hi Guys, I am a new guy here but have been following this site for quite a while.
SonicTyphoon, if possible. Could you please let us know if the exhaust tips easily slip on the stock tips or did you need to cut anything off?
Exhaust tips easily slip onto the stock exhaust tips! No cutting or additional modification of the stock exhaust.

Since then, I've changed to a different exhaust tip. I went for a more subtle look since the first set of exhaust tips started rubbing on the bumper.

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Car is still going strong! Approaching 36K miles soon and haven't had any issues. Changed the CVT fluid at 30K and regular oil changes/maintenance so far.
 

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How is your sonic grey hatch holding up so far ? Mine is about to be a year old ! I'm loving it.
 
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How is your sonic grey hatch holding up so far ? Mine is about to be a year old ! I'm loving it.
Holding up well so far! I'm at roughly 42,000 miles now and the car has mostly been problem free. I hit a big pothole a while back that destroyed both tires on my passenger side, but aside from that, it's been pretty reliable and affordable to maintain. I've done all of the maintenance myself up to this point - which has been mostly oil changes, air filters, etc., and the 30K CVT fluid drain and fill.

The only real issue I've experienced so far is the corner window trim starting to peel back behind the C pillars.

I took it into the dealership right before my warranty ended and they said they couldn't do anything about it if it wasn't leaking or causing damage to the car, which is really unfortunate since I notice it every time I wash it.

Glad you're love yours though! I can't wait to see how the next generation looks like. Cheers.
 

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