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We finally debuted the 2009 Edition of the Element. Not much changed since last year. The main upgrades where the New wheels from HRE. The 595R's are 20 x 9.5 in the rear at a 38 ET and the Fronts are 20 x 8.5 at a 42 et.

We also upgrade the suspension. This is a one off suspension from Tein. We got them to take a new set of Basic coils, re valve them to support dampening and an EDFC, as well as added an Additional 500KG to each side with a lower total spring perch to allow the rear to come lower. We are currently waiting on the new front springs to go even lower, since as it sits right now the Front coils are 100% down and the rear coils have roughly 2" left to go.

Main reason behind this was to protect the carbon on the vehicle, we are working to transform this car into a suitable Weekend driver, rather than a Trailer Queen which it has been for the majority of the last 3 years.

Yes the rear is meant to be like that, we did that to protect the carbon, I AM WELL AWARE OF THE DANGER TO TIRE WEAR!!

tein now has the specs needed to make these for anyone, so if you want coils and need dampening, we did the leg work for you

Also we finally got rid of that Bright orange leather (thank the lord)

Enjoy, and dont hesitate to ask any questions.

Full Mod List
Exterior:
:Mango Salsa Metallic Pearl (Burnt Sunset Orange w/ Orange Metal Flake and Mango Kandy)
:Custom Candied Carbon Fiber Body Panels (Fenders, Side skirts, Rear Quarter panels and Hatch)
:Custom Candied Carbon Fiber Door Handles and Gas Lid
:2008 SC Front End Conversion
-Bumper, Headlights, Fogs
-Piaa Extreme White Fog Light Bulbs
-Ignited H11 6000K Hid System
:Roof Mounted Front Corner Marker Lights
:Streetglow Strobe Lights Mounted In Brakelight Housing
:Colored Matched Body Panels / Side Mirrors / Rear Spoiler
-upper pillar areas(originally black)
:Rhino Lined Side Step-Ups
:Custom Vinyl Lettering
:Street Glow Orange Under Body Neon Light Kit


Interior:
:Custom Fiber-Glassed Center Console
:Custom Fiber-Glassed Radio Bezel
:Custom Fiber-Glassed Drivers A-Pillar Triple Gauge Pod
:Auto Meter Sport Comp Gauges
-Oil Pressure
-Pyrometer (EGT)
-Boost
:Carbon Fiber Upper Dash
:Suede Headliner, Visors, & Lower Dash Knee Bar
:Momo Interior Accessories
-Pit Stop E-Brake Handle with Black Suede Boot
-Automatic Shift Knob
-Grand Prix Pedals
-Jet Steering Wheel
-NRG Quick Release Hub w/ Lock
:Relocation Of Overdrive On/Off Button
:Relocation Of Cruise Control Buttons
:Upper Interior panel color change (Factory Grey to Gloss Black)
:Recaro Sport Topline Seats
-Wrapped in Grey Suede & Black Leather w/ Embroided Signature on Headrest w/ Matching rear Seats
:Custom Floor Mates

ICE:
:pioneer Avic Z1
:pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio Tuner
:pioneer XM Satellite Radio Tuner
:pioneer iPod Controller
:pioneer AV Switcher (Control Output to all screen, including Z1)
:14" Flip Down TV, Mounted On Ceiling Between Front & Rear Seats
:7" Flip Down TV, Mounted In Rear Hatch w/ Built In DVD
:playstation2, Mounted In Rear Of Center Console
:(2) Memphis MCA-3004 Amplifiers
:(2) Memphis M Class M3 12" Subwoofers
:(2) Memphis M Class 6.5" Front Separates
:(2) Memphis M Class 6.5" Rear Coaxial
:(2) Memphis 1 Farad Capacitors
:Memphis Wiring & Connectors
:Stinger Fuse Box
:Stinger Pro Platinum Battery Terminals
:Optima Yellow Top
:Fiber glassed Subwoofer Enclosures With Molded Skull Design
:Fiber glassed Bottom Door Inserts
:New Rear Floor In Suede And Plexiglass With Etching
:Street Glow Red Neon Pin Lights mounted in door panels
:Street Glow 10” Red Neon Lights
-Mounted In Amp Rack and Under Dash
:Street Glow Red LED Lights mounted in door panels
:python 881XP 2-Way Remote Start Security System
-Power window integration
-Backup Battery
-Interior Piezo Siren (Ear bleeder)
-Additonal Alarm LEDs Mounted In Brake light Housing
:Hadley Dual Horn Truck Air Horn Kit, mounted under car within frame rails
:CB Radio with PA System

Performance:
:Custom Turbo Kit
:Turbonetics T3/TO4E-50 Stage 3 .63 A/R Turbo
:Turbonetics Evolution Wastegate
:TurboXS Type H-RFL Blow off Valve
:Spearco FMIC
:All Stainless Intercooler Piping, hand fabricated with high pressure t-clamps and couplers from Vibrant Performance
:Acura RSX Type S Internals
:Custom 3” Downpipe to meet with Custom Fabbed Injen Exhast
:Nitrous Express Ntercooler Kit
:AEM Fuel Ignition Controller Tuned for Street Use at 8-10 lbs
:RC engineering 550cc
:Autometer Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge
:Injen Polished Sparkplug Cover w/ Oil Cap

Suspension/Brakes
:Tein Custom SS Coilovers (Custom Rear Springs for Weight of Audio)
:Specialty Products Adjustable Camber Kit
:Suspension Techniques Sway Bar Kit (Front and Rear Lower)
:HRE 595R 3 Piece Custom Wheels
:Front 20 x 8” @ 42 ET w/ Nitto NT555 225/35 Tires
:Rear 20 x 9” @ 38 ET w/ Nitto NT555 225/35 Tires
:Brake Man Custom Big Brake Kit
-12" Front With 4 Piston Calibers (Org 10” w/ 2 piston)
-11.5" Rear With 2 Piston Calibers (Org 9” w/ 1 piston)

Stance and Body of the Car Before the New Coils

 

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Stance and Body After the New Coils







Custom Dampening FTMFW!
 

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Old Interior


New Interior :) :) :)



Engine


Everyone needs some Bass


THANKS EOC!!!
 

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very nice looking.....wow
 

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that is awsome. i think the only other think i would do is maybe paint your brake calipers? your E is crazy hot though great job.

-Garrett
 

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that is awsome. i think the only other think i would do is maybe paint your brake calipers? your E is crazy hot though great job.

-Garrett
We may actually be going to the Rotora big brake setup instead, little more driveable than the Race pads on this one.
 

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I'm not going to lie, I'm all about mods, but there is a fine line between style and pure, unadulterated gaudiness. I'm pretty sure you nailed the latter.

Either way, at least you're trying to be different.
 

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I'm not going to lie, I'm all about mods, but there is a fine line between style and pure, unadulterated gaudiness. I'm pretty sure you nailed the latter.

Either way, at least you're trying to be different.
hey its not for everyone, people hated it in the past and now they love it and those that love it now hate it

Personally, this is a great example of tasteful mods done correctly. granted ... if somethings would have been planned out better in the beginning things would be different IE. nx bottle but thats all stuff thats planned to be changed

show cars and drivers are different styles for sure,
 

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That's just KRAZY!!:D. Every time I see your E it is more amazing than the last time.:cool: Well done! and thanks for sharing your pics with us. Looking forward to your continued progress on one of the best Es around. Drew:)
 

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That's just KRAZY!!:D. Every time I see your E it is more amazing than the last time.:cool: Well done! and thanks for sharing your pics with us. Looking forward to your continued progress on one of the best Es around. Drew:)
glad I can help, whats the fun in building it if people dont get to see it right?
 

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One word: BADASS!!!! :D
 

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We may actually be going to the Rotora big brake setup instead, little more driveable than the Race pads on this one.
the Rotora Kit would look so good on there. :D
 

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thank u ... it would have been at HIN Boston, but it feel on the same weekend as Carlisle Performance and Style (17 miles from home vs much more than 17)
Man, I used to love that show. I went to it for many years (like 8 I think) followed it through a couple different venues and back to Carlisle. The last time I went to it was the first year Rich was running the show. I haven't been back in a couple of years so I am not sure if he's still there. Wow....that brings back some memories. Wait....that's this weekend isn't it?
 

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holy cow. Let me know if you are ever in the pittsburgh area. I would love to see that up close!

Also, are you running that setup on the stock transmission? How long do you think the stock tranny will last with that kind of power?
 

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that looks fantastic.the carbon really looks nice. you cant pull that off on just any car.i hate when civics do the whole front clip.it doesnt look right to me.im not a fan of the hood but thats me.it rocks regardless!!!!!!!!!!:D
 

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WOW!!!

I think your E looks AWESOME!!! Very well done.

Can you please post more pics of your BBK!!! It looks interesting.

If you go with the Rotora, you can go 14" in the front and 13" in
the rear. Just have them custom powder coated to match your paint.

Well done!!!
 

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Man, I used to love that show. I went to it for many years (like 8 I think) followed it through a couple different venues and back to Carlisle. The last time I went to it was the first year Rich was running the show. I haven't been back in a couple of years so I am not sure if he's still there. Wow....that brings back some memories. Wait....that's this weekend isn't it?
it was this past weekend ... this weekend is the Import Ki Replicar show

holy cow. Let me know if you are ever in the pittsburgh area. I would love to see that up close!

Also, are you running that setup on the stock transmission? How long do you think the stock tranny will last with that kind of power?
its running 8 lbs of boost, and the customer didnt want to swap to 5 speed, so with the boost id say maybe 7500-10000 miles ... if that when it goes he is gonna be forced at gun point to swap to 5 speed

if there are any shows in pittsburgh please let me know, 2 guys from my team live in the city

that looks fantastic.the carbon really looks nice. you cant pull that off on just any car.i hate when civics do the whole front clip.it doesnt look right to me.im not a fan of the hood but thats me.it rocks regardless!!!!!!!!!!:D
hood was more function than look, since with the air inlet it goes directly onto the turbo helping with temps
 
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