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Old 22 Jul 2010, 10:01 am
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Default Cool inexpensive things to do to my car? 1998 Honda Accord LX?

Hey guys I just got my first car (1998 Honda Accord LX) and i want to know some inexpensive cool things to do to it that will make it either look better, preform better, or just plain ol entertainment. Now I just bought 2 expensive things for it so i'm just looking for some cheap cool mods like under $50... I've already washed and waxed and cleaned everything..

Here's all the aftermarket stuff i've done already:

Kenwood Radio

Chirping Alarm (Not sure of the name)

License plate frame + shade

LED interior lights

Here's all the aftermarket stuff i'm thinking about doing:

Fog light kit


Interior carbon fiber dash trim kit

Headlight tints

Taillight tints

Red honda emblem badges

Black/red seat covers & steering wheel cover.

Please feel free to add to the list above. You can also give me some little cheap (but still cool) mods that can be done with common household objects.

Thanks in advanced,

- Jonathan
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Old 22 Jul 2010, 10:16 am
Dai Dai is offline
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Well If i were you i wouldn't tint the lights, i would get aftermarket lights, there are expensive but (God i hate to recommend this) try looking on eBay. For something like lights, it really shouldn't matter that much if they are made a little cheaper. But for motor parts i do recommend that you get the real deal name brand stuff, for your cars own good. But another think you could try id just go to eBay and in the search tab type "98 Accord Lx" and see what all it brings up and see if you can find anything you like that you can afford. Another thing is you could probably get the windows tinted for around $70-$100 and that will make a huge difference in your cars appearance. Well Hope i helped.
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Old 22 Jul 2010, 10:31 am
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Please for the love of God and all that is holy, don't tint your lights! It looks gay on most cars anyway, but no Honda can ever pull it off.

Now back to your list...

1) Fog lights are kind of pointless, and they aren't extremely noticeable so I would get those last, if at all.

2) What kind of grille are you thinking about, there are some really cool options for Honda's and then there are some really ugly ones.

3) I have never thought about putting in a carbon fiber dash so you will have to tell me how it looks, it sounds like a pretty cool idea though!

4&5) Already went over this.

6) Get these first! My friend got some Red Honda symbols for his Acura(Honda) RSX and it looks sick! Except we found out at a later date that they make Red Acura(Honda) symbols too, so you could look into getting these instead.

7) Sounds okay but like the fog lamps I would get these later, And also try getting the Honda or Acura symbol embroidered in. Or you could get the Si or i-VTEC (Honda Performance) logos sewn in.

Some other ideas:

8) Get some i-VTEC decals for the sides like on the Civic Si's. These always look good.

9) To bump up performance for cheap you can get Iridium Pulse Plugs for relatively cheap. If you have the 4 cylinder engine it will cost you about $55 dollars, and about $83 for the V-6. And if you go to an O'Reilly's they order them for you and absorb the shipping costs.
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