Mods for your Clarity

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by alyssai, Apr 28, 2018.

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  1. Robin

    Robin Member

    Ever since it was pointed out that the white clarity (ours is red) looks like a storm trooper, I’ve wanted to update the “low speed music” (AVAS) to The (Darth Vader’s) Imperial March.
     
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  3. Viking79

    Viking79 Well-Known Member

    I think this has been every Honda horn for the past 30 years at least?
     
  4. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Here's a mod:

    Playing around with the black plastic on the front end using MS Paint (apologies for the lack of photoshop skills or even software)
    Kinda makes it look less spaceshipy.
    What do you think?

    I thought I’d grab a can of white plastidip and test it.

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  5. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    Wow! The Honda design team should give you a job. I have the white and that definitely looks much better. I’ll take the 4th picture.
     
  6. I do not like the chrome on the car either. I had the window trim wrapped in black vinyl and am debating doing the front grill in gloss black vinyl as well.
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  8. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    299267BB-DA2B-40A1-9330-543189557F1E.jpeg 709D24C3-1C3B-42A8-A7F9-BA373D09F609.jpeg Latest mod. The winter steelies look.
     
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  9. Switched from collision mitigation to collision prevention. BF Goodrich Comp 2 summer performance tires - braking performance (60mph to stop) 79.4’ vs 98.3’ for the stock Michelin’s. Gain 20% better stopping distance and lose about 5-8% on battery distance. I have already had one oh **** incident - got stopped with 15’ to spare from 45mph and I was thinking I was gonna hit. Sweet. And handling is so much improved.
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  10. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    I bet the sidewalks are much stiffer to help with initial turn in and feel.

    Did you get the exact OEM tire size?

    The sidewalks seem to look less curved and the tread wider. I’ve seen many aftermarket tires with the exact same tire Spec as OEM have an actual wider tread and much squarer sidewalls.
     
  11. Yes I have the exact OEM tire size. They manage the heavier weight in the turns better. I love the improvement in road feel.
     
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  13. I was looking at the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 - thinking of putting a set of these on before the wet weather starts again. I had these on another vehicle and they performed well in the wet Seattle area. They are rated highly on tirerack.
     
  14. My wife went with BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 All Seasons - very nice tires - less expensive than Continental and maybe a bit better according to tire rack. Very good in the wet.
     
  15. alyssai

    alyssai Member

    I live in SF and I use my honkers all the time for safety when people come over to my lane, etc. Could you show us how you did it please?
     
  16. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    DC6E7E17-BA6F-43D9-9C93-897BB9E6997A.jpeg 4EF7D2D8-652D-412D-90FE-0F82C1229CBA.jpeg Today’s mod: painted brake calipers to protect from rust and add a touch of riceboy.

    Was debating doing this until I saw a relatively new Accord with rusted calipers.
    Also added a pic of the the rear suspension links and mount points. Look at all that aluminum.
     
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  17. lorem101

    lorem101 Member

    That looks nice! How much did it cost you? And are you in the East end or West end (of GTA)?
     
  18. Hobbesgsr

    Hobbesgsr Active Member

    Just time and old can of VHT high heat caliper paint.
    East end represent. Lol
     
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  19. GV Ottawa

    GV Ottawa Member

    Now that is a GREAT idea .... anybody have any idea how to change the "music"??
     
  20. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Honda's Software Development Kit should be out any day now. Probably the day after they explain why bobcubsfan's engine starts up when the tide is high and he blinks three times.
     
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  21. zhangwenteng

    zhangwenteng New Member

    Where can we get the cheaper Honda Accessories online?

    College Hill Honda or HondaPartWorld?
     
  22. KentuckyKen

    KentuckyKen Well-Known Member

    When I ordered prices varied on a part by part basis. Also had to figure in shipping cost in order to determine how to save the most. In my car it was actually cheaper to order from 2 places and Pay 2 shipping charges. YMMV
     
  23. zhangwenteng

    zhangwenteng New Member

    where did you order?
     

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