Circa October 2016- My dad was happy that I was showing great interest into getting into cars, He allowed me to sell off some of the rare crx parts he had been hoarding over the years to help fund some of my future car ventures. After some of the stuff sold I started buying things to help freshen up my car: ikon motorsports aspec lip, rock auto brake pads, drilled and slotted rotors, and milestar 225/40 tires.
One of my dads coworkers had a 9th gen HFP civic si and ended up trading it in with stock wheels, he decided to sell me his oem hfp 18s with bad tires for $150. They were curbed up but weren't bent and it was a great opportunity to get off stock wheels so I couldn't complain.
When I were we at my local tire shop getting the tires put on the hfp wheels I saw these sitting in the corner
These were one of my dream wheels at the time and I ended up buying them from the owner for $400.
I got home and instantly tried on both sets:
Unfortunately unless I got 15mm spacers for the DC5 wheels they weren't gonna have fitment that I was happy with, so I decided to run the hfp wheels. I threw the DC5 wheels on craigslist and they sold for $600 after a couple days.
My neighbor came over and told me that if I wanted to get rid of the gap on my front grill he could build me a piece of plastic to eliminate it. I jumped at the offer and it came out pretty good.
Once I got the grill back I had ordered the $8 accord badge and $12 odyssey badge from ebay and converted the rear end from Acura -> Honda
After all of the recent progress I had made heres how the car sat for the next 6 months