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I snatched it up.
I love that you are buying the real deal too - I genuinely don't get the point of the fake stuff. You could save another few months and not have that niggling feeling that something isn't the real deal - plus the real part is worth more if you want to resell.

It's like people who crap on Apple products for being more expensive but fail to mention that resale on Apple products is vastly superior to anything Sony/Samsung etc
 

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I love that you are buying the real deal too - I genuinely don't get the point of the fake stuff. You could save another few months and not have that niggling feeling that something isn't the real deal - plus the real part is worth more if you want to resell.

It's like people who crap on Apple products for being more expensive but fail to mention that resale on Apple products is vastly superior to anything Sony/Samsung etc
I still think a J's Racing wing would look great on yours. They're as close to OEM as an alternative can be since they do supply aero parts to HPD, specifically the hoods for their TCR Civic racecars. The wing is made of carbon fiber and it's adjustable.

Technically the Apple comparison is true. But I think Mugen is definitely above them since most of their parts, including the rear wings, are at least made in an ethical country.

I'm surprised you still go through Mugen retailers in the UK that just deny your access to parts you're willing to pay for, rather than the guy I know who got me the S660 aero illumination kit no questions asked.
 

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everything turned over first time like nothing ever happened
That includes the IMA battery showing almost all bars of assist which I was very surprised about - we had A week of -10 degrees Celsius during the winter which I was certain was going to give me a nasty shock when I came to start the Z again.

A Scottish ex-owner has suggested I start it once a month for 30 minutes to let everything get a workout.

My old Civic IMA had multiple pages of IMA care instructions in the owner鈥檚 manual but the Z doesn鈥檛 seem to have anything.
 

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are at least made in an ethical country.

I'm surprised you still go through Mugen retailers in the UK that just deny your access to parts you're willing to pay for, rather than the guy I know who got me the S660 aero illumination kit no questions asked.
Im not going to get too political other than to say I agree with you, I believe a certain ex president of the US had a similar stance on manufacturing 馃憖.

If all else fails I will use your contact! I have found parts on Buyee however, just not found the courage to bite the bullet as I鈥檓 still feeling the hit after buying the kit and getting it painted. Plus now have my CLA 250 to think about which is a little more costly than the Civic IMA was to run.
 

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Started a new thread here showing the KK Master LED kit I ordered and a copy of the Japanese installation instructions which are handwritten (then photocopied) which is a cool touch.

As Skitty seems to be getting the result he was looking for with the S660/NBOX LED kit then I will probably go down the route of ordering those when funds allow. Just keeping up with maintenance and the Z is due a service in the coming months and could do with new tyres and possibly some other little things with age. I'll need to sit down and have a good look through for the timed maintenance items.

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You gonna switch your fog lamps to LEDs once you get that aero illumination kit installed? I got a set of Raybrig units that are a direct OEM replacement. Fortunately I found mine open box on Croooober in Japan for only $80. Sticker price is around $230 new.
 

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King Motorsports posted that they have rear wings for the CR-Z still available, two left and both are unpainted. The price is also discounted. If you're looking for one you should get one while you can!
 
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