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Lewborghini

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Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« on: April 12, 2023, 06:54:43 PM »
Hi friends, itís me!

Here is the journey my Jazz is embarking on, 6 months ownership, 6 months of delight.

As Iím 35 now I decided it was time to be a mature adult and buy a car that is practical, efficient and quiet. 

My parents had a GD and then GE, I drove both and realised THE POWER OF DREAMS!

So in October I picked up my little SI, one lady owner before me and 39k on the clocks, collected it from Honda and had to get a pic outside the garage   8)





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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2023, 06:59:35 PM »
Once I got it home I realised it was EXCELLENT and I loved it.  Having only ever owned Japanese cars I knew the potential and the excitement set in. 

I gave it a clean up and have since polished it a few times, will need paint correction at some stage because said previous owner must have cleaned it with a brick wrapped in a scouring pad.

The first addition was a set of genuine Honda Access wind deflectors, a must first addition for me.
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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2023, 07:03:07 PM »
So after the wind deflectors I tinted the fog lights yellow with some tint film I had spare from a previous car. 

Took the dogs off the car to do so and changed out the bulbs for some nice yellow ones whilst I was at it.

I also swapped out the sidelight bulbs for amber ones because I thought I might look more authentically JapaneseÖ

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2023, 07:06:20 PM »
Next up was some LED number plate bulbs for the back and a succession of different number plates until I settled on my current ones.

I hate ď3DĒ number plates they are the height of tack but here we are.  If I could find pressed metal plates in the right sizes Iíd be on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich.

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2023, 07:10:10 PM »
Sooooo after those little bits and pieces I noticed the rear discs were looking a bit gross, the 190 point vehicle check from Honda didnít pick up the fact they were ruined somehow  :o.

So fresh discs and pads front and back for consistency and the awful grinding noise was gone, happiness resumes

Compared to my previous car (MK1 MX5) the Jazz was a pleasure to work on, nothing rusted, nothing snapped, just good times!

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2023, 07:13:31 PM »
After a happy winter of non leaky, comfortable, reliable and WARM motoring it was time to get into the bigger modifications. 

Starting with Tein Flex-Z coilovers and my spare set of track wheels I had run on my MX5 for Hillclimb stuff. 

I had my a garage friend for the coilovers for me, Iíve done it on all my previous cars myself but the Jazz is so new (to me) I was scared of messing it up.

My beautiful fresh discs and TEINs looking clean 🧼
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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2023, 07:21:57 PM »
Hereís some pics of it lowered and with the Team Dynamics on, I like the 15ís with grippy tires, the Jazz handles pretty well for a boxy car.

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2023, 07:24:26 PM »
MULTIPLE VTECZZZZ!

So most recently I got an exhaust tip just for now, the cut out in the bumper is pretty big and the stock tip was lost. 

I also got some LED H4ís and they actually seem pretty decent so far.

And a Toxic Knobs gear knob, made of recycled plastic bottle caps! Saving those turtles 🐢


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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2023, 07:25:56 PM »
Future plans are, some more suspension bits and pieces, sound deadening and sound system upgrade and a decent spoiler. 

Thanks for reading if you made it this far, hope you like what you seeeeee  :-*

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2023, 07:29:51 PM »
Also I got a Kōreisha from actual Japan, elderly drivers have them in their cars so other people can see they are old and a danger to others, the Jazz seemed fitting for one.

Much JDM, WoW!

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2023, 08:58:00 AM »
That is looking great. Not so sure about the lowered suspension personally. I think this model of Jazz is the best looking. I had a 2013 model for a couple of years and really liked it.

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2023, 01:39:14 PM »
Yeah going the lowered route isnít for everyone, I just canít leave them stock height for some reason.

I agree though this age is my fave looks wise  8)

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2023, 11:43:56 AM »
Looking good!

35 year old with a white Si here as well.  ;D

Is your exhaust tip just a bolt on over the stock tip? Where did you get it from? It looks pretty good.

If you want any ideas for your Si, check out my build, I went a bit OTT with the sound deadening and I also bought a spoiler from the US.

2015 Orchid Pearl White Honda Jazz Si

Sound Deadening Project - Silencing the Jazz


Keep up the good work!

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2023, 10:23:28 PM »
Hello and welcome to the squad ;D

What a beautiful car, I liked every single thing you did to it  :-*

What LED h4 did you use, I am thinking to LED my one as well  ;D

Yellow fog is a must IMO

what is the size and rim? nice fitment  :o

I can't wait for you to show us how you fit the spoiler  :-*

I like it :)

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Re: Jazz Si - OEM Minus
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2023, 09:13:06 AM »
Looks great, admire your enthusiasm for the Jazz!

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