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Underglow Civic Installation Problems...

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Torched

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Post Mon May 19, 2008 11:31 am

Hey guys,

I drive an 02 civic and I was wondering if anyone out there has had ANY luck installing an underglow kit on their STOCK 01 - 05 civic.. I have no lips or sideskirts on my car and as it sits now it seems practically impossible to hold/hide the tubes anywhere...


Anyone have any luck/ideas?!

Thanks
A-Ray

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Post Mon May 19, 2008 11:47 am

Angle steel, (or whatver it is actually called) or you could take a page out of ImagoX's book and maybe use some of the garage door weatherproofing.
Torched

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Post Mon May 19, 2008 1:15 pm

Ya, I'll have to weld into the supporting metal underneath the car already probably... grr.. I might just need to get a lip kit icon_sad.gif
SickWitIt

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Post Mon May 19, 2008 2:57 pm

Hey civic owner here - and yeah, its a ***** hiding tubes. Just installed mine the other night and up close it looks great; but at a distance...shiiiitt.

Go get some "L Brackets" at home depot and screw them into the underbody.

Like This...
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| ( )<----tube

Will hide the tube, and also produce a nice cutoff.

I'll make a tutorial for you tonight/tomorrow - as I'm doing the same thing.
Torched

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Post Mon May 19, 2008 3:43 pm

That's awesome! So I'm assuming you have no extra lips on your car either then icon_biggrin.gif


SWEEEEET if this works I will... umm... (out of ideas) BUT THANKS!

P.s - how did you hide the front tube?
SickWitIt

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Post Mon May 19, 2008 6:45 pm

Tucked it up under the splash guard - defe. the most visible tube. Looks like in your signature, you have projectors. How are they?

Glad to see another 7th gen civic owner here, you have Aim?
02BlueStang

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Post Mon May 19, 2008 9:07 pm

or you can use a drill and drill your frame rails on the inside of the vehicle....it would hide the tube and only slightly limit light output to the exterior of the vehicle...underneath would still be lit though...just drill 2 holes and then run zip ties through them and around the tubes icon_wink.gif

Good luck and hope it all works out icon_cool.gif
SickWitIt

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Post Mon May 19, 2008 9:12 pm

02BlueStang wrote:
or you can use a drill and drill your frame rails on the inside of the vehicle....it would hide the tube and only slightly limit light output to the exterior of the vehicle...underneath would still be lit though...just drill 2 holes and then run zip ties through them and around the tubes icon_wink.gif

Good luck and hope it all works out icon_cool.gif


Bah, rubbish! icon_lol.gif

Civic owners follow other civic owners.
Torched

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Post Tue May 20, 2008 9:55 am

hehehe I don't have aim man (Canada location icon_razz.gif) so msn it is for me! You can hit me up either on e-mail (I'll send you a PM) and we can go from there... Projectors are good! I have the ones with dual halo's mind you it depends on what you're looking for in the car... I'll get some better pics up in a little bit so you can check it out but the problem right now is the HID kits for me... I don't know the bulb type for the projectors (lights came with them) and I haven't taken em apart yet so just waiting for a nice summer day icon_biggrin.gif!

P.S - Thanks 02BlueStang for the advice but if Sick's DIY works I'm going to follow along!
ChevyCaprice9C1

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Post Tue May 20, 2008 10:10 am

i don't have a honda but on my chevy caprice i had the same problems and i used the L-shaped metal and it turned out great. i will post some pics later tonight if you want me to (can't right now at school) also i started a how to post on here along time ago but never fished it i will tonight if sick doesn't beat me to it.
good luck
xracer000

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Post Tue May 20, 2008 10:30 am

Hey, Torched, nice to see another "local". I live an hour south of you in Cornwall.
Seems like very few of us from Eastern Ontario!
Torched

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Post Tue May 20, 2008 11:34 am

Hey, xracer000

You should come out to Ottawa sometime and hit up one of our car shows! We have quite a few car clubs out there and ya show off that ride icon_biggrin.gif! Don't know if you guys have any out in Cornwall but it's not too far a drive either! Regardless, it's definitly nice to see some local people out on this forum!

And ChevyCaprice9C1, if you got dem pics lets see them! Any idea's that will help me save $400 on installation is appreciated.. I'll show these people that the impossible is possible with pulling some strings here and there!
ChevyCaprice9C1

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Post Tue May 20, 2008 5:52 pm

well here is a link to the How to i just made on fixing tobage hope it helps
https://www.oznium.com/forum/topic16875

if you have any more questions just PM me
Torched

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Post Wed May 21, 2008 8:46 am

Thanks for the help people- Sickwit it - you got any luck yet!?
SickWitIt

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Post Thu May 22, 2008 8:04 pm

I did, but I couldn't find any metal L-Brackets that were cheap. I bought **** plastic drywall corner bead, but it wouldn't cover the tubes completely. Me and Mx107Marlin did some looking, and came to this conclusion.

https://www.oznium.com/forum/topic16640

Haven't had time - but being 2 1/4 inches thick, and the tubes being about an inch thick - gives you plenty of comfort room. I haven't installed, but it looks extremely simple and should get the job done alot better than L-Brackets.
teedat

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Post Thu May 22, 2008 9:03 pm

Just received my Underbody kit, gonna install it on saturday. Torched, let me know how yours is going. I got an '05 Civic.
Zaixon

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Post Fri May 23, 2008 7:48 am

I got an 05 civic too, you got any pics of how any of your guys underglow installs came out 01-05 civic's? I'd like to see what i'm gonna have to get into to make it work
SickWitIt

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Post Fri May 23, 2008 1:36 pm

Sheesh! Tried that Garage Door sealant **** and it looks sloppy. I'm gonna make another thread about where to find those L-Brackets(What department) because that has the be easiest way to do this.

What a headache.
teedat

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Post Fri May 23, 2008 10:08 pm

ive just taken a quick look under the car on the sides, seems like i kinda already have the "L" bracket you're talking about Sick.

EDIT: Zaixon, i'll take pictures when I get mine install. My buddy's got an 06 Cobalt SS, installed it on his, so he's gonna give me a hand with mine.
SickWitIt

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Post Sat May 24, 2008 3:07 pm

Yeah, there is. But if you measure the widths - that L-Bracket won't cover the tube all the way. I did get my front tube covered today - but it sure aint pretty. Its not that bad, and even the inperfections - you can't see them from the ground.
teedat

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Post Sat May 24, 2008 3:13 pm

SickWitIt wrote:
I did get my front tube covered today - but it sure aint pretty. Its not that bad, and even the inperfections - you can't see them from the ground.


How did you cover them?
SickWitIt

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Post Sat May 24, 2008 7:51 pm

Garage Door Stripping. Will get pics tomorrow.
TheBrick

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Post Sat May 24, 2008 9:38 pm

Another canadian right on...Niagara Falls here.

Good luck on your project...I have no useful info icon_lol.gif
Torched

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Post Sun May 25, 2008 11:09 am

Okay so I got a concept down and will be putting it into action in the next week or so! I'll take pics and tell you how they turned out! Thanks for the help guys! Sick - lemme know how your install goes!
SickWitIt

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Post Sun May 25, 2008 11:13 am

So far its great. Front tube is hid and throws nice light, rear tube is tucked nicely...now just need to cover my sides.

You have an pics of ur car? Just interested to see what it looks like.
Torched

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Post Sun May 25, 2008 12:20 pm

I'll post em tonight! Lemme know with the DIY Sick, if you manage to pull this off you'll have stumped 3 professional installers hahaha!
SickWitIt

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Post Sun May 25, 2008 10:08 pm

Haha I got you tomorrow bro.
teedat

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Post Mon May 26, 2008 8:20 pm

I installed mine! Except the rear ones cuz it was getting late, probably finish it up tomorrow. I got pictures and everything of how I got them on my '05 Civic Torched, lemme know if you wanna see them.
Torched

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 4:48 am

Definitly! Let me seeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! You in Ottawa Teedat?!? Where abouts? Maybe I'll just drive and see them personally LOL
SickWitIt

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 3:53 pm

User posted image
User posted image

Gets the job done, and still throws nice amounts of light.
Torched

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 5:24 pm

Sick so you used a plastic material not the l bars... gonna check that out! Thanks bro!
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Post Tue May 27, 2008 5:36 pm

teedat

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 6:54 pm

Torched, I'm in Orleans. i sent you a PM


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SickWitIt

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 7:06 pm

Probally should send him your number through a PM dude - not here.
teedat

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 9:01 pm

yea good idea, thanks.

Sick - doesn't look that bad, I mean, as long as tubes arent showing. Mine kinda already had a rubber thing, so I hid it behind.
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Post Tue May 27, 2008 9:02 pm

I wish I could have gotten that weather stripping more straight - but ****, being under the car; whose see's it? Gets the job done.
Torched

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Post Tue May 27, 2008 10:12 pm

teedat - forgot to add this in the PM i sent back but I'm in Orleans too LOL... I've probably seen you a million times! Definitly want to get some ideas from your mods! Regardless, thanks Sick for the DIY I'm going to try it out and I'll post the results this Sunday! icon_biggrin.gif
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 12:08 pm

hey guys wasnt sure if you knew but there are LED strips out there that are like paper thin and super bright thats what im getting on my car as soon as i find a deal around... im trying ebay lol and there is a store around where i live in ohio that is called xtremebros and they have those thin ones there but i was looking for something different then what they are selling they are selling just one color not multi colored ones i wanted to see if there were multi colored ones out there but yea anyways lol that might be a possiblility for you guys
SickWitIt

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Post Thu May 29, 2008 12:29 pm

Yeah man - I'm aware of the led strips. I've been on Oznium for almost two years now lol.

I cant justify buying strips over UB because strips can't do what the UB can.
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 10:04 pm

what do you mean they cant do what a UB can. they have ones that do just as much as the tubes do...
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 10:11 pm

Yeah they do, but they don't have the control that the infernos have.
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 10:15 pm

Find me a LED strip that can do this.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EpeGHc77P5Q
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 10:30 pm

Sure, with the correct controller and not to mention all that control in a remote control.
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Post Thu May 29, 2008 10:47 pm

^^^ I like how he used "Bass I love you" as the song for the V2 icon_biggrin.gif
Torched

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Post Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:56 pm

So the install is complete.. I actually used 2 (48" Aluminum "L" bars) and 2 (36" Aluminum "L" bars) plus 10 conduit clamps to wrap around the bulbs.. I'll put pictures up tonight! Doesn't looooooook bad!


Thanks guys for all the ideas!
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Post Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:30 pm

nice man. im gonna have to see your set up someday. still didn't get my last one installed, hopefully tomorrow. how did you get your wires in the car?
Torched

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Post Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:52 pm

through the wirewalls and drilled through the underpanel of the car... So the two sides came up the side under the plastic panel on the driver/passenger side. The front one through the firewall, and the back one through the trunk. (Make sure you silicon around the area where you drill into the car so it doesn't rust!)
SickWitIt

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Post Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:47 am

Where did you find all your ****?
Torched

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Post Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:09 pm

Home depot... it cost me $100 in supplies but it was damn worth it.. It has a very clean finish! I'll get pictures of the underbody to show you what it looks like!
addiction2bass

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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:15 am

aluminum strips work best...... either L or U shaped. ive used them both on my 99 instal but i also used led FLEXSTRIPS.... so they are alot easier to hide!
home depo has quite a few different size.... you can always get larger and just trim it down to fit....
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:16 am

^^ he also used Cathodes as a UB. Tis the man and damn glad to see you back.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:32 am

ya i had cathodes on my sides till most the transformers burnt out.... i wont use cathodes on the outsides anymore..... i prefer the flexstrips....

i know ive been out for a bit.... just not been driving at night much at all so havent been looking into much lighting.LOL
tho i want to finish my UB flexstrip setup and lights around the wheels as well.
i also want to finish my tinted taillights flexlight setup. im about to buy the lights for my taillights pretty soon. i realy want to finish that setup, and then ill work on finishing my UB setup.
tho this time im going to use U shaped angle iron on my sides since those are my jacking points and also since ive got my ride siting alot lower the steel wont bend unless its hit really hard my side U aluminum strips are kinda geting bent up alittle around the jacking points.

eventualy ill update my gallery as well. just to lazy since ill pretty much delete everything to restart.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:58 am

Well it is great to see you again i always loved your and justinwebbs civic man. Can't wait to se these projects get done fo sho.
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