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Old 12-22-2014, 09:59 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Know what? I'm not really sure. I think it's an LX -- at least that's what the key tag said from the dealer. But it has no badges and I'm not sure what the differences are.

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Old 12-24-2014, 02:10 AM   #42 (permalink)
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If your Civic came with heated mirrors (read somewhere else in a thread that you had to disconnect the heated mirror thingy) then it would be at least EX. In the U.S. the EX-L came with heated mirrors as standard, the others did not. It also looks like your Civic has alloy wheels, which in America, come on the EX. My LX has hubcaps.
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LX or EX?

On the other hand, mine has a 1-piece folding rear seat back, where I read that the EX has a 60/40 split (which would be nice). There may be Can/US model differences too.

I shall spend a few minutes digging in Canadian sources and see what I can find out...

EDIT: it's an LX...

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The LX adds 16-inch alloy wheels, body-colour heated mirrors, map lights, auto up/down driverís window, cruise control and variable intermittent wipers.

The EX adds four-wheel disc brakes, power sunroof, rear cupholders and six-speaker stereo with wheel-mounted controls.
Source: Buyer's Guide: 2007 Honda Civic - Autos.ca
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Added hard "corners" to the rear bumper in the form of vertical spoilers to promote clean flow separation, as on many newer, aero-focused cars (e.g. Volt, Prius, Mitsu Mirage).
What material did you use for this? It looks like duct tape covering something... is that right?
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:32 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Yup: duct tape over lovingly trimmed/shaped coroplast.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:08 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Purpose of the spoiler

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Copied the Civic hybrid deck lid spoiler, left. My cardboard test version is just a little bit taller than the hybrid one. I'll reproduce it in coroplast for the winter.
Great stuff here! Can't wait to try some of it on my Ford Transit 150.

Question: I thought spoilers are to counteract lift and generates drag so rear wheels maintain contact (enough friction). Have you done separate calculations on the impact of the spoiler? Did you calculate or test the angle of deflection?
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Hi hat4rvn...

Rear spoilers can actually do both: reduce drag and lift.

I didn't test this one, since I was just reproducing the style of the factory spoiler that Honda stuck on its hybrid and certain models of its non-hybrid Civic specifically to improve efficiency.

EG: Aero differences between my 2008 Civic LX and the Hybrid...mod inspiration?

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