Honda Fit performance aftermarket to explode following SEMA
Honda’s Fit Performance Competition took 2014 Las Vegas SEMA show by storm. While your wallet may not afford over the top Bismo Turbo action, modifying your late model Fit may not be as expensive as you think.
Without a doubt Honda Fit is being positioned as the North American performance hatchback in Honda’s lineup. 2014 Las Vegas SEMA fired up our brain neurons a bit as to the possibility of taking on a late model performance Fit build. Torque News has reported on Honda Performance Development projects in the past, with the rally ‘B” spec rally making or favorites list.
While our hardcore Honda HotRod aficionados prefer to bend and modify earlier small body Civic hatchback, Si & R configuration Honda and Acura fodder, those doner cars are becoming a rare commodity on the West Coast. We've seen a couple of modified Fits coming onto the car club scene and look to the hatchback greenhouse forward styling of Fit to be(almost) infinitely modifiable.
2015 Honda Fit looks good slammed to the ground, fat fender, fat tired and gutter shaved. However, modification body parts and running gear is infinitely more available at a fraction of the cost for a pre- 2015 Fit.
2005 ain't that long ago Bro
HotRod food comes in different years and flavors while searching Car Trader for a good condition used Fit.True enough, Fit has evolved over the past few years with improved standard features, greater handling and improved engine performance. Truth is, you’re going to toss much of your stock Fit into the recycle bin.
A used Fit is cheap but it ain't free
Looking through online Auto Trader we find decent used Fit fodder priced from $5800 on up. You should be able to find a decent Fit doner car in the $7500 range.
Torque News likes Honda Performance Development (HPD) “B” spec motor and suspension setup. For those builders with a solid bank balance, this may be a viable source for your build. For builders with a limited cash flow, we like(HPF) HorsePowerFreaks. They appear to have the widest selection of Fit modification parts for every budget. For under $1000 you can push your Fit in the direction of higher performance.
Honda Tuning Magazine compiled a comprehensive list of aftermarket suppliers, you may read it here.