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I bought one of the very first SI earlier this year ... and I now have over 23000 miles on it, mostly highway driving.
I am tough on cars and drive faster than the average bear and it seems as though the brakes are not up to my standards. After about 10k miles I started to notice a slight vibration when slowing down from higher speeds and now the car vibrates significantly when slowing at higher speeds.

Anyone else notice and brake pulsing

I have also had problems with the front bumper driver side popping out about a 1/4 inch or so and the transmission seems a bit clunkier as it get older. Plus the windshield is very easy to chip ... I now have 5 rock chips ... although that could be our great Florida Highways but I also think weigh savings has ceased a thin windshield.

Overall I am a bit disappointed ... I expected better from Honda.
 

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you admit to being tough on cars....but yet it's Honda's fault for items that can be avoidable.

your brake issue probably is related to warped rotors. caused usually by driving habits
rock chips in windshield - happens on every car on the highway. don't want chips, don't drive on highway, especially close to other cars

clutches wear out, and you already admitted you are hard on your car. i've had clutches last over 100k miles, but i don't drive it like i stole it.

car is under warranty, take it back to dealership for the bumper.
 

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Yes I am tough on cars but I have never had a car feel like it has 100k miles on it after just 23k. I realize that windshield chips are my fault but again ... it just seems as though it chips too easily. I guess I expected more from Honda ... my fault.
 

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it's still a civic. yes, you bought a Si model. that doesnt' make it a race car or track car off the showroom. if you want to drive it hard...you'll need to make some changes so that it can handle it. replace the brakes, pads, rotors and maybe lines to a more beefier set up - one meant for 'spirited' driving. replace the springs. i'm going to presume your tires will wear out pretty quick as well. may want to upgrade them as well.

windshields are what they are...with the higher speeds on the highways nowadays..and almost everyone drives too close anyways, one will get rock chips, no matter the brand.

i'm not saying anything about your driving habits...just if you are going to drive it hard, you have to make sure the car is up to the task. the type R sounds more like what you may need.
 

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warped rotors as mentioned are likely the cause. User error, gotta pay to play. Factory pads are decent, however you should look into ones that can hold greater heat.

The Si's have a terribly weak clutch from factory, and Honda knows it. However, it's not a safety item so they will not be covering it under warranty. I suggest you look at Exedy or Clutch Masters as they are better suited for both stock torque levels and will be able to handle the power if you add a FlashPro or other tuning software.
 

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warped rotors as mentioned are likely the cause. User error, gotta pay to play. Factory pads are decent, however you should look into ones that can hold greater heat.

The Si's have a terribly weak clutch from factory, and Honda knows it. However, it's not a safety item so they will not be covering it under warranty. I suggest you look at Exedy or Clutch Masters as they are better suited for both stock torque levels and will be able to handle the power if you add a FlashPro or other tuning software.
To piggy back on the clutch comment, the HPD version is a ACT so Honda spent time with ACT to perfect the fitment and quality and will be my first choice if Competition Clutch doesn't make one or prototype one with me for the 1.5T 0:)
 

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To piggy back on the clutch comment, the HPD version is a ACT so Honda spent time with ACT to perfect the fitment and quality and will be my first choice if Competition Clutch doesn't make one or prototype one with me for the 1.5T 0:)
Did no know that HPD will also be offering a clutch upgrade. Thoughts are mixed because unless the HPD package is bumping up power levels, current owners will feel like they got shafted..
 

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Evenly torqued lug nuts using factory specs is important with heating & cooling of the rotors, most likely you'll need new front Rotors to fix the vibes now that they are warped, good time to upgrade with something that run cooler! This is an easy DIY that takes about an hour and costs about $75 a pair.
 

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Evenly torqued lug nuts using factory specs is important with heating & cooling of the rotors, most likely you'll need new front Rotors to fix the vibes now that they are warped, good time to upgrade with something that run cooler! This is an easy DIY that takes about an hour and costs about $75 a pair.
Which rotors are these?!?
 

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For shits and giggles one day on the way to work for a few miles of open back road with no lights or stop signs I counted the driver in front of me hit their brakes 17 times to my one. Some people really don't know how to maintain speed with just the gas peddle and gas+brake+gas+brake+gas+brake....etc...etc...
 

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Yes I am tough on cars but I have never had a car feel like it has 100k miles on it after just 23k. I realize that windshield chips are my fault but again ... it just seems as though it chips too easily. I guess I expected more from Honda ... my fault.
The windows in the 10th gen Civic are like soda glass. Scratches and pits like crazy!!

My BMW, has a flawless windshield after 150k. Definitely a POS Honda cost saving tech. But hey, you get what they sell you.

Check to see if a rim is warped. From your description it's seems brake related.
 
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