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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (Fitted rear struts pg8)

Posted: August 8th, 2015, 10:31 am
by JDM_GUY
So after 3 years of driving around with a bottle neck in the exhaust i decided as i was on vacation i would get it repaired. Upon getting it sorted we discovered I have been driving around with a broken header for 1 year.

Where the header collector meet with the exhaust was only 1.3"

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The exhaust size on this side is 2.25"
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The used flange i got that now is 2.25"
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Exhust kid doing his work. This man knows his stuff (Golden star)
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Also got the bends out the down pipe, painted it when we took off the heat wrap.
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Unwrapped the headers also, I think that contributed to the crack because of the heat buildup. Original Spoon sports.
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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 08/08/15 pg8)

Posted: August 8th, 2015, 12:12 pm
by Ted_v2
Any difference noted?

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 08/08/15 pg8)

Posted: August 11th, 2015, 10:17 pm
by JDM_GUY
Ted_v2 wrote:Any difference noted?


Cannot tell. Will have to dyno it soon.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 08/08/15 pg9)

Posted: August 11th, 2015, 10:26 pm
by JDM_GUY
What a weekend it was. All the hard work changing parts and getting the car sorted out payed off. I took the top podium at Autocross #5 posting the 4th fastest time of the day from 25 cars. The tune up def help, new oils and plugs are the way to go.

Here is the car ready for the morning run.

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First place trophy for Autocross #4 in July.

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Wear for the day.

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Clip. Watch in HD


Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: August 26th, 2015, 9:48 am
by JDM_GUY
Got that alignment sorted out yesterday after replacing the 2 front shocks and installing the new front fender braces. Car feels much more pointed, I love how making little changes on the car feels. Ken Brown (KP) knows his stuff when it comes to alignment, I would recommend him to anyone.

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Rear before:
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After adjustment:
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Front before:
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After adjustment:
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The new fender brace fitted:
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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: August 26th, 2015, 9:55 am
by JDM_GUY
I decided to get the fender brace to reduce the flex between struts and the A-pillar area. By comparing the few generations of the CIVIC, you can see that the A-Pillar moves closer to over the wheels over the years. I have drawn a straight line down the A-pillar to illustrate the difference. So guess which civic has the least flex.

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I also picked up a new tool chest as my inventory is growing, and finally got a impact wrench which makes every job so much more easier.

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: August 26th, 2015, 12:53 pm
by ingalook
Ohhhhh... told you that you would like the fender braces mang!

Where yuh get that tool chest tho?

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: August 27th, 2015, 8:54 am
by JDM_GUY
ingalook wrote:Ohhhhh... told you that you would like the fender braces mang!

Where yuh get that tool chest tho?


Bought it online. If you want one message me.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: August 27th, 2015, 10:04 am
by Morpheus
Noticable difference with the fender braces?

Was looking at a set for my car recently.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: August 28th, 2015, 4:41 pm
by JDM_GUY
Autocross #4 in car view.


Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: August 28th, 2015, 4:50 pm
by JDM_GUY
Morpheus wrote:Noticable difference with the fender braces?

Was looking at a set for my car recently.


It complemented the rest of the suspension mods. Note this is not for a drag car.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: September 8th, 2015, 1:50 pm
by JDM_GUY
Autocross #6 head to head


My fastest run:


Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: October 25th, 2015, 7:29 pm
by JDM_GUY



Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: October 26th, 2015, 10:36 am
by Advent
how much it putting down?

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: October 27th, 2015, 8:56 am
by JDM_GUY
Advent wrote:how much it putting down?


147hp/103tq

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: October 27th, 2015, 10:56 am
by Advent
JDM_GUY wrote:
Advent wrote:how much it putting down?


147hp/103tq

wow thats good numbers, not much drivetrain loss.
i want to dyno my car, but afraid to see the numbers, might be low lol

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: October 30th, 2015, 2:46 pm
by JDM_GUY
Advent wrote:
JDM_GUY wrote:
Advent wrote:how much it putting down?


147hp/103tq

wow thats good numbers, not much drivetrain loss.
i want to dyno my car, but afraid to see the numbers, might be low lol



I say get it on the dyno so you would know what your working with.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: October 30th, 2015, 5:02 pm
by 10-01
Advent wrote:
JDM_GUY wrote:
Advent wrote:how much it putting down?


147hp/103tq

wow thats good numbers, not much drivetrain loss.
i want to dyno my car, but afraid to see the numbers, might be low lol


wat mods u have mate ?

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: November 21st, 2015, 3:33 pm
by JDM_GUY
CARS Autocross BYCC 3 2015 Head to Head with the RX7 sporting a 2.0L turbo engine. My engine is B16A, NA


Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: November 26th, 2015, 10:08 am
by Advent
10-01 wrote:
Advent wrote:
JDM_GUY wrote:
Advent wrote:how much it putting down?


147hp/103tq

wow thats good numbers, not much drivetrain loss.
i want to dyno my car, but afraid to see the numbers, might be low lol


wat mods u have mate ?


Extractors, K&N filter, B16a head, B20b block, B20b auto tranny

JDM_GUY wrote:
Advent wrote:
JDM_GUY wrote:
Advent wrote:how much it putting down?


147hp/103tq

wow thats good numbers, not much drivetrain loss.
i want to dyno my car, but afraid to see the numbers, might be low lol



I say get it on the dyno so you would know what your working with.


i want to sometime after i sort out a few issues, loosing water ( seeing a rad leak)

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: January 7th, 2016, 12:07 pm
by JDM_GUY
Upgraded my cooling system as I was off for the Christmas. This should help better cool the car at track days.

OEM hoses and coolant
CX racing 2 core rad

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Also got some new street rubber, 195/55/15 nankang ns2

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Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: January 15th, 2016, 10:19 am
by 10-01
nice best of luck in 2016 competition ... time for some boost man .... your skills in driving and a evo / sti u will make some wonderful times ....

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: February 10th, 2016, 12:39 pm
by JDM_GUY
10-01 wrote:nice best of luck in 2016 competition ... time for some boost man .... your skills in driving and a evo / sti u will make some wonderful times ....



I would like to but I cannot afford those cars here in Trinidad. Evos are over priced and Subaru breaks allot. I will stick with the honda because I know it.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/08/15 pg9)

Posted: February 10th, 2016, 3:30 pm
by Advent
JDM_GUY wrote:
10-01 wrote:nice best of luck in 2016 competition ... time for some boost man .... your skills in driving and a evo / sti u will make some wonderful times ....



I would like to but I cannot afford those cars here in Trinidad. Evos are over priced and Subaru breaks allot. I will stick with the honda because I know it.

8-)

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog Thread (update 11/02/16 pg9)

Posted: February 11th, 2016, 5:38 pm
by JDM_GUY
Body job has started, owning the car for the past 5 years I have always wanted to do this but never had the time nor money. Everything line up just to rub, seal, prime, rub, prime again then paint.

Will update as the progress take place.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog (update Paint time)

Posted: February 13th, 2016, 12:24 pm
by SRASC
JDM_GUY wrote:
10-01 wrote:nice best of luck in 2016 competition ... time for some boost man .... your skills in driving and a evo / sti u will make some wonderful times ....



I would like to but I cannot afford those cars here in Trinidad. Evos are over priced and Subaru breaks allot. I will stick with the honda because I know it.


Sound advice there.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog (update Paint time)

Posted: February 16th, 2016, 2:23 pm
by JDM_GUY
New front bumper lip arrived today. Car is being sand and prep for primer.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog (update Paint time)

Posted: February 23rd, 2016, 12:01 pm
by JDM_GUY
The is now in the paint room, it was primed and re-sand to make for a perfect finish.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog (update Paint time)

Posted: March 1st, 2016, 11:51 am
by JDM_GUY
The car has been restored. Just some cleaning to do and then its back on the road.

Re: JDM Guy's Car Blog (01/03/16. Car Painted)

Posted: March 5th, 2016, 5:06 pm
by 10-01
doh forget d Type R sticker for the back :lol: