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Old 02-06-2019, 05:44 AM
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I'm sorry I don't have big boi money, I'm just buying a house! I'll just pack my shit and leave, JON.

all the poly bushings came in for my front end. Just waiting for SOMEONE to get that pile of crap TURDSTAIN off the lift so I can spend a day getting it all done.
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LOL you might just want to get that bad boi on some jack stands.....That notch is nice and comfy
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Because someone just HAD to go and have a baby get delivered in about 3 days(congrats, thank for taking care of both of my kids Jon), I decided F it and am just gonna do my front end refresh on the ground. Just in time, rockauto sent me an email about closeout parts, and I ended up ordering new front upper and lower control arms for about $50 shipped.

I did test fit some 20mm spacers Jon had sitting around the other night, it really helped the look of the car. I'll probably end up switching to 1st gen 3.2TL rear hubs/rotors because of the taller hub height- last I recall they're about 28mm taller and I'm 99% sure the ABS tone ring is the same OD as the original 3.0CL ring(the prelude's is smaller) Then I'll just order a couple 25mm spacers for the front. If I can find another set dirt cheap, I'd love to buy another set of 02-04 RSX wheels and have them widened from 6.5 to 8". They just fit the look of the car so well and I would love to shove a 225/50 or 245/45 on the car. The 205/55 is the right diameter/ sidewall height for the look/function I'm going for, just not quite wide enough. I'll definitely need to roll the fenders in the rear, but I should be able to get away with minimal rolling up front.

pictures will come in the next post.

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Old 02-08-2019, 03:51 AM
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No problem fitting 20mm spacerin front

Pretty good in rear

Rear quarter will need a roll

Much, much better stance with 20mm spacers. Brings the +45 offset to an effective +20. 16x6.5 02-04 RSX wheels.
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Looooks a lot better with the spacers mane. Glad I could make you a ricer like me
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Been watching a for sale ad on facebook for a while now, guy had a set of Alphawerks headers listed for sale for $200 about a month and a half ago. He recently dropped his asking price to $80, so I drove the hour and a half to Fort Wayne from Toledo and picked them up today.... but not for $80 While I was out there I stopped by the LKQ pick n pull and grabbed a set of 1st gen 3.2TL rear hubs and rotors. The rotors look almost new, just with some surface rust. The calipers and pads on the car looked pretty new too, with nearly new hardware on them. When I got home, I decided to test fit one. BIG difference. The height of the rear RSX rotor from the rotor face to the hub face is 1.5" tall. The 3.2TL measures 2.5". The RSX rotor+spacer came out to about 2.125". Everything bolted right up, just like I thought! Put the wheel on and.... I'm gonna need a roll hahahaha.



Headers, gaskets, and hardware, brand new, never used!








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Wow, nice updates
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Turns our those were 15mm spacers so that explains a lot for how aggressive the new rear hub setup is haha. Just ordered 25mm spacers for the front to compliment the rear.
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:34 PM
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Got the front spacers on and starting installing the headers before taking a picture. Basically, I'm not driving the car without an aggressive roll, possibly even pull on the front fenders.

As for the headers....The upper runners/manifolds fit fine, but the primary openings are smaller than at the head. Fitment wise, I had to leave them loose at the head to be able to get the lower Y/J pipe section on, and left those loose until I had all the bolts and nuts hand tightened. Then I tightened down the uppers at the head, and snugged everything at the Y pipe. If there wasn't a small flex section at the front secondary, theres no way in hell these would work on ANY J series. The two flanges from the runners to the Y/J pipe are clocked slightly differently as well, and don't quite line up. Lots of little alignment issues that I'm sure come from a crappy jig and sloppy production. The welds look pretty on the outside, but looking into the pipes, theres hardly any penetration and they just look terrible. I may have said it already, but I'm going to need to open up the runner openings at the head flange BIG TIME, they're easily a 1/4" too small all around.

The alignment issue bolting to the cat is purely 1st gen 3.0CL specific as there's nothing specifically for these cars that bolt on and work properly. I knew that getting into it. Ita about 2" off center and about 2" shorter than necessary. Bought a test pipe to rig up so I can get it to a shop and finalize my exhaust. It'll eventually all be 2.25" from the header collectorback, utilizing a 335i Boysen spun cat(2.36"), no resonator, and a factory 05-06 RSX-S muffler(2.1"). I don't need anything bigger or louder, not to mention impractical.

There's a reason these things are cheap. I'm glad I can fix most of these issues for little to nothing out of pocket.




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I had a similar clearance issue with my headers, we had to cut and modify the lower subframe to get my headers to fit properly. Not sure why yours are that far off.
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I had a similar clearance issue with my headers, we had to cut and modify the lower subframe to get my headers to fit properly. Not sure why yours are that far off.
holy crap you cut your subframe? To hell with that lol. What brand did you use? As far as i can tell, these are basically the same as the Manzo ones floating around with the smaller flex going up to the front.
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Cool thread! Enjoyed reading your storytelling posts.
I'll check in from now on!

and congrats on June 2019...you're in for a tread and a wild ride if this is your first.
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holy crap you cut your subframe? To hell with that lol. What brand did you use? As far as i can tell, these are basically the same as the Manzo ones floating around with the smaller flex going up to the front.
I have the SS AutoChrome headers I believe, not even sure if they make them anymore.
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
Cool thread! Enjoyed reading your storytelling posts.
I'll check in from now on!

and congrats on June 2019...you're in for a tread and a wild ride if this is your first.
first kid, closing on our first house on Monday as well. Should be an interesting year for sure haha! I'm pretty excited.

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I have the SS AutoChrome headers I believe, not even sure if they make them anymore.
wow, been a long time since I heard of that brand.
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Yeah, man...exciting times for sure.
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wow, been a long time since I heard of that brand.
Yeah, I bought them over a decade ago lol
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Wish I had more updates for you guys. Been really busy with house stuff, closed on Feb 25th and have been painting non stop since then. Almost done with paint. Carpet gets installed on March 25th and were moving in right after carpet is in. Fell off a ladder yesterday painting and slipped a rib or two on my left side - nothing broken, just lots of discomfort. My father in law is a nurse and told me what I needed to know. Luckily no one was around so I'm still a super cool guy. Should only have the kitchen and cabinets left to paint after today. I can't wait. I've been spending 5-6 hours a day after working getting stuff done. Got the washer and dryer hookups and dryer vent moved back inside from the garage(this is Ohio, not Florida), flipped the old range plug for the dryer, and fixed a heat run in the crawl last weekend. We're replacing all the flat panel hollow core interior doors with some 6 panels, and those probably won't be done by the time we get in, but not a big deal. I'll have about.... 11 doors to do. Then I'm going to go room by room and replace outlets/switches/covers because they're gross, broken, and original to the house(1987). Once thats all done, I get to work on the bathrooms.

June is coming up fast...
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Sorry to hear about the fall, glad you weren't more injured.
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