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Old 09-30-2008, 12:38 PM
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This site is boring, everyone's off with their projects, not posting updates. I have a LONG winter ahead of me as far as mods and projects are concerned. I really just want people to give some hints as to what they're working on. If you're not modding your car, or don't have anything planned, your 2 cents is not needed here, this is a modding dedicated thread.

NO WHORING ALLOWED!!!
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Alright, so the mod that I've been working on is the Climate Control LED swap diy. However I'm not happy with the output as it stands, so I got some more work to do. Basically the LED light doesnt' make it down these narrow channels to the end 2 buttons, so gotta rip everything back out and go back to work

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I'm done until after winter probably. I'll most likely just do maintainence until after winters over. Then comes rear lip, painted skirts, and QP rust removal.
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Originally Posted by 97BlackAckCL View Post

NO WHORING ALLOWED!!!

gotcha.

I had my brembo rotors and new brake pads mailed to me a few days ago. I will be painting my calipers black... I'm going to start ordering the essentials for my h22 swap soon, business is a lot better in the winter so I get more $$. I'm gonna get my mounts, all the other bits and pieces not included in the swap kit and ecu business down, then save up for the whole package from hmotors online... My mechanic said he would do the swap for $600. After he installs it and has it running well i'm going to go to a tuning shop. I know "drop that bitch..." I'll worry about that after I get power, so people can talk ish with their jaws dropped.
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After my climate control, I'm moving over to audio work next. Since the interior's already gutted, I'm gonna get my ipod interface and new hu goin, run some new wires, and work on more interior lighting. For the 3rd winter in a row, I'm gonna try to do my fiberglass project... After that, begining of year/spring mechanical overhauls start
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HA! Getting a replacement CLS6 tranny to throw into my car
parting out the parts car that I will get for the tranny
Finishing up porting the lower runners and throw them in
Porting and polishing the heads off of the other CLS6 that I will be getting
-Throwing those in
Possible 3-5 angle valve job
basically, get as much HP & Torque out of the J32A2 via porting and polishing and no boost until later on.

The goal is to use stock parts and "better" them*

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Finish my custom bumper(s)
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*no built motor until later on. But a built motor is in play...
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Currently I'm working on installing my 12" rockford p3's this weekend. Got two amps, one for the sub and another for the stock bose speakers. Hopefully the sub won't drown out the blose speakers.

Also gotta get around to doing my timing belt and water pump. Parts are just laying around.
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Just ordered a Weapon R Secret Weapon short ram intake with kit (wanted a CAI but we get ALOT of rain). Possibly an Unorthodox crank pulley and during the winter months some /////Alpine Type-R Speakers to replace the BOSE if i can come up with the money.
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Just finished blackhousing my headlights, but I guess I screwed up and didn't seal the drivers side well enough. So that's next on the list is to take it all back apart, and re-seal both of them again so that there's no way they'll leak. After that, the plan is to start sourcing parts for a couple of long work weekends in the spring. Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up the head and tail light tint, HID bulbs, and either a nice new suspension or rims. I can't decide whether I'm getting rims and tires (probably 18's) or a drop first, and then the other would probably come at the end of the summer, in time to not be used... Either way, it's bye-bye tax return money...
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-Blackhousing is definitely next, maybe even this coming weeked
-New rotors because mine are warped like crazy
-New tires
-Rear sway bar
-Headers
-New tint

*New wheels if I end up having any extra money. I was thinking Arospeed RS-GT wheels like the ones Hybridnrg has

Hope to have this all done by the end of the year.
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Gotta wait till I move, which is great timing in this market. Unless I put them on and raise to stock height
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Just got a call for a new part-time job at Best Buy! Hopefully the interview will go well on Friday and i can pick up an AEM cia within the next few weeks, after that save for coilovers and sway bars
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AEM? Get an ebay intake, and k&n filter
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Hey I work at Best Buy. Pretty sick for my first job. Still not enough money though. Gonna try to move up or get a better job soon.
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Man looking at that pic of my CC is makin me sick, looks incredible except no light gets to mode can't wait to fix that
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I was gonna get an ebay i take, but i found a brand new AEM one for $120
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I was gonna get an ebay i take, but i found a brand new AEM one for $120
Why not save yourself and get an ebay one for hmmm $100 less that does the same thing. Don't make the mistake I made.

Update: I'm waiting on a response from a private seller, i'm buying a winter beater!
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I was gonna get an ebay i take, but i found a brand new AEM one for $120
That's still not a deal It's your money, but hey just tryin to help you save some
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Maybe i will go for an ebay one....idk. Almost everyone i have seen is an sri not a cai. Is there any real difference? (Apart from the obvious filter location)
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Maybe i will go for an ebay one....idk. Almost everyone i have seen is an sri not a cai. Is there any real difference? (Apart from the obvious filter location)
Take a gander.
https://acurazine.com/forums/first-generation-cl-discussion-1997-1999-56/%2A%2A%2Anoob-guide-read-first-before-posting%2A%2A%2A-478508/
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Right now still breaking in the new head job, Had a buddy at an exhaust shop bend me a custom sri intake pipe, havnt had time to go see if it fits correctly, if it does fit, gonna paint and install with a K&N filter.(Btw, anybody got a part # on the best one to use?) Still looking for a suitable H22 motor and 5 spd tranny. If I find one before January, then I will be Tearing it down and doing the build for it. If not then Probably a drop on coilovers in february. Just ordered clear corners, The car hasnt had ANY corners since I bought it. Still undecided about blackhousing, I think I like it better wihout it on the primrose cars. Dont really wanna spend much dough on the motor since I am planning the h22 swap anyway. Doing debadging this weekend.
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Working on putting KSport coliovers, new wheels, even though not the best time of the year to do so based on where I am from (KY), hopefully new Alpine Head Unit 7" widescreen, possible Nitrous but still debating what kind and what brand, and if it is even worth it. Also would like to get front end repainted (bumper, hood, fenders) because of road abuse.
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Originally Posted by 97BlackAckCL View Post
That's still not a deal It's your money, but hey just tryin to help you save some
You should have saved me some money.....i paid $200 for my Weapon R SRI, but i heard it was the best
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Just got a call for a new part-time job at Best Buy! Hopefully the interview will go well on Friday and i can pick up an AEM cia within the next few weeks, after that save for coilovers and sway bars
Noice, I work at Best Buy now. I didn't like it at first but I absolutely love it now.

eGay intake ftw.
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Just finished putting together and sealing one of my headlights with projector.Rear lip is on the car just waiting for the paint to come in on Friday along with the window visors. The more i look at the headlight i really want to put a projector in the high beam to. Anyone know a good size projector that might fit.
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Found out a few days ago my best friend with a turbo 6thgen accord is trading it in for an M35, and he said if i help turn her back stock, he'll give me all the turbo equipment, gauges, intercooler, piping etc. He's done with the import mod scene (or so he says)....So thats going to be my project for the winter (boostin the CL-S), I've got a beater that I can take back and forth to work so no biggies there.

I know its been done before, but i'll take plenty of pictures.
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hopefully get my whole repainted in a couple of weeks and put on my rims and coil-overs

Also try to finish this damm teggy(turbo) which im too lazy and have no time for
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Just finished putting together and sealing one of my headlights with projector.Rear lip is on the car just waiting for the paint to come in on Friday along with the window visors. The more i look at the headlight i really want to put a projector in the high beam to. Anyone know a good size projector that might fit.
If I did mine over again, I would have spent the extra money and done this, I'd recommend the BMW e46 projector
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I was thinking maybe the newer 350z projectors . They are really small and supposedly give great output.
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That's a good option too, they're too small if you ask me
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yea your probably right.
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I dunno, having had to make custom bezels to fit my TSX projs, the Z projs are just too small IMO. I looked at the Z ones when I was going through sets to make them work, I just thought the little fish eye Z's were too small.
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f&r suspension overhaul, drop springs if I can afford a camber kit, then long-awaited alignment
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install the amp & sub I've been lugging around for 6 months lol
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ay chris my climate control looks EXACTLY the same. with the arrow not ligthing up. it urks the crap outta me.


anyway heres my list

-my RETRO FITS THAT I FINALLY FINISHED. WHOOO HOOO. gotta put them on
-justin's kit (in the process of finding a job. my job blows. need the money)
-interior color redo. have the supplies. just need the time
-replace rear speakers
-replace head rest monitors (one of them is out. reason to get new ones heh)
-put the rock blocker tint for my tail lights.
-replace my guage cluster with the one that i customized (although its not as cool as chris's)
-gearing up for the guinea pig ebay turbo (that one with its own thread. I have a buddy with the same turbo but on his accord. he said he's happy with it so its a go for me. haha. although id be getting different parts)
-gettin my car blessed (sorry im catholic. actually partially catholic but i still have mannerisms)


trying to get my car finished this winter cause i know i wont have any time in the spring.
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ay chris my climate control looks EXACTLY the same. with the arrow not ligthing up. it urks the crap outta me.
U do LED's?

I had a spare one I got off ebay that had 2 bulbs backwards in that area and it bugged the crap out of me while I was doing the LED's
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Finally getting around to some interior work. I'm going to install a aux adapter to work for my iPod and the new Sirius radio I ordered. I'm probably going to install some LEDs in the cup holders while I have the dash apart, but I plan on drilling holes and doing a cleaner job than the DIY.

I was going to buy a head unit with an aux port, but I'm holding off for now. That will be one of the last things done to the car, and it will be when I can overall the entire sound system.
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You should have saved me some money.....i paid $200 for my Weapon R SRI, but i heard it was the best
Had u been in here I would have told u exactly what I tell everyone else, but let's keep the intake discussions out of this thread, I want it to be about actual projects, good so far, keep em comin
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i'm pretty happy where the cl is at now, next thing on the list is a fresh windsheild then proably some rear d/s rotors(to match the frnt) but plan on exterior work, f and r lips, fresh paint.
mostly i plan on work on finish building and boosting my b18c1 civic, have my turbo kit and supertech valvetrain for the head. head is in for p/p & valve job. next is take the trans in for a quaife lsd.

its gonna be a long winter
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HID's, taillight tint and prolly some smoked ebay corners is next on the list for me
but tailight tint will prolly have to wait till the spring since it's already getting cold here
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