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Old 07-23-2009, 09:41 AM
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I think my tires are wearing funny again, they have that faux-camber look going on again... If my frame being bent is the problem, how much does it cause to have the frame realigned?
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sorry buddy, Frame damage is the point-o- no return!
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my mechanic just looked at it today and said there was no damage to the frame... The only thing that is out of whack when it comes to an alignment is still my caster. I don't know what the hell is causing my tires to act/wear this way.

I wish it was frame damage, then i'd absolutely HAVE to get a new car.

(This is just me speakingt after having driven my dad's brand new Si for the past week Which btw handled like a go-kart, it was amazing.)
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was your suspension used?
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im on stock suspension
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my brakes are squeaking like crazy lately and its driving me nuts, brought the car to the mechanic today for an oil change and had him look at them too, he didn't know what was causing it and said they looked fine.

Mah car's drivin me nuts!
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you dont change you own oil?

my front brakes are starting to squeak a little too, its a sign that they're wearing out (i think)
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Brakes squeaking means there's dirt or dust on the pad, or they're worn out
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:18 PM
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well my buddys tires were wearing wierd, and he was on stock suspension. firestone ended up ordering 2 new front springs and struts and it fixed it. convince your parents new suspension is in need! might as well get aftermarket right?
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:20 PM
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Has anyone used a trunk mount bike rack on their car? My gf and I are headed on a road trip down the west coast in a couple weeks and we want to take our bikes with us, I can't seem to find out for sure if they will work on our cars and I'm concerned that it wouldn't work with the spoiler, although I suppose I could just take the spoiler off for the trip. Thanks in advance
Well, I answered my question, so for anyone wondering a trunk rack does work for our cars even with spoiler, been using it the past few days, works like a charm

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i knew it would work. in fact i had a doctor appointment this morning and my doctor's CL had the bike rack on.
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ajctl had a bike rack on his years ago
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Originally Posted by South Jersey CL View Post
you dont change you own oil?

my front brakes are starting to squeak a little too, its a sign that they're wearing out (i think)
Now-a-days, it's about as cheap to just get it done. Plus most places offer free carwashes. I'm getting mine done at Acura next time. Think it's $50 or so with oil, filter, labor, and car wash.

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ajctl had a bike rack on his years ago
Wasn't his a roof-rack though?
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 97BlackAckCL View Post
Brakes squeaking means there's dirt or dust on the pad, or they're worn out
It must be that then because I changed the pads literally right before I drove down to Florida for spring break this year, right?
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:16 AM
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anyone know which plug in the cluster takes off the abs light?
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Originally Posted by GhettoNinja06 View Post
Wasn't his a roof-rack though?
Nope, h22Euro-R has a roof rack, ajtcl had a trunk rack just like the one above
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by GhettoNinja06 View Post
Now-a-days, it's about as cheap to just get it done. Plus most places offer free carwashes. I'm getting mine done at Acura next time. Think it's $50 or so with oil, filter, labor, and car wash.



Wasn't his a roof-rack though?
still, i'd much rather do it myself, oil and car wash.
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damn it i need to unplug my abs light somehow b4 inspection!!!
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still, i'd much rather do it myself, oil and car wash.
I used to think the same way but now with college and what not, it's hard to find the time.

edit: Alright you got me...I'm totaly BSing. I'm just lazy..

I deff would if I had an at least semi-expensive car though.
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Do you think that energy suspension bushing lube is really going to help quiet down my car or what? I had my mechanic lube stuff down when I had an oil change the other day and it still sounds exactly the same as before. I'm gonna make a video clip of how bad it is tomorrow for everybody.

Something is not right with how badly they squeak.
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Weird, I'm lowered at least 2-2.5" and have had 3 different coilover setups and my suspension doesn't squeak with those bushings, could be your balljoints or something else, stock suspension?
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What kind of wiring harness (fuses, relays, connectors) would I need to hook up fogs to my cl. I know the cl is prewired, and the connector is on the firewall but I'm trying to find out which setup would work...trying to avoid cheap ebay/pepboys wiring kits
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Weird, I'm lowered at least 2-2.5" and have had 3 different coilover setups and my suspension doesn't squeak with those bushings, could be your balljoints or something else, stock suspension?
Do you think it could be my ball joints? There is too much play in my steering wheel too before the car actually starts to change direction. Would that be caused due to ball joints that are shot to shit??

Also, I need to find a different cat so I stop throwing codes. Is catco the way to go?
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As far as the cat goes if you want a bolt on direct replacement the one I got from Bosal has been perfectly fine. $150 - You can get universal cats for like 75 bucks but they take some welding no?
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Yeah I bought a universal magnaflow and the only thing its good for is illuminating that dreaded orange light between my speedo and my tacho
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hey, you guys i need answer on this! wether to buy an aftermarket front motor mount or an oem front motor mount! which one do u think is better? thanks
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i would suppose oem since youre keeping the stock f motor in there
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I found out what is wrong with my steering, or at least close to finding out. My mechanic thinks my steering rack is gone. How much does that cost to repair/replace?

And as for my squeak ass bushings, I called a tuner shop and asked if I should expect rubbing noises like I get and they said only if you don't properly lube with the special lube for the bushings. So essentially i have to pay another 4 hrs of labor to get the bushings disassembled, lubed, assembled, lubed and set up again.

So not only that I have to replace the piece of shit magnaflow cat I put on as well. that's another almost $200 out the window for the cat alone.

FML.

I've come to terms with the fact that I will never sell this car.
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^ In addition to my last comment. I'm sure you remember my recent thread about me bitching about my car and how it handles so sloppy, this could very well be the reason I bet if you guy's CL's handled like mine you'd hate it too lol.
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^ In addition to my last comment. I'm sure you remember my recent thread about me bitching about my car and how it handles so sloppy, this could very well be the reason I bet if you guy's CL's handled like mine you'd hate it too lol.
The CL still handles pretty bad but not THAT bad. A drop and some bars should make it handle like a pro.
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i would suppose oem since youre keeping the stock f motor in there
any more opinions? plz!
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Why would you want aftermarket motor mounts if your just keeping the f engine? OEM should fit better and (correct me if i'm wrong) last longer than anything else. That's just my
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The CL still handles pretty bad but not THAT bad. A drop and some bars should make it handle like a pro.
I can attest to that, new bushings throughout (including trailing arms) upgraded sways, tower strut stiffer low springs, and adj dampening shocks. If I set them real stiff and go say hello to some twisties it's really fun. You can still tell the car is heavier than your civic or teg but it's doesn't feel anything like the stock ride.

My car may be slow but she'll turn =)
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A drop and some bars should make it handle like a pro.
My car corners like a dream

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If you're getting a new motor mount, get an oem, and get an energy insert :2cents)

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I can attest to that, new bushings throughout (including trailing arms) upgraded sways, tower strut stiffer low springs, and adj dampening shocks. If I set them real stiff and go say hello to some twisties it's really fun. You can still tell the car is heavier than your civic or teg but it's doesn't feel anything like the stock ride.

My car may be slow but she'll turn =)
I haven't even messed with my shocks yet and my car turns, no body roll ftw
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can u pass nj inspection with the abs light on?
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Good question, I passed PA inspection with my ABS light on
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So nobody knows how much to replace a steering rack or tie rods assuming that could be the problem?
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Ok, it's a pretty minor issue but I get some steering wheel vibration at times and other times it's perfectly smooth. I don't think any of my wheels are bent because wouldn't the vibration persist?

The wheels were on my brothers accord for a while and then sat in a garage awkwardly stacked on their sides for about 2 years before I got a hold of them. One of the wheels had a bend and I ordered a new wheel and had the rubber transferred.

Does anyone have any opinions on what may be causing the vibrations? and like I said earlier sometimes it's as smooth as glass and sometimes I get the wheel vibration.

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the tires are probably slightly out of balance
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what's the energy insert?
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