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Old 07-31-2009, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by switchfootvz View Post
what's the energy insert?
Poly insert made by energy suspension if I had guess.
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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 =)
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My car corners like a dream

I haven't even messed with my shocks yet and my car turns, no body roll ftw
Ughhhh... You guys are making me so jealous.... The subpar stock handling (and turning radius of course) is the only think I hate about my car.. Can't wait to get a nice drop, bars, and wheels some time..
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can i have reference plz! like a picture or something
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Originally Posted by switchfootvz View Post
can i have reference plz! like a picture or something

Don't say I never gave ya nothin


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ENERG...4506.m20.l1116
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:14 AM
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thanks, chris man that's a bit pricey!
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$17 is pricey? There's a $35 kit also
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:32 PM
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$17 is pricey? There's a $35 kit also
well, for just a insert! not including the front motor mount right? does the kit come with both?
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just inserts, but they're for all your mounts
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:59 PM
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Since im keeping my Cl.. thinking of picking up a project car for fun.

hows a datsun 510 wagon sound to yall?

its a 79 with the l20..
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dont you have a supra too?
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no, the deal on the supra fell through. i was going to trade my CL for the supra.
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oh aight. well then in that case go for the project car if you want. i want a project car but ill end up spending tons of money if i get it with my CL too
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Originally Posted by Anhedonia View Post
Since im keeping my Cl.. thinking of picking up a project car for fun.

hows a datsun 510 wagon sound to yall?

its a 79 with the l20..
please tell me you forgot the red text.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:11 AM
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That datsun is cool...



... if you're currently dying of old age.
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Alrighty one of my friends dad is selling a 1997 Acura CL 3.0 Auto with 160k miles for 800 bucks.. The problems are as followed. The hood and front bumper need to be replaced. And the tranny is shifting hard into 3rd. Otherwise the car is in pretty good shape engine wise. What do you guys think or suggest? (i dont plan to daily it.. I just want to sell it ahead for more)
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:41 AM
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thinking of getting some brake upgrades since mine are starting to warp pretty bad and i already had them resurfaced a couple months ago..thinking of getting some Powerslot slotted rotors..my question is, DO I or SHOULD I get slotted rotors on all 4?? TIA.
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Originally Posted by drzchulo147 View Post
Alrighty one of my friends dad is selling a 1997 Acura CL 3.0 Auto with 160k miles for 800 bucks.. The problems are as followed. The hood and front bumper need to be replaced. And the tranny is shifting hard into 3rd. Otherwise the car is in pretty good shape engine wise. What do you guys think or suggest? (i dont plan to daily it.. I just want to sell it ahead for more)
Not worth it IMO, CLs have shit SHIT resale despite them being lux accords. (General public ignorance)
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:16 AM
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New battery suggestions?

I'm not and don't have any plans to be pushing any heavy electronics, If anything simple shit like radar, potentially nav, HIDs etc.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Gnate View Post
That datsun is cool...
... if you're currently dying of old age.
Its a 2100lb, rear wheel drive platform, with the ability to bolt in a ka24... how many ways can you say sleeper?

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please tell me you forgot the red text.
no. that thing would be a mean project.

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thinking of getting some brake upgrades since mine are starting to warp pretty bad and i already had them resurfaced a couple months ago..thinking of getting some Powerslot slotted rotors..my question is, DO I or SHOULD I get slotted rotors on all 4?? TIA.
Slotted/drilled wont do anything except chew up your pads quickly, especially if you go with ceramic pads. if your heavily tracking your car, id say go for it, but otherwise eh, i wouldnt bother.

as far as brands, im ordering new brakes soon, and ill probably go with some ebay no name rotors and Hawk HPS pads.

Originally Posted by drzchulo147 View Post
Alrighty one of my friends dad is selling a 1997 Acura CL 3.0 Auto with 160k miles for 800 bucks.. The problems are as followed. The hood and front bumper need to be replaced. And the tranny is shifting hard into 3rd. Otherwise the car is in pretty good shape engine wise. What do you guys think or suggest? (i dont plan to daily it.. I just want to sell it ahead for more)
the 3.0 is notorious for transmission issues.. if you can find another replacement trans for cheap and can do the swap yourself, id say go for it. otherwise youll be looking to spend close to 3k on it in the next couple of months / year

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New battery suggestions?

I'm not and don't have any plans to be pushing any heavy electronics, If anything simple shit like radar, potentially nav, HIDs etc.
I have a Bosch. i believe in them, they perform real well in cold weather as well.
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Originally Posted by Josh99CL View Post
New battery suggestions?

I'm not and don't have any plans to be pushing any heavy electronics, If anything simple shit like radar, potentially nav, HIDs etc.
Optima red top, or Die Hard Gold or Platinum
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:24 PM
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wtf my mechanic said he didn't notice anything wrong with my steering, but there is definitely obnoxious play in it!
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optima red top ftw i have one.

if i buy an rsx steering wheel will my air bag deploy???
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So just came across a steal locally.. some used tein s-techs for 100$, guy never put em on the car then sold them.. only thing is, there for the v6 platform. would that make a difference on my 4 banger? i assume there probably a bit stiffer, but is that all?
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optima red top ftw i have one.

if i buy an rsx steering wheel will my air bag deploy???
But you probably won't get your airbag to connect to the rsx airbag plug

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So just came across a steal locally.. some used tein s-techs for 100$, guy never put em on the car then sold them.. only thing is, there for the v6 platform. would that make a difference on my 4 banger? i assume there probably a bit stiffer, but is that all?
Great deal, v6 springs will have a higher spring rate in the front, still should give you a deccent drop though, not sure if it will be even, but shouldn't be too bad
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Okay so the only way for me to fix my bushings squeaking issue is to have them disassembled, lubed with the special lube and then reassembled and lubed again at a local tune shop, the estimated 4 hours of labor.

Should I buy another set of polyurethane ones, because mine could be ruined, so i'd have a new set on standby if they needed replacement (and i'd return them if i didn't need to change em) or should I just go back to stock bushings to guarantee that I don't still have the squeaking noise? Do you think If i have the PE bushings installed correctly that I will not have any squeaking?
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if u have the energy bushings installed correctly they shouldn't squeak
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I didn't end up using all poly and had some new rubber used butI have zero squeaking that I notice.

so +++ to what chris said
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alright sounds good, sorry switchfoot! these are cheaper
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Whats the best way to remove a pinstripe? The fender I picked up today has one and I need it off so it matches correctly.
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so i'm considering going lower, but in order to do that i want to roll my fenders. now my friend asked if i have any body fillers used on the fenders?? i have a 97 2.2 and i got no clue what body fillers are? my friend said it will crack if i do have body fillers..

i know some of you have had your fenders rolled so any help is greatly appreciated! thanks!
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body fillers are bondo etc.. 90% of the time.. its used for rust repair unless the car was in an accident.
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anyone know if a 10 inch wide will fit on the rear of the cl?
i'm soo tempted, it's a staggard 9 and 10 inch both with an offset of +35, i'm thinking i'll probably need more negative camber and a lot of stretch, just wondering if it'll actually fit in the wheel well, most likely the fender lips will be cut off
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if you go 10" id say to your wheel bearings.. but thats just me.


is 250$ a ridiculous price for getting my springs installed? i seem to not have the time to do it myself. considering the quotes ive gotten are 400, 500 and 475$ 250$ seems good to me, but should i keep shopping for lower?
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i dunno maybe springs are harder than coilovers, but mine was under 200 (canadian) for installing my d2's
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well with springs, you have to swap them off the struts etc, its not just popping the strut off and replacing it with a new one
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^does it include alignment?? perhaps the others were more expensive because it included alignment
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^does it include alignment?? perhaps the others were more expensive because it included alignment

the 250 was with alignment. i think im just going to hold off and do it myself with a buddy on sunday, take the extra money im saving and invest in some new tires/wheels.
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i dunno maybe springs are harder than coilovers, but mine was under 200 (canadian) for installing my d2's
pics from your av PLEASE!
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