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07-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By BROlando

Konig Ampliforms and Freeforms are both subtle,...

Konig Ampliforms and Freeforms are both subtle, cheap, well made, and should be available in the right sizes.
06-12-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By BROlando

Thread locker seems like an OK idea until you go...

Thread locker seems like an OK idea until you go go disassemble the joint and the taper breaks before the nut threads out.

Then there you'll be....looking towards the sky, asking why the universe...
05-29-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,840
Posted By BROlando

Well...the manual cars all come with Brembo's...

Well...the manual cars all come with Brembo's right? IIRC, the hubs are spaced differently. The spindles are definitely different.

Might explain the issues that people are seeing with splines...
05-29-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,028
Posted By BROlando

Its not true that the K has a quiet crossover....

Its not true that the K has a quiet crossover. The crossover from ANY dual cam, three lobe VTEC engine can be heard from miles away.

The K24Z in the 2G TSX doesn't fall under that...
05-29-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,840
Posted By BROlando

Buy a used, low mile OEM (Honda/Acura) axle set...

Buy a used, low mile OEM (Honda/Acura) axle set on eBay.

My parts store axles shook from day 1.

I rebuilt my own, by peicing together 2 busted OEM axles to make 1 good one. Smooth as silk.
05-24-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By BROlando

I'll probably do a short review/overlook on the...

I'll probably do a short review/overlook on the Advance Z. There's a ton of stuff they improved upon over the old Advances.

Maybe they fixed the saggy butt problem with the wagon setup too?
05-23-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By BROlando

I use the front and rear central points. ...

I use the front and rear central points.

Front on the subframe. Rear on the tie down hook.

Harbor freight is probably the place for a jack and stands. Their low profile jacks for $100-130 are...
05-21-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,653
Posted By BROlando

I'm doing this on a Type S in the post. On a...

I'm doing this on a Type S in the post.

On a base model, yes, there is one extra silver washer above the upper most tophat bushing.

Base model (counting from the bottom, up) =
Thick silver...
05-17-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By BROlando

110K miles is actually really early for a Honda...

110K miles is actually really early for a Honda twin tube shock to wear out and leak.

Oh well.

Koni's are a solid shock, and will likely be a great addition to the car.

I prefer to use...
05-14-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By BROlando

Lowering the car may or may not put it outside of...

Lowering the car may or may not put it outside of range of motion.

If you are using a stock length shock with stock bumpstops...no matter how low the car is within that range, you are still in the...
05-07-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By BROlando

no

no
05-06-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By BROlando

If aftermarket companies could truly offer...

If aftermarket companies could truly offer quality that was parallel or better than the factory part...why/how would they cost less than the factory part?? If aftermarket offered even the same...
05-05-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By BROlando

Thanks for the info! Idk why I didn't notice...

Thanks for the info!

Idk why I didn't notice the Euro bumper. It looks good AF
03-20-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By BROlando

I don't think there are any endlinks that are an...

I don't think there are any endlinks that are an upgrade from the genuine Acura ones. Those are as good as its going to get (they're quite good).

If yours aren't worn, then leave them alone.
...
03-11-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,666
Posted By BROlando

Hi Marcus! Thanks for the reply. I'm glad...

Hi Marcus! Thanks for the reply.

I'm glad you're taking this to Tein. They make an excellent product with an unfortunate calibration, in this case.

I understand that for ultra low settings...
03-07-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,593
Posted By BROlando

Also.... Ordering pads that...

Also....





Ordering pads that improve braking would have been worth the wait, perhaps, eh?
03-07-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,593
Posted By BROlando

I didn't like...type an entire post out...

I didn't like...type an entire post out explaining that this would happen or anything lol

Did the installer clean all the shipping grease/oil off the rotors using brake cleaner?
03-06-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By BROlando

^Valuable info from a person with experience. ...

^Valuable info from a person with experience.

Glad to see your new setup works for you.
03-05-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By BROlando

Nope. It should be stamped on the rotor. ...

Nope. It should be stamped on the rotor.

Not something I pay much attention to. For many reasons, I use new rotors with every pad change.

They're cheap. Pads need to mate to the rotor...and...
03-02-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By BROlando

The factory pads have the best blend possible of...

The factory pads have the best blend possible of low dust, long life, performance, temp resistance, initial bite, cost, etc.

So...that's an easy choice if you want.

If you choose an...
01-17-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By BROlando

^Goodass pun.

^Goodass pun.
01-15-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By BROlando

OP.... Use Honda/Acura ATF in the trans. ...

OP....

Use Honda/Acura ATF in the trans. See your manual.

Do a drain and fill. It takes like 3qt.
Repeat every ~20-30K miles, moving forward.

Don't forget to buy crush washers from...
01-01-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By BROlando

There's no quality like OEM quality. If...

There's no quality like OEM quality.

If you're using aftermarket, then Gates or Conti are probably a good bet. I've been using the gates one for a few years without any issue.
12-06-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,604
Posted By BROlando

245/40 might look a little pinched off on a 18x8....

245/40 might look a little pinched off on a 18x8. But that's the correct diameter for the car. I am using them on 18x8.5 +35.
11-03-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,539
Posted By BROlando

If you use GC's, I'd probably go with around...

If you use GC's, I'd probably go with around 400-450LB up front and 250-275LB in the back.

Keep the ride height close to stock (maybe a 1" drop).

You should be able to keep the dampers slightly...
10-27-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,539
Posted By BROlando

Yeah. Ohlins or Bilstein come to mind. Not sure...

Yeah. Ohlins or Bilstein come to mind. Not sure if Ohlins makes anything for this chassis. But I'm sure you could use Ohlins cartridges from another application and then find (probably make) M52 x...
10-27-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,539
Posted By BROlando

Eibach pro kits and Konis is a pretty winning...

Eibach pro kits and Konis is a pretty winning combination for street use.

To help anyone in the future, if a coilover claims to be "great on the track and on the street" and costs less than...
10-15-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By BROlando

The SA will easily accomodate that drop. Pro...

The SA will easily accomodate that drop.

Pro tip: Tein's recommended damper settings are just awful (IMO). It sounds outlandish...but stiffer is more comfy. They recommend -8F and -10R. I...
10-14-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By BROlando

Street Advance are fairly comfotable. The flex...

Street Advance are fairly comfotable. The flex are not.

There are 3 reasons to buy the Flex:
-You want to be crazy low, and you realize that your tradeoff is ride quality.
-You know enough about...
10-05-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,539
Posted By BROlando

?? there are a bunch of posts above saying how...

?? there are a bunch of posts above saying how bad F&F are.

I'd try to make them work. With some dialing in, its *possible* to make them ride better than getting kicked by a donkey. But...that...
10-04-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,539
Posted By BROlando

....F&F's are MASSIVELY cheap. I hope you didn't...

....F&F's are MASSIVELY cheap. I hope you didn't pay more than like $500

You already have them. May as well try to make them work.

Try adding about 1/2" of preload to the spring. You may need...
10-01-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By BROlando

245/40 is about 1.2" taller than 235/35. ...

245/40 is about 1.2" taller than 235/35.

That's a bunch.
09-06-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By BROlando

Set your height. Get an alignment.

Set your height.

Get an alignment.
08-24-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,746
Posted By BROlando

I see the 300 series semi metallic pads are...

I see the 300 series semi metallic pads are available. As well as 106 extended wear series.

Centric *might* be dealing it a little dirty here...lol.

Let me explain:
The 308 series Stoptech...
08-21-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,746
Posted By BROlando

Stoptech 309's are the Sport. They're good...

Stoptech 309's are the Sport.

They're good overall pads...but they really come alive at high temps. At low temps, they're not all that impressive. And yeah, they make dust...but it washes off...
08-20-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,746
Posted By BROlando

Which stoptech do you have? Sport or Street (309...

Which stoptech do you have? Sport or Street (309 or 308)?

Semi metallics aren't really available in "low dust" variation.

I think Akebono ASP or EBC redstuff are formulated for decent bite with...
08-14-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By BROlando

I think Rockauto now sells factory or factory-ish...

I think Rockauto now sells factory or factory-ish manuals.
08-14-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By BROlando

I think it turns off if engine RPM rises at a...

I think it turns off if engine RPM rises at a fast enough rate.

WOT in 1st gear or WOT with the clutch in, for example.

I don't know if it turns off at WOT in like...3rd or 4th (or 5th or 6th)...
08-13-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By BROlando

you can ask a shop to transfer the sensors to...

you can ask a shop to transfer the sensors to your new wheels
08-09-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,156
Posted By BROlando

Sure, a caliper and rotor upgrade works great....

Sure, a caliper and rotor upgrade works great. And fixed caliper brakes with properly sized pistons feel quite a bit better than plain Jane sliding caliper types. And you get the benefit of better...
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