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Old 10-06-2017, 07:31 PM
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Wow, I love what you have done with the CLS6! Very cool. Way to keep a car exciting for the 15 years you've owned it.

I haven't been onto this 2nd Gen. CL forum in a long time, but this was worth the visit.
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Wow, I love what you have done with the CLS6! Very cool. Way to keep a car exciting for the 15 years you've owned it.

I haven't been onto this 2nd Gen. CL forum in a long time, but this was worth the visit.

Thanks appreciate it. More to come.
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Did track day at BlackHawk today. Video from last session.

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Plans for this winter are more weight reduction (would like to get down under 2600 lbs), front splitter modifications, drag reduction mods, aluminum PCI side skirts with modification, fender venting modification and possibly custom flares, air intake duct, underbody panels, maybe rework rear diffuser, rear wing or trunk spoiler with oem wing, and begin planning and getting parts for 3.6 engine build or possibly rotrex sc.

If anyone is interested locally in my VIS carbon trunk send me a pm. It has no damage, but don't trust mounting a wing to it. Would possibly trade for oem trunk without spoiler and little cash on top.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:33 AM
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Old 12-11-2017, 11:03 AM
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Installed air intake duct, fender vents, and PCI side skirts. Car looks much more aggressive with side skirts. Will get some pics posted up soon.

I also have pics from track day to sort through and post.

Could post DIY on mounting side skirts if anyone is interested.

Working on lightening splitter support brackets atm, will post full car pics once front bumper is back on.
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post the diy!!
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post the diy!!
K, will do. Need to get better pics first.
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:44 PM
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Fender Venting: Brainstorming

Decided to just add fender louver vents for now. In the future could add more venting.

Here are few ideas.





Could also gap rear of fender, but would need to cut lip off.




Fender Louver Vent: Installing

Vent Mock-Up



Vent Opening Cut-Out



Mesh added to Fender Trim





Louver Vent Mounted with M3 Hardware

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this is to cool the brakes? any weight savings also?
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:28 PM
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this is to cool the brakes? any weight savings also?
No this is to vent front wheel wells. Spinning tires build up a lot of high pressure that creates drag. Having venting gives that pressure a way to escape and reduce drag and maybe lift. This won't really reduce weight.

Have not had any brake issues doing 20 minute sessions, so don't see need to install ducting atm.

Downloaded track pics, just need to sort thru and upload to pb, then I'll post link.

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I like your vids.
Cool, didn't realize that...
did you notice an actual difference in how it drives from doing that?
You're gonna end up with an Atom car...bare bones. Cool.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
I like your vids.
Cool, didn't realize that...
did you notice an actual difference in how it drives from doing that?
You're gonna end up with an Atom car...bare bones. Cool.

Thanks. Have not driven it since installing fender vents or side skirts. I won't notice anything from driving it. Not much left to do weight wise(for street driven car), so next step will be adding more power with 3.5 or 3.6 build.
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Few pics from track day in October.









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Funny but seeing it in bits and pieces made me cringe...
but seeing the big picture now, it looks pretty cool.
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Wow Brian. I hardly recognize your car now. Looks like you added a roll cage at some point too.
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Old 12-16-2017, 12:42 PM
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Wow Brian. I hardly recognize your car now. Looks like you added a roll cage at some point too.
Yea front changes look of the car. I just have half a cage, not full cage. How you been?
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Yea front changes look of the car.

does it?
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does it?
Just a bit. Should be able to take car out of garage today to get pics of side skirts. I can't seem to get good pics with car in garage.
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Old 12-18-2017, 04:28 PM
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Side Skirts Installled

Still working on Side Skirt DIY, but here are some pics till then.







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I know it's more about function than form but have you considered doing a silver plastidip over your fab'd pieces to at least give the appearance a uniform look?
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I know it's more about function than form but have you considered doing a silver plastidip over your fab'd pieces to at least give the appearance a uniform look?
No, I like silver and black. My cars new mascot is Silverback gorillla. Gorillas are fwd just like my car.
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that's the funniest thing you've ever said, guaranteed.
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After installing the 71R tires on rear, car tends to still understeer.

Ordered Hardrace LCA pillowball bushings and the UCA pillowball bushings. Gonna replace rubber bushings that come in Hardrace UCA's. My current setup is maxed at -2 front camber. Hardrace arms provide more adjustment which might help understeer.

Probably gonna up rear spring rate from 14k to 16-18. Might lower front from 12k to 10.

Cusco made a lsd for newer J Series Trans to run in Pirelli World Challenge Accords.

https://www.heeltoeauto.com/differential/cusco-type-rs-limited-slip-differential-1.5-way-honda-j-series-v6-transmissions-lsd-339-c15-cus.lsd-339-c15.html

Would need P2R final drive also. So lsd+fd+install is gonna be $4k.
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After installing the 71R tires on rear, car tends to still understeer.

Ordered Hardrace LCA pillowball bushings and the UCA pillowball bushings. Gonna replace rubber bushings that come in Hardrace UCA's. My current setup is maxed at -2 front camber. Hardrace arms provide more adjustment which might help understeer.

Probably gonna up rear spring rate from 14k to 16-18. Might lower front from 12k to 10.

Cusco made a lsd for newer J Series Trans to run in Pirelli World Challenge Accords.

https://www.heeltoeauto.com/differential/cusco-type-rs-limited-slip-differential-1.5-way-honda-j-series-v6-transmissions-lsd-339-c15-cus.lsd-339-c15.html

Would need P2R final drive also. So lsd+fd+install is gonna be $4k.

http://www.powerrevracing.com/P2R-J-Series-4-1-Final-Drive-p/p355.htm
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After installing the 71R tires on rear, car tends to still understeer.

Ordered Hardrace LCA pillowball bushings and the UCA pillowball bushings. Gonna replace rubber bushings that come in Hardrace UCA's. My current setup is maxed at -2 front camber. Hardrace arms provide more adjustment which might help understeer.

Probably gonna up rear spring rate from 14k to 16-18. Might lower front from 12k to 10.

Cusco made a lsd for newer J Series Trans to run in Pirelli World Challenge Accords.

https://www.heeltoeauto.com/differen...d-339-c15.html

Would need P2R final drive also. So lsd+fd+install is gonna be $4k.

P2R J-Series 4.1 Final Drive

Has your experience with Hardrace parts been good? Looks like an interesting alternative to the normal brands that make parts for the CL.
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Has your experience with Hardrace parts been good? Looks like an interesting alternative to the normal brands that make parts for the CL.
No complaints or issues with any of their parts. They are pricey though. I've been running steering rack bushing, extended ball joints, lca's (oem lca with hardrace hardened rubber), uca pillowball bushings, 4 rear arms (pillowball), rear control arms (pillowball), and rear hub bushings (hardened runber) for 2 or more years.
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Been so long since I've been on here, had trouble remembering my password. If anyone is looking for parts message me, need to clean out my storage.
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Would need P2R final drive also. So lsd+fd+install is gonna be $4k.
Not if you used one of my finals. 3.9 or 4.11
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Not if you used one of my finals. 3.9 or 4.11
I tried messaging you about it. I will need fd redrilled. Id prefer 3.55 or just redrilling stock fd. That work won't happen till winter when I do engine and trans rebuild. Gonna redo exhaust and add full flat floor.
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If your interested in going with the 3.8 final drive. I'm going to be posting up a complete gear set w/ final drive from a 13' 6MT SH-AWD TL in the marketplace soon.

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