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Old 09-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Welcome to Part II of my build! Part I of my build was never posted here, so for those that wanna catch up, click HERE. To keep things organized, this post will have a modification list & master index which will be updated regularly. Alot of stuff is planned so stay tuned & enjoy!

Modification list:

Engine
2003 K20A2
Hasport ESK3 mounts (62a sides/70a rear)
Hondata K-Pro III
RRC 11.7:1 pistons
Drag Cartel 002.2 Endurance camshafts
Ferrea S10100 valvetrain w/ tool steel retainers
Ferrea 6000 series valves
4 Piston Racing 4 angle valve job
4 Piston Racing manganese bronze valve guides
Number One Racing 40* VTC gear
Number One Racing cam tower oiling mod
K&N filter
Vibrant bellmouth velocity stack
Hybrid Racing 3" CAI
Hybrid Racing 70mm TB
Hybrid Racing TPS
RRC IM
Hondata IMG
ASP 4-1 header w/ megaphone & reverse cone
Custom 3” LCA dump exhaust
PRC crank pulley
Number One Racing baffled trapdoor oil pan
Number One Racing modded oil pump
DeatschWerks DW65c fuel pump
Earl's fittings/hose
Hybrid Racing fuel rail (limited edition blue)
Hybrid Racing fuel pressure gauge
RDX 410cc injectors
SHG rocker cover
Hybrid Racing slim oil cap (black)
PRC oil dipstick
Wire-Worx stage 4 mil-spec engine harness
Custom wire tuck
Odyssey PC680 battery
Longacre remote battery terminals

Transmission
2003 X2M5
Wavetrac LSD
FD2 CTR FD (5.062)
DC5 ITR 4th & 5th gear (1.212 & .972)
TSX 6th gear (.659)
Synchrotech carbon synchros
Exedy stage 1 clutch
Exedy 9lb flywheel
Hybrid Racing shifter
Hybrid Racing shifter cables
Hybrid Racing stainless steel clutch line

Suspension
02-04 RSX-S spec
Fortune Auto generation 5 - 510 series dampers
Swift springs (14/24kg)
Todd's custom caster/camber plates
05-06 RSX-S front lower brace
Buddy Club RCAs
DC5 ITR LCAs
PCI caster increasing spherical bushings
Buddy Club rear camber arms
Energy Suspension rear knuckle/trailing arm bushings
Function7 LCAs

Steering
EP3 EPS
Todd's custom adjustable inner tie-rods
RSX-S outer tie-rods

Brakes
RSX-S spec
05-06 RSX-S brake booster & master cylinder
Axxis ULT brake pads
Russell stainless steel brake lines
ATE Super Blue

Wheels & Tires
ARP extended wheel studs
06-08 Si wheels
225/45/17 Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec

Exterior
SHG windshield banner
AeroCatch Plus Flush locking hood pins
JDM 04-05 ES2 headlights
OEM Foglights
EDM 04-05 EM2 sidemarkers
EDM EM2 folding mirrors
EDM 04-05 EM2 taillights
EDM EM2 rear foglight
SHG rear tow loop

Interior
350mm Nardi Deep Corn
Works Bell standard boss
Recaro Pole Position (black leather w/ red stitch)
PCI seat mounts w/ Recaro sliders
RedlineGoods custom shift boot
S2000 start button
DC5 ITR start button holder
Mugen pedals
OEM all-season floor mats

Index:

Page 1: K-Tuned billet TPS | Recaro Jersey door panel inserts & armrest cover | K&N filter | Vibrant fabrication parts | Velocity stack setup finished | Vibrant fabrication parts

Page 2: K-Pro V3 | Modified header | Vibrant muffler | Exhaust fab | K-Tuned billet shifter | 06-08 Si wheels

Page 3: Type-S rotors | Type-S front knuckles | Hardrace RCA | K-Tuned shift **** | Type-S rear knuckles | 05-06 Type-S brake booster & master | Type-S axles | Gorilla lug nuts | POR15'ed knuckles & trailing arms | OEM parts

Page 4: Axxis ULT | ATE Super Blue | Type-S front calipers | OEM parts | ARP extended wheel studs | Knuckles fitted with new parts | CV boots installed | Todd's custom caster/camber plates | EVO 8 seat belt buckles

Page 5: AMR Engineering coilovers | Caster/camber plates installed | Swift springs & thrust sheets | Springs installed | Suspension & brake setup finished | Acura RDX 410cc injectors | Exhaust setup finished | K-Tuned Race-Spec shifter cables & trans bracket

Page 6: ITR cams & crank pulley | Hasport ESK3 | OEM parts | EDM taillights | HR 70mm TB | ALL IN Fab coilpack cover | EDM mirrors | RRC IM | OEM parts | ClockwiseMotion oil pan baffle | TracTuff timing chain cover baffle & IACV rotator | Mount bowl | Paint supplies

Page 7: Color choice | Wire-Worx engine harness | Engine bay metal work | OEM parts | Mugen pedals | Type-R shift ***** | SHG rear tow loop | HR shifter & cables | JDM headlights | Engine bay stripped | Engine bay painted

Page 8: PCI caster bushings | OEM parts | Koyo radiator | Top end torn down | Drag Cartel 002.2 cams | Hardware909 | SHG license plate | Ferrea valvetrain | Bottom end torn down | OEM parts | ARP headstuds | Number One Racing oil pan baffle & pump | 4Piston refreshed head | Recaro driver seat

Page 9: Random snaps | Number One Racing cam tower oiling & modded VTC | PCI seat mounts | RRC pistons | SHG care package | Buddy Club RCAs | CTR FD | ITR/TSX gears

Page 10: Wavetrac LSD | Synchrotech synchros | Earl's fittings/line | Energy Suspension bushings | ARP wheel studs | Function7 LCAs | OEM parts | ASP header

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Old 09-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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Here is the car as it stands today.









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good luck!
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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A few weeks ago, my 2nd TPS decided to die on me after only 3 months of use. I wasn't surprised since OEM based TPS break frequently due to vibrations from aftermarket motor mounts. I decided to go with a K-Tuned billet TPS after reading reviews on how it stood up to vibrations during track days. Here's a couple of pictures for you guys.



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start button looks like mine

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Old 10-08-2011, 09:24 AM   #6
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Looking good mane.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:37 AM   #7
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New picture I snapped yesterday.

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Good mods so far, everything I would've done. How do you like the omni CMC?
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Good mods so far, everything I would've done. How do you like the omni CMC?
The Omni CMC is awesome, just makes the pedal a bit stiffer. It got rid of my high rpm, 2nd gear grind that I had before I rebuilt my trans. At least now I know my clutch is fully disengaged before I make my shifts (due to the shorter pedal stroke).

As for my current mods, I will be changing my coilovers in the near future & header once I get my cams in.
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The Omni CMC is awesome, just makes the pedal a bit stiffer. It got rid of my high rpm, 2nd gear grind that I had before I rebuilt my trans. At least now I know my clutch is fully disengaged before I make my shifts (due to the shorter pedal stroke).

As for my current mods, I will be changing my coilovers in the near future & header once I get my cams in.
Thanks for the info, I have been interested in them for a while
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:50 AM   #12
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A few updates for you guys...

There's a good chance I will be painting my car Apex Blue Pearl off a 08 S2000 CR in 2012. PPG Deltron DBC basecoat & DCU 2021 clear with their respective reducer, hardener & activator came out to $1037 from my PPG jobber.

I sold my TEIN FLEX coilovers last week. Will be placing an order with AMR Engineering for a custom set of coilovers sometime next week.

I received my Recaro Jersey door panel inserts & armrest cover from DCA Garage last week.



Lastly but not least, I bought a 60gal Craftsman Professional compressor yesterday. Should be coming in the week of Dec 20th (hopefully earlier). It's of the few upgrades I will be making to my garage before painting my car.
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Got a bunch of fabrication parts today...

Vibrant 3" T6061 aluminum 45* mandrel bend & K&N filter - Since my velocity stack hits my fenderliner, I will use the bend & have it cut and TIG'ed onto the stack for better clearance. The filter has a 6" inlet & will be used on the stack when driving on the street.



Vibrant v-bands & turboflex coupler - This will be used when I redo my exhaust. I'm currently running the RSX piping kit from K-Teller (should have ordered the EM2 specific kit) but the midpipe didn't fit too well (axleback area fits good). Gonna order a few bends from Vibrant & have the midpipe redone.



Exhaust currently


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The exhaust looks spectacular!
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damn this car is nice
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what a great looking car
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Thanks guys!
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The compressor I bought on Black Friday finally came in today. After I plumb the copper lines and install my dryer & regulator, I will be set!

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Small update for you guys. Just got my velocity stack setup back from my fab guy. Clears the fenderliner much better now.



...with the filter attached.

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Been doing a fair amount of research in the past few weeks and I'm officially pulling the trigger on my Rotrex setup. I hope to gather all the parts needed by fall. I will be using the largest Rotrex available, the C38-91 which will be purchased from Kraftwerks. The mounting bracket, radiator & intercooler will be purchased from TTS Performance. A checklist has been made in the first post to keep track of everything. The reason I chose the TTS mounting bracket over the Kraftwerks is because they incorporate a idler pulley that adds over 50 degrees of additional belt wrap to both the supercharger and crank pulleys. Without this additional wrap, belt slip and erratic boost will be an issue with the larger superchargers. I will let pictures of their radiator & intercooler speak for themselves.

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The last of the fab parts to fix my exhaust came in today. Vibrant 3" T304 SS straight, 45*, 60* and 90* mandrel bends.

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Dope build/Pics/Scenary.
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Wow, that setup is crazy. I have never seen, nor heard of anything like it!
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