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Old 03-09-2019, 05:21 PM
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what model civic did you get that wheel from?
Not from a Civic. It's from a 98-02 Accord/99-04 Odyssey. You can also add the radio steering wheel controls, since these years just use 1 signal wire through the clock spring and the other goes to steering wheel ground. The ek only uses 3 of the 4 pins on the clockspring, so you have an extra pin to use.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:35 PM
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Picked up a 14point7 wideband kit today. Hopefully I have time to get it wired up and mounted tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:00 PM
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Not from a Civic. It's from a 98-02 Accord/99-04 Odyssey. You can also add the radio steering wheel controls, since these years just use 1 signal wire through the clock spring and the other goes to steering wheel ground. The ek only uses 3 of the 4 pins on the clockspring, so you have an extra pin to use.
Interesting to know, thanks.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:07 PM
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Stock rear springs couldn't handle lightweight rear passenger and kept rubbing on bumps so I ended up putting together 2 pairs of H&R springs and AGX struts and this was the result. Damn Miata spare got me.

Anyone have adjustable rear camber arms with rubber bushings that have lasted more than a couple years?

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Got my tach working by jumping the Blue distributor wire during lunch. Raced a Miata on my way back to work and gapped that foolio...
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:10 PM
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Del Sol. Fixed a part of the muffler, Replaced the Fuel Filter, added a filter to the return EVAP line. Added Heated Seats and new seat covers.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:06 AM
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Meh, not much. Started building a badass Touge Monster I suppose.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:23 AM
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Picked up a 14point7 wideband kit today. Hopefully I have time to get it wired up and mounted tonight or tomorrow.
i am very curious to know more about this!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:36 PM
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I thought the car had a bad rack or really bad tie rod but it turns out to be a deformed tire. Probably safest to replace all 4

Also to be cheap I flipped the sunvisors until I can find a clean set. Nothing worse than staring at torn cloth of a bad one all drive





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Old 03-12-2019, 04:35 PM
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Haven't posted on the forum in a hot minute. But I've been working on building this. Sleeved D16y8, Vitara Pistons, SpeedFactory Rods, On3 Performance GT30 Turbo, etc.... Gonna be my little sleeper.



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Old 03-13-2019, 05:49 PM
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Alright so ive ordered some tires. Some really skinny tires. Skinny low profile tires. Really skinny low profile tires made in china, and some $30 eBay lowering springs.

Testing the boundaries of frugality and insanity, I want a narrow tire for the best gas mileage



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Old 03-13-2019, 07:12 PM
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The springs were a waste of money, I figured people universally understood this by now. That's a pretty good price on tires though.
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Dude, those tires can be dangerous.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:47 AM
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Why those tires?
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:40 AM
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I want to test their gas mileage increase. The stock 185/65/14 standard tire is not a performance tire at all, and besides being a new tire and a deep tread the walmart Douglas brand is noisy hot mess anyways.

I found some 165/65/14 (Honda insight tire size) with similar chinese branding, if I'm going that brand might as well make it count and go a size smaller. Insight forum guys have run similar sizes as a winter tire so I know they will work.

Dangerous, nah, I drive like an old lady. It will however be interesting to see if I can get some good second gear chirp on the tires.

Yes I'm stupid. 🙉




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Old 03-14-2019, 09:22 AM
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Why the cheap springs, well with a 14inch tire I was figuring the sidewall deflection would make up for the harsh spring rate, that probably goes out the window with the small tires I purchased.

Champion oil filters (federal mogul) are $0.86 each and had the same warehouse departure as my tie rods and oil pan gasket. Logically I bought 8 oil filters since the quantity did not affect the price of shipping from rockauto. Yes I use the $4 inner and outer tie rods and do my own alignments

I tried to price out every gasket I needed for the engine, but on rockauto they were all shipping out of different warehouses and a $4 seal or gasket set would have $4 shipping and no way to bundle it. Its cheaper and easier just to get them at autozone

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Those cheap Chinese tires have been known to have thread separation issues...
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:54 AM
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Rockauto is on my **** list because I haven't been able to get anything I need. No bushings, pcv valve, can't remember what else. Spent a bunch of time sorting through parts and changing them to avoid extra shipping only to have items removed when trying to pay because they can't ship certain parts to CA anymore because of some stupid change to prop 65.

I emailed them about the problem and they basically said no ***** given.
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That's right bitches, no ***** given
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:53 PM
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Those cheap Chinese tires have been known to have thread separation issues...
I googled reviews and this brand hasn't seen any issues. Most of the reviews are from Australia

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Rockauto is on my **** list because I haven't been able to get anything I need. No bushings, pcv valve, can't remember what else. Spent a bunch of time sorting through parts and changing them to avoid extra shipping only to have items removed when trying to pay because they can't ship certain parts to CA anymore because of some stupid change to prop 65.

I emailed them about the problem and they basically said no ***** given.
​​​​​​​yes ive also had those issues, ive also had worse issues receiving used parts, specifically on wholesale closeout parts

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That's right bitches, no ***** given
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:24 PM
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Painted my hub caps the cast aluminum color, and resprayed the front bumper.

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I was just concerned for your safety, Chrysler Kid. If the they only go under down under they’ll probably be ok down under your car.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:28 AM
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nicely done on the paint work.

Yeah its a risk buying tires that probably aren't qc'ed but hopefully you just end up with a flat and nothing more.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:42 PM
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Just to help you guys sleep better about my safety you should know I still have the receipt from the tire on the car right now that has a seperated steel belt and deformity under the tread. Care to guess what brand it is and its age?
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Kuhmo….2yr old
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