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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Tue May 24, 2011 11:55 pm

The retros I've seen always have a big ass silver projector. I don't like it. It just sticks out like a sore thumb.
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Wed May 25, 2011 12:04 am

The part being questioned is the shroud. The projector bulb and glass is usually the same style or "look" on most cases, but the shrouds used vary depending on personal preference, i.e. E46 shrouds, gattling shrouds, ccfl shrouds, etc

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So let me get this straight... I have to pay for gas from Michigan to NC, pay for a hotel room, food, and pass to get INTO IA and then drive all the way back? All while walking around with a bunch of ricer fucksticks with their lowered imports and their sweet car club stickers??
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Tue May 31, 2011 8:18 pm

Went to the exhaust shop today to have some work done

-Tuck the existing exhaust up closer to the car in preparation for going lower
-Rehang the muffler so it doesn't fall off the rubber mounts
-While they were in there, I had them do the header install too

Here are some before and after pics. Enjoy

Engine bay BEFORE with old, rusted, heavy manifold




Engine bay AFTER with Megan Racing header (bought it used)








Exhaust (resonator and flexpipe) BEFORE



Exhaust AFTER it was tucked. Nothing hanging Very Happy




It sounds much better. It's not nearly as loud as it was before, which I like. It also sounds like it flows better and isn't as restricted. When I give it a little gas it just sounds like free flowing air, rather than the deep deep drone of what it used to sound like.

Seems to give better mid to high range power. It seems to have diminished some power in the low RPM range, but once it hits around 3,500....it seems to pick up much faster, which I like.

Now that that is tucked and ready to go, coils will be ordered and installed

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So let me get this straight... I have to pay for gas from Michigan to NC, pay for a hotel room, food, and pass to get INTO IA and then drive all the way back? All while walking around with a bunch of ricer fucksticks with their lowered imports and their sweet car club stickers??
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Tue May 31, 2011 9:09 pm

nice!
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:37 pm

yup i agree 100% how did ur exhaust tuck. mine is like hanging down below my lower control arm really far. it doesnt drag. but just wish it was up. it might stop the rattle when i idle. since my idle sometimes is a bit low. u know how the engine shakes. especially when ur ac is on. my exhaust rattles really loud at the muffler. idk what it rattles on either
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:19 pm

The exhaust tuck is utter perfection. Any closer and it would be touching the heat shields

I think I may have a dumb exhaust leak somewhere though

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So let me get this straight... I have to pay for gas from Michigan to NC, pay for a hotel room, food, and pass to get INTO IA and then drive all the way back? All while walking around with a bunch of ricer fucksticks with their lowered imports and their sweet car club stickers??
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:33 am

did you forget the donut gasket from your downpipe to your cat? i did the first time. you also have to use the spring bolts it comes with otheriwse u will end up snapping your exhaust
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:16 pm

And the updates continue...


Got my header shield installed

Everyone always complains that the shield looks a lot smaller in person, which it does, so I took a reference picture


Here's the shield installed




Also picked up some of these bad boys


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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:18 am

Installed my rear fog light today

I took pics along the way and put together a pretty good DIY on the process. It can be found here: http://www.hondasociety.com/board/showthread.php?p=2097637

Oh....and I ordered my full coilovers yesterday Very Happy

Finished product


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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:01 am

looks good. but idk looks weird lol. never was a huge fan myself. although maybe in person ill like it more
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:31 am

i need one of those shields for my flex pipe lol
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:07 pm

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i need one of those shields for my flex pipe lol

you mean downpipe. i dont think there is a way to hook it to a flex pipe because it clamps onto the 2 part of the downpipe...

i need one too bad. mines going to have a hole soon. and mine is like 2 months old...
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:34 pm

My down pipes actually doesn't scrape that bad. my flex pipes is the one the eats shit all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:29 pm

well cb7 is different then cds. with aftermarket header we lose our flex pipe. and right at the bend of the downpipe is where ours hits bad if its lowered. honestly idk how mine got beat up. cus i think it i bottomed out it would have been bent all the way down. but its like 2 bubbled goin up in it instead.
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:19 pm

I have an aftermarket header and flexpipe

Here's my order:

Header > downpipe > resonator > flexpipe > muffler


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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:29 pm

And I don't. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Sun Jun 19, 2011 1:05 am

UPDATE

Got my coilovers installed. Function & Form Type Ones. I initially put them on and slammed it, but after driving a mile afterwards hitting my oil pan, downpipe, and tranny...I lifted it back up a bit.







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Yea, I got a dent, I don't care.








Note: Coilovers only installed on the front. Didn't have time for the rear, and didnt feel like snapping the bolt.

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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:49 am

Remember how u told me rear needs more low lol I've hit my tranny a couple times at the height mines at now. Unavoidable really
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:06 am

Sexy! Definitely looks good.

Nice job!
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:56 am

Personally I think that old cf hood u had would look even better now that its lower
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:29 pm

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Personally I think that old cf hood u had would look even better now that its lower
yeah cf hood didn't look bad on this color, "spoon integra yo" look

hey Q, are you buying two new bolts for the rear? if you expect them to snap?

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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:22 pm

ouch on the driver quarter, ride height looks good...IMO the vehicle would look good if the rear would come down a smidge (LOVE the rear fog!!!)
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:12 pm

q. the rear is sooooo much easier to work on. takes like 1/4 the time lol
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:28 pm

Yea the rears are so much easier. Moar low please.
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PostSubject: Re: QMeli907 Build Thread   Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:24 pm

You guys are crazy. How is the rear easier? It takes me under an hour to adjust BOTH sides on the front.

The rears have that stubborn bushing. And mine wont come out. Rear is still high because its still my Teins and GR2's. And yea....I'm going to just order new bushings and bolts in case they snap. Cant have any downtime with my car

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