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I’ve been an active member of ClubRSX for years under the same handle. I figured since CRSX was slowly dying it was time to graduate here. Below is what I have posted on my Build Journal so far on CRSX. Updates will be added within a month or so when the car is finally back together.

I've been around here for awhile and I've still been lurking since I sold my mint 06 A-Spec Type S 3 years ago for career purposes. Recently while not even looking for another RSX I stumbled upon what seemed to be the "get in now or let it go forever" car.

I've always loved the DC5 platform, and I've never been one to buy someone's else's build...but this was too good to pass up. Essentially this car was bought to be a fun spring/summer car which will be parked in the winter.

My previous DC5's:

2002 RSX Base

2006 RSX Type S Factory A-Spec

Current Daily 2014 Mercedes C300

New Car:
2002 RSX Type S (70k mile body)

k20a2 full rebuild by RPM NYC
Head/Block Machined by Westchester Crankshaft
Crankshaft was Knife-edged
CP Pistons 9.5:1 86.5mm
Manley Turbo tuff Rods
ACL Racing Rod Bearings
Supertech Valve Seals and Dual Valve Springs
ARP Headstuds
OEM Honda Timing Chain
OEM Honda Tensioner
OEM Honda Pump
Greddy T518z Turbo: Tuned at 320whp on 11 psi by Evans Tuning
Deastchswerks 1000cc Injectors
Deastchswerks Fuel Pump
Karcepts Fuel Rail
Treadstone TRV25 1000hp Intercooler with custom piping
Skunk2 Ultra Race Manifold
Ktuned 90mm Throttle Body
Koyo Radiator with Mishimoto Fans
Ktuned Idler Pulley
Fluidamper Balance
Hondata V4 Bar Map Sensor
Hondata KPRO Version 4 with Bluetooth
Unforgettable 3 inch Downpipe
Invidia 70mm Q300 Exhaust
Hasport Motor Mounts x3
Battery Relocated To Trunk
Ktuned Power Steering Delete
GTSPEC Front Strut Bar

Complete Overhaul by RPM NYC
Syncrotech Carbon Rebuild Kit
Quaife LSD
Competition Clutch Stage 2 with Flywheel
OEM Axle's
Hybrid Racing Clutch Line

Laser Blue Paint Job (Mini Cooper color)
Authentic Type R Front Bumper
Authentic Type R Front Lip
Authentic Type R Hood
Authentic Type R Fenders
Authentic Type R Side Skirts
Authentic Type R Rear Spoiler
Authentic Type R Rear Lip
17x9 +22 Enkei RPF1 (white)
Authentic Type R Emblems Front + Rear

Authentic Type R Red Recaro's
Authentic Type R Rear Seats
Authentic Type R Red Carpet
Authentic Type R Center Console
S2000 MOMO Steering Wheel
Stack Oil Pressure Gauge
State Boost Gauge
PLX 3-in-1 Wideband

EP3 Electronic Steering
Tein Flex Coilovers
Progress Technology Front and Rear Sway Bars
Buddy Club Ball Joints
Blackworks Rear Lower Control Arms
Front Brembo swap with S2000 Rotors and Pads
Rear Powerslot Rotors with Hawk Pads
Goodridge Stainless Steel Brake Lines

Future Mod List:
Cusco 6 Point Roll Cage
Rear Seat Delete
Pioneer CarPlay Double Din
Switch to AEM Digital Gauges
Engine Wire Tuck
Paint/Powdercoat Brembo's (Candy Red or Highlighter Yellow)
Morimoto Mini H1 7.0 Retrofit with Blue Cut-off Mod
Ktuned Billet Shifter
Ktuned Dipstick/Oil Cap Combo
AN Fuel Line
Custom AN AC Lines
Downstar Rear Suspension Hardware
Downstar Engine Hardware
ABS Relocate/Hidden Encore Kit
Engine Bolt Dress Up Kit
Possibly Change Wheels
General Clean Up
Various Powdercoating Of Engine Pieces
Fuse Box Relocate to Wheel Well
Cusco B Pillar Bars

Current Parts Sitting At Home Awaiting Install:
Foam Padded Black Suede (Headliner, Door Cards, A-Pillars)
Custom Weighted Black Shift knob
Black Aluminum Rear Wiper Delete
Idle Air Assist Delete Kit
New Foam For Lower Bolsters On Recaro's x4 (To get rid of the usual aging creases)

Basically since the car has already been built to be fun, I'm just going to clean it up, make it a hair flashier, and drive the hell out of it. The car came to me pretty clean, but anyone who knows me locally knows I always like to have the cleanest cars around so it just needs a few touches. As you can see I already started picking up a few minor parts:rolleyes:. I'll probably dive deeper into it over the winter or next spring.


Since the last post I’ve finally had some time to tinker. I have installed the red EP3 hazard, rear wiper delete, Ktuned Billet Race Spec shifter w/ aluminum bushings, some dress up engine hardware (black washers), and picked up various OE interior parts from the scrap yard (mint sunroof, plastics, etc), and I have also refinished the door cards in foam padded black suede. The car is finally coming around to the level of clean I need.



Hype R Tails

05-06 Retrofit Headlights Morimoto Mini H1 7.0, cutoff mod, Nokya yellow high beam bulbs

Refreshed Transmission

Candy Red valve cover and wrinkle black cover

Current situation haha. General refresher, tuck, powdercoating going on!

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Current projects:

- Paint matched engine bay (refresh)
- Slight wire tuck
- Heavy silver powdercoated piping
- Wrinkle Black Skunk2 Ultra IM powdercoat
- Candy Red powdercoat “Honda” VC (see above)
- Ktuned 90MM TB (revised edition with IACV port)
- All brackets powdercoated Satin Black
- 05-06 ASpec Bumpers/Skirts
- Candy Red TL Brembo’s/Rear OE Calipers
- 88Rotors CSR Rotors
- Refreshed DC5 Recaro’s
- More I’m probably forgetting.

Bay Respray:

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Below was my DC5 Red Recaro refresh I completed recently.​

Now there is a good DIY for disassembly and whatnot available there’s no point to remake the wheel so to say...

DC5 Removal/Disassembly

This DIY is aimed more at a good reputable company to purchase the replacement bolster foam and suede covers. All links listed below were the parts I purchased from Capital Seating UK.

Bolster Replacement Foam.

Bolster Replacement Suede Cover.


The starting point after removal and slider removal.
Follow disassembly procedures listed in the above posted link.

The standard dreaded bolster blow out.

The new “goods”:thumbsup:

After tear down the damage observed. Sadly a lot of these
seats experience this from the use over the past 17ish years.

New vs. old bolster foams.

Side profile of the new product.

Finished product.

Final Step
You’re going to want to wash the seats so it brings a more uniform color to the older portion of the seats you didn’t replace. This again has been done extremely well in a youtube video so no need to replicate.

DC5 Recaro Cleaning Procedure

Finished post clean.

Now just as a disclosure no one makes DC5 foam in no one in the entire world as I searched high and low before diving into this project. The foams and suede covers used here are DC2. They mount the exact same, and the only difference is they are slightly thinner near the hips (honestly not noticeable).

Difficulty: 5/10
Time: a few hours
Cost: $$

This is an easy job for someone who is hands on, and who can’t find a clean set of DC5 Recaro’s, or who would like to give a nice refresh to their current set.

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