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Well for some reason the Ktuned header is touching the frame of my car and I don't think it will work. Kinda frustrating. :fuuu:

As I was crawling under the car today I came to the conclusion I am getting to old for this and wasting time. To be honest I never really enjoyed working on cars much. I'd rather just drive them and have fun. This is a fun car but I think it's time to part ways. I wish I could have got it into the 11's and run it at it's full potential.

I want something I can get in and drive across country, as well as my wife with AC and take to the track on weekends. So I'm looking to get a 2011-2013 Mustang 5.0 and have the Roush 575HP supercharger installed, which maintains the factory warranty. The best performance bargain for the money IMO.

For sale thread coming soon.
 

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Well for some reason the Ktuned header is touching the frame of my car and I don't think it will work. Kinda frustrating. :fuuu:

As I was crawling under the car today I came to the conclusion I am getting to old for this and wasting time. To be honest I never really enjoyed working on cars much. I'd rather just drive them and have fun. This is a fun car but I think it's time to part ways. I wish I could have got it into the 11's and run it at it's full potential.

I want something I can get in and drive across country, as well as my wife with AC and take to the track on weekends. So I'm looking to get a 2011-2013 Mustang 5.0 and have the Roush 575HP supercharger installed, which maintains the factory warranty. The best performance bargain for the money IMO.

For sale thread coming soon.
Best of luck man, you sound like a lot of my friends. I think as people get older, the appeal of Honda's just does the opposite direction. Like I said, best of luck and if I were you I would look into a stock turbo car, they are pretty easy to build and make faster. My buddy just recently got his 335i dyno tuned. Downpipes, Intercooler, intakes and cobb accessport pro tuned on 40% mix of e85 put down 466whp/525wtq.....

Like I said, best of lucky, hate to see this project stopped though.
 

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Well I got tired of low ballers and people wasting my time. The car has been sitting for a while, but a time attack competition this weekend has motivated me to do something with it.

The blower is still off, but I got the KTUNED 4-1 on. I did noticed a big loss in mid-range power but above 6k RPM it seems to pull better than ever. Might be good for drag racing but may hurt me at the upcoming time attack. I'll be sure to get some pics and video this weekend.

I may put the blower back on come fall. Too hot to mess with it now.
 

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I was reminiscing a little today. The car was sold at the end of Summer last year. Kinda miss it and wish I would have finished it. I still have the entire blower setup if I ever get the urge to get back in the Honda world.
 

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Well I got the urge. Picked up a clean virgin 2005 Type-S the other day. Not sure if I want to go turbo this time, or slap the old blower setup on there for some more ridiculous cheap fun.

She is a bit heaver than the old hatch, but more refined with all the creature comforts my wife appreciates.

Space is a bit tighter under the hood of the RSX. Thought maybe I could fit it under the hood this time, but it does not appear so. Power steering delete with an RBC manifold and this thing would bolt right up just like when it was on the Civic. :devil:
 

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And so it begins.....

Just ordered KTuner ECU/software from Vit last night. :new_slayer:

Kinda leaning towards turbo right now.

Turbo= More street-able, more power potential,less ridiculous and inconspicuous, but a lot more expensive.

Redneck M90= Less street-able, less power capability, totally ridiculous and highly conspicuous, but super cheap.

Decisions, decisions.....

I will make a new build thread in the RSX section and link it here once I decide.
 

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I think u should verify if it fits under the intake manifold :nod:
It won't. The RSX seems to have a lot less space in the engine bay. Changing the belt looks like it is going to be a PITA. Only about a 1" between the pulleys and frame. Also the intake manifold sits a lot closer to the front cross member as well. I still think I can make the old setup work with some minor tweeks.
 

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Trying to sell RSX so I can pick up another EG or CRX. :devil:

The RSX is nice and has all the creature comforts, but too heavy. I'd rather start with the lightest platform possibly and pick up where I left off with my old EG.
 

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Had this car for a little while now and it's been slowly getting faster and faster.
When I first picked it up about 2 years ago it looked like this.





It was a little bit slammed for my taste and not fond of the 2" ground clearance of the oil pan. So I ordered some new wheels and tires. Being that this wasn't intended to be a daily driver and I like traction I went with some 205/50/15 MT up front and some 165/80/15 in the rear(poor mans muscle car skinnies). I also raised the coilovers up in the front a bit and maxed the rear to help prevent weight transfer.

Next I tackled a wiring mess. Pulled out some unnecessary stuff and cleaned up a few connections. To this day I still need to go back and tidy up a few more wires but just haven't had the time.


I also pulled out all the audio equipment and sold it at this time.

Next I ripped off the banged up warm air intake that was sucking hot air off the exhaust manifold and fabbed up a 3" to pull cooler air. I am currently working on a new set up.
Also removed the non functioning AC compressor and installed a shorter belt.


Once I finally got the car road worthy I found some disturbing information. The Kpro MAP the car had been running on was leaning out at 13.8 WOT. :O
So I uploaded and tweaked a Toda base map. It ran rich, but it was safe and pulled so much better. I also replaced my TPS sensor with a nice billet Ktuned at this time, due to a failing factory sensor.

It was time to see what she would do at the track. The car was still running rich and with the launch control set at 2500 rpm I managed some high 13's.

Not to shabby for a stock 4 cylinder with some bolt-ons, but it could do better.

Next I cut out the high flow cat, but decided to keep the restrictive 2.5" but quiet exhaust/muffler. I am considering going 3" now because I believe that 2.5" along with the restricitive muffler is holding the car back on top end.
High flow cat that was replaced with straight pipe.


I also scored a nice already cut RBC intake manifold(06+SI) for 175$. I put that on along with a Hondata intake manifold gasket and bypassed the throttle body heater.
I also decided the current seats and brackets were to heavy at 45lbs a piece. I swapped in an aluminum Kirkey seat for the driver and a plastic summit seat for the passenger. Dropped about 60lbs


Time for another trip to the track. The new intake manifold helped lean the tune out and the car pulled noticeably better. I was having issues with the launch control and again could only launch at 2500 rpm.
I was hoping for 12's but only low 13's
[email protected] in street trim on radials, still not to shabby.



I raced a 2008 mustang with I/E gears and tune the other night is Mexico. He went 12.8 on radials. He was on street tires this night though.



Hoping to finish the supercharger setup soon.
The car weighs around 1900-2000lbs and only makes aprox. 200whp, so another 100-200whp should= fun.
I saw this car on You tube... I have a white si hatch ImK swapping. Cool set up you did! Do you remember the size and offset of the black and red TE37's that were originally on the car when you got it? I love that old school look... Thanks!
 

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Unfortunately I no longer have the
This is a very nice video about your non FI'd K-swapped Civic. I really like it. Are there any pictures of your actual RSX available?
Unfortunately I sold the RSX before I ever had a chance to pursue the supercharger on it.

I still have the supercharger. Can't decide if I want to keep it for a future project or give it away on my youtube channnel.
 

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Picked up a hood on my way home today. Started cutting on it and got a call from work. I was supposed to be off for a week but they offered me double pay to go back out another week. At over $1000 day I couldn't say no. Downside is I planned on working most of September amd then take off most of October, so don't expect much progress over the next month.
At least I got.the hood cut out just have to go back and clean it up.
Resurrecting this thread just to say a thousand bucks a day and still works on Honda 👍👍
 

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Resurrecting this thread just to say a thousand bucks a day and still works on Honda 👍👍
I have always had love for Honda's and never lived beyond my means. Gotta stay humble.
I'm torn between another K20 Honda or G37 right now. Both about the same price/performance, but G is more luxury and safety/room for the kids.
But if I went with another K, I could bring the M90 back from the depths of the dusty bin in my shop.
 
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