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Old 06-19-2017, 11:34 PM   #41
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I need to take another Denver mountain pic for my sig. last time I just had a shitty flip phone cam.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:09 AM   #42
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^ I've got a 6-hour drive planned out for some time in the next few days, so I should be posting some nice Autumn photos

But I guess this is the start of me stockpiling black interior parts? I went straight to a junkyard the morning I got a notification that they got an '06 base in, hoping to score some black cloth 05-06 front seats. I got there just four hours after opening and they were already gone, though. But I did luck out on a black cloth interior, and the back of the car was in excellent shape, so I still grabbed the rear bench, the trunk carpet, and my second all-season trunk mat. There are some hard depressions in the trunk carpet, as you can see, but otherwise it all cleaned up to look damn near new.



I swapped black carpet in a long time ago to replace my gray because there was this massive read stain in the front-passenger footwell when I got the car:



I don't know about anyone else, but I think that contrasting two-tone looks awesome, so that's the theme I'm going after with my interior. It's not something I'm putting full focus into finishing any time soon, and I'm not sure which parts I want black and which I want gray, but I suppose for now I'll just start collecting as many black pieces as I can when I have the spare cash and see what I can come up with. All I know is that I hate leather seats!
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:55 PM   #43
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Kind of sad to think I haven't gone for a good drive since snow was last on the ground, and now it's already that time of year again. I had a drive planned for this week, but it's further in the mountains and I'm not sure of conditions; it's been so nice out, I wasn't expecting the snow this morning.



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Old 10-13-2017, 12:37 AM   #44
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Took that drive! Started around Black Hawk, Colorado, a little mountain casino town, and followed Peak to Peak Highway north to Estes Park, where I went with the Focus and STi. The sun was being especially obnoxious for photos, but the roads were amazing. Elevation was roughly 8000ft the whole way...











































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Old 12-23-2017, 09:28 PM   #45
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Finally some real snow in the city!!!





Yeah, I need to fix the clocking on my driver-side projector. I had to open it up to fix the shroud that had fallen off - guess it wasn't glued on that side, my bad, lol - and wasn't thinking about the clocking when I was trying to wedge it back in place.



Nothing really going on with the car lately, though. I've been trying to get some Skunk2 LCAs on, but the extended bolts they come with have threads that are ever so slightly off and I'm not sure if I want to risk the damage. OE bolts thread right in by hand; these don't and are giving me a bit of metal shavings. On top of that, Honda decided to use an incredibly rare bolt size in the first place, so I can't find extended flange bolts ANYWHERE! Local or online. Regular hex bolts, sure, but they use monster 22mm hexes and install too close together (see the triangle arrangement below) for that size to allow room for a socket. I e-mailed K-Tuned to see if they sell their bolts by themselves, without the arms. I got a "sorry, no"... meaning their shit's probably made in China, too.



At this point, I'm debating leaving out S2's thick bronze plate-washer there and using the stock bolts on top of thinner, individual washers. I'll have to find some time when it's dryer out, though. The fact that I've only been able to find this complaint one other time leads me to believe that people are not noticing and using S2's bolts anyway and not having problems. Maybe...
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Old 12-24-2017, 02:15 AM   #46
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Looking at all your pictures makes me want to move to Colorado. Girlfriend wants to move there but really expensive compared to here.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:05 PM   #47
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I love it here, and cost will depend on the area, but population and cost of living have both been steadily rising in the fourteen years I've been here. Still, I only work in grocery and am doing well enough.

Most of my immediate family is out here and we've been trying to get my last sister to come out from Minneapolis, but cost is holding her back, too. Must be dirt cheap in MN.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:17 PM   #48
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It is cheap, well seems cheap as I have a pretty good job here and I think it would be tough to find a similar one I have now that pays just as good. Maybe one day if the girlfriend can find a RN job down there.
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:34 PM   #49
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After some cold, snowy days finally passed, I got those LCAs on. For the bolts, I settled for hexes with washers instead of using the stock flange bolts; I can get a socket on one if the others are clocked just right. The undercoating on the cross member was also peeling, so both to prevent rust and match my front control arms, I painted it silver. S2's bushings are known to crack, but these are the only arms I like the look of, so I ordered a full set of spares to keep on hand just in case.





I don't think it looks bad at all, and it even makes the red sway bar stand out more. At the very least, it's something to keep me interested in a stagnant project.

*ED. - I just realized I never posted the front control arm swap with the Energy bushings installed. I painted them silver to match the Mugen coilovers, and have since kept up the theme. I've got Stop-Tech stainless brake lines to help this whole image, but I have no idea when those will be installed...



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