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  • Mike1357
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    Raf: The thing is in pieces I assure you. I actually haven't taken the remains off of the stock lip that holds it in place so maybe I could ship you those? lol. I actually got this past one as well as my others from a place up in Canada. Now keep in mind that these are "replica" lips that are made out of fiberglass and are way more resilient that a "real" GReddy lip. Normally I'm not one for knock off parts, but when it can take way more abuse and is usually easier to fix at about 1/4 the cost of a real one, my hand is almost forced.

    Grumpy: Like I was telling Raf, yeah, it's a knock off, but I put all my lips through hell and back. It took serious abuse to damage them past the point of repairing them.

    SSM: I'd love to find a front bumper cover in decent condition in my color at the junkyards, but I've only been able to find cappuccino ones. I still have my stock 9293 fogs and dive planes that I want to eventually put back on the car. I even kept the vented hood I made so that I can put it back on when I do get it all sorted.

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  • SSMAccord
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    Sucks to hear about your lip. Hope a solution is found sooner or later. Good to see the car still kicking though.

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  • Raf99
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    Originally posted by Grumpys93 View Post
    Mike glad to see your still around. That is one of the reasons I haven’t gotten a Greddy Gracer lip yet. They look badass but are super fragile.
    I would probably give my right nut to get one of these lips, always wanted one since I first seen them...ooohh 10+ years ago. One would think if you coated it in several clear coats it would help maybe. Even fibreglass or re-enforce the inside of it with a layer of..... whatever. I'm from Canada so I'd probably use duct tape

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  • Grumpys93
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    Mike glad to see your still around. That is one of the reasons I haven’t gotten a Greddy Gracer lip yet. They look badass but are super fragile.

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  • Raf99
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    The Greddy lip is in pieces?? Or you took it off to sell it to me?

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  • Mike1357
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    Not a whole lot has been going on with the CB lately. Replaced an axle, changed the gearbox oil, changed the engine oil regularly, and picked up some new front tires. I had someone that wasn't paying attention run me off the road so my 3rd lip is now in pieces. I've been spending a lot of time getting my truck sorted, but the CB is still my reliable daily.

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  • Mike1357
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    Suppose an update is in order even if it is just a general maintenance update. I finally decided to replace my rear calipers after I realized the brake pads were wearing very unevenly. Once the new ones arrived, I decided to actually paint them. I've been running around with only the front calipers painted red for a few years now. I had also been running just one cooling fan for a few years but that one finally bit the dust after going to the track. I went ahead and bought both fans brand new and installed them a few weekends ago. The sender for my oil pressure gauge also crapped out so I ordered and installed a new one of those. I did run a 9.86 in the 1/8th mile though so that's something? I'm hoping to get some new suspension for the car around the beginning of next year so I can kill the horrible wheel hop I get and maybe put down a better time. I also really need to remake the exhaust from the header back as it's just pieced together currently. It works, but it could be better.
    Last edited by Mike1357; 12-11-2020, 08:51 PM.

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  • Mike1357
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    It might just be an older manifold with crappy posts. When I got it I had to port the manifold out to match the throttle body which, from what I'm told, you don't have to do on the newer versions. I am running Innovative mounts with the default inserts which are 80a? I remember hearing of one person in the past who had this issue, but not nearly as bad as my experiences and certainly not as frequently.

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  • wtfisafleek
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    In regards to your fuel rails snapping, what engine mounts are you running?

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  • Grumpys93
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    I’m curious how your fuel rail bolts keep snapping. Happy to see you made great power and that Carlos is still at it. I too am venturing into the COP land hopefully soon. Will be happy to get rid of all the high failure items inside the dizzy.

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  • Raf99
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    I've never heard of fuel rail bolts snapping, what's up with that?

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  • Mike1357
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    Well, the time came where I was finally able to get myself a Hondata S300. Had it tuned by Carlos Tuning in Orlando. Ended up with 212HP. Unfortunately no torque number due to technical difficulties but I'd imagine it's somewhere around 167ft/lbs. I did discover that the exhaust is definitely a restriction so that will probably be the next area of attention in the build. I am however really looking forward to the doors opened by the S300 such as coil over plug ignition. I guess I will be saying goodbye to the MSD sooner than I thought.

    A few weeks after all the fun was had, my fuel rail bolts snapped for the second time this year so I decided to go with the highest grade bolts I could get my hands on. Hopefully it will last more than 8 months this time. I also had my seat bracket decide to bend on me. I didn't think I was that fat but the car must be telling me to get on with the weight reduction.
    Last edited by Mike1357; 06-06-2020, 01:38 AM.

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  • Mike1357
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    Well, in the midst of an ignition issue I was having, I decided I might as well upgrade. I now have some brand new NGK plug wires to replace my near 15 year old stock wires (though I'm not thrilled with the blue color). I put the 6AL box inside the cabin next to the ecu and I made a little bracket to mount the coil next to the battery. I also have a new distributor on the way (apparently you can find brand new TD60U distributors on Rock Auto). One of these days I need to get into the engine bay and clean up the passenger side wiring. Eventually I'll stop spending money on maintenance long enough to save up for a Hondata and then I can get the ITB's on and working.
    Last edited by Mike1357; 01-26-2020, 10:09 PM.

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  • NH-503P-3
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    Nice work brother. Now you got something to lean on lol.

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  • Mike1357
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    Well, after having this high rise center console armrest kicking around the garage for a few years, I finally decided to go ahead and install it. I need to give a shout out to NH-503P-3 for helping me with the info I needed to get it installed correctly by moving the e-brake handle to the center. Now if I can just figure out this misfire issue I've been having I'll be in business. Maybe tax time will give me the chance to finally jump to Hondata in this thing.

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