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  • CyborgGT
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    Yeah, I don't trust anything wireless either, for that same ease of hacking reason. Even with the RF reader, I worry that the JDi kit is becoming common enough that thieves who 'specialize' in Hondas will soon know what to look for. Surely if they can find the receiver, there are wires going into it that can be crossed to hot-wire the car? Just watching videos of YouTubers who have installed it, it looks like they're all putting it in the same spot. Yeah, they say "I'm not going to tell you where I put it," but then they show themselves putting the RF reader right up to the dash just to the right of the stock key location. How many people are really going to be putting the receiver further than arm's reach from the driver's seat?

    I wanted the ESP traction bar because I knew I was at least hoping to get an EX with ABS, and the Innovative bar doesn't have the mount for that. The ESP's torque strut is a lot less bulky as well (although the smaller bushings probably mean it'll transfer more vibration into the cabin, we'll see). My only complaints are that 1) there's a pivot point on the LCA end of the radius rods (I didn't realize at the time of purchase that that's a functional handicap); and 2) there's no provision for the stock under-engine subframe brace, which I want to retain. Both issues should be simple enough to remedy by a fabricator, though. Time will tell if I ever decide to switch to an Innovative.

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  • Rilas
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    I have an ODB2 distributor in Lola and I take the jumper harness from OBD1 to OBD2 with me when the car is out and about. I also usually shut off the power as well, because I'm totally paranoid after old Lola was stolen. I also have the JDi push to start kit. I choose not to get the wireless security option as I don't think wireless is a good option and is far too easily hacked. I have the RF reader and a card that I have to place close enough to the reader to activate the ignition. Which shouldn't be easily hackable. The RF range is very low, like 1 inch or so. Extremely hard to hack imo.

    Really odd about the radius rods for the ESP traction bar. Makes me happy I went with an Innovative.

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  • SSMAccord
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    I saw this on the IG! I’m glad you scored this and will take care of it.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Couldn't let this one go, this is a road trip build after all. NH-503P-3 had up for sale the most complete OEM roof rack set anyone could hope for. It probably won't be installed until next year, though. I want to get it properly repainted first.

    Last edited by CyborgGT; 03-08-2022, 08:30 PM.

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  • SSMAccord
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    That looks like a nifty solution.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Honda's problem was the key cylinders. You can take the key from any '90s Honda or Acura, grind it down a bit (curbs are often handy), and with enough wiggling it will slide into the key cylinder of any other '90s Honda or Acura and allow you to turn it. If this extends to even older Hondas, I'm not aware. But with that method, I once used a key I still had from my old sedan to get into someone's late '90s Integra for them. Only took me a couple minutes to get in, and no damage was done. The fact that '90s Hondas always top the most-stolen lists suggests other manufacturers don't have quite this same weakness.

    This anti-theft company offers what looks to be a very similar system to what I've done, but they make it convenient by bringing the connector into the cabin: https://ravelcocolorado.com/

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  • SSMAccord
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    There was a Jalopnik quote that said “Haven’t all the old Honda Accords been stolen by now?”. I think old Hondas a Japanese cars are just easy to steal and the criminal types know that. I think that any measure that hinders that is worthwhile. I’ve taken measure to omit the main relay when I’m away from the car. I may try to make a negative ground circuit that ties into the alarm system as well.

    I hope the radius rods help, I still can’t figure out why the radius rods made a toe out change to your car though. Lol I need to go look a my car for a while.

    Upon, further reflection I can see how radius rods that are too long could cause that by pushing the LCAs rearward.
    Last edited by SSMAccord; 03-03-2022, 03:12 AM.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Yes, I the plan has been to get the JDi kit probably next year. Still, as popular as that seems to be catching on among Honda owners, it's only a matter of time before thieves find a work-around, so I'm taking every step I can. I feel like anything wireless can be hacked, especially if the circuit's all there to work with. As is, the car shouldn't be able to start without me there to install the plug under the hood, and with the latches blocking access, they'd have to tow it to steal it. The worst I should suffer is damaged key cylinders.

    But the daily's starting to feel a bit tired and untrustworthy lately, so I'm really itching to get going on a huge maintenance project with that car once the wagon's running.

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  • Raf99
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    Ya, i got the Jordan Distributors unit which is all the security I'll ever need. Especially since it has the touch sensor to activate the unit. As for the ESP bar, I never had any issues with mine. But I also didn't do the install of it but I am using the original parts it came with.

    - https://www.jordandistributors.com/c...ns/electronics

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  • CyborgGT
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    More little things...


    The black urethane bushings I'd ordered for the front sway bar never shipped out, the seller was unresponsive, and I had to get eBay to refund me. Sadly, I could only find Ricer Red after that.




    After I first installed the ESP traction bar, I was suddenly getting visible toe-out even with the Heim joints adjusted all the way in. Others have reported not being able to get a proper alignment as well, so I ordered these radius rods that are an inch shorter, at 16". Thanks again, SSM, for posting that screenshot in the other thread so I could find these. I'm leaving the car on jack stands for now, but hopefully they solve the issue.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Got freaked out by local Honda thefts and impulse-bought some locking hood pins. This in addition to a removable plug I had already made in the engine harness to cut power to the fuel injectors; a little thing I can pull and stick in my pocket when I'm going to be away from the car for any decent length of time. Surely with '90s Hondas only getting older and being a less common sight on the road, thefts will die down eventually, right? I'm trying to get this car ready to drive to South Dakota in July, so I especially want any little bit of security I can afford before being so far from home.







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  • Grumpys93
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    I agree. very nice little addition that cleans it up

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  • SSMAccord
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    That is a nifty addition.

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  • CyborgGT
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    Brokeboi problems, I'm getting bored saving up for the tune and exhaust fab (looking like April/May for that; I've set an amount that I hope is way over-budgeting just to be safe). I wanted an excuse to go out to the car, and the sagging boot from the trans conversion was annoying me. I'm loving this little collar from Hybrid Racing:

    Last edited by CyborgGT; 01-21-2022, 09:10 PM.

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  • SSMAccord
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    Excellent work as always. I can’t wait until this is carving up the Colorado canyons!!!

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