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Old 09-07-2017, 04:19 PM
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With the Hondas it seems like they don't require all that work, but I will leave it to the Hasport guys to figure it all out and document it. We will certainly find out.

The L engine uses it's own bellhousing type, but it looks like that is swapable with the 6 spd in the Civic Si. Brian @Hasport has more info than I at the moment.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:00 PM
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Fastbrakes swapped over the Fit to the 4 pot 11.6 brakes and rear disc swap this weekend with the help of our friend from Hasport Brian Gillispie.






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Old 09-18-2017, 04:58 PM
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Is the Fit serving double duty as a rally car? That underbody is filthy!
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All 4 struts/shocks are leaking, looks like the original ones from Honda, 142k miles on them! Replacing them with BC Racing coil overs in the next couple of weeks, along with lower control arms, Progress rear sway bar. Will be giving it an extensive underside cleaning/scrubbing prior to installing the Ultra Racing chassis braces.
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In that case, go rally it before it gets a good scrubbing!
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Install of new suspension parts




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Nice! Go with the standard springs/rates or did you go custom with Swift springs?

I think the standard rates are 5k/6k which don't sound bad to me, but haven't tried them.
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Nice. Are you upgrading the control arm bushings and ball joints as well?
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We should be changing the ball joints to reduce bumpsteer, but don't plan on changing the bushings to anything harder. The car isn't going to be a track car so we want to retain some civility in the ride.
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We kept the stock spring rates that BC sends to keep it a decent ride. We can always change them later if we need higher rates.
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