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What did you do to your GE fit today?

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Old 05-01-2019, 08:42 PM
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Thank you Sir!

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Originally Posted by ilikepizzaandcars View Post
thanks, ive had it for less than a week and started to change things. Today i installed a hybrid-racing shift knob. Is much good.


 
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:48 PM
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Strong??

Can you lean on it with all your weight?

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I put a cheap aftermarket arm rest in my center console!

It's a little lower than I would have liked, and I'm down a cup holder, but for 45 bucks I really can't complain.

 
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Old 05-02-2019, 12:16 AM
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Wow cool Fit! Update us more on your mods and maintenance!
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:47 AM
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What’s the difference?

Newb here
i read a lot about GE/GK model Fits
whats the difference?
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by MontrealFit2012 View Post
Newb here
i read a lot about GE/GK model Fits
whats the difference?
In North America...
GD = 2007-08
GE = 2009-13
GK = 2015+
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:18 PM
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Just got my FastBrakes rear disc conversion kit in the mail, got JDM tails on the way and getting upgraded front brakes this weekend. Gonna be difficult to hold off installing until summer shutdown at the plant.
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by GAFIT View Post
In North America...
GD = 2007-08
GE = 2009-13
GK = 2015+
In Canada, GE = 2009-2014 as the 2014 is identical to the 2013...
 
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Old 05-02-2019, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Frenzal View Post
In Canada, GE = 2009-2014 as the 2014 is identical to the 2013...
Cool to know. US didn't have a Fit in 2014.

Some parts of the world had the GK in 2014.
 
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:25 PM
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Did some work today on my 09:
-changed transmission fluid and filter (I removed the cowl to make all this easier)
-cleaned the throttle body and intake box
-Seafoam through the vacuum line (at the brake booster with about 1/3 the can)
 
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:33 PM
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Just being curious about my Fit's acceleration, I found out it it does 0-60kph 5sec, 0-100kph 10sec
DBA-GE8 Fit RS 1.5 CVT with 7spd simulated. I guess manual fit is faster coz I saw some fit rs manual doing 8s 100kph times, and the new fit hybrid 1.5 is also 8s.

This is my fit video below, S mode cvt

 
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Old 05-14-2019, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by MontrealFit2012 View Post
Can you lean on it with all your weight?
I've leaned on it with a very considerable amount of my weight and it's held up admirably. it kind of stays held in place by the friction of the front seats rubbing against it, so I think that diffuses any sway/flex that would otherwise be present due to any shoddy construction.




Also,today I shop vacced out a rats nest from my cabin air filter and intake because my dealer wanted 200 bucks to clean it out. Got it from the top under the hood and also from behind the glove box where the filter slides out, are there any other potential nesting areas I should know about?
 

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Old 05-18-2019, 11:12 PM
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Hey
my first car was a 80’s VW Fox Wagon manual with the catalytic converter taken out and a sports exhaust
Very energetic fun little car
Can anyone tell me how the Fit would run with the catylitic converter out?
thx
 
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MontrealFit2012 View Post
Can anyone tell me how the Fit would run with the catylitic converter out?
thx
Illegal-ly . But you would gain up to 8hp according to WeaponR.
 
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Old 05-19-2019, 10:46 AM
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Hotkey
Also I wouldn’t get the same fuel consumption
burn more gas?
 
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:12 PM
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I’ll re ask
Does removal of the catalytic converter create a difference in fuel consumption?
 
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:27 PM
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Bought a pair of these for the front of my Fit. $85 on Amazon and they fit perfectly. They are custom-laser cut and there are no gaps.
 
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MontrealFit2012 View Post
Hotkey
Also I wouldn’t get the same fuel consumption
burn more gas?
Most likely. More power needs more fuel after all.
 
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MontrealFit2012 View Post
Hey
my first car was a 80’s VW Fox Wagon manual with the catalytic converter taken out and a sports exhaust
Very energetic fun little car
Can anyone tell me how the Fit would run with the catylitic converter out?
thx
I don't think it would work that much better. The exhaust being designed for certain pressures and temperatures. That is a big change to that.
 
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:21 AM
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Last week, I got my 2013 base (auto) detailed (interior and exterior) for a lot of money. Was happy with the exterior detail, but still ambivalent about the interior... Seats and rugs were cleaned to perfection, but the workers didn't do anything inside the glove compartments or the nooks and crannies on the dash. Also had to have them re-do the windows inside and out because they didn't even do interior windows the first time. Owner of the business is amazing, just he had two new workers who clearly didn't know what they were doing.

Today, I did two "big" things: put in an aftermarket armrest that I got for only $36 on Aliexpress, and put mesh behind the open area in front of the a/c compressor.

Armest was a breeze to put in, and I'm pretty pleased with it despite it not being the best quality material. Will probably get a cover for the cheap fake leather top.

Mesh was a pain in the butt, but still easier than I anticipated. Hardest part was taking the damn clips on and putting them back on. Wasn't the most perfect install, but I feel it's more than adequate to protect the compressor, and I've got plenty of plastic gutter mesh and black zip ties left if it ever needs to be replaced.

Also got some cheap fuzzy seatbelt covers. Because. 😁

Now I really need to stop spending money on this damn car! But I do love it so...
 

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