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Old 12-14-2013, 02:46 PM
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Engine

The engine bay looks more dirty than it actually is.

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Old 03-09-2014, 09:15 PM
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225/50R16 See they do fit...

All you need is a sledge hammer... and 225/50 are possible. Lightly tapped the fender from the inside, flaring slightly to get these 225 to fit. They rubbed on the inner wheel well too, I slightly push back the sheet metal with the sledge, under coated the worked areas. The rears never rubbed. I'm on Eibachs currently, in the spring the coil overs will be installed. The higher spring rates and height adjustability will ensure they don't rub. This is my track set up.









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Old 03-14-2014, 11:51 AM
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Repainted Mugen Rocker Panels

I wasn't happy with the "all white" rockers that I post previously. So I had the black added and I'm very happy. This is just a test fit, I will install them in the spring.



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Old 03-14-2014, 06:07 PM
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Ahhh, I like it much better with the black accent, it adds something, goes well with the lip, and looks like a very well done mask/paint. coming along very nicely.
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Are those OEM or aftermarket fogs?
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Great progress, TW unite!
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:35 PM
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Are those OEM or aftermarket fogs?
They are Honda OEM.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:50 PM
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Coil-overs are on the way. I'm think a clutch and fly is the next upgrade on the list.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:00 PM
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Motor Mount Fill

Since HardRace didn't want to sell me parts I went ahead with a Motor Mount Fill. The right side is liquid filled and needs to be cut open, drained and cut some more to fill the mounts. The left side is straight forward. Sorry no DIY, I was rushing to get it done and didn't want to cover my phone in polyurethane. But if someone in Hartford CT wants to do this mod I will help them and do a DIY.


Pic of right side mount, after the cutting and draining:


The top of the mount I used a flat head screw driver to push back the mount and pump the poly nozzle in:


Left side, after fill. I cleaned it up, sorry for the random pics:
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:00 PM
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The motor mount fill is complete, dried and installed. I used 3M polyurethane of hardness 60, Which is one of the softer polys. But the mounts are very stiff. There is now vibration through the body. For a DD its too much. For me, my other cars have been worse. Very excited to track it. The responds is instant and very nice.

For my next project I am Filling the Rear Torsion Beam Mounts or rear axle bushings. Here's a pic I borrowed of what is being filled:



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https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/2nd-...hing-fill.html


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Old 04-02-2014, 11:07 AM
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Autoxing is in a week and a half, picked these up to stay put in the cabin. Very excited to see which adjustment I have to make after the winter. Im ready for the track in May.

These are 4 Points.


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Old 04-05-2014, 12:12 PM
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:13 PM
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Just in time for Autoxing next weekend.

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Old 04-17-2014, 11:44 PM
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:37 PM
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How is the handling now that you have filled the rear mounts?

Still deciding if I should do the same. I dont care how much vibration is added lol, I just want a crisp handling car for cheap
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:58 PM
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How is the handling now that you have filled the rear mounts?

Still deciding if I should do the same. I dont care how much vibration is added lol, I just want a crisp handling car for cheap
The Rear Axle Beam mounts:

Great, I ran one Solo2 event with the rear bushing filled so far and it made a world of difference. There isn't any vibration, it's just a little more harsh over bumps.

I used urethane which is a bit softer, I wished I used Polyurethane.


The Motor Mounts Fill:

It was a lot of vibration at first, as the mounts settled it became bearable. still a decent amount of vibration. The responds is also great, very happy.



My next project is to Fill the Chassis. I'm also doing some research on different front to rear tire sizes for Solo2. Running a 225 front and a 205 rear.
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Beatrush by Lalie

I was sent the inncorrect bar but decided to keep it. The 4 point bar is on its way.





I paid $330 for both bars shipped via Lalie. Kamispeed sells both bars shipped for $520... How can they sleep at night?

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Old 04-23-2014, 08:08 AM
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CR-Z Undersheild

Others have done this mod, I took the time to slightly shape it to the fit the Fit. Sorry for the crappy pic.

CR-Z Undersheild

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:42 AM
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does the crz panel really have a noticeable effect at highway speeds?

I guess what I mean is, if so, perhaps that is why they let it off so we dont compete with teh crz too much lol.


Im already only about 7mpg under my moms crz on our highway route, she is not pleased lol
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:14 PM
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Does the CR-Z panel really have a noticeable effect at highway speeds?

I guess what I mean is, if so, perhaps that is why they let it off so we don't compete with the CR-Z too much lol.


I'm already only about 7 mpg under my moms CR-Z on our highway route, she is not pleased lol
Under car aerodynamics is very important, in terms of down-force, drag and gas mileage. Almost all newer cars have under paneling of some sort. I suspect the reason Honda opted out on the FIT was to cut costs.

I can't say whether it has increased MPG. I hate that topic.

Between auto-xing, track-days and in town driving; my MPG is pretty bad. The reason I installed it is because I live in New England and the engine bay gets covered with road grim, snow and other crap. I'm sure it has a positive effect on MPG, car companies wouldn't have installed it on so many vehicles if it didn't work. That would be a waste of money.

An example of the importance of under-car aero on the Fit is the small 1 inch front lip and in front of the tires that comes stock. That 1 inch of material matters.

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