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Old 04-23-2014, 12:45 PM
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Hi De36.Your ride is looking GOOD.You had work hard with it.The CR-Z undershield look GOOD too.It look OEM made for the FIT.Loving those enkei.The best choice for the FIT and for any car out there.Keep the GOOD work bro....
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:11 AM
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when it comes to aerodynamics, mpg can actually be a tool of efficiency.

A loose one, but a tool none the less.

The hardest part about mpg's is accurate measurement. I sure as hell cannot do better then measuring what I put in each tank stop, and what the ecu displays.

But I do know since Ive been increasing motor efficiency, both power and mpgs have gotten increased!
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:44 PM
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Beatrush by Lalie

So I finally received my 4 point bar just in time for tomorrows event.








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Old 04-26-2014, 03:18 PM
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let us know if those bars actually give a noticeable effect. In the past, bracing bars to me were only noticeable over rough roads, and only if I had a couple like you do.
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:03 PM
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Indexing Spark Plugs

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Let me know how that goes, when I change my plugs to IK22 in 20k miles I want to do the same. I know it's a pain to see back there though.
So I finally had warm weather to install the plugs and check indexing. I installed them with out removing the intake and checked the indexing. A couple were dead on the other two were close so I left them. I did not use indexing washers. I used a mirror and could clearly see the marked lines. Honda has indexed plugs from factory on cars in the past. But I think I just got lucky.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:38 PM
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Blox Steering Mount Bushings

Here is a sneak peek of what just arrived FedEx. I will post a DIY in a couple weeks. I am installing steering rack solid mount bushings. Here is where they go and what they.

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Old 04-29-2014, 12:45 AM
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are they for the Fit or are you adapting solid bushing mounts from another vehicle?

Let us know how smoothly it goes!
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:02 AM
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are they for the Fit or are you adapting solid bushing mounts from another vehicle?

Let us know how smoothly it goes!
The bushings are for a S2000 that is why there are 4 bushings, if you notice our racks only have 3 bushings. I don't expect it to be a direct fit, but I know the diameter of the bushings are the same. From the looks of it, the job will take the weekend to figure out a proper install.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:43 AM
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The bushings are for a S2000 that is why there are 4 bushings, if you notice our racks only have 3 bushings. I don't expect it to be a direct fit, but I know the diameter of the bushings are the same. From the looks of it, the job will take the weekend to figure out a proper install.
If you have a digital caliper, measure the Fit stuff pretty well, and I can start having a local CNC shop create solid bushings and also throw in a groove and snap ring if necessary.


I will be honest, Im not willing to drop my rack for the sake of measuring right now, but you will have yours out anyways.........

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Old 04-29-2014, 01:16 PM
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If you have a digital caliper, measure the Fit stuff pretty well, and I can start having a local CNC shop create solid bushings and also throw in a groove and snap ring if necessary.


I will be honest, Im not willing to drop my rack for the sake of measuring right now, but you will have yours out anyways.........

I will take the measurements, not for a couple weeks though. What I would also like to see is aluminum spacer that go under the rack, to raise the rack and get rid of bump steer on lowered Fits. Especially while i have the sub frame down.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:51 PM
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Spacing the rack would be an interesting mod. Do you get a lot of bump steer? I thought i'd get more when I widened track but nothing really.

Thanks for following up on the plugs, i'll probably just use a mirror too instead of taking the cowl apart. Either that or just let the shop do it when I get my valves adjusted lol I don't feel like messing with all that DIY.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:01 PM
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Spacing the rack would be an interesting mod. Do you get a lot of bump steer? I thought i'd get more when I widened track but nothing really.
I never noticed it before, I assume because of body flex and soft rubber bushings can hide bump steer. With the Beatrush bars it's predominate. To the point of annoying. And I've only had the bars installed for a week.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:36 PM
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Very interesting assessment. I'll stay tuned on your fix.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:22 AM
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I will take the measurements, not for a couple weeks though. What I would also like to see is aluminum spacer that go under the rack, to raise the rack and get rid of bump steer on lowered Fits. Especially while i have the sub frame down.

When you install your bushings, take some decent pictures around the mounting. I can probably create a way to raise or space the rack an inch or so.

Keep in mind the swaybar mounting might have to be adjusted.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:42 PM
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Blox Solid Steering Rack Bushings

I know I said I would do a DIY but I didn't. Its a big job, but not impossible. It took me longer because I was pioneering new grounds. I could probably do this job in 3-4 hrs if I had to do it again. The steering rack has to be removed in order to press the old bushings out. Removing the rack is actually easy. I used my buddies 20 ton press to get the bushings out. You're not removing the bushings any other way. Can't use heat. I wouldn't do it again, unless the bushing were dry rotted and needed to be replaced.






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Old 05-20-2014, 09:17 PM
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Cusco Rear Strut Bar

Months later, straight from Japan.

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Old 05-21-2014, 01:26 AM
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did you have to machine those s2k bushings or grind on the Fit rack to make them fit?
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:06 AM
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did you have to machine those s2k bushings or grind on the Fit rack to make them fit?
No. I used the OEM Honda parts catalog to confirm the bushing diameter size. I knew they were going to fit before I even ordered them.
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Your progress is awesome and inspiring! I've felt partially motivated to continue my work on my fit, but now I'm excited to continue!
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:06 PM
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Hey i'm glad this got bumped. Two questions De

1. Could you just torch the OEM bushings out?

2. What's the specs on the RPF1? Sorry if this was covered elsewhere.
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