3rd Generation (2015+) Say hello to the newest member of the Fit family. 3rd Generation specific talk and questions here.

Spoon Sports USA 2015 Fit SEMA Build

  #41  
Old 09-08-2014, 10:43 PM
Member
5 Year Member
iTrader: (12)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: .
Posts: 6,977
Originally Posted by SpoonSportsUSA View Post
Spoon wheels aren't forged in an effort to make them affordable. So we'll be using these... 9.25 lb Volk Racing CE28 Club Racer wheels custom sized for Super Taikyu.

WHOA! Great choice! I've never seen CE Club Racers, I feel that I've failed myself and the world.
 
  #42  
Old 09-09-2014, 10:35 AM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 25
Originally Posted by rodney View Post
i am a solo guy as well. if ou have been around a while, you may remember the andy hollis rotors....



he remove 3lbs off each rotor. i remember looking at the car at nationals in topeka. each one of the outer holes had cracks going between them... f that. lol....
Hollis is a great driver, was he using those rotors on the ST Civic? The aluminum top hatted rotors I was referring to is what Chris Dorsey uses on his Corolla. Dorsey's rotors were also drilled out about as much as Hollis's rotors, so I'm sure they were easily under 10 pounds. Question for Spoon, and I've asked about this in another thread... Are you prototyping a rear sway bar for the Spoon Build, and if so maybe you'd be able to answer if the rear spring seats are dimensionally the same as the GE8's, I'm just wondering if a rear sway bar made for the GE8 will fit on a GK chassis?
 
  #43  
Old 09-09-2014, 04:46 PM
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by SpoonSportsUSA View Post
We'll be using prototype Spoon Full Spec Dampers. Similar to the ones on the GE Fit but the top mounts are slightly different on the GK.
I'll take the second set! Can send money tonight
 
  #44  
Old 09-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 87
Originally Posted by Stan Glockett View Post
Hollis is a great driver, was he using those rotors on the ST Civic? The aluminum top hatted rotors I was referring to is what Chris Dorsey uses on his Corolla. Dorsey's rotors were also drilled out about as much as Hollis's rotors, so I'm sure they were easily under 10 pounds. Question for Spoon, and I've asked about this in another thread... Are you prototyping a rear sway bar for the Spoon Build, and if so maybe you'd be able to answer if the rear spring seats are dimensionally the same as the GE8's, I'm just wondering if a rear sway bar made for the GE8 will fit on a GK chassis?
The springs look to be the same shape as the GE8 but the heights may be different so lowering springs might not be interchangeable.
 
  #45  
Old 09-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 87
This is how short the rear bumper is. It's nearly flush with the rear hatch.

Name:  20140904_SEMA_FitParts-9219_zps6b5f1ccd.jpg
Views: 1379
Size:  50.1 KB
 
  #46  
Old 09-10-2014, 07:30 PM
jgpoirier's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 130
This looks like it'll be awesome!
 
  #47  
Old 09-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 87
Seats and custom rails have been test fitted!

Name:  20140903_SEMA_FitParts-9185_zps922aca8a.jpg
Views: 1417
Size:  102.1 KB
 
  #48  
Old 09-13-2014, 12:50 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 87
Don't forget to check out our preview meet tomorrow if you're in the SoCal area!

https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/showthread.php?t=84453
 
  #49  
Old 09-13-2014, 01:10 PM
JupiterJoe's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Jupiter, FL
Posts: 108
Wow - Really like the flush bumper!!!
 
  #50  
Old 09-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Myxalplyx's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,845
Originally Posted by SpoonSportsUSA View Post
Seats and custom rails have been test fitted!

Do you happen to know how much those seats weigh?
 
  #51  
Old 09-15-2014, 01:35 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 87
Originally Posted by Myxalplyx View Post
Do you happen to know how much those seats weigh?
5.7kg each
 
  #52  
Old 09-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Orange, CA
Posts: 87
Thanks for all that braved the heat to come out to our meet!

Name:  20140914_ProjectFitMeet-9332_zps34923051.jpg
Views: 1385
Size:  94.1 KB

Name:  20140914_ProjectFitMeet-9327_zpsddff36f2.jpg
Views: 1356
Size:  109.8 KB

Name:  20140914_ProjectFitMeet-9334_zpsce66d776.jpg
Views: 1363
Size:  95.0 KB
 
  #53  
Old 09-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Myxalplyx's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,845
Originally Posted by SpoonSportsUSA View Post
5.7kg each
12.5lbs a piece for you weight conversion challenged people (Ahem me).

Thank you for this information. My rear seats are relatively heavy. I have not removed the passenger seat for testing. Couldn't use my scales to weigh as they are a bit off. Will hit-up post office. I imagine how much weight you'd save removing all the seats and adding on only 25lbs of seat-weight (Not including rail weight).
 

Last edited by Myxalplyx; 09-16-2014 at 04:11 PM.
  #54  
Old 09-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Westwood, NJ
Posts: 118
Very impressive mods. But it needs your duracon knob to make it complete.
 
  #55  
Old 09-16-2014, 12:58 PM
ArchaicAP2's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: San Diego
Posts: 97
Originally Posted by tommycrx View Post
Very impressive mods. But it needs your duracon knob to make it complete.
I'll have to respectfully disagree with that and believe it needs the discontinued Spoon Ti shift knob that I will be installing. But as for current available knobs then yes the 6 speed duracon is a good second choice.
 
  #56  
Old 09-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Westwood, NJ
Posts: 118
Originally Posted by ArchaicAP2 View Post
I'll have to respectfully disagree with that and believe it needs the discontinued Spoon Ti shift knob that I will be installing. But as for current available knobs then yes the 6 speed duracon is a good second choice.
I'll have to respectfully disagree with your disagreement.
Have had mine on my CRX for years, and it's the best knob I've ever used. Metal gets too damn hot.
 
  #57  
Old 09-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Member
5 Year Member
iTrader: (12)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: .
Posts: 6,977
Originally Posted by ArchaicAP2 View Post
I'll have to respectfully disagree with that and believe it needs the discontinued Spoon Ti shift knob that I will be installing. But as for current available knobs then yes the 6 speed duracon is a good second choice.
Mmm Spoon Ti.
 
  #58  
Old 09-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Myxalplyx's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Delaware
Posts: 1,845
Originally Posted by SpoonSportsUSA View Post
The Spoon Caliper weighs in at 5lbs vs the factory at 10lbs. However, the Spoon rotor is bigger to work with the Spoon Twin-Block Caliper and it's not drilled so it's heavier than the stock one at 12.9 lbs vs 11.25 for the stock rotor. Overall, there is still a significant reduction in unsprung weight with a big increase in braking efficiency.
I also forgot to add that I'm running 14" wheels and am looking for rotors that are lighter than stock that would fit inside 14" wheels. That is a LOT to ask for since rotors are generally upgraded to provide better braking power and are thus made larger in diameter.
 

Last edited by Myxalplyx; 09-17-2014 at 11:25 AM.
  #59  
Old 09-16-2014, 09:23 PM
TofuShop's Avatar
Member
5 Year Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: -
Posts: 540
any updates on progress?
 
  #60  
Old 09-17-2014, 07:53 AM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 25
Originally Posted by Myxalplyx View Post
I also forgot to add that I'm running 14" wheels and am looking for rotors that are lighter than stock that would fit inside 14" wheels. That is a LOT to ask for since rotors are generally upgraded to provide better breaking power and are thus made larger in diameter.
You could get rotors from Brembo, they may be able to match the specs of the Fit's rotors to an aluminum top hatted cross drilled rotor. Wouldn't be the first time that has happened. But maybe the first time for the new Fit
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.