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  #1981  
Old 09-05-2018, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeDD969 View Post
Update if anyone is interested.

This upgrade made a huge difference!! I have ~ 5,500 miles since I changed these brakes, including a round-trip from AL to CA. I've pushed the brakes pretty hard on occasion, particularly on the long winding (and fun!!) road leading to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and CA Hwy 9 from Saratoga to Santa Cruz (one of my all-time favorites from my motorcycle days) and not a hint of fade, no warping and holy crap do they slow this little car down in a big hurry!! MUCH better than the stock pieces. About the only downside is that they are a little noisy when cold, but only a little.

Hard to beat for the price. In fact, I can't think of any reason to use the stock parts when replacing front brakes on a Fit.
A search found these - Z26. Do they look like what you got?

https://www.powerstop.com/
 
  #1982  
Old 09-06-2018, 10:35 PM
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today at lunch i racked the car and did an oil change, first time under the car, it looks like a hot wheels car, all belly pans and an exhaust. 300 ish miles on the fit, i like to dump the factory fill by 500 miles, but i have an 800 mile weekend coming up. used an A01 filter, and honda genuine full synthetic (5.70/quart thru one of my suppliers)

also popped in some 90's civic center caps into the steel wheels.




installed some factory honda carpet floor mats.

did a driver seat mod, raised the front of the seat 1.25" with an aluminum spacer i turned down on the lathe.

 
  #1983  
Old 09-18-2018, 09:22 AM
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Ktuner v2 ordered

Gonna put in the canned tune before race day, maybe program a shift light. Pretty sure that has me over the $2K mod club...
 

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Old 09-18-2018, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Villageidiot View Post
today at lunch i racked the car and did an oil change, first time under the car, it looks like a hot wheels car, all belly pans and an exhaust. 300 ish miles on the fit, i like to dump the factory fill by 500 miles, but i have an 800 mile weekend coming up. used an A01 filter, and honda genuine full synthetic (5.70/quart thru one of my suppliers)

also popped in some 90's civic center caps into the steel wheels.




installed some factory honda carpet floor mats.

did a driver seat mod, raised the front of the seat 1.25" with an aluminum spacer i turned down on the lathe.

I've been getting Mobil 1 in 5 quart jugs from Amazon for a little less than that when it's on sale.

 
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SilverEX15 View Post
I've been getting Mobil 1 in 5 quart jugs from Amazon for a little less than that when it's on sale.
five quart jugs are a pain in the butt. I prefer quarts, I stock Mobil 1 at the shop, but not in 0w20. Its not about the $, itís about easy to get, I can have the Honda oil delivered with the click of a mouse thru a parts program at work.
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Villageidiot View Post


five quart jugs are a pain in the butt. I prefer quarts, I stock Mobil 1 at the shop, but not in 0w20. Its not about the $, itís about easy to get, I can have the Honda oil delivered with the click of a mouse thru a parts program at work.
Pain n the butt? How about this? Using a collection of empty 5-qt containers, fill each one to the 3.5 qt mark so I have just the right amount for each oil changes. We have two Fits in the family, so I change oil more often than most people. Yes, it can be a bit of a nuisance doing that, but I prefer to keep one large container on the shelf, rather than four small ones. The larger containers are good for bringing old oil to the recycling center.
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:38 AM
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Thatís all well and good when youíre at home in a garage. I have 7 lifts, 5 55 gallon waste oil barrels, and a whole shop at my disposal. Mill, lathe, bandsaw, welders, etc etc.

i prefer separate quart containers.

To each their heir own I suppose.
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by knope View Post
you've done a really classy job with these mods. I don't want to be a copycat, but the black roof and hood are really growing on me.
thanks for the kind words

Remember.... I didnt invent the black roof/hood wrap. That said, I support the idea of seeing another member on here going this route!
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:40 PM
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Red Tape

Tonight I decided to replace the (broken again) rear garnish on my LX, but got side-tracked by a little experiment on the old one with some red electrical tape. My son says +5 whp so I will get a piece of red vinyl film and do the new one before I install it.



 
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:23 PM
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Rubber-banding reduction

There's one thing I will never get used-to - rubber-banding in first gear and when shifting to second. It's caused by a group of design decisions which favor vibration isolation and easy launches over good driving dynamics (too much flywheel inertia). The ultimate cure is a lightened flywheel but that has to wait until I do the clutch. I thought about an aftermarket torque mount or modding the stock one with urethane, but those solutions seemed likely to be too stiff and make the car vibrate like crazy. Plus I'm cheap and have no time, so I cooked up something that my son and I could do in an hour for free and remove if we didn't like it. I cut up a heavy-duty dirt-bike inner tube (that I wrecked in another fit of d-i-y ambition) and made some inserts to fill the open spaces in the torque mount. The idea was to get rid of as much as possible of the slop in the mount without making it stiffer. These inserts are strips cut from the tube, with a hole in the middle, which are inserted in the top of the mount like an upside-down U with the hole fitting over the vertical bushing to keep it in place. It works pretty darned well. I took some photos up to a point, but then we got into it, and got dish soap all over our hands putting it together, so I didn't document the entire job sorry. If I take it apart to add another layer of rubber, I'll post more photos. Here's what I got:




 
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:26 PM
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interesting idea. I've seen other users go with windo-weld with decent results for little dollar and available at most hardware stores.

imo, urethane is the way to go, I used this one personally:
https://www.energysuspensionparts.com/diymmi

I went with 80A hardness, and filled an aftermarket torque rod (I couldnt afford the down time of taking off the oem one, filling it, and letting it cure). if youre concerned about nvh, you can always go with the 60a
 
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Old 09-23-2018, 11:19 AM
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Swapped out the dealer plate cover with one more appropriate
 
  #1993  
Old 09-23-2018, 03:51 PM
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Stiffer torque mount completely eliminates the rubber band effect. The flywheel is actually not heavy, that sluggish rev hang is caused by software that purposely delays on/off throttle response.
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Cichlid_visuals View Post
Stiffer torque mount completely eliminates the rubber band effect. The flywheel is actually not heavy, that sluggish rev hang is caused by software that purposely delays on/off throttle response.
Software running a car has its good and bad points. Being able to mess with the programming is one of the good points.
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 05:15 PM
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Raced Sat and Sunday at Spring Mountain with Porsche Club of America. Nice to run with the lambos, Z06s, and GT3s. Clearly I did not beat any of them. I installed my Ktuner tune on Sunday morning and shaved 5 seconds of Saturday's times. PB of 3:08 on a 3.4 mile course with 15 turns. Good times!!! I posted a more thorough write-up in the generic racing section from the home page:
https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/car-...-upcoming.html
Cheers, d
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:22 PM
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Ricer Winglets (ebay special)


 
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:51 AM
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Today I lowered the car using Tein H Tech:

 
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by burtch07 View Post
Swapped out the dealer plate cover with one more appropriate
Where did you get the plate frame?
 
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:30 AM
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:16 AM
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Thanks. Reading the Ebay listing it says leather edge. Que?
 

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