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  • About raton
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    Mililani, HI
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    Cars I Drive
    Honda Fit '08 SSM Sport MT
    My Dream Car
    Porsche 911 + new house
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    '08 SSM Sport 5-Speed MT


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  • Last Activity: 01-25-2015 04:30 PM
  • Join Date: 10-25-2007
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  1. holokai
    02-23-2010 05:16 PM - permalink
    i usually have it on normal when cruising around. in heavy traffic (everyday going home) it's in ec1-ec3. . . when i need to get going it's sp2 or sp3. when i first got it i had it in sp3/4 almost all the time and noticed a drop of about 2-3 mpg due to more spirited driving.

    the big box is mounted under the steering wheel with the slack wire coiled up next to it, i ran the controller out through the hole in the fuse panel cover and have it located toward the bottom left of the steering column. it's easy to push the buttons but not accidentally hit them. i can glance down to double check what mode it's in but i've got pretty used to telling by the throttle response.

    did the torque damper help any? i'm not going FI so my next best (cost effective) option is to reduce weight and do anything else to help with the response. . .
  2. holokai
    02-02-2010 11:16 AM - permalink
    how's the throttle controller working out? notice any difference with the ETD (response, engine mount wear, etc)?
  3. holokai
    12-08-2009 12:37 AM - permalink
    got your OBD splitter yet?
  4. holokai
    12-02-2009 12:04 AM - permalink
    not too shabby. I found that leaving it in SP3 and up ends up using a lot more gas. I used to be able to go 50-60 miles after filling up before the needle dropped below the "full" line; if I leave it in SP2/3 the needle drops past the same point at about 40 miles. There's definitely an increase in throttle/overall response as the throttle opens faster and effectively bypasses the hated DBW dip/lag point. Driving in ECO mode is the way to go in heavy traffic (think afternoon H1) as it lets the car accelerate a lot more smoothly. Depending on your engine mods you'll also notice a lot less transmission hunting when going uphill in SP mode. All in all I think you'll really enjoy it and the SP mode should help a bit during the SCCA events. And to answer your last question; no problems in reverse thus far *crossing fingers*

  5. holokai
    12-01-2009 03:25 AM - permalink
    get your TC yet?
  6. tanukifit
    07-11-2009 07:39 PM - permalink
    What time you going down? I guess I should go early to watch Brad run.
  7. chinkyy
    01-12-2009 10:26 PM - permalink
    ho speed racer is online!!
  8. raton
    12-15-2008 02:29 AM - permalink
    Hey fitn54,

    I like the Weapon-R street header. Once installed, there was a definate increase in the low-end torque. I believe it specifically increased the low-end torque because of the 4-2-1 design of the Weapon-R header. The only problem I encountered was that I couldn't re-use the stock bracket that bolted onto the OEM header. The header is nice and tight though. I've run it in 6 SCCA events w/o any problems. Weapon-R said they didn't re-use the bracket as well; however, some folks have been lucky enough to somehow get the bolts to line up and allow them to use the bracket. Not me though.
  9. 12-14-2008 09:45 AM - permalink
    Raton, I have an 08' Fit 5 spd. also with SSI and Apexi WS2 axle-back. Considering the Weapon-R street header but read mixed reviews. How do likes your after having it for a while?

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