Alright, time for a long overdue update...
I call this, Project "Perfect Daily Driver."
On its way to my house, is a T25 turbo from a DSM. I'l... Show morel be adding a few other goodies to the "kit," but I'll hold that info to myself for now.
I realize this is a fairly small turbo, but since this is my daily driver, I am aiming to maintain my reliability. Once tuned, I should be in the neighborhood of 150hp/135tq as early as 2700rpm's @ 6psi. Pushing 8psi, with a really good tune, I will end up somewhere around 185hp/150tq. From there on out, its all small things that will be replaced. Fuel pump, rail, springs and retainers, PnP, and maybe a new EMS, hard to say right now.
Theres also a possiblity of some interior/exterior mods, but those will remain minimal, as the "show" end of things doesnt really appeal to me.
Also, it will be dropped on (hopefully) a full Tein suspension as soon as possible. Anyway, heres some pics from this past summer, enjoy...
Click here to see a Video/Sound clip of my car with only an AEM CAI, and Megan Racing exhaust. Listen for the VTEC changeover, kinda cool...
Another clip, same basic idea, but from the other way.
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Alright boys and girls, long story short, DO IT YOURSELF, its much more gratifying that way.
Heres a few shots of the Megan Racing Strut Bar install. One ... Show moreunder the hood, one in the trunk, and one on each axle underneath (front and back). Total work time was about 2 1/2 hours, but we had to re-bore the mounting brackets on one to fit the front axle bolts that were intended to hold it. Here we go...
Next, we have the Megan Racing Cat-Back Exhaust system. This was a little harder to do than the strut bars, but still not extremely challenging. In case you dont already know this, "Bolt On" does NOT necessarily mean "FITS PERFECTLY." After some screwing around with it, we ended up getting it done fairly quick, and i gotta tell ya...it sounds saaweeeeet! Anyway, here are the pictures
I decided to change the rotors and pads, nothing special, just your basic setup. I plan on doing a rear drum to disk big brake conversion, so i didnt want to spend money on anything special. Heres a couple pictures, and yeah, i know, i forgot to take one of the finished product.. i'm an idiot. BUT I'm sure i'll have to take that tire off again soon, and i'll get one then.
YES!!! FINALLY got my AEM CAI (Cold Air Intake) installed. This this not only sounds bad ass when i'm revving, shifting, and driving at WOT (Wide open Throttle), but it has completely taken away the lag between shifts that Honda's are known for. I have some matching couplers on the way, and will update pics when i get those in. Heres a few pics. Theres a couple with just the SRI (short ram intake) as i bought the CAI used and it was missing a coupler. OH, and i also had to put in a breather for the head, VTEC needs air too.. So, heres the pics.
Heres a before and after of my engine bay cleaning. Took me about 3 hours and a shitload of Royal Blue and Amoral Wipes, but was well worth it. Seems to have changed the total outlook of my car.
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