Ethlar's significantly faster CM6

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  1. ethlar
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    one of these days ill get the car apart and get my front camber adjustable arms in
     
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    So the upper arms are still on my shelf, my jack is shot so i cant get the car up

    But i did change the tired steering wheel leather out for a redline goods wrap
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    gave the car a thorough detail and paint correction
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    and took a picture that just made me happy
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    i do have a harbor freight nearby, been holding off going in there cause i have no money (grad school) and still have to deal with that gravel driveway. I think a bottle jack might be a better call for the gravel driveway but i also only have a year left in school and really should be working on that not getting under the car
     
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    hah, I get it. That one may not be great to use in gravel like you said too
     
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    Oh man, do you know the driver of the Silver accord? Me and him are good buddies. We were in the accord game together. He has come a long way from that pic haha.
     

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    no i dont know him, just happened to find the pic when i was trying to see how the sport wheels would look on the car.

    I like the TL-s wheels more though, gain the extra width with almost no weight gain per wheel, the sport wheels are heavy as hell
     
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    so this happened today
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    now i need help, alignment is happening monday, but im not sure what specs i should go for. Right now front camber is sitting close to 0, i have the potential to go up to -1.5 according to the adjustment bolts. Rear suspension is pretty much fixed cause i couldnt get the camber arms out a couple years ago

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    @Nix @squiggy HELP!
     
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    The car looks great! I was just thinking the other day I should have bought a v6 6 spd accord
     
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    redshift has a list of suggested settings for various driving conditions here that's helpful -

    http://www.redshiftmotorsports.com/RedShift06CivicTech.htm
     
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    Put the front camber just over -1. If they can get both sides even to -1.2/-1.3 or so it will help a ton. You shouldn't get too much tire wear from it either. Going to the full -1.5 isn't that much more of a stretch. For the once a year dragon run, maybe run a little less for the DD stuff. I run -1.2F, wear seems fine and it helps not kill the outer shoulder.

    EDIT: If you're running "soft" all seasons I would go the full -1.5. You'll put more wear on those tires in the upcoming weekend than you will in a year of normal driving.
     
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    im on the conti extreme contact dws tires so yea theyre kinda soft
     
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    I'd pump some extra air in those things. They have crazy soft sidewalls
     
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    Yeah. I'm not doing those again with the sidewalls as they are.
     
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    I've got the revised dws06, I keep them up around 40 but I think the sidewall is firmer than the original dws tires
     
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    Watch the "cupping" with the high PSI. I wrecked my RE-11's running 35psi continuously on the Civic. The shoulders are fine and the centers are run down. I'm shocked to be honest but man, yea, -1.5 and run recommended PSI unless you're at the Dragon. Check hot/cold down there. They gain a lot of pressure from the heat. Your car is heavy + power. I bet you end up over 40psi if you run close to 35 cold.
     
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    I drove this car at the dragon, it was magnificent, a sportbike had to pull off and let us go.....how embarassing.

    @sonej4 has some video footage of the Accord dancing around the dragon.
     
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    But would a sportbike had to pull over if @ethlar was driving? :hiding: :popcorn:
     
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    only if i had the headlights on
     
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