Flights 97 Ex build thread

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  1. webby
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    so just the wilwood up front I'm guessing... since you just did the rear rotors?
     
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    yeah its just the front kit. they make a big brake kit for the rear but i thought that was a bit overkil.
     
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    Calipers came in. I got the chance to weigh one of the new ones last night. Looks like there about 2.5-3lbs each. I will weigh the stock one when I get it off the car.
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    These found their way on the car over my extended weekend. Also replaced the rear wheel bearings since I wasn't happy with them.
     
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    Got and installed a set of Skunk2 Pro series plus front control arms since doing some at home measurement as best I could tell I was running over -3° all around. Made a cheap camber measuring tool using a scrap piece of wood and some screws and did a home alignment to get things back to a more reasonable range.

    Currently sitting around -1.5° in the front and -2.0° in the rear. wanted to pull more camber out of the rear but I'm afraid if I do the back tires will rub since the fenders are not rolled.

    Haven't had a chance to drive the car after install to see if it feels better since I don't want to drive all of my nice new parts through all the melting snow and heaps of salt.
     
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    Finally got around to replacing my bent power steering pump pulley and replacing the belt. It was some random belt we found off a Mitsubishi eclipse that we had laying around that just happened to fit.

    Now I'm trying to figure out why the car looses battery charge over the course of 2 weeks. Struggling to figure out if its a voltage draw even when the car is off, which would be odd since I didn't have the issue before and I haven't changed anything electrical recently, or if the failing alternator caused the battery to go bad as well. Current battery is 3 years old.

    Unfortunately I don't think the car will be ready for the first autocross of the season next month. I don't have anywhere near enough money saved to get the car tuned and I don't know enough about Hondata or engine tuning to take a preliminary crack at it myself.
     
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    Check the interior lights for current draw. Had a friend recently with an older accord that was eating batteries. Turned out be a short in one of the visor mirror lights that didn't work anymore.

    Kickass progress though man!
     
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    Only interior light is the dome light, which doesn't work anymore unless you physically turn the switch on. I'll still hit it with the multimeter though.
     
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    Turns out battery was just junk. Replaced with an optima yellow top. Car is pretty much just waiting to be tuned at this point.
     
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    Some new parts got installed over the weekend. ASR subframe brace and 24mm bar.
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    Old stock 14mm integra bar for comparison.
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    wow its been a minute since i posted an update in here.

    Spent some time and revised my intake design to get the air filter out of the engine bay. Waiting on word back from a tuning shop but it looks like professional tuning is finally in this things future.
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    Also installed some aftermarket goodies to keep me planted when i do finally get this thing to an autocross.

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    I'm pm'n u question. Forgot u had a thread. Lol.
     
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    Waiting on the tuning shop to finish up with some last minute issues we ran into, then I should have some numbers and maybe a graph.
     
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    Good to see an old civi on the dyno.
     
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    :iorun:results? nope... now? nope... check back in a minute... oh man come on! Where's it at!!!
     
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