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  1. Problems & Solutions RSX
    I replaced both lower ball joint earlier and upon tightening the castle nut, it went past the cotter pin hole and squished the ball joint rubber boot. I can still turn the castle nut easily. Do I keep tightening until I can't anymore and then torque to spec?
  2. General RSX Discussion
    Hey guys. I just finished installing the Revo short shift kit. So far so good, I only took a short drive with it so I'll give it a few days before deciding if it was a good investment or not :) Anyway, one thing I noticed is that I expected it to take out a lot of the play in the shifter. It...
  3. Transmission & Drive Train RSX
    I hand tightened it and went back to it 5 min later and saw oil so I figured it was not tight enough and bam...hair line crack below the bolt area...my shop can't guarantee anything or tell me anything. They said a weld is an option but probably won't do...worst scenario is finding a case....:( fml
  4. Suspension, Chassis & Brakes
    I recently bought 2 piece wheels that were missing some rivets. How tight should rivets be on a wheel? Should i torque it? Im going to be taking my car to the track, I wouldnt want my wheels to fall off. Does anyone know where I can get rivets similar to the rivets on BBS wheels? Thanks. Heres...
  5. Wheels & Tires
    I recently bought 2 piece wheels that were missing some rivets. How tight should rivets be on a wheel? Should i torque it? Im going to be taking my car to the track and i wouldnt want my wheels to fall off. Does anyone know where I can get rivets similar to the rivets on BBS wheels? Thanks...
  6. Supercharging RSX
    I just got my JRSC street version installed. I searched and did a couple of test. Basically my belt needs to be tightened. I searched and didnt find what i wanted to see. Does anyone have pics of tightening the belt? Also i have "chatter" or noise coming from under my hood when in gear. It...
  7. Problems & Solutions RSX
    so im having an issue with my front sway bar endlinks. im not able to tighten the nuts on both the driver and passenger side endlink. i notice that it just spins and spins...even the thread spins. anyone know whats up?
  8. All Motor RSX
    FYI: am using a NEW Cylinder head bolts When I was tightening the cylinder head bolt AFTER torquing it down to 29 lbs/ft.. The first 90 degree turn went great, the second 90 degree turn went great BUT the third 90 degree MAKE a noise (like a screech sound) for ONLY ONE of the bolts the rest...
  9. Problems & Solutions RSX
    What's up? Got some dc sports headers the other day for my 2002 base model. Did everything by the instructions. It said to use the same bolts I took out of the stock manifold on the new headers. So when I went to bolt it back up I used all the thread but their is still about half an inch to an...
  10. Wheels & Tires
    I got red rays lugs for christmas and as i put the first one on i noticed that i chipped the paint of it i was like uhhhh is that supposed to happen? tried another lug, same shit. i payed 120 for them so im not trying to ruin them, how can i tighten them and loosen them up with out always...
  11. Transmission & Drive Train RSX
    How do I tighten the clutch?
  12. Supercharging RSX
    Hey all I should know this by now but how long do you guys wait till you start to tighten your belts, and how do you determin what is tight and what is loose. I put a new belt on my car less then 200km and it shredded, before anyone ask yes my pulleys are aligned up. I believe the belt was on...
  13. Problems & Solutions RSX
    well i THINK my hood latch is a little on the loose side, causing it to make a little clunk whenever i hit some bump i worked on my car yesterday and thought it was a suspension part dbl checked my coils, subframe, swaybar, anything that would make a sound when going over a bump everything was...
  14. Problems & Solutions RSX
    My dad and I put the exhaust on about a week ago, my question is, can i bring the tip closer to the bumper? make it a little more tight. I go underneath it and push up to see if it can go up, but its pretty stiff. http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t158/gloxin/ I see alotta other ppls...
  15. Transmission & Drive Train RSX
    Someone give me a good step by step on how to do this correctly. It is near impossible to get a wrench in there. Thanks.
  16. Bolt-On Basics: RSX (Base)
    I heard from somewhere that you can tighten the throttle cable on a base model and get a little bit more response out of it. Is there a tutorial anywhere to do this, or can someone explain it?
  17. Exterior Mods RSX
    Hey, i just painted my calipers, but now i am afraid that when i put on the wheels i might undertorque or overtorque the bolts. I don't have a torque wrench so i don't know if i put them on tight enough. Could this be a big problem, or just a precaution i should take into account??
  18. Exterior Mods RSX
    Does anyone know the recommended torque rating for tightening down the bolts on a CF hood? My CF hood did not come with any directions, and I would hate to over tighten them and crack the hood. Any help or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks
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