I live in California mayn it never gets hotter than like 80* Haha. The weighted knob feels great. I ordered some cheap ass suede shift boot probably from China. $10.00. I plan on re-doing the boot myself soon. I was bored and ordered some junk. My car is not perfect either it has almost more tiny scratches and imperfections than I can stand. But when it’s clean and from 4+ ft away it’s hard to even notice. Tomorrow I’ll be finding the tool to use the tap to clean the threads on my IAA thermos valve. I contacted Ktuned and they sent me a free kit for what happend. They were super nice, customer/tech support is awesome. I’ll be installing the steel oil pan and flush coolant, and also adjust sway bar and figure out why my exhaust is banging on something at start up. Yes I read all the Q300 threads about it.
cheap $10.00 boot off eBay. They claimed it was suede. Surprise half of it was leather. Made it impossible to fit.
the locking nut didn’t allow enough threads for the knob to spin down enough. The boots metal ring was really deep. It’s robbery they can even claim figment for an RSX. I measured the threads on the boot vs OEM. Not even a match. The new boot was shorter in heights and rounder in diameter. I had to cut the boot myself and try to rig it in. Horrible hour of time spent. But I conquered it. It looks nasty. But for now it will do. Hopefully I’ll get a locking nut that’s shorter so I can fit the knob on and not have the boot sag down even more. Anyways , just temporary. Will eventually buy a boot that fits
There’s a diy on the site I believe. You take rear hatch plastics off and remove your wiper motor assembly and then unscrew the wiper. I bought the password Jdm kit I recommend it. Also about the shift boot ... you literally open your cup holder and pull up on the panel, twist your shift knob off first and the boot and the plastic around it comes out. Then you literally pull your shift boot out of the staples and it comes out. Videos on you tube and diy on site.
seeing a few interesting build threads on here so inspired me to make one since build threads is a lost art on the internet these days. so for the few that will look at it here you go.
2003 DC5 @teasp000n
SHG dipstick retainer
Hardrace motor mounts
Well boys the day has finally come. I had to let my rsx-s go. It was one of the best cars I've ever owned. Never broke down , 100% reliable. I had 5 cars and had to let her go. I recently added a 2009 si , and a few days ago I just picked up a 99 eclipse gst spyder. I'll share both cars on...
Recent pics as of 2017 after all the upgrades
and so it began in 2015:lift:
Fortune Auto 500 series coilovers
Ingalls rear camber kit
Front coils with radial bearings
Out with the Old
In with the New