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This might be the last interior upgrade for my RSX. Saw some carbon fiber wheels on other cars and decided to see if I could get one for the rsx and s2000 (both share the same steering wheel base)

ZenCarbonfiber said they could get it done so I opted for them. No core charge or core required.

For the rsx I chose standard carbon fiber, s2000 got forged carbon. Both with black perforated leather, black stitching. They had other options for leather, stitching, shape of the wheel, and center marker.

Took about 12 weeks to receive the order. Outside of one small blemish on the rsx wheel I was very impressed with both wheels. Had excess epoxy in a section of the leather, got most of it off the surface with rubbing alcohol, but there's some under the leather which might come out over time.

Wheel is noticeably thicker, carbon fiber has no seams around the rim and, fit seems perfect. Very satisfied with this purchase.
 

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That is some player sh*t buddy. I dig it. Thank you for sharing the photos and the company that does the work. It looks like a racing steering wheel from a NSX or something.
 

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Steering wheel looks dope. Not sure about the placement of the gauges though...
 

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Steering wheel looks dope. Not sure about the placement of the gauges though...
agreed. I deleted my sterio and have a carbon fiber panel block off plate. I am drilling five 2-1/16" holes and a hole for hazard button for gauges.

I know you didn't ask, I am forcing information on you lol...
 

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agreed. I deleted my sterio and have a carbon fiber panel block off plate. I am drilling five 2-1/16" holes and a hole for hazard button for gauges.

I know you didn't ask, I am forcing information on you lol...
Haha. I don't mind.

But yeah, I think your way makes sense. For me (and for this guy...I think), I'm after more of a DD-capable, weekend fun kind of build. If I was doing gauges, I'd put them on the pillar. Very typical spot, but for good reason. You can monitor them while keeping eyes on the road. This guy has both blocked off his cupholder and mounted the gauges so far out of eyesight to where he would need to take his eyes off the road to be able to take a look at them.
 

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Haha. I don't mind.

But yeah, I think your way makes sense. For me (and for this guy...I think), I'm after more of a DD-capable, weekend fun kind of build. If I was doing gauges, I'd put them on the pillar. Very typical spot, but for good reason. You can monitor them while keeping eyes on the road. This guy has both blocked off his cupholder and mounted the gauges so far out of eyesight to where he would need to take his eyes off the road to be able to take a look at them.
I used to have the pillar gauges in my EP3. liked it. With my DC5 it is black and interior is black and it has insane factory tented windows. I am going with the stealth look where the gauges cannot be seen from the outside of the car. Since I already removed the sterio and speakers for part of the weight reduction, I figured I would make use of the spot. My interior is gutted, no sound proofing, and I like hearing every rock or pebble under the car. It has a different feel with 4 Hasport mounts, after doing some 9,000 rpm gear pulls the noise from the rocks, engine, exhaust, are all part of the experience for me. I have a Toyota Highlander for a daily driver, which actually moves out fast for what it is.

BTW, I have been clearing the spammers and scammers off the forum like a mug. I find alot of your work for the forum as I dig through older threads looking for spam inserts and checking edits. You are very good at calling them out over the years. Thank you
 

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I used to have the pillar gauges in my EP3. liked it. With my DC5 it is black and interior is black and it has insane factory tented windows. I am going with the stealth look where the gauges cannot be seen from the outside of the car. Since I already removed the sterio and speakers for part of the weight reduction, I figured I would make use of the spot. My interior is gutted, no sound proofing, and I like hearing every rock or pebble under the car. It has a different feel with 4 Hasport mounts, after doing some 9,000 rpm gear pulls the noise from the rocks, engine, exhaust, are all part of the experience for me. I have a Toyota Highlander for a daily driver, which actually moves out fast for what it is.

BTW, I have been clearing the spammers and scammers off the forum like a mug. I find alot of your work for the forum as I dig through older threads looking for spam inserts and checking edits. You are very good at calling them out over the years. Thank you
What durometer are your Hasport mounts? I have 62A in mine. They were actually a little rougher than I thought they were going to be for being labeled as "street" grade. But that's okay. Like you, I actually enjoy the roughness. I also have another vehicle for daily driving, so the RSX is my pleasure car.

And you're welcome for the spam call-outs! Ha! :D
 

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Haha. I don't mind.

But yeah, I think your way makes sense. For me (and for this guy...I think), I'm after more of a DD-capable, weekend fun kind of build. If I was doing gauges, I'd put them on the pillar. Very typical spot, but for good reason. You can monitor them while keeping eyes on the road. This guy has both blocked off his cupholder and mounted the gauges so far out of eyesight to where he would need to take his eyes off the road to be able to take a look at them.
the gauges are for oil, don't need to stare at them while driving, I don't have a turbo setup and don't plan on a turbo setup and I don't like pillar gauges. I still have a center cupholder and if I need to I can mount my modifry cupholder like I had in my turbo civic or s2000. For the S it rests on the support beam, and held by 2 screws. Holds cups perfectly and doesn't block much. It was pretty much in the same spot when I had the civic, keeps cups out of the way, never have a chance of them spilling on the center console and they hold any sized drink.

It folds up as well and no one can tell it's aftermarket unless I mention it.

 

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What durometer are your Hasport mounts? I have 62A in mine. They were actually a little rougher than I thought they were going to be for being labeled as "street" grade. But that's okay. Like you, I actually enjoy the roughness. I also have another vehicle for daily driving, so the RSX is my pleasure car.

And you're welcome for the spam call-outs! Ha! :D
The rear engine mount is 70-72A b/c the engine moves back on accelaration. The rest are 62A. Has a race car feel to it.
 

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the gauges are for oil, don't need to stare at them while driving, I don't have a turbo setup and don't plan on a turbo setup and I don't like pillar gauges. I still have a center cupholder and if I need to I can mount my modifry cupholder like I had in my turbo civic or s2000. For the S it rests on the support beam, and held by 2 screws. Holds cups perfectly and doesn't block much. It was pretty much in the same spot when I had the civic, keeps cups out of the way, never have a chance of them spilling on the center console and they hold any sized drink.

It folds up as well and no one can tell it's aftermarket unless I mention it.

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Ah, yes...the rear center console cup holder where you have to very awkwardly reach back to grab your drink? XD

But hey, whatever works for you, brother. To each their own.
 
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