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Old fart w/ a NHB 2003 Type-S

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Old guy, retired but not dead, decided to get a new hobby and picked up a one owner, 50-something old single lady, Type-S w/ 210K on it. Runs like a top w/ exception of 3rd gear being fussy and needing a little extra attention when shifting.

Can't believe how much I've learned in just a few weeks reading thru threads. Great site, guys!

Want an eventual look that is more subtle/sleeper w/ as many oem, or related, parts as possible. Just ordered a Mugen Sport Suspension and picked up some '04 TL-S rims that were chromed, 17x8 +45. Gonna wait to see how the susp kit looks before deciding what spacers I might want.

Next will probably replace a lot of bushings and usual high mileage things. If anyone knows of any well known problems w/ hi mile 2003 please let me know.

Eventually want a K24 franken w/ aftercooler CTE around 250-300 hp for a street enthusiast ride.

Looking forward to seeing the stance on the Mugen kit.

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Hello all, long time lurker 1st post.

If anyone knows of any well known problems w/ hi mile 2003 please let me know.
I recently picked up an 02 140k km / 90k mi. I've had to replace the ball joints in the control arms, the brake rotors, and the knock sensor. The OEM shocks are said to be good for 80k Km mine will be replaced soon.

Interesting fyi is that the auto shop I frequent has a restaurant next door and the owner had a Type-S he tracked for a long time. I was told that the auto shop more or less annually replaced the knock sensor for the guy.

Something to consider.

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