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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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Haha, yeah, probably won't be a lot more long road trips. But a LSD is definitely on my list. Thanks for the link. I got it early in the game. :thumbsup:

Next is getting the header on.

Can't figure out why my profile pic doesn't show in my replies...whatevers.
As you’re finding out the RSX is a pretty dependable ride even with some serous mods. Lucky for us after 14 years the RSX’s body lines are still in style. My RSX has 185K miles on the odometer but she still turns heads and is respected buy newer cars with twice as many cylinders. Enjoy tweaking RSX to fit your style.
I get props often, usually from younger guys. It's a classic, timeless body style. Being an older guy I think the only hold up is being fwd but I grew up driving GTO's and 442's so.... :hb::hb:
I know how you feel. Back in my younger days I use to race a Z28. Now I enjoy squeezing out enough WHP from a two liter engine that makes drivers of newer muscle cars feel like they just bought a lemon. Check out the short clip on YouTube “RSX Type S SC E83” of me testing out my RSX in my driveway.
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