Mikey's 2001 V6 Coupe

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Just a quick update:

AC stopped working. Not sure if it's something as simple as a fuse or if it's gonna need a recharge or even a compressor. Trying to get that smoothed out as its getting hotter by the day, lol.
Alignment check showed, if I remember, rear toe or camber was out. I have a decent pull to the left, so that's also on my list.
Threw the short ram back on. I hate that thing, lol. Love the sound but it's red, broken, and I don't like the mounting job I had to rig. I've seen and found AEM v2 online, I'm just justifying the expense.
Got my SIs back in as well. May be my last season with these tires. They're getting pretty low and are about due for replacement. I like the Hankooks I put on the GFs car so I may go that route.

Otherwise, nothing new. :thumbsup:
 

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Nice, I've been wanting to try Hankook as they seem to have a positive rep. Been so happy with Bridgestone though I've had a hard time straying away.

I thought you already had an AEM V2. I was thinking I remembered riding in your car in Chicago and it sounding uhmazing.
 

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No v2, just a no-name short ram with a hole and no mounting arm, lol.

Other than the v12, I hadn't heard about any other hankook tire. Hers are the ventus s1 noble2. Had a good price, have had great wear and are an asymmetrical all-season. I'll still do my research beforehand, just in case, but I like the way they ride so I'll have to try not to be biased, lol.
 

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Just a little update; new tires and new OE lugs. Old tires were Continental DW, new ones are the DWS06. It's been raining a lot lately so I've only had wet tests but they handle great. Steering response is very predictable, road noise is very quiet, and ride is good. Old lugs were old and tired so I picked up a chrome OEM set. Debating a colored set but IDK. We'll see.
Fob quit on me. Tried the battery to no avail. I'm thinking contacts or just old and busted, lol. Gonna give an eBay set a try and hopefully they last and I can reprogram myself.
Not much else going on. Had to recharge the AC the other week. Gotta keep it cool. :cool:
 

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Are your magnaflows loud ? I have some blitzkrieg and I can't find them glad they were on the car when I bought it they don't make loud noise and sound super smooth
 

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It's a full cat-back system. I love them. My hopes are that I'll be able to have magnaflow on my next car as well. They have a lovely rumble at start up and idle but don't drone and aren't overly loud at higher speeds.
 

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Ordered a couple of used fobs the other day and they finally came in. Took me a few times but I got one programmed as my backup and the other went into my switchblade. I've had this car for 5 years exactly and this is the first time I've had more than one key and fob, lol.
 
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No real updates. Running the DWS06 through the winter since it's a new version of the DWS, and a UHP all-season, I wanna see how it fares.

No mod/parts updates. Was picking up EMI on my SIRIUS, from the headlights so I installed some ferrite beads. Problem went away. Last time my car was in the shop they tested the battery and said although it tested low for it's capacity, it tested fine for the vehicle. Well, here lately, when I turn on my headlights, and I have the AC/heat on, it flickers. Not sure if it's draw from the lights or if that battery is the culprit. Winter's upon us but it's still relatively mild and doesn't get too cold here but I'll still keep an eye on it. worst case, I have to buy a new battery. Interstate ftw, lol.

No real, new plans either. Mods list is about it. With the house and other financial issues, I find myself struggling to spend more than what's necessary on the car. It's fun and I still enjoy driving it but I just keep finding myself wanting something more. IDK if I need more doors or if I want more power and RWD (i.e; G8). I dunno.
 

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I'm in the same boat...I enjoy driving the accord, but i want something with more power, more doors, and more presentable....I see a TL-S 6spd in my future lol
 

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I'm DYING for a G8. I want a GT bad but they're still pricey. Ive seen the v6's for less, and the more and more I think about it, the more I may end up going that route. I have a heavy foot so a RWD v8 is not only gonna do me bad on gas but in the winter time, or any time really, I'm liable to do something stupid and wrap it around a pole or other vehicle. I really DONT want to go with the v6 but Id still get what I want out of the G8, just without the big v8.
 
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