Richard's '03 CL-S 6MT

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Thanks, Taseen! Sometimes, I hear people saying that the later J-series motors made after J32's in the year around '03+ are pretty much drive by wire, and those cars tend to have a little annoying throttle hang, when you let off the gas, which feels kind of bad. Maybe that's something you're experiencing? But I've seen both stock 3G TLS6 vs 2G CLS6 being a dead heat, too though. I hear that the J32a2 is the best motor to build it, but it lacks the ECU tuning. Overall, the J32a2 is a great motor for the lighter 6GA; it's a match made in heaven -- a heavenly winning power-weight ratio. Oh, how about chipping your TL with Hondata or something then? That might be fun, if it's compatible.:driving:

Yep the DBW is something I'm not the biggest fan of. The throttle automatically adjusts based on how you drive and if you're doing city driving it adjusts accordingly and gets sluggish. There's a quick throttle relearn I do weekly now that peps the car back up. I think I'll do a pedal commander first before Hondata since there's a $400 difference and the TL will be mostly stock minus an Endless RPM exhaust I preordered and some aesthetic mods.

I also finally unboxed my supercharger I bought back in 2018 lol. I'll throw that on next spring once I'm sure the swap is running smoothly without CELs. Might just run it with the ESM piggybag or considering going Haltech since AEM discontiued the ecu for our cars.

Question about your 3.7 IM....do you have the IMRC wired up? I pulled the IMRC Module box out of my CL to put into my Accord to keep the IMRC working factory-like, I was wondering if you rewired that box to work with the 3.7 manifold.
 

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Yep the DBW is something I'm not the biggest fan of. The throttle automatically adjusts based on how you drive and if you're doing city driving it adjusts accordingly and gets sluggish. There's a quick throttle relearn I do weekly now that peps the car back up. I think I'll do a pedal commander first before Hondata since there's a $400 difference and the TL will be mostly stock minus an Endless RPM exhaust I preordered and some aesthetic mods.

I also finally unboxed my supercharger I bought back in 2018 lol. I'll throw that on next spring once I'm sure the swap is running smoothly without CELs. Might just run it with the ESM piggybag or considering going Haltech since AEM discontiued the ecu for our cars.

Question about your 3.7 IM....do you have the IMRC wired up? I pulled the IMRC Module box out of my CL to put into my Accord to keep the IMRC working factory-like, I was wondering if you rewired that box to work with the 3.7 manifold.
Sounds like I don't get to deal with those electronically haha.

GL with the SC. Yea I sometimes forget to inspect my ordered parts, after a few months, too haha. Luckily, they've all been okay when I opened them lol.

IMRC.. Mani runner control? I'm not sure if I let the shop worked on that tbh.. All I have something a bit different than factory by my J37 IM is that I have an intake temperature sensor hanging outside, waiting to be installed into the intake tube in the future. There's also an wire plug from the J37 IM that it doesn't require to be installed on my motor, so that's also hanging in the bay. I forget what it was called tho lol. Maybe that's what you're talking about??




Updated the list as I had a rear brake caliper & the driver side HID ballast replaced!


Engine Bay / Performance:
* '04 - '06 Acura TL Base Starter Motor
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 I.M. Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL J37 I.M.
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* DC Sports Stainless Steel Performance Headers (Custom Bent)
* Denso Alternator
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Exedy OEM Spec Clutch
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* Innovative Mounts OEM Spec Engine Mounts
* Luk OEM Spec Flywheel
* Magnaflow OEM Grade Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 T.B. to J37 I.M. Adaptor
* Tanabe Revel Medallion Touring-S Cat-Back Exhausts System

Suspension / Footwork:
* Falken Pro G5 All Season High Performance Front Tires ----- New!!
* Falken Sincera SN250 All Season Grand-Touring Rear Tires ----- New!!
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint
* Unbranded Power Steering Rack + Endlinks

Exterior / Cosmetics:
* Debadged Type-S Emblem (Fell off) lol

Interior:
* JDM Air Fresheners
* Meguiar's Air Re-Fresher
* Weathertech All-Weather Universal Floor mats
* Two-layered Old Purple Rear & QP Window Films

Lighting:
* Stock

Electronics / I.C.E. / Misc.:
* Stock

Vehicle History Service Log:
-- 09/14/2002 5,110 mi General Service
-- 01/30/2003 9,931 mi Recommended mi service
-- 05/14/2003 14,963 mi General Service
-- 08/14/2003 19,156 mi General Service
-- 12/02/2003 23,560 mi General Service
-- 12/29/2003 24,686 mi Wheels & Tires checked
-- 03/08/2004 27,374 mi General Service
-- 10/20/2006 63,964 mi Braking Service
-- 06/14/2007 72,773 mi Braking Service
-- 11/21/2007 79,037 mi Tires checked
-- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi General Service
-- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Maintenance inspection completed
-- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Exterior lights checked
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Tires balanced rotated & aligned
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Front brake rotors resurfaced
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Maintenance inspection completed
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Brakes checked
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Tires checked
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Electrical system checked
-- 02/07/2011 114,303 mi General Service
-- 11/29/2011 118,426 mi General Service
-- 03/15/2012 ???,??? mi General Service
-- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi General Service
-- 05/24/2013 125,872 mi General Service
-- 06/07/2013 ???,??? mi General Service
-- 03/07/2014 128,641 mi General Service
-- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Brake system bled
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi General Service
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Brake fluid changed
-- 07/09/2015 133,534 mi General Service
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi General Service
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Cooling, A/C and heating system serviced
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Coolant flushed/changed
-- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Recommended mi Service
-- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Drivability/performance checked
-- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi General Service
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle Body Cleaning
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Valve Clearance Adjustments
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Full Vehicle Inspection Service
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Clearance Re-Adjusted
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Resealed
-- 02/11/2021 144,627 mi Clutch & Brake fluid changed
-- 02/11/2021 144,627 mi Parking brake adjusted
-- 02/17/2021 144,628 mi Takata Driver Airbag Safety Recall Replacement
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder Head Pressure Test, Clean, and Machined
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Valve Clearance Adjustment
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Engine oil changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch fluid changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C recharged
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission Case resurfaced
-- 04/20/2023 154,857 mi Engine Oil changed
-- 06/29/2023 158,005 mi Engine Oil changed


Parts Replacement Log:
-- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi Exterior lights checked Light bulb(s) replaced
-- 02/01/2010 107,884 mi Engine/powertrain computer/module replaced
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Water pump & Timing belt replaced
-- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi Battery & light bulbs replaced
-- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Rear brake calipers replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front and Rear Brake Pads replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front Calipers replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Rear rotors replaced
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Heater control valve replaced
-- 07/27/2020 143,460 mi Fuel Pump Relay replaced
-- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi EGR Valve replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle body gaskets
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle position sensor gasket
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hardware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Gasket
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi A/C belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Camshaft Seal Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Crankshaft Seals Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt tensioner Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Fuel Injectors Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Idler Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Oil Pressure Switch Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Spool Valve Filter Housing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Tensioner Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Timing Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Flywheel Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Motor mounts & Brackets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission mount Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder head bolts Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Camshaft thrust covers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Thermostat sensor switch o-ring Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Head gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Intake Manifold Plenum Gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Spark Plugs Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Fuel Rails + Sealing Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Injector base gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Starter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Alternator Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C Compressor Replaced (*USED)
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Crankshaft Pulley Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts Manifold Headers & A-pipe Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts manifold gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pan with Hondabond sealing Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pump front main oil seal Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder block rear main oil seal & plate Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Catalytic converter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts system piping & mufflers + hangers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Power steering rack & outer tie rod ends Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Passenger Motor mount Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Upper & Lower radiator Hoses Replaced
-- 05/25/2023 156,699 mi Tires Replaced (*TWO USED)
-- 05/25/2023 156,699 mi Wheels Aligned
-- 06/22/2023 157,665 mi Rear Left Brake caliper replaced
-- 06/22/2023 157,665 mi Rear Brake pads replaced
-- 06/29/2023 158,003 mi Driver's side HID ballast replaced (*USED)


Vehicle Condition Remarks: Updated:06/30/2023
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  3. Struts ----- Weak.
  4. Passenger's Seat Recliner ----- Stuck.
  5. CD Player ----- N/A.
  6. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.
  7. Brake fluid ----- dark.

Replacement parts at the motor swap:

– Axle Seals
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????


Accord parts to keep at the motor swap:
– Thermostat
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers
– Denso Odyssey Alternator
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket
– Engine Mounting Bracket
– A/C Compressor



CL parts to extract at the motor swap:
– Motor & Transmission + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Rear brake caliper(s)
– Fuse box
– Keys
 

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Sometimes, I hear people saying that the later J-series motors made after J32's in the year around '03+ are pretty much drive by wire, and those cars tend to have a little annoying throttle hang, when you let off the gas, which feels kind of bad. Maybe that's something you're experiencing? But I've seen both stock 3G TLS6 vs 2G CLS6 being a dead heat, too though. I hear that the J32a2 is the best motor to build it, but it lacks the ECU tuning. Overall, the J32a2 is a great motor for the lighter 6GA; it's a match made in heaven -- a heavenly winning power-weight ratio. Oh, how about chipping your TL with Hondata or something then? That might be fun, if it's compatible.:driving:

Wow, some activity. And here I thought this site was dormant.

Rev hang is a thing with the j37 dbw tb upgrade. But, ktuner can pretty much take care of it. I have ktuner 91 octane flash on my 8th gen accord with pcds, j pipe, j37 manifold, j37 tb and CAI. It's not that fast compared to my 6th gen, but its decent compared to stock.


Yep the DBW is something I'm not the biggest fan of. The throttle automatically adjusts based on how you drive and if you're doing city driving it adjusts accordingly and gets sluggish. There's a quick throttle relearn I do weekly now that peps the car back up. I think I'll do a pedal commander first before Hondata since there's a $400 difference and the TL will be mostly stock minus an Endless RPM exhaust I preordered and some aesthetic mods.

I also finally unboxed my supercharger I bought back in 2018 lol. I'll throw that on next spring once I'm sure the swap is running smoothly without CELs. Might just run it with the ESM piggybag or considering going Haltech since AEM discontiued the ecu for our cars.

Question about your 3.7 IM....do you have the IMRC wired up? I pulled the IMRC Module box out of my CL to put into my Accord to keep the IMRC working factory-like, I was wondering if you rewired that box to work with the 3.7 manifold.

butterflies on the newer j37 and j35 manifolds can be wired up. I blocked my imrc off on the 6th gen, and removed the butterflies cuz they're only for part throttle.

And the reason EMS series 2 is discontinued is because of Holly. Thankfully I got mine well ahead of time. Although fuel tech is becoming more prevalent.

Esm on a sc is basically a piggy back that keeps the map from going over the max voltage before limp mode. There is really no tuning going on.

I had a 07 type s tl 6spd for a year and half before I got bored. Pretty slow imho. Don't do pedal commander, get ktuner or hondata. You'll have a lot more flexability with a reflash. Realistically the best mod is a j37a1 swap. Perhaps I would've kept mine if it had a j37.

I do have a TLX v6 aspec for the family car, but its AT and I dont really like 4 doors. Sad that there's no more v6 6spd coupes from honda and acura any more. Sure there's the exotic NSX, but its way too pricey.
 

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Sounds like I don't get to deal with those electronically haha.

GL with the SC. Yea I sometimes forget to inspect my ordered parts, after a few months, too haha. Luckily, they've all been okay when I opened them lol.

IMRC.. Mani runner control? I'm not sure if I let the shop worked on that tbh.. All I have something a bit different than factory by my J37 IM is that I have an intake temperature sensor hanging outside, waiting to be installed into the intake tube in the future. There's also an wire plug from the J37 IM that it doesn't require to be installed on my motor, so that's also hanging in the bay. I forget what it was called tho lol. Maybe that's what you're talking about??

Yeah the Manifold Runner control. The J37 manifold does have butterflies but its a diff setup from the J32. The J32 IMRC uses a motor with a cable that opens and shuts the valve whereas the J37 IMRC has a motor that runs a signal from the ECU to open it and a separate signal to close. Most people that wired it up would have it activate once and the valve stays open since there's no signal being sen tto the J37 mani telling it to close. If I recall correctly most people just reverse polarity and set the manifold open when installing it...which results in a loss of torque at low RPM, but some people say it's neglible whereas others say it's a night and day difference if they get it working.


Wow, some activity. And here I thought this site was dormant.

Rev hang is a thing with the j37 dbw tb upgrade. But, ktuner can pretty much take care of it. I have ktuner 91 octane flash on my 8th gen accord with pcds, j pipe, j37 manifold, j37 tb and CAI. It's not that fast compared to my 6th gen, but its decent compared to stock.

butterflies on the newer j37 and j35 manifolds can be wired up. I blocked my imrc off on the 6th gen, and removed the butterflies cuz they're only for part throttle.

And the reason EMS series 2 is discontinued is because of Holly. Thankfully I got mine well ahead of time. Although fuel tech is becoming more prevalent.

Esm on a sc is basically a piggy back that keeps the map from going over the max voltage before limp mode. There is really no tuning going on.

I had a 07 type s tl 6spd for a year and half before I got bored. Pretty slow imho. Don't do pedal commander, get ktuner or hondata. You'll have a lot more flexability with a reflash. Realistically the best mod is a j37a1 swap. Perhaps I would've kept mine if it had a j37.

Glad to see you still pop around here 619. I see you when I lurk around on Acurazine most of these days. Richard's thread is what I come back to this site for time to time lol.

Yeah the Type S doesn't really blow me away but it's plenty fun for a daily commuter and gets like 25-27 mpg commuting which isn't bad. I wasn't planning on modding the TL much so I don't really feel I can justify the price for a Ktuner/Hondata in addition to a tune. You really think a reflash would be worth it? I'd probably get Richie's Long tube J pipe, CAI, and go down the port and polish hole if I went with Ktuner/Hondata to maximize the tune efficiency.
 

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Yeah the Manifold Runner control. The J37 manifold does have butterflies but its a diff setup from the J32. The J32 IMRC uses a motor with a cable that opens and shuts the valve whereas the J37 IMRC has a motor that runs a signal from the ECU to open it and a separate signal to close. Most people that wired it up would have it activate once and the valve stays open since there's no signal being sen tto the J37 mani telling it to close. If I recall correctly most people just reverse polarity and set the manifold open when installing it...which results in a loss of torque at low RPM, but some people say it's neglible whereas others say it's a night and day difference if they get it working.




Glad to see you still pop around here 619. I see you when I lurk around on Acurazine most of these days. Richard's thread is what I come back to this site for time to time lol.

Yeah the Type S doesn't really blow me away but it's plenty fun for a daily commuter and gets like 25-27 mpg commuting which isn't bad. I wasn't planning on modding the TL much so I don't really feel I can justify the price for a Ktuner/Hondata in addition to a tune. You really think a reflash would be worth it? I'd probably get Richie's Long tube J pipe, CAI, and go down the port and polish hole if I went with Ktuner/Hondata to maximize the tune efficiency.

Well, I can appreciate not wanting to do too much, kept my TLS pretty mild too : Clutchmasters stage 1 clutch (stock one is horrible), 3" generic CAI and Endless RPM jpipe. I will say, I had no noticeable gains with the j-pipe. My conclusion was that the stock pre cats are the limiting factor. Not only do the stock precats have a tight catalyst cell structure, the outlet is only 45mm (about 1 3/4"), the stock j pipe matches that on the inlet side. So, even if you enlarge the jpipe opening there is still a bottle neck with the precats. So to really benefit, one should do pcds/hfpcs and jpipe together.

I recently got rv6 pcds from someone parting out a 3g tl base. They have a 55mm exit. Not a huge difference, but it's the best can do with that gen for flow. I actually put them on a J37 mdx. It's a noticable improvement even with the stock jpipe.

Pedal commander or similar just alters the voltage signal to the ecu, to simulate mashing the gas to reduce lag. If that's all you want, I guess it would be fine.

The reason I recommended a reflash is more based on the ability to tweak more settings and disable stock cel codes/monitors. I have 2x v1.2 ktuners, one on the TLX and one on the 8th gen accord. The TLX had a lot of lag with the throttle stock, I also wanted to disable vcm and lower vtec so it made sense to get vs just pedal commander. The 8th gen is tuned for 87 from stock, and also had some rev hang with the j37 tb, so it also made sense to reflash. I lowered vtec on that one too.

Anyways, don't wanna cloud up this thread anymore, my bad OP.
 
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Wow, some activity. And here I thought this site was dormant.

Rev hang is a thing with the j37 dbw tb upgrade. But, ktuner can pretty much take care of it. I have ktuner 91 octane flash on my 8th gen accord with pcds, j pipe, j37 manifold, j37 tb and CAI. It's not that fast compared to my 6th gen, but its decent compared to stock.
Yea it's been like this for a few years.

I'm just glad that I don't need to go thru all of that to deal with the hang I don't get.:smokin:

Yeah the Manifold Runner control. The J37 manifold does have butterflies but its a diff setup from the J32. The J32 IMRC uses a motor with a cable that opens and shuts the valve whereas the J37 IMRC has a motor that runs a signal from the ECU to open it and a separate signal to close. Most people that wired it up would have it activate once and the valve stays open since there's no signal being sen tto the J37 mani telling it to close. If I recall correctly most people just reverse polarity and set the manifold open when installing it...which results in a loss of torque at low RPM, but some people say it's neglible whereas others say it's a night and day difference if they get it working.
Oh yeah, that butterfly valve thing from the J32. Well, it's no use, so it's not wired. I heard 90% ppl don't wire it, and it didn't seem to be worth it to me, so it got deleted and the port got capped / blocked off. My low-end does have a plenty of torque, of course, yet the acceleration is pretty solid throughout the whole RPM range. It even gets a bit more aggressive after vtec, too. It actually feels pretty good tbh; It feels like it wants to speed up like forever, especially on uphill, and I always end up letting it go off the pedal, so I won't get pulled over, and get a fat ass ticket lol.

Anyways, I'm glad that my thread is somehow still being useful or interesting to others besides me to this date haha. I am just, and will be, simply documenting my progress, and updating the lists 'n jobs done to my rides up here. I just don't want to lose track of what I am / will be doing to my cars haha. But sometimes I do feel like my thread is really becoming like a resume of a car. :rotflmao:



EDIT: (07/14/23)
I had a thermostat housing seeping out some coolant fluid recently. Considering I've done this already on my Accord before, I should have known this better, and replaced it at the time I had the radiator hoses replaced, which was not too long ago lol. Now that I have these cooling components renewed, I will not have to utilize my relatively new ones on my Accord when the motor swap happens. :Big Laugh: I was also suggested to replace the cap and the seal of the brake master cylinder's fluid reserve tank, since it's leaking internally. Updated the list in regard to these new changes.


Engine Bay / Performance:
* '04 - '06 Acura TL Base Starter Motor
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 I.M. Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL J37 I.M.
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* DC Sports Stainless Steel Performance Headers (Custom Bent)
* Denso Alternator
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Exedy OEM Spec Clutch
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* Innovative Mounts OEM Spec Engine Mounts
* Luk OEM Spec Flywheel
* Magnaflow OEM Grade Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 T.B. to J37 I.M. Adaptor
* Tanabe Revel Medallion Touring-S Cat-Back Exhausts System

Suspension / Footwork:
* Falken Pro G5 All Season High Performance Front Tires ----- New!!
* Falken Sincera SN250 All Season Grand-Touring Rear Tires ----- New!!
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint
* Unbranded Power Steering Rack + Endlinks

Exterior / Cosmetics:
* Debadged Type-S Emblem (Fell off) lol

Interior:
* JDM Air Fresheners
* Meguiar's Air Re-Fresher
* Weathertech All-Weather Universal Floor mats
* Two-layered Old Purple Rear & QP Window Films

Lighting:
* Stock

Electronics / I.C.E. / Misc.:
* Stock

Vehicle History Service Log:
-- 09/14/2002 5,110 mi General Service
-- 01/30/2003 9,931 mi Recommended mi service
-- 05/14/2003 14,963 mi General Service
-- 08/14/2003 19,156 mi General Service
-- 12/02/2003 23,560 mi General Service
-- 12/29/2003 24,686 mi Wheels & Tires checked
-- 03/08/2004 27,374 mi General Service
-- 10/20/2006 63,964 mi Braking Service
-- 06/14/2007 72,773 mi Braking Service
-- 11/21/2007 79,037 mi Tires checked
-- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi General Service
-- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Maintenance inspection completed
-- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Exterior lights checked
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Tires balanced rotated & aligned
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Front brake rotors resurfaced
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Maintenance inspection completed
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Brakes checked
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Tires checked
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Electrical system checked
-- 02/07/2011 114,303 mi General Service
-- 11/29/2011 118,426 mi General Service
-- 03/15/2012 ???,??? mi General Service
-- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi General Service
-- 05/24/2013 125,872 mi General Service
-- 06/07/2013 ???,??? mi General Service
-- 03/07/2014 128,641 mi General Service
-- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Brake system bled
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi General Service
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Brake fluid changed
-- 07/09/2015 133,534 mi General Service
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi General Service
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Cooling, A/C and heating system serviced
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Coolant flushed/changed
-- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Recommended mi Service
-- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Drivability/performance checked
-- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi General Service
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle Body Cleaning
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Valve Clearance Adjustments
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Full Vehicle Inspection Service
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Clearance Re-Adjusted
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Resealed
-- 02/11/2021 144,627 mi Clutch & Brake fluid changed
-- 02/11/2021 144,627 mi Parking brake adjusted
-- 02/17/2021 144,628 mi Takata Driver Airbag Safety Recall Replacement
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder Head Pressure Test, Clean, and Machined
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Valve Clearance Adjustment
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Engine oil changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch fluid changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C recharged
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission Case resurfaced
-- 04/20/2023 154,857 mi Engine Oil changed
-- 06/29/2023 158,005 mi Engine Oil changed
-- 07/23/2023 158,191 mi Brake fluid changed
-- 07/23/2023 158,191 mi Engine bay pressure washed


Parts Replacement Log:
-- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi Exterior lights checked Light bulb(s) replaced
-- 02/01/2010 107,884 mi Engine/powertrain computer/module replaced
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Water pump & Timing belt replaced
-- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi Battery & light bulbs replaced
-- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Rear brake calipers replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front and Rear Brake Pads replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front Calipers replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Rear rotors replaced
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Heater control valve replaced
-- 07/27/2020 143,460 mi Fuel Pump Relay replaced
-- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi EGR Valve replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle body gaskets
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle position sensor gasket
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hardware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Gasket
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi A/C belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Camshaft Seal Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Crankshaft Seals Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt tensioner Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Fuel Injectors Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Idler Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Oil Pressure Switch Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Spool Valve Filter Housing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Tensioner Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Timing Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Flywheel Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Motor mounts & Brackets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission mount Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder head bolts Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Camshaft thrust covers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Thermostat sensor switch o-ring Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Head gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Intake Manifold Plenum Gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Spark Plugs Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Fuel Rails + Sealing Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Injector base gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Starter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Alternator Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C Compressor Replaced (*USED)
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Crankshaft Pulley Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts Manifold Headers & A-pipe Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts manifold gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pan with Hondabond sealing Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pump front main oil seal Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder block rear main oil seal & plate Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Catalytic converter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts system piping & mufflers + hangers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Power steering rack & outer tie rod ends Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Passenger Motor mount Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Upper & Lower radiator Hoses Replaced
-- 05/25/2023 156,699 mi Tires Replaced (*TWO USED)
-- 05/25/2023 156,699 mi Wheels Aligned
-- 06/22/2023 157,665 mi Rear Left Brake caliper replaced
-- 06/22/2023 157,665 mi Rear Brake pads replaced
-- 06/29/2023 158,003 mi Driver's side HID ballast replaced (*USED)
-- 07/13/2023 158,191 mi Thermostat, Switch, & the cover replaced

Vehicle Condition Remarks: Updated:06/30/2023
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  3. Struts ----- Weak.
  4. Passenger's Seat Recliner ----- Stuck.
  5. CD Player ----- N/A.
  6. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.
  7. Brake fluid reservoir tank ----- leaking (inside).

Replacement parts at the motor swap:

– Axle Seals
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????


Accord parts to keep at the motor swap:
– Rear Cylinder Head Covers
– Denso Odyssey Alternator
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket
– Engine Mounting Bracket
– A/C Compressor



CL parts to extract at the motor swap:
– Motor & Transmission + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Rear brake caliper(s)
– Fuse box
– Keys
 
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Sil2DrV6

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Got a little update on a car (a change in condition lol). Well, she's been running like a champ over the summer this year, but I recently started to notice some vibrations on the car when it accelerates, particularly on a hill, around 45 - 50 mph on the 4th gear...

Before this, I've actually been feeling a little rough vibration on the slower / lower gears, too, but I thought it was coming from my worn out shocks, causing the ride feeling to be bumpier and stiffer.. So, my first thought was: "Damn it, it better not be the clutch, or the 4th gear... :eusa_wall:"

Decided to have car test driven by the shop. Until then, my mind was nothing but "How, where, why, and what TF could it be?" whenever I drove this car. After all, with all of my possible assumptions & researching, I figured there could be either bad tire surfaces, or bad drive shafts / axels. I was pretty sure that the tires weren't the cause, since they were recently checked out, and mounted fine. Hense, "It better be fucking drive shafts..." was my final guess.

Went to the shop today, and guess what? He told me that the shafts and axles are time to be replaced, since they have a little play within their assemblies. :rofl:

Felt kind of good that I was right about it lol. I was planning on renewing those sections next anyways, since they're part of the motor swap components, so I am super glad, and relieved, that it wasn't something else, like the clutch / the 4th gear or something, which was my biggest fear lol.

Come to think of it, I recall seeing the areas looking pretty rusty and ugly from the road salts used in the Eastcoast state, when I was rotating the tires a while ago. (She's from Indiana btw.) Plus, with this fresh motor spinning wheels, I must have been hitting the corner aggressively, like my Accord from time to time, and made the rusty suspension cry out for help now.


Engine Bay / Performance:
* '04 - '06 Acura TL Base Starter Motor
* '08 - '12 Honda Accord V6 AT J35 Intake Manifold Top Cover
* '09 - '14 Acura TL J37 Intake Manifold
* Bosch Icon Wiper Blades
* DC Sports Stainless Steel Headers (For AT CL/TL/AV6 Custom Bent)
* Denso Alternator
* Denso Ignition Coils
* Exedy OEM Spec Clutch
* Injen Technology Cold Air Intake
* Innovative Mounts OEM Spec Engine Mounts
* Luk OEM Spec Flywheel
* Magnaflow OEM Grade Direct-Fit Catalytic Converter
* P2R Power Rev Racing J32 Throttle body to J37 Intake Manifold Adaptor
* Tanabe Revel Medallion Touring-S Cat-Back Exhausts System

Suspension / Footwork:
* Falken Pro G5 All Season High Performance Front Tires
* Falken Sincera SN250 All Season Grand-Touring Rear Tires ----- New!!
* SPC Right Front OE Replacing Upper Ball Joint
* Unbranded Power Steering Rack + Endlinks

Exterior / Cosmetics:
* Debadged 3.2CL Type-S Emblem (Fell off) lol
* San Marino Pink Clear Coat Cancer lol

Interior:
* Custom Accessories Black Front Seat Covers
* JDM Air Fresheners
* JDM Front Seats Neck Pillows
* Meguiar's Air Re-Fresher (Applied)
* Weathertech All-Weather Universal Floor mats
* Two-layered Rear Window Films (Purpled & Bubbled) lol

Lighting:
* Stock

Electronics / I.C.E. / Misc.:
* Stock

Vehicle History Service Log:
-- 09/14/2002 5,110 mi General Service
-- 01/30/2003 9,931 mi Recommended mi service
-- 05/14/2003 14,963 mi General Service
-- 08/14/2003 19,156 mi General Service
-- 12/02/2003 23,560 mi General Service
-- 12/29/2003 24,686 mi Wheels & Tires checked
-- 03/08/2004 27,374 mi General Service
-- 10/20/2006 63,964 mi Braking Service
-- 06/14/2007 72,773 mi Braking Service
-- 11/21/2007 79,037 mi Tires checked
-- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi General Service
-- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Maintenance inspection completed
-- 04/09/2009 99,617 mi Exterior lights checked
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Tires balanced rotated & aligned
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Front brake rotors resurfaced
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Maintenance inspection completed
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Brakes checked
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Tires checked
-- 12/08/2010 113,690 mi Electrical system checked
-- 02/07/2011 114,303 mi General Service
-- 11/29/2011 118,426 mi General Service
-- 03/15/2012 ???,??? mi General Service
-- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi General Service
-- 05/24/2013 125,872 mi General Service
-- 06/07/2013 ???,??? mi General Service
-- 03/07/2014 128,641 mi General Service
-- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Brake system bled
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi General Service
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Brake fluid changed
-- 07/09/2015 133,534 mi General Service
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi General Service
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Cooling, A/C and heating system serviced
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Coolant flushed/changed
-- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Recommended mi Service
-- 09/19/2018 143,359 mi Drivability/performance checked
-- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi General Service
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle Body Cleaning
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Valve Clearance Adjustments
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Full Vehicle Inspection Service
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Clearance Re-Adjusted
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Resealed
-- 02/11/2021 144,627 mi Clutch & Brake fluid changed
-- 02/11/2021 144,627 mi Parking brake adjusted
-- 02/17/2021 144,628 mi Takata Driver Airbag Safety Recall Replacement
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder Head Pressure Test, Clean, and Machined
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Valve Clearance Adjustment
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Engine oil changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch fluid changed
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C recharged
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission Case resurfaced
-- 04/20/2023 154,857 mi Engine Oil changed
-- 06/29/2023 158,005 mi Engine Oil changed
-- 07/23/2023 158,191 mi Brake fluid changed
-- 07/23/2023 158,191 mi Engine bay pressure washed


Parts Replacement Log:
-- 12/01/2008 99,070 mi Exterior lights checked Light bulb(s) replaced
-- 02/01/2010 107,884 mi Engine/powertrain computer/module replaced
-- 03/04/2010 108,279 mi Water pump & Timing belt replaced
-- 06/16/2012 120,849 mi Battery & light bulbs replaced
-- 01/21/2015 ???,??? mi Rear brake calipers replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front and Rear Brake Pads replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Front Calipers replaced
-- 06/23/2015 133,467 mi Rear rotors replaced
-- 12/12/2015 135,520 mi Heater control valve replaced
-- 07/27/2020 143,460 mi Fuel Pump Relay replaced
-- 08/26/2020 143,481 mi EGR Valve replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Ignition Coils replaced
-- 08/18/2020 143,483 mi Spark Plugs & Wheel studs replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Air Intake replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Intake Manifold replaced
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle body gaskets
-- 12/09/2020 144,476 mi Throttle position sensor gasket
-- 12/10/2020 144,476 mi Rear Brake rotors and pads replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Rear wheel bearings and hubs replaced
-- 12/18/2020 144,476 mi Parking Brake hardware kit replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Front Valve Cover replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Intake Manifold Cover Bracket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Lower Plenum Gasket Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Oil Pan Gasket
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Spark Plug Tube Seals Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Gaskets Replaced
-- 01/18/2021 144,506 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Front Upper Ball Joint Replaced
-- 03/04/2021 144,944 mi Tires Replaced (Used)
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi A/C belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Camshaft Seal Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Crankshaft Seals Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Drive belt tensioner Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Fuel Injectors Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Idler Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Oil Pressure Switch Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Power Steering Pump Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Spool Valve Filter Housing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Tensioner Bearing Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Timing Belt Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Pump Replaced
-- 09/27/2021 148,479 mi Water Temperature Sensor Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Clutch Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Flywheel Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Motor mounts & Brackets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Transmission mount Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder head bolts Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Camshaft thrust covers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Thermostat sensor switch o-ring Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Head gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Intake Manifold Plenum Gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Spark Plugs Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Fuel Rails + Sealing Components Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Injector base gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Starter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Alternator Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi A/C Compressor Replaced (*USED)
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Crankshaft Pulley Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts Manifold Headers & A-pipe Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts manifold gaskets Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pan with Hondabond sealing Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Oil Pump front main oil seal Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Cylinder block rear main oil seal & plate Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Catalytic converter Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Exhausts system piping & mufflers + hangers Replaced
-- 10/03/2022 149,282 mi Power steering rack & outer tie rod ends Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Passenger Motor mount Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Valve Cover Seal Washers Replaced
-- 01/12/2023 150,081 mi Upper & Lower radiator Hoses Replaced
-- 05/25/2023 156,699 mi Tires Replaced (*TWO USED)
-- 05/25/2023 156,699 mi Wheels Aligned
-- 06/22/2023 157,665 mi Rear Left Brake caliper replaced
-- 06/22/2023 157,665 mi Rear Brake pads replaced
-- 06/29/2023 158,003 mi Driver's side HID ballast replaced (*USED)
-- 07/13/2023 158,191 mi Thermostat, Switch, & the cover Replaced

Vehicle Condition Remarks: Updated:09/28/2023
  1. Left Windshield washer ----- Clogged.
  2. Front Brake Rotors ----- Warped.
  3. Struts ----- Weak.
  4. Passenger's Seat Recliner ----- Stuck.
  5. CD Player ----- N/A.
  6. Front floor under seat ----- Crushed lol.
  7. Brake fluid reservoir tank ----- leaking (inside).
  8. Axles and Half Shaft ----- Worn out.

Replacement parts at the motor swap:
– Axle Seals
– Heater Core Hoses ----- Is it a must ?????


Accord parts to keep at the motor swap:

– Rear Cylinder Head Covers
– Denso Odyssey Alternator
– Big 3 zero gage ground wires
– Idle Air Control Valve & gasket
– Engine Mounting Bracket
– A/C Compressor



CL parts to extract at the motor swap:
– Motor & Transmission + mounts
– Engine Wire Harness
– ECU
– Axles with Half Shaft
– Shift Cables and Shift Box
– Brake pedal
– Clutch pedal
– Clutch pedal mounting box
– Master cylinder
– Slave cylinder
– Rear brake caliper(s)
– Fuse box
– Keys
 
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ThatDesiKid

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Any idea what axles you're going to swap out to? I was considering Insane (mixed reviews) or Raxles, but their quote came out to be too much since they wouldn't accept my cores. I ended up buying brand new OEM axles (that hurt the wallet).
 

Sil2DrV6

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Any idea what axles you're going to swap out to? I was considering Insane (mixed reviews) or Raxles, but their quote came out to be too much since they wouldn't accept my cores. I ended up buying brand new OEM axles (that hurt the wallet).
I'm only thinking about getting the factory parts on these sections. Honestly, I didn't even believe in this chassis having a little aftermarket option for the new axles, until you mentioned now haha. OEM parts are durable AF in any ways, so I tend to stick with Honda's, unless the parts can't meet my needs. I used to cheap out on parts, when I was younger, and it eventually proved me to believe "You get what you pay for. & Price doesn't lie." There were a few experiences, where I had to go through more troubles by getting the cheaper parts I chose. Learned my lessons in hard ways to know that it takes a little bit of patience to stick with the OEM parts, but they really are worth being expensive by offering you 10+ years of peace of mind with safety.
 

RedRyder

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Your car being test driven:

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Anyway...this swap gonna happen in my lifetime? :lawl: What is left to do?
 

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