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Old 08-23-2018, 08:12 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Frankly I don't know, but it's a more mature technology. It could partly be due to housings.

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Old 08-23-2018, 10:41 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Yeah LED or HID is the way to go. The silverstars were an impulse buy. I need to upgrade the entire lighting/electrical system. The headlight wiring has some corrosion and I'm running a tiny walmart battery.
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Old 08-23-2018, 03:18 PM   #73 (permalink)
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I am satisfied with my HID headlight brightness, but not the housings which are not great. My LED brake lights are fine. But I am not happy with the luminosity of the backup LEDs... they still not bright enough.
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:27 PM   #74 (permalink)
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It is uncanny how similar your car is to my 1996 honda civic lx dark green 159k miles when i bought it. Same radio. Same mods. Just the body on mine was nas-T. Got great gas mileage around town though. Highway.... Meh. Rpms are just too high.

You should come buy my CX trans.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:23 PM   #75 (permalink)
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3130 miles from the last update, all is well, 45MPG. This year I will be focused more on this project. I have a lot of plans, ideas and ebay shopping carts setup. I had to remove the belly pan, it didn't last the winter.

All I did this winter was change the oil & filter and drive.

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Old 02-25-2019, 11:37 PM   #76 (permalink)
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This year I will be focused more on this project. I have a lot of plans, ideas and ebay shopping carts setup. I had to remove the belly pan, it didn't last the winter.
Which failed, the Zip ties or the Coroplast?

I posted this in another thread
It's just something that I used to discuss attaching a Kamm-back, but is in fact an attachment kit for an Audi undertray. Two or three of these kits would be better than Zip ties.

This is Polymetal:

It is as rigid as 5/8" plywood at 1/10th the weight. More better than Coroplast.

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I removed the wind catchers near the tires.
Where did those fit around the tires? Your list of aerodynamic mods doesn't include a proper difusser?


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Old 02-26-2019, 08:34 PM   #77 (permalink)
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The coroplast started sagging in the middle under the engine, I ran over a big stick that flew out of a trailer. I could have fixed it but its time to do it better. Road noise has increased without the bellypan. Coroplast is fine for the middle section I think. Polymetal looks very useful, I will look for it locally. A permanent solution with easy engine access would be really nice.

Heres how the splash guards were mounted on this other civic:



A difusser IS needed and added to the list!

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Old 02-26-2019, 10:07 PM   #78 (permalink)
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holy **** my car is #10?! yall need to slow down...
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Polymetal is used for commercial signage. Maybe you could find an old sign made of it. Similar products to Polymetal are Grimco Maxmetal and Aluma Panel.

I got those sample pieces from a local distributor, Multicraft Plastics.
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:12 PM   #80 (permalink)
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The trash guys threw my oil stained coroplast scrap out of the recycling bin onto the ground...

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