Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
No need further explanation on its purpose as y'all know this thing will enhance the rear chassis rigidity during hard cornering. But its kinda strange, after installing this I dont feel much difference on the stiffness. Most probably the rear section of the car is already hardened with the Tein Flex c/w Swift springs and the Cusco ARB..plus the car is relatively new. Unlike on my 20 years old EF, the difference before and after installation is world's apart.
Installation took less than 10mins with the correct tools.
This is where it is bolted. The rear seatbelt bracket.
The good ol' days of installing the c-pillar bar on my EF. Photos were taken 4 years back if I'm not wrong. Took us whole day to take off the rear panels, weld two nuts on the rear seatbelt foundation, and re-installing the panels..
How about the Miracle Cross Bar for the next replacement? Ballinnnnn'
2. Where: Pentagon Enterprise - www.pentagon.com.my
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
- Digital speed display (I never knew how fast did I go after the speed cut was removed by the e-manage)
- Water temperature (RSM doesn’t have this)
- Digital tachometer
- Sequential shift light (literally makes me feel like driving an F1 car yo)
- Gear position (too bad Honda cars doesn’t have any sensor on the gearbox, therefore no gear position is displayed. Bummer!)
Since the DC5 dashboard has no secluded area to mount the RSM, and the RSM is in my EF, this tiny Pivot thingy was stacked right on the gauge cluster. The reason being for me not to mount it on the steering console is....coz I'm sitting damn low on the Bride and could only see the LEDs. This is the RPM display.
Water temperature display.
At another 500rpm interval...the second LED will flash..
Once you hit the shifting point, all three LEDs will be flashing like mad and you know what that means? Hit the brake. Of coz not dammit. Its time to shift the gear.
2. Where: JC Racing - www.jcracing.com.my
3. Link/Demo: Pivot Racing Monitor - http://pivotjp.com/product/flame-rm-07-e.html
Jerry's 2003 DC5 c/w full Mugen Kit (New Facelift Sideskirt + Rear Bumper) and Gunmetal Advan RZ 17 x 8.
Pics were taken during last week's meet and more will posted soon.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
1. Blitz Racing Engine Oil: I have never tried any Blitz product before as I've always stick to one brand, namely Motul. But this 5W-40 grade Super Synthetic oil is quite nice for the K20A engine. The HVI (High Viscosity Index) is the main reason for me to buy this as I prefer not to wait for my car to warm-up early in the morning. Hey its a 2005 engine yo. Whats warming-up by the way?
2. Redline Lightweight Shockproof Gear Oil: I had a very bad experience with failed gearbox syncromesh on my B16A previously. I have used the thinner Motul FF-LSD, 90PA and Castrol GTX but the gear seems to be crunching more and more. The gearbox was then rebuilt with new syncromesh and I started using this Redline ever since (the oil looks very dirty, blueish color and very thick). So for this first service, Im using the same oil for Black Mamba's SM4C gearbox. As you know that lots of DC5R has the 2nd gear crunching issue (they even created a petition in ClubRSX.com to be given to Acura), and mine is the same. Although it is not as bad and as often as my Civic but the sound of the gear grinding to each other is really annoying. Once I have put in the 'blue elixir', the gearbox is definitely smoother and finally, I can sleep soundly at night.
3. Costs (some discounts were given, you need to ask):
a. Blitz Engine Oil = RM130 x 3 Cans (4 ltrs each - extra for next service)
Blitz - http://www.blitz-uk.co.uk/ProductItem-2298.aspx
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Feel free to witness something rather historical..from Malaysia's import scene.