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Old 07-28-2018, 05:07 AM   #41  
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16,437 miles when I took possession. The ride is so much improved with the 17's and the 500's over the original 16's and original tires...question: should I keep the original 16 inch wheels? That was my thought, but then I am never gonna run them on this car again. Anyway, plenty of time for that decision. Thoroughly cleaned the interior and spent a lot of time on the seats. For 17 years, they are in damned good shape I think. Wish it was not raining here in Omaha today...some pics







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You will remember this weekend for a long time. This is summer 11 for me and the first week I got the car is still burned into my memory. Good times ahead.
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Oh my......what a driver's car...
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It absolutely is.
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:54 AM   #46  
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Just north of 16,800 miles now. Last evening I took my wife for a spirited drive and really got on it. High RPM's, all the way up the gears and then back down. Exposed her to VTEC for the first time. This is an incredible machine. Wow and oh my Lord seem to be my only vocabulary when behind the wheel...
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Don't know who wrote "Tires 40 PSI" on the VIN sticker, but I'd highly recommend you ignore that Depending on which tires you had installed, you might want to run something closer to 32psi in the rear and 35psi in the front. 40psi might be fine for 16" wheels but it is NOT for 17".
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I'm running from the passenger door jam tire label...and Indy 500's...
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Use Goo-Gone or a heat gun and get rid of that S&M (okay, I know it's not really S&M but ...) sticker. The car doesn't need any unnecessary embellishment to mar it's beauty
The tire pressure settings on the VIN label are for 16" wheels and tires You're running 17" tires. Adjust accordingly (and the pressures I posted are Dragon tested on my AP-1 as the generic "best" for minimal snap oversteer. YMMV )
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Just like this, great color!
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Use Goo-Gone or a heat gun and get rid of that S&M (okay, I know it's not really S&M but ...) sticker. The car doesn't need any unnecessary embellishment to mar it's beauty
The tire pressure settings on the VIN label are for 16" wheels and tires You're running 17" tires. Adjust accordingly (and the pressures I posted are Dragon tested on my AP-1 as the generic "best" for minimal snap oversteer. YMMV )
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Use Goo-Gone or a heat gun and get rid of that S&M (okay, I know it's not really S&M but ...) sticker. The car doesn't need any unnecessary embellishment to mar it's beauty
The tire pressure settings on the VIN label are for 16" wheels and tires You're running 17" tires. Adjust accordingly (and the pressures I posted are Dragon tested on my AP-1 as the generic "best" for minimal snap oversteer. YMMV )
Hey KG, I beg to differ. Tire pressure is selected by the manufacturer for the oem suspension. So just going to a a plus 1 tire size doesn't necessarily mean one should change tire pressure. It's best to stay with the 16" tire pressure on the door jamb label even if you're now going with 17" tires. Now, tire pressure can be adjusted accordingly (for both 16" or 17" wheel/tire) is one is planning to autox or track the vehicle.
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Hey KG, I beg to differ. Tire pressure is selected by the manufacturer for the oem suspension. So just going to a a plus 1 tire size doesn't necessarily mean one should change tire pressure. It's best to stay with the 16" tire pressure on the door jamb label even if you're now going with 17" tires. Now, tire pressure can be adjusted accordingly (for both 16" or 17" wheel/tire) is one is planning to autox or track the vehicle.
The "tire manufacturer selected tire pressure" is just like the pictures on food packages. It' a nice place to start but isn't gospel and chances are good it's going to turn out to be different in real life. If you looked at the posted picture, someone had written "tire pressure 40psi on the VIN tag. Not exactly the OEM tire pressure. That kind of tire pressure initially would lead to some serious tire pressures after an hour of driving on a normal Summer day. I don't think I'd ever want tire pressures over 60 PSI hot which would be likely if you start at 40 PSI..
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I am running the pressures set by Honda as indicated on the tire size/pressure label on the passenger door jam. I am not running 40 PSI. Honda recommends the pressures on the tire label, not the tire manufacturer. As for the S&M badging, thanks, but I've know the owners of S&M for many years, consider them friends, and will "advertise" for them as I choose. He could have gone to the open market to sell this car, but did not, he sold it to me for a more than fair price. I am good with the "badging" for now.

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Sounds legit to me.
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Thanks KG. I have a question:

2003 Suzuka #332
2008 ABP CR #400 of 699


How do you decide which one to drive?
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Thanks KG. I have a question:

2003 Suzuka #332
2008 ABP CR #400 of 699


How do you decide which one to drive?
The AP-1 goes on a lot of ""exploratory" drives (setting up events, checking routes, etc.). The CR usually is the official "event" car.
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tire label says 32 PSI on all four corners....and that car is beautiful, KG, damn...
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VTEC.....In this Honda is truly different than in any other Honda engine I've experienced, and there have been a few...
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Very nice KGF!
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tire label says 32 PSI on all four corners....and that car is beautiful, KG, damn...
Yeah, both of mine say 32 PSI as well, and that is pretty much what every tire manufacturer says for tire pressure. That's reasonable for average driving. Not great, not horrible, just average. From experience, you can determine whether or not those are best for the kind of driving you do. I run Dunlop Direzza Sport II which are an extreme Summer tire. To keep the rear more planted, I run 32 PSI there, the fronts (from experience) to make the steering more response, I run 35. Personal experience and many trips on the Dragon (Deal's Gap, NC), led to those pressures.

Thanks for the compliment, The car went through a year and half full restoration to make it even better than the day it came from the factory. Eight coats of hand-rubbed OEM paint, full front clip and the mirrors got self-healing clear bra to keep the rock chips to a minimum and lots of other massaging down to special powder coating of the wheels.

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@ 40psi ...you may die...

For your own safety go on with 32psi s
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Thanks. Not my note and I don't run 40 PSI. I run 32, as indicated earlier in the thread...
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And.......every time I drive this car I feel I'm getting better at driving this machine. I'm so lucky and humbled to have it.
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