My EK9.... take 2


irf

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Nice one Irf

how did the paint lay on top of it?

The white Sika is slightly whiter than the oem finish, I was going to get some champ white to touch it in, but with it drying out pretty flexible I was unsure on how the paint would sit on top
Paint set perfectly Dan. I had some left over in a tin so used a small brush and went over it all, sticks perfectly.
Finish is like OEM now, you wouldn't know its been done. I'm glad I used grey because you can actually see where you needed to paint lol
 


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Paint set perfectly Dan. I had some left over in a tin so used a small brush and went over it all, sticks perfectly.
Finish is like OEM now, you wouldn't know its been done. I'm glad I used grey because you can actually see where you needed to paint lol
No more leaks sorted ;-)
 


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No more leaks sorted ;-)
nice, i tested mine today and same as you leak free, bone dry, delighted
Now away to suss out a decent touch up kit

Did you use a clear coat on top or just the paint Irf?
 


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nice, i tested mine today and same as you leak free, bone dry, delighted
Now away to suss out a decent touch up kit

Did you use a clear coat on top or just the paint Irf?
I used 2k paint that was left over from body shop. But you can buy those touch up kits in champ white on eBay for under a tenner. Will work fine. Just keep area dry overnight
 


kellsled

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Great build up and nice attention to detail, I gave up looking for a ek9 back in 2014 so I imported a FL dc5 threw torque got and it's done 2k miles since owning it lol garage queen is a understatement but it shows how clean they stay not being drove on UK salted or wet roads. Keep up the good work
 



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We update...
New front and rear badges as mine are starting to fade slightly with all the fierce sun we get up here in Scotland :D

these will be going on next time the cars fully detailed

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ek9_jamie

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@danbo2002 bit of a backdated question but how do you find all your Spoon bushings? Something I'm thinking about sorting on mine, maybe not with Spoon but did you get a positive difference?
 


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@danbo2002 bit of a backdated question but how do you find all your Spoon bushings? Something I'm thinking about sorting on mine, maybe not with Spoon but did you get a positive difference?
They have all been bought from SpoonSports.eu

Yes they all made a significant difference mate, probably because all my original ones including the engine mounts were all a bit tired and seen better days. The car now feels tight and responsive.

I would say the Spoon bushes are a tad harder than oem but no where near as hard as poly bushes.
The Spoons also work out cheaper than the original Honda ones if your buying them from Honda so it’s a no brainier really

Hope that helps mate
 


ek9_jamie

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They have all been bought from SpoonSports.eu

Yes they all made a significant difference mate, probably because all my original ones including the engine mounts were all a bit tired and seen better days. The car now feels tight and responsive.

I would say the Spoon bushes are a tad harder than oem but no where near as hard as poly bushes.
The Spoons also work out cheaper than the original Honda ones if your buying them from Honda so it’s a no brainier really

Hope that helps mate
Did the bushings themselves make a massive difference in terms of how the EK9 rides on the road? Inbetween the Spoon bushings and Mugen but the Mugen ones seemed to be much harder to get hold of!
 


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Did the bushings themselves make a massive difference in terms of how the EK9 rides on the road? Inbetween the Spoon bushings and Mugen but the Mugen ones seemed to be much harder to get hold of!
like I said my bushings were fairly worn so it did make a big difference mate

it went from feeling like a twenty year old tired 9 to feeling like a new tight one

I’ve read in a few posts that said they cause unwanted noise and vibration, but I’ve had them on two 9’s now and never experienced any extra noise or vibration
 


ek9_jamie

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like I said my bushingA were fairly worn so it did make a big difference mate

it went from feeling like a twenty year old tired 9 to feeling like a new tight one

I’ve read in a few posts that they cause unwanted noise and vibration, but I’ve had them on two 9’s now and never experienced any extra noise and vibration
That was my biggest concern with the bushings, unwanted noises and vibrations. If you've not had any noises or vibrations then that sounds like a good indication that they could be the ones to go for.
 


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That was my biggest concern with the bushings, unwanted noises and vibrations. If you've not had any noises or vibrations then that sounds like a good indication that they could be the ones to go for.
exactly why I purchased them (again)
I had an EK4 that was fully poly bushed and that was a complete nightmare... solid as a rock, no give, crashy over bumpy roads and plenty extra noise and vibration. Not nice at all for a car on the road

Spoon, Mugen and Cusco all do the hardened rubber versions, these are the only ones I’d recommend bud
 


ek9_jamie

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exactly why I purchased them (again)
I had and EK4 that was fully poly bushed and that was a complete nightmare... solid as a rock, no give, crashy over bumpy roads and plenty extra noise and vibration. Not nice at all for a car on the road

Spoon, Mugen and Cusco all do the hardened rubber versions, these are the only ones I’d recommend bud
Sweet, thank you for the information. I’ll make sure to choose between those three because I don’t want to ruin the car by making it vibrate too much or being too noisy.
 


danbo2002

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So, it’s took my a while getting all the bits together but I’m finally ready to crack on and get all this on

New rear wheel bearing/hubs, hub nuts an washers
New front wheel bearings, hub nuts an washers
ARP extended wheel studs
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New front wheel hub/flange
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Custom made spacers 7mm thick,
64.1mm centre bore, 73.1mm hub lip. These are needed for the wheels to clear the Twinblock calipers the hub lip is also suited to the rims so no need for spigot rings
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Spoon SW388, original finish
15x6.5 ET42
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New Enkei bolt in valves
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Advan AD08RS 195/55/15
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100% Titanium wheel nuts
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ek9_jamie

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So, it’s took my a while getting all the bits together but I’m finally ready to crack on and get all this on

New rear wheel bearing/hubs, hub nuts an washers
New front wheel bearings, hub nuts an washers
ARP extended wheel studsView attachment 44997

New front wheel hub/flange
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Custom made spacers 7mm thick,
64.1mm centre bore, 73.1mm hub lip. These are needed for the wheels to clear the Twinblocks calipers they are also suited to the rims so no need for spigot rings
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Spoon SW388, original finish
15x6.5 ET42
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New Enkei bolt in valves
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Advan AD08RS 195/55/15
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100% Titanium wheel nuts
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Those SW388s will look mega! Who is your wheel source and where do you keep finding these awesome sets?
 



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