My EK9.... take 2


denward

ex '00 Silver ek9 Rx
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Quick update
Been busy today, gave the car a good clean, sealed up my roof gutters as the seam sealer was starting to fail, also sealed around the rear hatch area, round the hinges and at the end of the roof gutters.
fitted new roof gutter weather strips, new side repeaters and I put my OEM spoiler and freshly painted baseplate back on

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Could I ask what the reason for the blank out for the ariel is? Mine is actually out. Prefer the smoother look...
 


danbo2002

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Could I ask what the reason for the blank out for the ariel is? Mine is actually out. Prefer the smoother look...

it’s just for the smoother look mate. it was on my car when I got it. The aerial is still there tucked underneath it. I have no stereo system so no real need for an aerial anyways.

Most stereos have a DAB wire aerial these days so if I were to get one I’d get one of them so I can keep the clean lookIng aerial blank
 


BillyT_EK9

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The photos I took of your whips!

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Absolutely unreal man. Can't wait to see them again.... tomorrow haha.
 



McJazz

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I was lucky enough to drive Dan's car a couple of weeks back. It was incredible. It is genuinely like driving a new car apart from the Spoon N1 box lol.
The gearing was a joy giving a much better drive more like a B18C than the B16B . No annoying rattles in the cabin .

Great testament to Dans work and patience in getting things just right..

It was a bit depressing really as just when I thought I had got mine to a good level, new bushes, suspension etc I realise I still have much work to do.
but I do know what good looks like.

Cheers Dan.
 



BillyT_EK9

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I was lucky enough to drive Dan's car a couple of weeks back. It was incredible. It is genuinely like driving a new car apart from the Spoon N1 box lol.
The gearing was a joy giving a much better drive more like a B18C than the B16B . No annoying rattles in the cabin .

Great testament to Dans work and patience in getting things just right..

It was a bit depressing really as just when I thought I had got mine to a good level, new bushes, suspension etc I realise I still have much work to do.
but I do know what good looks like.

Cheers Dan.
Id absolutely second this!
 


danbo2002

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Update....

I wasn’t overly impressed with the map I had on my Hondata, it had some sort of rumble, pop and bang added on to it which is not very Honda at all.
I had been running about on the standard ECU all summer due to disliking it so much

So, I took the car down to Doncaster for a mapping session with Will @ RDT
Will had mapped my first EK9 with a Jun build over 10 years ago, so I knew how good he was at his craft and had no qualms about going to see him again.
The results were definitely worth the trip

Will @ RDT’s map
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Vtec @5400rpm, rev limit @8500rpm
161.7WHP

RDT vs Stock ECU
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The results speak for themselves, Wills map
Absolutely trashed the stock ecu’s map, @6000rpm it beats it by almost 20WHP and 20Lbft torque.
AFR readings are almost the same bar the little lean out @6300rpm, Wills map has smoothed this out

RDT vs 1st Hondata map
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as you can see RDT’s new map beats the 1st Hondata map everywhere up the rev range, not by much all the way upto 6750rpm but after that it’s a clear winner by about 10WHP and 10lbft torque.
The AFR reading are much improved though.
The 1st Hondata map was running quite lean from about 7000rpm to redline and is very inconsistent towards the top of the range.
Wills map has smoothed this out and made it much more consistent and safer

here’s the reported results from the 1st Hondata map for comparison
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it’s worth mentioning that the original Hondata map and results were done on a rolling road type dyno,
RDT use a hub dyno which only works out WHP.
From what I’m lead to believe the hub dyno is a more accurate way of measuring power as it takes out a lot of the variables that exist using a rolling road type dyno.

the car goes off the road for winter in a couple of days so I’m going to be out testing it out some more but first impressions are that it feels like a completely different car, definitely lost some of the gutless feeling in the midrange, so smooth on and off throttle, vtec engagement isn’t as pronounced as it is on stock ECU but it is definitely pulling harder overall.
 

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danbo2002

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We winter update

I bought a spare set of front hubs and shock
forks to refurb then build back up with new bearings, flanges, extended wheel studs and lower ball joints
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So I stripped them down
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Then had them acid dipped, shot blasted and powder coated. Came out looking close to new again
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Also I had noticed a slight whine coming from my intermediate shaft during the summer so I’ve got all the hardware to rebuild it. Will also be getting dipped, blasted and coated once I’ve stripped it down
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danbo2002

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Few other parts I’ve picked up that are waiting on the winter pissing off

Okayuma Carbing 3 point strut bar
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Chasing Js Titanium horn button and steering wheels bolts
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Dyno Designs Tyrannosaur Tightener
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danbo2002

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A we update

I sold my JDM EP3 Recaros. So I have now cleaned my original Recaros to go back in
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While the interior was empty I had it all deep cleaned, shampood the carpet/mats and seeing how there was plenty room to move around inside the cabin, the roof liner and plastics all had a deep clean. Managed to polish the inside of the glass to, wanted to get the machine on it but it was causing that much mess I ended up doing it by hand

Before pic
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After
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I ditched the idea of the Titanium horn button, put it in my Delsol and I went with a NSX-R one instead, also removed the titanium shift knob and replaced it with the standard one
 

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