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    Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Well its about time to get one of these started on my car... i wasn't able to keep track of some work that i have already done. i posted a thread when the car was first bought found here: https://www.3geez.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63806 . i wont repost the pics in this thread just due to laziness.

    heres some random cell pics i have that were taken that just happen to have my car in it to get the ball rolling

    My GF's civic and my accord (yes i work on D engines )




    a random pic of danceing shoping carts with my car in the background


    So theres how I will start this off... I have updates already but I will save them for new posts and will get them posted asap



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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    LOL at the danceing shoping carts!

    1988 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe 123k miles.

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Looking Good you need a oem spoiler
    2004-2011?

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    thanks guys lol

    i decided a few days ago i needed to do a coolent flush so i went and bought some things like:

    and



    so i start to drain it



    and end up getting this crap out of it


    it was some nasty crap... must not have been flushed in a long long time.... thats the problem of buying a used car...

    heres a shot of the engine now after all that


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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    yay ur car is peeing w00t
    mine shoots dierria out the muffer

    1988 Honda Accord LX-i Coupe 123k miles.

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    MAN, you've gotta get that thing clean! If you can make it, I have one of those steamers, and they work wonders without soaking your engine bay.

    And I still have those fog covers, if you haven't found any yet.

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

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    Looking Sweet...and like CAH said your car is peeing

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    I think I have a set of fog covers as well bro....if you need them, just cover shipping and their yours.

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanilla Sky View Post
    MAN, you've gotta get that thing clean! If you can make it, I have one of those steamers, and they work wonders without soaking your engine bay.

    And I still have those fog covers, if you haven't found any yet.
    oh i know... if you remember pics of my LX's engine bay you will know what i do to the bay.. i have so many leaks right now that it gets dirty within a day... so im doing one step at a time... infact engine bay will be worked on tomarrow along with the valve cover sitting next to me...

    and no i still havent gotten covers i need to swing out there one day i just never get a damn day off work till today...

    thanks for the comments guys

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    cool now your motor will run cooler....

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    cool now your motor will run cooler....
    indeed it kinda worried me as my buddie/roomate with the se-i (you can see it in the pic of my car pissing on the side) had his radiator blow up on him causeing some large parblems for him... so it scared me....

    todays update is small...

    i had a problem were my muffler would swing in the breeze or corner so i had a look



    was missing the rubber hangers.. come to find out when the old owner had it painted they took them off and never replaced them lol

    so forrest sold me some of these babys (thanks man)


    and then put them on and all better

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    i have thos same ones from forrest

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    update time, my calipers were locking up so i figured it would be good to redo my front brakes, sadly i went with blanks for rotors but will go drilled next time. i used cheepo blanks with organic pads, reman calipers and Braided SS brake lines, heres some pics









    it feels so nice to be on new brakes and have no problems feels much safer..


    i allso ordered some i <3 my honda stickers for my accord and my girls civic (thanks monky!) so we went and washed the cars and took some pics here they are










    well there it is for now... and sorry for all the cell pics

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    OMFG!!!! those lines are on a car!!!

    From Sabz, to bitesize, to me, now to you on a car W00T!

    New brakes look good, and pics are fine, there better then what most people post with a digi cam lol

    2004-2011?

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Don't get drilled. They just crack.

    Blanks are fine! And car looks good.

    Alex

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    i have the EBC rotors and they are good....i even resurfaced them when i changed my pads again...plus they are zinc coated so they never rust

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Wow. All you need is that set of foglight covers. One of these days...

    If you're off this weekend, we have a pretty big thing going on here for Memorial Day. Lasts all weekend, good bands play throughout the whole fest. Might be cool to get you guys up here.

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    sweet! looks good and stoping FTW

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 86AccordLxi View Post
    Don't get drilled. They just crack.

    Blanks are fine! And car looks good.

    Alex
    thanks. i have never seen anyone have problems , my buddy ran them for over a year on his se-i... i dunno its gonna be a while before i need to do brakes again. i dunno i just like the look of the drilleds... i know its rong to get parts for looks but meh lol

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    i have the EBC rotors and they are good....i even resurfaced them when i changed my pads again...plus they are zinc coated so they never rust
    do they have a plain drilled? not a fan of slots

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanilla Sky View Post
    Wow. All you need is that set of foglight covers. One of these days...

    If you're off this weekend, we have a pretty big thing going on here for Memorial Day. Lasts all weekend, good bands play throughout the whole fest. Might be cool to get you guys up here.
    yeah i work this weekend but i do want to swing out for those.. im off thurs and fri.. and then working again ... i hate my job lol


    and just for the record the pic of the parts on the hood of an accord is not my accord lol thanks for the comments

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    cool. coming along nicely

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    cool brakes

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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 86AccordLxi View Post
    Don't get drilled. They just crack.

    Blanks are fine! And car looks good.

    Alex
    I run them on crown vics and impalas at work and never had one crack, and believe me they take a beating. These cars are hot seated 24/7 . The CD rotors make the pads last a lot longer and resist warpage.

    I suppose different manufacterers and vehicle specifi applications could play into the likelyhood of troubles.

    Labeledsk8r you car is looking good

    A18a and AccordB20a I was wondering what the... the other day I was going to reply to something one of you said but it was the other one.. the dam sigs mind fuck trick.. lol I just realized it when you posted side by side..im kinda slow huh
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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Brakes look good. Props on the SS lines, they were definitely an improvement over stock.

    As for rotors, I might as well add my 2 to this too. I have Brembo c/d rotors front and rear, and under normal to heavy street use, I highly doubt any decent quality c/d rotor will crack. That being said, don't just go buy blanks, drill some holes in them and expect them not to crack. They will.

    The only time I've seen decent c/d rotors crack is under heavy track use. They dissipate heat better, but the drillings to weaken the structure a little. After a heavy track day, it's best to do some 'cool down' driving, where you allow the rotors to be heated down, instead of driving hard and heating the snot out of the rotor, then just parking it when you're done with your race. They will most likely fail prematurely.

    If you like the look of c/d, but don't do much more then aggressive daily driving, I would consider going with dimpled and/or slotted rotors. Aggressive looks, and solid, but the dimplings and slots do still allow the gases and heat to escape effectively. (Of course there are plenty of arguments about the dimples actually causing gases to get trapped on the surface between the pad and reduce friction, thus reducing stopping power, but I have yet to see anyone prove that.)
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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    Man the white LXi coupe is looking nice! And +1 to Mark's comment about the brakes, I agree whole heartedly. Mark, are your Brembo rotors the OE blanks that are drilled or do you have an upgraded set? I have some Brembo OE blanks that are drilled and slotted after the fact, and they have yet to crack on me, but I don't put them through anything more hardcore than an autocross every now and then.
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    Re: Labeledsk8r's 89 LX-i coupe update thread

    thanks everyone for the comments, sadly it doesnt look as well in person the pics really blend out its problems.

    and yeah mike thats what i have allways known on rotors. extreme heat up and cool down is what creates stress cracks etc. and i would NEVER try to drill my own rotors only takes 1 hole to be off 1/10th of a mm to throw the rotors out of balance. i was looking at brembos but just dont have the money for them so i figured id wait till next time.

    my next project comeing up is the damn steering rack... looks like a fun job

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