Who knows if I have a blown head gasket or not. This is what I DO know. It didn't hold me back from taking the RSX to a track day earlier this month. The engine survived without incident. I posted the RSX doing a 3 gear pull a few months ago. In this series, the camera is mounted on the front bumper so you can hear the cold air intake feeding a K24 frank swap
2004 K24 frank-built RSX with cold air intake, race header, cat-back exhaust, and tune, among other upgrades. No need to adjust your screen, the camera was a little skewed when mounted. I was able to readjust my mic this time to do a respectable 3 gear pull from 40 MPH and get some good audio. Unfortunately, I've got a few repairs to make in the coming months, including the passenger seat, as
you can see.
I've compared the RSX to the Cayman a few times before, but I've recently thought of an interesting, new perspective. If one word describes the Cayman, I would say "precision". In contrast, the modified RSX would be "raw". Both being machines, each car takes a different approach. Brand new, the RSX was very quiet, and refined - being the true Acura it was. After some modification and tuning, driving it now feels like operating
Although not as impressive as a Pike's Peak Hill Climb, I thought I would showcase what it's like to ride shotgun in a 2012 Porsche Cayman S with a manual through some mountain roads. Thinking of getting a better-sounding exhaust, so this is a good baseline of what the car sounds like stock during some 'spirited' driving. Sorry for some of the audio distortion during throttle.
Encountered some major audio distortion while making a shakedown drive, so I'm posting this cruising vid of a great road near me instead. The in-cabin drone the exhaust generates off-throttle was too much for the mic. The audio during the Cayman drive (dropping soon) was much more tolerable.
Anybody interested in a used set of Tein Super Street coilovers for a RSX? Recently, I got a new coilover set with pillow-ball mounts, so I don't need these anymore. Stock 02-04 upper mounts included. Free shipping!
I park my car in a garage at my apartment with blind-spots on the left and right of the garage door. When I exit the garage I can't see what's coming until my driver's side window passes the doorway. Nowadays, people are looking at their phone more than they're looking at the road. I don't want to take the risk that the other driver has their head down when I pull out of the garage.
I value quality and reliability over all else when I buy a car. After doing tons of research last year, I heard and read that Porsche Caymans were a good buy and that Porsche was one of the most reliable manufacturers in Europe. They're great for commute and the track.
I know every car has its "Achilles Heel".
But a reliable car is one that can get you home despite its flaws. My RSX, for instance,
Listening to the latest Everyday Driver Car Debate podcast and someone asked an interesting question: "Where is the line between track car and daily car?" For my RSX, I would say there were two upgrades that dramatically changed the dynamics of the car. The first was the race header and sport exhaust. 2-liter, 4 cylinder engines don't put out much sound, but when the catalytic converter is removed, the resulting sound definitely changes the personality
Won't go into the details now, but I had a major malfunction at the track this weekend. Shout out to Joseph with Corsa Crew who fixed my car enough to get home. Look these guys up if they are at your local track event. They offer all kinds of track side services.
She probably heard it somewhere, or I missed the bus, but I thought I would share my mom's wisdom with the car community. Alabama had a bad hail storm a few weeks ago which missed me by about 40-50 miles. I wouldn't know what to do if my car was in danger of getting hail damage. My mom suggested finding an empty parking deck and parking there until the storm passes. To those without a
Just had to take a pic of the RSX after getting it detailed, paint touchup, and headlight polish before the pollen removes the luster. Got 2 new Michelin Pilot SS tires mounted to the front today. Having D2 Racing coilovers installed tomorrow. All this to prep for track day in April.
Turns out I may not be able to get the Tein coilovers I wanted because they're on backorder. My shop suggested three brands: D2 Racing, KSport, and Skunk2 racing. Anyone had any experience using coilovers from these brands? Any Honda owners use any of these?
Surfing the Internet and found this article by Jalopnik. Why haven't we all thought of doing this?
What door chime should your car play? Looked up hits in 2004 (year of my RSX)..."Yeah!" by Usher and Little John..."Let's go"...indeed, lol.
Porsche in the shop, so they gave me a 2018 Boxster 718 base with PDK. Very impressive and sophisticated. Exhaust sounds kinda cool, but is quiet, too quiet at WOT. Current base model is as fast as a 2012 Cayman S which is pretty remarkable. Effortless acceleration, no doubt due to the increase of torque the turbo provides. No drama in the corners, which is what you want and expect from a mid-engine car.
Not a lot of Porsche owners here, but I've got a question for the Porsche community. Looking to buy a new OEM dual mass flywheel from the Internet, but Suncoast doesn't sell them for some reason. I found some random dealer sites that sell it for 20% off like an Annapolis Dealer parts site:
but I'm suspect. Is this site legit? Anyone know of a reputable site to buy one new?
Now that we are in the week of sharing the love, what made you become a car enthusiast? I remember seeing a C2/C3 Corvette for the first time when I was a little kid. It looked unlike anything else on the road and one of my first fav toys was a Hot Wheels Corvette. I loved cars for their looks only until I watched Top Gear on Netflix around 2008. It looked so fun
I'm looking for a good, dependable Honda performance shop in the Atlanta area, or east GA would be good too. I need to install a new coilover kit. +++ if they have worked on many RSXs. I guess they don't need to specialize in Honda, but I'd like some peace of mind.
I was looking around on Etsy for some automotive art, but some of it looks sketchy. Does anyone know of a good site I can get some good prints? I'd like something large (like 40 x 16 in), but I'd be interested in some small prints too. It can be drawn or professionally photographed. Bonus points if its Porsche.