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Alex's FD2

Figured i'd copy across bits of my project thread from CTRO as i've got a bit of free time. Apologies for any gaps/ broken smileys etc/ messy order etc.

When I first picked it up:








First impulse mod whilst waiting on other parts from Japan:



Seeker rad cap and JDM snacks.

Thanks to Matt at Injection Imports for these.

After that (whilst still waiting on bits from the motherland) I had my rear windows tinted as it was mid summer

Rear windows tinted limo black this morning, looks much better IMO and seemed to reduce the interior temperature massively when I got in it earlier after it'd been sat in the sun for a few hours. Gave it a very quick clean this evening.





In discussions with Matt at Injection Imports about topping up my order from Japan

Used parts for these cars are harder to come by than unicorns so when a used Mugen grille came up I jumped on it

Grille arrived today, looks way better than standard





I was browsing for parts one day online and I came across this pic, one day I will own a purple FD2.

Also found this pic whilst looking for something else. Quite surprising how far the rear FEEL'S diffuser sticks out. Not sure if I like it or not. It's what it's attached to i'm drooling over though, the elusive Deep Violet Pearl FD2. I would love one.



Finally some parts from Japan arrived:

My Mugen Wind Deflectors or Door Visors as Mugen call them arrived from Tdi North today. Instructions had the worst diagrams i've ever seen and it's obviously all in Japanese but I figured it out . Looks much better IMO and better than the Honda Access ones







And finally the parts i'd really been waiting for, Matt at Injection Imports sent me a pic of my exhaust





And then my intake arrived:
My Seeker intake kit has arrived at Injection Imports



Exhaust fitted...

It's not overly loud, sounds spot on, should coke up nicely over the next week.

A couple of very rushed pics I took this morning





Intake fitted, bay has since been cleaned up

Right then, Seeker intake is on . I apologise for the poor pics but it's dark out.

First job was obviously to remove the bumper so I could remove the OEM resonator box.

Next job was to prepare the brake duct as unlike the M&M Honda and Toda scoops, this kit retains functionality of the duct.

Luckily Seeker provide a template for the job:

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I used a Stanley knife to draw the outline and found the plastic soft enough to cut through so carried on.

Fitted the air duct in place and bolted it up and carefully slid the brake duct into place.




Put the bumper back on and the duct is in a prime position for airflow



Back up top, the K&N panel filter slipped in perfectly and it was time to fit the lid. Vs. the OEM lid it is enlarged and smoothed


Transferred the decal and that's job done




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tve_...e_gdata_player

That's pretty much how it sounds with both fitted.

Which brings me to the start of November and disaster struck:

So there I was Friday night about to go and visit friends when the unthinkable happened when topping up my oil. I broke my Honda




No idea how it happened but needless to say, I was not amused. Yet again Matt came to the rescue,
Fresh in from Japan :WOOT



It's a nice dark red with matte finish unlike most red anodised parts.

Which brings us up to date. In talks with Matt about some new parts. I've lost confidence in the AST suspension that came on the car so that needs to be addressed. A couple of weeks ago I had a knocking/rattle from one of the struts. They're not leaking at all but probably do need a rebuild but i'm going for a shock and spring setup as it's my daily driver. Also considering a new decat pipe from Japan as the one I bought from a member on fd2 owners doesn't line up well with the manifold gasket and it sounds like it blows slightly under load.

i have other bits planned it's just as and when I can afford them.
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Great car and some really nice rare parts too.
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Looks awesome.

I would love an FD2!

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I would do anything for one of these. Looks great mate, where abouts in Kent are you? Near the Surrey/Kent border.
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Great car and some really nice rare parts too.
Thanks, only FD2 in the country with a FEEL'S exhaust and Seeker intake I believe . Great thing with these cars is very few people have the same mods although the Toda and Kakimoto Regu 06&R exhausts are "common"

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Beautiful car, the colour is awesome
Thanks, love it when the sun is shining and the flake pops out.

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Looks awesome.

I would love an FD2!
Thanks, I went from an EP3 to this and haven't looked back.

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very nice !
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I would do anything for one of these. Looks great mate, where abouts in Kent are you? Near the Surrey/Kent border.
Maidstone so not far Stevo. Does this forum do meets?
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Thanks, only FD2 in the country with a FEEL'S exhaust and Seeker intake I believe . Great thing with these cars is very few people have the same mods although the Toda and Kakimoto Regu 06&R exhausts are "common"



Thanks, love it when the sun is shining and the flake pops out.



Thanks, I went from an EP3 to this and haven't looked back.



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Maidstone so not far Stevo. Does this forum do meets?
oh yeah big time ! south mimms is coming up in april bro !
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Thanks, only FD2 in the country with a FEEL'S exhaust and Seeker intake I believe . Great thing with these cars is very few people have the same mods although the Toda and Kakimoto Regu 06&R exhausts are "common"



Thanks, love it when the sun is shining and the flake pops out.



Thanks, I went from an EP3 to this and haven't looked back.



Thanks



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Maidstone so not far Stevo. Does this forum do meets?

Loads of meets down here mate.
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Absolutely stunning me love fd2s if only i never spent so much on mine I'd have one of these in a heart beat, look forward to future mods you do too


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Lovely motor pal, best of luck with it.

Out of interest did you unscrew the cap when it was warm- it's the normal cause ? engine cover expands gripping tighter on the plastic and softens the plastic too.

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Nice wee write up Alex, loving the feels And seeker kit.

I would say also that purple looks awesome. None in the UK as far as I know
Maybe these blue brothers will be reunited one day! I seen 4 blue and 2 silver all lined up at dixsons when I picked mine up

Keep up the good work, also working on a wee shopping list with Matt.
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Lovely motor pal, best of luck with it.

Out of interest did you unscrew the cap when it was warm- it's the normal cause ? engine cover expands gripping tighter on the plastic and softens the plastic too.

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I believe this is what happened, was a cold night too and the cover was still warm although the engine had been off for a couple of hours. Other causes when I searched seemed to indicate if the rubber washer wears away, this can also cause separation of the threaded part from the cap.

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Nice wee write up Alex, loving the feels And seeker kit.

I would say also that purple looks awesome. None in the UK as far as I know
Maybe these blue brothers will be reunited one day! I seen 4 blue and 2 silver all lined up at dixsons when I picked mine up

Keep up the good work, also working on a wee shopping list with Matt.
Nope no purple, the only black one was crashed and I don't think i've seen any pearl whites or whatever the facelift white colour was.

One day no doubt , as I said in your thread I believe mine was originally from Dicksons but went to Litchfields for the AST "upgrade".

More bits!? You need to get that Chargespeed kit on yet
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Very nice car. Look forward to further updates.
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