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K24 Honda Fit

Discussion in 'Project Cars' started by Tinyvan, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Tinyvan

    Tinyvan New Member

    I honestly don't remember, lol. I do have a update though on getting them in.

    The fronts are 95% done, still need to hook the brake lines up to the caliper. I am missing a fitting that goes from the caliper to the brake line so when I get that I will have the fronts all finished and can start on the rears

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  2. derrian

    derrian Administrator Staff Member

    I love those Calipers.
     
  3. Tinyvan

    Tinyvan New Member

    Well the fucking car will not start and I cant get the ECU to connect to my laptop. This shit is so aggravating
     
  4. escort1991

    escort1991 New Member

    Uh oh. Find out what's going on with it? Bad ECU?
     
  5. derp

    derp New Member

    unsolved mysteries bump
     
  6. Tinyvan

    Tinyvan New Member

    I have yet to get the car to Full Blown. I am pretty sure its the Haltech again but no idea what is wrong. I want to get a few things changed like intake, Fuel rail and lines before I tow the car to FB. The biggest problem I am having right now other then money is motivation. IDK I think because the car is not running every time I think about doing anything im just like blah and dont mess with it.
     
  7. derp

    derp New Member

    LOL full blown. :/
     
  8. Grappler

    Grappler <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Don't worry they can do hondas?
     
  9. Tinyvan

    Tinyvan New Member

    What is wrong with Full Blown?
     
  10. derp

    derp New Member

    They take credit for other folks work.
     
  11. Straitup D

    Straitup D dope

    name a shop that dose not do that...
     
  12. derp

    derp New Member

    Any shop that's reputable will not do that. There's plenty.
     
  13. Straitup D

    Straitup D dope

    NAMES !!!!!!!



    they all do it to some point
     
  14. derrian

    derrian Administrator Staff Member

    I agree, if a shop is going to be bashed. Please state specifics that will be informative to others on this forum. Otherwise it just remains one opinion out of a ton of people living in this area.

    If there are shops you trust, state who and why. It helps us all out even if we don't take our cars to shops. I like to know who people in this community are reputable when I'm asked by others "What shop should I take my car too."
     
  15. cmspaz

    cmspaz New Member

    I recently went through this on EvoMN, had to lay down the same law, with the stipulation that it is done so in a manner that allows the shop to respond to the claims.

    I've never seen Ron do it, for the record. Nor DB, for that matter.
     
  16. derp

    derp New Member

    The reason that I'm 'bashing' (read: stating my opinion, but hey everything has to be personal huh.) the shop is that, in my opinion, they have a history of turning out cars that aren't that well done. They claim to be experts in tuning, yet could not figure out an A4 build and as a result of either pushing the car past what it was capable (through negligence) or not having a good enough understanding of the platform, cost a buddy of mine a significant build. He blew the engine up VERY shortly after the 'build' was completed. He did not skimp on parts, he used high quality items, and somehow it was blown up...quickly. I realize that things happen, but after hearing stories here and there about other cars that they did, I can't believe that it was coincidence.

    In addition, my biggest issue is the Carbon GTR. They took a car that was put together by hand by someone else with hours and hours of custom work into it, tacked their logo onto the intercooler pipes, stuck their window banner on it and claim they 'built' the car. This after taking parts off to replace them with e85 conversion bits. From what I hear, these parts then made it on to someone else's car, while they 'expertly' tuned the car for e85... I'm not sure what you're smoking when you think you can do better than AMS at tuning a GTR...

    The other issue I have with them is they have, or used to have, a welder/fabricator working for them that fucked over a bunch of people who ordered and paid for turbo manifolds that ended up being paperweights, and nothing was done to rectify the situation by this welder.

    That's why I have issues with the shop.

    If you want my recommendation for a shop, it will be RealStreet. I know people seem to have an issue with the shop/the owner, but it's easy to repeat bullshit if you've never dealt with him personally outside of talking in passing at a car show/meet/whatever. The quality of his work speaks for itself.
     
  17. Tinyvan

    Tinyvan New Member

    I am very familiure with Chuck and the story of what happened with that group buy, as I am sure others are. He is only a fabricator there right now, as far as I know. From what I have also heard he is a pretty good fabricator and welder, so I guess that is LJs call on if he wants him at the shop or not. As for the GTR I am pretty sure I know the GTR you are talking about but I don't know the owner or anything that is going on with that car so I cant comment.

    As for Full Blown I think its a good shop with a good group of guys. Lets be real my car had a LOT of modifications done to it, and the problems I have had LJ and the guys at Full Blown stud by there work and helped me out. Often times not charging to fix issues that came up after the swap. With as much modifications my car has had there will be issues. I dint do the swap so unfortunately it makes it harder, for me at least, to then go and trouble shoot the issue. I am trying to learn and want to be able to do more work on my car.
     
  18. derp

    derp New Member

    They asked why I said what I did, I explained it. That's all. Movin on.
     
  19. cmspaz

    cmspaz New Member

    Mildly off the current topic, but this is why I'm so involved with the build in my car. I have personally had my hands on every single part that's ever gone into my car, as well every part that's come out and stayed out. I couldn't ever just hand the keys over to someone and say "make this happen." It's much easier to learn through the process than it is to try to learn afterward, not knowing what all you have.

    Beyond the motor, clutch, t-case, and rear end, I've done every single other thing on my car, timing included.
     
  20. derrian

    derrian Administrator Staff Member

    I think you are doing well with learning about your car. It is not an easy thing by any means. Especially when you have such a custom built car. You have a lot of people just a phone call away if you need some help :)

    My opinions of shops tend to come on how they treat people in the car community, both in person and not. Erik or I have dealt with the back workings of a few shops and when you hear them bad mouthing the people (or those people's ideas/wants) who would be their clientele. That is where I tend to drawn the line on who I recommend others go to or not.

    My car takes an hour drive to go to a body shop for a reason :)
     

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