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Checked with Yasu @J’s Racing USA and my J’s vented hood arrived in his shipment. Cruised over ditched the box and the hood fit in the hatch perfectly with the seats folded down.


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Yasu also received some J’s valve covers In his shipment. Had been eyeing this for several months, so grabbed one.

In addition to oil leaks due to the Superstik, found the engine cover also was leaking. Will take to my nephew for warranty seal replacement and install the J’s cover.

I too have the valve cover gasket leak issue Lots of reporting on this issue. Mine is leaking firewall-driver side. Noticed some pooling of oil there. I'm taking mine into Honda next week.



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Yes was surprised to find it. The only reason I looked was due to the Crappystik, so there was a silver lining to it leaking, heh.

Mine appeared to be leaking in a similar location towards the rear of the cover.

Was tempted to do the repair myself, but took it in under warranty.

Good thing, as one of the engine harness wiring connectors broke on disassembly. Will require a new harness which isn’t cheap and motor removal will be needed to replace the damaged one.

My car will be at the dealer for several days, maybe a week :(

I too have the valve cover gasket leak issue Lots of reporting on this issue. Mine is leaking firewall-driver side. Noticed some pooling of oil there. I'm taking mine into Honda next week.
 
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Got the car back today with a new electrical harness and here is the J’s Racing valve cover installed. Has a fresh gasket and Honda Bond applied to each corner. Purely cosmetic, but adds color to the engine bay. As this was installed under warranty, I do not have a step by step to accompany this mod.

That said, Pretty sure I’ll get an opportunity to remove and replace the gasket down the road.

Recommend inspecting your valve covers for oil leaks prior to the warranty expiring, in case a repair is needed.


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J’s Racing has (7) different colored oil caps. Decided to go silver chrome with an older style oil cap sticker. Really digging the new look.

However, be forewarned:

1. The paint is thin and is easily scratched. Mine was scraped a little during the install.

2. The engine harness is very fragile and would be an expensive repair if damaged. Fortunately mine was covered under warranty.

An alternative to purchasing a J’s Racing or Spoon valve cover would simply be to remove and paint the OEM valve cover.
 
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Got the car back today with a new electrical harness and here is the J’s Racing valve cover installed. Has a fresh gasket and Honda Bond applied to each corner. Purely cosmetic, but adds color to the engine bay. As this was installed under warranty, I do not have a step by step to accompany this mod.

That said, Pretty sure I’ll get an opportunity to remove and replace the gasket down the road.

Recommend inspecting your valve covers for oil leaks prior to the warranty expiring, in case a repair is needed.


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J’s Racing has (7) different colored oil caps. Decided to go silver chrome with an older style oil cap sticker. Really digging the new look.

However, be forewarned:

1. The paint is thin and is easily scratched. Mine was scraped a little during the install.

2. The engine harness is very fragile and would be an expensive repair if damaged. Fortunately mine was covered under warranty.

An alternative to purchasing a J’s Racing or Spoon valve cover would simply be to remove and paint the OEM valve cover.
Wow that's wild they had to pull the engine and replace the harness. Do you know which connector broke specifically? Looks amazing and thought about trying to DIY paint my own, but now I'm a bit scared of harness issues.
 
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Not sure which one it was, but can ask... However I tried removing a couple connectors when identifying the valve cover oil leak and they were pretty stubborn.

Once the connector broke, the car was disabled. The repair options were to splice a connector from a new harness, or replace the harness altogether.

I possibly could have swapped without damaging it, but hard to say for sure. My nephew was working against a time crunch, opposed to taking time to be careful, like you and I would.

Though nice, the J’s Racing valve cover is just an OEM Honda cover painted teal with their tag applied. Probably something a person can DIY, but will complement some other J’s Racing items that will be added soon.


Wow that's wild they had to pull the engine and replace the harness. Do you know which connector broke specifically? Looks amazing and thought about trying to DIY paint my own, but now I'm a bit scared of harness issues.
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That valve cover is absolutely beautiful! I would love one for mine.
 

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Being sick has its pros and cons. The downside obviously is feeling like crap. The upside however is I get to work on the car without getting in trouble, because no one wants to be around me ;)
Decided to tackle the Hasport 62A RMM install.

Hasport has a terrific YouTube video which made the install a breeze:

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Tools needed:
Flat and Phillips screwdrivers
Rubber mallet
Small wooden hammer handle and prybar *not pictured*
Ratchet with 10mm and 17mm sockets
19mm combo wrench
safety glasses - ***tiny rocks can fall in your eyes when looking up***
Anti-seize
O-ring lube

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Removed the undercarriage shield to access the OEM RMM


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Removed these plastic push clips and 10mm center bolt to access the RMM. Pulled (2) additional push clips to get more clearance.


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With the pushclips out, the plastic underbody cover pulled down to access this 17mm bolt.


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Used the ratchet with 17mm socket to remove. It is 1 of 2 bolts that holds the RMM in place.


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wiggled the bolt and it came out easily.


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Used the 19mm combo to loosen the 2nd bolt.


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When it was loose, pulled down on the RMM so the bolt head could clear the downpipe. Then wiggled the RMM and off it came.


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Side by side comparison.


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Another angle.


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Applied some O-ring lube to top and bottom.


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Made sure the entire surface was lubed. Protects the face and makes it easier to install.


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Lined up the Hasport RMM where it was supposed to go, the letters up. The Hasport video says to hammer it in with the mallet, but I was lucky and pressed right in.


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Pushed until the bolt hole that attaches to the motor lined up.


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Applied anti seize to the threads of both bolts.


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A prybar was needed to pull the RMM down to reinstall the 19mm bolt.


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Used the mallet to tap the RMM back in place.


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And also the flat head screwdriver to help line the bolt and threads up.


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With the threads engaged used the 19mm combo to turn the bolt in, but did not fully tighten.


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Then needed to line up the remaining RMM bolt hole with the frame.


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Used a wooden hammer handle to tap the RMM to help line it up


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Also grabbed here and pulled to help line things up.


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Bingo, bango, bongo! Last bolt engaged ;)


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A final check before tightened everything up.


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First tightened the rear that attaches to the frame with the ratchet and 17mm


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Then tightened the front that attaches to the motor with the 19mm combo


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Hasport 62A RMM installed! Just need to reinstall the push clips and undercarriage. Hopefully the added NVH doesn’t drive me bonkers, lol

***update 1/24/20 - Could be my tolerance level is high, but didn’t notice any significant increase in NVH. Certainly not to an annoyance level. Engine and exhaust sound level may have increased a little. Wheel hop significantly reduced. Verdict: thumbs up
Thank you for this. I wanted to know how you torqued 19mm bolt to the spec?
 
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With the front pipe in place, there wasn’t room to get a socket and torque wrench on the 19mm bolt head., so used a combination wrench and did it by feel similar to the video. Just make sure it is tight and snug... but doesn’t need to be killed. Can’t recall what the spec is, but thought it was something like 60-70 ft/lbs.


Thank you for this. I wanted to know how you torqued 19mm bolt to the spec?
 
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I’ve got to stop visiting J’s Racing USA... Yasu has lots of cool FK8 stuff... including these titanium lug nuts I’ve been fixated on for awhile and blue has always been one of my favorite colors.


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Side by side comparison to the Project Kics Iconix R40’s which are amazing also. The J’s lugs are about 30% of the weight, but don’t have the Kics floating seal or wheel lock.


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Project Kics black with caps.


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J’s Racing Ti


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When sunlight hits them.


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Imagine the wheel hub might glow radioactive blue when in motion and the sun hitting just right.


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It’s difficult to capture how the J’s look in person, but they glow and reflect off the Rays wheel.


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The color mismatch doesn’t really go with the black/white theme I’ve got going.... but you guys oughta see how I dress 😝

Gonna rock these for awhile and switch back and forth every now and then to keep things fresh.
 
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Picked up some Morimoto Fogs to pair with the headlights. Didn’t come with instructions but seemed simple enough to figure out. There is a Youtube video for an Si install but it was lacking and didn’t cover the fine details... and as my good buddy Boosted180sx often says:

It’s all in the details :)

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First, remove the fake plastic vents


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Remove (2) Phillips head screws securing the OEM fogs. These will be re-used.


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Carefully pull the fog and disconnect the green plug.


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Side by side comparison. OEM on left. Miromoto smoked on right. Yellow fogs are also available.


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Each fog comes with a plastic plug to install to the wiring pins.


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Make sure the black wire corresponds to the black wire on the OEM harness and insert the pins to the plug. There is a correct orientation. When it’s right, the rubber seal will press in easily. Gently press until each pin snaps in.


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Like this.


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Wiring pins correctly installed. Note the orientation.


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Unfortunately, the supplied Morimoto plug is a different style than OEM so an adapter is needed.


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Found these adapters on Ebay for $50.


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Connect the fog and test to verify it works.


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The Morimoto fog isn’t a direct fit and needs to be modified.


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Here are the spots to trim and enlarge to make it fit. The keyhole adjustment is on the opposite side for the other fog. *note the white adjustment screw on lower left to aim the light output*
**warning: though the housing to be trimmed is separate from the fog light itself, if it breaks, it’s not available for sale separately....You will need to buy another set of fogs.


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Heated blade trick worked well to make the cuts.


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Use a 5/16” drill bit to enlarge the keyhole.


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If using a drill motor, enlarge the hole incrementally with these drill bits until arrive at 5/16”. Doing it this way will minimize the chance the bit grabs and twists or breaks off the plastic tab.


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And a 1/8” drill bit to notch the keyhole.


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Finish the key slot with a file.


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Zip tie the adapter to prevent the excess from flopping around.


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Fitment is now perfect 👌 Remember, the keyhole for the other fog is on the opposite side than this.


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Secure the fog with the (2) screws.


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Output comparison: OEM on left. Miromoto on right seems much brighter.


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Morimotos installed. Aesthetically, I kinda prefer the OEMs, The smoked fogs are hard to see against the fake vents :doh:



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However the function is where it’s at. They are super bright and am hoping they will offset the lower Morimoto headlight output when properly aimed. Drove around last night and noticed they need to be adjusted way down.


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Adjusting the aim of the Morimoto fogs is really easy. They come pointed up and need to be aimed down by turning the phillips knob counter clockwise.

The adjustment rule is to park the fogs 25’ from a wall, then adjust so there is a 2-4” drop from the level of the fogs.

However, I found it easier to unplug and remove the fogs then aim the lens just below center, then put them back in.


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Left - adjusted slightly down from centerline.
Right - as received, aimed up.


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Comparison before Morimoto headlights + OEM fogs.


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After: Morimoto headlights + Morimoto fogs. Much, much better!

Beams are bright and travel far with a sharp cutoff. Highly recommend these fogs if want extra light output and don’t mind the $175 price tag. Game changer!
 
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A vented hood seems to be an integral part of a track cooling system.


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Opted for a J’s Racing hood FRP bottom, CF top after Honda chose it for their TCR race car. Found out after committing, First Moulding offers the same hood for less through ICB..... But that sticker yo!


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Had good experience with the J’s grill @Beto’s Auto Body and paint in Fullerton, so am entrusting the hood with them..


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Option A: vents exposed. Have seen several photos of peeps going this route. Clean look and a safe choice. Told the shop to proceed this way, but have a day or so to change it...


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Option B: vents and front center lip exposed. This was my first choice going in... but the lines aren’t right so the shop would have to create artificial lines, so may not look right.


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Option C: vents and center CF exposed Varis style.. the dark horse selection but gaining steam.

Aarrrrghh.... having to make choices like this drives an OCD guy like me nuts. Will probably go back and forth 1,000 times before a final decision is made. Help me out! :doh:
 

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A vented hood seems to be an integral part of a track cooling system.


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Opted for a J’s Racing hood FRP bottom, CF top after Honda chose it for their TCR race car. Found out after committing, First Moulding offers the same hood for less through ICB..... But that sticker yo!


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Had good experience with the J’s grill @Beto’s Auto Body and paint in Fullerton, so am entrusting the hood with them..


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Option A: vents exposed. Have seen several photos of peeps going this route. Clean look and a safe choice. Told the shop to proceed this way, but have a day or so to change it...


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Option B: vents and front center lip exposed. This was my first choice going in... but the lines aren’t right so the shop would have to create artificial lines, so may not look right.


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Option C: vents and center CF exposed Varis style.. the dark horse selection but gaining steam.

Aarrrrghh.... having to make choices like this drives an OCD guy like me nuts. Will probably go back and forth 1,000 times before a final decision is made. Help me out! :doh:
Option one is the cleanest
 
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Received this high flow catted downpipe wrapped with hard lagging and a turbo oil return clam-shell heat shield from Dream Automotive.


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Dream claims it matches the performance of a 3” catless. It’s 7” across at some points so is pretty large, but it is supposed to fit. Waiting for the PWR race radiator and Eventuri inlet pipe to arrive before tackling this install. Would like to do everything at once and ha


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Hopefully no bolts or studs will snap during the install and the DP won’t cause any CELs. Once it’s on, will be looking to finally get tuned, but may wait until November for a better deal.
 
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Apologies. I am going to deviate abit from the Type R and discuss....my wife’s grodie 2004 Toyota RAV4... Some may recall my desire to purchase a new car for her, but she pulled the reversal and that’s how I ended up in an FK8.

The RAV4 was my wife’s dream car back then and we bought it new, when she was pregnant with our first son. Unfortunately, it’s a kid’s car and it’s seen more than it’s fair share of rotten baby bottle spills, food, coffee, shakes and drink spills... Plus our kids have been pigs in general... compounding the problem is she doesn’t clean her car and neither do our kids. My line of work requires long hours, so usually don’t have time beyond the quick trash throwaway during fill ups at the gas station.


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Rewind several months and being the good husband, gave the RAV4 a good cleaning... then found some of this nonsense... some weird beetle larvae growing in some spilled food. 🤮 🤮


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The experience I gained installing the Acuity full shifter came in handy removing the center console.... look at this nonsense!! :doh:


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Totally ridiculous nonsense!!


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Pretty sure this was (16) years worth of coffee spills...(I hope 😂)


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OCD powers kicked in and cleaned the sh1t out of it... though couldn’t do much about the carpet.
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Was pretty happy with the results:headbang:


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Which brings us to yesterday...Same ole song.. but even after cleaning, the carpet is still gross :confused:
Called to check pricing to replace the cabin carpet and was quoted $650-750.


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Found some more colonies of the same bugs...WTH? It’s fascinating they are able to survive in this environment... I get the food and candy crumbs, but there isn’t a water source and it gets super hot in the car... How did they get there in the first place?:dunno:


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Vacuumed those buggers up from several locations.... including underneath the rear seats....had them all cleaned up, then a bunch more fell out when one of the rear seats bumped during reinstall.


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At that point, decided to ditch the rear seats and see if I could find replacements at pick-a-part. Had never been to one of these. Checked out the website and found (3) RAV4’s in their inventory.


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Cost to enter was $3 cash. Brought a bucket of tools and dragged my sons along...but found they needed to be a minimum of (16) years old to enter, so they waited in the car. It was around 100F and the ground was black and slick, covered by years of accumulated oil and grease which made it even hotter 😩

But it was a fun experience, being it’s a scavenger hunt. Found the RAV4s I was looking for....


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And snagged these rear leather seats in good condition...


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Also grabbed these leather front seats, a complete set of carpeting for the cabin and cargo area, the padding underneath and a bunch of interior trim pieces, for around $300.

Gonna rip everything thing out of my wife’s RAV4 down to the metal. Clean and disinfect everything, then go back with all this stuff for a new lease on life! Those darn bugs have no idea what’s about to hit them.:flame:

I’m gonna go on the hunt for parts for my 96 Honda next time....

How is this goofy post relevant? Well, a lot of the parts I needed are discontinued or pretty expensive if bought new. Also got really lucky finding a complete carpet set, so no longer need to take it to the auto upholstery shop saving more money...

Imagine Civics and Type R’s might start popping up at these pick-a-part places as time goes by. Remember this option, if unable to source parts down the road.
 
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