SI transmission in a Sport hatch project

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as a sport hatch owner, this is a very interesting topic to follow.

i really do hope all goes well with you shadowfighter



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How was the weekend and last week?

Any progress?!
 
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Si half shaft came in. It seems to fit to passenger side sport cv axle. so if you wanted to save money I don't think you would need the passenger side si cv axle.

Since I all ready have the passenger side si cv axle and its a different part number then the sport I'm going to run it.
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Filled the transmission mount with 3m window weld. I'm thinking about doing the passenger side mount as well since I have some window weld leftover.
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Flywheel and clutch went in. I bought a flywheel holding tool but it doesn't work with my flywheel so I ended up using torque sticks. I didn't want to but oh well guess I will find out later if that was a bad idea.
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Transmission went in.
 
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Filled the passenger side mount with 3m window weld. I forgot to take a picture before reinstalling lol.
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Its all back together. It goes in to gear when running and moves forword/backward. Sadly I didn't have time to take it for a test drive.

The type r front sway bar fit great. Not sure if the sport end links will hold up with the extra stress from the type r bar. If they don't I will let you guys know.

I found my clutch alignment tool in the Honda bag that had my 2 quarts of transmission fluid.:doh:

I ordered a 27won turbo. I won't install it tell the clutch is broken in.
 
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I put 50 miles on it today. No problems. Just getting used to the new clutch engagement and trying to drive it easy is the only difficulties I'm having at the moment.

I found some curvy roads and tested out the type r front sway bar. I freaking love it! Front end feels great.

Current suspension mods are Ultra racing strut bar, type r sub frame brace, Si springs and Progress rear sway bar.

I now feel like it needs a stiffer rear sway bar so I think I will pick up a Whiteline bar at some point.

I need to get a alignment done soon and I plan on doing a dyno run before upgrading the turbo so I can post up before and after gains.

Thanks a lot for the support guys its been a really fun project!
 

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This is a sick build! This definitely makes your car one of a kind and i'm sure the benefits will speak for itself. Hopefully it all holds up well, congrats on finally finishing it.
 
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Got the alignment done. Unexpected bonus. They fixed my steering wheel. It was angled to the left when driving straight. I was going to pull the steering wheel off and realign it but no need to now.

250 miles so far. The clutch pedal engages really close to the floor now and I'm not sure if I like that. I might end up playing with the clutch pedal adjustment to get it to engage further up.

Picked up a RV6 downpipe combo and I'm debating if I want to spend the money on a PRL race maf upgrade(I have the street maf). I want to get all the power mods done before the custom tune since it costs so much.
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Just an FYI, you HAVE to get a tune to use the prl race intake
 

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As long as you installed the rack back on the shaft the same position it came off, what the alignment did is fine, now if you didnt... youre gonna have to fix it...
 
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As long as you installed the rack back on the shaft the same position it came off, what the alignment did is fine, now if you didnt... youre gonna have to fix it...
I didn't get the rack/shaft in the same position that it came off. (I should have done a better job of making sure they got back together correctly but I dropped the ball on this one)

I talked to the Honda dealer about it today. They said I just need to have the steering position sensors recalibrated and it should be fine. Cost $75 to have them do it. I was kind of surprised no one asked me why I dropped the subframe lol.

Thank you FK7Hatch. I don't think I would have got this fixed if you hadn't said something.
 

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Dropped the flywheel off to get resurfaced.
I think you are the first in the community to successfully resurface the Si's DMF. It was an open question I had on whether it was permissible (as it was in the Mazda community under light to moderate wear).

Can you elaborate more on the approach that was taken?
 
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I think you are the first in the community to successfully resurface the Si's DMF. It was an open question I had on whether it was permissible (as it was in the Mazda community under light to moderate wear).

Can you elaborate more on the approach that was taken?
I had to call around to find a machine shop that could resurface a duel mass flywheel. All the shops I called before this one couldn't do it.

All I know is they took .008 off of it, they charged me $100 and I was able to pick it up the next day. I just dropped it off and picked it up. They didn't let me see the machine they used or let me watch them do it.

I could give you there number if you want to call and ask for more details.
 

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Sounds like they just gave your flywheel a quick scuff for bedding purposes. I'm subscribed so I'll be interested to hear how things hold up as the miles accumulate. (I'm sure it will be fine.)
 

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