Honda_Boy

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  1. I have no idea why here they changed. Where I live, there isn't even emissions testing because the population isn't large enough (which is good cause I kinda doubt my car can pass).
  2. Happy bday dude!!!!!! Hope ya have a fun one
  3. Well recently the drive I had been using as a secondary to keep My Documents on has been acting up. It seems just about every time I opened My Documents (F:\) it would hang for about 20 seconds or more but I could go into other folders without trouble but EVERY TIME I would go to My Documents, even when I just hit the back button from another folder, the computer would hang. Now I have since moved all of my stuff on the F: drive over to my C: drive in fear of a failing drive. I have changed to the My Documents target to this new location and now when I open My Documents, it's fine. Loads immediately every time. Now the setup is a WD Caviar SE16 SATA300 250GB as the main and a Seagate 16MB Cache SATA300 320GB drive as a secondary and they just run in regular ole plug and play SATA mode. I did the same thing with my old computer for My Documents and never had this prob. It was the same WD 250GB as the main but an older Samsung 8MB Cache ATA133 IDE drive as my secondary. One thing I noticed was on my old rig, the SATA C: would show as a removable drive on the toolbar while on the new rig, neither SATA drives appear as removable (which actually appears more normal I guess). Whether that makes a difference, I don't know. I've also noticed that my Seagate is considerably louder than my WD but nowhere near as loud as my old computer's original 160GB IDE Maxtor that failed, which is what prompted me to do multi hard drive setups (keep Windows, apps, and games on main, My Documents on secondary, and Anime fansubs on External). Now is it possible that the Seagate is failing? Or is there some other problem? Thanks for any enlightenment *Dang while typing this, I tried opening the Secondary Drive from My Computer and the hanging was absent (it's no longer linked as My Documents). Hmmm, now I'm really unsure what's wrong.
  4. was still $4.29 for 93 Octane when I last filled up. The fuel is 10% Ethanol around here now. I hope that crap don't gunk up my engine. Last tank was about 140 City and 100 interstate miles and I managed to pull off just under 32MPG average. That means my interstate mileage was close to 34 I think. BTW, that's with the engine spinning at over 4000RPMs
  5. Honda_Boy

    My Project

    Oh and I just bought a cruise control unit for my car. No tellin how long it'll take me to decide to put it on though.
  6. Honda_Boy

    My Project

    Ignore this, went off on a rant and decided to delete it. It just sucks that the North American market with multiple manufacturers got shafted. But hey, we have the second best Civic now. The current Si is better than the Euro Type R but the JDM Type R is top dog with more power, better suspension and devilish good looks (wait, why our civic get different front and rear fascia?, not that it looks bad but I really like the JDM one too)
  7. Nah, just 4500. I still get 30-32 on the interstate (75-80). It may be spinnin that high but it's only movin 2200lbs. Passed a station on the way home, 87 - $3.99, 89 - $4.14, 93 - $4.29.
  8. Ha, I believe my Civic cuts through the air a little better
  9. Honda_Boy

    My Project

    I got the lip with the car and it was already damaged when I got it. It just wasn't near this bad. It got worse over time. Just the rattling of everyday driving for over a year and it being taken off for oil changes made it worse to were just a few fibers were holding it. I'm giving it to another TennSpeed member at Import Alliance 08 (July 26th and 27th and Nashville Super Speedway for anyone who cares). He apparently has the knowledge to repair carbon fiber. I'm just gonna let him have it. I like CF lips and all but what I really want is to create an OEM looking EK9 Civic Type R replica. I will eventually (money permitting) switch to an Authentic EK9 front and rear lip along with EK9 power folding mirrors, an EK9 Wing, and EK9 grille with new JDM fenders (the same on all JDM/EDM 96-98 Civics), new hood (the same on ALL 96-98 Civics worldwide), and new USDM/JDM EK9 front bumper. Funny, the US 96-98 Civics ALL had the same front bumper (and hatches had the same rear bumper) as the JDM Civic Type R, while every other Civic shared the SiR/VTi bumpers. I swear Honda's decisions on styling and power throughout the various markets has been strange. The North American market gets unique solid one piece mirrors..... that are uglier and less attractive than the rest of the world's break away mirrors, strictly SOHC engines in Civics (not including the Del Sol) until 99, sidemarkerless fenders, unique headlights that are kinda fugly unless blacked out like mine, CTR front bumpers on all Civics, CTR rear bumpers on the hatches, unique rear bumpers on coupes/sedans, complete lack of lips from 96-98, unique steering wheel that's plain, unique seats which too are plain, unique trim naming that's totally different from the rest of the world (CX, DX, LX, HX, EX and Si instead of 1.4, VTi, SiR, etc.), lack of foglight choices (only available from 96-98 were clear round and I've never seen one with them, Japanese buyers had the choice of Clear or Yellow Round or Clear or Yellow "square"), and MANY other things. Sorry, went off an another "Honda (and subsequently Nissan and Toyota) shafted the North American market big time" Rant.
  10. Foo Fighters - Long Road to Ruin Foo Fighters - Let It Die
  11. As far as I know, there shouldn't be CD keys for the booster packs cause they weren't originally on disc. They used to be download only, while the main game and Special Forces came on disc.
  12. ??? - Genesis of Next I have no idea who performs this but I LOVE it. It's the ED for Cyborg 009 I think.
  13. Honda_Boy

    My Project

    I got it installed. Couldn't find anywhere some of that hardware was supposed to go so I just mounted it like my old lip. It ain't comin of either. Took some fighting to get it on right. Actually the upper part of it on the front was in the way of the foglights (cheap replica fitment for ya) so I broke out a grinder bit for the drill and ground it down until the fogs fit back in. So here we go: Old lip (definitely needed to go): up close: NO LIP!!! Lip on (and my parents baller new 08 Civic EX Coupe, thank god that POS PT Cruiser is gone): Backed it up to get a full front shot: wanted to get a pic of the new muffler too but it was too dark. When I was the car I'll get pics. It's still filthy. I need to Plast-X the headlights again, particularly the passenger one.
  14. Honda_Boy

    My Project

    Lip FINALLY came in. It came from ABS Dynamics. The lip was actually made by HC Racing. It came with mounting hardware but unfortunately no instructions. I tried to look them up but HC Racing is a Taiwanese company. I'm sure I can figure it out and if can't figure it out using all the hardware, I'll just mount it the same way the carbon one was mounted. Here it is:
  15. Honda_Boy

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    well I waited for over two weeks and finally called them. Said they didn't have it in stock and was shipping from the manufacturer. He checked with the manufacturer and found out it was not in stock when I ordered so it doesn't ship till later this week. He said he would email me the tracking information when they received it from the manufacturer. Geez, man Password JDM and InLineFour from now on for crap like this.
  16. $4.29 for 93 Octane Premium today. I think the 87 Regular was $4.09. Still averaging 28MPG.
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    Ok, FINALLY I got some info on the lip. I called them today and it was apparently backordered. I'm probably not going to order from them again. Last time I ordered something it was backordered too. They seriously need to list that crap on the site. Password JDM and just about every other top site lists whether items are in stock or not.
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    OK, I emailed them today. Something just ain't right that I ordered on the 19th of June and I still haven't seen any confirmation it's been shipped AND their site says I haven't paid when I most certainly have. I got the receipt on Paypal and the bank statement to prove it.
  19. I wonder how many miles per gallon our "new" delivery truck pulls off. We got a new owner (actually a friend of ours that owns a lawnmower store next door) and we use the company truck to deliver in now. It's 96-98 (I think) Chevy Cheyenne 2500 Auto. Not sure if it's the 5.0 or 5.7 (I think it's the 5.7). I'm pretty sure it gets worse than our previous owner's company truck but it ain't anywhere NEAR as weak and can actually climb a hill with A/C on. The old POS was an 02 Mazda B2300. Sometimes the thing ain't on hand and they insist on using either of the Jeep Cherokees 2 coworkers own. They fail to realize my infinitely more fuel efficient Civic Hatchback has PLENTY of room to do most deliveries we do (that and both of them are the manager/assistant manager and need to stick around).
  20. now email newsletters, I get a few. Newegg.com, ADV Films, EVGA, Best Buy, and I used to get stuff from Suncoast but since my membership ran out, I quit getting stuff (besides the only Suncoast I knew of is closed now, their prices weren't that good anyhow).
  21. Honda_Boy

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    well, I'm used to the likes of Newegg, Amazon, Best Buy (and I consider them slow), InLineFour, Password JDM, and eBay (and yes, I get stuff off eBay faster).
  22. Hmmm, I just had a similar setup go kaput on me and I can't figure out what's wrong so this could fix it and upgrade it all in one go and I can do something with that PC again, but what I don't know. That's what I'm trying to figure out. If I can think of a good use for it, I might get this stuff off ya.
  23. Honda_Boy

    My Project

    PM'ing a guy back and forth on TennSpeed at the moment about getting an OBD2A P30 ECU from a 96-97 Honda Del Sol VTEC from him for a measly $75. I'm sick of my OBD2B P2T from a 99 Civic Si throwin a CEL for something non-existent. I've been looking FOREVER for one of these. They are harder than crap to come by and the only other I've been able to find was on eBay for $220. Only thing is, I'm gonna have to convert my harness back from OBD2B to OBD2A. It was converted for the P2T but I'm gonna have to change it back I think. Also, that Lip. Yeah Honda_Boy is pissed. I've yet to receive any form of confirmation that my order has been processed. It's been over a week now. They finally charged my card Wednesday, 5 days after the order was placed but I still see nothing on the site that says they've processed or shipped it and I haven't gotten any emails either. I believe I'm crossing Weaksauce Parts off my list of places to buy from. I don't care how many people vouched for them. So far I've had 2 bad experiences with them. It may cost more, but I believe I'm keeping my business with Password JDM and InLineFour.