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    Default Finboy Buys a Honda

    surprisingly I actually have a decent car again, so I thought I might as well start a thread on it. it will likely be a SLOOOOOW build as other aspects of life need money more than a car needs mods, but I am sure I will have trouble keeping it as is.

    1998 Acura EL "sport" (how they equate a d-series with sportiness i will never understand)

    it has 225,XXX km's on the body, but I bought it from a family member who was the second owner. It is a BC car, so it has ZERO rust, which is why I bought it.

    mods currently on it (installed waaay back in '98 when it was purchased)
    -CAI
    -Lowering springs
    -tint
    -rims
    -etc.

    basically a late 90's typical acura.

    Pictures of cleaner times, and the trip back today.









    Winter Mode:




    So, no idea what is next, I have a set of helios recaros from a vw, but they don't match the grey interior of this, so they may stay out for a while until I can figure something out.

    Seats look like this now



    Seats could go better if recovered with leather trim, on bolsters like this (but black or dark gray)

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    Looking pretty mint!

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    I ain't worried 'bout it right now..

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    oh yes, one of the good ones while they still made them. Those are old school TSW Blades for your summer wheels.

    As for seats, you can always upgrade to DC Integra within a few mins, it makes a big difference!
    Honda/Acura guy

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    Originally posted by Deetz
    oh yes, one of the good ones while they still made them. Those are old school TSW Blades for your summer wheels.

    As for seats, you can always upgrade to DC Integra within a few mins, it makes a big difference!
    What about the rear seat?
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    Originally posted by finboy


    What about the rear seat?
    Well, you have a couple of options.....

    - you can actually find Integra seats very close to the color of the stock ones in your car now and not worry about them

    - you can do some custom work, and remove the fabric from the foam on both seats and swap the DC rear fabric onto your EL seat
    Honda/Acura guy

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    Good to know, also, what does a 5 lug conversion usually run for these things?
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    Check with jdm source on that, he'd be one of your best opions
    Honda/Acura guy

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    Originally posted by finboy
    what does a 5 lug conversion usually run for these things?
    ~1200.00 IRRC w/ itr wheels

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    Haha Adam I saw your picture and wasn't sure if this is true. Welcome to the "HoMoCo" bastard guy. Definitely reminds me of the days I used to come to your house and sit in your garage doing nothing haha

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    best upgrade IMO : civic ek center console cupholders!

    acura el has the worst cupholders, all you can hold are pop cans, i did this in my winter beater el. the civic cupholders are deeper and doesn't come with the shelf on top. you can actually fit water bottles in them, 16$ i payed at pick-n-pull

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    Good to know about the cup holders, I haven't been to p&p in ages, I will have to head down and look around. I still have to find a leather console cover, and possible black door panels/dash if I can find decent ones.
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    Love EL's! Looks mint too.

    5 lug and 16" itr wheels would look stellar.

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    Originally posted by 88CRX
    Love EL's! Looks mint too.

    5 lug and 16" itr wheels would look stellar.
    If I go 5 lug I want these...BADLY

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    Clean lookin EL Always wanted one for a DD.

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    Originally posted by finboy


    If I go 5 lug I want these...BADLY

    You always have to go against the grain don't you adam??...haha...

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    Always, everyone has a Honda, gotta do something to make it different
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    Keep an eye on the oil level. Ive replaced alot of D16Y8s with rods hanging out of the block.. BTW-- There are couple Els at pick your part.

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    Originally posted by 78si
    Keep an eye on the oil level. Ive replaced alot of D16Y8s with rods hanging out of the block.. BTW-- There are couple Els at pick your part.
    Good to know Darren, it has been kept up very well, but I will have to pay a lot more attention to this car than my standard vehicles over the past 8 years. Are you still In The swap business?
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    Loving the TSW Blades

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