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2019-08-04 / Post 407: Central Florida RST "Rally the Ale!"
2019-07-30 / Post 405: Tail of the Dragon
2019-07-13 / Post 399: Cars & Coffee of Central Florida
2019-04-06 / Post 395: Florida Focus Daytona Meet Up
2019-04-22 / Post 383: Shifter upgrades = installed!
2019-04-05 / Post 373: Big audio upgrade: Audison Voce AV K6 Components
2019-01-14 / Post 347: Updated Central Florida groups and meetups
2019-12-23 / Post 335: Radium breather plate and PCV valve installed
2018-11-03 / Post 313: Cars & Coffee
2018-10-30 / Post 306: Tuned by Tune+, back to dyno: 324 whp and 363 trq
2018-10-16 / Post 295: Print out of two dyno pulls
2018-10-14 / Post 290: Dyno Day
2018-10-03 / Post 281: Boomba BOV off, Mountune on
2018-09-15 / Post 273: RS friends over to the house
2018-09-07 / Post 263: DataZap of Cobb data log and YouTube video of session
2018-09-02 / Post 255: SCCA PDX @ Sebring Int'l Raceway
2018-08-28 / Post 253: Local meet up last night, more parts installed
2018-08-27 / Post 250: More upgrade parts
2018-08-01 / Post 229: ADF Customs Aluminum Undertray = installed
2018-08-01 / Post 228: Few pics from Tail of the Dragon
2018-07-29 / Post 225: 3100+ mile road trip = complete
2018-07-23 / Posts 222 & 223: Skyline Dr and Blue Ridge Parkway
2018-07-15 / Post 212: Road trip! In NYC
2018-07-05 / Post 203: Custom tire rack designed and built!
2018-07-06 / Post 202: James Barone Racing Induction Hose
2018-06-29 / Post 189: Steeda Hood Shocks
2018-06-08 / Post 178: Mishimoto IC pipes ordered
2018-05-12 / Post 162: First use of Foam Cannon
2018-05-05 / Post 159: Cars and Coffee on May 5th 2018
2018-04-19 / Post 147: Replaced gas pedal spacer, replaced amplifiers
2018-04-15 / Post 145: Daytona HPDE Day Two
2018-04-14 / Post 144: Daytona HPDE Day One
2018-04-13 / Post 141: Daytona HPDE Setup
2018-04-10 / Post 131: Mountune track pads installed
2018-04-07 / Post 127: Florida Focus annual Daytona Beach meetup
2018-03-20 / Post 117: Stuff installed (FMIC, oil cooler, catch can, K&N filter)
2018-03-08 / Post 104: Back from TSA work.
2018-03-03 / Post 97: Cars & Coffee
2018-02-28 / Post 95: Garage overhaul pretty much done
2018-02-26 / Post 94: Your Little CNC Shop center console tray
2017-11-19 / Post 56: Mishmoto front mount intercooler installed
2017-11-05 / Post 52: EXO Paint coating applied
2017-11-02 / Post 51: RS Andrenaline Academy recap
2017-10-19 / Post 45: Audio system mostly done and up and running
2017-10-15 / Post 31: Audio system underway, Cobb Accessport installed
2017-10-12 / Post 30: Steeda jacking rails installed
2017-10-09 / Post 27: MBRP Exhaust, Curt Trailer Hitch, CoolTech RDU shroud, Velossa Ram Air, Rear Tow Hook, Power wire run
2017-10-07 / Post 26: Cars & Coffee in Orlando
2017-10-12 / Post 22: Stubby radio antenna
2017-09-27 / Post 21: Audio system planning/gathering
2017-09-22 / Post 19: Second set of rims (XXR 527 18x8.75 Matte Bronze) and tires (Continental Extreme Contact Sports)
2017-09-22 / Post 16: DMB Graphics start button sticker, Build # plate
2017-09-05 / Post 05: Color changing fogs, CoolTech phone holder, hidden garage door opener
2017-09-05 / Post 03: DMB Graphics gel decals for wing


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Picked up this gem the other day from the local Ford dealer, I absolutely love this car so far. I had an ST before this and my 2 cents is that they aren't really very comparable.

It's an RS2 with moonroof, forged rims and the Pilot Cup 2 tires and I'm looking forward already to some upgrades.





Some initial pics with the last two being removal of the rear wiper (yuck, never ever use) and replaced with a rubber 32mm grommet and the installation of a brake light sequencer which I'm a fan of.

I've got a whole list of things on order already including new speakers (Kappas) and a second set of rims and tires among other things, so updates will be coming as the stuff rolls in and I get the time to get them on.

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So I was away for Labor Day weekend visiting my best friends, while I was gone, stuff for the RS was rollin' in !

Audio system and accessories are here:
- Maestro harness
- Speaker baffles
- Speaker mounts
- Infinity Kappas (long time car audio guy, but this is the first time I've ever bought *anything* Infinity, I'm very intrigued by the 2 ohm impedance that these components are)
- CoolTech phone mount (talked about in this thread, here is the product link)

Misc
- Set of Rally Armor flaps
- Set of these white/yellow switchable fog lamps discussed in this thread
- RS fill-in decals for the wing (i'll make a post about this after this one, here is the thread that I read about them at)
- And a decal with my favorite line from Firefly to put on the back glass tucked up under the wing


*** the picture of the fog light output is just the stock bulbs, i took one for reference for after I install the new ones ***


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So I pretty much have ALL the stuff I need for my stereo system build except for the most important part, the Rockford DSR-1, which I am anxiously awaiting it to be released!

There are a few more things coming this week or next:
- an 18" rim a friend of mine sent me to see if it'll clear the front brake before committing to buy them
- the Cool Tech RDU cooling shroud
- Velossa ram air intake system

I'll be thinking back and forth today about pulling the trigger on an exhaust system that I've been eying that I can get for $614 shipped.... we'll see what happens I guess


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Welcome, and awesome start to your car so far!
 

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Put the fogs in during my lunch break, they're these ones: http://a.co/5o7V9u9

They default to "white" when the headlight system is turned on, but you can use the foglight switch to turn them off and when they come back on they'll be yellow. No, there is no way to set yellow as the default, ah well.

For install, I followed this thread: http://www.focusrs.org/forum/32-focus-rs-lighting/34369-how-fog-light-bulb-install.html, it took 10 mins total. Make sure to pay attention to the polarity, both OEM harnesses have a black or black with colored traced wire on the 2 wire plug, that's negative and should be matched up accordingly. Will need to do some night time pictures once it gets dark

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Also mounted my CoolTech phone mount, works great for my iPhone 7+


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And lastly today, I tackled the issue of no garage door opener capability in the car (made a post here in electronics forum)


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Few more items arrived today:

My buddies @ NextLevel Motoring sent me an 18x8.75 XXR 527 wheel in bronze to check fitment on the car, with the front caliper potentially requiring the need for a small spacer. We'll see later on as the my car is currently at the window tinting shop, so i'll give it a try later on today


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Also for the second day in a row received an item from CoolTech, this time their RDU cooling shroud. At some point I will go on track with this car, this will hopefully help, even if just a little bit. I'd LOVE to have a third item from CoolTech but it'll have to wait so I can save up my pennies! (their $1100+ oil cooler setup)


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Looking great! Would you happen to have been apart of Team Integra or the 8th Gen civic forums in the past? There was a guy on one of the two with the same exact name; can't remember which forum though. Seeing what you've done already makes me want to go spend some money...lol.
 

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In the craziness that is my normal day, I did get some time to test fit the rim I received today. While the rims and tires (these Continentals in size 245/40/18 on order) will stick out a little further than I'd prefer, they will fit and have PLENTY of clearance for the brake calipers, which was a concern.


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Looking great! Would you happen to have been apart of Team Integra or the 8th Gen civic forums in the past? There was a guy on one of the two with the same exact name; can't remember which forum though. Seeing what you've done already makes me want to go spend some money...lol.
That's me, I'm the guy who helped-start/owned/sold/still-kinda-run TI.... I also bought a 2000 Civic last year and was on that forum for a bit (sold that car a few months back)
 

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Hurricane Irma has come and gone... it took some work to squeeeeze both my cars into my garage but was able to make it happen and still have room to open beer fridge :)

Rest of the bronze rims will be here tomorrow, tires for them are waiting at the shop, new exhaust arrived yesterday and hoping to get that in within next few weeks!


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Hurricane Irma has come and gone... it took some work to squeeeeze both my cars into my garage but was able to make it happen and still have room to open beer fridge :)

Rest of the bronze rims will be here tomorrow, tires for them are waiting at the shop, new exhaust arrived yesterday and hoping to get that in within next few weeks!


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My wife would have made me leave more room for the cars and less for the beer...but it's good to see that you've got your priorities straight!
 

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Few more items arrived today:

My buddies @ NextLevel Motoring sent me an 18x8.75 XXR 527 wheel in bronze to check fitment on the car, with the front caliper potentially requiring the need for a small spacer. We'll see later on as the my car is currently at the window tinting shop, so i'll give it a try later on today


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Also for the second day in a row received an item from CoolTech, this time their RDU cooling shroud. At some point I will go on track with this car, this will hopefully help, even if just a little bit. I'd LOVE to have a third item from CoolTech but it'll have to wait so I can save up my pennies! (their $1100+ oil cooler setup)
Oh baby, those are sweet. Do you know what they weigh?
 

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That's me, I'm the guy who helped-start/owned/sold/still-kinda-run TI.... I also bought a 2000 Civic last year and was on that forum for a bit (sold that car a few months back)
Now I remember! I read through your entire build thread years ago. Spent COUNTLESS hours on TI but for some reason I never made a thread, just always a lurker. I've owned 3 GSR's and an Si. Now I have the RS and loving it. (Still want another GSR in the worst way though). Love what you're doing so far with your car. Almost makes me wish I got mine in white, almost. Lol
 

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Well, was away out west for 8 days, came home last night and have/had a bunch of RS stuff waiting for me

Easy stuff first:


DMB gel decal for the Start button


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Someone on this forum was making these Build Number plates, I ordered one the day I picked up the car, finally got it in (i knew it'd take a while as they are made to order obviously)


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Also had noticed that my car lacked a passenger side cargo light, apparently this happens now and then, someone on the forum was nice enough to pull out his light and get the part number (AM51-13A756-AA). Searched eBay for that number, got a hit, ordered and put in, works perfect


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And at the tire shop, my new XXR wheels were mated to the Continental Extreme Contact tires I ordered, picked them up a bit ago, hope to have time to put these, along with my Rally Armor flaps, on the car today


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I have an MBRP Black exhaust system here in the garage that arrived the day before Irma hit here in Florida, hopefully find time this weekend for that install, and soon will be mapping out how to arrange the stereo stuff i'll be putting in (two Rockford Fosgate Power Series amps, my 15 farad cap, and two shallow mount 10"s). I also at some point need to finish installing the rest of the Infinity Kappas in the doors
 

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Nice RS and I like what you're doing so far! I'll be at Lake Nona Cars and Coffee on Saturday October 7 @ 8am if you want to stop by and chat RS mods.
I've got nothing planned that day as it stands, maybe i'll come out that way!
 

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Spent my lunch break installing the passenger side stuff (wheels + the Rally Armor flaps). I had ordered a set of black lugs to use as well, I wasn't liking the ones i got that are a different shade of blue than the brake calipers


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So after driving around a bit with the new shoes, the TPMS sensors came on and wouldn't go off. Went back to tire shop this morning and watched their guy there use some handheld scanner tool to teach the car the new TPMS sensors, was a pretty neat process to watch.

Took a few more pictures of the new rims and tires, I'm thinking now about some Mountune springs now, the "pogo effect" really does make me nauseous when I drive the car more than 20 mins at a time (and i did check to make sure the front spring spacers were indeed removed by the dealer).

I also ordered the Curt hitch and harness for the car so I can get my bicycle rack on the car, I need to start getting back on that horse.


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