Also got a new set of S-drives mounted. It's like getting new brakes after a long while. You forget how good they are when they were new. The previous set were about 4-5 years old.
While doing that I picked up a new set of lug nuts as some of the old ones were worn to the point I was worried to put them back on without stripping them to get off again. Figured now was a good time to get some purdy green ones. The darker ones I wanted were on back order so I got lighter instead. Doesn't match the car as well but close enough.
I also detailed it to a mirror(wash-clay bar-wash-dry. Klasse AIO and HG seal) and added rain-X. Typically it doesn't see rain outside of the Dragon. I'm such a bitch about this car sometimes, I get it.
After that threw on the car bra and exhaust silencer for the drive down. The exhaust isn't loud generally but it's a b16 tranny and sitting at high revs for 12 hours even the quite Comptech can get old. I also replaced my previous orangutan tow hook buddy with one that wasn't short an arm and leg. Strapped on and ready to hold on for a ride.
So, the leather on my steering wheel was looking (and feeling) pretty rough. I initially planned to buy a used steering wheel on Ebay and install a new leather cover on it. While looking for one, I found a steering wheel with its leather in very good shape. I bought that one and finally got around to installing it this morning. It was actually easier than I expected.
Old crusty wheel:
Replacement wheel installed:
With any luck, this wheel will hold up for a few years.
I'm kind of shocked that happened to the old one. Strange.
The leather finish really started going down hill when I brought my nephews to the dragon a few years ago. They were nervous and had very sweaty hands. The leather got sticky and deteriorated from that point on.
My friend just order rear main seal assembly, valve cover gasket set, oil pan gasket, and (2) cams oil seal for my motor. The only thing left is to order the main rod bearings (I get my builder to order it from Acura). My motor will be assemble
I'm debating if I want to go with HIDs (35w or 55w) or LED for my JDM SIR-G headlights w/black housing & D2S projector install.
Last edited by phatintegra; 10-11-2016 at 11:26 AM.