Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hardwired Radar Detector

Not sure why it took me this long... but anyhow:  Finally hardwired my radar detector into the fuse box.  Just tapped the radio power, so the detector is only on w/ accessory power.  Much cleaner then having the lighter cord, etc.  Tucked all the wiring under the headliner, etc.  A few pictures are here.

Austin Fit Meet

There was a Fit Meet put together in Austin this past Saturday, so I rode down with Marcus and Jeff to check it out.  Not a large turnout, but a good little event nonetheless.  About half of us stayed the night and we stayed in the same hotel, which gave us an opportunity to hang out and talk more as well.  It was a good group.  Hit some of the nice curves around Lake Travis, which was nice.   My pictures are here

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Scrolling LED License Plate Frame

Had this on my truck, and have one on my Grand Prix too (I sell them).  Wanted to hide the wiring, so I ended up drilling a hole and adding a grommet.  More information with the pictures.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

VentureShield Paint Protection

Finally got my VentureShield paint protection kit for the Fit.  Got the hood, rear view mirrors and front bumper kits.  Will also be doing the headlight and fog kit also.  Thanks Alan for helping me put the hood kit on today for the upcoming trip to Austin.   If time allows, I will get the mirror pieces on before I head down there as well.

The bumper piece is going to be a bit more difficult for sure.... so I'll wait until I have a lot more time and Alan is around to help again (grin).

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Progress Sway Bar installed

The 07-08 Fit doesn't have a very elaborate rear suspension.  As a matter of fact, it doesn't even have a sway bar in the rear.  Progress makes the only real option right now, and people seem to be quite happy with it.  MPG-Motoring had a group buy on it, so I got in on the buy. 

The bar arrived yesterday, so I popped it on this morning in about 35 minutes or so.  Pictures are here.  In the limited driving I've done with it so far, it definately seems to help.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sub enclosure started

Well, since the headunit I plan on using isn't quite out yet, no rush on doing my system install.  I do have all the other components I'll be using though.  As such, I figured I'd start the sub enclosure since that's fairly time consuming and can be done as a stand alone project. 

I am fairly specific in my needs, wants and requirements for a system.  In this vehicle, the trick is keeping the back end fully usable.  As such Here are pictures of Step 1 of the sub enclosure project. 


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Fit badge overlay

Well, since my car is already red, I decided to do the white reflective Fit overlay from MobileImageHere are the pictures.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

3rd Brake Light Overlay

MobileImage now has a Fit 3rd Brake Light overlay... here are pictures of the installation process, which only takes about 5 minutes!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A few beauty shots

Took a few beauty shots of the car after I did the springs.  Here they are.


Tanabe GF210 Springs

Decided to put the springs on this morning.  Took just over an hour.  Woulda been a little quicker, but I popped the driver side axle out and had to get it back in place.  Install was pretty straight forward overall.  Here are some pictures

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tanabe Medalion Touring Exhaust

Ordered the Tanabe Medalion Touring Exhaust and the Tanabe GF210 Springs from a friends company, and they arrived today.  Thanks Dave :)

Today I did the exhaust installation... Installation was a breeze, and only took me about 15 minutes including time to pull it into my shop and pull it back out.   Really like the mild tone of the Touring exhaust over the others I've heard.  I like something a bit more subtle.

Pictures are here.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Car Show, etc

I decided to go hit a local car show with a few friends today, so I took the Fit.  This show had quite a few exotic and hard to find cars, as well as some more regular cars as well.  Once the event got going, I popped the hood and had interest in both the car and the air horn setup.  

Had at least 4 people that were very interested in buying a similar air horn setup, so I have to finish some work on getting that tank setup into production and available.  Also showed off the versatility of the car to a few interested parties as well.  Great weather today too.

2nd Tank

I drove a bit more agressive this tank, and it shows.  Also used the AC more.  This tank I went 261.9 miles on 9.1 gallons.  Works out to 28.7 MPG.  95% city, so still respectable.


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Passenger Visor Mirror

Yes, and other Fit owners know... the US 07/08 Fit doesn't have a passenger visor mirror.  There is a JDM visor available, but it costs ~$50.  Way too much IMO.  I didn't want a cheesy clip on visor mirror, so I went and hit the dollar store and found a 5x7 framed mirror.   Took it apart and used a good gel glue to glue it to the visor.  Voila!  Oversized visor mirror, perfect for your significant other!

Pictures here

Air Horn install completed

The Air Horn install is now complete!  155db works great and definately gets attention when you need it over the factory horn!  Pictures are here.


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

New floor mats and Door sill protectors

Just received my order and installed the Honda Fit floor mats, and the Fit door sill protectors.  Nice quality and adds a nice touch to the car.  Here are the pictures.

New graphics

Already got a lot of great comments on these.  These are perfect for the Fit, Mini Cooper, Scion XA/XD, etc.  What are they?  "Actual Size" and "2/5 scale SUV".  Take a look :)  You can buy the "Actual Size" ones here.

Air Horn?

Yes... for those that don't know, I sell a very nice air horn. I removed the one I installed on my '06 GMC truck when I sold it, and had to figure a way to squeeze it on the Fit :)I think I finally have it figured out... I am using a 3000psi paintball tank which I will regulate to 120-150psi for the horn. Believe it or not, I can get quite a few good blasts out of this setup in a small amount of space.I've already mounted the air horn, and have a plan in place for the tank. I'll post an update...

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First tank

Finally put gas in the car this morning.  Put in 9.54 gallons ($3.24/gal) and had 287.2 miles on the car.  Works out to a first tank of 30.1 MPG.  Not a bad start :)   Quite a bit better then the 13mpg or so I used to get in the 06 GMC Sierra, or the 17mpg I get in the supercharged Grand Prix (which also takes super).



Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Got my HFP Wheels

Just got back from the dealer... they installed the HFP wheels that I negotiated into the car price.  I basically got them for $870, wheels and tires.  Pretty good deal for the '08 wheels since they have the tire pressure monitor sensors, etc.

The really good news?  The dealer wrapped up the factory wheels & tires and gave them to me too!  Pictures are here.