That’s how I feel when I work on Ivan. This has to be the filthiest undercarriage out of all my vehicles. It reminds me of customer cars when I worked at a Honda dealership. Back then, I would sometimes get a work-order for a car from the 80’s-90’s. Their undercarriages would be a total mess. Oil, dirt, grease and fluids everywhere. But yo! Don’t get it twisted, I have no problem getting dirty! Hell, I miss getting dirty. I am Dirty!
But anyway, peep it. A 94-97 Accord test pipe works on an RA1 if you get a 2inch extension adapter that’s 2.25. They’re cheap too! Keep that in mind if you want something to free up some power and preserve your cat. If you get an adjustable test pipe, that would probably be better.
When I was under the van it dawned on me, I enjoy modifying this car more than my other ones. It’s that brand new feeling. I notice a lot of Honda heads who turned into dad’s end up getting this chassis. I feel that 💯 especially the ones who came from driving a Civic. Keep your Ody happy and not lousy like Grease Rat’s service! Hahahaha! ✌️
So shortly after making the Super Egg post, my shocks started leaking. I went ahead and purchased all the parts I need and also did research on a RA1 “forum” on a social media platform. That shit is wack yo. But it shows not a lot of people know anything when it comes to this chassis. Everyone just wants to slam it, and that’s coo cuz it looks good; there’s research on that. But no real info if you don’t wanna ride so low. Everyone throws in China made coil-overs and calls it a day, but nah I’m good off of that. But anyway, here is the before and after pics.
Here is an interesting find I came across:
I also went ahead and installed the new steering wheel combo:
Then I threw on the Mcleans and fender stripe!
Ivan drives way better now, so smooth and can still take an impact on bumpy roads. I’m really happy with a shock and spring combo and not following the trend. Don’t follow what everyone else is doing, that’s wack lyrics. Shout out to the ones who test different suspension combos even if it’s from another car. Be lyrical and drive in your own lane. ✌️