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Old Tue, Oct-02-2018, 08:03:25 PM   #411
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Default Re: Tyler's "Better late than never" 2004 SG 6MT Slicktop Journal

Congrats! Watch a bunch of you tube videos and you will be up to speed in no time. Then you can really start to perfect your pictures. Highly recommend Adobe Lightroom, there is so much you can do post processing.

You don't have to have the best gear to get great shots. Practice makes perfect. I would expect myself to be so much better by now but unfortunately like with anything if you don't keep at it you won't get better.

Looking forward to more great shots
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Old Tue, Oct-02-2018, 08:35:49 PM   #412
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Thanks! Ya I was wondering Photoshop vs. Elements vs Lightroom?
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·Evolve-R Alpha N · Evolve CSL CF Airbox · Eventuri Scoop · Supersprint V1 stepped 63mm · SS V1 S pipe 63mm + 200 cell HFC · OE sect 2 60mm · SS Sport 60mm
·Besian · RE pullies/fan delete · WPC rod bearings · GroundControl S/A (Koni/Eibach 440/525) + tall RSMs · TMS Camber & Subframe plates · SPC Adj alloy rear camber arms
·RE Trans Mounts · AKG poly SUB/DIFF 95a · SDW RTAB · Weighted ///M knob + UUC DSSR + delrin carrier bush · OE CSL trunk · APEX 75mm Studs
·Sportline 8S 18"x8.5/9.5" · MPSS 245/275 · Brembo 996 36/40 345mm CSL Textar FF & 28/30 328mm CSL ATE "D738" FF · CM brackets & ss/teflon lines
·Pioneer DEH-80PRS · Eclipse PA5422 · CDT HD-6 + WS-100i · CDT EX-530 · 8" Kicker

DD/Beater: 1999 Civic LX - Kenwood x998 · PPI 1600.4 · CDT HD-6 + HD-100 · CDT EX-530 · DVC 10"
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Old Fri, Oct-12-2018, 06:04:49 PM   #413
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Default Re: Tyler's "Better late than never" 2004 SG 6MT Slicktop Journal

Finally got around to installing the Mason clutch pedal and TMS black pedal kit.

Luckily, I could put the TMS pedal on the Mason clutch pedal before going into the car. Good thing as it needs a little more work than the OE plastic pedal would.

TMS, like any pedal sets I've seen, gives you 3 screws, but this Mason pedal has a pretty large, square body behind the flat pedal, so it's better to go with 4 screws and straddle the pedal body.

I also had to make little spacers to clear this large body or "leg" that the flat pedal is welded to, since the pre-determined holes in the TMS pedals aren't quite wide enough.










Time for the other pedals and install the mason pedal. It's easy to get access to the area, just remove the kick panel. The fun comes when you're in a strange position that's putting pressure on a kidney, with blood rushing to your head, trying to get the ***** clip off the pedal pivot

Drilling holes for the brake pedal. I held up the TMS pedal to the bare metal pedal and used a punch to mark my holes first.




Installing and fastening the brake pedal. Used 3 screws here as the pedal "leg" or body, where it meets the flat pedal face, isn't in your way too much for the bottom, centered screw.




Brake pedal done, moving on to the gas pedal which is easier, being plastic.




Gas done, time to swap out the clutch.




Got the stock clutch pedal out (and the aftermarket clutch stop). One of those things that's a lot faster to do once you know all the little things required.




Stock vs. Mason pedals. Here are the 3 common bushing choices - stock plastic (grey), Nylon or Delrin (white) and Brass.




I've read to go with brass for the clutch and nylon for the brake. The brass ones fit perfectly in the mason pedal, luckily. The nylon ones barely fit; they would need some beveling me thinks - we'll see if the brake pedal is also too tight of a fit, as that's where they'll be going next.

All done!



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·Evolve-R Alpha N · Evolve CSL CF Airbox · Eventuri Scoop · Supersprint V1 stepped 63mm · SS V1 S pipe 63mm + 200 cell HFC · OE sect 2 60mm · SS Sport 60mm
·Besian · RE pullies/fan delete · WPC rod bearings · GroundControl S/A (Koni/Eibach 440/525) + tall RSMs · TMS Camber & Subframe plates · SPC Adj alloy rear camber arms
·RE Trans Mounts · AKG poly SUB/DIFF 95a · SDW RTAB · Weighted ///M knob + UUC DSSR + delrin carrier bush · OE CSL trunk · APEX 75mm Studs
·Sportline 8S 18"x8.5/9.5" · MPSS 245/275 · Brembo 996 36/40 345mm CSL Textar FF & 28/30 328mm CSL ATE "D738" FF · CM brackets & ss/teflon lines
·Pioneer DEH-80PRS · Eclipse PA5422 · CDT HD-6 + WS-100i · CDT EX-530 · 8" Kicker

DD/Beater: 1999 Civic LX - Kenwood x998 · PPI 1600.4 · CDT HD-6 + HD-100 · CDT EX-530 · DVC 10"
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Old Fri, Oct-12-2018, 11:30:05 PM   #414
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Looks great! I still have to install my TMS pedal set... They've been sitting gathering dust along with other parts. I've been so busy lately, I haven't been able to do much on my car

How are you liking the Mason pedal?
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Old Fri, Oct-12-2018, 11:41:17 PM   #415
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Looks great! How do they feel compared to normal pedals?
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Looks great! I still have to install my TMS pedal set... They've been sitting gathering dust along with other parts. I've been so busy lately, I haven't been able to do much on my car

How are you liking the Mason pedal?
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Looks great! How do they feel compared to normal pedals?
Thanks Rich and Joe! And thanks for asking some questions, 'cause I didn't really give much feedback did I? Partly 'cause I haven't driven much, but...


Pedals - Wow, perfect. Maybe too grippy. Maybe that goes down slightly with a bit of wear? Slightly larger footprint than stock, especially the gas, which I like. Very light and well made. TONS of grip. You won't be loosing your footing. I'm actually wondering if the time it takes to move the foot from the brake back to gas is going to be slowed down at all - seriously.

Mason pedal - This is a tough one to describe AND quantify, as a worthwhile mod, which won't make some people happy. I just decided to take it as a good omen that I have never seen a bad review, plus my desire to move the pedal inwards more (at rest) made me pull the trigger on lets be honest, a pretty unnecessary mod.

Yes, I love it and glad I did it I have no evidence to give anybody really. Most helpful thing I can think to say is that it doesn't take any more effort (that I can tell) to depress as opposed to the feeling a 30-40% short throw shifter would cause - if you follow.
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·Evolve-R Alpha N · Evolve CSL CF Airbox · Eventuri Scoop · Supersprint V1 stepped 63mm · SS V1 S pipe 63mm + 200 cell HFC · OE sect 2 60mm · SS Sport 60mm
·Besian · RE pullies/fan delete · WPC rod bearings · GroundControl S/A (Koni/Eibach 440/525) + tall RSMs · TMS Camber & Subframe plates · SPC Adj alloy rear camber arms
·RE Trans Mounts · AKG poly SUB/DIFF 95a · SDW RTAB · Weighted ///M knob + UUC DSSR + delrin carrier bush · OE CSL trunk · APEX 75mm Studs
·Sportline 8S 18"x8.5/9.5" · MPSS 245/275 · Brembo 996 36/40 345mm CSL Textar FF & 28/30 328mm CSL ATE "D738" FF · CM brackets & ss/teflon lines
·Pioneer DEH-80PRS · Eclipse PA5422 · CDT HD-6 + WS-100i · CDT EX-530 · 8" Kicker

DD/Beater: 1999 Civic LX - Kenwood x998 · PPI 1600.4 · CDT HD-6 + HD-100 · CDT EX-530 · DVC 10"
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