2004 EP3.

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Phate
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2004 EP3.

Post by Phate » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:09 pm

So, got bored of driving a big Lexus sedan and changed to a job with a 52 mile daily commute. I wanted something that got decent MPG and was fun to drive everyday.

I've always kinda wanted an EP3, so I went and found one. It had to be... not silver, an 04-05, and zero rust. Living in the south has its perks because usually cars don't have any rust on them. I found one in Asheville, NC that looked pretty nice from the pictures.

Drove out there that weekend, and it was as nice as the guy said it was. Only cons were he installed some aftermarket muffler the DAY BEFORE I came to get it. So it's kind of loud... will fix that eventually.
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Drove it 100 miles home, everything works and seems fine. First things it needed were rear tires, as the car had some bad rear allignment settings that ate the inside of the tires. Front left wheel bearing may be making some noise, will have to replace that soon too.

Picked up some rear camber arms to help with that, toe should have plenty of adjustment.
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That's basically it for now. Going to keep it stock-ish, looking for a stock muffler for it. Probably do some car audio at some point, a remote start/alarm, and enjoy driving it through the mountains down here.


stolle
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by stolle » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:02 pm

That's cool man, I like mine, fun to drive, not quick by any means, but it makes up for it in handling.
Phate
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by Phate » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:44 am

Having some troubles finding a factory muffler for this thing... so I bought a Type-R muffler from Japan.. lol. I used a Yahoo Auctions Japan service to facilitate the sale. Cost $66 before fees and shipping. Guess it'll be here in a few weeks!!
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stolle
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by stolle » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 pm

thats awesome!
Phate
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by Phate » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm

stolle wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 pm
thats awesome!
I'm pretty stoked about how cheap it was. I think I want to get a rsx-s mid pipe to go with it.
stolle
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by stolle » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:06 pm

Phate wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm
stolle wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 pm
thats awesome!
I'm pretty stoked about how cheap it was. I think I want to get a rsx-s mid pipe to go with it.
it wont fit, not without modifying the RSX-S midpipe, i have done it. unless you use a base RSX midpipe, i think. do some research.

I tried an RSX-S mid pipe with stock header/cat, axle back and had to modify the RSX-S midpipe.

you could cut out the resonator and replace with a piece of pipe on the stock EP3 midpipe and remove a fairly large bottleneck. i dont like the sound of the exhaust without a resonator.

or...

You can go with megan racing midpipe or have an exhaust shop make one, just make sure you get something with a resonator, again, i think no resonator sounds like poop.
Phate
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by Phate » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:19 pm

stolle wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:06 pm
Phate wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm
stolle wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:57 pm
thats awesome!
I'm pretty stoked about how cheap it was. I think I want to get a rsx-s mid pipe to go with it.
it wont fit, not without modifying the RSX-S midpipe, i have done it. unless you use a base RSX midpipe, i think. do some research.

I tried an RSX-S mid pipe with stock header/cat, axle back and had to modify the RSX-S midpipe.

you could cut out the resonator and replace with a piece of pipe on the stock EP3 midpipe and remove a fairly large bottleneck. i dont like the sound of the exhaust without a resonator.

or...

You can go with megan racing midpipe or have an exhaust shop make one, just make sure you get something with a resonator, again, i think no resonator sounds like poop.
Yeah, everyone's complaint is the b pipe. The mufflers flow fine, but as you know the midpipe diameter is much smaller. I have access to a welder to make it do.
Sharpie
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by Sharpie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:19 am

Looks like a pretty nice little car. I liked the EP3s but I agree on the not silver thing.
Phate
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by Phate » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:01 pm

Sharpie wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:19 am
Looks like a pretty nice little car. I liked the EP3s but I agree on the not silver thing.
Thanks man. I really like the blue, the flake in it looks awesome in the sun. I really need to wax this thing.
muha22752
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Re: 2004 EP3.

Post by muha22752 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:43 pm

This is awesome, I think I might look for one of these down the road. and that exhaust is awesome! you got it on yahoo auctions?
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