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HKS V-mount Instructions and First Impressions

Old 10-04-18, 07:52 AM
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I haven't driven it yet and need to drive over 5 speed bumps just to leave my complex. I suspect I will be fine. The only thing that really hangs low is the front plastic frame surrounding the fan. It's really not bad. Unless your car is slammed
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Old 02-07-19, 08:38 PM
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Dale, do you know what gauge wires you used for the fan and fuse block wiring?
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Old 02-08-19, 07:50 AM
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Can't remember. I just had some spare wire that was the same size as the stock wiring, I didn't look for a particular gauge.

You can easily get a roll of wire at the auto parts store that's the right size. It's probably 16 or 14 gauge, somewhere in there.

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Old 02-11-19, 06:57 AM
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Dale, thanks again for the thread. It looks like the fans are about 14awg, some of those wires in the fuse box are another step or two up.

I really wish there were more documentation on this kit. The manual is great at telling you what you need for each step but then the illustrations are next to useless. I've been working on cars for 15+ years as a hobby and this has made me feel like an amateur. I will try to take a bunch of pics to share.

So far I've got my rad + fans, condenser and air splitter mounted. I test fitted the intercooler and radiator piping yesterday. I do not have much room for that pipe that goes from the front of the rad, routing as Dale has it pictured will result in some rubbing as it stands. Going to play with it some more but I'm really itching to get this done as ive had my car since October and I think its been on the road a full two months of that with upgrades and replacements in between.

Also, I have a RHD 92 model. The ac lines do NOT work. The routing looks the same but the ends will not go to my oem stuff. Hoping I can swap the ends of my factory lines over or something to get that sorted. My a/c was blowing the fuse but i'd like to have it in the future as summer SUCKS here.
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Old 02-11-19, 07:38 PM
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Some detail photos for anyone finding this down the road. I will add some words and more photos as I go.








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Feed bumper required some trimming to clear the rad and brackets in the lower part of the opening. The fans hang low but im not too worried since they are closer to the front wheels, sometimes i drag my bumper on the driveway but no issues with the fans hitting.




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Old 02-19-19, 04:08 PM
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Dale, sorry to hijack your thread. I just thought it would be good to have more in one place. Did you try out that Honda Insight battery? I have a 40B19L and it fits but the posts are on the wrong side. My only concern with the Insight battery is its almost an inch taller, have to check the thread length on the bolts for the tie down.

Also, im curious how others did the rear fan shroud stays. It says to use zip ties around the provided brackets but I couldnt figure out a way to use zip ties without drilling holes into the shroud for them to go through.

Here are a few more photos and some comments:

I moved the relay box to this position so it wouldn't be blocking any air. I could not find any more length in the wiring to make it point upwards as ive seen on other installs. You can also see my fan extension wires and routing on the right. If you look carefully at the radiator mount on the bottom left, I added a few washers to offset the radiator more to the right to provide more clearance for the hose shown in the next picture.

You can also see one of the drains in the radiator here, it has one in the same spot opposite end so should be no trouble to drain, other than this one landing right on my bumper. Will cross that bridge when the time comes.





With the Koyo, this area is very very tight. I was able to mash it in there without it constantly sitting against something else but there is a little bit of wiggle in everything so I added some insulation from my old radiator hoses to hopefully keep down any metallic rattles from the movement.




Battery tray here, very nice piece. I was able to attach that ground without any trickery or modification.



AST and included mounting bracket on opposite end of battery tray. I ended up changing this after the photo. I have a RE Amemiya AST. Installed like this it wanted to occupy the same space as the intercooler pipe that goes above it. I took a small flat bracket and bent it to hang off of the battery tray and then the AST mounts to it. This moved the AST to picture left and got rid of my space issue. Sits directly under the intercooler pipe now.



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We did use that Honda Insight battery, ordered it from Pep Boys. Been working fine, it fit perfectly.

Don't know what you mean about the fan shroud needing zip ties, it should all attach with the various brackets that come with the kit.

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Good to hear, ill get one then.

On the shroud towards the front of the car, it bolts on with the kit brackets. The rear has the brackets that swing under the rad and “catch” the shroud, no bolts. It said to ziptie them but I couldnt figure out way an effective way to use the zip ties
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