Definitely upgrade the sway bars if you can! Eventually I did it to mine and it's a night/day difference, handling is EXCELLENT with a good set of tires. Just be aware if you're having a shop do it labor costs may get high if it takes them a while.I'm VERY interested in the sway bar replacement that I have read about here on the forums.
You did the 20MM in the rear?Definitely upgrade the sway bars if you can! Eventually I did it to mine and it's a night/day difference, handling is EXCELLENT with a good set of tires. Just be aware if you're having a shop do it labor costs may get high if it takes them a while.
Why do you not suggest to change the trans fluid too often?Transmission is original. This is important, it is best not to "flush the transmission" and also do not change the tranny oil too often. I would say 60K miles. Just unscrew the bolt, let the tranny oil drain, and refill with HONDA FLUID. It's easier than an oil change so either do it yourself or have a shop do it without charging too much.
Thanks! I figure I'll have to replace mine but I'm capable of that.I was told by Honda mechanics not to change the transmission fluid often because it is not needed and sometimes can create problems. I've heard other mechanics say the same and I didn't bring up the conversation or state what I had also heard.
Now I will answer your motor oil question. I have used Mobil 1 Synthetic 5W-20 motor oil since about the 3rd oil change. I change my oil between 3,000-5,000 miles and I use a Honda oil filter and occasionally change the crush washer.
I just thought of CV axles. My passenger one is the factory original. The driver side went bad on me about 2 years ago, so it lasted about 8 years. An aftermarket one cost me $35 and the factory one was about $300. I went with the aftermarket one. It now makes a little noise only if I turn the wheel all the way when making a u-turn.
With that being said, obviously the factory CV axle is better and will last longer, but $35 every 2 years is not a bad option depending on your situation.