19 CTR from the US to Germany

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Hello everyone, I picked up my 2019 CTR in Raylle Red earlier this year in March. I was stationed in El Paso and was looking for a CTR and only wanted one in red. El Paso had none all the dealerships in New Mexico and Arizona didn't have any either. A few days later I get a picture from my mom that was in the process of buying a car at a Honda dealership in San Antonio of a red CTR that was just delivered unclaimed. A day later I picked up a rental car got off of work at 9pm, and drove 8hrs to San Antonio. Got there around 5am, slept a few hours and went to the dealer to do all the paperwork and get the car. Left back to El Paso and got back around 11pm only to wake up at 3am for work. I was beyond tired but extremely happy I was able to find one in red considering I only had one month to find one before leaving to Germany. The goal with this car is to track it as much as I can while keeping it simple with the mods. I'm going to keep this build thread simple but if anyone wants to see everything and my other cars you can follow me on Instagram @built_by_Jm

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A week later I wanted a little more noise from it so I bought and installed a Mishimoto intake
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Also installed some Acuity shift linkage bushings while the intake was out.
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Hated the way the orange side markers looked so I picked up and installed some smoked LED side markers.
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A month later drove it up to Dallas to have it shipped off to Germany.
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Finally two months later the car arrives in Germany. Got the car inspected and registered and picked up my plates.
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Wasted no time and a few days later I took it to the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It was a rainy day and did a few laps. Overall the car felt solid around the track.
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I always changed the oil after any track days in my Prelude so the Type R gets the same treatment. Went with some Amsoil 0W-30 Signature Series with their oil filter.
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As far as mods go I like to track my cars at stock power/aero/suspension with no power adders or suspension upgrades to get a feel for the car and see what it needs and go from there. Instead of just slapping on parts before I can push the car around a track stock. With that being said I wanted to make the car track reliable with cooling mods and small stuff to help out with long term reliability.

First up is a Mishimoto catch can.
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Mishimoto coolant expansion tank.
I saw some posts of peoples OEM ones failing so I wanted to get rid of any chance of it happening to me.
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Did some more track time at the Nurburgring. Unfortunately it was raining again but I was able to push the car a littler harder than last time since the track wasn't too wet.
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Installed a Mishimoto intercooler with their piping.
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Koyo aluminium radiator
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Took it back the Nurburgring on a dry day. I was able to push the car to its limits finally. Overall this car feels amazing, zero issues and no over heating.


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Went to German Race Wars 2019, didn't run the car. Didn't feel like 60 euro was worth running slow 1/4 mile times but went to support some friends.
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I've always loved the yellow fog light look so I bought some Lamin X films.
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Loving these unrestricted autobahns here. Haven't topped the car out yet but got to 160mph so far.
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Took the car on one more cruise before putting it away for the winter
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Tried taking it to another track nearby called the Hockenheimring but with work and crappy weather I ended up putting it away in storage for the winter.
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With the car in storage the winter upgrades shall begin. Plan on installing all this stuff at some point during the winter in my storage unit.

HKS oil cooler
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USR catless downpipe and Rampage Fab titanium studs/nuts
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USR turbo blanket
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Milltek part resoated exhaust system with Cerakote tips
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Really looking forward to the spring time. I plan on taking the car to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Hockenheimring which is here in Germany, and Silverstone Circuit in the UK, and of course more Nurburgring.
 
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why didn't you buy in germany?
 
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They're about 42,000 USD here, excluding whatever dealerships wanna tack on. Plus the car would be European spec and I'd rather not deal with converting it to US spec to take it back.
 

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Enjoying this a great deal. Look forward to your continuing adventures come spring :thumbsup:
 
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Had these ZL1 addons rock guards sitting in my room for awhile so decided to put them on. Not a huge fan of the way they look, but they protect the side of the car and don't stick out too much so I think they will grow on me.
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Had these ZL1 addons rock guards sitting in my room for awhile so decided to put them on. Not a huge fan of the way they look, but they protect the side of the car and don't stick out too much so I think they will grow on me.
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Honestly I love the look of these guards over Rallyarmor flaps. Personally only like big flappy meat hangers on Subaru’s.
 
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Got the HKS oil cooler partially installed. Waiting on my floor jack and jack stands to get here, then I'll be able to get the sandwich plate on and lines connected.

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