Almost Stock ‘19 R on 255/35-19”
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- Oct 14, 2019
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- Destin, FL
- 2019 Civic Type R FK8, 2017 Lexus GX460 Luxury
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I chose slightly wider tires (245/30-20 ET60 stock to 255/35-19 on ET41 TSWs) to help traction and handling the extra power. Also tried to minimize moving from stock slight neg scrub radius to low to mod-teens positive scrub radius without spacers or needing camber help yet stay flush tuck and found good combo without compromise.. There’s some oversteer that increases with rpms in turns. Straight lines or street, you have to watch for slicker things like crosswalks from stops and it can spin without screaming in first three gears. Find myself using the extra torque to not use first gear as much unless full stop, Cali rolling stops are gutsy in second compared to RC off. There are immediate gains that aren’t and diff than other tunes in other R cars I’ve ridden in, one this past weekend had more pronounced turbo lag then rush. It seems smoother across band than that (H-tune, not stock but not sure which one was in use either).How does the car deal with that additional power in terms of traction issues? Or are you using the additional power when you car already has full traction (so basically top of 2nd + 3rd and beyond)?
Getting on It hard in first just gets you to redline without really going very fast, wheelspin likely, second better but on street, third is lively and capable for 90 degree routine turns to super speed bet you can’t catch me all the way to rev limit but you don’t gain much but dB at the top end.
Fun per dollar, I don’t think this RC tune can be beat for R owners who safely want better than stock broad band gains but dont want to have to be a have a tuner PhD, that’s me.