**The FK8 Track Junkie Thread!!**

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Hey Folks!

I wanted to start a thread specific to tracking the FK8! If one already exists please let me know!

Wanted to have a central thread where people could have track day discussion from technique to setups.

Personally, im on my 2nd year of ownership and itching to get out on the the track! Looking to absorb as much info as I can before getting out. Im mainly an autocross junkie but definitely ready for more!

So please, feel free to share your car, setup, tracks near you, and most importantly your enthusiasm for racing!

Heres my car

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Most recent setup ^^

Its your basic bolt on and Hondata tuned FK8 with:
Project Mu B Force Pads
Stock Rotors
18x9.5 +45 Titan7 TS5
Federal 595 RS Pro 255-35-18
Stock Cooling System
ATE Brake Fluid
Motul 300V oil


Tracks around me include
Brainerd International Raceway (BIR)
Blackhawk Farms
Road America
Autobahn Country Club


I plan on tracking BIR this fall (most ideal temps) and maybe Blackhawk Farms. Ive gotta tackle cooling first, and get some new tires as mine probably have 2 events left on them.

Locally, about 45 minutes away, we have a college that has a small drivers training course on the facility thats about 2.8 miles in size. Local clubs host events there that serve as great shakedown events and theyre really affordable to attend, so I plan 1-2 more of those this year.


















Heres a small clip of me coming down the straight for an event earlier this month. It was great, cant wait to get out again. Im afraid the bug has bitten me even worse than the autocross one did. haha

Feel free to share and contribute!

- Alex

 

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Respect the walls.

Track is amazing, and the fact that you get so much more seat time than autocross makes it way more addictive.
 

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Will be keeping an eye on this thread, and contributing as well :)

First track day was done on a stock setup to establish a baseline:
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Installed and upcoming modifications:

- 26mm Whiteline Rear Sway Bar Kit (Installed)
- Spoon Rigid Collars Front and Rear (awaiting install)
- RV6 complete suspension package (awaiting delivery)
- Superspeed RF05RR 18x9.5 +38 with 265/35R18 Yokohama Advan V601 (awaiting delivery)
- Paragon 2-piece Rotors Front and Rear - 350mm w/ Paragon R5 Pads (installed post Group Buy)
- Koyorad w/Acuity Reverse Flow Hoses (awaiting install)
 

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I live in Belgium but only drive at the Nurburgring for 11 years now , 10 years with a Renault Megane Rs but from last year with the Type R..
Mods : PRL intercooler , Miltek catless downpipe and 3" exhaust , whiteline antilift kit , hard race lower ball joint for more camber , eventuri intake and eventuri carbon inletpipe , OZ superleggera lightweight 19" wheels , Michelin cup2 connect 255 35 19 tyres , JB motoring shifter, oem Honda 2 piece brake discs , Pagid RST3 brake pads in front and Ferodo DS 2500 rear, remade front gril for more cooling and added two Ford Focus RS cooling ducts ,also made an extra cooling duct for the inlet pipe (see picture)

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Will be keeping an eye on this thread, and contributing as well :)

First track day was done on a stock setup to establish a baseline:
IMG_20210601_205918_165.jpg


Installed and upcoming modifications:

- 26mm Whiteline Rear Sway Bar Kit (Installed)
- Spoon Rigid Collars Front and Rear (awaiting install)
- RV6 complete suspension package (awaiting delivery)
- Superspeed RF05RR 18x9.5 +38 with 265/35R18 Yokohama Advan V601 (awaiting delivery)
- Paragon 2-piece Rotors Front and Rear - 350mm w/ Paragon R5 Pads (installed post Group Buy)
- Koyorad w/Acuity Reverse Flow Hoses (awaiting install)
Good stuff, do you think the Koyo will cut it?
 

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Good stuff, do you think the Koyo will cut it?
If on a 91 tune, it will not. It only works for me because I'm using an e55-e60 tune. If pushing hard, you'll over heat it quickly.

I'm from SoCal and frequent the local tracks, help organize a local Honda specific time attack series (Honda Time Attack Challenge).

Mods:
- FBO + e55 tune
- XDI Pump
- High flow grill
- Varis style hood
- Koyo radiator w/Acuity Hoses
- Swift Springs
- -2/-2.3 Camber
- Titan7 TD-6 18x9.5 +45 Falken RT-660 275/35/18
- Stock rotors, Project Mu Club Racer Pads, PMU G-Four Fluid

Buttonwillow CW13 - 1:57.924
Buttonwillow CCW26 - 2:03.681
Chuckwalla CW - 1:58.666
Big Willow - 1:30.996
Streets of Willow - 1:22.858
 
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If on a 91 tune, it will not. It only works for me because I'm using an e55-e60 tune. If pushing hard, you'll over heat it quickly.

I'm from SoCal and frequent the local tracks, help organize a local Honda specific time attack series (Honda Time Attack Challenge).

Mods:
- FBO + e55 tune
- High flow grill
- Varis style hood
- Koyo radiator w/Acuity Hoses
- Swift Springs
- -2/-2.3 Camber
- Titan7 TD-6 18x9.5 +45 Falken RT-660 275/35/18
- Stock rotors, Project Mu Club Racer Pads, PMU G-Four Fluid

Buttonwillow CW13 - 1:57.924
Buttonwillow CCW26 - 2:03.681
Chuckwalla CW - 1:58.666
Big Willow - 1:30.996
Streets of Willow - 1:22.858

Gotcha. Do you run that high of ethanol content for cooling benefits? Most people say power benefits end around E30-40? If you ran lower E content would you find yourself overheating quicker?

I was contemplating club racer pads, how do you like them for street driving and track duty?
 

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Gotcha. Do you run that high of ethanol content for cooling benefits? Most people say power benefits end around E30-40? If you ran lower E content would you find yourself overheating quicker?

I was contemplating club racer pads, how do you like them for street driving and track duty?
Sorry forgot to include I'm running the XDI pump. I was previously on an e40 tune on stock pump. The additional ethanol gives more power benefits and helps keep the car cooler on track. On street i just run 91.

The Club Racer pads are great. They have high fade resistance, excellent bite, but they are very dusty and quite noisy on the street.
 

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AlphaDigital, great idea on starting this thread.

I just started out last year and still pretty new at it. Started a thread on some of the mods I did for the track- https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/jeffs-build-for-occasional-light-track-use.51054/

I just got new Motul RBF600 brake fluid put in today and hoping to get back to the track by the end of this month. Last year I ran NSX 19" rims with Cup 2's. Found out pretty quickly the Cup 2's don't like the wet. This year I am going to try some Fast 18" FC04's rims with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires. Would have had them on by now but I am still waiting on the tires.. Will update the thread once I actually get the new shoes.
 
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AlphaDigital, great idea on starting this thread.

I just started out last year and still pretty new at it. Started a thread on some of the mods I did for the track- https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/jeffs-build-for-occasional-light-track-use.51054/

I just got new Motul RBF600 brake fluid put in today and hoping to get back to the track by the end of this month. Last year I ran NSX 19" rims with Cup 2's. Found out pretty quickly the Cup 2's don't like the wet. This year I am going to try some Fast 18" FC04's rims with Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires. Would have had them on by now but I am still waiting on the tires.. Will update the thread once I actually get the new shoes.
Thanks! I think next year ill make the switch to Motul RBF as well.

I hate that everything is backordered right now. I need to hop on some new tires soon. Hope some are available, otherwise Ill be running some Yok V601s.
 

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Got my 2017 end of 2017 and got maybe 20 events on that car in varying stages from stock to pretty modded. Never got it to stay cool which was quite frustrating. Sold it but decided to come back because overall love the car so much.

If you're bored and want to read (with photos). I'm back with a 2021 now and will be hitting the track this fall/ winter again once the car can make it more than one lap without overheating.

https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/grimace-build-thread-lap-time-modification-tracking.43196/

I think this was a 1:27.5 and got it down to a 1:26.6 before selling it. I'll be back even faster

 
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Got my 2017 end of 2017 and got maybe 20 events on that car in varying stages from stock to pretty modded. Never got it to stay cool which was quite frustrating. Sold it but decided to come back because overall love the car so much.

If you're bored and want to read (with photos). I'm back with a 2021 now and will be hitting the track this fall/ winter again once the car can make it more than one lap without overheating.

https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/grimace-build-thread-lap-time-modification-tracking.43196/

I think this was a 1:27.5 and got it down to a 1:26.6 before selling it. I'll be back even faster


I wanna explore options that dont involve me dropping $1000 on the C&R which may include looking into the Full Race and Mishimoto radiator with hopes that pairing with an open hood, hoses, and heat wrap get it to stay cool enough for me to track it on an 80+ degree day.... haha
 

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I wanna explore options that dont involve me dropping $1000 on the C&R which may include looking into the Full Race and Mishimoto radiator with hopes that pairing with an open hood, hoses, and heat wrap get it to stay cool enough for me to track it on an 80+ degree day.... haha
We have a very active Nor Cal CTR track group and have tried just about anything and everything. You want to go with a C&R race radiator, dual oil coolers and even a secondary or third small radiator if you want to stay cool on a 80+ degree day.

No other way about it. Thats on top of heat wrap, vented hood, etc.
 
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We have a very active Nor Cal CTR track group and have tried just about anything and everything. You want to go with a C&R race radiator, dual oil coolers and even a secondary or third small radiator if you want to stay cool on a 80+ degree day.

No other way about it. Thats on top of heat wrap, vented hood, etc.
yeah thats what im afraid ill end up finding out haha
 

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We have a very active Nor Cal CTR track group and have tried just about anything and everything. You want to go with a C&R race radiator, dual oil coolers and even a secondary or third small radiator if you want to stay cool on a 80+ degree day.

No other way about it. Thats on top of heat wrap, vented hood, etc.
These are all tuned cars I imagine. I don't see a stock powered CTR needing all of this.

 

 
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