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This thread once contained tons of technical information, but it quickly got out of hand and was hard to read. It has since been moved to a wiki, where it is much more accessible for CivicX members and Type R owners in general and easier for me to maintain.

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You can find in-depth technical information, what to expect from mods, common issues and solutions, in depth tuning tips, and more at the FK8 Wiki.

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As amazing as this post is my mind is blown on how ridiculous it is to fully disable vsa in a car that was intended to be on track.

Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this post.
 
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As amazing as this post is my mind is blown on how ridiculous it is to fully disable vsa in a car that was intended to be on track.

Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this post.
Thanks my guy.

There's three different disabled states. Short press, long press, and pedal dance.

I think the reason it takes so much to really REALLY disable it is because it's technically a maintenance mode, thus the blinky. VSA is off to the point that it isn't even making sure the sensor data is valid, which is what you want for the dyno, but probably not the track. It won't throw any safety related (hey dude somethings broke) VSA codes at all as far as I know. It also forces you into sport mode, which is an obvious sign to me that it wasn't meant for the track but rather maintenance and dynoing. The long press is for the track.

Interestingly enough, not doing the pedal dance before dynoing ends up with the parking brake not working. Probably because if the VSA speed sensors have thrown codes and can't be trusted, the car can't know if it can safely engage the parking brake pistons.

Don't use the pedal dance on the track unless you want the high-speed VSA cornering assist disabled too. That's the only thing I'm aware of that actually applies forces to the car (other than ABS) that isn't disabled by the long hold, probably because it doesn't get in the way like all the other features.
 
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Great post!
 

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Awesome Post, thank you for the info! Found some information here that I have been looking for!
 

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Great post kefi. Thank you for this. Added to my bookmarks ;)
 

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wow, can't tell you how much I did been looking for a one stop shop like this, you sir are a gent and I doth my cap
 

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