Featured FACE LIFT TYPE R SPOTTED? Check out the pic. What do you think?

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    Umm...yes it is.
     
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    Actually its not but ok. There are literally 100s of car engineering videos that explain the wheels. Every single thing on the car is designed around the wheel. There are hundreds of factors alignments and so on. It can change the way the car wheels react during braking. Scrub patch changes depending on strut . Front wheel rear wheel and so on.... but pointing out truth compared to popular forum conceptions never ends well so ok yeah they can just slap a wheel on... i mean why bother having 300 engineers, 40 plus years in racing and millions and millions in r and d... hell just hire you. Guys we should just slap a 19 on it and send it... honda, ok by george old man you are correct.
     
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    pretty sure he meant when the car is put to use...not during daily driving
     
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    I know, he also explained. But in real world how often is that? Daily..nope....auto cross..eh..rarely get above 90 for any meaning full length of time.. full on race...well barely and only on open straight aways.. so how functional is it really ? 5 percent of use?
     
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    The FK8 front suspension is more or less the same as the FK2R, so using the FK2 wheel with the same offset does not require much research. The rear suspension is completely different, though.
     
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    Honda said that the big rear wing reduces turbulence (and therefore air drag), it is there not only for creating down force. Maybe someone can verify that.
    The FK8 and the FK2R have a relatively high top speed (taking engine power into account). So, I think Honda might be right.
     
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    what's your point though? Even if it's used 5 percent of the time, it serves it's purpose on the car. If car manufacturers went off of how often their performance cars actually got put to use there would be no 1LE's or ZR1's, Type R's etc with big wangs.
     
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    #54 Harlaquin, Aug 21, 2019
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    Well wang size is definitely a factor in how big the wing is but we won't go there lol.

    But seriously , i was just commenting on his comment at face value of him saying its functional. My point is a could strap two box fans to the back that would be more functional for areo then that wing is.
     
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    #55 Melvinspeed, Aug 21, 2019
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    From what I understand, the lip/spoiler on the hatch is to reduce drag and the large wing is for downforce. Two different things... two different purposes.
     
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    Just saw this on Temple of Vtec. Definitely not the new type R but not really sure what model this could be.

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    That doesn’t look half bad
     
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