Lust's Street & Track FK8 Build

  1. Lust

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    #1 Lust, Dec 17, 2018
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    I'd like to share with everyone my personal experiences, current modifications, and future plans with this build.

    If you'd like to follow the build on social media, my Instagram handle is @brzpapi where I also feature my Varis Track build BRZ. Though TBH, I've been much more enjoying the CTR :)

    Originally, I had intended on buying a 2018 Civic Si Sedan, but had issues with it from the moment I drove off the lot with a defective clutch(horrible clutch judder). A new 2018 Type R in Agean Blue had just come in a few days after I purchased my Si. I decided to exchange the vehicle due to its issues and make the jump to the Type R. I've owned the Type R since April and have already put on 13,000 miles on this car in roughly 8-9 months. Saying I love this car is an understatement.

    My plans are to make the vehicle 100% reliable on track with a slight increase in power that won't greatly affect daily driving.

    I currently have two track days with some feedback consistent with what other people have already stated. Heat is an issue, the rotors warped on my second track day, and it has a lot of potential out of the box. I would have really liked to have seen oil temperature and oil pressure gauges from factory. The car can also greatly benefit from more negative camber in the front. -1.5 is not nearly enough.

    My first ever track weekend with the car I was able to get around a 2:11 second lap time at Thunderhill Raceway East (Bypass config.) I will be going again in January in hopes of getting a 2:08 or faster.

    I did have a UOA done after the track weekend on 300V engine oil. With the car being such low miles, there were a lot of lingering break in materials in the oil. I will report back with the next UOA. I do not have any gear grinds to report using this gear oil on track or on the street. I do however get a first gear lock out when at a complete stop.

    Current Modifications

    Engine/Transmission
    • KTuner V2 //planned
    • Motul 300V 0W-20 Engine Oil
    • Motul Gear 300 Manual Transmission Fluid
    • Hasport Rear Motor Mount Street 62a (Pitch Stopper)
    • HKS Oil Cooler
    • HKS Intercooler //planned
    • Radium PCV Side Catch Can
    • Undecided lightweight catback exhaust //planned
    • PTP Turbo Blanket //planned
    • DEI Gold Heat Wrap //planned
    • DEI Titanium Heat Wrap //planned
    • Some form of aftermarket grill //planned
    • Modified Clutch Master Cylinder by k20z3allmotorftw (damper deleted and feed hole bore increased)
    Exterior
    • Varis Cooling Bonnet FRP //awaiting paint and installation
    • Varis Fender Extensions //on order
    • Voltex Type 2 Wing //planned
    • Aerocatch Hood Pins
    • JDM Clear Side Markers
    • Kamikaze ISM and Miyabi Ceramic Coating //awaiting paint correction
    • XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF (Hood only for now)
    • 3M Color Stable 30% Window Tint
    • Mugen Door Visors //awaiting installation
    Footwork
    • Volk Racing TE37 Saga Bronze 18x9.5j +45
    • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 265/35/18
    • Yokahama Advan AD08 R //once PS4S wear out
    • Project Kics Iconix Lug Nuts
    • Girodisc 2 Piece Slotted Front Rotors
    • Project Mu Club Racer Brake Pads (Front/Rear)
    • Motul RBF660 Dot 4 Brake Fluid //swapping to PMU G-Four next time around
    • Swift Spec-R 1" Lowering Springs
    • SPC Forged Aluminum Control Arms //on order
    • JRZ RS1 Coilovers //planned

    Back when it was stock

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    Are those rotors gonna be stock?
    What kinda power are you expecting to gain with your upcoming tune etc?
     
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    What do you mean by rotors being stock? I’m hoping to get around 375.
     
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    Sorry, I was going on no sleep when I wrote that. I meant are the new rotors gonna be better than the stock ones?
     
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    Based off of other user’s input, these should last significantly longer than OE rotors. One person said they had nearly 20 track days on the Girodisc rotors with no issue. My OE rotors warped within 2 track days
     
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    Some photos from the last track weekend in October at Thunderhill East. It was my first time on track with this car and had tons of fun. I managed to get a 2:11 lap time on 265/35 PS4S tires. Unfortunately the coolant temps spiked during a couple sessions that required me to do a cooldown lap. No biggie. Brake rotors also had uneven deposits and developed grooves by the last session of the weekend. I immediately addressed these concerns by getting Girodisc 2 piece front rotors, PMU Club Racer pads, Varis Cooling Bonnet, HKS oil cooler kit,etc. I'll also be looking into getting some form of aftermarket grill to get some more air through the radiator. Turbo blanket and some heat wrap should also contain some of the heat.

    Can't get enough of this car. Photo credit to GotBlueMilk

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    #7 Lust, Jan 9, 2019
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    4 more days until Thunderhill East! Really excited to see how these new parts will help out on track. I recently installed the HKS oil cooler kit, Hasport rear motor mount 62a, and a Radium Engineering PCV oil catch can.

    Oil cooler install took a bit longer than expected. Instructions weren't the best but we made due. The quality of this unit is outstanding and I am expecting it will keep oil temps under control. The biggest benefit with this kit is the included ducting. I completely butchered my fog light grill but it'll suffice for the next track day.

    The Radium catch can has superior fit and finish. The instructions are extremely detailed and easy to follow. Installation was a breeze and it looks great once installed. One of those mods where I wish I would have done earlier for peace of mind.

    The rear motor mount has made a significant improvement with traction while accelerating. Wheel hop is virtually eliminated and it has helped with the shifter feel a bit. Going into gear is now more precise and positive. Downside is that there is added NVH in the 1,000-1,500 RPM range. Others have said this will go away with a few thousand miles. I'll report back after it has had time to settle in.

    We also did the brakes but I forgot to take pictures once it was all done. Initial bite is definitely better compared to stock with the PMU pads and Girodisc rotors. These should withstand track abuse while providing consistent stopping power.

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    Nice !! looking forward to more content!
     
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    Nice Sagas. Is that s Face 3? Thanks
     
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    Thank you and yes these are a face 3.
     
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    So I’m guessing the PS4s held up really well during the entire track session? I have these on mine, but no track duty. Simply amazing tires!
    Your R looks great!
     
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    Thanks! PS4S have been a great street tire with some track capability. No front camber adjustments have been a limiting factor. I’ve been wearing the outer edge and even a bit of the shoulder of the tire. They’re not the quickest tires and do overheat quite easily in my opinion. I plan to get a more aggressive tire in the future for track use. Maybe an Advan AD08 R, A052, or Potenza RE71R.
     
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    Here's a lap from my recent track day at Thunderhill East bypass configuration. Took it easy today since I had a spin in the first session.

     
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    Where’d you mount your go pro? Cannot wait to get back to thunder hill this year I really enjoy that track
     
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    I agree, it's a really fun track. I used a curved adhesive mount on the dome light with some extension joints. I'll probably lower it a tad more to see more of the track.
     
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