PEEFREE's Civic Type R FK8 Build thread - Track / Street

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    #1 ipeefreely, Mar 19, 2019
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    Hi everyone. My name is Will and I just purchased a 2019 Civic Type R.

    Day 1:

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    It's been a hell of a journey getting here as I have been jumping around in terms of car options. As in... I wasn't sure what to get. My objective was to replace my old fully built s2k track toy with something that had more modern amenities / comfort while retaining a similar driving feel. I considered many options but i believe the CTR is the only car that checks most of the boxes while allowing me to stay within budget.

    My build is as follows (stick with me guys because this is going to ramp up fast):



    Engine / Performance:


    USR Turbo Blanket - Type R
    PRL Motorsports Honda Civic Billet Oil Cap - Black
    PRL Intercooler
    HKS BOV
    USR HKS Side Moint Oil Cooler Kit
    Mishimoto Performance Air intake
    Mishimoto Baffled Oil Catch Can
    Radium Engineering Coolant Tank Kit
    Koyo Radiator
    PRL Motorsports 2017+ Honda Civic Type-R 2.0T 3.5" Race Downpipe & Front Pipe Combo
    HKS Intercooler Hard pipes
    Hondata Tuning Tool
    Hondata Flashpro
    Fujitsubo Exhaust


    Suspension / Wheels / Tires:

    TE37 Time Attack (Street tires)
    ZE40 - Matte Blue - 18x9.5 +38
    Hasport 2016_ Civic Rear Engine Mount U88A
    Girodisc Front Brake Rotors
    Endless MX72
    Ultra Racing - Front Lower point
    Ultra Racing Front Strut
    Ultra Racing Lower Rear sub
    Rear Lower subframe
    Ultra Racing Rear Trunk Lower
    EVS Roll Cage
    EVS rear seat delete
    Eibach S32mm Front and 25 mm Rear Anti roll Kit Sway Bars
    R40 Iconix 14x1.5 Black Lock and Lug Nuts (capless)
    JRZ RS PRO 3 Coilovers
    OS Gilken LSD
    Sakebomb Stainless steel braided brake lines
    HKS Suspension Error Canceller
    Spoon Rigid Collar Front
    Spoon Rigid Collar Rear
    Hasport 2016_ Civic FULL Engine Mount U88A
    Whiteline Front Sway Bar link
    Whiteline Rear swaybar End link
    Yokohama A052's
    Yokohama A052's
    Nankang AR-1
    BFGOODRICH R1S


    Interior:

    Weathertech floor mats
    Acuity Shifter
    Type R shift knob
    Honda Center Console illumination
    Honda - Foot Light
    Honda - Inner door handle and door pocket light
    Honda - Side Step Garnish Set
    Teknocraft T2 Seats w/ black padding, embroidery, and planted base
    Revel Carbon Fiber Dash Cover


    Exterior:


    BMSPEC V2 diffuser
    Toponemotors Side Skirts
    Toponemotors Diffuser
    Toponemotors Canards
    BMSpec Front Splitter
    "JDM" Sport Heavy Duty Steel Red Front Tow Hook Kit
    "JDM" Sport Heavy Duty Steel Red Front Tow Hook Kit
    EVS Tuning Carbon Rear Gurney Flap
    Window Tint
    Voltex Wing
    EVS Front Tow Hook relocation Bracket
    Zero Auto Factory Vents - Large and small
    Seibon Vented Hood
    GPP Front Driver Side Vented Mesh Grill
    Aerocatch Hood Pins - Black
    Mugen Carbon Fiber door card covers
    GRP Front Vented grille - Driver's side
    Lamin-X
    Seibon CV Style front Grille
    Carbon Fiber Mirror Covers
    APR NACA Ducts Type 2
     
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    Chapter 1 - "Ordering"

    Most of the days right after taking delivery were spent on ordering the parts on the list. I had been contemplating buying this car from about a year ago so my mod list at the time of purchase was already extensive. A lot of the parts on the list came from talking to fellow CTR owners, seeking advice from the shop mechanic that does all my builds, and doing my research on this forum. We also decided to aggressively order most of the parts because many of the parts IMO were either cooling and / or safety related.

    The order of our focus would be the following: Cooling ---> Safety ----> Brakes ---> Wheels ---> Aero ---> Suspension ---> Power

    Notice that cooling and safety are first because let's be honest, what's more important than the life of the car and well... our own lives. haha. I also don't like adding power until the very end when we feel we have become comfortable with the car. Besides, more power doesn't necessarily make you faster on track. Any good track enthusiasts will be able to tell you that power doesn't always equate into faster lap times.

    Despite our order of priority, I couldn't help but throw on a few "mods". lol.

    EVS Carbon Fiber wing "Gurney"

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    Some ebay branded tow hook:

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    Chapter 2 - Mishimoto Catch Can

    Added the mishimoto Catch can. This is probably one of my first mishimoto products but count me impressed. The build quality on this product is great and the instructions were clear. Install time was roughly 30 minutes (could've been faster but i didn't have the correct size pliers needed). I opted for the black bracket because I've always wanted the engine bay to look more subtle. I mean... I never understood why people want to dazzle up their engine bay. I almost never pop my hood unless I'm at the track trying to cool the car down and if you ever get pulled over by the Popo, it just makes it harder to convince the officer that you're "stock".

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    I remember your screen name on S2KI. Sucks that you sold your s2k but welcome to the CTR.
     
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    lol thanks! I miss that car every day.
     
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    Where are the pictures with all the mods???
     
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    Coming. I ordered all the mods but haven’t installled them yet.
     
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    What was the part number of the Baffled Oil Catch Can that you fitted please?
     
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    Chapter 3 - Weight Reduction

    My wife and I just welcomed a new addition into our family so I've spending a lot of time trying to stay local. And by local, I mean at home. lol. But staying at home isn't that bad when you've got a brand new CTR to work on and a whole lot of parts to install. So with that said, I started tearing into things. Now, mind you. I have no idea what I'm doing. Oh well, here we go.

    I had planned to start tearing into the car but unfortunately, it was raining hard core in the morning. So I spent the morning taking care of my baby and when he was finally asleep, unboxing some of the parts.

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    Anyways. The afternoon was surprisingly sunny so I went about dismantling the interior in preparation for the EVS roll cage and rear seat delete. Not too much info around on how to remove the seats but I kind of figured it out.

    End result:

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    By the time I was done with that, I figured I'd install the Shorai battery too since we were on a weight reduction rampage!

    Just to give you a comparison. I think the stock battery was something like 30 lbs and the shorai one can't be more than 5.

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    The install was easy but took a bit longer than expected because it didn't come with terminal posts that your car needs to attach to it. Luckily my local autozone had some in stock. They're not the best but as a temporary solution, it'll manage.

    Some notes about the install.
    1. The shorai battery does not come with terminal posts. Make sure you buy one that are 6mm.

    2. You'll want to use some of the foam that the shorai battery comes with. DO NOT THROW IT AWAY. I did so and had to fish it out of my trash can. Lesson learned.
     
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    I know this is a CTR forum but you can't tease us with the NSX lol.... do you have an Instagram?
     
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    Are you planning to put E85 in it (flex fuel kit) or are you restricted by the class that you're racing? I'm not even sure if anyone makes a FFK for the CTR, just wondering. Enjoy your modding process. Looks like fun. :thumbsup:
     
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    The issue is that when I use your link it rolls over to the .co.uk address and the misihimoto site in the UK does not have than can :(

    If I manually type the .com address it still forces me over to the UK one!

    I will call them to find out what the score is.
     
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    what class are you racing in ? also is the ultra racing trunk bars needed? the evs cage goes side to side as well. it would be the same thing pretty much but different mount points no?
     
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