Simple Cooling Mods for the Track Without Voiding Warranty?

  1. ixdime

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    Hey everyone, I’m looking to buy a 2019 CTR here soon. I’ve been researching the car for awhile and it seems like if you are going to be tracking the car, you are going to run into some overheating issues (I live in FL). I was hoping the CTR could handle track work in 100% stock form while still maintaining my factory warranty. Are there any actually effective cooling mods that would not raise a brow at the dealership OR are easily reversible? For instance, if I blanketed the turbo, wrapped the DP, and installed the better flowing grille, would this be sufficient to get me through a 20 minute session in 90F Florida weather? Or am I dreaming here??
     
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    I live in Florida too, and I have a couple mods: Mishimoto Intercooler ( It came with charge pipes) Turbo blanket , GRP downpipe with downpipe blanket , Inlet turbocharger heat wrapped , Inlet turbocharger thermal gasket , charge pipes heat wrapped bottom of intake box heat wrapped. Whit all this mods I got a great improvement , Florida is terrible with heat soak. I will attached some pics.
    Some people has experimented also high ECT temperatures, and the solution for that is improve the air flow trough the radiator, some of us replace the front grill.

    Depends of the dealer , some dealer does't have any problem with mods, and other does. Basically if they can prove the parts you installed is causing the issue it void the warranty. But some dealers are very strict.

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    Without modding, you can try turning on the heater to 3/4 setting and fan at full blast to bleed off some heat during track sessions. Obviously, turn the louvers away from your face/body. Here’s a good read:
    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/11/issues-civic-type-r-honda-fixing-one/
     
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    there is a member on here got voided warranty coz of his turbo blanket, surprising right, so do take off the blanket for any dealer services if u dun wanna risk it.
     
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    I came to post exactly this
     
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    Yeah I heard this as well! Thanks for the reminder.
    I know it’s not exactly “easy” to remove, but definitely can be removed with no trace
     
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    Thanks for the pics. I do know there is some resolving of this issue with a couple mods but intercoolers/intake I would like to avoid. It seems that most of your modifications are heat wrapped items though. Are you still on the the stock radiator and oil cooler? And did you modify your grill?
     
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    would probably be the top 3 mods i'd do cooling wise.
     
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    I'm still stock radiator and no oil cooler at the moment. But I'm planing to change the front grill and maybe oil cooler in the future.
     
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