Building for the road course...again

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  1. gotovato

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    Hey all,

    most of you know this part of the story but I picked up my 2007 SI coupe in August and have been enjoying it ever since. It was originally intended to be my fun summer daily while my speed lost its motor early in the season. Being in Canada, Ontario, i only have like 5 good months to enjoy driving/track days and i was not about to sit the season out. So I bought the civic to fill its place in the mean time...this civic has already done 8 track days(between august and october) in my ownership...its gone through 2 full sets of pads and rotors up front...with the TSX(this is like an oem bbk for civic) brake setup lol...its safe to say i will be DRIVING this thing.

    I have a pretty extensive build thread for my mazda so i figured id start one here for the civic. Learned alot building/driving the mazda. Im sure it will be helpful here.

    The civic...even on stock suspension with intake header and an Etune ONLY was just that good on track. The chassis is better, the engine is better. The car overall seems just happier to be on track. Not to mention how freaking quick it is. I gave my turbo buddies a very hard time this summer with this little thing. That's why it will now be my main track car while my mazda goes back to street mode.

    Mods as of now: Ktuned 3.5" CAI, skunk2 alpha header(stock header back with borla muffler), 50*vtc gear, rdx injectors(410cc vs stock 300cc), skunk2 radiator, TSX brake setup, competition 6 puck sprung clutch, tuned on hondata by Etunez, CMC delay delete, slave delay delete and a progress 22mm RSB.

    next up mods: J37(70mm) TB with hybrid adapter, 07 TSX Cams, 3" Catback, Fortune auto 510 coilovers(ordered with 10k front 16k rear swift springs), wheel and tire package(get some 255's on this thing)

    First track day with this car. Calabogie motorsports park. This was a blast
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    Competing in local time attack series "Ontario Time Attack"
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    Competition clutch failed on me...was installed by the previous owner and after seeing his instagram and how he drove...no wonder it failed on my lol. (my clutch on my other car failed earlier this season as well..i did 2 clutch jobs this year wooo)
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    these pads were Cobalt ER2 endurance racing pads....these
    lasted about 3.5 track days...the last track day i was stopping just on the backing plate...WHOOOPS
    good to the last drop as they say...i am investigating the possibilities of converting my mazda BBK to work on the civic...or ill do another one of the honda OEM BBKs which uses brembo 4 piston mono block calipers from an acura TL type S. Other beauty if the civic is easy brake master cylinder upgrade options for when you need more volume for that BBK life. god its just so easy...
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    Currently the car is just chilling. Ive parted out some of my "fancy" parts from my mazda build and that will fund a few things on this civic. Over the winter i will be looking for a wheel setup for this thing, as well as maybe a head and block(for future motor build) otherwise that will be about it for now. Goal is to just get seat time with this car.
     
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    FYHN
     
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    Yayayaya it’s funny I watched all that shit no too long ago…and here I am LOL
     
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    You bought the same generation that got smoked in that right? Though it's not representative of the platform capability it's more a whole forum focused on winning vs one flat brim bro with a poorly sorted car
     
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    Yup I bought the exact car from that series lol. I find it funny
     
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    I think you need to cover it in FYHN stickers
     
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    Needs more wang.
     
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    Haha. As the car develops maybe this will be a thing. Nice splitter as well hmmm we’ll see. I’m definitely going to go further then I did with the speed on this one.
     
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    LOL. I wonder if anyone would pick up on that. Probably not
     
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    Honda owners are just like their cars



    ......slower
     
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    Lmao oh man. This will be fun
     
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    Hey man I have a Honda Odyssey. It is most poorly thought out car I have ever owned and I had a pinto. Unfortunately it was the least terrible of the availabile minivans when we needed one.
     
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    Least terrible eh lol. I guess that’s something.
    My civic is definitely pretty bare interior wise. Just function. No frills. I can’t say it’s poorly thought out though as the driving position, pedals, and shifter all seem to be mounted in the most ideal positions for ripping that Vtec. Makes it just nice to drive. Very quick with the inputs as everything is just laid out for you. You should see the stock throw. a short throw shifter on this thing would be ridiculous.
     
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    Fun parts ordered for the civic today. Should be here in the next few weeks.

    we have a stagger set of konig hypergrams in the same finish as what’s on my Mazda(matte grey). I have also gone with the stoptech c43 brake kit. This setup is all about reducing weight, extending pad and rotor life, and being cheap on consumables. The rotor rings are $99 per side to replace which is fantastic when you’re as brake heavy as I am.

    This bbk shaves 20lbs of unsprung weight per side up front. That is massive. The Konig wheels are 6lbs per side lighter vs the stockers. This should be pretty noticeable.

    Also realized I needed pads rotors and lines for the Mazda as that brake kit needs to come off. Picked up some trans fluid for the Mazda as well. Forgot I needed that lol oops.
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    26 lbs per side is a massive change! I bet it's going to be really nimble. Have you considered doing any ducting to the front brakes? I'm sure that would help extended the life of your brakes if you're heavy on them.
     
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    I think I’ll end up ducting the brakes. The big benefit to this stoptech kit is weight reduction but also the pad shape/size. The pads this kit uses are about 20% thicker(more pad material) then the average brake pad, even compared to the stoptech kit on my Mazda. It’s a significant difference. Once the kit arrives there will be many pictures lol.
     
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    More stuffs.

    - larger brake master cylinder for the civic
    - pads rotors and lines for the stock brakes on the Mazda
    - konig hypergrams for the civic

    Very excited to get those wheels on the car. The stagger is gonna be a game changer for me and the weight reduction is very noticeable on low power lighter weight civic.

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    Are you going to use a adjustable proportioning valve? What kind of bias does the Civic have?
     
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    they're pretty well known for confirmation bias.
     
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