The FK8s first track experience

The FK8s first track experience

Last weekend (September 11th/12th) I took the Civic Type R out for its first thrashing, and lets just say things did not go all that well. Not only did the heat make the car struggle with both coolant temps and brakes, but understeer literally ruined my weekend. More on all that stuff later. Understeer, brakes, and engine temps were the three biggest issues I had and in that order as well. The event took place at my “home track” Spring…

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THE FK8’s First oil change

THE FK8’s First oil change

This post will no doubt rustle some jimmies and bring up some heated debates, but I’m going to post it anyway. This is only my opinion, and it is what I feel is in my best interest. If you read any of the forums, or FB group posts I’m sure you have heard all the horror stories about people who have taken their cars to the dealership (or any other shop) and have had them mess something up. I personally…

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FK8 Transmission: FIXING the GRIND

FK8 Transmission: FIXING the GRIND

If you have a FK8 or are thinking about getting one, then you’ll know that one of the biggest issues/complaints out there besides overheating, is the lack luster transmission that comes equipped on the car. First, one of the most noted and talked about problems is the 2nd gear grind, followed up quickly with the gear “lock out” issue. These issues have been documented not only on FK8’s that are driven hard, but also ones that have just driven off…

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Lowering the FK8

Lowering the FK8

With the FK8, gone are the days where you needed to have a full coilover to have a “sporty” car. This of course is thanks to the car coming with a highly sophisticated dual axis front suspension, various levels of electronically controlled shock damping, and an incredible chassis to boot. These three things alone are not the only things responsible for making the civic such a well handling car. However, they play the biggest role in it. For me, one…

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SOLD

SOLD

As many of you know, I recently purchased a 2021 Civic Type R. Because of this acquisition the number of civics I now own, outnumber the spaces I have to store them. The Type R now brings my total civic count to 4. With Angie’s fit that makes 5 vehicles that I need to have space for. And that is not including the two motorcycles I have. The HOA is not okay with parking cars on the street, nor do…

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First three FK8 modifications

First three FK8 modifications

On Monday May 10th, 2021, I purchased my Civic Type R and by Tuesday May 11th I had already begun improving it. There are many things I love about this car! Some that I like, others I can tolerate, but some stuff just had to go. First thing on the list that had to go was, the corny red striping on the ground effects kit around the whole car. Originally, I planned to leave the red pin striping on because…

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TSX brake upgrade for the 8th gen

TSX brake upgrade for the 8th gen

First off, before we dive into this. I know you are all excited to read about FK8 content. However, I still have two more 8th gen specific articles I need to post. I already have a few posts that are FK8 specific in the pipeline, I figured I needed to at least finish off the 8th gen build for the people that are interested in that. I’ll admit, I have a obsession for upgraded brakes. That is one of those…

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THE HOLY GRAIL

THE HOLY GRAIL

Well, I did it, I was finally able to achieve one of life’s greatest accomplishments. But before we dive into the most stereotypical, cliché post I have ever done let me lay the groundwork for the back story. Obviously, if you are no stranger to the blog then you will know that while I am American, the blood from the land of the rising sun pulses through my veins. More specifically the blood from a humble town located in the…

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Tein Flex Z’s on my 8th gen

Tein Flex Z’s on my 8th gen

Two years ago, I installed my first set of Tein Flex Z’s on my 98 Honda Civic. At that time, I was in the market for some coilovers that were going to be installed on my “budget” daily/track toy and ill admit that the price point of the Tein Flex Z’s is what first lured me in. After doing some research and reading all about them on Tein’s website I decided to go ahead and give them a shot.  You…

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Great, Decent, and MEH modifications for an 8th gen

Great, Decent, and MEH modifications for an 8th gen

In my never ending quest to make this car into something it’s not, I decided to add three more modifications that would only further prove how dumb I am. Considering how easy all three of the modifications are, rather than make individual posts for each part I figured I would lump three of them into one big post. Preface: Below you will read about three different modifications I have done to my 8th gen. I will go through the installation…

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