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02/15/23 // TCR Install updates
It's taken some trimming of the chassis and some custom mounting points, but we have almost the full TCR wide body kit mounted. Being a time attack build, we aren't restricted by TCR class rules, so we'll be going a bit more aggressive on the aero than a standard TCR car. *RS Future has entered the chat* More on this later. Enjoy the progress photos.
02/08/23 // The First Time Attack TCR FK8
Picking up a fresh K20C1 from HPD was cool, but this is what we've REALLY been excited about. After years of bugging the HPD team for a TCR kit we finally got our wish. This is the first TCR kit HPD has allowed to go to a time attack team and it'll actually be the first to be fitted to an FK8 chassis. Little known fact, all of the factory TCR Civic race cars are built using an FK7 chassis. That means this kit is going to take a little work to fit, maybe some trimming and custom bracketry, but it will all be worth it in the end to be able to see the TCR silhouette on the time attack field. Stay tuned for install updates.
09/21/22 // The King is Back, With New Friends
09/24/21 // GTA at Long Beach Grand PrixThis weekend we had the opportunity to compete in an incredible event: The Long Beach Grand Prix. We ended the weekend with a 1:30.4, only .8 of a second off podium. Regardless, the experience was UNREAL. We can't wait to come back next year.
07/16/21 // Super Street Feature
05/24/21 // P600 Turbo Upgrade
With the new Pure Turbos P600 turbo upgrade in, we made 480hp/440tq on an e50 blend. Once we build the trans we should be able to turn it up to 550whp. Great shake down day with Vtec Club, taking P1 in Group A.
03/07/21 // Vtec Club
Just for fun. Vtec Club track hangs with the boys.
12/19/2020 // SUB 50
Jose wanted to end the year in the 40's and he's ending the year in the 40's. With an official time of 1:49.90, we've reset our own Street FWD and Civic Type R records again. Jose is a beast! Onto 2021, LFG.
11/14/20 // Global Time Attack Finals at Buttonwillow Raceway Park
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. New Street Front Wheel Drive Record locked. Fastest Time Attack Civic Type R ever at Buttonwillow. We ended the weekend with Jose driving the FK8 to a 1:50.6, just a hair away from 1:40's! This was an amazing GTA Finals, but this build is still in it's infancy. We can't wait to continue development and come back for those 40's.
11/6/20 // Buttonwillow Testing Prior to GTA
You're looking at the new unofficial Street FWD Buttonwillow record holder. Now let's make it official next week.
11/5/20 // Turbo Tuning
The car wanted to make 500+, but we detuned to 450whp to ensure our trans doesn't blow at GTA from the new power/torque. GTA is going to be fun...
11/3/20 // Turbo Upgrade
Before hitting Global Time Attack next week we reached out to our friends at Pure Turbos in Oceanside, CA to get some more power into the car. They hooked us up with their Pure 550 upgrade and next we'll be heading over to Daniel at Church Auto Test for a tune.
9/27/20 // Testing, Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
Shaking the car down today, Jose ran a 1:58. A respectable time, but there is a ton of time left in development and Jose getting used to the car. Back to the shop to make some changes and then back out for more testing. When it's dialed this thing is going to FLY. GTA finals around the corner, can't wait to see what we can do at Buttonwillow Raceway.
8/16/20 // Last Stop, Tuning
5/22/20 // More Build, Almost Ready For Track
04/04/20 // The Build Begins
Next we picked up a Spoon Sports front bumper and a Varis hood. Both pieces have a ton more venting than OEM, working with the Koyorad will help cool the engine and engine bay to avoid the overheating issues that FK8's are prone to. Huge thank you to our friends at High Speed Collision in Riverside, CA for knocking these out for us. AMAZING paint work, if anyone ever needs high quality work done we 100% recommend Jason Gamble and the High Speed Collision crew.
12/15/19 // The Beginning