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  • The Milkchicken Family Civic FN2 Type R

    Hey guys. So if you've never seen my videos (shame on you if you haven't :P) then you would have never seen my Type R. So here is my on going Build Thread.

    To start. We bought the car new back in 2008 at our local Honda dealer. Went through the catalogue and got just about every genuine accessory they had.
    OEM Front and Rear Splitter Kit
    OEM Type R Emblem Kit
    OEM Bluetooth kit
    OEM Floor Mats and Boot Tray
    OEM Accent Interior Light kit

    This is how she looked not long after we picked her up.




    After having her for a few years and only doing 2500km, yeah you read that right. Honda japan released the car for a limited run in 2010. Mugen finally then got their hands on one and started to bring out parts for it. Having had a few mugen parts on my previous cars i just had to have more.

    Our first ever mod and also our fist video was the Mugen Cat Back exhaust. I drove to melbourne about 350km and back again, only a 15min break in between when we picked it up. Then i fitted it all up.. all in one day. I rock It didn't give us a power increase as such, but man it gave a good note.


    Then next mod to take place was the JDM RRC Manifold. The Japanese Type R (also known as the FD2) has a different manifold to the European model, and because it just fits its a good upgrade, larger diameter and straighter piping, plus no big baffle on the bottom to suppress the noise and rob us of power. We also fitted a gasket that stops heat soak to the manifold. It gives a sound sort of like ITB's (individual Throttle bodies) It sound soo nice. the manifold just fits in there.. i can't even fit my fingers in between the manifold and the radiator support. it doesn't hit but its close.


    Next up we put on the Mugen Hi-Performance Intake Kit. In short a new air box and cold air feed. This besides the exhaust was my favorite mod. The vtec sound is just amazing, it kicks in good and gives the aussie cars a real scare. We waited for 4 months for this to arrive, But it was so worth it in the end


    Last engine mod was the Mugen Throttle Body. Mugen bored them out to 68mm from 65mm standard. this means better flow and more air can be crammed into the manifold, it also is a good match to our manifold as the intake for that is 65mm. this is one of the most rarest mods we have. Mugen don't sell these to the public any more, so we were very lucky to get one.


    So now your thinking how did you get all of this to work together? Well we had to flash the ecu to accept the mods. It will run perfectly fine without a tune, but whats the point in doing all this to not get the full benefit from the mods. We bought a flash kit and got a tune done after every mod we did. We moved vtec down to 3800rpm, but the car was very on edge for daily driving so it was moved up to 4300rpm and redline at 8500rpm. you might think thats high, but the original vtec kicked in at 5400 and the redline was only 8000. it was a big improvement. My friend who owns an rx7 was very scared when we took him for a drive last.

    So this is how she looks now. We've also put OEM racing stripes and the fog light inserts that got put on with the intake kit. Engine has also been dressed up with a Mugen Coil cover made in Dry Carbon, mugen oil filler cap and radiator cap.




    Update:
    So i have been busy editing videos and fitting up parts but here is some of our latest videos on the car. enjoy
    Mugen Exhaust Manifold.
    I was actually dreading this mod. i had a look a few days before it was supost to arrive and to be honest it looked like there was no was it could fit without taking out the engine. But after i got the shields off it was so easy.
    Performance wise, it actually made a big difference. We gained over the whole rev range but the most improvement was in the vtec range. we had to retune the ecu and bring the vtec point up and also change over the cam angle to work beter with the manifold. Over all the biggest improvement was with the noise. The manifold makes the exhaust sound more tuned i think thats the best word to describe it.
    So here is the install video and also a sound clip of the exhaust going onto the freeway.



    Bracing was the next thing that needed to be improved on the Type R. We purchased a set of J's Racing Braces for the top of the car. I would suggest this to anyone as it was one of the most simple mods i've done for a while. Improvements were there, but not huge. They also look very pretty sitting in the engine bay and the back window.


    We then made way for some underbody bracing. First on the list was the Spoon Sub Frame brace. Although I wish it was in the awesome yellow colour like the concept brace was, it looks very stealth under there as there is no way to tell its not original. Fits snuggly under the original underbody cover. This was a easy install except for the fact that when i fitted it up the front engine dampener bar fell and hit me in the head. FML. The other bar we fitted up at the same time is the J's Racing Mid arm bar, It fites just up behind the engine and out of everything we've fitted up to the car, this was by far the easiest of them all. Both bars improved chasis rigidity and made the car feel more like a go kart . here is the install video for you guys to watch.


    Alright so this one was one of the bigger jobs. This time we fitted up the J's Racing Fender Brace kit. To get this done the whole front fenders had to come off. Performance wise it increased rigidity in the front end. J's Racing Claim that the FN2 has twisting around the wheel arches so by putting the bracing on it helps with handling. there is a definite increase in rigidity the car is very much point and shoot.

    All comments welcome

    Mods Include
    Engine:
    Mugen Hi-performance Intake
    Mugen Throttle Body with Coolant Bipass mod
    RRC Manifold (from FD2)
    Hondata Intake Manifold Gasket
    Mugen Exhaust Manifold
    Mugen Cat Back Exhaust
    Hondata Flash Pro with a Custom Tune
    Mugen Quick Shifter Kit

    Chasis:
    J's Racing Front Strut Brace
    J's Racing Fender Braces
    Spoon Sub Frame Brace
    J's Mid Arm Brace
    Selby's Rear Sway Bar
    J's Racing Rear Brace
    Mugen Suspension

    Dress up:
    Mugen Dry Carbon Coil Cover
    Mugen Gold Oil Cap
    Mugen Radiator Cap
    Mugen Shift Knob
    Last edited by milkchicken; 12-04-2011, 01:08 AM.
    Jay
    GTAusMotive

    2008 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Accord Euro CL9
    1991 Honda Civic Gli, 1977 Honda Civic 2 Speed Hondamatic Auto, Mini-Me Ed Civic

  • #2
    thanks for finally doing a write up Hun! LOVE these little civics! They resemble an egg a little but still really like em!
    Spelling mistakes are most likely due to me typing on an iPad.
    MR CELICAS TOY!
    MrCelicas Family rides!
    Originally posted by Rake
    MrCelica is all class. Listen to him.

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    • #3
      yeah little egg on the outside, a tonne of room on the inside. i kit you not i can sit in the back seat and stretch my legs out and only just hit the back of the seats.

      There is still lots more mods to come, just waiting for them to arrive from Japan.
      Jay
      GTAusMotive

      2008 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Accord Euro CL9
      1991 Honda Civic Gli, 1977 Honda Civic 2 Speed Hondamatic Auto, Mini-Me Ed Civic

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      • #4
        Oh my goodness, hell yessir!

        When I come to power, I will appoint you to the ministry of educating people about car stuff, rawwwrrrr!!!
        Originally posted by deadcell96
        It's like Underground 2 all over again.
        Originally posted by jmacman12
        ...but, but he's got such a good star rating!!

        Disclaimer: Under NO circumstance should anybody replicate any actions I did. Seriously. Don't.

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        • #5
          Thanks dutchy, can i have one of those big offices too? Just trying to do my bit to get dodgy modified cars off the streets.
          Jay
          GTAusMotive

          2008 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Accord Euro CL9
          1991 Honda Civic Gli, 1977 Honda Civic 2 Speed Hondamatic Auto, Mini-Me Ed Civic

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          • #6
            Originally posted by milkchicken View Post
            Thanks dutchy, can i have one of those big offices too? Just trying to do my bit to get dodgy modified cars off the streets.
            You don't get an office. You get a workshop with every tool anyone could ever need. Oh, and an aircraft hangar for all your vehicles.

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            • #7
              YAY!!! i like the sound of that
              Jay
              GTAusMotive

              2008 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Accord Euro CL9
              1991 Honda Civic Gli, 1977 Honda Civic 2 Speed Hondamatic Auto, Mini-Me Ed Civic

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              • #8
                Update.

                So we recently got a whole heap of parts from Japan. So over the past 2 days i have been working on the car. Ah how i missed the cuts and bruises... especially the one on my eye, the engine support brace decided it didn't need to be on the car any more.. ah well. so here is a sneak peak from today. Not sure when we will have the next video up, but i now have heaps in line.

                Jay
                GTAusMotive

                2008 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Accord Euro CL9
                1991 Honda Civic Gli, 1977 Honda Civic 2 Speed Hondamatic Auto, Mini-Me Ed Civic

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                • #9
                  is that your home garage? if so - WOW

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                  • #10
                    New front bumper? New wheels? Look forward to it anyway

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                    • #11
                      @upamanyu Yes thats my own garage. I have everything i need in there, and because its out of town, i can make as much noise as i like at all hours of the night
                      @rosey... Ah.. a little more extreme than a bumper i had to take the front fenders off to fit this, plus a heap of other bracing and a very very pretty exhaust manifold.
                      Jay
                      GTAusMotive

                      2008 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Accord Euro CL9
                      1991 Honda Civic Gli, 1977 Honda Civic 2 Speed Hondamatic Auto, Mini-Me Ed Civic

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                      • #12
                        Maximum kudo's awarded for the garage!!! Maximum kudo's deducted for it being too far from Holland

                        I can only drool at the thought of having my own garage and no neighbours within sniping distance.... Never gona happen here in Holland..

                        I fricking hate this place... Honestly, I do. There is no coffeeshop or drug in this country that can keep me here when the opportunity reveals itself to move some place else.

                        It's depressing good thing I'm going on a holiday so I can finally breathe but still... I will have to go back at some point. BAH!

                        Anyways, keep the good works up, I love to see that car get the full treatment It soothes my pain.
                        Originally posted by deadcell96
                        It's like Underground 2 all over again.
                        Originally posted by jmacman12
                        ...but, but he's got such a good star rating!!

                        Disclaimer: Under NO circumstance should anybody replicate any actions I did. Seriously. Don't.

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                        • #13
                          Hey guys, Been doing a lot of work to the car over the past few days. So here is one of new videos.
                          Mugen Exhaust Manifold.


                          The Manifold was the nicest i've ever seen. It was soo smooth and shiny. Power gain was pretty good, as the cat is the highest flowing cat available. Noise.. Is incredible. I'll get a video of it when i get a chance. Thanks guys
                          Jay
                          GTAusMotive

                          2008 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Accord Euro CL9
                          1991 Honda Civic Gli, 1977 Honda Civic 2 Speed Hondamatic Auto, Mini-Me Ed Civic

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                          • #14
                            That car is dope as hell. We don't have those in the states, but I really like that. We've got the honda fit, which is this:



                            But it doesn't have that styling. It really kind of looks like an even minier mini van. It's still pretty cool, though, I have to give the Fit props. Nice write up, the updates are great.
                            Last edited by Voodoo; 20-02-2011, 07:26 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks ... We have the Fit here but its called the Honda Jazz. I use to own that model and the other 2 previous to that. if you look at my previous car thread you can see my older one.
                              The closest car that you have in the states is the Civic SI. It has the K20 Motor in it as well. But its a coupe version, it also goes like anything when modded right. I have a friend who has one supercharged. its a nice bit of gear.
                              Jay
                              GTAusMotive

                              2008 Honda Civic Type R, Honda Accord Euro CL9
                              1991 Honda Civic Gli, 1977 Honda Civic 2 Speed Hondamatic Auto, Mini-Me Ed Civic

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