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Old 09-14-2015, 06:15 PM
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Yes, it's a once in lifetime for me! Bucket list to build a car and drive it on the Ring. Checked off!

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wow ________------------ the nurb. Amazing. beautiful car brother. Have you thought about getting some cams on that beast? Also what was your best time around??
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Plans for right now are keeping it the way it is, but I am thinking about some Drag Cartel DIC cams...
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Plans for right now are keeping it the way it is, but I am thinking about some Drag Cartel DIC cams...
Hey man! Hope all is good the A3 bit the dust at RA.... So i just finished a k24A2 swap... Cant say much yet hasn't been tuned, but man its nice!
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Hey man! Hope all is good the A3 bit the dust at RA.... So i just finished a k24A2 swap... Cant say much yet hasn't been tuned, but man its nice!
Well at least it died racing! Sounds like you are gonna go all out with this K24, I'm sure you will love it even more once it's all tuned.

As for my car, I have more plans for racing in SPa in Belgium, Castle Combe here in the UK, and back to the Ring again, all next year.

I am seriously looking into Drag Cartel drop in cams for my car, I am very tempted....
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Icon4 more track time!

New race schedule for me, Track days at Castle Combe, SpA in Belgium and back to the 'Ring again!!!

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Just some shake down laps at Castle Combe, replacing front brakes now to prepare for 30 minute lap sessions at Spa. Was a great day, did about 50 miles of track testing out there.

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Such a awesome car!
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Default Tracks days again!!!

Just some slight updates for my car:

1. Installed new front DC5R BC coilovers to replace my dead KW Variant 2s. So far after my new alignment and tow out settings, they seem to be working well.

2. Re-installed my OEM Type-R wheels with Eagle F1 tires, rattle canned them as near to mag blue that I could. I can't go to the Ring with the same wheels as last year!

3. New JDM OEM rear 21 mm sway bar installed, really helps out a lot for back end stability.

Next week begins my trip to Spa-Francochamps to tackle Eau Rouge at Spa then back to the Nurburgring for touristenfahrten.

It's gonna be a fun week...
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k24 or bust....
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k24 or bust....
Sorry but my K20 is just fine for me.
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Sorry but my K20 is just fine for me.
I kid dude, I'm actually looking at a couple ep3's myself. There's a guy selling one with a k24a2 in it already.
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Header and exhaust system out... rusted out nuts and bolts suck..

Kinda random. But what kind of floor jack/lift setup is that? Looks awesome if it's mobile etc.
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Its a hydraulic car lift. Not the ones we see in shops mostly but this is also commercial grade, just not used frequently.
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Its a hydraulic car lift. Not the ones we see in shops mostly but this is also commercial grade, just not used frequently.
You are correct, my buddy over here in the UK owns a small DIY auto shop, I just rent out the lift and I get to use all the tools/ air tools for free.

This type of lift is available back in the USA from Bendpak. I am currently looking at purchasing a QuickJack 5000 for my own personal use once I get stationed back in the states.
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I kid dude, I'm actually looking at a couple ep3's myself. There's a guy selling one with a k24a2 in it already.
I have actually thought about a K24 myself but not in my EP3. This car will be left behind in the UK but I am planning on taking the entire powerplant back with me to put in a completely different chassis....
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I was in the UK not too long ago. London is so much like New York. Love the scenery.
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You are correct, my buddy over here in the UK owns a small DIY auto shop, I just rent out the lift and I get to use all the tools/ air tools for free.

This type of lift is available back in the USA from Bendpak. I am currently looking at purchasing a QuickJack 5000 for my own personal use once I get stationed back in the states.
Thanks! I'll have to check those out too.
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Just some pics of my little upgrades (in my eyes) in preparation for my Spa and Ring runs....

Here are my OEM EP3 wheels rattle canned in VW shadow blue paint I got from Halfords...


Rattlecan mag blue


On my car with my Eagle F1's...



And another shiny mod, my new dipped valvecover with a custom made carbon kevlar plug cover (made it from left over aircraft kevlar, 5 pure layers and autoclaved), this is just a mock up before I actually install it.


new carbon dipped valve cover
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Well, I think I killed my Civic Type-R on the track at Spa- Francochamps. Currently I'm waiting for my car to come back from Belgium on the back of a trailer to here in the UK. Once I get her back, I will tear her apart and see what went wrong with my gearbox....
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ok..you broke her legs. I thought you killed the implants and was like ,"how"?
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ok..you broke her legs. I thought you killed the implants and was like ,"how"?
HAHAH.. well as for my on track diagnosis, it looked like the intermediate shaft oil seal on the tranny gave up the ghost then immediately began flinging tranny fluid directly onto my glowing hot header. Getting a ton of white smoke pouring out of the back was scary enough then the noises started... I hope my M-Factory diff survived...
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My only photo of me racing my buddy in a turbo Renault R26 down the straight at Spa Francorchamps. Unfortunately two 25 min sessions later while going at full throttle, I think I killed my Civic...

my CTR racing at Spa
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i started from the beginning of this post to see the car come so far and now is down... but def an enjoyable ride!
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Very nice thread man! Hope the repairs are minor.
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