Right then, kicking this off...
I've decided that rather than trying force mods on a car that isn't so far lending itself overly to being modded, I'm going to put that money into taking it on track days.
I realised this when hovering over the buy button on a third set of alloys and tyres, and being really honest, none of the exhausts released to date improve on the sound of it. So what is the point? It doesn't need more power to be fun, and any more is just willy waving!
Track days will also help me with understanding the car more, as I've been going through the same old thing of what's the point having a high spec 300bhp commuter wagon and I've had the epiphany that I need to use the other side of the car too to appreciate what a car it is.
I'm not saying I won't mod it. Intercooler, better discs and pads, geo tweaks may all be some things that get a look in as long as there is a reason for it and it doesn't detract from the daily duties.
That's my stall set out and on to my first question.
I've had a gander on Honda Karma regarding towing points and found this page: Honda Civic Type-R Emergency Towing Procedures
On Track Days I've been on before you needed to have towing eyes fitted before going out etc. Since the front aren't easily accessible and the rear centre one has a panel covering it over, has anyone ever had any issues on track days?
I don't think there is much in the way of an elegant long term fixed solution but open to ideas!
remus is purely a noise thing for me. when i made the choice to buy, it was down to being so unimpressed with the stock noise level of the standard system.
the power increase it brought i don't care about or was even a buying decision. I did take a leap of faith on the remus, and hoping it wont be too noisy on cruise. Time will tell on it all when it (hopefully) gets fitted in the next week or so. all the milltek owners/first person listen say it's sounds different in real life than videos so i'm taking any video clips with a pinch of salt with reguard to the noise.
I also came to the realisation that it wont sound like the old NA VTEC's of old.. that era is on borrow time thanks to emission laws. If it doesn't work out, then it's a learning experience.
wholheartly agree with the power. i find 300+bhp in this car is a dangerous game. Car being so capable, you have to be into high figures for the car to come alive. i dont see much point in high gain mods for the street other than willy waving. track might be another thing, but also an expensive game when your into any regular organized events.
i am interested in some cheap & safe track days, or airfield days this year if funds and calendar allow.
Interesting info about the towing points too. 2 front hooks - would they be strong enough to jack the car up, or is it purely for horizontal tow? They weren't mentioned in my 'jacking up' thread i posted last weekend. Since you mention track days and some circuits have kitty litter that cars dig into, would these be suitable for both purposes (bearing in mind the gravel will add a lot of resistance to horizontal tow).
From my s2k days, i seem to think that rwd it's ideal to have tow hook on the front, fwd as tow hook on the rear as thats likely the tow side if you do run out of talent. maybe just a tow sticker would be the right choice; one on bumper, one on under-car panel so the tow guys can see it?