Thought I would post about my new (to me) Civic Type R 2010 which I picked up last week.
Have been a member on here for a while, mainly reading and learning, so decided to hopefully offer something back by posting!
After looking around for what feels like ages, with a fairly specific set of criteria (max 40k miles, max 2 owners, LSD model, red or white, not smoked in (!!) and with FSH) I went to look at many many sheds, and had pretty much given up, when a car caught my attention in Nottingham, so I went to see it, and ended up driving it home.
Its a 2010 (60 plate) LSD model ** (more on this later) with 39k. 2 owners. So it hit all my criteria also has FSH, but for some reason doesn't have the valve clearance service box ticked...
The car came with bloody awful, but brand new, Acceleron tyres, which I couldn't find much info on - but they were absolutely awful in the dry and extremely dangerous in the wet!!
Anyway, having only owned the car a week, I have already begun tinkering, and have done the following:
- Fitted K&N Panel Filter - sounds brilliant, really impressed for just a panel
- Changed tyres to Michelin Pilot Sport 4's all round - amazing, totally transformed the car
- Fitted a Sony AVX-AX100 double DIN stereo with Android Auto
- Fitted HEKO wind deflectors
- Fitted 8000k HID headlight bulbs to replace the factory HIDs
While the car was up on ramps, I decided to "check" that the car had the LSD fitted. From what I had read, simply putting the car into Neutral and spinning one wheel should cause the other wheel to spin.
However... nothing was happening when I tried this... the other wheel remained stationary. Confused... I went to google to read about "How an LSD works" and read that some LSDs require friction and therefore this test should be done in 1st gear.
Tried again (mechanic was beginning to get a little frustrated at this point!) with the car in 1st gear - and spinning one of the front wheels caused the opposite wheel to spin the opposite direction.
From what I read online - this confirms that the car does have the LSD fitted!
I have also confirmed the chassis number with Honda directly, and was told that this car is the LSD model...
I'm definitely no Lewis Hamilton, but I know how to make a car understeer coming out of a roundabout in 2nd gear - and I was already fairly certain the LSD was there - as I was struggling to get any kind of understeer (although the previous fitted Acceleron tyres were dreadful) but with the Michelin PS4s, I cant get the front un-stuck at all!
Ran into a slight problem when fitting the HIDs, I'm sure Im not the first.... Driver's side was fairly easy - the clips/screws were a bit of a pain and a fiddle, but I got there. The passenger side - a much bigger job! Looks like Im going to have to remove the battery and a few other bits to get at it - nightmare!
Anyway - enough rambling... very happy with the car - here's a few photos in various states of modification
Also pictured next to my weekend toy here