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Best bang for buck performance mods

Looking at a Flashpro also something to compliment it

Which of the following is most retrictive on an FN2 Type-R ?

Induction
Inlet Manifold
Exhaust manifold
Exhaust

What make/model of component is most recommended of each ?

Also...
What suspension/handling modifications are recommended ?
I see the FRSU including eibach progressive springs seem popular but what full suspension or coilovers are any good ?

Tegiwa stock yellowspeed and skunk2 coilovers. has anyone experience of these and are they worth it over the above suspension mods ?

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Most seem to suggest exhaust mani but I can't vouch for it. Simplest and probably cheapest to start is catback and induction. I recommend milltek non res and gruppe m, sounds superb together.
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Depends how much power you want, although there are some nice sounding systems, a custom 3" single exit will allow for slightly more power
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start from the ends and work inwards so intake, catback, exhaust mani, inlet mani and tb then its onto internals.

obviously needs mapping aswell.
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bang for buck would be to strap a supercharger on it, braided brake lines and have a fast road setup....
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Yeah, I'm eventually going to go supercharged it. I was looking at a turbo option from TDI-North but I am not sure all that torque is good for traction OR the gearbox/drivetrain.

I am thinking supercharged might be the most suitable forced induction route for a type-r even if it might not FEEL as crazy fast.

The car has done 100,000 miles but the engine seems to be fine just not sure at what point it might be better to go for a suspension kit rather than just putting spings on the original shocks.

What do others think ?, anyone got uprated suspension/coilovers ?

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Hi mate,iv always started with the boring stuff first,uprated brakes/lines and the best tyres I could afford(conti/Michelin ect)....unless I was spending big on a full set of KW`s that are fully TUV certified,i would stick to eibach 15 or 30mm springs with sach`s shock`s...you said your shocks are originals on 100K...they will be ripe for changing....then do a full geo set-up(I have never gone down the full FRSU route as I don't want "shims" anywhere near my wheels..just a personal thing,loads of peeps on here swear by them) also the basic service stuff is all sorted....oil/fluids/clearances ect..only after all that was done would I think about stuff that made me go faster....but that`s me,im old and boring
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In my opinion if you spending money on modding car you have to see and feel the difference.
This is the route i have gone:
1. Wheel spacers (20mm rear and 17mm front) as standard wheels are little bit hidden in wheel arches. This is mainly for look but also car will be less "snappy" on liftoff's.
2. Milltek Non-Res exhaust. Mainly for the noise (it's brilliant) but there is a difference in power with other mods.
3. HKS intake - mainly for the noise, but again - with other mods there is a difference.
4. Hondata Flashpro - with N Group map (for the performace - biggest difference out of all mods listed above).
5. Weighted gear knob - to improve shifting speed / precision.

Nex will be EBC pads and seeker fin. Maybe custom map for flashpro.
Then i'm done. Any more spare money will be save for the next car. I won't be modifying suspension as in my opinion it's not needed unless you do track days.
Oh, maybe tegiwa short shifter if i find second hand for good price
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The order for me....

Hondata flashpro (group n map)
HKS RSK (for about 2 days)
Gruppe M
Team Dynamics alloys (lighter, better offset and no need for spacers)
Milltek non res catback
Eibach 15mm pro kit springs (still to go on the car)
Seeker style fin (ditto)

Other cosmetic changes such as tints, silicon hoses etc. as I've gone along.

Once springs are on I'll get a custom map.

Future mods? We'll see.
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I would find it hard to beat the grip improvement from fitting a lsd to it.

Compare to lsd vs horsepower, not as much fun as going faster on a straight but the lack of understeer from my lsd is still astonishing 6 months later.

I had 3rd synchro replaced so did it when I was in there.

I can recommend the legal version of the ds2500 brake pads can't remember there model. Brake lines and rbf600 fluid

eagle f1 or ps3 tyres. I tryed camber bolts they loosen up if not done right and as the above post says just didn't trust them stock bolt is 20mm camber bolt is 14mm, but read they don't snap and don't like the idea of changing the top mount angle (that I know is me being daft).

Same really as sonar usbl makes a difference in lap times or driving like a loon.
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By far flashpro, toda / tegiwa manifold & remap for biggest gains as they give a huge boost in mid range torque and bhp.

If you're thinking of going SC then 3" cat back, forget the rest. The intake & inlet mods would just be removed for the SC anyway so might aswell save your money.

Bang for buck inlet & TB offer least gains if you're sticking with OEM cams.
FD2 oil pump shows good gains all round but quite costly.

HKS RSK is best intake for lowest price unless you're getting a proper remap after header then get a decent CAI. Unmapped they tend to have flatspots.

Best mod - decent tyres like Eagle F1

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I've been thinking of a exhaust manifold but what do you do about MOT time ?, With an Impreza it was there was a separate de-cat pipe that you could just swap but with the type-r it is all in the manifold so would be a pain to keep swapping back to oem
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Piper do a separate mani and sports cat, I believe.
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I've been thinking of a exhaust manifold but what do you do about MOT time ?, With an Impreza it was there was a separate de-cat pipe that you could just swap but with the type-r it is all in the manifold so would be a pain to keep swapping back to oem
I welded a 400CEL cat into the milltek catback. You can weld flanges on to make it a quick removable job or weld in permanently.
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