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Hi All

I have a 2007 Honda Civic Type R GT in Red with a full GP kit fitted.
Its fitted with a K&N panel filter, soon to be replaced with a HKS RSK :D

I have just recently purchased my CTR after owning a Clio RS 172, I am impressed with the CTR's handling and cornering abilities, impressed with the VTEC and the VTEC indicator and well impressed with the looks of the car inside and out, also impressed with the boot space and rear passenger space (ideal when you have a family). Also impressed with the amount of refinements you get like electric folding mirrors and cruise control :)

However I am a little dissapointed with the build quality, rear view visability, notchy gearbox, MPG and and lack of low down power :(
 

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Hi All

I have a 2007 Honda Civic Type GT in Red with a full GP kit fitted.
Its fitted with a K&N panel filter, soon to be replaced with a HKS RSK :D

I have just recently purchased my CTR after owning a Clio RS 172, I am impressed with the CTR's handling and cornering abilities, impressed with the VTEC and the VTEC indicator and well impressed with the looks of the car inside and out, also impressed with the boot space and rear passenger space (ideal when you have a family). Also impressed with the amount of refinements you get like electric folding mirrors and cruise control :)

However I am a little dissapointed with the build quality, rear view visability, notchy gearbox, MPG and and lack of low down power :(
It's a high revving VTEC engine. It's not going to have big low down torque.

Welcome to the forum ;)
 

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Hi All

I have a 2007 Honda Civic Type GT in Red with a full GP kit fitted.
Its fitted with a K&N panel filter, soon to be replaced with a HKS RSK :D

I have just recently purchased my CTR after owning a Clio RS 172, I am impressed with the CTR's handling and cornering abilities, impressed with the VTEC and the VTEC indicator and well impressed with the looks of the car inside and out, also impressed with the boot space and rear passenger space (ideal when you have a family). Also impressed with the amount of refinements you get like electric folding mirrors and cruise control :)

However I am a little dissapointed with the build quality, rear view visability, notchy gearbox, MPG and and lack of low down power :(
Hello and welcome to :civinfo: mate :D

Any plans for it?
 

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Thanks JP

I intend on fitting a HKS RSK, am just waiting for a cheap second hand one to pop-up on ebay or gumtree :)

I was going to remap it using Hondadata flashpro but decided against that, I am happy with the power, just want to improve the sound more than anything, its currently stock and sounds dreary compared to my old Clio RS 172 which had forced induction and catback exhaust custom exhaust so am suffering from car noise withdrawal symtoms :D
 

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Hello mate the rear view takes no time at all to get used to that was my concern also but you get used to looking through your wing mirrors a lot more but just stand back and take a look at the civic the looks makes it all worth while I personally can't say there's many cars catch your eye like a civic enjoy mate
 

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Thanks JP

I intend on fitting a HKS RSK, am just waiting for a cheap second hand one to pop-upmtree :)

I was going to remap it using Hondadata flashpro but decided against that, I am happy with the power, just want to improve the sound more than anything, its currently stock and sounds dreary compared to my old Clio RS 172 which had forced induction and catback exhaust custom exhaust so am suffering from car noise withdrawal symtoms :D
If you ever decide you want it mapped,Will at RDT is a Hondata specialist, he's based at Harworth, just down the road from Rossington/Bawtry.
 

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Agreed Gary P, I choose CTR over Astra VXR, Focus ST and Golf R32 because of the looks inside and out, the interior for starter's is far better than its rivals and its more striking and futuristic, Ford's rust and fall to bit's, Vauxhall's depreciate like made and R32's have major problems with rear diffs and transmissions not to mention you pay the earth even for a 07 plate.

Il bear that in mind hondacivicnut, do you know much he charges for a remap?
 

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Your right about vauxhall ** I had a mapped 1.9 Sri that would wipe the floor with a vxr but my god the problems new manifold , fly wheel, turbo, alternator among other things spent thousands at the finish but touch wood had civic nearly a yr and not missed a heartbeat after the astra I made sure I had a good search and the civic do seem pretty sound
 

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Hello mate & welcome to Civinfo
 
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