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Bought the car earlier this year but thought i would start a thread on here.

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Hello.

Having recently just sold my CWDC5 after owning it for 5 years and carrying out various modifications on it , it had served me well but I have had a nagging for an FD2 for some time.



I had been on the hunt for one for a while, but they are few and far between especially clean ones.

This one was sourced by Andy of 200bhp cars and imported via jm imports. Previous owner was the only owner since import and also had a DC5 and EK9 respectively. The car has been meticulously maintained by the last owner who had it just shy of two years.

It comes with a Toda catback and m&m Honda intake, also supplied with the car is a brand new toda decat and m&m honda scoop which fits behind the bumper... They Are the only modifications I have seen, I may have purchased a mugen grille... And mugen wind deflectors.

I have also bought an FD2 related plate, and still have to fit my spoon plug cover, gear knob and a few other trinkets I kept off my DC5.

The car is great, in many ways just like an integra but a bit more 'grown up' my Teg had braces and coilovers , I feel the Fd2 handles significantly better than my DC5 , the grip in the thing is mind blowing..

I actually feel it's the best Honda I have owned to date, the ride is stiff but not uncomfortable. Maybe a different story for back seat riders but there we go, not in a rush to upgrade any suspension parts whatsoever. I do fancy a double din but the head unit is a fairly decent alpine that charges my phone and plays the music from it so again that can wait.

Japan pics / SVA








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The day I collected it (Two Sundays ago)






After a quick clean and de-badged the "civic"

















Service items




A visit to TGM two days ago and a trip to Eurospec for mapping.

I wanted a fresh engine/gearbox oil change and also to remove the speedo converter which was currently fitted as it still had the limiter on it. It turned out to be a speedm8 one which was fitted under the fuse box, these specific ones should be fitted inside the dash as they are not waterproof, so I had bought a cartek one which is now fitted above the gearbox and works well. Tom was not impressed with whoever had fitted the speedm8 as it was done poorly according to him. Never mind all good now.


So, fresh gbox and engine oil , need to book in for spark plugs and valve clearances along with an Mot by the end of the month. Unfortunately Tom didn't have time to fit the intake scoop.







Toda decat



Then on to eurospec- New convertor much more accurate according to the gps reading.

I noticed the car was much more responsive already with the decat fitted !






before/base run




After 2.5 hrs of mapping




240 at the fly and 180ft-lb of torque. Which I'm very happy with, the car pulls great. Romain thinks it may need a tweak when the intake scoop gets fitted, but was very impressed with the figures the car managed. I'm lead to believe that's a greet figure for eurospecs dyno.

Mods - Toda decat- Toda cat back - m&m honda box (which is more or less like an oem box without the scoop fitted by the brake resonator)

Hats off as always to Tom and his team at Tgm, so grateful to have them more or less on my doorstep.

Credit to Romain who has done a great job of mapping the car too !
 

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Some updates

Fitted some LED bulbs to the number plate lights and interior lights, such a cheap but effective difference!






Suspension components - skunk 2 camber arms and Spoon sports springs (not fitted)

toying with some Cusco anti-roll bars too.. but undecided.





My trusty Spoon ti knob



New V5 arrived, so on went the plate

 

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Took part in an airfield track day at Abingdon.

Weather was hit and miss, a few dry spells but mostly damp - wanted to get a feel for the car as it is before I pursue with fitting the lowering springs and a FR set up with camber arms etc

All I can say is.. Wow , amazing. It gripped to the Tarmac so well even on the tight chicane type bends it was so nimble, my only complaint would be the brakes but they are stock ATM and the rear discs have seen much better days., booked in at TGM next week to get that sorted out.

My front offside tyre developed a small bulge at lunch so airing on the side of caution that halted proceedings for the day, have ordered a set of AD08R to put on the fronts.

Great car. That is all.




Also had two new PZERO fitted at the front, and ordered some AD08 for next year.



Also had the MOT which passed,

Fitted Spoon plug cover and changed spark plugs , also got TGM to fit my M&M Honda intake scoop, along with some new OEM rear discs and StopTech pads, also a Spoon rear view mirror.

pics in no particular order.











Contents of my boot/breakdown kit



any one know what should be in the gap?

 

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Just back from a long day at TGM.

I've had a few bits hoarded away for a while and thought it was about time I took a trip to get them fitted.

First up.

Spoon springs, bought a while ago after researching what suspension options to go for.

Oem


Spoon




I've also had some koni yellow shocks fitted.







Opted to have some eibach camber arms fitted.



Old v new.



And bolts



Had my Mugen grille fitted along with a new red H.







Mugen wind deflectors










J's racing front strut.



Mugen quick shifter.

What a great mod. Very noticeable in the shifts.



Had the geo set at 1.5 deg on the rear and 1 on the front.

The spoon springs sit very nicely.











I haven't had a chance to push the car yet but already I can feel the shocks are a worthy investment ! Before the ride was very crashy, even on a motorway the car would bounce you around, now the ride is nice and supple. Extremely happy with them - as mentioned the Mugen short shifter has made shifting more precise.

Will report back when I get out on a hoon.

Time to give the wallet a rest now ..
 

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That's a really clean FD2R build. If I might offer some options going forward, I'd suggest you consider getting a set of PU bushings - Super Pro and Prothane make great options. FD2s that have worn bushings - going on the 100k mark on the odometer benefit greatly from an upgrade to the bushings. Cheers!
 

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Few changes to mention...

Stereo and Audison speakers are now in situ !



PMU club racer discs front and rear , and hc800 pads front / ns400 rear






In order to get the Rays on the spoon springs have had to come off.

As luck would have it a set of rare modulo suspension came up for sale in great used condition.





Wheels are now on, just awaiting geo to be done , but this is going to happen once the clutch and spoon sump gets fitted.



Removed my spoon spark plug cover and replaced it with a Mugen one (not that you can see much in the bay)



I have also got a few parts coming over from Japan.

Seeker spoiler blade



Some project mu braided lines

A Mugen front lip

Cusco front and rear anti roll bars

Spoon baffled sump , bit of a sore subject as it should have been here already but have had to order it elsewhere.
 

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That's going along very nicely mate! I thought in particular that the Rays wheels were a nice touch - it nice sometimes to see people depart from the usual CE28N, RE30 and TE37 camp. Love the time attack lip on those as well!
 

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That's going along very nicely mate! I thought in particular that the Rays wheels were a nice touch - it nice sometimes to see people depart from the usual CE28N, RE30 and TE37 camp. Love the time attack lip on those as well!


I had the same wheels on my DC5 (in 17" though) and liked them . So luckily sourced some 18"

 
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