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Civic TyR Shredder

Navi

Drag Race Newbie
my friends with this car have noticed even less tire life lol. Switching to an 18 inch MPS4S is the move
 

flipflp

Drag Race Newbie
I was being chased around Buttonwillow by my buddy in his Type R with the factory wheels and tires. Those cars are FAST. Embarrassingly so for me since my car was on NT-05s and is not at all stock. The auto-rev matching and traction control and adjustable suspension and everything just works.

But his tires were TOAST and we needed to rotate them after less than 5k street miles and 2 track days. He was both driving the hell out of that car and using up every last bit of those tires. Not at all surprised.

What does surprise me is that Honda decided that 20's would be a good idea on this car. Who would have thought you'd have DUBS on a Honda, stock.
 

flipflp

Drag Race Newbie
Too bad they're so ugly.

So is it faster than the golf R?

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Around a track? I'm not sure. I don't consider myself a good driver, but I do alright. My buddy has had more track time than me for sure, but I wasn't able to walk away from him as much as I would have expected, even just straight line stuff.

Hey perfect timing!
https://www.motortrend.com/cars/honda/civic/2018/ford-focus-rs-honda-civic-type-r-volkswagen-golf-r-subaru-wrx-sti-type-ra-comparison/

Yeah it's fast, and it's real good.
 

Sparky589

Ready to race!
Too bad they're so ugly.

So is it faster than the golf R?

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Motortrend clocked the Type R beating the Golf by about ~3 seconds on Willow springs. As they come stock the type R is the fastest non premium hatch you can buy.
 

Navi

Drag Race Newbie
type r is a dedicated track weapon. It's a toy, just like a motorcycle or jet ski. It'll alway be faster mod for mod.
 

Sparky589

Ready to race!
Mod for mod, doesn't the type R blow up sooner?
The limiting factor would be the fwd more than anything. 306 is about all you'll ever get out of that drivetrain without things getting messy. Haldex on the R allows you to basically brute force as much power as you want on that thing.
 

Navi

Drag Race Newbie
I know a couple people running 400 at the wheels on e85 and they are running well. Haven't blown up either.
 

flipflp

Drag Race Newbie
I've seen near to 500hp with headwork and maxing out the stock turbo and fueling. Honda builds great engines. This was on a track car, so fwd traction is less of a concern as it would be on a street car. Honda brought their A game.

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Navi

Drag Race Newbie
I've seen near to 500hp with headwork and maxing out the stock turbo and fueling. Honda builds great engines. This was on a track car, so fwd traction is less of a concern as it would be on a street car. Honda brought their A game.

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Yeah, it really is a beast of a machine. Obviously the money didn't go into the interior or materials but the stock seats feel amazing. You don't even think they will be that good until you sit in them. The density of the foam is perfect. It's not like recaro foam hardness, but not regular civic softness. They found a good medium. The chassis is way more competent than a GTI or Golf R, and the brakes are great. I know bc my friend has a Golf R and Type R and I've had some decent seat time in both modded and stock CTRs. Still, the Golf platform is a better do everything car, but the Type R is more of a performance machine.
 

flipflp

Drag Race Newbie
Yeah, it really is a beast of a machine. Obviously the money didn't go into the interior or materials but the stock seats feel amazing. You don't even think they will be that good until you sit in them. The density of the foam is perfect. It's not like recaro foam hardness, but not regular civic softness. They found a good medium. The chassis is way more competent than a GTI or Golf R, and the brakes are great. I know bc my friend has a Golf R and Type R and I've had some decent seat time in both modded and stock CTRs. Still, the Golf platform is a better do everything car, but the Type R is more of a performance machine.
Exactly, they absolutely nailed it IF that is what you want. My buddy that has one wanted the whole package and loves the car. It's a weapon on the track, everything works great. On the street it feels fine, but it feels like a track prepped car. The seats are great, the interior is way over the top but everything works, just like the styling.

I have another friend with a Focus RS, and we should all be doing a track day before the end of the year. It's an interesting group for sure, but my car is the one we'll take to get lunch or to shuttle people around.

R/GTI is a better daily car, more livable, but if you don't want or need that, we've got a lovely selection of cars in the US right now. Maybe not as good as Europe but better than we've had in 20+ years.
 

DAS_STIG

Banned
I've seen near to 500hp with headwork and maxing out the stock turbo and fueling. Honda builds great engines. This was on a track car, so fwd traction is less of a concern as it would be on a street car. Honda brought their A game.

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Except their 1.5T that seems to think gasoline belongs in the oil.

Honda has definitely made great engines. Take an old B20 frankenstein and throw a turbo on there and it will last forever. Their transmissions were the weak point though, never made for that much torque.
 

DAS_STIG

Banned
Exactly, they absolutely nailed it IF that is what you want. My buddy that has one wanted the whole package and loves the car. It's a weapon on the track, everything works great. On the street it feels fine, but it feels like a track prepped car. The seats are great, the interior is way over the top but everything works, just like the styling.

I have another friend with a Focus RS, and we should all be doing a track day before the end of the year. It's an interesting group for sure, but my car is the one we'll take to get lunch or to shuttle people around.

R/GTI is a better daily car, more livable, but if you don't want or need that, we've got a lovely selection of cars in the US right now. Maybe not as good as Europe but better than we've had in 20+ years.
Just to reinforce these points some more:

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison-test/a28689556/2019-honda-civic-type-r-vs-2019-vw-golf-r/
 

MonkeyMD

Drag Race Newbie
Motortrend clocked the Type R beating the Golf by about ~3 seconds on Willow springs. As they come stock the type R is the fastest non premium hatch you can buy.
I think if you put the Conti 6 from the Type R on the Golf R, it would make up the 3seconds.
 
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