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    Default FK2 Track Day Discussion

    New thread to keep this out of the general "New Type R" discussion thread.

    The idea is to:

    • Post up what track days you are going on
    • Post up any track day mods or prep you have done
    • Post up any issues or observations during or after the day
    • Ask any questions of the seasoned veterans

    etc.

    I get that most of that will be generic, but could be useful on the whole.

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    Right then, kicking this off...

    I've decided that rather than trying force mods on a car that isn't so far lending itself overly to being modded, I'm going to put that money into taking it on track days.

    I realised this when hovering over the buy button on a third set of alloys and tyres, and being really honest, none of the exhausts released to date improve on the sound of it. So what is the point? It doesn't need more power to be fun, and any more is just willy waving!

    Track days will also help me with understanding the car more, as I've been going through the same old thing of what's the point having a high spec 300bhp commuter wagon and I've had the epiphany that I need to use the other side of the car too to appreciate what a car it is.

    I'm not saying I won't mod it. Intercooler, better discs and pads, geo tweaks may all be some things that get a look in as long as there is a reason for it and it doesn't detract from the daily duties.

    That's my stall set out and on to my first question.

    I've had a gander on Honda Karma regarding towing points and found this page: http://hondakarma.com/guides/honda-c...ocedures.1592/

    On Track Days I've been on before you needed to have towing eyes fitted before going out etc. Since the front aren't easily accessible and the rear centre one has a panel covering it over, has anyone ever had any issues on track days?

    I don't think there is much in the way of an elegant long term fixed solution but open to ideas!

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    SGP FK8.

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    Hehe. I watched that earlier. They shift when they want to.

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    8:20 for B2G ... Nice the car looks so composed! Almost uneventful to drive... But still a very nice tidy lap


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    For your front towing point could you attach a tow strap, but have it cable tied out of the way so it's hidden normally but still accessible should you need a tow?

    Marshalls do like to see an obvious tow hook on track days, or at least a sticker pointing to a hidden one

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    These are the towing points.



    It would be a long strap from the front ones.

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    That's not that dissimilar from an EP3, maybe just a bit further in.

    Your other alternative is to be prepared to use a strong point in the engine bay to be towed off track by. Eg a strut brace, an engine lifting eye etc. It might save your bumper.

    Let's be honest though - chances of breaking down on track in a 12 month old Honda are naff all What I would do though, is be sure to know the location of the fuel cut off switch. If you spin on track and the fuel cut off trips out - knowing the location could save you a tow.

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    Croft in the morning. Everything standard (even original tyres) except for the catback and panel filter.

    See how it does.

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    Enjoy the day John and have fun.

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