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I got 1200 miles on my car. It was a great track day at street of willow when I went. The first run was high 60’s but as it crept toward noon it got into high 80s. I could only do three hot laps before oil temp start seeing 260s for each run. I kept averaging into 1:27s. I wanted to get a baseline for me at least before I start modifying. I did notice at high speed where you can stay on the first turn but heavy braking after at least for me the lift oversteer but made it super sketchy for me. Similar situation going after the bowl. My mods or things I want to improve on the car is stickier tires, some type of oil cooler, more power, and way to manage the rear to my skill set. Top speed my aims said I was doing 102 mph

11th Gen Honda Civic FL5 hits the Streets of Willow Track IMG_0667

11th Gen Honda Civic FL5 hits the Streets of Willow Track IMG_0675

11th Gen Honda Civic FL5 hits the Streets of Willow Track IMG_0671

11th Gen Honda Civic FL5 hits the Streets of Willow Track IMG_0669
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11th Gen Honda Civic FL5 hits the Streets of Willow Track IMG_0681
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Thank you for taking the time to write your impressions.

At Mid-Ohio on my first round (two more weekends this fall) I realized I wanted cooler air and oil, so I’ll be doing an intercooler et al., but haven’t found the right oil cooler yet.

I dont want more power per se just yet, but I know the kids I want I her early help with a hot car.
 
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Thank you for taking the time to write your impressions.

At Mid-Ohio on my first round (two more weekends this fall) I realized I wanted cooler air and oil, so I’ll be doing an intercooler et al., but haven’t found the right oil cooler yet.

I dont want more power per se just yet, but I know the kids I want I her early help with a hot car.
I found that power could be a bit more especially that I want more power and still running ps4. I found the suspension to be perfect though not wanting it to stiffer. I order some swift springs just for cosmetic. I might just end up with prl intercooler to keep the car from pulling timing when it run hot I am little disappointed but maybe because I am comparing to my g80 m3.
 

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Thank you for sharing that, especially the driving impressions and techniques used to get around that iconic track.

I have been wondering how much better the FL5 would do compared to my FK8 on the heat soak issue when tracking. Sounds like it still needs some cooling mods, no big surprise, but probably not heat soaking quite as quickly as the 10th gen.
Remembering Elias in a Flying Gato video, he looked at the 11th gen when it debuted and didn't think the changes would be quite enough to avoid cooling issues on track. Sounds like he called that one correctly.
 

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I might just end up with prl intercooler to keep the car from pulling timing when it run hot.
Yup, I'm awaiting them to actually be in stock, with the charge pipes, and intake... and when so, i'll be buying it all at once to do it then...
 


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I got 1200 miles on my car. It was a great track day at street of willow when I went. The first run was high 60’s but as it crept toward noon it got into high 80s. I could only do three hot laps before oil temp start seeing 260s for each run. I kept averaging into 1:27s. I wanted to get a baseline for me at least before I start modifying. I did notice at high speed where you can stay on the first turn but heavy braking after at least for me the lift oversteer but made it super sketchy for me. Similar situation going after the bowl. My mods or things I want to improve on the car is stickier tires, some type of oil cooler, more power, and way to manage the rear to my skill set. Top speed my aims said I was doing 102 mph

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I highly recommend the Rv6 Sway Bar upgrade to give you the opportunity to suit the rear to your liking.

I set the sway bar to the stiffest setting and I love the way the car rotates now. My confidence in pushing the car harder is directly attributed to how the sway bar performs.
 
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I highly recommend the Rv6 Sway Bar upgrade to give you the opportunity to suit the rear to your liking.

I set the sway bar to the stiffest setting and I love the way the car rotates now. My confidence in pushing the car harder is directly attributed to how the sway bar performs.
I remember asking you and was contemplating about rushing to get it but ultimately decide against it until I saw how the car perform stock. Coming from rwd I do found lack of oversteer coming out of turn different and having to setup the line different. I am thinking ultimately on getting it after I get my springs.
 

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I'll be doing Streets this weekend, CCW configuration. At this time it looks like the temperatures will be in my favor with a high of 73. I have Swift Spec-R springs on so I'm curious on how it'll perform. They're definitely stiffer than stock.
 
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I'll be doing Streets this weekend, CCW configuration. At this time it looks like the temperatures will be in my favor with a high of 73. I have Swift Spec-R springs on so I'm curious on how it'll perform. They're definitely stiffer than stock.
I was contemplating about going this weekend as well but on Sunday with speed ventures. But I don’t really like doing track days on Sunday. I like ccw I am little bit faster due to less high speed portion turns. Remove your rain guard on the hood
 

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I was contemplating about going this weekend as well but on Sunday with speed ventures. But I don’t really like doing track days on Sunday. I like ccw I am little bit faster due to less high speed portion turns. Remove your rain guard on the hood
That’s the one I’m going to! What will removing the rain guard do?
 


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I had a blast! It’s been two years since the last time I was there but I did fine:
11th Gen Honda Civic FL5 hits the Streets of Willow Track IMG_5058
 
 




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