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Two Step Performance

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"502whp and counting" makes for a catchy headline but this build is not about simply making the most power possible. Here at Two Step Performance we invest into research and development so that we can make educated recommendations to our customers. We believe that while most anyone can sell car parts on the internet, there is a lot of value in being hands on with the parts you are selling. This FL5 build is one of many factory turbocharged Hondas we have built over the years. The data we gathered has been invaluable. While it takes quite an investment of both time and money, we have had a lot of fun along the way and won't be stopping anytime soon.

Anytime we build a shop vehicle at Two Step Performance, we try to do things that are very accessible to the everyday owner and tend to not stray into the more exotic modifications that some would could consider cost prohibitive, too risky, or just not worth the trouble. No methanol injection, no nitrous, no $10,000 standalone ECU systems. Never say never, but we realize that those things just don't resonate with our customer base for the most part and tend to avoid them. Are they great options for some people? Absolutely.

All that being said, please see below for details on our FL5. I could spend all day writing on this, but I will provide the basic facts for now and if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask.

I will begin with a dyno plot that shows our testing of our unmodified FL5, vs how the car is today:

11th Gen Honda Civic TSP FL5 - 502whp and counting [2023 Honda Civic Type R Tuned & Modified] 7437d588-c72d-4df4-be0c-bee223a485d8


This represents the stock car using the factory tune with 93 octane compared to our FL5 with an @RV6 R660 Turbocharger and E30 custom calibration by @drobimw

How did we get there?


Engine
PRL Motorsports Stage 1 Intake Hose
PRL Motorsports Drop In Air Filter
27WON Performance "Street" Rear Motor Mount
Antigravity ATX-30-RS Lithium Battery w/ Mele Design Battery Mount
PWR FL5 Type-R 2023+ Performance Radiator
Hybrid Racing V2 Slim Oil Cap - Dust Black
Hybrid Racing Performance Radiator Cap - F Type
Radium Engineering Honda Civic Type-R Coolant Tank Kit
Radium Engineering Honda Civic Type-R Catch Can Kit PCV Fluid Lock
Rampage Fab Titanium Exhaust Stud Kit - Raw Finish
Rampage Fab Titanium Inlet Stud Kit - Raw Finish

Turbocharger
RV6 R660 Red Ball Bearing Turbocharger

Fuel System
Hondata Fuel System Upgrade Kit
Hondata Low Pressure Fuel Pump

Exhaust
Milltek Resonated Catback Exhaust System
TSP High Efficiency Catted Downpipe Upgrade
PTP Form Fitting Downpipe Blanket
PTP Turbo Blanket with Spring Kit

Tuning
Hondata FlashPro for 2017+ Honda Civic Type R FK8 & FL5
Custom Calibration by Derek Robinson (@drobimw)

Shifting / Transmission
Raceseng Traction Shift Knob
Raceseng Universal Shift Boot Retainer
ACUITY 1881 Shifter Cable Bushing Upgrade

Suspension
H&R Honda Civic Type-R FK8 Sport Spring Kit
RV6 FK8 & FL5 Rear Camber Arm Kit
RV6 FK8 & FL5 Adjustable Chromoly Rear Sway Bar Kit w/ End Links
RV6 FK8 & FL5 Rear Toe Control Arms
27WON 11th Gen Civic Front Strut Tower Bar w/ Brake Brace

Wheels / Tires
Titan 7 T-S5 Forged Split 5 Spoke Wheels (Techna Bronze / 19x9.5 +45)
Titan 7 O.W.L. Forged Titanium Race Nuts - Onyx Patina
Michelin Pilot 4S 265/30R19

Brakes
Paragon Track Performance PA015 Big Brake Kit (Front)
Paragon P3 Road & Track Brake Pads (Front)
Paragon P2 Street / Sport Brake Pads (Rear)
Paragon Titanium Brake Pad Shims
Paragon 2-piece Oversized Rear Rotors

Exterior
APR Performance Front Air Dam / Lip
Honda OEM Carbon Fiber Spoiler by Bucci Composites
TSP FL5 Spoiler Security Screws
TSP License Plate Security Screws


Interior
Escort Redline 360C Radar Detector
Escort Radar Mounted M2 Dash Cam
Overland Designs Shift Boot
Overland Designs Console Cover
Overland Designs Side Console Trims
Overland Designs A-Pillars

11th Gen Honda Civic TSP FL5 - 502whp and counting [2023 Honda Civic Type R Tuned & Modified] DSC02052e


11th Gen Honda Civic TSP FL5 - 502whp and counting [2023 Honda Civic Type R Tuned & Modified] DSC01651


11th Gen Honda Civic TSP FL5 - 502whp and counting [2023 Honda Civic Type R Tuned & Modified] IMG_4678 (1).JPG


11th Gen Honda Civic TSP FL5 - 502whp and counting [2023 Honda Civic Type R Tuned & Modified] IMG_4646
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Would love to see a roll race between stock FL5 and your monster FL5. Maybe starting from 60mph. It’ll help to put in perspective the HP change.
 
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Would love to see a roll race between stock FL5 and your monster FL5. Maybe starting from 60mph. It’ll help to put in perspective the HP change.
That would be cool to do! We'll have to check into the logistics of that. 🤔
 

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"502whp and counting" makes for a catchy headline but this build is not about simply making the most power possible. Here at Two Step Performance we invest into research and development so that we can make educated recommendations to our customers. We believe that while most anyone can sell car parts on the internet, there is a lot of value in being hands on with the parts you are selling. This FL5 build is one of many factory turbocharged Hondas we have built over the years. The data we gathered has been invaluable. While it takes quite an investment of both time and money, we have had a lot of fun along the way and won't be stopping anytime soon.

Anytime we build a shop vehicle at Two Step Performance, we try to do things that are very accessible to the everyday owner and tend to not stray into the more exotic modifications that some would could consider cost prohibitive, too risky, or just not worth the trouble. No methanol injection, no nitrous, no $10,000 standalone ECU systems. Never say never, but we realize that those things just don't resonate with our customer base for the most part and tend to avoid them. Are they great options for some people? Absolutely.

All that being said, please see below for details on our FL5. I could spend all day writing on this, but I will provide the basic facts for now and if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask.

I will begin with a dyno plot that shows our testing of our unmodified FL5, vs how the car is today:

7437d588-c72d-4df4-be0c-bee223a485d8.png


This represents the stock car using the factory tune with 93 octane compared to our FL5 with an @RV6 R660 Turbocharger and E30 custom calibration by @drobimw

How did we get there?


Engine
PRL Motorsports Stage 1 Intake Hose
PRL Motorsports Drop In Air Filter
27WON Performance "Street" Rear Motor Mount
Antigravity ATX-30-RS Lithium Battery w/ Mele Design Battery Mount
PWR FL5 Type-R 2023+ Performance Radiator
Hybrid Racing V2 Slim Oil Cap - Dust Black
Hybrid Racing Performance Radiator Cap - F Type
Radium Engineering Honda Civic Type-R Coolant Tank Kit
Radium Engineering Honda Civic Type-R Catch Can Kit PCV Fluid Lock
Rampage Fab Titanium Exhaust Stud Kit - Raw Finish
Rampage Fab Titanium Inlet Stud Kit - Raw Finish

Turbocharger
RV6 R660 Red Ball Bearing Turbocharger

Fuel System
Hondata Fuel System Upgrade Kit
Hondata Low Pressure Fuel Pump

Exhaust
Milltek Resonated Catback Exhaust System
TSP High Efficiency Catted Downpipe Upgrade
PTP Form Fitting Downpipe Blanket
PTP Turbo Blanket with Spring Kit

Tuning
Hondata FlashPro for 2017+ Honda Civic Type R FK8 & FL5
Custom Calibration by Derek Robinson (@drobimw)

Shifting / Transmission
Raceseng Traction Shift Knob
Raceseng Universal Shift Boot Retainer
ACUITY 1881 Shifter Cable Bushing Upgrade

Suspension
H&R Honda Civic Type-R FK8 Sport Spring Kit
RV6 FK8 & FL5 Rear Camber Arm Kit
RV6 FK8 & FL5 Adjustable Chromoly Rear Sway Bar Kit w/ End Links
RV6 FK8 & FL5 Rear Toe Control Arms
27WON 11th Gen Civic Front Strut Tower Bar w/ Brake Brace

Wheels / Tires
Titan 7 T-S5 Forged Split 5 Spoke Wheels (Techna Bronze / 19x9.5 +45)
Titan 7 O.W.L. Forged Titanium Race Nuts - Onyx Patina
Michelin Pilot 4S 265/30R19

Brakes
Paragon Track Performance PA015 Big Brake Kit (Front)
Paragon P3 Road & Track Brake Pads (Front)
Paragon P2 Street / Sport Brake Pads (Rear)
Paragon Titanium Brake Pad Shims
Paragon 2-piece Oversized Rear Rotors

Exterior
APR Performance Front Air Dam / Lip
Honda OEM Carbon Fiber Spoiler by Bucci Composites
TSP FL5 Spoiler Security Screws
TSP License Plate Security Screws


Interior
Escort Redline 360C Radar Detector
Escort Radar Mounted M2 Dash Cam
Overland Designs Shift Boot
Overland Designs Console Cover
Overland Designs Side Console Trims
Overland Designs A-Pillars

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DSC01651.jpg


IMG_4678 (1).JPG


IMG_4646.jpg
Ok besides what you listed that dont make hp...what were the three things that gave you the most power gains? Turbo,(air),tune, and what the security screws on the spoiler?lololololol
 
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Ok besides what you listed that dont make hp...what were the three things that gave you the most power gains? Turbo,(air),tune, and what the security screws on the spoiler?lololololol
The turbocharger is the biggest power adder by far. The downpipe and intercooler are important supporting mods. With those in place with solid custom tune you are going to easily make 420+ whp on 93, maybe more depending on the fuel system. From there you can use the Hondata fuel system to add more capacity to the system and then begin using an ethanol blend. With E30 we were able to take it past 500whp.
 

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Can the Hondata fuel system support full E85 ? I'm lazy and don't got time to be blending ethanol at the gas station 😂
 


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Can the Hondata fuel system support full E85 ? I'm lazy and don't got time to be blending ethanol at the gas station 😂
Our limiting factor at 502whp was fuel system capacity. I am sure the system can handle E85 but it is likely going to limit your gains elsewhere.
 

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This is my first turbo car. When you upgrade the turbo for the big power gains, I assume the tradeoff is that it takes longer to spool so you miss a lot of that low/mid range in exchange for much more pull at full boost? Is that correct?

One of the things I really enjoy about the CTR is the low end torque and ability to put you back in your seat and explode out of corners. Is this something you won't get with a bigger turbo?
 

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This is my first turbo car. When you upgrade the turbo for the big power gains, I assume the tradeoff is that it takes longer to spool so you miss a lot of that low/mid range in exchange for much more pull at full boost? Is that correct?

One of the things I really enjoy about the CTR is the low end torque and ability to put you back in your seat and explode out of corners. Is this something you won't get with a bigger turbo?
This appears to make as much torque as the stock motor everywhere, which is why it's so cool.

11th Gen Honda Civic TSP FL5 - 502whp and counting [2023 Honda Civic Type R Tuned & Modified] 7437d588-c72d-4df4-be0c-bee223a485d8-
 

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This appears to make as much torque as the stock motor everywhere, which is why it's so cool.

7437d588-c72d-4df4-be0c-bee223a485d8-png.png
Nearly identical spool time too. That torque in the midrange all the way til 7000rpm must feel real nice.
 
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This is my first turbo car. When you upgrade the turbo for the big power gains, I assume the tradeoff is that it takes longer to spool so you miss a lot of that low/mid range in exchange for much more pull at full boost? Is that correct?

One of the things I really enjoy about the CTR is the low end torque and ability to put you back in your seat and explode out of corners. Is this something you won't get with a bigger turbo?
This appears to make as much torque as the stock motor everywhere, which is why it's so cool.

7437d588-c72d-4df4-be0c-bee223a485d8-png.png
Nearly identical spool time too. That torque in the midrange all the way til 7000rpm must feel real nice.
This is a great point but I will share something here... keep in mind this is an unmodified FL5 vs where it is today.

If you modify the car with the stock turbo, such as using our TSP Stage 1 Tune for the FL5, there is a large spike of low end / mid range torque available. However, we much prefer the extra horsepower up top.

11th Gen Honda Civic TSP FL5 - 502whp and counting [2023 Honda Civic Type R Tuned & Modified] 1687986341639

This chart shows a basic bolt on car (downpipe, exhaust, drop in air filter) with the factory tune vs our TSP Stage 1 Tune.
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