I thought I would start a build thread for my 06' VBP RSX Type-S.
A little history of the car:
I bought the car in March of 06', brand new off the lot after trading in my 97 MR GSR. With the purchase I got the 17" Aspec rims and the Aspec wing and fogs. A month later I met D-rob who welcomed me into his shop after he realized I wasn't a douchebag
. The boys at Sound Innovations/Surje took me under their wing.
Throughout the next couple of months I would learn more than I could imagine, not only about Honda's but also about cars and engines. During these months I decided on the direction the car should go. I had always loved Honda's N/A capabilities and definitely wanted my K20 to scream with N/A power.
After a couple cosmetic mods such as JDM badges and yellow fogs....
Thank you EF4dr :thumbup:
the first real mod came in the form of an AEM CAI.
When tax return time rolled in I followed the intake up with an HKS hi-power exhuast and a DC "shorty" header.
The most important mod and probably the best one to date has been K-pro. Originally street tuned by D-rob. The redline was raised to 8600 and vtec lowered to about 4600.
My first outing at the track was a huge learning experience. I ran BFG street tires on my spare stock rims. The car loved to wheel hop. Surprisingly to myself and my friends the car clocked off a 14.2 @ 99.7 that day. I was pleased for just having bolt ons what the car could do and since that day the car has worn the SURJE.motorsports banner.
After this outing I knew I needed to do something about that wheel hop, so innovative mounts replaced the stock mounts.
The first time the car saw the dyno was that May at the Carlisle Performance and style show. Still on the street tune it put down 195whp.
Also around this time the car got a drop thanks to a skunk2 coilovers, which may not be the best but gave it a much needed drop. They will soon be replaced. And also an OEM Carbon fiber hood.
Time came to ditch the crap header and get a race header. The Dc sports header was thrown on. This time John Kerr from J-K-tuning would be dyno tuning it. The car now made 199whp at Mcnews automotive. But later would make 205 at a show with no changes to the tune.
Throughout the rest of the summer repeated 14.2 passes @ 99-100 mph would be made at different tracks. And still to this day I am still trying to learn to launch the car better.
Winter 07 came around and I got a good deal on a head package featuring Skunk2 springs, ti retainers, exhaust cam gear and stage 2 cams. I was happy until I opened the box and found out that the seller had sent me two exhaust cams.
So after waiting for Skunk to email me back about buying just an intake cam, I took some time to read up on the parts and learned about the timing chain tensioner problems people were having. By the time skunk had emailed me back I had allready made the decision to go with IPS K2's. The next day I found a used set with 6k on the and snatched them up.
Now on to the built part of this thread
IPS K2 camshafts ( older style)
Skunk2 titanium retainers
Skunk2 dual valve springs
Competition stage 4 clutch
All of which I have sitting in front of me (pics tomorrow)
And I will also be throwing on my Mugen replica lip soon.
Right now I need to get to Honda and order, PR7 valve keepers, older rsx style valve
seats and seals. Also a new timing chain tensioner, just to be safe.
updates when the happen :thumbup:
Props to SURJE.motorsports, J-K-Tuning, and all my friends at Sound Inno none of this would be possible without you
Modified by dc5tegk20 at 2:47 AM 3/26/2008