PRL Motorsports 2017 Civic Type-R Part 1 Baseline

Spencer Melillo
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PRL Motorsports 2017 Civic Type-R Part 1 Baseline

We ended up doing some baseline pulls on our CTR. The Type-R is much more consistent with dyno pulls than its little brother 1.5L turbo in the Si/Non-Sis. This car put down an average of 291 whp and 301 tq with a best of 292 whp and 303 tq stock. Not too shabby.

We had had some material laying around, so we decided to fab up a front pipe for starters and see if there were any gains...

Every hit showed positive power gains! Sadly, our first pass (the coolest pass) which should've showed the highest reading number didn't save.

We saw gains from 4500 - 6900 RPM with our 3" front pipe and a max of 12 whp. There weren't any recordable torque gains, though it's interesting to note that the torque numbers seem to be a bit sporadic on these cars. This piece weighs a bit over 2 lbs less than the factory A-pipe as well.

We ended up doing some baseline pulls on our CTR. The Type-R is much more consistent with dyno pulls than its little brother 1.5L turbo in the Si/Non-Sis. This car put down an average of 291 whp and 301 tq with a best of 292 whp and 303 tq stock. Not too shabby.

We had had some material laying around, so we decided to fab up a front pipe for starters and see if there were any gains...

Every hit showed positive power gains! Sadly, our first pass (the coolest pass) which should've showed the highest reading number didn't save.

We saw gains from 4500 - 6900 RPM with our 3" front pipe and a max of 12 whp. There weren't any recordable torque gains, though it's interesting to note that the torque numbers seem to be a bit sporadic on these cars. This piece weighs a bit over 2 lbs less than the factory A-pipe as well.

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We ended up taking our FK8 to the track this weekend for a bit of testing to see what kind of times this car is capable of. Denis drove the car to a best of 13.4848 at 109.25 MPH, followed by a few 13.5xxx passes at 107-108 MPH. The 109+ MPH trap speed is what spoke most to us and showed that our front pipe was definitely doing work! The short track, however, is where we struggled to cover ground, as we were constrained by the stock ECU and 3500 RPM launch limit. The car clearly needed more RPM to bring the 60ft down and logs showed that there was still throttle closure with flat-foot-shifting. This car is just begging for tuning! You can see how much of a dog it is out of the hole.

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