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The minivan edged you out!?!?!

Nooooooooooooooooo!

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Haha, don't remind me! We're getting a good laugh about that in the office here at Eibach too lol. I'm still standing by how happy I am with the performance of the car and if you look at the lap times from 2nd place to 9th place they are all within 1.5 seconds of each other. Any car doing a sub 1:30 lap at Streets of Willow on street tires is moving!

For anyone interested, Super Street posted up the coverage from the FF Battle Street Class at the link below.
FF Battle 10 Presented By Eneos - The Street Class








 

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The funny thing is you have more left in this car! Comparing your mod list to the others is pretty funny you really don't have any of the go to power mods just yet. I would think with some more power (220-230whp) you could possibly sneak into the top 3rd or 4th spot!

Just wait till you go RBC vtc gear and 3" exhaust with a tune it's a WORLD of difference!

And I could only imagine the crap your getting about the soccer mom just beating you hahah

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Haha, don't remind me! We're getting a good laugh about that in the office here at Eibach too lol. I'm still standing by how happy I am with the performance of the car and if you look at the lap times from 2nd place to 9th place they are all within 1.5 seconds of each other. Any car doing a sub 1:30 lap at Streets of Willow on street tires is moving!

For anyone interested, Super Street posted up the coverage from the FF Battle Street Class at the link below.
FF Battle 10 Presented By Eneos - The Street Class

Oh I know your boys are busting your balls! A friend of mine Chris Shenefield who won nationals one year at autox nationals embarrassed a group of my friends in his Honda odyssey during a autox race in the snow. One of my friends was racing a crx with blizzaks never the less and still got beat by him. Good times.

You’re absolutely right not much time difference in the infield.
Should be interesting to see how your tsx does once it gets some more power.

Not much done to that minivan either, which is a litttle scary...haha
https://www.motortrend.com/cars/toyota/sienna/2016/toyota-sienna-r-tuned-concept-first-drive-review/
 

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The funny thing is you have more left in this car! Comparing your mod list to the others is pretty funny you really don't have any of the go to power mods just yet. I would think with some more power (220-230whp) you could possibly sneak into the top 3rd or 4th spot!

Just wait till you go RBC vtc gear and 3" exhaust with a tune it's a WORLD of difference!
Haha yeah, i just need to be patient. There's a ton more out of this car and that track isn't really the best track to show what this TSX can do. I'll be competing in HFF Challenge this Sunday at Buttonwillow with @angel949 and his TSX. We'll see how it does out there in slightly better conditions than late July.
 

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Haha yeah, i just need to be patient. There's a ton more out of this car and that track isn't really the best track to show what this TSX can do. I'll be competing in HFF Challenge this Sunday at Buttonwillow with @angel949 and his TSX. We'll see how it does out there in slightly better conditions than late July.
That would be a nice guage to see what more power would look like as well I know @angel949 is making good power! It will be nice to see the contrast between both tsx definitely post results and what not after the event

Always jealous of you West coast guys who get to track all year, our last event is October :-(

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That would be a nice guage to see what more power would look like as well I know @angel949 is making good power! It will be nice to see the contrast between both tsx definitely post results and what not after the event

Always jealous of you West coast guys who get to track all year, our last event is October :-(
Our "track" season starts in October. That's when things start to cool down to the perfect temps out here. But we have to deal with traffic, earthquakes and fires though.
 

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HFF Challenge Update:

It's was a busy month for the TSX having done 4 tracks in 4 weeks. We drove Buttonwillow backwards (CCW13) for HFF Challenge on the 23rd. I competed in the Modified Class again and went slightly quicker this time around in similar conditions.

I took 2nd place for my class and ran a best lap time of 2:06.3. To compare I ran 2:07.2 the last time we went on 7/29 so the car was about a full second quicker. Daniel Kirby in the B18C swapped EF took 1st and went quite a bit faster than me so I still have some work to do!

Unfortunately, I didn't take many pictures this day so here's what I have for now. I left for the ITR/NSXPO event in Thunderhill just two days after HFF which I'll have more pictures and updates to post shortly.



 

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ITR/NSXPO at Thunderhill --> Big Sur --> Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca (Part 1):

The Tuesday after HFF Challenge I headed up to Thunderhill for the annual ITR and NSXPO event. These are typically held in the midwest so once we heard they were coming out CA for a West Coast Expo me a few friends jumped on the opportunity to lap with some old and new friends.

Marcus from HeelToe brought out his stock S2000 but sadly I was the only TSX on track. I should have a ton of track photos once they're all done being edited but for now here's a few photos I took of the 1500 mile trip.

Pitted with HeelToe



This was my fastest lap of the two days. Highly recommend this app. It's sorta like Strava for cycling and the timing is pretty accurate.



I left Thunderhill Thursday afternoon and drove 5 hours south to Big Sur to camp. This is only about 30 minutes south of Laguna Seca so it seemed worth while to camp here and then drive up to the Rennsport Reunion.



The views around Big Sur are AMAZING!







The Rennsport Reunion was so epic!







I drove back down PCH along the coast on the way home and cut through one of my favorite little highways.



More pics and video to come...
 

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This angle is not my favorite, I use my phone pinched in the passenger side headrest and I like the view. Audio is tough with the windows down, but you could run an external mic to your helmet like motorcycle vloggers often do and clean it up, you could even run a go pro off your helmet.
 

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Tony, now that you've had the Exedy clutch & flywheel on your car for several months, including several track events, how is it holding up?

I've used their full face racing clutch in other Hondas, but I've been worried that the flywheel would be too light for daily use. What's your take?

I do the occasional time attack and HPDE, otherwise it's my daily. I've dailyed lightened flywheel cars before, but I'm a little older now. ? On the other hand, going back to a stock weight flywheel feels so sluggish.
 

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Tony, now that you've had the Exedy clutch & flywheel on your car for several months, including several track events, how is it holding up?

I've used their full face racing clutch in other Hondas, but I've been worried that the flywheel would be too light for daily use. What's your take?

I do the occasional time attack and HPDE, otherwise it's my daily. I've dailyed lightened flywheel cars before, but I'm a little older now. ? On the other hand, going back to a stock weight flywheel feels so sluggish.
The Exedy parts have been holding up great. Very happy with the set up now. I don't have AC in the car but when I did that was the only time I ever felt the flywheel was too light. Sometimes the car felt like it wanted to stall if I let it idle with the AC on. For normal driving and on track, it's awesome!
 

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Great thread with lots of great information. Found your videos of Youtube and came here to read all about it. I plan on building a TSX for WRL/AER endurance racing and NASA ST5 this winter so might shoot you a message about suspension setup when the time comes.
 

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The Exedy parts have been holding up great. Very happy with the set up now. I don't have AC in the car but when I did that was the only time I ever felt the flywheel was too light. Sometimes the car felt like it wanted to stall if I let it idle with the AC on. For normal driving and on track, it's awesome!
That's good to hear. I'll definitely be keeping AC in the car, so I've been considering running a slightly heavier flywheel with the Exedy clutch. In my last Civic build, I ran an Exedy Organic paired with the slightly heavier ACT Streetlite flywheel. It was a good street / track combo and provided great driveability in heavy traffic. I've been mulling running a similar setup in the TSX, with either the ACT or Competition Clutch RSX-S flywheel, since both are slightly heavier than the Exedy flywheel.

On a related note, do you believe the early failure of the Action Clutch setup was due to the pilot bushing, or do you believe the problems went further? I see JHP has a lower price on the Action clutch & flywheel combo, but I have zero experience with Action.

Thanks for answering my question(s). I've been following your build thread closely & drawn lots of inspiration from it - I'll be soon swapping in an ASP3 transmission myself and attempting the upward removal. I've had a lot of fun driving this car on the street and on the track. It's heavier and slower than my Civic was, but the chassis definitely feels "tighter."
 

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On a related note, do you believe the early failure of the Action Clutch setup was due to the pilot bushing, or do you believe the problems went further? I see JHP has a lower price on the Action clutch & flywheel combo, but I have zero experience with Action.

Thanks for answering my question(s). I've been following your build thread closely & drawn lots of inspiration from it - I'll be soon swapping in an ASP3 transmission myself and attempting the upward removal. I've had a lot of fun driving this car on the street and on the track. It's heavier and slower than my Civic was, but the chassis definitely feels "tighter."
Here's my take on the Action Clutch scenario. The missing pilot bushing likely caused premature wear. How long that bushing was missing is unknown to me. The first time I did the clutch on this car myself it was missing. When I presented the issue to Action (via JHP) they basically shot me down without any sort of guidance. No return call or email.

When it happened again with the Exedy clutch I used to replace the broken Action clutch - I called Exedy and their guy gave me some suggestions to look for. Obvious suggestions but these guys are clutch experts and this is what I was looking for. Because of this, I will always put Exedy first when shopping for a clutch.

The ASP3 trans is such a great mod. I still have my rebuilt GhostWerks trans I need to find a new home for.
 

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The TL-S passenger mount was a success! The car drives so much better now that the mount is replaced. I don't know if the TL-S mount is any stiffer since my OE mount was totally blown.



Excellent info on the TL-S motor mount.

Can you post the full part number please? thanks..
Part# 50820-SEP-A12

So I knew the passenger side engine mount in our TSX was worn, so I ordered up the TL-S V6 engine mount and the TSX engine mount.

I compared both at the parts counter.
Unfortunately, the TSX engine mount is noticeably STIFFER than the TL-S motor mount.

I returned the TL-S motor mount, had to eat a $20 re-stocking fee but worth confirming.
I installed the much more expensive TSX mount.
Our original motor mount was not blown, but mushy and cracks in the rubber.

For anyone, including Tony, I would not remove the TL-S mount if you have already installed it.
 

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So I knew the passenger side engine mount in our TSX was worn, so I ordered up the TL-S V6 engine mount and the TSX engine mount.

I compared both at the parts counter.
Unfortunately, the TSX engine mount is noticeably STIFFER than the TL-S motor mount.

I returned the TL-S motor mount, had to eat a $20 re-stocking fee but worth confirming.
I installed the much more expensive TSX mount.
Our original motor mount was not blown, but mushy and cracks in the rubber.

For anyone, including Tony, I would not remove the TL-S mount if you have already installed it.
Good info and thanks for confirming!
 

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So I knew the passenger side engine mount in our TSX was worn, so I ordered up the TL-S V6 engine mount and the TSX engine mount.

I compared both at the parts counter.
Unfortunately, the TSX engine mount is noticeably STIFFER than the TL-S motor mount.

I returned the TL-S motor mount, had to eat a $20 re-stocking fee but worth confirming.
I installed the much more expensive TSX mount.
Our original motor mount was not blown, but mushy and cracks in the rubber.

For anyone, including Tony, I would not remove the TL-S mount if you have already installed it.
Wow really? I just replaced my mount with a TL-S one (my old mount had completely separated internally. Bummed the TL-S is softer than the TSX. When playing around with the TL-S mount I thought it was quite stiff. Easy as hell to replace, but I don't see myself taking the TL-S mount out until it needs it.
 

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The ASP3 trans is such a great mod. I still have my rebuilt GhostWerks trans I need to find a new home for.
Looks like I may be attempting the ASP3 swap this weekend. I saw from one of your previous posts that to be able to pull the transmission from the top, the radiator and intake manifold need to come out, trans unbolted and slid back, clutch removed, then the trans can be lifted up and out. Sound about right? Any additional tips or recommendations?
 
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