Roger Doyle (Dodge) - Civic type R FN2
My search for a fun car was really tiring, I searched around the usual trade places but could not find anything that tipped my fancy.
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Roger Doyle (Dodge)
Civic type R FN2
To be fair I’ve never been part of a car scene, I’ve been to a few ford cars shows as that’s what I typically drove. I’ve owned many XR2, XR3 convertibles and Pumas but have stepped outside the ford brand with Renault 5 GT turbo (great car) and the Mini Cooper S R53. The latter was becoming a bit of a money pit, so for my 50th I decided to get something a little more…. fun!
What to choose!
My search for a fun car was really tiring, I searched around the usual trade places but could not find anything that tipped my fancy. However, I decided the VW Scirocco was probably my favourite, but after a few weeks searching for the right one I was getting nowhere.
Then one superstore shopping trip changed everything, there it was a Honda Civic Type R FN2 in championship white. I’d completely forgot about this car, so I waited for the owner and he kindly showed me around it. One week later I located one in Peterborough for an amazing price and took her home (the long way home).
I will not Modify this car!
Every day I could not wait to drive it and I said to myself there is no way I’m messing with this car, keep her standard……. that did not last long!
Dipping my toe!
I convinced myself that an induction kit and exhaust would add to the driving experience, I was right - the VTEC crossover, the subtle growl of the exhaust made those B Road drives so enjoyable then COVID happened and that changed everything.
I was supposed to be in Vegas!
I was so looking forward to this trip, being waiting all year then COVID hit, everything stopped, lockdown, nowhere to go for the foreseeable future, so I had a pocket full of cash, what do I do? spend it on random stuff? save for a rainy day? or gamble.
Question, what if I could get the car exactly how I want it, ignore all the negative comments that surround the FN2 and just make modifications just for me not what people say I should do.
Decision made …I’m all in (just like Vegas). Forget the cost, get it done. I had a healthy budget, so the fun begins.
- TSS induction kit
- Marlin ECU
- Sustec Struts
- Tegiwa carbon bonnet
- Sun strip
- Full Maxton skirts + Rear diffuser (secret)
- Mugen spoiler
- Merc boot struts
- Carbon centre light cover
- Miltek exhaust
- General Altimax One S tyres (if that’s a mod!)
- 15mm/20mm wheel spacers
- Remus responder
- Footwell LEDS (super bright)
- Mugen gear knob
- Short shifter
Well I have some mugen front quarter panels at my mate’s paint shop and roof wrap to do but for now I’m just enjoying driving the car and watching FN2 video topics.
FNLEW and Stealth Brotherz.
Civic FN2 Type R Owners (Facebook)
Honda Civic Type R FN2 Owners Club (Facebook)
More Power Baby?
I most likely will be looking for a little more power the Marlin ECU has more to give but for now I’m more than happy with my epic Honda Civic Type R FN2 …hell yeah.
I’ve loved the whole process especially since I did most of the work myself and I’ve still got a few more things planned. I love the car so much, every morning it’s the first thing I look out the window for. Big thank you to all the people who have contacted me for advice and a general chat.
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