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TCJB'S NEW CAR ?

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by TCJBOLDIE, 4 October 2018.

  1. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,379
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    I have been searching for an unmolested example of Hondas FN2 and driven1.5 hours to check out a nice clean white 103 K's FN2 Type R Civic and advised the seller that the brake rotors were obviously so badly worn and grooved that they would/should not pass a roadworthy certificate.

    The owner a female got a bit antsy with me when I advised that she needed to get a new RWC and that any competent workshop would recommend fitting new discs and pads all round before a new RWC is issued.

    Today I am heading south interstate to have a Red FN2 with 82klm's that I have arranged to have a pre purchase inspection and if it passes will be bringing it back on my car carrying trailer to take up residence in my man cave. I am towing my trailer to eliminate having to make a second trip to get the car if it is a good one so fingers crossed it is a good one.
     
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  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,379
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    The red one has a new home :)

    It's quite a bit wider than the Starion and only have 3 inches clearance on both sides of the trailer so will need to be careful loading and unloading.
     
  3. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Have only driven it a little but am loving the motors willingness to rev and the best gearbox shift feel ever and am looking forward to getting used to the different handling and grip levels of the car and front wheel drive when I head off to a track day or 2 before years end.

    I'm interested as to how much slower my times will be at all the street sprints I enter next year seeing that the Honda only has all 1/2 the power of the Starion.

    I asked Obi if I needed to change my NDP and he advised just to change the pic.
     
  4. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    40,848
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Sounds good, keep us updated with your times and progress. I wonder how it compares to the original unfettled Starion.

    I'm sure after a year it will outperforming most things on the road!
     
  5. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,379
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Obi the JB had 125KW's before I started my tinkering and the weight is nearly the same so it will be interesting to see how it goes when pushed .

    I am loving the air con and Bluetooth as I can now hear incoming calls via the radio as I was having trouble hearing anything with the sat nav set at the highest level

    Am having a bit of trouble rev matching down shifts due to the close ratio box and the motors willingness to rev along with my industrial deafness so I may need a not so quiet muffler fitted to help better co-ordination.
     
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