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Honda Civic Sedan Type R - R You Serious?

Password JDM Takes The Difficult Route Turning A Base Model Sedan Into An R Replica

Sean Klingelhoefer
Nov 1, 2008

When Password JDM builds a car they like to go all out. Being the ultra-hyphy JDM connoisseurs they are, this build is no different. Rather than taking the reliable formulas for speed (i.e. DC2/EG/EK) Password wanted to do something entirely different. Back in July 2006, a car had to be chosen and the final decision was to buy a new Civic sedan and turn it into an FD2 Type R replica (something yet to be done at the time). That might not be too difficult today since Honda released the popular Si sedan, but the task of removing the stock SOHC from this model, and replacing it with a K20/24 hybrid beast built by Realtime Racing, was a more complicated task than anyone had really anticipated.

Fortunately, Leo Kwok and the crew from Password quickly found all of the body parts are direct replacements for the US counterparts when installed in together. We think they only did the conversion so they could rock the sick looking JDM-only Mugen aero kit. The Brembo brakes and Buddy Club suspension were also relatively painless to throw on. The Password JDM Recaros top off the race necessities to get this car out on the track for some ass-kicking. Unfortunately, some unforeseen transmission complications will keep this car from making its debut anytime soon, but Leo assures us he has other plans up his sleeve. "We built the car because it was the cool thing to do," says Leo. For anyone else trying to replicate the FD2 CTR he highly recommends saving a lot of time, money and headache by "[starting] with a 4 door Si!"

Fast Facts
'06 Honda Civic
Owner Password JDM
Hometown Pico Rivera, CA
Daily Grind Develop And Sling Cool Parts

Under The Hood 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC Hybrid K20 block/K24 head; Engine work by Realtime Racing (Head-ported and polished, RBC intake manifold ported and polished, bottom end balanced and blueprinted and final assembly); Realtime Racing Spec cams, retainers, valves and baffled oil pan; Carillo rods; CP 12.5:1 Pistons; Eibach valve springs; BDC 70mm throttle body, fuel pressure regulator and fuel rail; Walbro fuel pump; Buddy Club race spec header and pro spec cat-back exhaust; Password JDM Intake (prototype), Carbon-fiber spark plug cover, theft-proof oil cap, reservoir covers, fender washers and battery relocator

Drivetrain JDM DC5 Type R Transmission; Grip Power Stage 3 Clutch and 9lb flywheel

Brains Hondata K-Pro

Stiff Stuff Buddy Club Racing Spec Coilovers

Rollers Advan Racing RS 17x8 Gunmetal wheels; Yokohama AVS ES100 225/45/17 tires; Project Kics R40 lug nuts

Stoppers Brembo GT Big brake kit and stainless brake lines

Outside JDM FD2 Civic Type R conversion (Headlights, Front bumper, Rear bumper, Trunk, Taillights, Foglights, Power folding mirrors, Badges); Mugen ventilated visor kit, Front lip, side skirts, rear lip and wing

Inside Password JDM Edition Recaro SRD front seats, rear seats wrapped in Recaro gradation fabric; Password JDM Titanium shift knob; JDM FD2 shift boot; Mugen pedals and door sill plaques

Props Kevin @ Buddy Club USA, Carlos @ BDL Industries, Ernie @ Torco Oils, James and Kiwi @ Special Projects, Frank @ F&S Clutch, Phillip @ Mackin Industries and The People's Choice crew


By Sean Klingelhoefer
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