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Principal MUGEN stockist and leading Japanese tuning house Torque Developments International Plc is pleased to announce that MUGEN has released a number of a packages designed to deliver real savings for Honda Civic Type R FN2 enthusiasts.
Designed around sets of complimentary MUGEN performance and styling components, the full list of Honda Civic Type R FN2 packages is as follows:-
The MUGEN Honda Civic Type R FN2 parts packages are available now from Torque Developments International plc. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Japanese Honda tuning house MUGEN is pleased to unveil a new sports suspension kit for the Honda Civic Type R FN2, as used on the Civic Type R MUGEN.Featuring specially developed fixed rate dampers and lowering springs, MUGEN’s engineers focussed attention on improving the overall handling performance of the European model Civic Type R, particularly low and medium speed turn in ability.
To achieve this, MUGEN’s engineers have produced high quality lowering springs, which reduce the ride height by 10mm at the front of the car and 5mm at the rear. In conjunction with the specially valved dampers, the MUGEN sports suspension kit subtly, yet effectively enhances the dynamic qualities of the FN2 Honda Civic Type R, without sacrificing ride quality.
Carrying part number 50000-XLR-K0S0, the MUGEN Honda Civic Type R FN2 Sports Suspension kit is available now from principal MUGEN stockist Torque Developments International Plc, costing £1898.07 including VAT @ 17.5%. To purchase online, please click through to http://www.tdi-plc.com/catalog/mugen-sports-suspension-p-17768.html
Following on from our theoretical suspension calculations, we took the car to Brands Hatch circuit for testing and fine tuning the of the geometry.
We used the Race Logic V Box for data logging/capture so that we could accurately analyse the results. The data from the V Box showed that the car was still showing strong lap times even though the drivers were still getting to grips with the significant and fundamental changes that we had made.
The car was pulling more G’s than we had expected through certain corners which led to uneven tyre temperatures, so we implemented a geometry correction to compensate for this.
With some subtle tweaking of the ant roll bar lever lengths and damper rates to suit the pilots style of driving, the car was now ready to go racing!
The revised suspension has resulted in the car being 2 seconds per lap quicker over it’s previous best times, which we consider to be a resounding success.
These components along with other more road orientate suspensension parts are available for sale and can be see at: http://www.tdi-plc.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=107_108_332_333_342
Based on the result of the calculations from the mathematical model, we modified the ride heights, spring pre-load and roll bar leverage to provide a weight distribution variance of no more than 5% at 1G force. This was calculated to make the car “easy” to drive.
At this point the car has an ideal “workshop” set up and is ready to be tested at the track.
We installed the TEIN Super racing suspension components and set the ride to the calculated optimum heights.
We then measured the static weight distribution for the chassis alone and then with the simulated weights of the driver and heavy fuel loads.
Armed with this information we were then able to calculate the Dynamic Index for all possible load conditions.
The next step was to piece together all of the data into one linear mathematical model in order to estimate how the chassis would distribute ground pressure when operating at G Force conditions.