Jul 30, 2005 update to the Honda Civic Si project car

Stop!!

The Civic got some much-needed attention yesterday. The car definitely needed a new master cylinder and brake pads, but we decided to upgrade things a bit.

In addition to a new (well, rebuilt) master cylinder we also installed some Russell brake lines, Brembo OE front rotors and Hawk HPS brake pads. We’re running Valvoline’s synthetic brake fluid. The final verdict? Hey, the car stops, and the brake pedal no longer sinks when we’re sitting at a stop light.

We also installed some new suspension hardware, as we’re now running one of Ground Control’s coil-over setups. Our rates are 450 lbs./in. up front and 340 lbs./in. out back. We’re still waiting on one more suspension piece, and we also need to corner weight and align the car. Then we can’t wait to run it hard. We have two autocrosses coming up soon.

And time for a little mid-season update. By our account, we’re leading the Street Touring S points race for our local Martin Sports Car Club. In Central Florida Region SCCA points, we’re in third. Having two local events canceled kind of hurt us.

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