2019 Civic Type R

Post By: Ben Brenneman

Date: 09/19/2023

The Story

I originally bought this car as a swiss army knife. I wanted something that could do it all and have four doors. It started as a fun daily that I could modify and bring to cars and coffee. That all changed after I went to my first track event. I was hooked! After that day my car began its slow transformation into full time track car. I am still in the process of getting it where I want it, and piece by piece it’s coming together! I have a 100k mile power train warranty so I will be keeping the engine stock. My money will be spent on track focused mods like a cage, seats, harnesses, and aero for the time being.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: VR Forged D09 18/9.5 +45
  • Tires: Hankook Ventus RS4 265/35/18 square
  • Exterior: r.m.k design carbon fiber GT spoiler
  • Performance: Paragon 2-peice front rotors
  • Performance: Paragon R5 pads front and rear
  • Exterior: Casale Design Ducted Bumper Garnishes
  • Exterior: HRS Tail Lights V3
  • Interior: Sparco Grid-Q bucket seat
  • Exterior: 2020-21 OEM front grille

Planned Upgrades

  • Interior: EVS Tuning 4 point Roll bar
  • Performance: Acuity Short Shifter
  • Suspension: Spoon Lowering Springs
  • Interior: Sparco 5 point harness
  • Performance: Racebred Front Splitter

Ben Brenneman

I’m a former Marine turned track rat! I got into cars during my time in the Corps and never turned back. Now that I’m out, I spend my free time tracking my 2019 FK8 and modifying it. I’m looking to continue to go to track days for experience and eventually get into time trials in the future. My dream is to eventually be able to race TCR cars!