| #126 ITR --- I'm the owner. Herro. + J32 Civic Time Attack car||« » 1:37 AM 3/30/2015
Hello all. If anyone was ever wondering what happened to that 126 ITR look no further. Also, I may have met some of you at Expo last year at Road America. I was in the white hatchback with yellow wheels.......this car.
For those of you that are fairly active on this forum you would know that Brian aka AsianG sold his 126 ITR back in November 2013. I was lucky enough to get his attention because I told him I would turn this into a track car and would definitely stay active in the community, plus he and I knew Andy Meek (yellow/orange ITR) so immediately I felt I had a chance to buy this car. Yes, this is the shaved bay JDM fronted 97. Love it or hate it. I don't care. It will still fly past your stock R. I figured I would post here just to show what all has been done to the car since it was sold to me as a shell. I basically replaced everything that needed replacing. I plan on running this in TTD through NASA. It isn't quite done due to another project which I'll post at the end.
Picking her up.
There's my dad getting in the picture.......
Here's Brian and me
When I got back in town garage space was pretty limited where I was staying so the shell ended up in a small storage space on a lot that my dad owns. No electricity, extremely dirty, not very secure either.
Since I wanted to get the car out of this storage space I got to work right away.
Repainted all the front suspension arms and replaced all the bushings
New PIC coilovers
New rear rotors
Putting it back together!
Traded the gray wheels for some white ones.
Since this is going to be a TTD car I opted for a simple B18c motor from hmotorsonline.com.
At this point I'm too excited to get the car done, so I got some help from a local shop to help make it go a little faster (I'm an impatient builder, just want to drive it). Since the engine bay is shaved the battery is located in the front right of the car. I had some assistance remaking a battery holder (welded it to the car for better securty).
First day driving it
I plan on running this in TTD this year. I feel it will class much better than my GSR hatch since the ITR came with a better OEM setup. I plan on rocking the JDM front look as I've always preferred it.
As I stated above I've been very busy with another build at the same time building the ITR. No it's not my GSR Civic, but it is another Civic. While I love NASA, I'm a sucker for time attack. I've been turning this little guy into a wannabe time attack car. It's going to Road Atlanta here in about a month.
J32a2 tuned on AEM stand alone. Made 270hp/220tq. Ran 11.9 @ 118 as a full interior street car. I converted it to a road race car using my old suspension setup from my now retired GSR Civic. I had to remove various drag related parts off the car such as the nitrous and traction bar.
Keep in mind I was in the process of buying this car/building it while finishing the ITR. Had to work extremely hard to afford parts for both cars.
And for those curious ----- Street FWD weight. No driver. Still need lightweight battery, fiberglass hood, undercoat sound deadening delete, lighter calipers, lighter seats, and a chromoly cage in the future. Hoping to get down to 2000lbs or possibly lower. With me in the car the distribution is approx 66/34 which is almost identical to my GSR setup with no cage.
I plan on going all out on this car and making it as fast as I possibly can for street tire class within my budget. Most frown on the v6, but eh once again, don't care.
Anyways, use this forum post as a 126 ITR record I suppose. I have no intention of selling the ITR and I want to run it at as many tracks as possible till its possible death. The goal for the car is to get the TTD record times for central region. Hoping to do my best with it. :D
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