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Customer Car: Honda FD2 Type R

Customer Car: Honda FD2 Type R
Joe Mackay
  • On January 11, 2024
  • http://www.safelyinsured.co.uk

Tom’s Honda FD2 Type R is another one of our customer cars with a special feature in our Limited Edition pack of Safely Insured Trump Cards. Visit our website to see the full deck of cards!

In our interview with Tom, we take a behind-the-scenes look at his motivations for buying his FD2 Type R, and his journey of transforming it into a unique masterpiece.

We kicked off our chat with Tom by asking him to give us some background on his beloved Honda.

Tom revealed that he’s no stranger to Hondas. In the past, Tom had an EP3 and two DC5s, so this isn’t his first Honda Civic. However, the FD2 Type R held a special place in his heart. “I’ve always admired the FD2 for its exceptional handling, which I believe surpasses all other Honda Civics,” he explained, “I’ve always been fascinated by how different Japanese tuning houses, like Mugen, Spoon, J’s Racing, Seeker, and FEEL’s, approach aero and modifications for the FD2. I’ve always loved FEEL’s styling, so the goal was to buy some bits, and very soon those “bits” snowballed into a full-blown FEEL’s Catalogue FD2!”

This one-of-a-kind FD2 is bound to turn heads, as it’s far from your average car. Tom shared some of the reactions he’s received from others: “People have mistaken it for a 4-door Integra, an Evo, and even a ‘what’s that!’ Considering the build’s uniqueness (world’s first FEEL’s FD2), I understand that those unfamiliar with Hondas or JDM cars might be puzzled.”

Tom completed his FD2 project in September, but we were curious about his future plans for this exceptional vehicle: “My plan is to enjoy it! It’s been a two-year passion project with every component imported brand-new from Japan. So, for now, I just want to put some miles on it and maybe participate in a select group track day next year.”

 

FEEL’S Modifications

As you might expect, this Civic is kitted out with some pretty unique modifications. Tom told us to give all credit to ‘BHP Imports’ in Newcastle, as they had an instrumental role in sourcing all the mods from Japan and meticulously executing the entire project over the past two years.

Lucky for you, Tom has shared the full list of modifications that this FEEL’S special has undergone over the two-year transformation:

FEEL’s Front Sports Bumper
FEEL’s Front Sports Bumper Under Panel
FEEL’s Front Sports Bumper Side Fins
FEEL’s Vented Bonnet (Twill Weave Carbon)
FEEL’s 1600mm Twill Weave Rear Wing / Twill Weave Bracket FEEL’s Rear Diffuser Single Exit Muffler (Twill Weave Carbon)
FEEL’s Rear roof spoiler ( Twill Weave Carbon )
FEEL’s Rear Fog Light LED (Twill Weave Carbon)
FEEL’s Carbon Trunk ( Twill Weave Carbon )
FEEL’s 20mm Overfenders
FEEL’s Rear Fender Extensions
FEEL’s Rear Skirt Spoiler Ducts
FEEL’s ECU Case
FEEL’s Inlet Manifold Cover (Twill Weave Carbon)
FEEL’s Engine mount set
FEEL’s Braided Clutch line
FEEL’s Oil Cap
FEEL’s Radiator
FEEL’s racing box
FEEL’s Radiator Cap
FEEL’s 6sp Shift Pattern Sticker
FEEL’s 6sp Shift Knob
FEEL’s Sticker Set
Ecutek mapped with TPW Engineering – 258bhp

 

 

Other Modifications

Clear rear Octagon lights
Oem Type R Grill badge
Toda Decat Pipe
Toda Flywheel
70mm full Titanium JDM Custom Exhaust
AME Tracer TM02 18×9.5 ET12 5×114.3
AME Tracer TM02 18×8.5 ET45 5×114.3
Michelin Pilot Sport 5 255/35R18 (F)
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 225/40R18 (R)
AME Tracer TM02 Centre Caps
Enkei wheel nuts
Michelin Tire Decals
GruppeM RamAir System
Tein Flex Z Coilovers
Spoon Rigid Collar Kit (Front)
Spoon Rigid Collar Kit (Rear)
Cusco 28mm Front Anti Roll Bar
Cusco 23mm Rear Anti Roll Bar
APP Titanium brake kit – 6 piston kit
AP Racing 8000 pads
Bomex Carbon radiator panel
Hardrace Camber arms
Hardrace tie rod ends
Eibach Camber bolts
ALX Racing carbon fuse box cover

M&M Reinforced Clutch Pedal
Mugen Semi Bucket Seat MS-Z
Mugen seat belt covers
Mugen Assist Meter
Bride RO Rail (Passenger)
Bride RO Rail (Drivers)
Mugen Assist Meter
J’s Racing Torque Damper
Js Racing carbon steering wheel
Js Racing shift boot ring
Stradale Alcantara shift boot
Backyard Special Shift Mechanism
M&M Honda Aluminum Shift Bracket Rigid Collar
M&M Honda Aluminum Shift Wire Rigid Collar
Okuyama Carbing passenger foot rest
Tide of time Titanium bonnet prop
Chasing Js Titanium Gradient colour plug cover
Chasing J’s Titanium power steering cover
Chasing J’s Titanium brake reservoir cover
Chasing J’s Titanium clutch reservoir cover
Chasing J’s Titanium Rocker cover washers
Chasing Js Titanium dust caps
Micronobium Titanium hard intake pipe

Seeker Super Shift Collar
Seeker Dress Up Mirror
Seeker Super Wide Blue Mirror
Seeker Aero Wiper Blade
Alcantara Honda MXST console cover

A huge shout-out to Tom for allowing us to share more about his passion for

JDM cars and allowing us to showcase his remarkable Honda Civic Type R.

If you want to see more of this car, be sure to give him a follow on Instagram @feels_fd2

If you have a modified vehicle insured by us and want to make your story known, get in touch at [email protected]

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