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The Intima Honda Civic EP3 Type R in 2017

Intima Honda Civic Type R EP3

2017 has been a very busy year for the Intima Brakes Honda Civic EP3 Type R.
With simple bolt on engine modifications, coilover suspension and Intima brake pads, each visit to the race track wasn’t just about bettering lap times but also pushing the limits of our track compounds.

The Intima SR compound has long been the mainstream favourite for performance street driving with casual track use. It is a very predictable and dependable compound pulling up any vehicle quickly on demand whilst keeping noise and dust to a minimal.
With the street friendly ceramic compound installed in the Civic, several intense hotlaps were easily achievable out on track before needing a cool down.

Wakefield Park Raceway in NSW has been the testing ground this year and with the SR brake pads equipped front and rear, the current best time for our EP3 is 1:09.2 (Natsoft) – we believe this time to also be the record for a street registered EP3 around this track!

In September 2017, it was time to take on a new battleground and so the Civic was entered into Class 3 for Honda Nationals at Winton Raceway in Victoria.
The track focused Intima Type-D pads were installed up front for better fade resistance on the longer 3km track.
First time on Winton tarmac for both driver and vehicle, a best time of 1:39.7 via Natsoft was a great outcome placing the full weight EP3 5th out of a very competitive 17 car field.
Where the Type-D compound intentionally lacks initial bite, the driver is rewarded with relentless and strong progressive stopping power lap after lap.

The front brake setup on the EP3 Type R is very basic consisting of the factory single piston calipers, factory brake lines, 300mm slotted rotors and factory sized brake pads which have a relatively small contact area – this setup is also shared with the S2000, DC5 Type R and FN2 Civic Type R.
By simply installing Intima brake pads, the car was transformed dramatically by inspiring confidence in the driver to dive deeper and push harder.

When it’s time for you to choose the right Intima compound for your Honda, the formula is simple.
If your car sees the street more than it does the track, the flexible SR full ceramic compound is for you.
Otherwise for the confidence and dependable stopping power required for the track, opt for the Type-D.

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WTAC 2016 – Enter Intima

CNTSRacing R34 Intima

WTAC just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year with more competitors and new lap records.
2016 stayed true to this with the highly competitive clubsprint class comprising of more than 45 entrants, the biggest it’s ever been!
Being the entry level class for aspiring amateur drivers to make their mark, it’s not just a proving ground for their skills but also their vehicle setup.

Making their debut this year was Tim Burt and his Nissan Skyline R34 GTT.
Compared to the competition, the Skyline was quite tame with minimal aero, average width tyres and modest power. Knowing full well the braking requirements of the demanding high speed Sydney Motorsport Park GP circuit, Tim equipped the Evo Brembo calipers with the flagship Intima Type D brake pads for the front and Intima SR for the rear – a combo he advises works wonders for him even without ABS.

After two punishing days of maximum attack and scorching temperatures, the Intima equipped Skyline set a personal best of 1:45.9220 which placed them mid field in the rankings.
When asked how the brake pads held up he had absolutely no complaints about them, they pulled up consistently everytime.

Congratulations to Tim and his R34 for an amazing result, we’ll be watching him closely as he and the car progresses!

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Tim Burt R34 GTT Intima


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