Super Street FF Battle 3 Coverage…Part 2…

Back with part 2 of the Super Street FF Battle 3 Coverage…Today we will be taking a look at the final hours of the dyno portion of the competition on day one and then jump immediately into photos from the second day, which was the actual race portion. It’s been cool to hear all the positive feedback about the event throughout all the social networking sites. The previous two events were good but the overall response from this years FF Battle was by far the best. Hopefully next year we can get even more cars out there to compete and have a bigger variety of FF Hondas…

Moving on…

A up-close look at the General Tire G-Max AS-03 on Gil’s white-faced Volk Racing GT-N…

Quick look at some of the custom fab work by ASC Speed Metal on Gil’s DC2R… The bezel holding the Racepak unit is sick with the curves and indentation to match the cluster and it’s hard to see here, but the metal inside door panels are done very well. No more windows or anything but it’s okay…. “Because Racecar”…

J’s Racing hood and wing also on Gil’s R…

More ASC fab work in Gil’s bay such as the shock tower bar, valve cover, valve cover breather, the smaller reservoir is for the power steering unit I believe…just loads and loads of custom fab work in this bay. I think people some times are so hung up on the great the car looks aesthetically that they don’t notice all the crazy amounts of work under the hood…

R-Crew shifter box, Circuit Hero shift extender and knob…again on Gil’s DC2R…

Vision side mirrors…

New custom front splitter on Sportcar Motion/Morgan Jade’s CTR with ARC winglets…

Loi doing his best to apply decal’s on Morgan’s CTR…

The cage in the CTR…

Loi and Supertwinz John showing the incorrect way of peeling the backing off a windshield banner…

…and then putting it on crooked…

The CTR making it’s way onto the dyno at Raceline USA…

CR-X BFFs…

Jonathan Wong from Super Street doing the asian squat and having a drink…

Brian from Hasport taking a sketchy approach at recording the dyno runs on his iPhone…

Elton and crew from Raceline USA setting up the dyno for Sportcar’s CTR pull…

Raceline doesn’t have the biggest facility so the drones and screams of the exhaust were further amplified by the small space…

I’m pretty sure I fell asleep while I was trying to process this photo, that’s why it looks so dramatically different than the others…oh well…made for an interesting shot…

Once the CTR dyno was completed, it was time to call it a day. It was the last car on the list that needed to have a dyno run recorded so we all stuck around for that, then we hopped in our cars and braced the heavy 5pm L.A. traffic home. Traffic was so bad at that point that we ended up taking the side streets all the way back to DPK David’s house, and it’s not exactly a close drive. It was cool though, Ryan and Nick hardly get to cruise around in their CRXs together so it was nice to watch these two on the streets…

Once we got back to David’s, we just hung out on his front porch to enjoy the summer breeze. It was hot throughout the day so the breeze towards the evening was a welcome feeling… I’m sure Ryan is set on having the Mugen MF10Ls on his CR-X but I love how it looks on the 949 6UL wheels…

Nick’s VTEC-killer CR-X looks so good on the SE37Ks…

Not much else happened that night, we went out to eat some dinner at a local Hawaiian spot and then just hung out at David’s. The girls were getting packed for the trip to Las Vegas so we made sure to spend some time with them before they took off later that night. I hadn’t really slept the night before because I was working so I was pretty beat. I usually stay up pretty late as you all know but the lack of sleep was making my head hurt so I just went home and knocked out. I wanted to be back at FF Battle 3 by around 10am so I had to get as much sleep as I could squeeze in in one night…

Saturday morning rolled around and it was time to head to Autoclub Speedway. I stopped by David’s to pick him up and then we took off… When we arrived, the first practice run had just been completed and the competitors were making various adjustments to their cars…

Right when we arrived, I saw that Darren Wong was staring at his Civic with a disappointed look on his face. I missed him at the dyno day so I didn’t even know that he was competing in the FF Battle. I guess he had some issues with the wiring to his C.O.P set-up so he ended up shutting it down and having the car towed home instead of trying to run his car on 3-cylinders…

Nick and Ryan’s cars cooling down after the practice session…

Salem’s TSX had an issue with the transmission cable binding but luckily Gary and Norman were around to help him fix it…Gary ended up using zip ties and some super glue to keep the cable in place and it actually worked…

Tom-Attak ready to roll…

Rywire CR-X…

Loi and Morgan ran into some problems with the front tires hitting the end of their diffuser so Loi was hard at work trying to duct tape everything together…

Ryan Der aka Airbag Club…

No more wild bass boat glitter green valve cover for Ryan, just back to a simple white on blue on white look…

I really liked how this shot came out with David and Ryan…

FF Battle alumni Kane Chan brought his Ej1 coupe out for display. He ran his coupe the previous two FF Battles and decided to take a break and just enjoy the festivities…

Lee Randle’s ITR…if you don’t know Lee then your knowledge of the Socal Honda community and it’s rich history is lacking…

Supertwinz/Old Man James brought out his red S2000 for the meet portion of the FF Battle event…

His brother John here with Ryan and Charlie from Top Setup…

“Aero are done” with Loi adding aerodynamic duct tape to keep the aero in place…

Jade’s son chillin on a Ruckus…

Arizona native Gabe Ortega’s Civic rocking a SCM front bumper…

Rhett’s ITR…

Gil’s Integra Type R…

A better look at Nick’s front aero set-up…

Nick’s bay…

Gonna close it out today with a shot a I really liked… Father and son shot with Phil Robles and his son Jesse Robles. Phil piloted the white ITR which belongs to Matt from ICB Motorsports and the black one is Jesse’s…It’s cool to see both sharing mutual interests and tearing it up on the track…

Back with the final installment of the FF Battle 3 coverage tomorrow…thanks for looking….

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