The 10th-gen Honda Civic—2016 and newer model years—has become a popular vehicle to modify across the world. The FK8-chassis Civic Type R is only the second generation of Type R vehicles to feature a turbocharged engine, which delivers a respectable 306 horsepower. In terms of performance, this platform isn’t just a pretty face—back in April of 2017, a Civic Type R took the title as the fastest front-wheel-drive production car in the world on the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife road course in Germany, with a lap time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds.
With growing popularity of the platform—which offers excellent potential for performance—it’s no surprise that powerhouse import tuners like GReddy and Evasive Motorsports quickly jumped on the opportunity to offer a number of exterior upgrade parts as well as go-fast-goodies for it.
GReddy’s Civic Type R (FK8) HG Supreme SP exhaust is one of GPP’s top sellers within their exhaust lineup. The 304 stainless steel, 3-inch mandrel-bent piping features a high-flow 3-inch center SP muffler and two side-mounted sound chambers mounted to triple exhaust tips.
The highly-desirable GReddy Boost Brigade suede steering wheel with Boost Brigade Japanese Kanji lettering on top and bottom.
According to Mike Chung, Marketing Manager for GReddy, the 10th-gen Civic suffers engine cooling issues, coupled with a problematic limp mode engagement when participating in spirited driving. The GReddy Civic Type R oil cooler kit cures this issue while allowing maximum cooling of the K20C1 engine. This kit was designed to promote a stealthy installation that bolts-up directly behind the factory bumper. GReddy also offers a front driver-side vented mesh grill, which they recommend for use with their oil coolers.
GReddy’s oil cooler kit for the 1.5-liter Turbo Civic Si/Sport hatch L15B engine models.
Remark debuted their exhaust lineup just days prior to the meet. Two models are currently available through GReddy for 10th-gen Civic models. Remark’s exhaust products are designed with interchangeable exhaust tips, with options including carbon fiber and burnt titanium.
On display under the GReddy Company logo sat another GReddy demo car. This Civic Si Coupe was sporting a number of modifications including a GReddy full cat-back exhaust system, oil cooler kit, front lip kit, and turbo upgrade. It’s been tuned using a Hondata engine management system.
Tucked away towards the far corner of GPP’s warehouse sat this ’91 Civic EF, owned by GReddy’s General Manager, Philip Chase. He mentioned that the vehicle was slowly progressing, with plans to drop in a JDM Integra Type R engine and eventually turn this ride into a street/track machine.
The last time we saw GReddy USA President Kenji Sumino’s Civic was at GReddy’s open house earlier this year. At the time, his project was still in its early stages, but this time around, we found some serious progression being made.
Inside the engine bay sits a built turbocharged B18C GSR engine using an eclectic mix of both new-school and old-school parts. Peep that classic GReddy cast iron manifold! Sumino wanted to build a street car, which required some of the essential creature comforts including air conditioning and his newly acquired ‘90s-era Alpine pullout head unit.
Co-hosts Evasive Motorsports took the opportunity to display a number of the company’s 10th-gen Civic parts.
Among the parts on display was the new bolt-in 4-point roll bar. The X-bar main hoop is gusseted for added strength while the entire piece is powder coated in silver.
Want to put your Civic on a diet? Evasive’s got the answer with this EVS Tuning rear seat delete. This carbon fiber unit replaces the OEM seats and provides a great complement to the EVS Tuning Roll Bar.
The guys at EVS know a thing or two when it comes to road racing. These track-tested and EVS-approved Honda Civic FK8 Street/Track AST 5100 series shock absorbers use an inverted monotube design.
The EVS Type R demo car was on display to showcase many of the custom and off-the-shelf parts GReddy and EVS offer. The exterior received a complete EVS Tuning carbon fiber makeover consisting of a front splitter and spoiler, front grill, side vent, side skirt, and splitter.
The rear was modified using a EVS Tuning Carbon Fiber rear diffuser and wing, and GReddy prototype exhaust.
A set of Advan GT 18×10.5-inch front and 18×9.5-inch wheels were wrapped in Maxxis VR-1 265/35-18 and 245/40-18 tires. Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs, rear camber kit, adjustable rear sway bar, and EVS Tuning prototype front camber plates keep this Civic firmly planted to the tarmac.
GReddy employee Kevin Sanchez’s ‘96 EK is powered by a B16B Civic Type R engine and outfitted with a number of modifications.
Recognize the name? Sanchez has been reppin’ the import scene with team Wicked since the ’90s.
Another popular add-on piece for the Civic Si is this GReddy carbon front lip spoiler. This piece can also be adapted onto the Civic Sport model only when paired with an OEM SI front grill and lower trim piece.
According to GReddy staff, a number of new products for the 10th-gen Civic will be dropping at SEMA 2018, which includes a new exhaust system and bolt-on intercooler kit. According to Philip Chase, the intercooler will be designed 20-percent larger than the OEM unit and comes with cast pipes.
Whether you’re looking for a set of coilovers, body kit, or want to get some serious engine modifications, it’s obvious that GReddy and EVS have what you need to satisfy your 10th-gen Civic upgrade desires.