Hybrid Racing | Clutch Master Cylinder Upgrade | Honda Civic Type R | FK8 2.0T K20C1 | 2017-2022
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The Hybrid Racing kit for FK8 is a straightforward bolt-on part that includes an OE Nissin CMC, a stainless braided clutch line with fittings, and stand-offs for mounting the clutch line. No additional replacement parts or parts from the factory CMC or SLV are required. The kit has the necessary grease to lubricate the clevis pin and prevent NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness).
The OE Nissin CMC used in the kit has an aluminum piston body compared to the plastic assembly in older models. The plastic assembly has the potential to deflect in racing conditions or by using a stronger pressure plate. Hybrid Racing has also used the Nissin CMC in their cars and sponsored race programs for over five years.
In 2002, Honda introduced a damper and delay valve in the clutch hydraulic system for US models with K-series powertrains. The damper in the CMC body casting, identified by the external triangular section, reduces vibrations transmitted to the clutch pedal, minimizing cabin NVH and vehicle feedback.
Hybrid Racing removed this damper to enhance the connection to the powertrain, resulting in increased pedal feedback at higher engine speeds and loads.
The delay valve, housed in the slave cylinder, works by slowing the engagement of the clutch. It does not affect the fluid flow rate into the slave cylinder, meaning it doesn't impact clutch disengagement. The valve employs a one-way valve and bypass orifice to achieve this effect, creating back pressure against the clutch fork and reducing its acceleration and velocity during clutch engagement. This delay valve produces consistent shifts during spirited driving, although it increases the time the clutch slips compared to a non-valved slave cylinder.
However, no evidence suggests that the delay valve in the slave cylinder accelerates clutch wear or significantly impacts performance. Determining its specific impact on lap times is challenging due to numerous contributing variables. Upgrading to our CMC kit will improve the pedal feel, however, it can make the entire system slightly more noisy under normal conditions.
- 100% Bolt-in - No modifications necessary
- OEM quality - Made in the USA & Japan
- Removes damper and delay valve
- Suitable for LHD vehicles ONLY
- Honda Civic Type R | FK8 2.0T K20C1 | 2017-2022 (LHD ONLY)
Dream Automotive offers in-house fitting on all products at our workshop in Luton, Bedfordshire.