[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
A little Prelude tidbit that came from last week's dealer meeting...
More.......................
Acura releases details on upcoming 2025 MDX refresh
More.......................
Acura confirms debut of long-rumored entry-premium CUV for early 2025
More.......................
American Honda reports March and 1st Quarter 2024 sales results
More.......................
Spied on the Street! 2025 Acura MDX Type S
More.......................
Honda releases details on upcoming 2025 Fuel-Cell Plug-in CR-V
More.......................
Honda enables Wireless CarPlay and Android Auto on 10th generation Accords via software upgrade
More.......................
American Honda reports January 2024 sales results
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: The Old Man's thoughts about Honda's future
Join Discussion......
Clarity --> Re: Oh, we bought our PHEV
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Over 100 new models announced at Beijing Auto Show
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2024 Acura ZDX Type S Named as Official 2024 Pikes Peak Pace Car
Join Discussion......
Classifieds: Buy & Sell --> Re: 21 Civic Sport Manual......... I have one and it's for sale.
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda 'steadily and surely moving ahead' on EVs, announces large investment
Join Discussion......
Amateur Racing & Driving --> Re: 2022 Subaru BRZ at Area 27
Join Discussion......
Passport --> Re: 2025 Passport
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: Bye Bye.
Join Discussion......
Clarity --> Re: Long mountain passes in Clarity?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Accord vs. Camry
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: 2001 NSX-T 6speed with 335K miles on BAT
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Jon Ikeda to Honda Racing
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: My switch to Porsche
Join Discussion......
Prelude --> Re: The New Honda Prelude Hybrid Will Reportedly Make 207 HP
Join Discussion......
Hondata officially releases FlashPro for 11th Generation FL5 Civic Type R
 Date: April 10, 2023 11:07
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Hondata
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Today Hondata announced the first OEM ECU tuning solution for the 2023 Honda Civic Type R (FL5).

Boasting gains of up to 45hp and 50lb-ft on 93 octane unleaded this is definitely a must-have upgrade for FL5 Civic Type R owners.


I had the opportunity to speak to Hondata on Friday afternoon ahead of the release of the FL5 Flashpro and learned a few things. First of all, the new turbocharger in the FL5 is certainly an improvement vs the stock FK8 unit. Comparing a tuned stock FK8 vs a tuned stock FL5, on a 91 octane Hondata tune the FL5 showed an advantage in power and torque everywhere over the FK8, with a peak torque advantage of nearly 35lb-ft and ~13hp advantage in peak horsepower.


The FL5's turbocharger spools very quickly and delivers more boost than the FK8's turbocharger, thus Hondata has found that without any other modifications it is already reaching the limits of the factory fuel system. For this reason, flex fuel support is not included with the initial release. Similarly, if you were hoping to install a larger turbocharger in your FL5, you'll want to wait until upgraded fueling solutions are available. For more technical details concerning the differences between the turbochargers, click here.

For now, in order to flash your FL5, you will need the ECU to be jailbroken and at this time that process is something that will require sending the ECU to Hondata in Torrance. It is a software jailbreak (originally, the FK8's ECUs had to be opened up and modified in order to jailbreak) so nothing will be physically modified, but at the moment the "instant jailbreak" software feature is not available.

Since the FL5 still uses a Bosch ECU many of the tables will look familiar to those who have tuned the FK8. Hondata says that they have most of the tables unlocked but not quite all of them (Knock Retard Step is an example of one that they have not added yet), but in time they expect to add most of them.

Hondata's excellent Traction Control System is supported out of the box, which is good news, and for those of you who had an FK8 and have traded to an FL5, if you kept your Flashpro (and remembered to unlock it from your FK8), you can use the same Flashpro hardware to tune your FL5. The only cost would be the jailbreak fee ($275 +$60 return shipping).

Official Product link: Hondata FlashPro Civic Type R FL5 US 2023+


Last edited by JeffX on April 10, 2023 15:22

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Nice Power Gains
gtifox 15
  New FPM is released, so I checked out the tables for the FL5
JeffX 2
First Drive: 2023 Acura Integra - Rebirth of an Icon?
Read Article....................
2023 Acura Integra PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2023 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
31