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Old 17 Apr 2011, 04:16 am
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Default Would an accord be a good platform to make a race car?

I have a 1994 and want to tune it to compete in the honda challenge race class which, obviously, is all hondas. Is the 5th gen accord a good chassis to make a race car out of? Or would I be better off saving up and buying a civic or prelude from the same time?
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Old 17 Apr 2011, 04:31 am
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IMO not really, the 94 accord is a bit heavy your main concern would be to shed as much weight as possible whereas you can purchase a cheap 1989 honda civic just the shell and drop in a motor from a DC2 integra(B18CR). do basic upgrades like intake headers and exhaust, add some coil over suspension, upgrade brakes, give it a tune hopefully crank about 200-210hp might not sound much but having that much power in a car that weighs less than a ton you will be surprised how quick it will go
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Old 17 Apr 2011, 04:46 am
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CRX, EG/EK hatchback, Del Sol, Integra, or any EG/EK coupe/sedan with an engine swap and upgraded suspension would be the better choices.































Accord's have too much weight to them and tons of body roll, I don't like them for anything but daily driving.
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The Accord is a good platform to make a race car from. It is a heavier car but once you upgrade all the suspension, engine, and strip out the interior for weight reduction you will find that it is a better car than the civic to race with. It will cost more to tune though. FYI, the stock engine in the 5th gen accord handles boost well.
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No the car is to heavy. The crx's or eg civics are going to weight right around 2,000 lbs, its going to be your best bet if your trying to make a race car.
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if you put the money into it to bring the horse power up and make it as fast as possible just shed some weight off a and you can keep up with lighter civics. i have a 2000 v6 accord and mine is much faster then many civics that i have raced
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Depends what class you want to run in. Read the rules for each class to see what you're limited to and review other cars to see what you would be going up against.
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