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Old 19 Jun 2011, 05:01 pm
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Default Is a typical honda with Headers intake and exhaust a race car?

I run into alot of people that seem to think a civic with tow hook, fart can exhaust, short ram intake and some aftermarket wheels along with some strut bars is a race car and vtec make sits even more so. Am i the only person thinking otherwise?
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 05:16 pm
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Absolutely not. These guys are full of s*** by no means have no "heat" under the hood whatsoever, and they love to brag about how there car looks and how fast it is. 2 upgrades are only going to get 20+ horsepower, like the ones you mentioned here. So it's pretty much borderline stock. I live in a spot where there are plenty of guys like this, but when it comes time to race, they won't do it. Now if they do race you, which I've had the privilege of kicking a couple of dudes asses in these POS civics, they CLAIM their tires spin at the start 100% of the time, which is why they say they lose. And of course I don't believe them, because I'm still leaving them even after I'm midway down the strip. I hate guys like this.

I drive an '08 HHR SS that have been modifying ever since I got it. Now for me personally, I would rather the car itself look stock, and kick somebody's ass, rather than to look good, and be slow. The HHR I drive has the LNF stage 3 kit, HAHN intercooler, high performance headers and cams, intake (3 inch down pipe), SKUNK2 exhaust, and two T6 turbos (34 psi), Z rated low profile high performance street tires. Now I usually run the 34 psi for the strip and 22 psi for the street. This helps keep backpressure from building up in the engine, causing a catastrophic failure.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 05:31 pm
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I have to agree with Evan in the sense that these guys think that slapping a fart can and an eBay intake makes their civics awesome....No, it makes their civics obnoxious grocery getters. What's sad is that people like the ones you describe give people like ME a bad name (I own an '05 Honda S2000). Honda never designed the civic to go fast or handle well; it was designed to be an economic and efficient city car. Period.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 05:46 pm
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Uh... I guess it depends on the allowable mods of the class... but generally speaking, no.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 06:01 pm
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what kind of civic are you talking about? i have owned a 1998 Honda Civic Type R Standard apart from aftermarket suspension and upgraded brake rotors and pads. I did fine on the race track, actually my car outperformed a lot of other cars with more mods than me. A Honda Type R & the S2000 are actually really good cars for the track. Light, Stiff, High Reving Engine, Resonable amount of power good recipe for a race car.

HOWEVER, you do have those drop kicks that own a hunk of junk honda civic, strap on homemade intake, fart box exhaust, stupid heavy rims thinking that their car has 1000hp and can beat turbos and that think there cars can run the quarter mile in 10seconds.

So yeah.. Yes and No really.
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Old 19 Jun 2011, 06:16 pm
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yes and no

but watch out if ur next to a highly modify civic youll be smoke

even the the guy with the HHR
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