Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 12:42 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2
Default Does anyone else find racing a Honda Civic is as funny as I do?

17 year-old kids who put a large muffler, flashy rims, and racing decals on a crappy car and think it improves performance.How many times do you have to own them before they give up and go back to playing XBox? 6 times? 7 times?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 12:45 pm
Sky Sky is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 488
Default

I think it's more funny that you get an ego boast from racing 17 year old kids in their pimped out Civic. Oh, wait, that's sad, not funny, my bad.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 12:48 pm
cr cr is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3
Default

Your not the only one, though a few times against a muscle car will change their minds eventually. I use my 79 trans am at about 350 HP to go "play."
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 12:51 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 15
Default

Lol that reminds me...One day I was sitting at a red light and I heard these guys all yelling. So I look over (they were on my left, other side of intersection) and see these two young guys, probably late teens/early twenties in some import car with all the stuff you mention and this old man, probably 60, driving like a dodge durango or something.So they are yelling, flipping each other off, you name it. So the guys in the import car were revving it up and getting ready to take off and the old man was still just sitting there yelling at them. Then the light turns green...they both take off. And of course that old man left them in the dust. Now that I have typed this all out, I can see that it's one of those things you had to see, for yourself. But it was sooo damn funny. Those guys made a heck of alot of noise just to embarrass themselves. Not only did the old man beat them, then he cut them off and flipped them the bird.I don't know what it was all about but I thought it was great! Guess that loud exhaust and everything else didn't help much huh?I beat them in my regular old 4 cylinder galant. One time I was driving my husbands truck (little S-15, but with the 4.3L) which doesn't look like much, but can certainly handle it's own, so anyway this guy was in the left lane and I was in the right, at a stop sign. I knew the little jerk wanted in my lane and planned to cut me off. So the light changed, he took off, I gave it a minute and punched it. I swear I blew the doors of his piece of sh**. My husband laughs everytime I use that phrase but there's no other way to describe it. Poor guy must have been pretty embarrassed after that, and of course he did get in my lane after I passed him. (oh, I meant to say he was driving a little civic with the blue lights everywhere)Anyhow, point being, it's all a joke. You think they would feel dumb with all those accessories and acting like it's a fast car when it's only got 80 horsepower, but whatever. It's always good for a laugh, I mean doesn't it at least make you smile?**For the few that are getting a teensy bit upset because they drive a honda, we aren't even talking about you. No one doubts that hondas, or other imports, can be fast- if they are done right. We are simply laughing at those people, mostly young teens, that add accessories and nothing else, but think they are fast and try to race everyone. They are idiots and usually cause accidents.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 12:54 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 27
Default

Coffee pot for exhaust tip,yeah it scares my V-8.These people have never been behind a real motor.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 12:58 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4
Default

There is an idiot in my neighborhood with a "fast & furious"Ford Fiesta !LMAO !!He's got rims,stickers,and the standard "coffee can" muffler.Also has loud stereo-says it is for picking up chicks.He is always driving alone,though.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 01:01 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5
Default

It is so pathetic. With all the money they waste away making their car look trashy, they could probably get a BMW. sigh.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 01:03 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 194
Default

you wats more funny is when we roll up next to you in a 350hp+ honda and burn yo a** and you wonder why yo got beat by a gas saver.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 01:06 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
Default

95% of "tuner" honda's are a joke. Blame Fast and Furious for missguiding young people that an exhaust tip, altezza brake lights and lame graphics will produce a 10 second car. But the small minority of honda owners that do the proper mods and dont have any intrest in making their car "blingin"have my respect. Everybody would love to have a Ferrari, but for most people that is unrealistic. Owning a honda doesnt make you less of a car enthusiast, and rest assured people have built hondas that could walk all over a ferrari.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08 Oct 2007, 01:09 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 782
Default

I have a built 99 Civic that I did just for this purpose. Right now I put down 337 HP to the front wheels on 15 lbs of boost, and when I take it to the strip, I put down 497 HP on 25 lbs of boost. I will GLADLY play with anything. I beat new Z06 corvettes, I've beaten Porshe Carrera GT's. Granted this is not the norm, but I agree with the "stupid kids" thing, A FART PIPE DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN RACE!!!!! Oh by the way I still get 27 MPG.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how much would it cost to convert my honda civic to a street racing car? charles t Honda Technical 17 27 Sep 2007 02:02 pm
My 2007 honda civic coupe makes a funny noise when I brake suddeny. Is something wrong with it? LB Smooth Honda Technical 12 20 Sep 2007 04:52 pm
Where would I find a complete racing exhaust system for a 97 honda civic coupe? dcoppock24 Honda Technical 4 12 Sep 2007 05:36 pm
whats the best tranny to use on 1995 honda civic D16 engine for drag racing? civicchoptop Honda Technical 2 15 Aug 2007 07:15 pm
Funny Honda-related story J. Perry Honda 2 20 18 Feb 2004 10:38 am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:29 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.