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Old 15 Jan 2008, 09:16 pm
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Default 2008 Honda Civic Coupe - delayed acceleration!!?

Hi, I just bought a brand new 2008 Honda Civic Coupe (Automatic) a couple of weeks ago, and I've noticed the acceleration is not really responsive....it feels like there is a huge delay when i need those quick acceleration jumps. Is there anything i can do to remedy this problem with After market parts??by the way, it is the LX model
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 09:31 pm
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is your car under warranty? if it is take it in. A 2008 shouldn't be breaking down yet....
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 09:46 pm
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NAAAAAAAAAWZZZZZZZBut srsly, if you needed quick accelleration jumps, why did you choose a Honda? I'm not knocking the brand, but Honda motors are known high revvers, so there is little low rpm torque. Torque is what initially moves your car, whether from a standing start or rolling. This fact, coupled with your choice of an automatic is the root of your problem.The most cost effective way of getting more torque is to use forced induction, whether you use a turbocharger or a supercharger, this route is going to cost you some $$$$ and void your warranty.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 10:01 pm
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Hard to believe Honda Civic Coupe 2008 have delay acceleration. Civic usual accelerate like rocket. No Honda not responsive. If you plant you foot to floor, then it for sure no delay. Then hopeful it really do fly. If you plant you foot to floor and it do not go quick, you Honda do not rock. All Honda have vtec, and you need high rpm for it kick in. Then for sure most Honda do rock!!!! Honda not have much torque though, that why you must plant you foot to floor. Nothing better than Civic out there. It Honda, that what do matter.
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I'd have your dealer check it. There should be no delay in acceleration.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 10:31 pm
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Dude, you don't have to brag. I have a 2007 Accord Coupe and the dealer won't work with me to trade it in for the '08 model unless I cough up a hugh chunk of change.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 10:46 pm
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What it sounds like is you are not used to the drive by wire e-throttle. All new civics are now controlled by a drive-by-wire system that uses a servo on the throttle to open and close the butterfly valve in the throttle body instead of a traditional cable throttle linkage. However there is still hope. The pedal is still physically connected to a unit through the firewall with a short cable. You could get an aftermarket throttle body (skunk2 makes a good one) and get a throttle cable long enough to interconnect the pedal and the throttle body. As an added side benefit, you can get rid of the extra controller that the drive by wire system uses, saving you a little weight. Sport compact car magazine did this exact same thing on their project TSX so this sort of thing has been done before.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 11:01 pm
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that is because it is a pice of S H I T honda
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