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Old 17 Jun 2008, 10:16 pm
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Default honda civic , how fast can they go, are they worthty racers?

hi i was wondering are honda civics, or honda civic hatchbacks fast cars like with the b16 and tubro and everything , are they worthy racers , can they be really fast , are they fun to drive , are they good on gas and reliable , whats better honda civic si , coupe , hatchback or what, what kind of races are they good for the most? how about rally racing ?
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 10:31 pm
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yeah honda civic's are awesome. but no they cant compete with the more expensive cars.(maybe) it mostly depends how well tuned it is..
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i have a 98 and love it it is fast but have friends that have faster ones it is always fun to go to the track and see these guys that have stuck thousands in these muscle cars motors and i can beat them in a quater mile they get so so mad bens i only have a chip exaust and cold air intake and run 12s but i have friends running high 9s running nos i dont know what there getting fuel wise but i get 30 miles to the gallon in mine
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 11:01 pm
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it could probly hit 120. It could also be be a VERY worthy racer with some major mods like nitrious oxide.[ it could probly hit AT LEASE 150]
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it depends on what kind of racing you want to do... sure they can be fast with turbo and other mods of course. but you see the new civic si's have k20s in them.....they make the b16 look like a wind up toy..... theyre rated at 200hp stock. if you put a turbo with the other necessary mods on it, yes it will be pretty fast especially for a daily driver. but if you want to rally race, get the subaru wrx STi. its a beast, ive even seen STi's that will run 12 sec. quarter mile times on stock turbo. theyre all wheel drive and six speed, and i believe theyre rated around 300hp stock. can you say fun?
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Old 17 Jun 2008, 11:31 pm
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civic are very fun to play with they have a nice shell where it is light and sturdy...you can put any honda engine in it. that include turbo with proper tune up and mods you can smoke s2000 more people prefer the EG6 shell to be the better civic shell to use and is easily stolen ..so if you get a civic you have to watch it very carefully..drop that K or GSR and that little EG6 is going to smoke everyone..good luck to you
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honda civics would be no competition for most of the top of the line cars out there. They top out at around 140, yes it is fast but its no challenge. They could be fast with a supercharger put in them but thats a lot to do. Civics also get around 24 mpg, which is definitely good considering the high gas prices. Coupe would be the best. Honda Civics would probably be best for just street racing, nothing too long to give something faster a chance to pull away too far. I'm not sure how they would do in rally races though.
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 12:01 am
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No. They are slow. If you really want speed and don't want to spend too much, consider a V8 anything. Mustang, Camaro, GTO, Magnum, Crown Victoria Police etc. B16's never came with a turbo from the factory and would run about $3000 to turbo.Typical top speed of most D, B, H, and K series Civics are 125-145 mph. Civics are great on gas. Especially CX,DX,VX,HX models.Civics are very reliable. Civic Hatchback models are the best for racing because they are very light. Civics are excellent for auto cross and road racing.
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 12:16 am
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The civic can reach about 120-130 MPH. If u want to trick it out, with a supercharger or nitrous, u could push it up to 150-160. They ARE good racers, but I find them a little too common. I don't know about 'fun to drive', but I know that it gets good mileage. I personally think the si version is the best, because it can reach the top speed that a stock civic can do; its also more $$. Also, the civic (all models) are somewhat too LOW to rally race. The underside will get damaged. It would be good for rally IF you raised the ride height. I personally would not use the civic, as i said before, it is too common, and there are better cars. I recommend a impreza WRX, a honda CRX, or a Mitsubishi 3000GTHope this helps!!
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Old 18 Jun 2008, 12:31 am
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EM1 99 Civic Si coupe or EK9 99 Civic hatch are the best. light. and they can produce good power. if u want a b16 get a b16a2. or b16b other than that go b18 gsr or type-r or Ls VTEC. they are deffinately worthy. with just headers intake and exhaust in our 99 Si we beat a supercharged mustang. a newer one. they can be really quick cause there light. they are very very fun to drive. very reliable if you dont run them to the ground. no clue about rally though. id say youd want something all wheel drive instead of front wheel. it all depends if you know what your doing with hondas. you can do everything you think is right but totally screw up. so read up or ask as many questions as you can
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