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Old 10 Jul 2010, 01:31 pm
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Default Why are they not selling Type R Hondas on the US?

I dont want those old Integra Type R's! What happened? Im sure they will sell great.
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Old 10 Jul 2010, 01:46 pm
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the CTR would sell great here in the US because its what everyone wants the only thing is that the type r wont meet DMV emission standards whats why they make the Si because it meets standards with the highest possible power they can get out of the engine
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Old 10 Jul 2010, 02:01 pm
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Basically what requiem said, it's all due to emissions laws.

There would be a lot more variations of cars, especially faster ones, if it weren't for strict U.S. emission laws, especially here in California where emission laws are just ridiculously strict.
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Old 10 Jul 2010, 02:46 pm
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the first Type R Honda introduced didn't meet emission laws. The Si did. Because of that now all Type R Hondas have been banned since then so they cannot even give it a try to import it here anymore. its forever forbidden. Japanese have stricter emission standards now and now their Type R cars more than meet even California standards. in Japan you cannot own an engine more than 60k miles, and some of our own American cars do not meet standards over there.

In the US since Hondas cannot have a Type R, Acura has been the only Type R connection. The integra Type R and RSX Type S is near equivalent to both models of the JDM Honda integras Type R.

This is also the issue with The Skylines. Japan didn't meet emission standards back then with their first Skyline introduced here in the US. now they are banned and we can never have skylines. Toyota learned from Nissans mistake and made sure the twin turbo inline 6 Supra passed the emissions laws to sell here in US. Nissan also learned from their mistake and knew over here those models would sell/make a lot of money so to sell here Nissan in its new model decided to take out the Skyline official name and just sell it as GTR. so technically the car is Not a skyline, but still outperforms the older models with twin turbo inline six all wheel drive. so now we basically have a Skyline in the US.

by the way The Si is not the highest possible power you can squeeze out a k20 without passing emission laws. the RSX Type S K20 squeezes out more with over 200hp. the Si is to have a sport car at a more affordable price than the civic type R, so they are not gonna squeeze all the power for an Si because that is what the CTR is for at a higher price, just that we here in the US can't have it.
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