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YouTube - Driving a 2008 Honda Civic SI

I think it's a lot nicer. And I like how it drives better. It may not have as much torque, but I think it's faster. It's also 6spd, and the gear ratios are A LOT better than mine. I can get into 6th easily. My car I have to drive in 4th most of the time or i'll be lugging the car cause it's too slow for 5th. Hell in the middle of the vid I was going UPHILL in 6th while at 2500k!! I couldn't even do that with my car!! I would be lugging at 1k in 5th! This car has top end power, where as mine has low end. This has a 8k redline too. And it's 100% stock! It's definitely a lot faster than my car. The clutch is a HELL of a lot different though. It's the exact OPPOSITE of our cars. The engagement point is at the end of the pedal where as ours are at the top. I stalled twice cause of that because of being so used to it being at the top
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you can make them fast... or handle real well.. but ya... nice interior.
So unless you got a few G's to put into it, i would be so damn bored. lol

then again i go up hill at 6800rpm and 140mph...(hills are fun) no need to go so slow man! sheesh lol
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you can make them fast... or handle real well.. but ya... nice interior.
So unless you got a few G's to put into it, i would be so damn bored. lol

then again i go up hill at 6800rpm and 140mph...(hills are fun) no need to go so slow man! sheesh lol
Stock for stock, it's faster than my 2.4L. Bolt-ons would prob do a lot more, than bolt-ons on my 2.4. It just lacks torque that's all. It's probably also lighter and deff more aerodynamic. Less compression, and could prob SC it or turbo it better. Meh I wish I had done more research when buying a car.... But I didn't know ANYTHING about cars then. I just went for looks. AAAAnd it's prob a hell of a lot cheaper to mod too...
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uh good luck with that??

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Stock for stock, it's faster than my 2.4L. Bolt-ons would prob do a lot more, than bolt-ons on my 2.4. It just lacks torque that's all. It's probably also lighter and deff more aerodynamic. Less compression, and could prob SC it or turbo it better. Meh I wish I had done more research when buying a car.... But I didn't know ANYTHING about cars then. I just went for looks. AAAAnd it's prob a hell of a lot cheaper to mod too...
You might want to learn more about the SI before making these posts...the SI's 2.0 engine makes the power it does because of 12:1 compression. It is also quick because they have high series gearing...4.77:1.

Also the way a car sounds CAN give you the impression that it is quicker...in other words go to the race track and run your buddy wth your car and see if it is actually quicker...then let us know.

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uh good luck with that??
uhhh good luck with what?
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You might want to learn more about the SI before making these posts...the SI's 2.0 engine makes the power it does because of 12:1 compression. It is also quick because they have high series gearing...4.77:1.

Also the way a car sounds CAN give you the impression that it is quicker...in other words go to the race track and run your buddy wth your car and see if it is actually quicker...then let us know.
oh. but i wasn't talking about the sound of the car lol the butt dyno says it feels faster after 5k than my balt does. I assumed less compression cause it's a 2.0 but I guess you learn something new everyday.

EDIT: you were slightly off: Compression Ratio 11.0:1 http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-s...fications.aspx

Hmm yeah deff faster if I got a 16 at the 1/4 mile... http://www.dragtimes.com/Honda-Civic...lip-14880.html

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it feels faster at 5k cause VTEK kicks in around there... You should have got a ss/sc or t.c if you feel you dont have enough power. If i put my s/c stock for stock against an SI the only thing the SI will get is the interior refinment. whoop de doo.
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it feels faster at 5k cause VTEK kicks in around there... You should have got a ss/sc or t.c if you feel you dont have enough power. If i put my s/c stock for stock against an SI the only thing the SI will get is the interior refinment. whoop de doo.
Actually from watching youtube vids, I see vtek kicks in at 6k not 5. And WOW its like a power boost! But how come our VVT don't do that??? Isn't it pretty much the same thing? Also when I bought my car, they told me they didn't make the SS/SC anymore, and I had no idea bout the turbalt. They didn't mention it. They just said this is what their making now. And of course an SS/SC is going to beat a SI... This is NA wars here... not SC
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