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Old 08-05-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
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I picked up my July issue of Hot Rod magazine on Monday. I read the article about the Honda Civic that can hit 200mph. (204 actually). I know some of you if not most are not very big fans of Hot Rod mag and might not even read it. I think it sucks that, the guy that wrote the article put down muscle cars, because most of them can't and wont hir 200mph, you guys know as well as I do, that almost no ricer would keep up to an american muscle car, and of course European machinery out in the streets. I want to know your opinion... Please reply.
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:15 PM   #2
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i think a civic can hit 200 mph if they redo the entire car just for racing.
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:21 PM   #3
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I think that, the guy that wrote the article said that the car was mostly running on stock parts(which I have a hard time believing), some mods, however, include a Vortec Supercharger, a "monkeyed" tranny, the usual ground effects, and more. I'll look up the article and tell you some more about the mods, in case any of you has anymore questions.
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Old 08-05-2003, 09:57 PM   #4
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I call B/S on not being heavily modded. That thing wouldn't stay on the road at 204 mph (320+ kmh).

It probably took 3 hours to get there too.

I would respect that article if the guy didn't put down American muscle. He should race against Coletti's 10.0L Boss Stang (0-60 mph in 1.9 secs).
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:18 AM   #5
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yeah must have been a 20 km stretch of highway on a striaght away.


also whats with people talking bout this vortec supercharger.. its just a supercharger.. .
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:28 AM   #6
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just a supercharger
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Old 08-06-2003, 01:51 AM   #7
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yeah must have been a 20 km stretch of highway on a striaght away.


also whats with people talking bout this vortec supercharger.. its just a supercharger.. .
it gives u an extra 100hp on a shit 1.6motor..making it 270hp..which is pretty damn respectable..

a guy swapped the 1.6 SIR motor and put this blower and was running 11sec, but was in the shop every week
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Old 08-06-2003, 02:50 AM   #8
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what!! a supercharger dont add 100 hp.
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Old 08-06-2003, 02:52 AM   #9
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sure it doesnt
run a respectable 7 psi
on a sir and ur set
maybe even boost it up a notch or 2!
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Old 08-06-2003, 03:15 AM   #10
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I've re-read the article. The thing is punching out 500+hp. It ran at baskerville through a 5-mile straightaway. The little thing is a race car that does not race. That's what it is. What pissed me off is that, that one guy, freiburger said, and I quote "this measly little honda is faster that any flat head V-8.....faster than any american production car....and we're pretty sure its faster than your car too... of course that damn thing is faster, gimme enough cash and I'll make my SVT hit more than 200mph too.
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Old 08-06-2003, 04:10 AM   #11
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civic at 200 would go airborne.


guy with a supercharger SIR in CRX was pushing abou 210hp at the wheels and he was runing mid 12th. And yes car was at the shop all the time, so he sold it
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civic at 200 would go airborne.


guy with a supercharger SIR in CRX was pushing abou 210hp at the wheels and he was runing mid 12th. And yes car was at the shop all the time, so he sold it
from what he posted on TCC he broke into 11sec...like 11.9 or something
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Old 08-06-2003, 05:28 AM   #13
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Man I love 03 Cobras!!

Do u have any pics/vids?

2002 Lightning over here!!

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Old 08-06-2003, 06:25 AM   #14
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I can't wait to see that civic hit a tree going 200.. instant desintagration!
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Well.. I am going to have to tell you my concern in a different way. Let's say for instance, that you've been reading this magazine that is totally into European cars.. Mercedes Benz. BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari Lambo... I mean the whole thing... One day, as you pick the newest issue of that magazine, you find out that the magazine will begin covering tuned HONDA cars. so, the magazine that you love the most, becuase it featured your favorite cars, just went to Honda hell.. not only that, one of it's editors writes an article, in which he talks about this Honda that can hit 200mph(300+kmph) and on top of that. he also says things like,, so yeah this honda is faster than any production bimmer, any mercedez and almost as fast as a Ferrari(if not faster) and a Lamborghini... So how do you feel now???? Well this is what we american classic car lovers are going through. Please put yourselves in our shoes, and tell me your opinion..
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