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blck01zx3 01-28-2005 09:07 PM

A Honda got to me?
SO, I have this friend with a 1993 Honda Prelude, and ever since I got my car like 2 weeks ago me and him have been talkin some smack, like most people do with their friends. So tonight we decided we would test it out, on a closed course of....course. So we took our cars and went to the course and lined up, but for some reason I couldnt get a halfway descent launch[:(]. I either launched really slow, or just roasted the tires off the line. We only went 4 times. I kept up with him like 1 car length or less behind him but that one car lenth was definitely off the line. Then the whole way to like 110 I was right on him. Just thought I would share. How do you guys all launch your SVT's, just wonderin?

Wailabod 01-28-2005 09:11 PM

if you don't have traction control you can just drop the clutch at 3000 rpms wut engine did the prelude have.

blck01zx3 01-28-2005 09:18 PM

The prelude has a H23A engine, its an auto.

SVTJerbo 01-28-2005 10:05 PM

that thing got any mods because an h23 auto is like a 16 second car mang, hes an auto and all the way up to 110 and you didnt pass him??? doesnt seem right

spikNspan DAN 01-28-2005 10:13 PM

you should be able to take him man. practice your launches and shifting. maybe you just need to get used to your car a little more.

bowersdaazian 01-28-2005 10:23 PM

well gearing could also be the culprit. While the lude needs only 3 gears to get to 110, the SVT needs 4. And the launch and shifting, it all plays into his win.
So work on your launches and shifting, then challange him to a rematch.

Hypnotic 01-28-2005 11:10 PM

Best way I have found to launch the SVTF is to launch at around 3500, but dont just dump the clutch. These cars without mods or a tuner like revs, feather the clutch out, even a little bit of wheel spin is good, just dont roast them out. Bang second, and THEN dump the clutch/mat the gas, and shift out like normal. Dont shift until AT LEAST 6200+ and keep your foot at least lightly in the gas pedal to keep the rev drops to a minimum. I have pulled 15.0s off a bone stock SVTF with this technique consistently.

blck01zx3 01-28-2005 11:19 PM

Yea the Prelude had some mods including a DNX exhaust, Ractive Header, AEM V2 Intake, and some stickers. I have the video if I ever learn to do the video on the internet thingie. Maybe I can have my friend do it. And yes I know I should have beat him, but I am new to this car and I havent really learned it yet, I will get there.

EuroZX3Focus 01-28-2005 11:23 PM

dude he beat you because of the stickers lol, actually the V2 intakes work wonders for the H22s not a bad intake, wish they had one for the focus

Lupuri 01-29-2005 04:11 PM


Originally posted by Hypnotic
I have pulled 15.0s off a bone stock SVTF with this technique consistently.
Hahaha, I said that and everyone tried to call bullshit on me.

Consistancy in shifting and shiz has alot to do with it...try differnt things, listen to people that drive well, see what works best for you.

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