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Old 06-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by Djzx3 View Post
Thanks for the info Smith, I would have drove right through the water box, now I will stay away from it, and I think that is a decent advantage.

because I will not tell my rival that, and I bet you he drives into it and burns out on his stocks.

I will defiantly have someone tape it, and I'm going to see him today, so I will secretly take pic's of his car. Don't want him knowing I'm doing too much research on his car.
The vast majority of radial, belted street tires are made up of a strong and durable, but less sticky rubber compound that can stand up to many road conditions and last a long time. They aren't meant to be heated up and will actually grip less when done so. They're not like the R8 compounds found in slicks and drag radials which trap heat creating a glue surface on the tire when hot. Street tires are better off not warmed up so even if you did get all the water off them from the water box (highly unlikely), you're just wasting your time. However, if the track is one of those small ones where you can't go around and are forced to roll through it, lock the ebrake up and do a good 5k clutch drop in 2nd gear to get those tires hot and sling the water off. The water is worse than the hot tire. Take a few additional seconds rolling forward to let them cool off a little afterwards. At which track will the race happen? Which ones are near you?

I've done a lot of racing in the last 3-4 years with both my Focus and my Mustang and I will say this... In the Focus, I have lost more races to Hondas/Acuras than I have to Mustangs, Camaros, GTOs, Challengers, and Chargers combined. The ones that know what they're doing always get me. The latest one was to an old friend who'd been down in Florida for a while. I wanted to race his Integra again since we were dead even before and I now had the Cosworth manifold, 2.3 ported head swapped, and Crane stg 1 cams with an upgraded wastegate, all of which I hadn't told him about. He pulled me by about a car length cause he also kept from me that he'd swapped in his built B20C5 (LS B1 block bored over with a Type-R C5 head) with Crower stage 4 cams, 13.5:1 compression, and running on Shell URT 110 octane. His naturally aspirated ~300whp@10,000rpm gutted integra with his scrawny self in it weighs just over 2400lbs where as my ~300whp@7,500rpm Focus is at 2550lbs with me in it.

The fellow 4 banger enthusiasts are generally more open-minded when it comes to other makes and models. Let's face it, the Focus isn't exactly a common car to mod and make fast. The V8 guys usually just see us as ricers and an easy win and well, I like proving them wrong. That's why I've scored more wins against them.


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this should actually be a fairly easy race.. with your mods i think you should be around 165 whp...

he will prob be around 130... ls/vtec is not that fast.
My buddy's Integra is an LS/VTEC that runs high 11s naturally aspirated. I wouldn't count them out. The fastest FWD street car (Chris Miller 8.37 @ 184mph 1/4 mile) is an LS/VTEC as well.

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i dont think you know what your talking about... there are all 1.8l's

also all b series are DOHC

b18a1 - this is the most common integra motor. it is what they call an ls motor. it is dohc but not vtec.

b18c1 - this is the USDM GSR motor. it has Vtec and 40 more horsepower around 170 i think.

b18c5 - This is the USDM type-r motor around 190hp

b18c - JDM type r motor around 200 hp
^This.

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Originally Posted by Djzx3 View Post
I'm just glad he only has the A1, maybe after were done racing and I beat em, I'll suggest he throw a JDM type R motor in it.
Don't start thinking too much about what you're going to say to him after your win. First you need the win. Like a wide receiver out on the field, don't look down field towards the endzone until you've caught the ball.

Don't underestimate your opponent. Keep a constant thought towards it like you are 1 level below him and will have to be on key with everything in order to win. I keep this mentality even when called out by cars that I know are 2-3 seconds slower than me.
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