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Old 06-06-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Time to whoop a friends Honda. lol....maybe?

Okay well, me and my friend have decided to go to a drag track and go at it.

He drives a 1990's? Honda 2 door hatch, with the 1.8L V-tec, and he has a exhaust fully done, a slightly bigger fuel rail, CAI, and he plans to swap on the newer V-tec 1.6L head for higher compression. He is also lowered somewhere are 1.5-2.0 inch's.


I'll be driving the 03 zx3 Duratec 2.3l PZev, With-

OE Exedy fly/clt conversion kit.
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And CFM's torque mount bushings.

Who will win?

I can get off the line perfectly most time, with the tire's just barely letting loose.

I think he thinks the faster he spins the wheel, the faster he will go, but I'm not sure if he was just screwing around the one time that I asked to see him launch while leaving my crib.


Thanks,

BTW: This will be my first time on a drag track, is the sticky pavement a real big change from street?

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Old 06-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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I should add that I am running 17 inch rims, wrapped in 205/45/R17,

And he is rolling on the usual stock things you see on Honda's.
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Do you have any previous 1/4 mile timeslips? Experience at a track? He should be in the high 14s with his setup maybe even quicker. A stock Integra Type R with a 1.8 lays down 195 @the crank and runs 14.7s off the showroom floor and your buddies car could even be lighter.
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for a better chance you need to decrease some weight as well. get some practice runs in somehow without him noticing lol. anything for a win i guess
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Do you have any previous 1/4 mile timeslips? Experience at a track? He should be in the high 14s with his setup maybe even quicker. A stock Integra Type R with a 1.8 lays down 195 @the crank and runs 14.7s off the showroom floor and your buddies car could even be lighter.
I don't think he's laying anything like that down, he didn't look like he took off fast at all, when he did it infront of my crib. I'll find out more info on his car, I'm going to chill with em later today.

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for a better chance you need to decrease some weight as well. get some practice runs in somehow without him noticing lol. anything for a win i guess
And good idea, I can drop the spare, rear seats, passenger seat maybe, and a few other things to drop quick temporary weight.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:23 PM   #6
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well if you can both launch well it should be pretty close as long as he doesn't have any kind of tune, should just come down to who's the better driver
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thats a bout the limit for weight reduction. next thing id suggest would be ps delete ac delete
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BTW: This will be my first time on a drag track, is the sticky pavement a real big change from street?
Yes. You will need to launch from about 3-3.5k RPM. Otherwise you will bog down.

Honda's do not have low-end torque so they need to be 'wound up' to get any forward momentum so he is launching his car correctly.

Chances are you will lose. You'll have a better chance with weigh reduction and a tune-up. Clean MAF, check spark plugs, etc. Your best chance is if he misses 3rd. He'll be shifting into third while you're at peak power in 2nd.
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A/C delete is something that I've been thinking of doing, I hear if you remove everything, it's like 30 LB's off the car.

It sounds like it will come down to who is the better driver, and that is really what I wanted to find out.

I've been driving for 5-6 YR's, and he's only got 2-3 Yr's under his belt at the most.

And thanks for the info on when to hit my revs at, that is what I was thinking, is that if I didn't get the revs high enough, I would bog down from the track.

Would 4K spin too much, or would 4k probably be about the limit for spinning too much?
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Do you have any previous 1/4 mile timeslips? Experience at a track? He should be in the high 14s with his setup maybe even quicker. A stock Integra Type R with a 1.8 lays down 195 @the crank and runs 14.7s off the showroom floor and your buddies car could even be lighter.
ya the type-r with the jdm motor lays down that much... i highly doubt he is running that motor... he is probably running a b18c1 the USDM version. which if i remember correctly only puts down about 170 to the crank...


To the op.. he will most likely beat you... c1's are actually really quick... and it has vtec.. you might get him off the line but he will pull as soon as vtec hits in first gear... and he stops spinning... lol
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