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Old 07-16-2004, 10:38 PM   #1
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Question Power Loossss!in 5th Gear?

I WAS RACING MY FREIND WITH A STOCK 98 INTEGRA AND I WAS BEATING HIM BY ALOT ALL 3RD AND 4TH AND WHEN IT CAME TO 5TH HE STARTED CATCHING UPOUT OF NOWHERE AND I WAS LIKE HOW IN THE HELL DID HE CATCH UP!ANYBODY KNOW?


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Old 07-17-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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Thats what hondas are good for and ther focus isnt Top END.


Most integras youll find are slow at first but they will reel you right in.


every honda,acura i have raced was on the street by the time they would somewhat start to catch up traffic wold make us stop.

i raced a 96 or older or newer civic si and i had him by 3 cars the whole way till 110 till my car got governed and he acted like he was bad ass till i told him ay you retard my car shuts off at 110 then he just sped away lookin like an idiot.

those kinda cars are best for top end when i get some extra cash im gonna build a hatch back honda with some crazy swap cuz the parts are easier to find then a 711
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Old 07-17-2004, 05:02 PM   #3
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are you chipped? if not then why was you in 5th gear?
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Old 07-17-2004, 05:25 PM   #4
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I think you can't drive your car.
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Old 07-17-2004, 06:37 PM   #5
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5th gear is overdrive, a crusing gear, highway gear. If you are racing stay in 4th. Ok, 5th gear lets you stay at speed with a lower rpm. Say in 4th you are dong 65 @ 5000rpm, well in 5th you will be doing 65 @ 3500rpm. (numbers not real, just pulled them out of my a--) To all the ppl who have said "i shifted to 5th and it was all over, I pulled like mad away from him" are idiots. maybe someone can explain it better than me, but thats the jist of it.
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Should've never changed to 5th.
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i knew i shouldd never change to fifth but i was going like 90 in fourth ,so i was like ok he's way back there hes not cathcing up then i hit 111 then it got governe,then he almost passed me and traffic was there so i guess i won but i know that i could beat him nasty at first but after 105 hell start to catch up!ITS TIME FOR A CHIP!any good one's?how come the honda's r not governed?
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SCT is the best chip out right now. You can get it from Focus Sport.
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yeaaaap maaan that is what i thuoght !but i wanted to ask guys since u guys know ur sh#%!
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uhh, you can damn near hit 100 in 4th gear. Lotta RPMS like nearing if not 6k...
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