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Submitted by: BenBrausen       Ticketed: Comments: 173 (Read/Post)
Here's what BenBrausen had to say: The white Honda is what the owner said "Use to be a sponsored car." It use to have a Integra engine in it but now it has the original engine back in it. You can see it has some side damage which the driver told me, "When I race, I haven't gotten a feel for where my passenger side of the car is so I smash stuff and most of the time it's other cars." This thing had about 50 pounds of tape holding it together and a 500 pound roll cage that he'd never need nor does he have the engine power with the little engine in there to pull that extra weight.

(Trooper note: Some freakshow uses this as a daily driver??)

Make/Model: Honda Accord   Posted by: Trooper


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#161 1-22-2002 @ 01:52:25 PM
Posted By: Geist02mds Reply | Edit | Del
elanderholm thanks for the info. Although, parties that shall remain nameless wont understand it. You have just proven beyond a doubt that you actually know what youíre talking about. Plus you drive one of the juiciest roadsters of all time, which yes iMport-TunEr is a four banger. My point is that FWD transmissions cant handle a substantial amount of torque as were RWD has a solid axle that can. Also you canít put a Ford 9í in a FWD.

#162 1-22-2002 @ 02:13:11 PM
Posted By: elanderholm Reply | Edit | Del
Thanks. I do understand the limits of my car..no doubt. I understand the advantages of a large displacement engine also. All cars are a compromise, but to me FWD is too much of compromise if i'm trying to make a fast car. It is the wrong tool for the job as far as i'm concerned. Smaller engines have their place. They are for light weight cars and racing series that have limits on displacment. Displacement is open space so it really is free HP...if you can package it up and put it in a car. That is the key...pretty hard to stuff a 5.7 liter LS-6 into an elise!! ;) A guy i used to know had a 80's 5.0 mustang that he invested total of $30k in...it ran high low 9's, full interior, weighing over 3000lbs. Show me any import that does that (and is street legal, and can be used as a daily drive...which he did with his) and I will give up!! :)

[Edited by elanderholm on 1-22-2002 @ 02:16:19 PM]

#163 1-22-2002 @ 03:58:09 PM
Posted By: Mindspynn Reply | Edit | Del
Amen, brother elanderholm! AMEN!

#164 1-22-2002 @ 05:53:51 PM
Posted By: DiRF Reply | Edit | Del
Are you all ever gonna stop posting on this one car? Are ya trying to break the record of posts or something? You could try moving on to another car and actually posting a comment about it...but that's just me butting in, sorry.

#165 1-22-2002 @ 07:41:50 PM
Posted By: BigL350 Reply | Edit | Del
I know this will come as a shock to you, but there are more components that affect a car's weight distribution besides the motor. On a mustang, or any other RWD, front engine car, the transmission is pretty close to being centered. The motor is slightly rearward from the center of the front wheels, illustrated by the oil pan sump being behind the front crossmember. On a FWD car, the engine and the transmission are just forward of the front wheels. Is anyone else getting sick of stating the obvious?

[Edited by BigL350 on 1-22-2002 @ 07:42:11 PM]

#166 1-23-2002 @ 01:25:51 AM
Posted By: cuda_man Reply | Edit | Del
ooooppppss I just broke the record!!!

#167 9-15-2005 @ 01:22:46 PM
Posted By: OldSchoolSpeed Reply | Edit | Del
#96, because ferrari is an american manufactorer... c'mon now...

#168 9-15-2005 @ 01:43:58 PM
Posted By: OldSchoolSpeed Reply | Edit | Del
I go to universal technical Institute (the #1 automotive school in the country) and there are plenty of "import tuners" here. It was interesting to find that the ones who really know their stuff are the ones who keep quiet about it and don't go rambling on about the typical ricer BS. There's a guy here who has a honda that makes ~248hp (which is realistic hp, don't know the mods but he has built racing honda engines and the one he has was built in a clean room) and it has taken at least one motorcycle. He's a quiet mild mannered guy who doesn't resort to the trash talking ricers do to cover up the fact that their cars, for the most part, are garbage... because he knows his stuff.

#169 9-15-2005 @ 04:27:38 PM
Posted By: Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#168, I always admire guys like that one. Guys that know the stuff. For all I know to get a mildly modded engine you need an aftermarket filter (but in the stock airbox), sport exhaust (not a straight-thru... who would bare this on 200+ kilometer trips?), mild cams, polished head (1-2mm ground off) and ECU custom tweaked on the dyno (but not an aggresive one that will make the engine eat itself after 1000km). This will give around 20hp, 30hp would be a lot I think. But how to put these things together... and which parts to use... The only thing I'm sure of is that a K&N filter in a stock airbox won't do any harm :P but a simple step like choosing the right exhaust... There are simply to many 3kZtR3m3 p3Rf0rm4nC3 companies on the market.

#170 9-15-2005 @ 08:15:04 PM
Posted By: 89Rettagt Reply | Edit | Del
this was silly why didnt anyone bring up the C5-R. that wasnt one of the best performing cars was it? nah, 24 hours at daytona and leMans mean nothing....

#171 9-16-2005 @ 10:47:04 AM
Posted By: Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
Just read through this...
FWD simply sucks. How can you control your car when you have no control over the rear axle? As soon as you punch it you loose steering (no grip at the front). WTF came up with FWD in the first place? FWD is good for city driving and/or low powered cars but at high speed... dangerous and unstable.
To me, even the most crappy car is interesting if its RWD. So much fun and potential...

[Edited by Sensekhmet on 9-16-2005 @ 10:47:47 AM]

#172 9-16-2005 @ 04:07:39 PM
Posted By: Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
#171, FWD is also prefferable to RWD in one situation I run into a lot considering where I live

Weight over driving wheels = better traction in snow

If you don't have 4x4, take FWD over RWD, RWD is a pain in the snow

But yeah, when considering performance applications, especialy drag racing, and you only have one powered axle, weight transfer, which is always going to happen untill someone can engineer a way around Newton's first law, is best taken advantage of w/ a RWD setup

#173 9-17-2005 @ 07:30:06 AM
Posted By: Sensekhmet Reply | Edit | Del
#172, Huh? FWD in the snow is good? I don't know... All that weight goes away as soon as tires grip and if they don't grip because you accelerate too hard... you can't steer! I find FWD understeer in snow extremely annying, it scares the shit out of me. But it seems it gradually goes away at higher speeds... yeah, higher speeds on snowy road. Jesus, I'm not a Scandinavian to rocket through snow at 120kph :)

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