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Old 04-15-2003, 01:14 AM   #1
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Is this possible?

This guy i know says his 2002 civic ex with sohc vtec, has headers, intake, and his engine bored out. He's runnin 145 hp, he says he does 0-60 in 3.5 secs and a 1/4 in 15 @ 85 mph? It didnt sound right to me but can someone tell me if that's possible w/ his car?
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:26 AM   #2
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Re: Is this possible?

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This guy i know says his 2002 civic ex with sohc vtec, has headers, intake, and his engine bored out. He's runnin 145 hp, he says he does 0-60 in 3.5 secs and a 1/4 in 15 @ 85 mph? It didnt sound right to me but can someone tell me if that's possible w/ his car?


Well let's put it this way. In the new Car and Driver in a four car comparison there were three FWD cars putting out 170-175bhp. They all ran the 1/4 in 15.6-15.9 seconds. You do the math.

As for the 3.5 0-60 that is just plain ludicrous. Like I told you in an earlier post there are plenty of people out there just waiting to blow smoke up your ass. For reference the new AMG E55 only (only?) runs a 4.3 0-60 (C&D, 5/2003).

Just as a side note, if he were to take his car to a dragstrip he could prove the 1/4 mile time. How exactly is he coming up with the 0-60 time? I suppose he owns his own test equipment too. Also if he can do 0-60 in 3.5, why does it take him an additional 11.5 seconds to reach 85mph? Ask those little gems and I bet he'll back off real quick.
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:52 AM   #3
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yea i thot somethin was really wrong wit what he said, kinda funny lol
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Old 04-15-2003, 05:09 PM   #4
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hmmm, 3.5 seconds for a 0-60 time doesnt sound believable at all to me with a 1/4 mile of 15 seconds.
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:41 PM   #5
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This is humerous. approximately in the first 320 ft he accelerates to 60 mph
and only gains 29 more mph in the next 1000 ft. Kind of a crappy mid and top end huh. :?

the Civic SI 1.6 dohc vtec 160 bhp@7600 rpm, does 0-60 in 7.5 and the 1/4 in
15.7 sec, 90.4 Mph
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