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Offline ben1.8T

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #70 on: 04 March 2009, 08:47 »
Will be cheaper to tune the Golf for big power. Im gonna get an S3 later in the year.  :smiley:
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #71 on: 04 March 2009, 09:37 »
Thanks for all your replies.  :wink: some really good points made there. I think the CTR is also quite tunable. I here an induction kit gives 10bhp and sounds absoloutly epic! and a remap gives a further 10 and frees up the revs more than they already are.

The main thing for me is the handling. I found the golf even when I slammed it 50mm all round was very sluggish round the corners.

Basically I have about 6k to spend on my next car. Any other recomendations ?

slamming a car 50mm and c0cking up the geometry really isn't the best idea if you're after real handling improvements

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #72 on: 04 March 2009, 13:55 »
Was that a TPW earthing kit, by any chance?
Yes it was  :smiley: although i have made my own for the Golf


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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #73 on: 04 March 2009, 15:09 »
I've never understood the VTEC system, to make any real progress you have to be over 5000 rpm, maybe more (never driven one) so to have any real fun it must cost a sh!t load in petrol. A tubby car starts having fun at 2500rpm .. . .  just dont see the point in it.

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #74 on: 04 March 2009, 15:35 »
I've only recently bought a 16V Mk2. I cant get used to driving that as it need about 4000rpm to get going. I'm used to my old 8V and my daily Passat V6 TDI where 3500 revs is plenty.
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #75 on: 04 March 2009, 15:55 »
I've never understood the VTEC system, to make any real progress you have to be over 5000 rpm, maybe more (never driven one) so to have any real fun it must cost a sh!t load in petrol. A tubby car starts having fun at 2500rpm .. . .  just dont see the point in it.

Actually fuel economy was very good concdering the revs. I love the high revs, its far more responsive to rather than waiting for the turbo to kick in. There is a fair ammount of poke before teh VTEC which on ht eCTR cuts in at 6000 rpm and it red lines at 8000. Change at 8000 rpm to keep it in VTEC and its an absolute blast. The Golf is the lazy boy. Put your foot down and your off so no real skill in driving. VTEC you have to work the car to get the max out of it but its so much more rewarding.

Give it a try  :smiley:
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #76 on: 04 March 2009, 16:18 »
There is a lad on my street with the same shape CTR as the one posted, dont really know him well enough to ask him to drive it and if he asks to drive mine in return, well hes got two hopes of that :D

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #77 on: 05 March 2009, 00:10 »
mate of mine has a civic coupe VTEC VTI its mad!! lituraly its a beast. redline in 1st gear then 2nd after 2.5k rpms (i thinks) the vtec cicks in n the sound omg i myt cum  :grin: its awesom!!!! but thats vtec wa will the type r be lyk then? i myt b confused with the type r and vtech thing but tell u now its an animal thing  :grin: tbh the fuel econimy is gd!

eres a vid of how vtec works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcT_ZyY3F0k

this is that feckin sexc sound of vtec: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfToIocVpyQ 21 secs into vid u hear the beast unleash its fury hahaha sound lyk a nerd  :evil:

now thats the sound id love in my gti3 ha. love to rape my mates car but not insured otherwise he giv me it  :cry: i myt be getin 1 but the wa bout the vr6 hmm gota thrape em n c, gives me the buzz

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #78 on: 05 March 2009, 08:21 »
^^^^VTEC doesn't kick in until approx 5500rpm NOT 2.5rpm

the rest of your post i couldn't understand

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #79 on: 05 March 2009, 08:22 »
Its that bloddy text speak.

It might be quicker to type it, but it takes 5 times as long to read it :angry:
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