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Offline Ivor Mk4 Turbo

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #60 on: 03 March 2009, 20:38 »
The build quality/plastics are a lot better in the Golf, but I'd say the Honda is probably a lot more reliable! :lipsrsealed:
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #61 on: 03 March 2009, 20:39 »
GTI is considerably cheaper...

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #62 on: 03 March 2009, 20:44 »
You can make a tough car faster, but you'll stuggle to make a tinny car tougher  :drool:

Honda's don't break down though, golf's are normally always broken  :grin:
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #63 on: 03 March 2009, 20:45 »
I know which I'd rather be in if (god forbid) a serious accident were to happen.

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #64 on: 03 March 2009, 21:47 »
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 ?

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #65 on: 03 March 2009, 21:54 »
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 ?

S3?? 225bhp and 4WD?

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #66 on: 03 March 2009, 22:11 »
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 ?

S3?? 225bhp and 4WD?

that would be my choose s3 over them two anyday.

my m8 was tell me that his m8 spent about 3k on his ctr all on the engine and said it was a rocket its sounded like an areo plane when the vtec kick in.

but after a month the engine started to knock so is it as strong as you say sambo?

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #67 on: 03 March 2009, 22:28 »
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 ?

On my first CTR it had,

Mugen Airbox (had ITG maxogen on the second CTR which was better)
Hondata ECU chip. (More torque, bhp and brought the VTEC in at 4500rpm instaed of 6000rpm.
Lowered on Eibach springs
Spoon Manifold
Spoon centre box
Spoon N1 back box
18inch wheels
Earthing bonding

Loads of other bits too. To look at it looked standard, well apart from the wheels and it went like stink!, although it was far too noisy!

Horses for corses on what you pick. Both are very nice cars and whichever you choose you'll be happy.

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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #68 on: 03 March 2009, 22:57 »
Was that a TPW earthing kit, by any chance?
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Re: Mk4 1.8t VS Civic Type R
« Reply #69 on: 04 March 2009, 08:36 »
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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