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Old 01-03-2013, 01:49 PM   #381 (permalink)
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Rally prepped Civics are actually not uncommon within the rally community.

Front wheel drive is incredibly capable as a platform for rally. In fact, it was the dominant platform for 20 years.

Don't worry, there will be plenty of videos and pics.

It's a civic. They are fairly cheap, capable, and plentiful.
If you can find a form of auto racing, there's been at least a few civics prepped for it.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #382 (permalink)
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The Local German Honda dealer has 2 civic Type R's he uses for Rally racing...
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #383 (permalink)
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Rally prepped Civics are actually not uncommon within the rally community.

Front wheel drive is incredibly capable as a platform for rally. In fact, it was the dominant platform for 20 years.

Don't worry, there will be plenty of videos and pics.
Well I can't wait for that sh!t lol

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Old 01-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #384 (permalink)
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Well I can't wait for that sh!t lol

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Ditto. Post videos
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #385 (permalink)
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Videos like this?




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbrV...e_gdata_player




But on snow, and with more Civic content, got it. They'll be up Sunday the 14th.
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I like to shift gears sometimes... No thanks
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #387 (permalink)
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But on snow, and with more Civic content, got it. They'll be up Sunday the 14th.
I am going to do my first autocross in the spring. Are all courses that damn confusing? I had no idea where you were about to turn. Is it easier to read in person?
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:15 PM   #388 (permalink)
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I think some folks who arent used to drivin stick need more practice drivin stick in the snow, ill admit i didnt drive stick for ten years then got this 06 si coupe (no vsa or whtever its called) and when we got the first snow here in Toronto it took me by surprise a lil, one trip and i got it sorted out.
this car is much beter then my chevy z24 and loads beter then the jeep(unless was in 4wd).
Keep practicing good luck.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #389 (permalink)
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I am quite happy with my Si in the snow. Got my 08 in September and the first purchase I made for it was set of snow tires. Went with the stock 16" size, black steel rims. Had to purchase set of lug nuts, the nuts for the aluminum rims were too short so ended up getting black nuts. Car handles nice in the snow, its the stopping that can be a real "b$%*ch" . Side streets have rough ice surface under the snow.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:40 PM   #390 (permalink)
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have an 07 si and its horrible in the snow. i do have all season tires on it but im literally in first and second gear the whole way home from work and can't even stop at some stop signs.
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What tires do you have and how old are they?

The original Michelin Pilot are the worst and most dangerous all season tires I ever had and any tire with less than 50% of thread get bad on the snow anyway.

Try Continental DWS or Pure Contact and you will see how good is the Civic on the snow.

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have an 07 si and its horrible in the snow. i do have all season tires on it but im literally in first and second gear the whole way home from work and can't even stop at some stop signs.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:41 PM   #392 (permalink)
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have an 07 si and its horrible in the snow. i do have all season tires on it but im literally in first and second gear the whole way home from work and can't even stop at some stop signs.
You have crappy tires.
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Run ****ty tires. Complain the car sucks in the snow. Makes sense
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:10 AM   #394 (permalink)
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Just got a set of DWSes put on, and I can barely notice snow and ice. These are a pretty stunning improvement over the OEM tires.

The Si can handle snow just fine. ****ty tires cannot, no matter what you're driving.
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Just got a set of DWSes put on, and I can barely notice snow and ice. These are a pretty stunning improvement over the OEM tires.

The Si can handle snow just fine. ****ty tires cannot, no matter what you're driving.
I'm rockin' really ****ty, almost bald tires right now. It's fine in the snow as long as you take it real slow. People complaining about it just can't drive, end of story.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #396 (permalink)
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I'm rockin' really ****ty, almost bald tires right now. It's fine in the snow as long as you take it real slow. People complaining about it just can't drive, end of story.
Well, at least your odds of dying are high enough that you probably won't be able to give bad advice forever.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:17 AM   #398 (permalink)
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If you're driving on flat surfaces and light snow, you can get away without snow tires. But throw in hills and the story's completely different.

The thing that works against the Si in the snow is that its a light car with relatively wide OEM tire size. I have dedicated Blizzaks mounted on the OEM rims and driving in snow/ice does take a huge amount of adjustment. I've traditionally gone with tires one size down for winters ... the Si is the first that I've stuck with OEM size. Next winter I plan on going with -1 size for the Si.
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Well, at least your odds of dying are high enough that you probably won't be able to give bad advice forever.
I wasn't giving advice, I was stating facts. The Si is FWD with plenty of weight upfront to keep traction and it has a limited slip differential. Obviously nice tires in the winter is a good idea, but I don't have the funds for 'em right now and I get by just fine.

BTW, implying that someone's imminent death is a good thing makes you seem like a total *******.
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If you're driving on flat surfaces and light snow, you can get away without snow tires. But throw in hills and the story's completely different.

The thing that works against the Si in the snow is that its a light car with relatively wide OEM tire size. I have dedicated Blizzaks mounted on the OEM rims and driving in snow/ice does take a huge amount of adjustment. I've traditionally gone with tires one size down for winters ... the Si is the first that I've stuck with OEM size. Next winter I plan on going with -1 size for the Si.
True story.

I went with 205/55/16s and they seem to be the perfect size.
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