agreedyou'd need an engine, a couple of gears in the tranny... umm, some tires? and tons of race fuel. yeah. like 1,500 octane. that'll do it.
I beat a turbo talon with my old 1996 Mercury Mystique... lol idk how that happened. Since then I kinda laugh every time I see one. They're fast when modded though. If its just stock with I/E, it's ~200-210 Flywheel HP, and much less at the wheel. It's also ~2800 lbs curb weight.
I'd say with equal drivers the SI would take it bone stock (better gearing, ect...)
I really doubt the 1995 Talon gearbox, chassis and drivetrain is as efficient in transferring flywheel horsepower to the wheel. Same thing happens with the RSX-S. Rates at 210 BHP, gets less HP to wheel than the SI.210HP flywheel, ~190-198hp crank. Talons got torque, they got higher top end. Better start being AWD and turbo'd!
197HP flywheel, ~175-182hp crank. Civics got 6th gearr, they got launch little torque, but Vtec makes up in it in the mid RPM's.
I had a 1999 GSX before this Civic SI and I ran 15.0 stock with 12 PSI. I upped my PSI to 15 and ran a 14.7 on a good summer nights. The civic has a higher chance beating a DSM on hot days since turbo lags and heat soats, etc since turbo cars gets hot faster on a stock small turbo.
From launch DSM takes you but you'll gain on him beginning of 3rd and be dead even to the 1/4mile but DSM will start to pull away from you slowly on 4th-5th gear.
From a 30mph roll, (Do it at the track). AWD needs their wheels transferred to gain all 4 wheels, while FWD can beat AWD from a roll.
3inch exhaust I would suppose? With an intake and exhaust and if the DSM is still in good health - I'd say you need I/H/E to take him.Talon's got exhaust and an intake. what mods would i need to take him?