this is beast!
That doesn't mean you're gonna hit i-VTEC when you shift at or even before 3500 rpm. Chances are, you won't. I would know, I installed an LED light that lights up when I'm in fuel economy i-VTEC. Unless you're going down a steep hill accelerating at 3500 rpm, you'll probably never be in fuel economy operating range at that rpm......there i was trying to keep shifting at 2500 all this time being uberconservative, now i know i can go to 3500.....
hsnap: have a DIY for this ? haha i'd be curious to see how often im in econo-mode :beer: :vtec:That doesn't mean you're gonna hit i-VTEC when you shift at or even before 3500 rpm. Chances are, you won't. I would know, I installed an LED light that lights up when I'm in fuel economy i-VTEC. Unless you're going down a steep hill accelerating at 3500 rpm, you'll probably never be in fuel economy operating range at that rpm.
A little Harsh don't you think?The R18 has putrid acceleration... so if you're driving everywhere under 3... I think it's you that's "accelerating at a ridiculously slow rate" hehehe :thumb: .
I just tried that, didnt work out too well, I posted up in that thread, maybe you can shed some light on the situation?
:yeahthat::canada:A little Harsh don't you think?
the civic/R18 is fast compare to a Fit, and slow compare to accord V6 or a skyline for that matter...
that engine is nothing less than remarkable for its displacement and will outperform any of the competitors with similar size engine, ... no 2litres from hyundai, or ford Focus or Mazda 3, not even a 2.5l regular impreza is faster than that little R18... Mazda needs a DOCH 2.5liters to barely surpass a honda's SOCH 1.8 engine.... and i was looking at my friend's impreza through the rear view mirror and its 170hp ...
The R18 feels linear compare to some of honda's previous engines and revs nicely and SURE provides enough low end torque to be driven around town below 3500rpm easily keeping up with traffic ... in 3rd gear at around 3000rpm it only takes a very slight press on the throttle and all of 3seconds to go from 60 to 80km/h ... that 3rd gear also moves the car from 120 to 150km/h in a rather satisfying manner... not bad at all, far from 'fast' i guess but notheless provides a rewarding driving experience... and without taking anything away from the very respectable K20, fact is that an Si when driven below 6000rpm feels a lot like an R18 ... but then of course what fallows pass 6000rpm brings the civic to a different level of performance... and again i'm sure some porsche owner would qualify that of 'putrid' acceleration
considering it sits under the hood of an affordable compact car i believe the R18 is worthy of respect :clapping:
I agree.fun,sporty, affordable. for those u have that need for speed just go with the SI...duhhhh!!!No one could ever claim the R18 Civics are fast, and if anyone bought one thinking that then they are sorely disappointed. That being said I think my 06 EX coupe MT is peppy and economical. I can baby it and get high 30's mpg or rev it up and have a blast rowing up and down the gearbox on twisty back roads. It handles beautifully for a car costing so little. Simply put, its never going to win many races, but it is sure fun to drive IMO. Looks nice, too!