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Old 12-11-2002, 11:54 AM
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Post '72 CHEVELLE 350 VS. HONDA CIVIC SI

I need everyones opinion please... A few of my friends who worship rice burners say that my 350 Chevelle won't be able to beat an Civic SI, I say it will hoping that it will but since i haven't driven the Chevelle yet, I don't know. What do you all think? I hope i can beat a Civic or else i'll be mighty embarassed. Sorry again more my actions lately and thanks to those who have forgiven me. Peace. <img src="graemlins/pimp.gif" border="0" alt="[pimp]" />

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Old 12-11-2002, 12:12 PM
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There are guys out there that can make those little imports pretty fast. I would find out what he's running and what mods he's done before you really try anything.
What about your Chevelle? What kind of power are we talking from your 350?
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Old 12-11-2002, 12:15 PM
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Right now its completely stock and honestly I don't know where to start. I want some headers and a bigger carb. but i don't know what else to do performance wise. I also want a flowmaster exhaust system.
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I agree with 1meancuda. A B16 VTEC engine is a little monster to start off with and depending on what type of work done possiblilties are up in the air. But, even with a bone stock Chevelle, he won't embarass you. The best a street Civic can do is low 13s(street-legal).
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Old 12-11-2002, 05:33 PM
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You say you haven't driven it, does that mean its been sitting in a barn forever or you just got it? Depending on how much you want to spend on it right now, I'd start on the little things like high perf. air filter i.e. K&N ~$40, then you can go to messing around with air/fuel mixture. Thats about all I know, for getting more pwer for cheap. Talk to the pro's in the engine section, they really know their ****, I mean on the dot. You can also for that big race fill up with premium.

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Well i haven't driven it because its still at my uncles house witch is about 2 hours away from where i live and unfortunatley my parents don't have time to take me to get it i hope to get it by this weekend so i can start cleaning it up. <img src="graemlins/crash.gif" border="0" alt="[crash]" />
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Do you know what the mods are on the civic. In any case i woouldn't worry about it the civic si comes with a max of 140hp and the 350 in my Camaro when i got it it spun 280hp. It was in really good condition . for under $50 you can add up to 30 hp w/ a k&n air filter. That's the first thing that i did with my Camaro before I got nitrous and all of the other stuff put on. Is it dual exhaust, It should be. At any rate you will beat him if alll he has is a muffler the size of a basketbal like most of them. Your friends are mistaken. I wouldn't be too worried about it. But then there'salot of things that could be wrong w/ it after sitting for a while. Does your uncle drive it. And if you lose don't worry about it, it happens to the best of us, I lost to an import on the strip once in my Cammaro w/ nitrous,holly carb, eddlebrock exhaust, etc.
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On top of everything a 1997-2000 honda civic SI is atleast 500 pounds heavier than the average chevelle. I dont think they have any chance of beating you if it is a stock SI, unless you're running on five or six cylinders with a flat tire. The only thing it has on you is better fuel economy.
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A Civic heavier than a Chevelle!

Ummm...excuse me...

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I have to agree with Chuck on this one...There is NO WAY that a Civic is HEAVIER than a Chevelle...stock for stock.
I know, I own both.
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the civic si has 160hp btw
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also it wieghs 2600 pounds and has a 0-60 of 7.2 seconds(according to edmunds.com) so it depends on what kind of condition your chevelle is in.
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Old 12-12-2002, 09:29 AM
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Guys my stock 96 Camaro with the 3.8 can handle most "suped" up SIs. I dont think there should be a problem tking care of him...
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