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- Aug 6, 2017
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- 17 Civic Type R
No its stock.....I just had trouble completely hooking the power up when we did race. That ZL1 has a huge powerband and long legs....he can really use that to his advantage while I was fighting for traction and changing gears. At the time...I'd spin 4th pretty hard from a 65+ rolls and then hook it up at about 100 mph...then change to 5th whereas he could stay in 4th for the whole race. I was starting in 4th because 3rd was a total loss on traction....but I really NEEDED to be in 3rd for the turbo to be lit. If you laid his 580whp dyno chart over my 530 in MPH, both on 4th gear pulls then you could see. He's making WAY more power at lower speed....my R made 25whp more for some period in the middle of the pull....then the ZL1 would start walking all over it again as MPH increased. That's dynojet chart in MPH, laid over each other....not rpm.He's modded I'd assume? Otherwise, why would it take you 530whp to beat a ~4100lb 650 hp car in a ~3100lb 610hp car?
I have much better rubber under it now, so that power level may have been a different story. I easily hook 3rd from 50mph where before there was no chance. I also make enough power now where there is no sense in racing....I walk away easily.
For what its worth.....that 530 on my chassis dyno is nowhere close to 610 on my engine dyno There isn't that much drivetrain loss in these cars.