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  1. Captaindicki

    Captaindicki Senior Member

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    Found this recent Si vs comparison vid the other day from a couple popular YouTube car review dudes. Interesting video

     
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    I think I’ve seen the numbers not long ago on this site somewhere, even with their beloved MT BRZ Performance pack, this stock Si would still pull out ahead and hand it it’s ass. I think I have that right
     
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    I did look at a 86 it didn’t have the interior room like the civic plus I wanted a sunroof
     
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    Don't miss the point of the video. It's mostly about FWD MT vs RWD AT given similar power numbers. If the 86 was MT, I'm pretty certain they would have preferred it.
     
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    1.) At first glance the Spoiler on our SI was "eh" to me but i've grown fond of it.
    2.) Disagree with the headlights, SI's are more agressive and its basically a mini CTR front end (or am i just bias?:dunno:)
    3.) SI stock exhaust sounds so much prevalent IMO.

    86's handling should almost always win. Although coming from owning a 350z, the SI's handling is not as inferior as i thought it might be. Stiffer springs and a strut tower bar should get you closer to that tight corning feel.
    Which if anyone has an SI with a strut bar/springs and has driven a great handling RWD, id like to hear your comparison.
     
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    So last winter I drove with my friend through Los Angeles to Sunset blvd all the way to Pacific Coast hwy, and for sure the 86 had a slight advantage on the windy road due to rwd and a tight suspension, also he could stay in the higher rpm range on the turns (redline 7500), Also off the line it has a slight advantage, but once boost kicks in the Si wins, especially on a steep incline. Ad Ktuner, TSP map 2 or 3, and all advantages for the 86 are gone, it will lose. The 86 is a fun car, but, it is way to small, back seat is a joke and completely not practical as a daily driver. It is also loud and very unrefined. On the highway, you basically have to downshift and get into the higher rpms to pass or do any pulls, while the Si stock pulls very well in 5th or 6th gear as long as you are at or over 3K rpm (the 86 you have to get between 4500 and 5500 to get into the power range).

    If there was anything I would take from the 86 and put it in the Si, it would be the instrument panel. I love the old school gages!
     
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    i dont know of a single human on earth who's ever had this comparison in mind... if yo'ure looking at a manual in one you'll look at the manual in the other...

    I loved my 86 but i'm currently fixing its few issues and going to post it for sale now...
     
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    even with the power to weight ratio those 86s are slow as shit. theyre also very ugly and cheap looking/feeling. theyre only more expensive because rwd.

    toyota needs to bring back the celica!
     
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    Oh yeah, I remember the Celica! Unfortunately Toyota no longer has a dedicated infrastructure for sports cars, hence the reason the Supra has a freakin crap ass BMW engine that's going to break down. Toyota mainly builds cars that sell in large volumes, and sports cars don't sell in large volume
     
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    If they brought back the celiac let’s hope it’s a Toyota not a BMW like the Supra
     
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    yeah that "supra" was a turd. almost as horrible as the new nsx.
     
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    it was a pointless comparison for sure
     
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    Almost as horrible? The NSX is better in every way. Pass the stuff you're smoking this way please.
     
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    way too overpriced for what it is.
     
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    It is definitely overpriced, but is a pretty awesome car. For sure it will outlast that BMW piece of shit Supra
     
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