SI vs NON-SI

  1. MadManx1

    MadManx1 Project X1

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    Think about this honda is smart a non si is just as dangerous as a si they have the same block the cvt is holding its own making 300+ at the end of the day we all own hondas no matter what model u have i trully think the 2.0 non turbo is dangerous as well but no one will notice it until some one builds it
     
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    Si comes stock with stronger internals.and a more.efficent.turbine than the non si.

    CVT has no potential. It's stuck at 250wtq
     
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    MadManx1 Project X1

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    250 u say

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    I mean I'm still not that impressed...still a CVT at the end of the day.

    For modding purposes on the X gen an Si/Type R would be on my list...not the CVT platform

    Would of just spent that money on the W1 turbo to upgrade to an Si instead.

    But I can see why some.people.might be limited.to.a CVT because of lifestyle.

    More.power to the CVT owners :headbang:
     
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    Nope! Not limited to a CVT because of 'lifestyle'. I like my CVT because I enjoy driving it. It 'performs' very well. It's PERFECT for performance in my mind, up to a limit of course. I never once complained about my Honda Fit CVT despite being dogged for trying to make it 'perform' in the beginning. All I heard was silence from the manual trannied supercharged/turbocharged Fits once it ran better times than theirs with just an intake and exhaust.. And I LOVE their Fits and the mods they did. Same for this car. It's all friendly competition. I LOVE this stuff.

    I would like to get to where PRL has on their stock turbo'd Si, on street tires. My 60ft time will need work and I'd also need a bit more power (No E85 here). This upgraded turbo is the ticket on the topend but still trying to get everything out of this stock turbo setup. So, the saga continues. Patiently waiting for certain conditions at the track so I can run the numbers. Either way, it's all good fun. I'm learning a lot. But I won't be one of those guys that say I purchased a CVT to drive around town or because my knees are bad, etc, etc.

    I'd still like to get a video race with a Type R or Si at one of my local tracks. It would be a nice grudge match. On street tires of course. :thumbsup:
     
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    It has potential, it is just not being realized because no vendor is modifying the CVT belts for more power or the CVT ECU to utilize the peak horsepower when it moves after modifications. Potential it definitely has though. For now, manual trannied Si's can simply upgrade their clutch and BOOM, they are good to use more horsepower/torque. With that said, it's better to go with an Si to utilize the engine's full power potential because you can upgrade your clutch. Much respect to them (And Type R's).

    And yep, stronger internals and more efficient turbine is definitely a win.
     
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    Hi.. sorry to interrupt.. just a question. Is there any right hand drive si in the world. Currently i live in south east asian. Unfortunately, only 1.5cvt available. Not even any civic manual transmission. I am looking forward to import any rhd si from other country if available.
     
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    Great write up bro!
     
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    It’s a North America only trim.
     
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    Really? SI is a North America only trim?
     
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    And South America
     
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    Lucky you americans :(
     
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    Can anyone comment on the comfort of Si vs say, a Sport? While I find my Sport comfortable enough, i noticed when riding as a passenger it's pretty uncomfortable, a combination of jarring ride and kind of darty feel. I know it's a $20k car so can't expect too much.

    Just curious if the Si's adjustable suspension or seats makes it any more comfortable?

    I test drove a Jetta GLI thinking it would be a nice upgrade in comfort and performance, but didn't love the car - it feels bigger and less connected than my Sport, and the seats aren't as comfortable as the GTI. The ride is certainly better, but the car didn't gel for me. I think adding all the GTI parts to a cheap Jetta platform didn't quite work, though it's a killer deal price-wise.
     
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    At the end of the day, we all have a honda fit engine with turbo lol
     
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