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Ok, I have this coworker, that has this CIVIC with headers, body kit,intake, and some other rice parts...he wants to race me on the track...

My car is a 3.3L car with 16" rims, Goodyear assurance 215/60/R16

How do you guys think it will win? I believe I can smoke him, but just want to know my chances...

The race is this Thursday! So your comments will be greatly appreciated!!
 

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gonna be a drivers race between you two...close performance, but will end with track experiance most likely. 17's between the 2 cars most likely.
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If he has a JDM 2.OL engine, you may be toast. His Civic is obviously not stock. (The most powerful engine in the 1995 Civic was the 125HP 1.6L.) With headers/intake on a 2.O, he may run a 16-second 1/4 mile. At best. your going to run low 17s.
Well, there's only one way to find out...
 

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hes not going to have a 2.0 in that honda, if he were to have a swap it would be a B16 or B18, it should be close, i lose to my friend who has a D motor in his and he has intake, exhaust and some fuel work done, by 1-2 cars off the line and he has a 99 Civic
 

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Yeah, I'm gonna have to say the Civic. No concrete reasons really since I've never driven either of these cars, but my feeling is that the Civic will win and it won't even be all that close of a race.
 

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Intrepid 3.3L is a low 17 second car......I'm gonna pick the non-stock Civic.
 

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eh...Civic for teh win.
 
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Thanks for hitting me straight with reality!

I kind of expected the answers you just brought, however, I'm in too deep as for now, so I will race him for my honor (even if he smokes me) and for experience of it, I've never race on a track. However, I won't die easy...I will ditch the extra weight, a/c belt (even will remove my a/c compressor as it's not working at this moment, spare tire, tools, wax on her, will practice my launch, ...Anymore tricks/tips you can provide?
 

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Weight will definitely be you enemy here. A 95 civic weighs over 800 pounds less then the 3.3 Intrepid, so even with the 125 hp engine it has a better power to weight ratio. I say just give it you best shot, if you’re doing a quarter mile run at least he’ll probably have to shift one more time then you do, so I guess that might help a little. Also if he did the intake and headers, he might have not done much to the engine it’s self, so it might not have much more power then stock. Regardless just have fun with it, after all he’s trying to race an entry level midsized family sedan with his little “tuner car”.
 

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The civic is lighter yes but headers and intake are only gonna boost his car maybe 10hp max. Stock civics run about 120hp(i think), i know its not much. The civics dont get there boost until higher rpms just like most imports so if you can catch him at low rpms before you hit 60-70 youll have the race. It will probably come down to who gets off the line better. Im gonna say the intrepid.
 

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take out your seats, panels, and have a SKINNY ASS FRIEND drive for you... unless you are that...lol... remove spare tire, trunk carpet and anything else that doesnt connect to the engine.. .lol, it all adds up.
 

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Evil, Illegal, whats the difference these days?

As much as I want to say the trep, I don't know about his mods enough to say for sure so I'm going to withold judgement on this.
 

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It's all in the launch and weight. The mid size V6 does have the torque and horsepower to beat him. Just have to make sure the tires don't smoke, time the shifts just before red to catch the top of the torque curve and remove anything that does not need it be in the car.

I vote for the 'Trepid!
 

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It's all in the launch and weight. The mid size V6 does have the torque and horsepower to beat him. Just have to make sure the tires don't smoke, time the shifts just before red to catch the top of the torque curve and remove anything that does not need it be in the car.

I vote for the 'Trepid!
tires smoke? shift just before red? HAHAHA you're funny.. I have seen a corolla with headers and intake SMOKE a modified 3.8 V6 camaro. U aint got a chance.
 
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