first off, the kit puts 200whp, thats not including the bolt on's he has which could be good for a bit more horsepower, lets say 215, between intake, header, exhaust, manifold etc.. come to find out that an STI dynos at even less than 275, more around 255. so lets redue the equation shall we.Originally posted by KnightWRXRider
I would love to. Yes the civic is fairly light. CF Hoods rarely do too much, the new Civics have a pretty light hood. Ok if we're going at 2500lbs for the civic and the STi weighs 3260 minus the spare like you said, we'll say 3200.
STi 3200/275=11.6 The Sti is pulling 11.6lbs per HP.
Civic 2500/200=12.5 The Civic is pulling 12.5 lbs per HP.
The STi has a better power to weigh ratio.
Also if it was a 1st gear punch the Civic I'd imagine would have some trouble with traction. The STi probably wouldn't rape the civic but it should put a couple car links on him.
CIVIC - 2500/215=11.6
STI - 3200/255=12.6
it seems the power to weight has been completely reversed. not to mention that the race from from a roll, which is the civics territory, not the STI's.
i dont see the big deal here, its very believable. a civic with respectable power beat an STI. THE STI LOST TO THE CIVIC!! get over it. i dont mean to be a d!ck, but come on guys, with so these cars are close in power to weight with the civic edgeing it out.