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How well does the New Si handle compared to the DC2R?

Old 31-Mar-2006, 12:36 AM
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How well does the New Si handle compared to the DC2R?

Just wondering.
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 09:09 AM
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You just opened a can of worms with this thread.

To be honest, there is probably one a couple in Toronto that have driven a real JDM ITR and an 8th gen Si. Your best bet is to search for articles and reviews by proven journalists.
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 09:22 AM
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I've driven a new Si and a Type S. IMO from the short drives I had, the Si handles better then the S. The Si has LSD, better tires and a re-designed/upgraded version of the Macpherson strut suspension that the S has.

DC5R has more power, LSD, bigger brakes and probably a stiffer suspension all around.
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 09:49 AM
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DC2-ITR was a production race car with an affordable price tag, near 50/50 corner weight with a driver that's close to 150lbs, fine tuned suspension work.

8th gen Si, I doubt it.
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Originally posted by Nova_Dust
DC2-ITR was a production race car with an affordable price tag, near 50/50 corner weight with a driver that's close to 150lbs, fine tuned suspension work.

8th gen Si, I doubt it.
That's what I was thinking.

Put them in neutral and push em down a street luge course...lol I bet the ITR would be much better.
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ITR is the grittier car. Rawer and grippier.

Remember the 97 ITR had no AC, no Moon Roof, stripped down sound insulation.

8th Gen Si is lots of fun and plenty quick, but a much more refined car and more comfortable ride.
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 10:28 AM
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I thought he meant the RSX version. D'oh!
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 11:01 AM
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plus, it looks like a minivan!!!! hahahah... the dc2 looks pimp... i always see one near my boy's work and it has one yellow light in the front... it has a conversion i am sure, but i wonder whats under the hood...

i bet i could take it...
anyone have some off the line numbers on the new 06 si? like 0-100km/hr and quarter mile and stuff?
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 11:48 AM
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rsx version is called DC5 Michael, DC2s are integra type
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 01:13 PM
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a type-r will run laps around a 8th gen si, simple as that
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 04:43 PM
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lol this question should even be posted.
we are talking about a track ready car compared to a fast grocery getter.


edit: what you also have to remember is that all production R models where made with one thing in mind TRACK/RACE that being said they arent even the same as the other trims in the same bodyshape.
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by mikepasini

i bet i could take it...
1st i hope your not talking about the type r


i bet you couldent.
gsr motor<TYPE R MOTOR
gsr tranny << TYPE R TRANNY

and if your talking about the new si, which has more whp and tq than the rsx-s then i bet your gsr motor/tranny coudlent take it either.

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bench racing sucks.....

but I would tend to think the ITR would take the new Si, but its not like it would be a drastic win....
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i seen a video along time ago of an itr beating a skyline in a togei race. i dont think the si will be much of a challenge.
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 11:33 PM
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yea i have a dvd from best motoring on type R, i think its called "the leagend of type R" and they shows how, engine internals are totally diffrent then normal engine, and they are doing race challenges against other cars etc, its prety cool dvd.
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2000 Spec Canadian DC2R - Curb Weight is 2639lbs

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I'd like to say thanks for shedding light on the topic. I got got really amped up from all the reviews about this car. It was hyped up quite alot on various forums.

Good thing you guys gave me a realistic idea of this car.

thanks!



("Sports Car" magazine has a realistic review of this car in their current issue)

They pinpoint the weight being a huge factor.
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Originally posted by Team Rukus
i seen a video along time ago of an itr beating a skyline in a togei race. i dont think the si will be much of a challenge.
There's that video of the ITR competeing in the JDM 2.0L Turbo class endurance race.

The RX-7 caught up on the last lap or two.

The ITR beat Imprezas, MR2s, Silvias, 3000gt (i think), etc...and did it with a N/A 1.8L engine while the rest were all turbo 2.0L.
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Originally posted by civic?eww?y?
I'd like to say thanks for shedding light on the topic. I got got really amped up from all the reviews about this car. It was hyped up quite alot on various forums.

Good thing you guys gave me a realistic idea of this car.

thanks!
There is a review of it in today's Star.
The review says it has a 2.4L engine .

Actually, too bad tcc wasn't in that review, instead it was clubsi. He went to one of their meets with it and talks about their club for a bit. Would have been good to see tcc get that kind of coverage.

And there is no doubt in my mind that DC2R > 06 Si.
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