Originally Posted by Dman8
Originally Posted by Mijae007' timestamp='1465543325' post='23989751
I always thought k series were faster than our cars...
I have heard this thrown around the forum sooooooooooo many times. Stock for stock, these civics weigh slightly more(not really significant, sedans only weigh about 150 lbs more) but put down less power. how so many people on this forum have ended up believing that a Civic SI is faster than an s2000 is beyond me.
standing quarter mile on the K series SI and up is like almost a whole second slower than the s2000. Unless you are missing a cylinder, start at a higher gear, or some other crazy thing, there is no reason to be surprised that a civic si is slower than an s2000(stock vs stock).
Pretty much. Iv raced a bolt on and tuned (so he claimed) 8th gen from a highway roll and walked him through 3rd in my '00. I was a little surprised but the race was fairly close. I own a '12 9th gen and the powerband is lower and more spread out vs the 8th gen. Highway racing my brother in his '00 was closer than I thought, initially, but he may not have been in a low enough gear and trotted away once he got going through 3rd.
With that in mind I raced an 8th gen in my 9th gen from a 30/40 roll and were near neck n neck; I may have nosed him. On paper they are near the same and nothing has really changed in any years of the 9th other than a minimal increase in power as well as added weight.
Because of the 9th gens lower powerband and gearing it may get the jump on an ap1 from a dig but won't get very far. 8th gen is a similar powerband to the s2k but slower. The s2k is considerably faster than any stock Si