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DC vs. EG vs. EK ???????

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by vtec4life, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. vtec4life

    vtec4life Junior Member

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    If I'm wanting a stable car for top end speed and good handling, does it really matter which platform to go with? I know there are advantages of having a longer wheelbase like with the DC and EK coupe vs. the EG, but is there really a noticable difference in performance to even consider it?

    Please correct me if I'm wrong: ;)

    DC - Right off the bat you'll be heavier than the EK & EG. Longer wheel base and wider with a lower height. More aerodynamic due to it's lower roof height? Better handling because of it being wider?

    EK (coupe & hatch) - Lighter with a longer wheel base than the EG. Sit's taller than the DC.

    EG - Lightest of all. Shares the same suspension as the DC. Shorter wheel base.


    1.) Which is more aerodynamic? (for top end speeds)
    2.) Which as the best center of gravity/mass?? Balance...
    3.) EK coupe or the hatch? reasons why? Are they too close to not make a difference?
    4.) Which one has the best turning capability and why? cornering..etc...
    5.) Which one would be best for top end speeds? Stabibility?

    6.) Why is it that all the recognized fast cars are Civics, either a EG hatch (well probably because it's lighter) or the EK hatch....it's very rare to see DC's and or EK coupes.......hhmm the reasons are probably obvious, but just thought I'd ask incase I missing something... :roll:

    7.) Why is it that in all the JDM videos..it's always EK HATCHES? Lol....Does it really have a more balanced chassis? center of mass etc... :blink:



    Thanks in advance! Take care..
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    EG and DC are the same width at the feet.


    The fastest civic in the world is a 6th gen coupe (well, it looks like one)

    Anyway, what speeds are you talking? My EH2 (EG) feels more stable than my friends ITR at 135mph. You can make pretty much any of them stable at high speeds, but they are still light, and can feel squirrely when you pass an 18 wheeler.



    I doubt ou'd be able to tell the differnce after modifications to suspension.



    It's your car, your money.



    They are the same $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$



    Didn't you already ask this?


    Think Civic Type R
     
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    vtec4life Junior Member

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    Thanks 92b16vx...........

    To answer your question: I'm talking highway battles. 60mph to 140+......


    So it sounds as if there really isn't that much of a difference to make a big impact yea?
     
  4. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Stock I'd say you're better off with a teg, but who leaves a car they drive top speed stock in suspension?
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    me personally I would go with the EG for simplicity, cheaper, and lighter, and already obd1.

    between EK and DC, well I would choose "though one" probably the EK, what can I say, I love hatches.
     
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    vtec4life Junior Member

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    :p I know...it's a tough question yea?

    Any more feedbacks?
     
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    any civic with the right engine swap will out preform a integra
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    Defintely go for either the EG or the EK...what it will come down to is which one you prefer. I like the eg the best...but some prefer the EK..its all up to you.
     
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    I assume you are just talking about in stock form correct? Please specify...something just doesn't sound right here..


    Off the bat w/ just the an engine swap I can agree, but what in your opinion makes the Civics perform better over the DC?



    thanks
     
  10. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    I'd go with a DC, but I'm biased, as I already own an integra. They are roomier in the cabin than a civic, and when you are nearly 6'3" and drive your car 40k a year, comfort comes into play. But if I had to make a strictly racing car, I'd get a 92-95 civic coupe, they are my fav of the civics, best body lines IMO, and huge aftermarket for that series civic.
     
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