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Neutral handling in a stock Civic?

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by bcman, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. bcman

    bcman Senior Member

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    I love my new civic. it's shiny, it's fast, and it gets great gas mileage. but I can't tackle corners in this thing - it understeers when braking, accelerating, and coasting. Are there any driving tricks to make the car rotate (other than the e-brake - I'm not trying that at 60 mph)? Or are mods my only hope?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    cars are designed to understeer
    they do this because understeer is easier to manage in a panic situation for most drivers

    your only hope is mods
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    disconect the front swaybar, increase size/install rear sway bar, stiffer springs, adjustable shocks (set rears stiffer) and then, your car should have no problem understeering.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    What kind of civic are we talking about here ? And what year ?

    -> Steve
     
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    when your on the gas a little left foot braking might do the trick
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I'm not sure I understand what you mean...do you mean around a freeway exit?

    Buy a rear wheel drive car...stomp on the gas around the turn, and let the back end drift out.

    But since you have a honda.... go into a gravel parking lot, turn the wheel all the way to the right, put it in 1st gear, press the gas start doing donuts, that'll make it rotate without the ebrake.

    If your exiting a freeway, just slow the fuck down and you can take the turn.

    No really...
    this could work.

    If you do decide to do that, go to a really big open parking lot set up cones and learn how to drive it first.
     
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    coilovers that can drop your car about 3 inches from the ground, strut tower bars, good tires, and balls... if you stay on the gas and dont brake at all you'll be taking freeway exits at 100mph like its your job
     
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    ....... that seem wrong to anyone else? :unsure:
     
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    Yeah... :newbie:
     
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    not good for handling at all... nevermind neutral handling



    not going to help much as far as acheiving neutral handling



    always important ... but once again not going to help with acheiving neutral handling



    uhhhhh yeah.... cuz that will effect the cars handling :roll:



    basicly just :newbie: and dont talk about shit you know nothing about
     
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    nelson's voice- Ha Ha!
     
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    Thats the second post i have seen from you that is complete nOOb bullshit. And you've only been here for a month. Damn, know your shit before you start giving advice, even if you have to shut the fuck up and just read the posts for a while. We all get tired of correcting ricers like you when you post that shit.
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    if you want a car that handles exceptionally well when stock, then you shouldn't have bought a civic.

    amazes me to no extent that everyone thinks civics are the shit.....

    they were designed to get you from point A to point B with semi decent gas mileage.

    people dont realize that it takes alot of money and time and hard work to get a honda up to par with the rest of the 35,000+ sports cars out there.

    So if that is the case.....what makes hondas so great?

    certainly not the cost of "fixing them up"

    For the 2000.00 it would cost you for your motor swap or whatever, I could drop that into a mustang or other v8 and still have enough left over to take your bitch after I smoke you at a stoplight.

    So we must ask ourselves the question again....what makes a honda so great?

    if 3,000.00 in mods can make a honda "quick" ...... then using that reasoning, I can take a Hyundai, Mazda or anything else for that matter and make it "quick"


    My point? If you wanted performance stock, out the box....

    You should save up and buy something other than a civic.
     
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    1.-> Honda factory performance. Depending on year of car.

    2. I thinks civic's are the shit and so the the other 200,000 people, that have the most popular Import tuner car.

    3. Add 240 horses to a Dx, then come back.

    4. Oh really Cheese Frog proved that wrong.

    5. [​IMG] 624 horses 10 second cars that they become.

    6. Some stock civics can turn real good, and other hondas. Civic SI or RSX-S, Integra or these 2 other variations - Type R's

    [​IMG]
     
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    Go play Underground you can try your civic in there.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    1. Depends on the MODEL, not the year. A 2003 Civic handles like ass, but an 86 CRX Si, handles very well.

    2. Popular because they are cheap, doesn't make them the shit. If a Skyline was 20,000 new, and under 5000 used, it would be the most popular car to mod.

    3. Underachiever

    4. Wow, so have hundreds of others, and I bet Cheesefrogs car cost more than $2000, hello, cost of car, labor, blah, blah, blah

    5. More like, have been.

    6. Speak english much?
     
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    It depends on the year of the car. in 1980 there was no such thing as factory performance for a civic.

    Underachiever ?? You have 240 horses in a civic? Not everybody is packing money to get the power they want.

    Labor? CheeseFrog can do his own stuff, and he has a mechanics shop to use.

    Civic's are the shit. You can't give a definition on what the shit is. Skyline was made to be like a street going race car, theres no Skyline Dx. Nissan 20k my ass.
    If that were reality many other highend sports cars would be too.
     
  20. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    1. You're a dumbass.

    2. I could

    3. Not eveyone does

    4. Your opinion, and the comment about the Skyline, well, all I have to say is your mind doesn't work very quickly does it.
     
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