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stiffest chassis

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by my/ej1, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. my/ej1

    my/ej1 New Member

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    hey guys, i recently sold my ej1 civic, due to losing my license for a year i used to have a 97 coupe which i lowered along with some other suspension mods i never got a chance to lower my 5th gen civic. i loved the way my 97 ek handled, now that i cant drive for a year im looking to build a new car for daily driving and some track days too. i'm trying to find out now which car between the 5th gens, 6th gens and the DC integra's has the stiffest chassis?
     
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    buy whatever is your fav and 100% weld all the seams underneath...
    it will be sickly stiff then!
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    the EK has a pretty good chassis from what i remember someone saying.. not sure about the DC
     
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    ek all the way man, best handling civic there is. My coupe handles better then my hatch tho and their both sitting on tokito blues and neuspeed springs, coupe takes the hatch at the track everytime.
     
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    Very interesting. You have an EK coupe and an EK hatch?

    How about handling for EK coupes and hatches compared to EG coupes and hatches?

    I've always felt that the 5th gen Prelude is the stiffest Honda/Acura chassis besides the S2k, personally. But I really have no experience. Hope to get my EK coupe with all new suspension stuff moving soooooon.
     
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    My friend has a eg hatch, he doesnt take it to tirerack but it handles very well, its probably right along side of my hatch, but the ek coupe, it just loves to handle like a dream.
     
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    Well my ek coupe (ex) sucked really bad with stock suspension. I have yet to see what all these upgrades are going to do (doing YBLEGAL - 5th Upgrade Session now).

    My friend has an eg with type-r suspension all around and koni yellows. It handles super well. That's all I have to say about that. Not even sure if it's possible for my coupe to handle better...but I guess I'll have to see.

    I don't know anyone with an ek hatch yet.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    in all my years of driving hondas i have found that integras tend to handle better than civics, both in stock form , and with various aftermarket suspensions. i think they have a naturally lower center of gravity, but i could be wrong.

    but which one has a stiffer chassis.... im not sure either one is very stiff :D
     
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    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    I'd guess wheelbase is a big factor.

    Here's some info I just compiled:
    Thanks Edmonds...:cool:
     
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    The EK hatch is much stiffer than the coupe or 4-door. Keep in mind, this is with zero mods, and stock tires.

    Change tires/wheel size, add another person in-car, and the whole dynamic changes.
     
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    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    I would have assumed the DC2 chassis would be since its a type R, it would only make sence if they did.


    Side question: How did you lose your licence dude?
     
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    there are so many factors to it but to be frank they are all pretty weak truthfully.civic integra doesnt matter HONDAs chassis is weak .rolling coffins i believe i once heard.check up on opera crazy s2000/DC5
     
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    Just the Type-R.

    It had stock shock tower braces and I believe even a trunk brace. Also, I don't know if this is true or not but I remember reading it from a GRM-related discussion, but the Type-R's have extra enforcement in other areas as well(thicker material or more welds in certain areas I guess).
     
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    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    Thats why i said it would make sense if it were made stiffer.
     
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    This is all I can think about when you guys keep arguing about stuffness:
     

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