Is Vtec Over Rated?

Is Vtec over rated or not??

  • Nah, man I'm sticking with my d15 yo&#

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Mech

Banned
Just was interested in seeing everyones reactions! Personally I DO think it is over rated but the sound is VERY SWEET!!
 

endlesszeal

Senior Member
the only reason why VTEC is popular is because Honda was one of the first companies to use it in their economy cars.. EVERY company has their own version of VTEC.. they have similar ideas but different ways to phase cams and timing depending on many variables.. i.e. Toyota has VVTL-i, BMW has VANOS, Dogde i think has Ecotec or someshit, anyhow you get the point.. so YA ITS OVER RATED~! (note*: vtec or anything similar is better than "nonvtec" cars.)
 

preluderjs

Senior Member
The concept of VTEC maybe over rated, but I personally dont think other companies can put this technology to use like honda does. Who else makes engines that efficient and puts it to the right use? Prime example would have to be the F20c.
 

luVTEC

Senior Member
well I until a bought an RSX type S, I had never driven a car with VTEC and didnt think it was that big a deal, but now after owning a car with VTEC...its the shit :D ...theres now way that car would've been that fast if it didnt have VTEC. I'm not saying honda's VTEC is better then anyone elses version,(celica GTS VVTLi is almost the same performance as RSX Type S) but it makes a big difference if you drive it properly.

A Turbo would be faster, but Turbo w/ VTEC mmmmhhh GOOD B)
 

E_SolSi

Member of the 20 nut club
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the concept behind VTEC and all other vaiants of it is excellent
smooth fuel efficient low end
strong high rev power

and as far as other companies technology being better or worse i would have to say BMW has the best setup out there with the VANOS and double VANOS systems
 

BlackJDMdeath

Senior Member
continuously variable cam adjustment? yes please! :worthy: bmw owns. anyhow, depending on your application, there is a point where vtec can be pointless, but for the average, above average and so on person, vtec is the way to go.
 

luVTEC

Senior Member
The originally question was between a honda D15 non-VTEC and a VTEC engine, not between diffrent manufactures versions of VTEC.

You can only really compare BMW, Honda , toyotas versions of VTEC if you've driven those cars, but my guess is that they are all very good. :worthy:

My understanding is that iVTEC gives you a better TQ curve then VTEC, the RSX has a relitively flat TQ curve similar to BMW.


Peace B)
 

B16

Super Moderator
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DOHC VTEC is the shit, i think everyone here who says its over-rated, has not been in a car that takes advantage of it :)
 

Tonyd0821

Banned
i used to think vtec was overrated when i had my all motor ZC.

but, now in driving a ex, which will soon be replaced by a sir2 b16....

i kinda like it. it sounds cool when you hit it, just like the overused phrase in the
automotive press suggests....VTEC SCREAMER

i can only imagine what my b16 will sound like when its fully built, turbo-charged
and im racing some domestic down the street and hit the almighty vtec......

music to my ears. thats MY kill song.
 

luVTEC

Senior Member
when I had my SRI on my RSX you would definitely here the iVTEC, the guy in the car next to you would look over like WFT was that? :blink: ...VTEC :D
 

Tonyd0821

Banned
my ex gf always used to wonder
whenever i drove her 2000 gsr:


"why does the car always make more noise when you drive it?"

hehe.
 

Slo86GT

Super Moderator
Turbo + VTEC OWNZ.

I oughta know.

Over the turbo's spooling and blowing noises, you can no longer HEAR VTEC unless you count the tires being blown off in the first three gears when the car finally hits VTEC from a roll.

VTEC is VASTLY overrated by riceboys, some commercialisms, and the media. They make it seem like if you "hit VTEC" the engine grows an additional CLONED bank of cylinders, and a b16a car suddenly acts like a B32a with 32 valves, and 4 cams. No. It just opens up the valves a little more, and makes a little more intake and exhaust noise. No big deal. THEN comes 8000 rpm, where those extra 3 milimeters really start to matter... :blink:

Ahh, the joys of VTEC.
 
...and it would prolly look like this! MMMWAHAHAHA :lol:
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D See 2

Senior Member
Originally posted by karnash@Apr 3 2003, 02:41 AM
my ex gf always used to wonder
whenever i drove her 2000 gsr:


"why does the car always make more noise when you drive it?"

hehe.

lmao
 

dohcvtec_accord

WRX Sellout
Originally posted by luVTEC@Apr 3 2003, 12:39 AM
when I had my SRI on my RSX you would definitely here the iVTEC, the guy in the car next to you would look over like WFT was that? :blink: ...VTEC :D

:werd:

It's even better when it's the guy's girlfriend whipping her head around, going "WTF?". :)

It's actually happened to me, a guy in a (slow) white Audi 1.8T got the shit whipped out of him. I had a shitty launch, so he was a nose ahead of me, but when Vi-TeCH kicked in at 5200 rpm, his gf turned toward me (I was on his right side) with this surprised look on her face. Needless to say, he never caught up, until he did a riceboy flyby at 100 mph long after I shut it down.
 
VTEC is VASTLY overrated by riceboys, some commercialisms, and the media. They make it seem like if you "hit VTEC" the engine grows an additional CLONED bank of cylinders, and a b16a car suddenly acts like a B32a with 32 valves, and 4 cams. No. It just opens up the valves a little more, and makes a little more intake and exhaust noise.



when i had the non vtec sohc f22 in my wagon this one day i was tearin around town letting the dual magnaflows go. when i stopped at the ice cream stand and popped the hood cus i thought the intake came loose. these three kids came over (2 have riced civics) and they were like "yo, is that dohc?" to play wit em i'm like "what's that?" they laugh act all cool and in his best know it all voice one says "dual overhead cam" i just couldn't take it i busted up cus you could see my single cam gear just sittin out in the open for all to see it was hilarious
:fr:
 
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