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i just bought my 2004 ion rdline three days ago.... i'm not used to it at all... i drove a 91 honda crx with a semi-built ls that ran 8.7 in the 1/8 mile... i thought this car was faster but it wasn't tonight i took it to the track and ran a 10.3 and left cause i was let down!!!!! i did spin and i missed 2nd gear pretty bad though
 

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That 8.7 in the 1/8 is roughly 13.5 in the 1/4. Our cars are running an average of 14.5-15.0 in the 1/4 depending on the driver and launch they get. What engine did you have in the CRX (can't remember if the LS is B16 or not) and with what mods, becuase that car wieghs like nothing.
 

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LS = b18a1 pr b18a2.

I would have to say one of the most balanced honda motors. HP/Torque numbers are almost the same. You know how most honda motors are, 160hp and 110lbs of torque. The a2 rated at like 140hp/130lbs or something. Built LS/vtec motors are bad ass!
 

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Uhhh, you can't expect to go out and run the car to its full potential your very first time out with it...

For a while when I was new to my car, I couldn't better a 14.0: within about a year's worth of "casual" track trips, I've dropped an average full second for myself.

Practice is definitely needed no matter what car.
 

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You just said you missed second. Did you only make one pass. You definately need to try again and again because 10.3 in the 1/8 is like a low 16 second 1/4 mile time, quite terrible for a Red Line.
 

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OK, so you're drag racing a 4 day old car..that's majorly stupid. You needed to break in the engine, but it's too late for that now. If you have a failure, because our cars have OBD II systems, a technician can look at the car's performance, rpms, shift points, etc for as many as 250 ignition starts. They'll be able to tell that you beat on a brand new car, and can easily shut the door on your warranty.

Hey, it's your money.
 

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lol dont even worry about that time...u will get better...the first time i went i ran an 11.3...i was basically spinning the first half of the 1/8th mile...just keep practicing...
 

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playboy said:
i just bought my 2004 ion rdline three days ago.... i'm not used to it at all... i drove a 91 honda crx with a semi-built ls that ran 8.7 in the 1/8 mile... i thought this car was faster but it wasn't tonight i took it to the track and ran a 10.3 and left cause i was let down!!!!! i did spin and i missed 2nd gear pretty bad though
You ran a 10.3? Well I'm not impressed either. Practice, practice, practice.
 

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That 8.7 in the 1/8 is roughly 13.5 in the 1/4. Our cars are running an average of 14.5-15.0 in the 1/4 depending on the driver and launch they get. What engine did you have in the CRX (can't remember if the LS is B16 or not) and with what mods, becuase that car wieghs like nothing.

it was a b18a1 ported head i used b16a1 pistons 11.5:1 compression type r tranny race axles act streetlite flywheel extreme plate and organic race disk clutch and i did have slicks oh and i had the ecu chipped as well...
 

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LS = b18a1 pr b18a2.

I would have to say one of the most balanced honda motors. HP/Torque numbers are almost the same. You know how most honda motors are, 160hp and 110lbs of torque. The a2 rated at like 140hp/130lbs or something. Built LS/vtec motors are bad ass!

i'm building ls/vtec now my crx is strickly drag use now.... i haven't decided turbo or GAS and i do mean gas no little shot either!!!! i just bought eagle rods and ross racing rings and pistons i'm getting the sleeves next.... just can't find a head for a decent price i have a friend who can get a brand new from the dealer type r head for 1400
 

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OK, so you're drag racing a 4 day old car..that's majorly stupid. You needed to break in the engine, but it's too late for that now. If you have a failure, because our cars have OBD II systems, a technician can look at the car's performance, rpms, shift points, etc for as many as 250 ignition starts. They'll be able to tell that you beat on a brand new car, and can easily shut the door on your warranty.

Hey, it's your money.
i got your stupid!!!! i bought a car and used it for what it was intended **** a warranty:) besides it was used 10k miles oh and it is mine so....
 

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Ok so your not impressed because you had a semi-built motor in a very light body with slicks running 8's in the 1/8 mile. And now you took the Redline and messed up driving and your not impressed. So you made the car look bad....put slicks on the Redline and then run it I bet you can pull off 8 second passes then. I plulled a 9.796 with a 2.413 60' time....so if i were to get a 2.2 or 2.1 60 footer i will already be in the low 9's
 

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Ok so your not impressed because you had a semi-built motor in a very light body with slicks running 8's in the 1/8 mile. And now you took the Redline and messed up driving and your not impressed. So you made the car look bad....put slicks on the Redline and then run it I bet you can pull off 8 second passes then. I plulled a 9.796 with a 2.413 60' time....so if i were to get a 2.2 or 2.1 60 footer i will already be in the low 9's

yeah i pulled a 1.7 60 ft in my crx and a 2.4 in the saturn
 

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hmm, you have to remember the RL doesnt have a LSD and alot of torque. Wheel hop problems and alot of spin. It takes a ton of practice to get a good launch. Honda's dont get excessive hop like our cars so you have to remember your not in your crx.
 

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This car is SOOOOOOOOO not meant to be a 1/4 mile car. I don't care what anyone says. Yes, you can make it into one, but it's always going to be better on a road course of some sort compared to the drag strip.
 

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Hey, playboy, you're more of an idiot than I gave you credit for.....you said you bought it 4 days ago, you didn't say it was used. You'll be whining like a little bitch, though, when you NEED that warranty....

We're not talking about Hondaboy prices on this stuff.
 

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hmm, you have to remember the RL doesnt have a LSD and alot of torque. Wheel hop problems and alot of spin. It takes a ton of practice to get a good launch. Honda's dont get excessive hop like our cars so you have to remember your not in your crx.
actually the wheel hop in my honda was far worse in fact the first time i raced my car at the track i scattered my tranny from it.... i had to buy and aftermarket front k-frame to stop the wheel hop.... but i do notice the difference in torque... it's going to take some getting used to i know but i will get it down and it will be faster......... eventually:)
 

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Learn how to drive then you won't get pathetic times jackass.

cute... how old are you??? i'm a jack ass because i willfully admitted that i wasn't used to the car.... tell you what... put your bad ass mouth where your ass is and suck it.... i love the car and i said it was me... so go **** yourself
 
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