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Old 08-07-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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hey so im just wondering

does the 2001 Bonneville SE even compare to the 07 civic Si ?
i know torque makes things happen and my car has 230 ft pounds @4000 rpm
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i know the civic is lighter than the bonneville, but it has less under the hood

i know 0.00% about gear ratios and how they work. knowing that gear ratios are important.

not to start the honda vs pontiac war ... im a GM or BMW fan really. Honda builds a good car but GMs are more solid.
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Unless you can do 7-flat or so to 60 I'd say you're out of luck :(
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Si

Those little buggers can wind up quickly.
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IIRC, they run the quarter in low 15s.
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Challenge the Honda to a race, but only if you each have six passengers in the car, 300 lbs of stuff in the trunk, and towing a small trailer
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thats really depressing

atleast i can fit in my front seat with room to spare vs the tinnnnny honda. i had to, sorry.

well then how can a smaller engine move quicker than ours. heres the logic, our engine is a 3.8 L and that one is a 2.0 moving past the size of the motor, we have better horsey'* and more torque.

and does anyone know maybe how to convert Liters into Cubic inches. how many cubic inches are in the 3800.
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IIRC the 3.8 is 231 C.I.
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The size of the engine doesn't matter too much when your car is WAY heavier than his. Power to weight ratio tells a lot more than just pure power numbers.
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