Jafro's 5th gen Civic Confession [SLIDESHOW] (sorry)
Why is that significant?
It's because on road trips, this car got 44mpg. I installed a DX motor, but I kept the CX transmission. It got better gas mileage than a stock CX. The female I acquired didn't travel light, either. It carried me from Commerce Georgia to Dinwiddie, VA non-stop on 9.7 gallons of 87 octane with the back seat stuffed full of enough luggage for 3 people. I drove through 4 states on less than $20 worth of gas.
That's 7mpg better than the Chevy Volt gets when its gasoline engine is running. That's equal to the 2012 Toyota Prius for 1/10th the price of the car, and I used junkyard technology that's 20 years old to do it. It still doesn't come close to the 1984 Honda CRX HF at 57mpg... but it proved that a random gear head with enough knowledge to put together his first engine from broken junk dragged out of the mud can build a more fuel efficient car than modern hybrid offerings that cost as much as 15 times the price. No matter how you spin their efficiency, the $37,000 I saved would buy my civic 407,000 miles worth of gas at $4 a gallon.
It was also hell on the streets because it was extremely lightweight with a manual rack and no power options other than brakes. It did have AC, but when it was off, absolutely nothing stood up to it in the short if you knew how to drive it. Keep it above 3800 rpms, rev 2nd to rev limit & do everything you could to hit the beginning of the torque curve in 3rd (nearly impossible with this transmission) IF you needed to keep going.
From a roll it was nasty. When you're shifting, you're not accelerating. Each time someone shifted, it would pull another 2 cars on them and just seem to keep on revving for days. All it ever really needed with sane driving was 1st, 2nd, and 5th gear. My second gear was the highway passing gear. It was so far out of its gear range it was hilarious, and very fuel efficient. I'd fill it up about once a month. It averaged 380-400 miles per tank on 9.8 gallons with mixed driving.
So this is what Jafro did with a Honda. Some of you in private messages asked me to make this. I'm sorry this took so long.
Civic RWD SR20DET Test Run ( Drift )
2 civic with SR20DET http://youtu.be/45Isp2tFyT0
Essai de la civic sur une piste d'aéroport abandonnée
Test drive of the civic on an abandoned airstrip
Drive carefully / Conduire prudemment
Véhicule modifié par Soudure David Tessier
Vidéo fait par Jonathan Marquis
Là on va mettre quelque chose au clair, le projet à été fait pour être unique et ce démarquer des autres. Le SR20DET pousse 370 RWHP après le tune, il y a une clutch twin plate et le différentiel est un 1.5 way. Dans ce vidéo, on nous voient simplement tester le véhicule, voir son comportement et brûler un paquet pneus, notre but n'est pas de faire de la drift, hello, il y a aucun trajet et obstacle. P.S. il n'y a plus de rouille sur le char, allez regarder l'autre vidéo.
Sexy Dayanis Garcia takes ride in a 900hp Evo IX
During a DST Motorsports photoshoot we took a short break to take Dayanis for a few pulls in the 900hp Evo IX. Enjoy!
2.2 liter stroker billet crank
Force Performance GT3794 HTA
Custom built transmission from TRE with an HKS 4:11 final drive
Music : Sadik Beatz -- Rock (Dubstep Beat)