I cant beleive how many "street racers" who have basically stock engined Honda's anyways.. try and race each other. All you really hear is the lawnmower engine revs.. but the car doesnt move any faster.
Now if you really did put the time/money/effort into making your Honda fast.. either through engine swaps or turbos.. then yeah you are possibly talkin about 14 second car.. maybe 13's.. given enough mods and money. But for those with a $99 intake and exhaust.. "racing" each other.. with 16 second cars.. I cant help but laugh. Its still pretty popular here in jersey.. and every once in a while when Im in the mood I like to blow their doors off in my completely stock GS400. Its even funnier when they try and race me on the bike.. I dont even bother anymore.. :0)
I'm actually proud to see you non-ricing your Acura Shin. That Integra deserves better than that. It really is a great performing car that still delivers great gas milage. I dont understand why more Honda/Acura owners do not reward their car for what it does great already.. instead of trying to turn it into something it was never meant to be. And I think what you have done with the car right now has it looking perfect.
Believe it or not I was a ricer/racer when I was early 20 something. I actually did the exact same thing with my Honda Accord.. about 12 (yes TWELVE) years ago.. lol. That is rice it up.. and then un-rice it.
That was my first, last and only ricer. I remember taking it to the shop and getting the "performance exhaust" and 4" tip put on it. And the muffler shop just looking at me.. like why would you do this to an Accord?? Bare in mind this was 1996 in Norfolk, Va. So I was pretty much the first person to ever do it in that area.
List of mods I had on that car:
Greddy (or Geddy.. cant remember) Exhaust with 4" tip
AEM Cold air intake
Neuspeed 2" lowering race springs
Neuspeed strut tower brace
Neuspeed anti roll bar
16" Eibach wheels (hey 18's were the biggest you could get in 1996.. I was ballin!!)
Cross Drilled Rotors
Performance brake pads
Here are a few pics of the old accord:
Yes I wrecked it.. yes street racing.. :0(
Got pics of that too.. but cant find it.
I did get a chance to AutoCross the car before I wrecked it.. which was alot of fun. Given the time and opp again.. I'd like to try my hand at club racing a car again. Its loads of fun with a bike, but very expensive. I imagine its alot cheaper with a vehicle, because you dont wreck as much. :0)