[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Honda teases 2023 CR-V with new images
More.......................
All-New Honda Civic Type R Prototype to Make U.S. Debut At Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
More.......................
American Honda reports April 2022 sales results
More.......................
2023 Acura Integra Set for Early June Arrival, Pricing Announced
More.......................
Full color matrix for 2023 HR-V, confirms 2.0L engine
More.......................
All-new 2023 Honda HR-V Teases Interior Versatility Geared for Adventure
More.......................
Honda provides some details on their electrification road map
More.......................
The New Benchmark: All-New Honda Civic Type R Sets New Suzuka Circuit Lap Record
More.......................
General Talk --> Re: 2023 Integra reviews
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Tom Cruise in a Honda Jet
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 600K-Mile Kia Sorento Driver Milks 10-Year Warranty for 9 Engines
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> TOV-M - Can Ganassi Rescue Honda's Season in the Indy 500?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Nissan 1.5 turbo
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: An Electric Bus Caught Fire After Battery Explosion in Paris
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2022 Monaco Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Tesla, Rivian, and Canoo sell stories, not cars
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: The Intentional Collapse of Elon Musks Twitter Buyout
Join Discussion......
Integra --> Re: Reviews of the New Integra - Walking A Fine Line?
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2013 EX Coupe with I4 and 6MT
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2013 EX Coupe with I4 and 6MT
Join Discussion......
Videos --> 2022 Honda Civic review: It's expensive, but is it good?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda Prologue electric SUV previewed with first official photo
Join Discussion......
S2000 --> Re: Blown Engine
Join Discussion......
TOV Project Si Update
 Date: October 26, 2005 21:06
 Submitted by:  notyper
 Source: Shawn Church
 Credibility Rating: N/A


As SEMA nears, we're scrambling to meet our goals for Project Si. We have 2 more working days before we have to trailer the car out to the show, but things are looking good.

Today we installed our new Seibon carbon fiber hood and trunk lid. They look great and saved about 8 lbs each (they are structurally reinforced with non-carbon materials - heavier, but much more reasonable for everyday use). We also installed our AEM cold air intake, DC ceramic coated race header and DC 2.25" exhaust. All the pieces were of a high quality, and the new exhaust sounds great. We were a little surprised to find the race header has a smaller collector outlet than our stock catalytic converter did though. We'll talk to DC about the theory behind this, but maybe they'll have an even racier version in the future. The combined weight savings of our performance parts, wheels/tires and body parts has saved us 44 lbs of weight. Tomorrow we install our Progress suspension, which we expect to save a few more lbs as well. When we remove the spare tire, we'll be very close to our first target of 100 lbs of weight reduction with no loss of function.

Hondata is still working on programming our ECU - it's hard work and they've had very little time, so we don't know if anything will be done in time for SEMA (the car has run on a conversion harness and 04 RSX ECU). That said, we decided to see if the car was safe to run with all the parts (IPS K2 cams, I/H/E) and the stock ECU. We were pleasantly surprised to find that peak torque was up 18 lbs-ft and peak power up 21 hp. Max torque gains were nearly 30 lbs-ft at 5000 rpm. The mixture was a touch on the lean side in places, but not nearly as bad as we thought (you could safely use the car as a daily driver). But the power is still going up fast when we hit the rev limiter, and cam tuning will certainly be beneficial. We expect at least another 20 hp from tuning and raising the rev limiter.

Stay tuned and be sure to check out our SEMA coverage next week!!


Last edited by JeffX on October 29, 2005 04:26

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Question regarding aftermarket exhaust
snail4151 0
  Total Crank Horsepower?
KenB 26
  Concept Vision
SuprChrged '00Si 3
  Best Motoring International American Touge 2?
Legin 1
  Disadvantages in installing up graded cams?
seasofcheese 0
  Valve spring compressor
Nino 3
  Panel gap on Carbon Fiber parts
kiwikungfu 2
  Dyno charts??
8000RPM 3
  This new K even better than the K20A?
IntegraDC5R 0
  changing cams?
keegan2003 3
  Body work
gtan 8
  Color
Honda F1 Racing 4
  Headers Cracking?
nindoo 2
  OEM Spoiler Missing On The Trunk??
klui_188 9
  Tires?
dano 6
  race header install
youngxlos 1
  New Video Soon...??
06Si_LoveR 2
  WORK!!!
SiRGeoffroy 0
  butt dyno
Dren 0
  exhaust system
siegen 2
  holy shit
youngxlos 0
  Suspension Lowering Jeff?
nindoo 4
  I/H/E Safety Jeff?
nindoo 4
  No loss of function....
Sintax_Era 4
First Drive: 2023 Acura Integra - Rebirth of an Icon?
Read Article....................
2023 Acura Integra PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2021 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
31