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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by caboray:
Anyone know of the stats? The '02 feels much quicker than the '01.</font>
C&D estimated about 8.1 and 16.5. I don't think there are any official magazine numbers yet, just estimates.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by caboray:
Anyone know of the stats? The '02 feels much quicker than the '01.</font>
I would hope so. 30 more horsepower and a lower first gear ratio courtesy of the 5 speed transmission better count for something!




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I finally put my foot down the other day at around 15 mph or so and it downshifted to first gear!

WOW, it really moves, wish my Accord (4 cyl.) felt that strong! Just for laughs, I'm going to race an '01 from a standing start (only up to a "reasonable speed" of course) to see how it compares. My larger, heavier tires and wheels may hurt a bit but I still want to see how much difference there is.

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I dusted a Ranger the other day. (I finally broke the silly thing!). Very nice acceleration, instant power the second you ask for it.

I'm in the same boat, Ody. I wish my piddly little Civic had half as much power as the Ody. But I guess I can't complain, I've dusted a ton of ZX2s and ice cream trucks in that thing.

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Love the power, but boy, does she suck gas. Big time.

It took some solid leadfooting, a real will to keep the hammer down, but I dusted a new Accord V6.

I *try* to get a glance at their faces as the mommymobile blows them into the weeds, but that's not always possible.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by adam1991:
Love the power, but boy, does she suck gas. Big time.

It took some solid leadfooting, a real will to keep the hammer down, but I dusted a new Accord V6.

I *try* to get a glance at their faces as the mommymobile blows them into the weeds, but that's not always possible.
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Nice job Adam! With the 1,000 lb. weight advantage of the Accord, I would expect it to be pretty close with 40 fewer HP. Of course gearing etc. come into play-not to mention driver skill!


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I wonder if they were really trying? My father-in-law has a 95 Accord V6, and I would not put my 02 Ody up against it (I hate to be embarrassed)!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by poncho1965:
I wonder if they were really trying? My father-in-law has a 95 Accord V6, and I would not put my 02 Ody up against it (I hate to be embarrassed)!

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Well, since by default the minivan is expected to be the slower vehicle, there's nothing to "lose" right? Now, if the Accord had lost, that would be a different story...
 

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As Poncho said, ya gotta be sure the other guy knows it is a race, Hee! Hee! By the way, Poncho, I had '60 and '64(a 421) Tri-power, stick-shift Ponchos as new cars. Great stuff, in their days......

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Amen on that!! It is really distressing to hear that street racing is once again becoming fashionable. It's pretty easy to take it to the track and see what it will really do and do it safely.

Jerry O.

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If you took a minivan to the track you'd be laughed at! Seriously though, if you're drag racing in an area where you expect to exceed the speed limit, then obviously it's dangerous. But if you're merging onto a freeway or something, I don't see any harm in putting your foot down. It's not like driving an automatic in a straight line is very taxing. A few days ago I nailed it after paying my money at a toll booth getting onto the Dumbarton Bridge here in the Bay Area. It's the usual six lanes down to two thing. Anyway, I handily out-accelerated a couple of pickup trucks and a car that were shooting for the gap also. The engine revved to about 5,500 rpm in each gear. I let off at about 65 mph. Not particularly dangerous...

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Richard, I was thinking the same thing! A minivan at the track, I believe they would think the driver was smoking some wacky stuff! I am glad they saw fit to give the ODY 240 HP, finally, a vehicle that we can live with on a daily basis that is fun to drive!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by poncho1965:
Richard, I was thinking the same thing! A minivan at the track, I believe they would think the driver was smoking some wacky stuff! I am glad they saw fit to give the ODY 240 HP, finally, a vehicle that we can live with on a daily basis that is fun to drive!
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Read 'em and weep:
Paul Smith's 1989 Caravan Turbo

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Proof that it's very possible to bring a sleeper to the track and whoop some @ss.


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Go check out the Wednesday Night Drags at Sear's Point. You may find a minivan or two there. It's race what you brung there. http://community.webshots.com/album/18601743AkjQIJiKqK

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Yeah, sleepers were always fun to watch at the track. I still say no racing on the street, no matter how fast you go. All it takes is a little sideways glance at the other guy and you can be right into the back of someone. Also, I am NEVER embarrassed to be driving my soccerbus. It is a fine example of the automotive art, IMHO.

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hachiroku, do you have the address to his site. I have been looking for it for some time since I lost everything on my hard drive. It could be my next project car...


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by DDakRT:
hachiroku, do you have the address to his site. I have been looking for it for some time since I lost everything on my hard drive. It could be my next project car...

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Sorry.There's an article on his van at www.streetracing.org but the hyperlink that leads to his website doesn't work. He must have switched sites.


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I stand corrected! I guess I need to remember what a sleeper is, minivan or no!
Jerry, sadly, I don't see many Poncho's around these days.....

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