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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-14-2018 01:14
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Did you hit your head recently Jeff?


No. just commenting on how there's not a lot of exhaust sound to the Type R (besides a strong WHOOOSH at higher rpms - try sitting in the back seat while somebody else is driving it hard). And commenting on the irony of the fact that the Type R has 50% more power than the Si, but you'd never know it by comparing the exhaust sounds. I hadn't driven the Si for awhile until recently and it sort of struck me as funny.



to follow up and add a bit more clarity to my previous comments (particularly after spending more time driving the Type R than the Si today) - I should say that the exhaust sound is definitely there in the R, but it's more of a boomy/resonant sound, and as the rpms increase with wide throttle openings, the whooshing air tends to squelch some of the sound, making the sound seem a little flat as you wind it out.

In the 10th-gen Si the sound isn't nearly as good as the K20Z3 in the 8th-gen Civic Si (or even the K24Z7 of the 9th-gen Civic Si), but it does seem to have more of an N/A sound than the K20C1.

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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-14-2018 01:33
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There might be trouble in paradise at 3200 miles. I drive with the audio off on short drives to hockey and when I was pulling in the driveway tonight, low speed, I am not sure what I was hearing. A chattery metallic rubbing sound maybe but not brakes? Maybe it was brakes? I have tomorrow off so I am going to replicate this 20 times if I have to because my neighbors probably won't appreciate 1 AM exhaust noise for the next 20 minutes.

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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-14-2018 02:08
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There might be trouble in paradise at 3200 miles. I drive with the audio off on short drives to hockey and when I was pulling in the driveway tonight, low speed, I am not sure what I was hearing. A chattery metallic rubbing sound maybe but not brakes? Maybe it was brakes? I have tomorrow off so I am going to replicate this 20 times if I have to because my neighbors probably won't appreciate 1 AM exhaust noise for the next 20 minutes.



If itís a weird sort of screeching/squealing sound then it is probably a small piece of gravel that found its way into the brakes. This happened to my car very early on and my wife was in the car with me the first time it happened. Of course she freaked out, and we were going pretty slowly because we were leaving the neighborhood and driving slowly, but once i was able to move at a normal 50+mph pace for a bit the sound disappeared. Iíve heard it 2 or 3 times since then, always at low speeds and always after the tires have warmed enough to yank tons of gravel off of the road surface.

DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-14-2018 03:50
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I've been keen to listen for that but I am not sure it was. However, I did drive low speed through some pea gravel type stuff for about a 1/16 mile on Sunday so it is probably that. The tires pick up everything they roll over and spit back. I'll test it out tomorrow.
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-14-2018 10:28
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It has happened to me a bunch of times (over 13,000 so far). Sounds terrible but it will eventually go away.
DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-15-2018 09:25
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Well, this morning when I backed out of the driveway and turned the wheel, it sounded like a pretty loud metal clanging..almost like something dropped or snapped in/out of place. It was from the right front. It drove fine and in the parking lot at work I did tight reverse circles and forward circles both directions and no noise, but that doesn't mean something didn't go wrong.

I will probably bring it in to be safe.

Hondarulez
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-15-2018 22:45
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Yup it happened to me as well. It's a pebble in your brakes. My mechanic removed it for me and it's all good now.
DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-15-2018 23:29
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Is is that damn loud?
sadlerau
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-16-2018 02:33
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DCR wrote:
Is is that damn loud?


You should try driving a car without the inner liner to the front guard, while it's wearing R compound rubber. Even sand sounds like it's going to smash through the metal! :)

Hondarulez
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-16-2018 10:35
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For me it would depend on the steering angle, speed I was going at, and whether the road is flat or not. It was louder when I was going up or downhill. It's loud enough that my wife would freak out and for me to wonder whether there's something wrong.....
Price
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-16-2018 17:05
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DCR wrote:
Is is that damn loud?

Yes

DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-18-2018 13:03
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Yeah, hasn't happened at all since.
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-18-2018 14:36
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Price wrote:
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Is is that damn loud?

Yes


Caught between a rotor and a hard place

sadlerau
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-19-2018 20:54
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superchg2 wrote:
Price wrote:
DCR wrote:
Is is that damn loud?

Yes


Caught between a rotor and a hard place



Excellent! :)

DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-22-2018 18:36
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I stopped by the local Acura dealer tonight to check out the new RDX, but I only got about 1 minute to look at it because my Type-R got mobbed by 4-5 younger Acura garage guys (mid-20's I'd guess). They were a bit grubby from work but I opened the car, started it and let them crawl around, open the hatch, sit in it. It was unanimous that the front seats are awesome...one of the guys was folding the rear seats down to check the room and then sat in the back to see how much space it had. One of the guys asked if he could race me because he has a 300ZX out back and he has been looking for a Type-R to run with to see how he does, etc. I had to politely decline that of course. It eventually got down to just two of the guys who were most interested in the car and we talked for about 10 minutes about Honda cars, the old RSX-S, what they were driving now, what upgrades I'm planning etc.

I went back to the RDX as they messed with the car some more, and a salesman walked out as I was in front looking at the grill and he didn't even greet me...ignored me in fact. Times must be good at Acura right now as the cars must be selling themselves.

Hondarulez
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-23-2018 00:05
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LOL I had a similar encounter 2 months ago trying to see if my local Acura dealer had received any new RDX for test drive.....The CTR gets a lot of attention...way more than my AP1.
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-23-2018 09:36
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DCR wrote:
I stopped by the local Acura dealer tonight to check out the new RDX, but I only got about 1 minute to look at it because my Type-R got mobbed by 4-5 younger Acura garage guys (mid-20's I'd guess). They were a bit grubby from work but I opened the car, started it and let them crawl around, open the hatch, sit in it. It was unanimous that the front seats are awesome...one of the guys was folding the rear seats down to check the room and then sat in the back to see how much space it had. One of the guys asked if he could race me because he has a 300ZX out back and he has been looking for a Type-R to run with to see how he does, etc. I had to politely decline that of course. It eventually got down to just two of the guys who were most interested in the car and we talked for about 10 minutes about Honda cars, the old RSX-S, what they were driving now, what upgrades I'm planning etc.

I went back to the RDX as they messed with the car some more, and a salesman walked out as I was in front looking at the grill and he didn't even greet me...ignored me in fact. Times must be good at Acura right now as the cars must be selling themselves.


Perhaps you are too "boy-racer..."

Chris_6MT
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-23-2018 11:12
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Hah. Every Acura dealer Iíve ever been to was full of incompetents that either completely ignored or acted like it was a $10k used car lot. I think thereís not enough money to be made with Acura for seasoned, good salespeople. They go elsewhere.
DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 08-23-2018 12:53
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NealX wrote:
Perhaps you are too "boy-racer..."


My wife isn't!

DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-15-2018 00:42
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I'm driving it year round 100%. I'm looking around for winter wheels now in 5 x 120 that clear the Brembos.


I use Konig Ultraform for my winter setup.

They are 18"x 8.5" ET38 with 225 wide tires. The rims are 19lb each so pretty light weight:



I'm getting close to ordering these. I did buy the wheel and tire package but I think I'm going to shelf my OEM wheels and tires at the end of the season and rotate summer/winter on the Konigs.

DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-15-2018 22:30
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It didn't photograph well but I also have joined the grooved rotors club.


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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-15-2018 22:36
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It didn't photograph well but I also have joined the grooved rotors club.




Do you get any sort of shimmy while braking?

DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 09-15-2018 23:15
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Nope, rock solid.
DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-04-2018 19:16
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Got the wheels and winter tires




sadlerau
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-04-2018 19:22
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They should look really good on your car. Bet you have fun with traction, or the lack there of. :)
DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-04-2018 19:46
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I almost wrecked it this morning on some pea gravel coming around a bend, speaking of.
sadlerau
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-04-2018 21:05
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I almost wrecked it this morning on some pea gravel coming around a bend, speaking of.


Ah the joys of driving on public roads. It bodes to remember you should always drive well within the car's and driver's envelope on public roads. Easier said than done...............

DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-05-2018 00:00
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This is a section of freeway that opens into 3 lanes from 2 right after this corner, and thankfully there was no one around or in front of me and I certainly wasn't expecting a surface change like this. Lucky no doubt.
Hondarulez
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-05-2018 01:53
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Haha these look awfully familiar... :D
DCR
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Re: DC-R    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-05-2018 02:17
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Hondarulez wrote:
Haha these look awfully familiar... :D


I told you I was buying them soon!


 
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