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S3 Vs Honda civic type r

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Everyone.

Anyway has anyone played with a civic type R in there S3 yet if so what happened. Thing is i got my S3 about five weeks ago and my mate is about to buy his type r i just want to know do i need to mod it before we meet up on the road.

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Get it chipped anyway...just to be on the safe side!

Can't say i've had the pleasure of a run in with any Type R's, and if I did I'm not sure on the outcome in my Oettinger A3T....... grin.gif

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I had a gentle play with one on Sunday - i think the S3 must have slightly more torque cos i was pulling much harder than him on the hill at about 100mph (on the test track...ahem!) so much that he pulled over and let me by - that was in 6th gear too. not sure how hard he was trying though, to be honest. I doubt that there would be anything between them on a traffic-light grand-prix, though.

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I had a play with one in my TTR (APR'd). I had the roof down, and was the engine was pulling at about 3k revs, his car sounded like a fecking hair dryer. He pulled past me but he was driving on power and taking advantage of his lower gearing (he must have been in 3rd to rev the engine like that). When I realised he was "playing" I gave chase, and there wasn't much in it, until I decided to give the Porker brakes a work out for my junction at late notice!

To be honest I couldn't put up with a car that had to be revved like FCUK to get the best out of it! I prefer the low down torque of a turbo.

It would be interesting to see both back to back around a track. I suspect the CTR would out accelerate a sorted S3, and may even have the edge out of corners since the quattro whilst offering significantly more grip on exit from the corners, will lose out due to the weight!

I guess you'll let us know :-) grin.gif

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i thought a normal S3 would easily keep up with one and a chipped S3 would destroy it.

I have to agree though. having to rev a car to 8000rpm any time you want any power has to get tedious after a while. it would do my nut on the motorway.

i drove an s2000 and boy did it make a racket.

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Standard S3 and CTR would be very similar. Each one would have it own little advantages.

A chipped S3 for instance on Revo high boost should have a good advantage - especially from the lights where you can use quattro.

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Hi

Thank for the replies

My mate that is getting the type R

put the same question on the CTR owners club web site and all the type R owners were saying no trouble but we will see in two weeks when he picks it up.

just one more question what is the best way to setup the s3 with springs and how low do i drop it for the best handling

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From what I hear the Quattro Gmbh suspension is pretty good, drop it 25mm and gives a good improvement, available from AmD and Kim Collins(I think??).

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There is no way a Type-R will keep up. Maybe off the lights but they have all there power right at the top of the revs, cant just put ya foot down and go like an s3.

Make sure you kick his arse now ive opened my mouth.

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The Civics are slow, S3's wipe the floor with em...

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Have spat out at least 3 of these so I reckon no problem. sportifs2.gif

Good luck and have fun!!

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You animal......you wanta get married!!?? sekret.gif

You aren't the only girl with an S3, but certainly one of the very few!

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I don't think that's the first I'm sure you've offered yourself to every wench in the southern hemisphere! ha.gifjump.gifjump.gif

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SOUTHERN Hemisphere?? Haha, shows what you know, we're in the Northern Hemisphere tongue.gif

And Lupo shot me down, so I quit smashfreakB.gif

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My point being, is you've only just started on the Northern with Lupo fuck_scott.gif

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I'm sure you can improve.....you can't get any worse, that's for sure SPericani2.gif

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Nice one Zartara !!

I'll be sure to keeps my eyes peeled for ur car when im out and about!

Any pics of ur car or urself in that case ??

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Oooh only just saw this thread... hazards of snoozing thru the beemer forum these days... yelrotflmao.gif

I had the chance of playing with a CTR while I had the A3 TqS about a month back... it was wet and I dunno if it was because he couldn't get the power down in the rain but there was nothing in it between our two cars.

I'd pull away a little early in the gear, then he'd gain and pull away a little towards the top of the rev range (well, we're both 6 speeds so gear change points were much the same). We pretty much gave up as after 10 miles the two of us were still neck and neck.. oh and I had a passenger and he didn't.

I did also chase one in the dry and he was admittedly slightly quicker but hey, I only had 180hp to play with... with an S3, it'd whip it's ass so long as you pick a wet day to play! ha.gifha.gifbeerchug.gif

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I only had 180hp to play with... with an S3, it'd whip it's ass so long as you pick a wet day to play! ha.gifha.gifbeerchug.gif

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Or even better is a chipped A3 FIREdevil.gif

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Been away, but now I'm back.

Thanx for the proposal smile.gif Nice to know I'm not the only one then!

My lovely babe is knocking around on a previous post entitle "The Love Of My Life". No piccies with me today soz

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Had a wee run against a type-r today, i had to keep on backing off. There no match for the S3. What good is a car if it is only good over a 1500rev range. I personaly think they are horrible cars, test drove one before getting S3. The interior is all plastic and when u look at the car it looks like a MPV. Had to laugh at the salesman, he said everyone asked how it could only be £16000, fuck_scott.gif I was wondering how it was £16000. Good engine in a very poor car pity. ha.gifha.gif

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A Type R would beat a standard S3. They also handle better as well so unless it was wet you would struggle.

forget performance figures, in the real world the S3 is just too heavy and cumbersome. Don't get me wrong, I love S3's and have had 2, but Honda Type R's are serious cars, OK so they need to be revved to get the best out of them, but that is the whole point.

A chipped S3 WOULD leave one on the straights (my second S3 had 270bhp) but the Honda is lighter and with better brakes can afford to leave braking later and there fore better equiped for back roads.

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Hi loddrik

Well this afternoons experance against the type-r wasnt anything like u are trying to suggest in your post. I was minding my own business when i spotted a type-r approching fast so i speeded up a bit but he was going prity fast so he comforably past me, as i have always wanted to see how the type-r compared to the S3 i had to speed up abit, knowing the road as well as i do i knew i wouldnt have to try and kill myself to catch him, its a scottish b road wink.gif as i thought he got stuck behind a car. At the first opportunity we nailed it and passed the car, i dropped into 3rd and off i went, i had to lift off before i got into 4th or i would have rammed him up the ass sportifs2.gif i was suprised how easly i kept with him. As for the handling i was able to hold behind him comfortably, when he realised his type-r wasnt up to it he admitted defeat and slowed down a touch. If anything the type-r look very uncomforable at speed on the corners and before u say he couldnt have been trying he was a spotty wee **** who prolly races every car on the road.

Maybe your driving skills are just not up to it m8 rocketwhore.gif

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