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Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown #138370 Mar 29, 8:24am Mar 29, 8:24am
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Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown
it's on this months edition of R&D. The celica had the best lap time and reviews from the writers at R&D when pitted against the lancer,focus svt, dodge neon srt-4, nissan se-r, civic si...and i believe some others i am leaving out. the test was done at a track at hungtington beach and the celica (equiped with only the TRD action package,TRD struts,springs, and 18" wheels) got the best lap times than all the other cars posted above that some were equipped with Turbos and lsds!!!...it is curious why the rsx-s was not in the mix...would the outcome be different? the whole idea of the race is how far these cars can be pushed with factory options only... rice


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: ct] #138371 Mar 29, 8:31am Mar 29, 8:31am
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The RSX-S pitted against a celica with suspension mods on the track would not be a very fair test. spineyes


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Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: DiabloGTS] #138372 Mar 29, 8:47am Mar 29, 8:47am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
The RSX-S pitted against a celica with suspension mods on the track would not be a very fair test. spineyes


i bet the rsx would be modded as well...whatever mugen or spoon could deliver...or whatever their counterpart to TRD is...weird though how just struts and springs the celica beat out all the other cars...can you imagine if TRD put in their rear strut bar, sways, and lsd...lol...what an ass kicking that would be...lol rofl


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: ct] #138373 Mar 29, 9:14am Mar 29, 9:14am
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Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
The RSX-S pitted against a celica with suspension mods on the track would not be a very fair test. spineyes


i bet the rsx would be modded as well...whatever mugen or spoon could deliver...or whatever their counterpart to TRD is...weird though how just struts and springs the celica beat out all the other cars...can you imagine if TRD put in their rear strut bar, sways, and lsd...lol...what an ass kicking that would be...lol rofl


exactly, even if spoon or mugen modded the RSX to the limit with suspension mods, the celica would STILL walk all over it (mod for mod). spineyes


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Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: ct] #138374 Mar 29, 11:59am Mar 29, 11:59am
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Originally Posted by ct
it's on this months edition of R&D. The celica had the best lap time and reviews from the writers at R&D when pitted against the lancer,focus svt, dodge neon srt-4, nissan se-r, civic si...and i believe some others i am leaving out. the test was done at a track at hungtington beach and the celica (equiped with only the TRD action package,TRD struts,springs, and 18" wheels) got the best lap times than all the other cars posted above that some were equipped with Turbos and lsds!!!...it is curious why the rsx-s was not in the mix...would the outcome be different? the whole idea of the race is how far these cars can be pushed with factory options only... rice


kinda a repost...though you had more information...the celica only really won because of looks and hanleing, it didnt even have the higest hp of the bunch... search for my past posts, and you can see that we have posted about this saturday and sunday...

Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: DiabloGTS] #138375 Mar 29, 12:17pm Mar 29, 12:17pm
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
The RSX-S pitted against a celica with suspension mods on the track would not be a very fair test. spineyes


i bet the rsx would be modded as well...whatever mugen or spoon could deliver...or whatever their counterpart to TRD is...weird though how just struts and springs the celica beat out all the other cars...can you imagine if TRD put in their rear strut bar, sways, and lsd...lol...what an ass kicking that would be...lol rofl


exactly, even if spoon or mugen modded the RSX to the limit with suspension mods, the celica would STILL walk all over it (mod for mod). spineyes


what tires were used? thats a big difference
how low were each cars compared to the other?
18" wheels = more traction

a LOT more info is needed to make a fair comparison.

Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: CelicaRacer05] #138376 Mar 29, 12:17pm Mar 29, 12:17pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
Originally Posted by ct
it's on this months edition of R&D. The celica had the best lap time and reviews from the writers at R&D when pitted against the lancer,focus svt, dodge neon srt-4, nissan se-r, civic si...and i believe some others i am leaving out. the test was done at a track at hungtington beach and the celica (equiped with only the TRD action package,TRD struts,springs, and 18" wheels) got the best lap times than all the other cars posted above that some were equipped with Turbos and lsds!!!...it is curious why the rsx-s was not in the mix...would the outcome be different? the whole idea of the race is how far these cars can be pushed with factory options only... rice


kinda a repost...though you had more information...the celica only really won because of looks and hanleing, it didnt even have the higest hp of the bunch... search for my past posts, and you can see that we have posted about this saturday and sunday...


really??...ooops...i never saw it... idunno


Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: ct] #138377 Mar 29, 1:53pm Mar 29, 1:53pm
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Does anyone else see why the Celica won the handling hands-down?

It's the only non-economy car in that bunch. All the rest are just econo-boxes that are modded to be "sporty" trims. Of course modding a true sport-compact is going to produce better results than modding a factory-modded economy car.


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Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: RevMonster] #138378 Mar 29, 2:01pm Mar 29, 2:01pm
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Does anyone else see why the Celica won the handling hands-down?

It's the only non-economy car in that bunch. All the rest are just econo-boxes that are modded to be "sporty" trims. Of course modding a true sport-compact is going to produce better results than modding a factory-modded economy car.


yeah i wondered where the tibby was, or the rsx, or 1.8T jetta...cars in our classes...we still edge out in handling (the celica hold 2 of 3 S.C.C. cornering/handling records)...but it would be nice to have them there...


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: ct] #138379 Mar 29, 6:36pm Mar 29, 6:36pm
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Originally Posted by ct
it's on this months edition of R&D. The celica had the best lap time and reviews from the writers at R&D when pitted against the lancer,focus svt, dodge neon srt-4, nissan se-r, civic si...and i believe some others i am leaving out. the test was done at a track at hungtington beach and the celica (equiped with only the TRD action package,TRD struts,springs, and 18" wheels) got the best lap times than all the other cars posted above that some were equipped with Turbos and lsds!!!...it is curious why the rsx-s was not in the mix...would the outcome be different? the whole idea of the race is how far these cars can be pushed with factory options only... rice


R&D? do you mean Car and driver? WTF is R&D???!!! confused

Re: Celica #1 on R&D Desert Showdown [Re: Rocketman] #138380 Mar 30, 8:22am Mar 30, 8:22am
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Originally Posted by Rocketman
Originally Posted by ct
it's on this months edition of R&D. The celica had the best lap time and reviews from the writers at R&D when pitted against the lancer,focus svt, dodge neon srt-4, nissan se-r, civic si...and i believe some others i am leaving out. the test was done at a track at hungtington beach and the celica (equiped with only the TRD action package,TRD struts,springs, and 18" wheels) got the best lap times than all the other cars posted above that some were equipped with Turbos and lsds!!!...it is curious why the rsx-s was not in the mix...would the outcome be different? the whole idea of the race is how far these cars can be pushed with factory options only... rice


R&D? do you mean Car and driver? WTF is R&D???!!! confused


lol...it was too early in the morning and never got to have my cup of coffee...yes it's C&D...lol


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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