EcoModder.com

EcoModder.com (https://ecomodder.com/forum/)
-   The Lounge (https://ecomodder.com/forum/lounge.html)
-   -   sign of the times (https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthread.php/sign-times-28708.html)

MetroMPG 04-13-2014 10:40 PM

sign of the times
 
1 Attachment(s)
Spotted in my neighbourhood yesterday...
http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1397443206

UltArc 04-13-2014 10:56 PM

I'm shakin' in my EcoBoots...

cbaber 04-14-2014 12:40 AM

They go though the trouble of putting a huge window sticker on the car, only to spell it wrong. "VTEC"

redpoint5 04-14-2014 01:43 PM

I would think this is more of a Honda vs Ford thing, or a Japanese vs Domestic thing, or a VTEC vs turbo thing, than a power vs economy thing. After all, the Civic Si still gets pretty good fuel economy compared to the average car.

user removed 04-14-2014 02:10 PM

28 highway for an 04 SI, geez I could do that in my old Riviera, and try to keep from falling asleep :cool:.

If Honda made a simple ISDI engine two door with manual everything and a tall geared 6 speed, say 2k revs at 60 or better.

regards
Mech

MetroMPG 04-14-2014 03:07 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by redpoint5 (Post 420089)
I would think this is more of a Honda vs Ford thing, or a Japanese vs Domestic thing, or a VTEC vs turbo thing, than a power vs economy thing.

Except that Ford brands it as a "economy AND power" thing. I just couldn't help but think that some people probably snicker at the "eco" part of "ecoboost".

I suppose if I'd spotted something like this it probably would have been funnier... :D

http://ecomodder.com/forum/attachmen...1&d=1397502358

Xist 04-14-2014 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cbaber (Post 420042)
They go though the trouble of putting a huge window sticker on the car, only to spell it wrong. "VTEC"

This seems to have been quoted eighty-two times, but this is the oldest one that shows up:

Quote:

VTEC is NOT "V-tec", "V-TEC", "V-tech", "V-TECH", "VTECH", "V-TEK", "vtech", "vtec", "vortech", "Vtec", or "Vtech". It's CAPITAL VTEC. No dashes, no lower case, no extra letters, no anything other than the correct and only spelling of VTEC. If you cannot respect the technology and simply use the correct spelling, you do not deserve what it gives you.
I remember a rant a very long time ago about people putting VTEC (or some variation thereof) decals on their cars, as well as "Type R" and "Spyder"

I doubt that anyone has ever installed one of these in their cars:
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/attac...3&d=1185739131

Or a cheap cordless phone, although it would be easier than an engine swap.

Spyder is interesting. "So, you are saying that this car is a convertible?"

Quote:

Originally Posted by Old Tele man
Maybe "Sign of the Times" ought to be changed to "Sign of the Idjiots"?

Time of the Idiots?

"And now, children, we have come to the Time of the Idiots. This particular specimen went by the name Justin Beiber. I am sorry, which of you now require therapy?"

cRiPpLe_rOoStEr 04-15-2014 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redpoint5 (Post 420089)
I would think this is more of a Honda vs Ford thing, or a Japanese vs Domestic thing, or a VTEC vs turbo thing, than a power vs economy thing.

The VTEC vs. turbo thing seems to be the case. Many ricers with their K24 (often stroked to 2.6L or 2.7L) engines claim to get around 400hp without forced induction...

darcane 04-15-2014 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 420098)
Except that Ford brands it as a "economy AND power" thing. I just couldn't help but think that some people probably snicker at the "eco" part of "ecoboost".

Regardless of marketing, VTEC really only exists for fuel economy.

The same peak power can be made by just using the high cam profile at all times, rather than just at certain RPMs. VTEC simply allows an economical cam profile at low RPMs and high profile at high RPMs

The ricer kids don't like it when you point that out though...

darcane 04-15-2014 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xist (Post 420139)
This seems to have been quoted eighty-two times, but this is the oldest one that shows up:

Quote:

VTEC is NOT "V-tec", "V-TEC", "V-tech", "V-TECH", "VTECH", "V-TEK", "vtech", "vtec", "vortech", "Vtec", or "Vtech". It's CAPITAL VTEC. No dashes, no lower case, no extra letters, no anything other than the correct and only spelling of VTEC. If you cannot respect the technology and simply use the correct spelling, you do not deserve what it gives you.

My VTEC has a dash AND an extra letter...

VTEC-E :thumbup:


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com