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Old 07-18-2005, 01:42 AM   #1
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So I found out I do have the VTi tranny..... gayass!!! has anyone gone about switiching the tranny out for the non-VTi??? (can it be done?) and how much?

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:52 AM   #2
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I have no idea. I was told it's costs more than switching into another car. A reason why I'm buying an 05 RL next.

I was at work and wondered about power converting from torque to horespower for the VTi / CVT. Not sure if something like that exists.

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Old 07-18-2005, 07:38 AM   #3
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gayass!!!
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Was that really necessary? You bought it, shoulda researched it more before jumping in...

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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..... gayass!!! ...
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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I agree...gayass...how foul.

You should have researched more... if it's not obvious that your car is different as it is.

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Old 07-18-2005, 11:58 AM   #6
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Yeah, haven't you noticed that when you drive it? It's been a while since I've been in a VTi-equipped car and that was the only CVT car I think I've ever been, but I'd think you'd kind of notice the lack of shifting and everything....

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Old 07-18-2005, 12:27 PM   #7
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I drove one before I bought it, a buddie of mine had one and we put a small sound system in it and it was SOOOOO easy and I didn't want a car that was hard or going to be time consuming.... and his was an automatic (Didn't know they made 2 different types of auto tranny's).... I also loved driving it and how it rolls nicely at 150km/h (I do alot of long distance travel and hate taking forever) then my next questions is what's the most torque and hp I can put to a VTi???

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Old 07-18-2005, 12:47 PM   #8
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..... gayass!!!
As opposed to what? Straightass? Wow, wake up and smell the new Millenium. If your'e gonna use comments like that, you might not want to start your thread title with "any thought about switching", most of us are happy just the way we are.

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Old 07-18-2005, 01:06 PM   #9
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then my next questions is what's the most torque and hp I can put to a VTi???
You can't. In stock form, it is technically producing more power than the VTi is rated to handle.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:38 PM   #10
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You can't. In stock form, it is technically producing more power than the VTi is rated to handle.
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I thought the VTi can handle a little more horsepower and less torque. I've seen a clip of a CVT civic that has 160 hp raced. Does it have the same transmission as the Ion?

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Old 07-18-2005, 02:07 PM   #11
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I thought the VTi can handle a little more horsepower and less torque. I've seen a clip of a CVT civic that has 160 hp raced. Does it have the same transmission as the Ion?
No. Actually I believe I have read on here that the cap is like 140 hp/155 tq. The ION is right at the numbers, and the VUE is 3 hp over.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:56 PM   #12
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I think they have extended the warranty on the vti also it works fine in most normal driving. Drive and enjoy.

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I agree...gayass...how foul.
I have to agree, uncalled for...

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Well, bugger me!

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Old 07-19-2005, 02:54 AM   #17
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No. Actually I believe I have read on here that the cap is like 140 hp/155 tq. The ION is right at the numbers, and the VUE is 3 hp over.
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The torque is very useful on a roll than from a stop. I feel it alot when on the freeway ramp at 65 and hitting 95 in seconds. How powerful is the torque converter (SP) on the VTI Ion? If it isn't powerful, I'll find a powerful one.

Then again, I'll be owning an 05 redline soon, still painfully waiting, ready to feel each shift with a supercharged wine I always wanted to hear . Turbo would've sounded nice and more powerful, but was told they arn't reliable than the supercharger. How about the T3/T4 Hybrid Turbo from Saturn Motorsports? Reliable?

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The torque is very useful on a roll than from a stop. I feel it alot when on the freeway ramp at 65 and hitting 95 in seconds. How powerful is the torque converter (SP) on the VTI Ion? If it isn't powerful, I'll find a powerful one.

Then again, I'll be owning an 05 redline soon, still painfully waiting, ready to feel each shift with a supercharged wine I always wanted to hear . Turbo would've sounded nice and more powerful, but was told they arn't reliable than the supercharger. How about the T3/T4 Hybrid Turbo from Saturn Motorsports? Reliable?
The problem doesn't lie with the Torque convertor. The pulleys are not able to grip the belt tight enough in higher power applications, and if you slip that belt an inch, it is trashed.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:06 PM   #19
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I see why they discontinued the VTi. Can't gain nothing with it and the belt can't handle anymore power. This is why I'm switching to a Redline: performance out of the box.

I went on ebay and saw an 04 Redline for $15,XXX. It's in my area in Houston and I can't get it yet I wish I can trade right now.

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