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I have no experience with this product. How does it work and does it really work? Has anyone had any prior experience with this type of product. If it really does what it claims, it seems pretty interesting.
 

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I haven’t used these and I’m not an expert, but my understanding is they have preprogrammed tunes (timing, air/fuel ratios, etc) for the engine computer to make more torque and power. If you’ve heard of “chipping” your car, it’s the modern equivalent of that.
I saw an older video from Hondata where you could select whether you had a stock or different intake, exhaust, etc. so they had a tune for each combination, which means you can upload the appropriate one as you build up your car.

I believe these do what they claim, but some require higher octane fuel (93, 100, etc) to make use of it, so keep in mind what’s available in your area.

Here’s a thread on someone’s experience on the prior gen Civic: Hondata...Flashpro... +6 PSI ... my ongoing review
I heard the clutch is the weak point on this Civic/Integra platform so depending how much torque the tune adds, you may need to upgrade the clutch as well.
 

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I have no experience with this product. How does it work and does it really work? Has anyone had any prior experience with this type of product. If it really does what it claims, it seems pretty interesting.
Interestingly, the Hondata product script suggests the 234 horsepower is what is obtained AFTER the Hondata flash tune, when in fact, based on Doug's (owner's) YouTube video showing him do his dyno testing on a STOCK Integra 6MT, that is the STOCK factory tuned horsepower -- at the wheel, not the crank. My son has had his Civic Si for seven months now, and both of us agree that my Integra 6MT (which I bought last month from Luther Acura Bloomington MN) is noticeably quicker. The Integra owners group needs to start waking up to the fact that this car is a 3,000-pound hatch with 234 (not 200) horsepower, which makes its power-weight ratio more favorable than the GTI, the WRX, and the 230i. In other words, don't lay silent when you hear the haters characterize this car as slow. My stable of cars and motorcycles over the years has included a GTI, my wife's 340i X Drive (B58 engine), and my Yamaha MT1000 and Triumph Street Triple. This car is every bit as fun, if not more fun, than all of them. Good day.
 

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Re-bumping, since I now have my car. There are some things I'd love to modify in here.

I'd love to play with the tune and the ways it handles rev hang and rev match, but also, I'd love for the least close adaptive cruise distance to be less than 24 miles away from the car in front of you. It's kinda useless with it slowing down for cars that are barely within sight.
 

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Interestingly, the Hondata product script suggests the 234 horsepower is what is obtained AFTER the Hondata flash tune, when in fact, based on Doug's (owner's) YouTube video showing him do his dyno testing on a STOCK Integra 6MT, that is the STOCK factory tuned horsepower -- at the wheel, not the crank. My son has had his Civic Si for seven months now, and both of us agree that my Integra 6MT (which I bought last month from Luther Acura Bloomington MN) is noticeably quicker. The Integra owners group needs to start waking up to the fact that this car is a 3,000-pound hatch with 234 (not 200) horsepower, which makes its power-weight ratio more favorable than the GTI, the WRX, and the 230i. In other words, don't lay silent when you hear the haters characterize this car as slow. My stable of cars and motorcycles over the years has included a GTI, my wife's 340i X Drive (B58 engine), and my Yamaha MT1000 and Triumph Street Triple. This car is every bit as fun, if not more fun, than all of them. Good day.
Totally agree. I have had my 6mt for over 1200 miles now and once you are in third gear the car feels very quick. I'd love to see someone attempt 0-60 runs with summer tires and also would love to see third gear pulls vs. GTI., BMW 230, Mercedes A320, Audi A3, which are the cars competitors.

1 and 2 gears are to short and along with crappy tires makes this car appear slower than the 0-60 mark indicates.

Listed 200hp vs 234hp means cheaper insurance!
 

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Interestingly, the Hondata product script suggests the 234 horsepower is what is obtained AFTER the Hondata flash tune, when in fact, based on Doug's (owner's) YouTube video showing him do his dyno testing on a STOCK Integra 6MT, that is the STOCK factory tuned horsepower -- at the wheel, not the crank. My son has had his Civic Si for seven months now, and both of us agree that my Integra 6MT (which I bought last month from Luther Acura Bloomington MN) is noticeably quicker. The Integra owners group needs to start waking up to the fact that this car is a 3,000-pound hatch with 234 (not 200) horsepower, which makes its power-weight ratio more favorable than the GTI, the WRX, and the 230i. In other words, don't lay silent when you hear the haters characterize this car as slow. My stable of cars and motorcycles over the years has included a GTI, my wife's 340i X Drive (B58 engine), and my Yamaha MT1000 and Triumph Street Triple. This car is every bit as fun, if not more fun, than all of them. Good day.
Regardless of how much power it’s really making, the quickest 0-60 I’ve been able to record is 7.1s with rollout. No matter how you slice it, that’s behind the other cars you listed by a fair bit. We’re you able to get better times in yours?
 

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Regardless of how much power it’s really making, the quickest 0-60 I’ve been able to record is 7.1s with rollout. No matter how you slice it, that’s behind the other cars you listed by a fair bit. We’re you able to get better times in yours?
Regardless of how much power it’s really making, the quickest 0-60 I’ve been able to record is 7.1s with rollout. No matter how you slice it, that’s behind the other cars you listed by a fair bit. We’re you able to get better times in yours?
I think it's the gearing.

Was just checking out the Kia Forte GT (25k) and even that has a quicker 0-60, with the same engine specs.

2023 Kia Forte GT
  • Engine: 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 201 hp
  • Top Speed: 120 mph estimated
  • 0-60 MPH: 6.7 seconds
 

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I think it's the gearing.

Was just checking out the Kia Forte GT (25k) and even that has a quicker 0-60, with the same engine specs.

2023 Kia Forte GT
  • Engine: 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 201 hp
  • Top Speed: 120 mph estimated
  • 0-60 MPH: 6.7 seconds
I think it’s more likely the tires. Those times are for the Forte GT when equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires. I think its highly likely the Integra can shave at least a few tenths off its time with summer tires as well; as it currently stands the car doesn't even get performance all-season tires like the Conti ECDWS; it gets grand touring tires. These ContiProContacts are the same tire that other sporty cars such as the Nissan Altima and Ford Escape are equipped with from the factory. They are garbage when it comes to grip.
 
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