Friday, July 17, 2009

Civic Si Hatchback - Second generation (EC/ED/EE/EF) 1988-1991

This the car i folling in love..... In Malaysia there call it Honda Dolphin and other name that i cant call it here. The second generation Civic Si shared a chassis with the 2nd generation Honda CRX. The American-market Si sported a 108 hp (81 kW) D16A6 engine and weighed in at 2,286 lb, achieving a factory 0-60 of 8.1 seconds; and a quarter-mile time of 16.2 at 82mph.[5] The main standard features of the Si trim were the power sun roof/moon roof, tachometer, passenger door mirror, color matched bumpers, dash clock, larger exhaust, front and rear anti-roll bars, 14" wheels and sport seats. Additional options were air conditioning and fog lights, as well as the different Honda Genuine Accessory alloy wheels. In Europe and Australia, a more powerful D16A8 engine was used instead, which made 122 hp (91 kW).

Compared to the previous generation, the Civic Si saw an improvement in handling, in part due to the double-wishbone suspension at all four corners and lower wind drag due to the sleeker body shape.

Initially, the Civic Si hatchback was absent from the line-up, with only the CRX Si offered for the 1988 model year. That changed, however, for 1989, and the Civic Si hatchback was reintroduced, along with a 3-hp upgrade for the D16A6 engine across all Si trims (making 112 hp). As with all other trims, the Civic Si received a slight visual upgrade in 1990, featuring revised bumpers and tail lights.

In the later years of the second generation, the JDM version adopted a 1.6L B16A engine that produced 158 hp (118 kW), and was the first to adopt the name "SiR" instead of Si. With its light weight, independent suspension and powerful engine, the car was well-received globally, receiving “Golden Steering Wheel Award” from the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, and ranking first in France’s L’Automobile Magazine 1989 survey on car quality and reliability. The European model badged as a "1.6i-VT" used a slightly less powerful B16A1 engine, which had an 8200 RPM redline and made 150 hp (112 kW), although it made the same 111 ft.lbf. of torque as the Japanese market B16.

Along with the introduction of the B-series, the second-generation Si saw the introduction of Honda's variable valve timing and electronic lift control technology, or VTEC. By providing two different camshaft profiles—one for fuel economy, one for performance—the VTEC engines set a high-revving, naturally-aspirated precedent for future performance variants of the Honda Civic.

Due to the difference in engine output and modification potential between the American and JDM models, the second-generation Si sparked a popular trend of engine swapping, where tuners would replace the D-series power plant (whose limiting factor for power were its weak connecting rods) with the stronger B-series motor

from wikipedia

Honda Civic SI Hatchback - First Genaration (AT) 1984-1987

The Other name for this Honda is Honda Mayat (Malay Speak). Becouse its more like "kereta mayat" (the car that carry death people to the grave). Honda first adopted the Si badge for the JDM third-generation Civic in November 1984. Mainly offered in hatchback form, the main aesthetic difference for the Si was the slight bulge in the hood, which accommodated for the 1.6-liter DOHC engine. A four-door sedan variant also existed in Japan, but were produced in small numbers and were rare. Designated as ZC1 in Japan and D16A in Europe, the new engine put out 122 hp (91 kW), enabling the car to hit 122 mph and go from 0-60 in 8.9 seconds. Since compact cars at the time typically made less than 100 hp (70 kW), the Si proved popular amongst tuning enthusiasts.

In the United States, a Civic S trim was introduced in 1984, featuring sports seats and reclining rear seats. Although the S retained the semi-independent rear beam with coil springs for the suspension, a rear stabilizer bar was added to improve handling. Unlike the JDM Civic Si, the S trim used the same carbureted 1.5L EW1 engine as the base and the DX trims. 1985 finally saw the US release of the Si trim with the Civic CRX Si, which featured a fuel-injected, 1.5L SOHC EW3 engine making 91 horsepower, a monotone paint scheme; (white, black or red), 14-inch alloy wheels with 185/60R high-performance tires, a standard power sunroof and sport seats. The comparatively quicker inline-four engine propelled the CRX Si from 0-60 in under 9 seconds.

In 1986, the Si trim was extended to the Civic hatchback, offering the same performance of the CRX Si but with four-seats. Added improvements for the Civic Si hatchback included a removable glass moonroof, a five-speed manual gearbox, tilt steering wheel, a full-width taillight panel, a color-keyed front airdam and a roof spoiler. Like the CRX Si, the Si hatchback was powered by the same 91 hp (68 kW), 12-valve SOHC engine designated EW4/D15A3 (the latter code was used for the 1987 model year but with the same specs). The Civic Si also saw a release in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, and sharing similar specs to the American-market Si.

from wikipedia