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Thanks for another great video. I love seeing the CT in action and what I like the most is you took out Mustangs.
 

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Wahahaha oh Ivan...

Get some 19" Light Weight rims... Tehehehe.
 

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Any tweaks from original equipment? You looked pretty respectable with that big dance partner!

thanks! Just the thicker acura tl rear sway bar upgrade, which helped i think, other than that completely stock v6-exL
 

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Video: https://youtu.be/5je_dMoBIxA

Picture: http://i.imgur.com/nz84S10.jpg

I took the fat v6 girl for a spin, just to test her abilities, it was massive fun and did decent times (beating mustangs) , understeers too much, automatic transmission could be better (stay in first dammit!), and it's a heavy ***** but had a great time. The v6 power helped a lot.
Nice!!!! I love that you caught some air on the return trip. Loved hearing the V-6 growl as you accelerated! Makes me want to try it with mine LOL :D
And of course, best part that you beat some mustangs! HA :D
 

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What changes did you do prior to running? Do you pump up the tires 10 or 15 PSI more and turn off traction control?
Pump the tires up? yeah i forgot to do this, would have helped in the corners, I'm new to autocross. Other than that, taction control off, launch in sport mode while holding the handbrake and accelerating until possible at the same time, then release handbrake to launch it (of all the methods this was the only one where I could get it to launch the hardest, excluding neutral drops because that will just mess up your transmission so don't do that). Then switch to manual shifting when exiting the hairpin curves..
 

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What kind of course was that?? They need a bigger lot... Lol I haven't autocrossed mine yet but use to run my 00 Sonoma for 4 years. I'm a member of the Texas A&M Sports Car Club.
 

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yeah there isn't much open space in Tegucigalpa, it was a small track, the average time was about 38 seconds
 

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Beating ponycars

This reminds me, a little bit, of Bob Tullius campaigning a '64 Pontiac Tempest in the 1971 Trans-Am series and having a number of top five finishes against the much smaller Mustangs, Camaros, and Javelins. "Gray Ghost" was painted a dull, utilitarian silver and before it became a racer it was a housewife's family car with 80,000 miles on it! There are some amazing pictures out there of it hounding Mustangs in the rain...

And my '15 EX-L is silver...huh.
 

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I think many overlook the Crosstour as a performance car. Even with my 2014 EX-L being a 4 banger I have driven a couple of the most challenging roads in America and was amazed at what the 2.4 Liter can do. The Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina are awesome roadways. I only had to pull over for the sport bikes.The direct injection Honda 2.4 is awesome compared to the other Honda 4 bangers of the past.
 

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The 4cyl models certainly are somewhat peppy but always left me wanting more... hence why i got the v6
 

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Nice vid! You were pretty good out there!
 

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I think many overlook the Crosstour as a performance car. Even with my 2014 EX-L being a 4 banger I have driven a couple of the most challenging roads in America and was amazed at what the 2.4 Liter can do. The Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina are awesome roadways. I only had to pull over for the sport bikes.The direct injection Honda 2.4 is awesome compared to the other Honda 4 bangers of the past.
I just got back from staying at the Tapoco Lodge and driving the Cherohala (lunch at the Tellico Grains Bakery) and the Tail of the Dragon for three days in my Honda S2000. Outrageous. We had 65 cars this year and only lost one.

You are right about the K24 motor. If you talk to any Honda engineer they are likely to tell you that it's the best motor that Honda have ever made and a lot of folks will tell you that it's the best production motor that anyone has ever made. People are boosting it with aftermarket ECU tuning and reliably getting 500 hp to the wheel on stock internals. It is a beast of a 4 cylinder motor.
 
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