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LET THE MEMING COMMENCE!

Seriously though, I'm suprised my search for a thread with this topic turned up empty, so I thought I might as well start one myself.

It's been fairly well documented at this point that some previous generation Civic engines did not engage VTEC until a few hundred RPMs shy of red line, with many tuners lowering the threshold to a more usable range. With the 2022 Sport (and presumably the LX), there are murmurings that those learnings have been applied to the new 2.0L models at the factory. In my experience, I believe they may be correct.

From the driver's seat, there is a distinct change in engine tone that would indicate increased intake and exhaust flow after approximately 5500 RPM. I tried capturing this on video, but my onboard phone audio does not adequately demonstrate what I'm talking about. Could anyone confirm or counter this? I would be interested in hearing from the 1.5T owners as well.
 

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LET THE MEMING COMMENCE!

Seriously though, I'm suprised my search for a thread with this topic turned up empty, so I thought I might as well start one myself.

It's been fairly well documented at this point that some previous generation Civic engines did not engage VTEC until a few hundred RPMs shy of red line, with many tuners lowering the threshold to a more usable range. With the 2022 Sport (and presumably the LX), there are murmurings that those learnings have been applied to the new 2.0L models at the factory. In my experience, I believe they may be correct.

From the driver's seat, there is a distinct change in engine tone that would indicate increased intake and exhaust flow after approximately 5500 RPM. I tried capturing this on video, but my onboard phone audio does not adequately demonstrate what I'm talking about. Could anyone confirm or counter this? I would be interested in hearing from the 1.5T owners as well.
I haven’t really noticed anything to be honest, but the 1.5t only has vtech on the exhaust side anyway.
 

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Just an honest opinion I definitely have felt VTEC in my 2.0 sport.
I'm not gonna lie this car is slow. However, I think you are correct about this. I sold a 2020 Subaru WRX with 268hp when I got this 2022 Sport. I am surprised every time I floor it in ECON mode. I rarely use any other mode due to commuting. This car will pull off the line, and I have felt it scream pretty hard. I only wish it would shift gears lol. I miss my Subie up until I stop to fill up my gas tank and that 60 cents per gallon and +7 mpg comes into play. I am due for my 15,000 next Saturday and they still have my Subaru on the lot lol.
 

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It's been a while since I seen the i-vtec systems, my understanding was they just adjust camshaft timing to alter overlap and promote high end power. It isn't a traditional vtec system like the good ol' days. So you get more duration and overlap but not valve lift. That does promote high end power just a different way of accomplishing it. Please correct me if I am wrong.
 
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