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Old 28 Oct 2011, 12:31 pm
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Default 2000 civic si. what do i need to do in the engine to make it preform at its max?

i have a 2000 civic si and i want it to be sup'd up to the max and dont really know what to do. please any help















what do you recomend then? i want a tuner no muscle
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Old 28 Oct 2011, 12:46 pm
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So you want to modify a 1.6L front wheel drive car that weighs 2800lbs? Good luck with that. There's a reason they are the laughing stock of the import world. 111ft-lb torque. That's why. I say just drive the thing, use it to get good gas mileage, and buy something with more potential and performance as a secondary car. You're already talking about spending thousands of dollars, might as well get a better rear or all wheel drive platform to start with.
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Old 28 Oct 2011, 01:01 pm
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depends what you want, N/A, Turbod, Or supercharged,(i suggest N/A or turbo, supercharger more for cars with tq in my opinion,)































Well basic bolt ons most ppl start with is the intake/header/exhaust, (header will be pointles if you go turbo, because you need to get a turbo header then)after that i suggest getting a tune, checking you injector duty cycle if they are maxed out, upgrade them, if they still got room work, then id suggest doing the rest of the air package, which would be your throttle body, and Intake Manifold. once your done with that, then you forsure wnat to get working on the fuel package, bigger injectors, fuel rail, and fuel pump for sure. you really need to tune fter everything that has to do with air flow or fuel, since it will tweak your AFR. sticky tires are always a plus, a short shifter for shorter shift throws, and solid motor mount, to reduce wheel hop. maybe some traction balls to help with the wheel hop as well.































once you get this far, theres not a whole lot more you can do when it comes to bolt ons. at this point your going to have to start doing things, like cams, and displaement( the displacement is for N/A, but you can displace, and raise the compression ratio with pistons, to and you will be making real good power very reliably, being as turbos are more likely to break.































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just go look at like evans tuning.com, they have a bunch of cars posted there with mods, so you can kinda get a idea for the direction you want to go...































also, id like to point out there are honda civics that run 8.xxx 1/4 miles.. so this guy saying civics are ointless to tune, hes probably mad he was driving his 5.0 liter v-8, and got beat by a 2.0 liter I4, and is just all butthole hurt...































however he does have a point. front wheel drive is the worst for racing, so a rear wheel drive or AWD car will have a better launch..































idk, i realize fwd is the worst, but i laugh at ppl who are like i can run a 13 sec 1/4 miles just casue the back tires make the car go...
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With Civics you have to think a bit bigger for good performance, yes you could spend a grand chasing an extra 20hp with N/A bolt ons or you could spend 3 grand for an extra 150hp with a turbo. I opted for the turbo, I drive it daily with good MPG and a big grin. I don't use it for drag or track, it's made for real roads and will out perform most other road cars that have a go.































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