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Old 17 Dec 2012, 12:46 pm
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Default How to make my Civic faster?

Hey all, I am a newbie at vehicles but quickly learning, I can barley do an oil change.

Anyways I have a 1997 Honda Civic Lx for my first car it cost 2,000$, Its got over 230,000 thousand miles on it and still works like new

How would I make it faster, my buds told me to get some Vtec but I don't think it helps very much, so far I'm looking to get turbo on it,

I want my civ to go to 0-60 in like 3 seconds, what would I need or how do I go in the right direction?

I'm wiling to spend like 20,000$, I am not just some young buk showing wats he got under the hood, Im here to do business cash flow!

I love my civic, i'll choose it over anything

If I spend 20,000 under the hood of the civic it'll be faster than a car that costs 20,000
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 01:02 pm
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What you say makes no sense whatsover. If you have $20,000 , you couldpiut it down on a real speed demon, not start out with mediocre junk.
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 01:17 pm
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if you willing to spend 20 grand on it, then it's not worth it. Why would you spend 20k on a 2k car? Unless it's a classic car or rare car, but it a civic, dime a dozen.
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 01:31 pm
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You can always find JDM import engines that will instantly put you around the 5 second mark. After that a turbo is fantastic, as well as a performance chip. Cold Air or Short Ram Intakes make it sound a bit nicer and have a slight increase in HP. With your turbo though don't bother with anti-lag, or else you will be replacing your turbo very often!

Good luck and hope you build your dream civic!
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 01:47 pm
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0-60 in three is pushing it! Torque steer will be a problem. So please tone down your expectations.

The first step is to put the car on a diet. If it does not make the car go, it is not needed. The only seat that is needed is one for the driver.

The second step is to get a sound engine, as in fresh and blue printed.

Third is a well built transmission.

Then slap a super charger on it, with mega squirt, get a lap top and locate a dynomoter to figure out what the engine programing needs to be.
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 02:01 pm
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VTEC is the type of Honda Engine.

Your Civic has a 30% chance of havinga VTEC engine. It does not help much.

For $8,000, you can buy a built Honda race engine, then you can turbocharge it for another $6000 to get 400-500 hp. From there, get the best tires you can find. Then you should be able to do a 0-60mph time in under 4 seconds. Oh, you will also need a transmission upgrade.
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 02:19 pm
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Default could take that $20k, buy on 04 Evo or STI and mod the shit out of it.......and still be 100x's faaster than almost any honda.
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 02:31 pm
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A VTEC enabled engine wouldn't hurt. Like a B16A or a B16B or even a K20A.

I/H/E - intake, headers, exhaust is a good start as well.

Could also think about adding induction, preferably, turbo.

All that should get you close to or at your goal.

@C7S: VTEC is not a type of Honda engine. VTEC is Honda's variable valve timing system. Most Hondas nowadays come with it or its more modern variant i-VTEC.
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 02:46 pm
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the truth hondas are slow cars sell it and get a new one or if you like hondas just get a 2000 honda civic si or try and get a 2000 honda civic type are and get a super charger
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 03:02 pm
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Lol he's saying a Honda is slow..I'm sorry it's a 4 cyl. You can put 10k in the motor and she will move but won't keep up with a built v8 but! Never the less I love my 99 Si, now another thing, VTEC is a motor is not somthing you just put on you're motor I wish it was lol but it's not
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