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Old 09 Jan 2013, 05:01 pm
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Default How do i make my Automatic Honda Faster?

I have a 2012 Honda Civic. I just got it and I want to make it faster. It has a puny 140 HP but its quick. I have thought about a turbo but somebody told me that you cant turbo a automatic because the automatic transmission wont be able to handle the power. I know my cars a little bit, but when it comes to car mods and how to do it, Im LOST. Ik the obvious things like make it lighter and add a cold air intake. But is their anything else? And do you know any good websites to buy car Accessories from? Like websites that are dependable that sell Air Intakes, headlights, rims, exhausts and anything else having to do with cars? Much appreciated for the advice and walkthrough.

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Old 09 Jan 2013, 05:17 pm
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I would suggest pushing it off a cliff.
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 05:31 pm
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I had one of the hondas many moons ago and I decided it should go faster. I spent a wekkend in the garage installing an old lawnmower engine into it which helped charge the battery so that the existing engine did not have to. It went champion!
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 05:46 pm
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Dude, it's an autotragic. Keep it stock. Modifying it makes you look like a total idiot.
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 06:02 pm
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Why didn't you get stick?
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Old 09 Jan 2013, 06:17 pm
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I first off would swap a manual in it but if you absolutely want it to be an automatic I would take it to a shop that did a lot of tuning and have them change the pressure in the trans. so it would shift quicker that will help get off the line a lot quicker and give a lot more acceleration. Use to you could just get a shift kit but mostly all new automatics are electronically controlled. Cold air intake and full exhaust will help, it won't do miracles but it will allow the car to breath better which will give you some extra power. Honestly I don't see how a turbo would affect your automatic transmission unless you ran a unreal amount of boost through the motor I could probably guarantee the boost would gut your motor before it would your trans. If you do boost your motor I would keep the boost low with it being a stock motor keep in mind it is only a 4 cylinder, I'd say 5-8 psi of boost will probably be your safest bet. That's about as much info. as I can give you on it from one Honda owner to another.
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