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Old 09 Oct 2007, 02:16 pm
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Im buying a 92-98 civic, probly a EX, and am wondering should i do a Mini-Me swap first(vtech swap), or what??? trying to make the first add ons to the car cheap so try and make it under 600$
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Old 09 Oct 2007, 02:17 pm
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Dont buy the rice burner and buy a Ford Be Smart Be alive and buy American Dude
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Old 09 Oct 2007, 02:17 pm
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honestly... be different buy something else and make it fast the suped honda's thing has been done to death plus there nothing you can do to one that hasn't already been done...
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Old 09 Oct 2007, 02:18 pm
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92-95 civic has the greatest availability of aftermarket parts out there. I had a 95 ex and it was extremely easy to swap motors. If you want to keep the cost down but get the greatest improvement out of the car, (again assuming the 95 ex here)go with intake (don't go cheap. those hurt more than help. Akimoto makes a great one) 140.00Exhaust HKS minidragger cat back is a good example. you can find used ones for about $250.00Headers. Finishes up the intake and exhaust combo and gives the engine lots of breathing room and a healthy sound without the annoying high pitched whine most tuned systems have. I went with Airmass headers. they ran about $350.00 but that was in '98You would be amazed at what you can find to really improve those great engines in or around $600.00. There are Tons of tuner shops around the country and you got a phenomenal tool with the Internet. Short version... Intake, Cat-back exhaust, Headers.
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Old 09 Oct 2007, 02:21 pm
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The EX Civic already has VTEC. I know,I know it doesn't say it on the engine but it's there. If you upgrade, it will be to twin cam motor (ala Si) as opposed to your single cam VTEC. i'm assuming that you're looking at upgrading for performance reasons. The sure fire way is the engine swap. Save your money and make it your goal to get a B16A engine, trans, and ECU. It's the only really power upgraded for this car other than boosting it- which will cost you about the same. Bolt on give you a little horsepower, but not what you're going to want for $600. You'll barely notice the difference except for the way it sounds. You can run circles around Mustangs if you save for the B16A and then add the goodies to it.
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Old 09 Oct 2007, 02:24 pm
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i have b18 from an acura integra rs its a1.8liter non-vtec but it runs great, you could swap that in ill sell it for 800.00
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Rear spoiler.
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Old 09 Oct 2007, 02:30 pm
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get a ls and then upgrade later on
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