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Old 19 Jun 2008, 04:01 am
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ok i have a 2006 honda civic ex and it has a 1.8 4 cylinder engine and i need a bit more power with the same mpg or higher what is the best exhaust system and cold air intake for this?and are performance chips a waste of money?
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 04:32 am
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just fyi, anything that increases air flow will burn more fuel thus les mpg
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 04:46 am
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just get a good exhaust. spoon mugen 5zeigen magnaflow tanabe...ect. and K&N or AEM intake dc headers and a hiflow cat. unless professionally done and having a shop provide the chip its easy to buy a chip that does nothing or will harm your motor. get it tuned. get rid of ur restrictions and have a pro mess with your air and fuel mixture and junk.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 05:16 am
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race cars don't get good MPG
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 05:31 am
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To correct you they dont make chips for this model car chipping an ECU is for OBD-1 92-95 Honda's/Acura's. Not 100% sure but maybe an aftermarket unit like AEM stand alone will work. Here is the neat thing, tunning a stock car for MPG could increase MPG since most Hondas are not 100% tune for best MPG its kinda comparing it to a basemap for the whole US.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 05:46 am
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The gains yielded by an exhaust system won't really be worth the money. You won't be changing fuel economy much, and the real difference will be in looks and sound, not performance. I'm not too sure about this exact model, but typically all cold air intakes give around the same horsepower benefits, give or take one or two. And if you mean a chip like how the VWs and Audis are chipped, there are none for Hondas - they're not turbos. And don't fall for crap like the Tornado blower which claims to increase power and MPG by 35%. Consumer reports tested it and said it actually decreased power and MPG by a small amount. If it were possible to increase power and mileage that easily the manufacturers would have already done it.
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Old 19 Jun 2008, 06:01 am
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an intake system will only increase both hp and mpg if its a complete cold air intake, the exhaust will only consume more gas. I have and 2008 honda civic si, i used a skunk2 catback and and injen cold air intake, but since you have the ex you'll be much more limited in your selection, hope its not automatic, cuz that will really narrow it down for you.
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