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Old 24 Apr 2010, 11:16 pm
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Default how to increase the horsepower for my honda civic?

i have a 09 honda civic 2 door coupe automatic and i am looking to add more horsepower to it. I am not going overboard with it so i am willing to spend a couple hundred dollars. I was wondering what i could do to increase my horsepower at an inexpensive cost.
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 11:29 pm
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Default Re: how to increase the horsepower for my honda civic?

well youve got a few options.
1. exhaust system (header, pipe, muffler, ect.)
2. cold air intake
3. PCM chip
4. port polish head
5. camshafts (comp, crower, zex, ect.)


hope this helps
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 11:31 pm
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Don't.
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 11:36 pm
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Default Re: how to increase the horsepower for my honda civic?

to maintain your factory warrenty (if you bought it brand new) i would go with the cold air intake
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Old 24 Apr 2010, 11:46 pm
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You picked the wrong car. It costs a lot of money to turn a fuel efficent, safe, reliable econimical car into a performance car.
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 12:01 am
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The hot tip in Honda circles seems to be to go to Pep Boys and buy the biggest chrome exhaust tip you can afford. Has to be worth at least two-tenths in the quarter.
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 12:16 am
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With only a couple hundred dollars your not going to get any bang for your buck, besides almost anything you do will void parts or all of your warranty. If you want more power the best way to and not void your warranty is go with HPP parts, but they come with a HPP price.
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 12:31 am
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Add more rice...
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 12:46 am
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well im not a fan of the little four banger hondas but u could put a new air filter on it just for starters so it breaths better and try changin the exhaust, headers, bore the head out send it out to get it ported and polished racin pistons, aftermarket cams, lighter flywheel, racin clutch. i could name a bunch more but id be on here all day. those are some things you could consider. all of that would be a shitton of money tho
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Old 25 Apr 2010, 01:01 am
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CAI (cold air intake). results CAN be around a 10% HP gain (heres an example http://www.clubrsx.com/popup.htm?../...NvsSTOCK.jpg), but that depends on which one you get as well as it being a car by car issue. you can find one for $200-$500 dollars. Injen and AEM are good brands and go for about 300 something.
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