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Old 30 May 2010, 11:01 pm
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Default I need to upgrade a 1995 Honda Civic?

Ok. i have a gray 1995 honda civic. It is completely stock, just bought it and i want to start upgrading it. I need some help on what to do to make it much faster. and what to do to make it look much nicer on the outside as well. Please let me know thank you
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Old 30 May 2010, 11:31 pm
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Ugh...not this question again. You need to start reading the forums. Go to http://www.honda-tech.com/















you will learn a TON from the guys on there. The quickest and cheapest way to make real power is through a quality forced induction system. This includes turbochargers and superchargers. Most people will tell you to go with a turbo because of the systems greater tuneability and versatility. As for the outside, a high quality paint job in a color you love, some nice rims (not too big. if you go too big they'll be heavy and make the car much slower.) Lower the car with quality suspension...say some koni yellows with ground control coilovers. Don't forget that after you upgrade the power you need to upgrade the clutch, and while your at it you should prob go ahead and install a light weight flywheel. So lets add all this up.































Good turbo kit - $4000 (price once installed)















Tune - $600















Wheels and tires - $600















Suspension - $650















Paint - $1000















Clutch and flywheel - $400 (price once installed)































= way too much money to dump on a 95 civic.
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Old 30 May 2010, 11:46 pm
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if you want to hear the simple things to do without spendong a shit load of money get a intake headers and exhaust..an ecu chip which you can get off of ebay for like 20 bucks and in my opinion the best motor would have to be a b18 a1....to make it look sick get a nice lip kit not a body kit cuz they are retarded.. 17 inch rims look the best on civics.. skunk suspension lower it about 3 inches and paint your brake calipers to match the car not the rims and tint the windows you got yourself a nice civic
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Old 31 May 2010, 12:01 am
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first off id swap motors. either b or k series depending on how much you want to spend, your D series just doesnt have the potential that those motors have.















then you have to decide if you want to go NA or FI.















for FI you'll have to build your engine if you wnat any serious gains. expect to put 1000-2000 in parts into your motor to build it, another 4-5000 for the turbo kit (unless you know how to build a scrapyard turbo kit), and 3-500 for the tune (unless you can do it yourself)















if you go NA you wont make nearly as much power as you would going turbo, and for significant gains it will be much more costly. the easiest thing you can do is I/H/E (cold air intake, headers, exhaust piping) since those are all bolt ons and wont create enough of a difference for you to need a tune, but you wont get more than 10-20% HP gain out of those (more likely between 10-15%). after that you can increase the comp ratio, get a tune, etc but its going to start costing more and more.































DO NOT GET A "PERFORMANCE CHIP". those things do not work and will ruin your engine. all that they do is change your A/F ratio and mess up your engine. if you wnat to get chipped, you have to get your specific set up dyno or street tuned. every now and then you can find a basemap that is for your specific set up from various tuners, but those basemaps are from cars that they personally dyno tuned.
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Old 31 May 2010, 12:16 am
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You need to do A LOT more research. Throwing parts at it cause people recommended them is gonna get you nowhere real fast if you have no clue what your doing or what your plans are.































The following websites are you friends in the world of tuning:















http://www.google.com/















http://honda-tech.com/ (as mentioned in another answer)















http://www.d-series.org/















http://www.hondatuningmagazine.com/index.html















http://www.hondaclub.com/forum/civic-del-sol-crx-fit/















http://forums.nwp4life.com/
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