['03 civic] help?

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i bought a '03 civic ex coupe used with an auto tranny and 40k miles on it. i wanted to increase the performance so i can go to school and work(70miles) faster than i normally would with the stock stuff inside. im not real good with cars and my friend tells me to put an intake and supercharge it but first i wanted to get some more help. can anyone help me with this? i want to add like 50-80hp to it if its possible.


also i wanted to change my interior colors. i got the ivory interior and its just ugly i hate it. i want to change it to a light grey/black interior but is that possible?

and anybody know anywhere to get leather seat covers, that can pass as real leather seats? thx


and pls dont hate on me cause i have a civic, tell the truth i wanted to get a g35 coupe or mdx but little sister is almost at the driving age. cant hand down a mint condition car to her like an mdx or g35.

posted by  kimimaru

Wrong reason. I'm sure that car is fast enough to be illegal now, so you're just telling us you're going to be racing it to school and work every day?
The last thing we need is another maniac trying to race on the streets.

posted by  windsonian

well i dont know nething bout cars to begin with and i never said i wanted to race. but i wanted to increase the pickup speed if thats even possible when i meant performance since it feels like i always have to floor it to get it moving. more hp = better pickup rah?

also bout the interior question. is it possible to change the color scheme of the interior? basically everything from the carpet, dash and ceiling

posted by  kimimaru

Of course you can change the interior, provided you're willing to spend the money on it.

I have no problem with you wanting to add power to your car, but you said you wanted to drive 70 miles faster than you normally would. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume that most of that is freeway (or at least main road) driving. That would mean that once you're up to speed, you shouldn't need any extra power. So the power increase wouldn't really help you get there quicker (maybe 30 seconds for the speeding up you have to do when you do hit traffic, turns, lights etc..)

Sorry, I've had my rant. Now, onto the real problem.

Maybe add intake and an exhaust system. I don't think you'd get decent performance out of a turbo or supercharger without upgrading the exhaust.

posted by  windsonian

hey thnx. the "70miles faster" thing is not what i meant now that i read that old post (1am post=tired), it was mostly the pickup speed. but yea, i want to beat the early morning traffic to get to my classes u know. it sukcs being in traffic for more than an hour.

can i ask which company intake and exhaust would be good and durable? i notice theres alot googling it.

posted by  kimimaru

Your car stock can already go faster than any speed limit.

posted by  Oomba

don't know a whole heap about it, but a lot of people seem to like greddy or borla. do a search on these forums for exhaust or something ... this is a question that comes up regularly.

posted by  windsonian

check around at your local exhaust and muffler shops. They can usually custom bend an exhaust for you for cheaper than you could buy online. All you would need is a muffler of you choice and maybe a high flow cat

posted by  bigdaveangell

Amen...I hate maniacs :ohcrap: :banghead:

posted by  Cliffy

depends how much money you wanna spend i personaly think you should turbo chage it and a cold air intake

posted by  lamboluver

go with greddy catback exhaust, aem cold air intake, not short ram, and get a 4-1 header. that would get u a little more horsepower. supercharge it later, that would be too much money right now.

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Umm, wow, or, hmm, when did you learn all that shit?

posted by  99integra

well the way i know that is because this is jeromy with the supra, not cera.

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Damn this shit is confusing, that did clarify it though :thumbs:

posted by  99integra

sorry it's so confusing. but if it wasn't for me many people around here wouldn't know shit about cars or trucks.

posted by  SyntheticTrust

HAH, smartass :laughing:

posted by  99integra

Damn, for once you thought I was smart.

posted by  SyntheticTrust

Who?
Jeremy or Cera :laughing: :doh:

posted by  99integra

I am smart...all Jeremy's are very intelligent....its a proven fact :laughing:

posted by  GonnaDie4TheGov

yeah yeah yeah

posted by  SyntheticTrust

o wow. thnx for the info. my spending limit is $1000 right now so i should be able to afford all that. except the super charge. will those work well with my '03 civic ex auto. =T

also how much HP will it add without the supercharge? i noticed theres also a V2 air intake. which would be better, V2 or a regular aem intake?

posted by  kimimaru

Yes it will all work with the auto and you should expect around 40-50 hp

posted by  99integra

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't get his hopes high, 99integra.

Try around 10-15.

posted by  Godlaus

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