Originally Posted by stevewiffer
My 1992 civic hatchback has a 1.4L 16valve engine. I love this car, but it's really slow...especially off the line. Once it gets into higher rpm ranges it's not so bad. So I'm wanting something to give me a little more torque, or acceleration.
My first thought would be a lightweight flywheel. Maybe open everything up with some new headers and exhaust? I've also heard that higher compression pistons will give me more acceleration, but i always thought those were just for turbo setups. That's really all i could come up with. What else could i do to increase acceleration? Any advice would be appreciated.
Good luck getting torque from that 1.4 without some intense work.
a. lightweight flywheel will help but I don't recomend them for daily driven cars, will take you a while to get used to and will eat up your stock clutch faster as well as burn more gas.
b. your car has a header, not headers.
c. exhaust will be loud and not all too beneficial
d. lower compression pistons are used on turbo setups
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