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Old 02-20-2004, 12:42 AM   #1
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Honda performance upgrades

I have a 1997 Honda Civic LX, I'm looking to spend between 1000-2000 on some upgrades engine/exhaust wise to improve the horsepower. I refuse to put any exterior upgrades on, due to the fact that my car just isn't fast. Currently I'm thinking AEM V2 Intake, and some sort of exhaust system(suggestions on that and anything else to help). Also, just wondering if performance spark plug wires increase acceleration at all? I'm not very knowledgable on cars, I just want to be able to compete w/ my friends cars when driving around. Thanks..
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:46 AM   #2
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Post some pics of your car...I like to see what the subject is.

(lets hope there's no neon lighting on it )
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:11 AM   #3
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here they are...typical civic

http://www.car-forums.com/talk/attac...entid=29&stc=1

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Old 02-20-2004, 01:15 AM   #4
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reminds me of how I parked my car...





except there was a reason I didn't do it in the garage. Not enough room...
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:19 AM   #5
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reminds me of how I parked my car...




except there was a reason I didn't do it in the garage. Not enough room...

ahh..yes it was a tight squeeze, but needed the lighting....
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:32 AM   #6
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reminds me of how I parked my car...





except there was a reason I didn't do it in the garage. Not enough room...
I thought you were only 15 satty



And for the Honda guy there are so many upgrades for Honda just look around i recomend Flowmasters for your exaust....Just becuse my old friend instals them haha anyways just look around online
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I thought you were only 15 satty



And for the Honda guy there are so many upgrades for Honda just look around i recomend Flowmasters for your exaust....Just becuse my old friend instals them haha anyways just look around online


I am only 15 until March 10th 2004. why do you....uh...wonder?
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I am only 15 until March 10th 2004. why do you....uh...wonder?
Because you said "reminds me of when i parked MY car"
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Because you said "reminds me of when i parked MY car"


ya....It was my car (not technically because yes, it was in my dad's name) but it was going to be my firts car. Then my sister ****ed it up so we sold it.
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:19 PM   #10
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2 grand???? wow. really depends on what you want done you can do a fair amount with 2 grand. exhaust intake. header adjustable cam gear/s depending on wether your b series or D series. cam/s . pssshhh you might even be able to find a turbo kit for 2 grand "maybe"
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What about chipping the ECU? It'll probably cost a couple of hundred $$$ and although the difference is only that of around 10bhp but it is noticeable and an uprated exhausted wont offer much more horse power and an uprated rear silencer wont offer any more power..just noise!
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thanks for all the suggestions, i'm definately leaning towards the header and exhaust, and cold air intake, and putting a chip in is a really good idea as long as i have this kind of money to spend...probably won't end up happening until this summer though...just want to do it in some warmer weather, i'll have a couple guys helping me out, so it should all be good. thanks again
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my suggestion is get a new car.......spending the 2G is worth what the results are going to be

BTW: i was just watching sport car revolution on speedvision and this guy with a prelude had spent $80,000 on mods and they did and dyno test and he ended up getting 156 hp .......i bet he felt like a real winner
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thanks for all the suggestions, i'm definately leaning towards the header and exhaust, and cold air intake, and putting a chip in is a really good idea as long as i have this kind of money to spend...probably won't end up happening until this summer though...just want to do it in some warmer weather, i'll have a couple guys helping me out, so it should all be good. thanks again
No problem, let us know how you get on!

lol at that idiot spending $$$ on his car for a stunning......156bhp, was it an old Prelude then as the new ones have that bhp standard output..at least!
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Old 02-27-2004, 12:22 AM   #15
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my suggestion is get a new car.......spending the 2G is worth what the results are going to be

BTW: i was just watching sport car revolution on speedvision and this guy with a prelude had spent $80,000 on mods and they did and dyno test and he ended up getting 156 hp .......i bet he felt like a real winner


yeah, that was my alternative, a different car, if i was going that route, i was thinking possibly a 1997 or 1998 3.0 Acura CL...have you guys heard anything negative on them? I've checked around a bit and they are running anywhere from 6000-8000 which is another 2000 on to what my car cost..so that would work about perfect, just don't want to have to go through the process of selling and loans again..but i think it'd be worth it
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