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Beefing up a D172A engine

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:33 PM
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So, my question is, what do I need in order to make Civic faster? I have bolt ons such as magna flow high flow cat and cat back exhaust, dc header, custom test pipe. I'm just finishing putting in a Crowler camshaft, a throttle body spacer. I heard the cam gear for the D17 engine was a waste. I'm looking into a fuel pump, rails, and injectors next, but what else can I do to my car before I put in a turbo?
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:37 PM
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:46 PM
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Any suggestions for anything else if I choose not to go turbo, only because my wallet won't let me ATM >.<
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:58 PM
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I would just wait. That engine, or pretty much any D-series, is a waste for N/A without spending a lot of money like you would for turbo.
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:02 PM
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Engine swap... heard Thanks
 
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yea just buy pieces little by little for the turbo set up until you have everything, the money you have spent already on all that stuff could have been a great start.
 
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Well I wouldn't do that (engine swap)... It would cost as much as, if not more than, a turbo setup, seeing as your only option is a K-series swap.


You really just need to try not to rush things. If you don't got the money, you don't got the money. Piece together a kit slowly like 94civichatchback said. That's what I'm doing. It's been almost a year, but i'm finally almost done. I have pretty much all the turbo parts, just need a new clutch, some head work done, and a new transmission... and really, all that is just my own options considering none of that is really required besides turbo setup and a better clutch.
 

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