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Old 02-11-2008, 09:09 AM
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Ok, i have a 1998 honda civic ex sedan. I have intake on it right now and am getting rims once spring comes. What is the best performance upgrade i can do without spending to much? I was Thinking about exhaust but i dont want abig ol fart can on the back. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:02 AM
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how all out do you wanna go? Are you gonna keep it N/A or some sort of F/I? Are you gonna build the engine? Auto-X? Or you just want some light bolt ons and suspension mods that will make it a daily driver? And what's your budget? Lots of factors, so the best performacne upgrade for one person could be compltely different from someone else.
 
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:36 AM
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for a nice looking exhaus for dd, get the apexi ws2, i run it, and love it on my 99 ex coupe, but it runs your $400+

or you could get a header for some low end torque, any name brand would work well, most go with dc? those are around $300 (dont buy one if your planning on going turbo)

get 15 or 16" rims too, i bought 17's and you can feel a dramatic loss in power due to the bigger tires, plus the rubber is more epensive when the time comes when yourrollin on bigger dubs[:@]



 
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:42 PM
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yeah im just looking to make a daily driver and dont want to spend too much money. So like 16's would be better on the car? I want to keep it bolt on in case i need to sell the car.
 
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:36 PM
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My friend has a 99 EX, what intake did you put on it? how much did it cost? I am also wondering what the deal with the stock air intake is, there is this big black plastic box which the air goes in?? all before the actual filter, whats that all about? can I just take it out?
 
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all that stuff does is resonate the incoming air so thatits quiet. u can take it all out cause it doesnt have any function if u have an aftermarket intake
 
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:03 PM
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16" wheels, a good setup of I/H/E, lowering springs/struts, strut bars. short shifter, super fun little car
 
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:24 AM
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suspension
 
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:10 AM
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so ur looking for cheap ways to make power? i would recomend getting an exhaust first, then maybe an intake or exhaust manifold. if your new at working on cars i wouldn't recomend doing an intake manifold bcuz there are plenty of problems that can happen.
 
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:17 AM
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he said best performance, not power.
 
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