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is my vtec kicking????

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Old 08-04-2006, 03:01 PM
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hey. how do i know my vtec is working????? i installed muffler and cold iar intake and i feel no kick and no change in sound after all. what can i do to activate it and feel it and know it is working??? at what rev it kick in?? i have a 95 civic ex, d16z6 engine

what i do is star in first gear..switch to second in like 5000 rev and full throttle in secod till reach red line.. is that correct?? or maybe is becasue my muffler is kind of loud and i dont hear it?????
 
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:14 PM
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Your engine doesnt have a real noticeable VTEC sound since its not a DOHC VTEC. But you're doin the right thing and its probably ok. I have an 02 EX and the VTEC is very subtle when I need to get up an go.

 
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:44 PM
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VTEC isnt THAT great. Its not going to sound that loud unless you have a GSR or above. on sohcs vtec is not noticeable
 
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if it its not that great. than why is mini me swap so common?
 
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:03 PM
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Because it adds a little power? Im not sayin VTEC doesnt do anything, but its nothing THAT great. I have a SOHC Vtec motor and im running a 19T turbo at 10psi on it, and I cant really tell when vtec is kicking in.
 
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:52 PM
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hey can some body explain me what a mini me swap is?? how can i get it? and how much it cost? Thanks you all for helping me
 
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Old 08-05-2006, 12:55 AM
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mini me swaps are for heads that are non-vtec, like the d15y engine i do believe, please correct me if im wrong as i dont know all that much about em. but being that u have an ex and have vtec, u dont need a mini-me swap...
 
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link

dude idk if the wiring for the eg's are the same as the EK's but this should help if u want to REALLY know when vtec hits
 
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Old 08-05-2006, 02:10 PM
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LOL I know mine is working, I dont need some light to tell me so, im just sick of people making it seem like you get tossed into your seat when it kicks in
 
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