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Old 06-14-2004, 11:59 AM
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hey everyone... i'm in the process of purchasing a 97 civic dx hatchback with 95k on it... i really wanna do some mod's to this car but i'm very new to the tuner game. im looking for some quick tips, hints, or tricks as well as a little bit of guidance into this all... i want to make my car as powerful as i can without paying outrageous amounts of money. im not so concerned with looks as i am with power and speed.. i obviously want to put on an exhaust, cold air intake, headers etc. but i know very little about these things or what brands are good or what things i should be looking for when i'm ebay ing for all this ****. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

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Old 06-14-2004, 02:51 PM
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If you want to be quick, consider an engine swap. If not, the intake & exhaust is the best place to start.
 
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Old 06-14-2004, 03:38 PM
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is yor civi a VTEC? if so then your off to a good start. As far as EBAY goes, just remember that you get what you pay for. Dont fall for the $10 "chip" that will give you 25 HP. Research everything before you buy it, then find the best price. Search this Forum for some good ideas on what you should go for.
 
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Old 06-14-2004, 04:21 PM
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well im pretty sure an engine swap is outta the question right now...im having a hard enough time paying for the car! [&:] i don't think i have the vtec..im pretty sure it's just the standard 1.6 sohc...i intend on putting a k&n cold air intake...any suggestions on an exhaust? i was also considering a racing clutch... any ideas? i was also curious as to what it would take to get a turbo put on that engine... is it even possible/worth the trouble? any other tips, tricks, and advise would be taken with much thanks...thanks for your help guys.

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Old 06-14-2004, 07:27 PM
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I THINK YOU SHOULD JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU GET SOME MONEY AND DO A SWAP. BECAUSE BY THE TIME YOU PUT A NEW CLUTCH, INTAKE, AND EXHAUST YOU ARE GOING TO BE DISSAPOINTED WHEN YOU GET SMOKE BY A STOCK SOHC VTEC OR KILL BY A DOHC MOTOR. TRUST ME I DID THE SAME THING AT FIRST AND ALL I DID WAS WASTE MONEY TWICE BECAUSE I WANTED MORE SPEED. ANYWAY GOOD LUCK WITH IT.
 
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:36 PM
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The turbo and install will run the cost of a b series engine......
 
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