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want to add hp without turbo

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Old 11-08-2006, 08:40 AM
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what can i do to add hp to my 2003 civic lx coupe without turbo its too much money...i know cold air intake, but what else....how much hp can i get without turbo. i have 115 i want to add as much as possible
 
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:53 AM
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Default RE: want to add hp without turbo

different cams, exhuast, port and polish the head

you would be going the na route and im not too familiar with that.
 
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:55 AM
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i know what exhuast is but what is that other stuff and how much are they and where
 
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:07 AM
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To achieve significant horsepower n/a, you'll have to do a lot of work, and it'll almost definitely end up costing you way more money in the long run. Food for thought..
 
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:16 AM
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Nitrous, high compression pistons, valves springs retainers, cams.
 
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:03 AM
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an agressive head port and new cam and springs will give that the kick in the pants it needs
 
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a fully built engine, new pistons, rods, balancing everything, ported head, cam, adjusatble cam gear, ignition upgrades, quality exhaust and header. port matched intake manifold, larger throttle body, everything that is possible to do.

and then you need engine management such as hondata, crome, uberdata, aem ems, neptune, etc. and you would need to convert to obd1 whcih would make you no longer smog legal
 
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Old 11-08-2006, 11:54 AM
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You picked the wrong hobby if you want to go cheep.. but if you dont wanna do all this crazy stuff to the engine.. then i say swap a k20.... you could probably buy a real good turbo kit and get a real good tune and then some for the price of a k20 swap
 
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um...maybe u can jus consider to get a turbo kit then jus spend all that money on jus ur engine.........IMO
 
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K20 > modded D17.
 

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