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What can I do performance wise for a SOHC Civic engine??

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Old 07-05-2006, 10:29 PM
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I want to know what mods I can do to gain HP, I don't want to do a swap either. I already have a cold air intake but what can I do about cams, pistons, and all that??
 
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:36 PM
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are you trying to stay N/A? what are your goals for this car? how much are you willing to spend.
 
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:37 PM
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If your willing to change pistons, you might as well get an engine swap. But first, what car do you have and what is the engine that is currently in there?
 
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:47 PM
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he said he "DIDNT" want an engine swap^^^
 
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which engine?
 
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he said he "DIDNT" want an engine swap^^^
Well yea, but if he is gonna take the engine apart to change pistons it will the same cost and labor to do a swap.
 
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:58 AM
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I have a 1.6L eingine in a 1997 EX Civic and i'm willing to spend maybe around 1 to 2 thousand.
 
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turbo kit is gonna be your best bet with 1 to 2 thousand dollars...
 
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OR, if you want to stay NA, with 2k you can easily get new valvetrain, throw a stage 2 cam in there, then get some high compression pistons (maybe 11:1, 11.5:1) and some forged rods. All these quality parts can be found on ebay, you dont have to get no name brand. People sell JE and weisco pistons for $300, same for some eagle rods, about $200 for cam, and skunk2 or crower springs and retainers for the same, so you got say $1200 in parts, and $800 for labor. That would make for kick a** NA D-series.
 
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^^^i like the way this guy thinks. get a stage 2 crower N/A cam and whatever valvtrain their website says you need with that, some JE flattop pistons and some Eagle H-beams. get someone to do the pistons and rods, then do the headwork yourself, then take the money you save by doing your own head work and get a good tune. you should be well over 200hp with that setup....oh and you might wanna start saving $$ for an exhaust and header. also...i'd start researching ITB's if i were you. N/A hondas LOVE them.
 

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