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Old 06-07-2005, 02:30 AM
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I have a Civic EX 00' model. As you all know, it has the d16y8 motor. I have a SRI and a custom 2.25" cat-back exhaust and 9.3mm spark plug wires with Bosch Platinum 4 spark plugs. I'm getting a DC Sports 4-2-1 one piece header in about a week. What are some other things I could do to gain more HP? I do not have the money for a supercharger or a turbo or anything big like that, but I need to know some other things I could do to gain more HP. I'm looking for a lot of low end power. Pleasssse help me lol thanx
Old 06-07-2005, 10:49 AM
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First of all get rid of those plugs and throw them as far as you can. Put some NGK's in there. Pulley kit, short throw w/bushings, throttle body spacer, cam gears. Dont' know if that helps but just a few things.
Old 06-07-2005, 03:46 PM
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Bore throttle body, test pipe, camshaft, Cold air intake.
Old 06-07-2005, 04:35 PM
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It's all about getting as much air as you can in/out as fast as you can(to start). You have the exhaust part, after you get a high flow catalytic converter ($80-$250), now work on getting the air in- Cold Air intake (CAI), AEM is the bomb but pricey ($150-$250). Check out our new sponsor, K&N. I don't know if they make the actual intake for your car but their filters are awesome. A bigger throttle body is a good idea but aftermarket ones are expensive ($250-$400), from what I understand the Integra ones are bigger and you can find them at a junkyard or used on e-bay, then whichever you choose you should look into an intake manifold. The y8 IM is considered very close to the type-R manifold so you could just port match it to your new throttle body by getting it bored out, but if you have the cash go visit the guys at Skunk2.

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Old 06-07-2005, 07:27 PM
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First of all get rid of those plugs and throw them as far as you can.
I second that motion. everyone i know whos gotten those has had major repair work shortly thereafter from them running too hot. the bosch plats are fine, just stay away from the +4s.
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