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Old 09-22-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

So I literally just got the new Si today. It's my first sporty car, and I want to make it faster. What are some of the most effective mods you'd recommend I do to make it quicker?
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

Full race turbo kit.
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Full race turbo kit.
That WOULD be nice... But I'm talking about beginner mods at first.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

stickers lots and lots of stickers or the search button lots and lots of searching
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

I did search a little. Sorry if I'm being annoying, but this is my first sports car. I didn't know is the 2012 was different than the 2011 or prior years. The whole thing is, I was to start off sort of slow then get bigger mods. My ultimate goal is to get my car so that it's as fast or faster than my buddy's car.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

well what does your buddy drive because there really aren't any quick inexpensive mods you can get that ere going to do much for you.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

First mods, I'd say tint and rims.
From what I heard, there's not much performance mods out for the 9th gen right now.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

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well what does your buddy drive because there really aren't any quick inexpensive mods you can get that ere going to do much for you.
He has a 2000 Trans Am WS6. From what I remember him saying, his mods are:

Heads
Cam
Stall
Gears
Full Intake
Full Exhaust
Upgraded fuel system
Dyno tune

I believe it put down 420-450rwhp and 400rwtq. He used to have a nitrous kit, and back then it put down just under 600rwhp and rwtq. But he sold that a few months ago, so I don't have to worry about that. I've seen some civics make 600+hp so I was hoping after I get used to this car, I could spend some real money and get up to his level.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

You'd probably have to spend more on your engine then you did on your car to get those kind of numbers. My buddys stock trans am ls1 w/ auto trans runs a 13.7 on bald tires, I can't imagine how fast your buddys 600rwhp ws6 must have been. If you got the cash go for it, nothing better then seeing a little 4 banger rip on American muscle. My best advice, enjoy your brand new car. Learn everything about it, drive it hard, and when the good feeling of having a new car wears off, starting modding it. Nothing better then getting used to your car, then installing something new and falling in love again.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

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I believe it put down 420-450rwhp and 400rwtq. He used to have a nitrous kit, and back then it put down just under 600rwhp and rwtq. But he sold that a few months ago, so I don't have to worry about that. I've seen some civics make 600+hp so I was hoping after I get used to this car, I could spend some real money and get up to his level.
450whp is easily achievable with the prior generation of k24, but the new k24 hasn't been experimented with much yet so it's hard to say how well the head flows. Realistically you would need to spend $6000-$8000 on a turbo kit that would put you in the same power range as your buddy, but you might need to have some patience since most parts are in the development stage.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

Don't know if this helps or not. But his car runs high 10's in the 1/4. with nitrous it was low 10's.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

You also gotta watch it with that brand new car though as well. I imagine it has some sort of warranty right now through Honda and doing any un approved mods can void the warranty. If you do anything that modifies the engine you may need to contact them to see if it will void it or not. For now I would just focus on cosmetic and suspension if possible. More mods will come out as time progresses and more people experiment.
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Re: Just got a 2012 Civic Si Coupe, what should be my first mods?

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Don't know if this helps or not. But his car runs high 10's in the 1/4. with nitrous it was low 10's.
Well, looks like you bought the wrong car. To get 10 seconds out of a civic basically makes it unstreetable and you have to put the price you paid for it new into it again .. Should have just bought a new mustang, you would already be quite a few steps ahead. Not to sound like a stereotypical muscle car redneck but civics wern't meant to hang with muscle cars, there nice handling cars that are kind of sporty, I woudln't even go as far as to call an si a "sports car", its just a sporty version of a regular compact car.
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