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hi im trying to modify my honda civic a little..and was wondering what would be the cheapest way to add some hp to my car?
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Re: Adding HP

How much power do you want to add?
What model is your civic?
Whats your budget?
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Re: Adding HP

A horse in the front - they add no extra mileage. Ferrari emblem works as good - they are a horse anyway.
Seriously, now, worthy power mods are not easy if yours is a non-Si (US) or Non-SiR (CA).

Ah, Ok, found it, you posted a question on the Introduction forum instead of introducing yourself. Yours is a EX, so it's one of the hard-to-get HP models, sorry.

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Re: Adding HP

like 50...and its an EX...dont really have a budget maybe like 300
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Re: Adding HP

prepare a lot of grass for the horses...
The minimum is the crower stage 1 cam, 490 bucks new. and won't give you 30 grass-eaters without intake/exhaust on a D17A2. Lots of guys have history on trying that. Woops. yours is a 2k, so it's not a D17

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Re: Adding HP

what kind of intake should i get for it?? and what would u recommend for an exhaust?
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Re: Adding HP

this guy put a PVC pipe in there, but put a decent filter to it...
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There is a sticky right above your post as well...
Search is your friend...
https://www.civicforums.com/forums/1...ions-here.html
read around instead... Helps on your reps.

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Re: Adding HP

whats a sticky?? and i actually have an LX didnt realize i put and EX...
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you DO realize that i did post a link in my reply, right? ............................
And if it's a LX, the best you can get is 3 ponies from Intake and exhaust. don't believe in ads....

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Re: Adding HP

ya i noticed. im just a tad bit busy at the moment do go searching around
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Re: Adding HP

what would u say about a k&n filter...any good?
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Re: Adding HP

K&N filters are good, but you need to take some time and research. Adding 50hp is a big deal and it would take at LEAST $2000.

An authentic K&N intake alone would be your entire budget.

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Re: Adding HP

Yeah man. Intakes aren't going to add any noticeable amount of oomph....especially to a Civic. If you want any power, you're gonna need pretty much all the stuff that was listed earlier, intake, headers, exhaust, cams. Gonna be a pretty penny.
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Re: Adding HP

To add that kind of hp you are talking a high compression setup on the vtec block, which is going to get costly since you will need to build the bottom end a bit. I have a 98dx with the nonvetc motor and its got cold ait intake/K&N filter, DC header 4-2-1 catless to an apexi catback with full msd ign system and I am probably just around the same specs as the vtec motor or a little less, the D series motor does not get much from a bolt on unless you talk cams or other internals. Bisimoto makes cams for the D series and yes there are some D series out there that make great power but they are built up engines. Here is the link for you; http://bisimoto.com/store/index.php?...h=5_9_66_70_81

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Re: Adding HP

http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...Prod=69-1011TP
i was thinking about buying this k&n air intake for my honda. Is this any good? and will it fit my car because it doesnt show
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Re: Adding HP

Save your money and get an ebay intake tube then pair it with a k&N filter, they are much lower cost than a K&N tube, then pick up the filter that fits your tube. The previous owner got his aem intake for my car for $40 bucks used.

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Re: Adding HP

so what should i put in the search bar because there are so many of them..and its hard to find honda civic 2000 intake tube's. i just chekced it out.
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Re: Adding HP

http://shop.ebay.ca/i.html?_nkw=2000....c0.m270.l1313
gee that was easy lol. pick one that suits your fancy for the si engine, order, install put a good filter on it and enjoy.

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Re: Adding HP

When I went through my Paul Walker phase, i bought an intake for my Corolla. just be careful that the pipe is thoroughly cleaned. The one i got off of ebay has stuff still inside the pipe. just a heads up for ya.
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Re: Adding HP

thanx guys. you all have been a lot of help...see im just staring off on working on my car..just got out of high school and want to learn how to do these things..
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Re: Adding HP

http://www.4shared.com/document/WjHu...ic_manual.html
download that manual tons of info that you will find useful also buy the haynes or chilton repair manual for the car they are great to have with tons of info.
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Re: Adding HP

No problem. Most of us started with intakes. I'm still saving up for my exhaust system. Just waiting for something to make me pull the trigger.....
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ya i got the haynes one. and ya ill start doing some more research on my free time. hey if i were to get new headlights that had halo rings on them do i have to re wire it for that??
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wire the halos into the running lights, the rest of it is plug and play I have them on my car now.
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thanx man! now i wanted to change the colors in my gauge clusters and i changed the big one that powers the top but the little ones i dont know what size they are?? do u
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Re: Adding HP

194s I think? Here is a diy for you; http://www.diymyhonda.com/civic/inst...-light-change/ also check out superbrightleds.com they are good site and opt for the more expensive ones the cheaper ones tend to look faded a bit once you put power to them.

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Re: Adding HP

well the power options pretty much boil down to 3 routes.

~NO2 (nitrous oxide injection) possible to build off $500 (before tax, unless you buy used)

~turbocharged, well over $3000 (before tax, unless you buy used)

~swaping out your engine for another, don't worry about this it would cost far more then your car, better off to buy a new car, like an acura rsx-s with the k20 engine in it.

i have over $2100 into my car for mods and probably havn't made any real power, yet.
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