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Old 04-08-2006   #1
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Is a 2005 civic coupe DX worth racing?

I recently was thinking about spending money on performance parts (not on stuff like body kits, lights, etc.) but.... seeing my civic is the DX edition (I think that is the cheapest civic haha).... would it be worth it? or should I myself the money?

P.S. I am a newbie when it comes to cars and racing, but I'm willing to do a lot of research to start getting into it.
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If you race it against another civic dx, then it is worth racing, otherwise no...
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unless you swap it out or go forced induction it will always be slow
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^^^^ true, i wasted $2,000 of my saved hard earned money for 4 WHP.......when i should have saved it more for a swap, but hey,m live and learn.....but u just cant beat the gas mileage :-D


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if you are committed then swap, if not then save your money and trade up later on
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Yeah....it all depends on your budget though. My car is extremely competetive and fun to drive. Best thing you can do now is research, and while you research save every penny for either F/I or K-swap. ....read up in the FAQ's.
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If you wanna be the fastest and win competitions then no! But if you wanna race for fun... do what you want and have fun!
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^^^^ true, i wasted $2,000 of my saved hard earned money for 4 WHP.......when i should have saved it more for a swap, but hey,m live and learn.....but u just cant beat the gas mileage :-D


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YES it is worth racing.

All these people are talking about driving straight.

Invest in some suspension upgrades and start autox-ing by finding a SCCA Solo2 event near you.
You'll have more (legal) fun than you've had your entire life.
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i giggled at the tittle.....research please..type turbos swaps hp gains random stuff like that and look up stuff O_O ...DX worth racing ...giggle giggle
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YES it is worth racing.

All these people are talking about driving straight.

Invest in some suspension upgrades and start autox-ing by finding a SCCA Solo2 event near you.
You'll have more (legal) fun than you've had your entire life.
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YES it is worth racing.

All these people are talking about driving straight.

Invest in some suspension upgrades and start autox-ing by finding a SCCA Solo2 event near you.
You'll have more (legal) fun than you've had your entire life.
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Turbo it, I promise you it will be worth racing!
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Turbo it, I promise you it will be worth racing!
How much whp would you make if you turbo a '05 dx?
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lol your SN is euroemII and you live in canada . and EMII's arent euros btw. but as for your question, are you looking for straight line power or cornering? from what i can tell, your looking for power. if you are, get a N20 kit and start sprayin.
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if its a civic... its not going to be cost worthy to race it. For the amount of money you would spend to make a civic even quick, you could get a much nicer car and make it fast.

If you want straight line speed, get an engine swap and turbo, or get a different car for cheaper and a built/turbo motor. All for less than the civic itself.
If you want to corner, get a different car that isnt FWD as FWD is bad for getting the balance of a car right
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lol your SN is euroemII and you live in canada . and EMII's arent euros btw.
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euro=where I am originally from, emII=the car that I own

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but as for your question, are you looking for straight line power or cornering? from what i can tell, your looking for power. if you are, get a N20 kit and start sprayin.
What I am looking for is to give the dx a little more kick so when some guy in a lancer or sunfire pulls up i can smoke him no prob...i don't want to do NOS so i was thinking if I can get a decent gain from turbo that would be the way to go...the car was cheap so I have a few grand to spend, but I also don't want to spend a ton of money on a cheap car, so swaps and stuff are out of the question...thats why I am asking how much power I can gain from turbo...
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the only way to get any power w/o nos or swap is to turbo. And turboing is going to cost about as much as a motor swap. If you want a faster car, get a faster car. sorry
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this topic is stupid...to make any car fast, it's gonna cost some money. There's really no such thing as cheap speed (besides n2o,even that isnt fast all the time). Whenever you what a car faster, its going to cost some money. Unless your happy with a high 14-15 sec car. (which isnt fast)
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I don't get people on this site, someone asks a question but instead of getting a straight answer all they get is attitude.
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cause these questions have been answered millions of times and it gets very annoying when someone posts these stupid threads....its really not that hard to click on the search button and look, or even at the bottom of this thread, there are always links to other threads that are bascailly identical, if you want a fast civic all you can do is NOS turbo or engine swap which has been said like 10 times in this thread already
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Not only that, but think about it. If Civics were meant to be race cars, then they'd be faster from the factory. And wouldn't get 38 MPG. I remember seeing in someone's sig that said something like...Modding a 7th gen to be fast is dumb, That'd be like modding a Mustang to get better gas mileage
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cause these questions have been answered millions of times and it gets very annoying when someone posts these stupid threads....its really not that hard to click on the search button and look, or even at the bottom of this thread, there are always links to other threads that are bascailly identical, if you want a fast civic all you can do is NOS turbo or engine swap which has been said like 10 times in this thread already
I didn't ask how to make my civic super fast, I asked what would happen if I get a turbo...so far no one has said how much power can be gained, all I hear is do this or do that...So what if these questions have been answered, not everyone has been around for five years, they should be allowed to start threads if they want...if there is someone who wants to answer their question then they can, if not no one is forcing them to say anything...
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Not only that, but think about it. If Civics were meant to be race cars, then they'd be faster from the factory. And wouldn't get 38 MPG. I remember seeing in someone's sig that said something like...Modding a 7th gen to be fast is dumb, That'd be like modding a Mustang to get better gas mileage
but mustangs aren't really fast AND get bad gas mileage. You are implying they are at least fast.
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I didn't ask how to make my civic super fast, I asked what would happen if I get a turbo...so far no one has said how much power can be gained, all I hear is do this or do that...So what if these questions have been answered, not everyone has been around for five years, they should be allowed to start threads if they want...if there is someone who wants to answer their question then they can, if not no one is forcing them to say anything...

Your answer can be found in the Forced Induction section of the forum. It depends on how you build your engine and your turbo setup. And off the top of my head from about 150 to 500hp.
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