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This is my first 5th gen, but most ive seen havent been this clean. I kinda wanna leave it stock engine wise, but.... its a civic. What do you guys think. she has close to 200k miles but still rides like a caddy


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well it's already not stock. even the engine looks like the wires have been tucked and a few parts replaced and painted.

but she looks nice! great buy.
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lowered,aftermarket bumpers (wooops! STOCK bumpers...), etc, etc... stock? naaaah R U in denial?
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This is my first 5th gen, but most ive seen havent been this clean. I kinda wanna leave it stock engine wise
Yeah, Nice car...

Not even close to stock.

'engine wise' being the question though....

If it was my daily driver then I would leave it stock. If it was my second car or weekend warrior then sky is the limit (or pocketbook, I guess)
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If you want a project, put train horns under the hood
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i was thinking more along the lines of cold air intake, full exhaust, maybe a skunk2 intake manifold. it is my DD because my impreza is a POS, but everywhere i go it pretty close. it was re-painted but for goodness sake i have the original window sticker lol. would it be worth the money for what power ill get from said items?
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a couple WDP (Wheel Dog Power ), afraid to say... they don't get much by bolt-ons. their gains are percentual of the origianl power, which is not much, so no, you will get only more noise and only slightly more power.
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so what would be the best swap? if im gonna go through the trouble i might as well boost what i put in it. something like a b18 probably wouldent fit right?
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i was thinking more along the lines of cold air intake, full exhaust, maybe a skunk2 intake manifold. it is my DD because my impreza is a POS, but everywhere i go it pretty close. it was re-painted but for goodness sake i have the original window sticker lol. would it be worth the money for what power ill get from said items?
bolt ons are a waste of money for that engine without cams/turbo. drop in a b18c1 or b18c5 and you'll be good. Used gsr motors are a dime a dozen. Or even an H22 shouldn't be hard to find cheap. Also could find a used k24 element motor for about the same price as all of those bolt ons.
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bolt-ons like intake and exhaust are a great choice if you have a high displacment engine because those cars usually have intake and exhaust systems designed to be quiet for operation in daily life. so if you open up the air flow buy adding bolt-ons you can gain some real power.

the problem is no civic has a high displacement engine. even the more aggressive k20 engines don't push much volume compared to what the intake and exhaust will allow.

sounds cool though!
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If you honestly don't plan on spending more than 1k for engine performance on your car, you might as well just go buy top brand headers, air intake, and full exhaust for a little HP a lot of noise. If you plan on adding 100+ actual HP then look into engine swaps and forced induction.
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