i recently got a civic 1994 1.4 how do i make it faster??


Asked by Oct 08, 2010 at 06:10 PM about the 1994 Honda Civic Coupe

Question type: Car Customization

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well the only prob with trying to do that it will eventaully take mopre gas and thats about it

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first thing is put a cold air induction on it,that will give you at least 5 more hp.

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first off how much you really able to spend just on the drivetrain/ engin? if you have $5000-$6000 i would recomend a engine swap and then bolt on parts... if you do bolt on parts on the original engine then probably with turbo kit would get you 80 to 90 hp extra until you would have to do engine work from making your engine into a timebomb of trouble. Try doing a h22 or b16 swap but if your able to get your hands on a k20 or k24 then take it. stock on those you can get from 180 to 200+ hp and ALOT more torque to the crank compared to the stock engine having only 95hp to the crank. K20 in gocart (classic civic) will make it rip the streets like no other.

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you big dumn ass,go to school and learn something.want to bet I have never DYN'D a motor,think again,been doing this work for 35 years,what about you,just starting out??and YES a cold air induction WILL GAIN 5 HP,with nothing else,learn before you post.

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Sell it and buy a real car.


You can take a D16z6 head off of the single cam Vtec engine, or the D16y8 head (which is also a single cam vtec head) and they will bolt straight to your block. this will take some rewiring for the vtec, and you will need to work with your ECU as well. This is called a mini me swap, also refered to as a frankinstein build. it is one of the fastest ways to keep the engine you have, and get more HP out of a single banger. A good website to check out for D-series engines and how to build them is D-series.org it will be able to answer any question you have in one of the forums if you just look for it. Also a great book to buy for some reading about building performance out of honda engines is "high performance honda builders handbook" you should be able to pick this book up for around 15 dollars. I hope this helps you, and gets you started on your project. I started with a single cam in my civic, so if you have any questions feel free to add me and ask away. P

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He may be new, but I am pretty sure he at least knows how to spell dumbass....

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Google would have given you plenty of answers. Or buying a book. The science of it isn't that complicated depending on how far you want to go with it. But since you're posting on this forum, it probably means that you aren't aiming to beat redline time attack records so its not necessary to go into induction length/acoustics, bore sizes for ideal flow rates at specific RPMs or IBT tuning ( yes call me a troll ). Thankfully you've bought a honda civic which means plenty of aftermarket support so its pretty much a no brainer. The best power for dollar option would be of course forced induction, and a turbocharger would be great. It has its complications though and requires major surgery so you'd best speak to a reliable mechanic about that. If however, you choose the authentic honda naturally aspirated route like so many people are into apparently, its gonna be more expensive but you'll get some pretty decent power to weight ratio. Don't expect huge gains from every single mod you put in though. Its the summary of the modifications that work together to get you additional power. Apart from the standard breathing stuff ( intake with proper induction length and in a shielded box and 4-2-1 exhaust system of suitable bore ), more aggressive cams are a must, along with port matching, a gas flowed head, upgraded valve springs and retainers, an entire fuel system upgrade, spark plugs and power coil, exhaust ceramic job with wrappings, aftermarket ECU and then have the whole setup tuned. With off the shelf aftermarket parts, the math has already been calculated for you so all you really have to figure out is what kind of torque curve you're aiming for and get the parts for it and have a specialist tune your chip.

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YEA,and I can spell SMARTASS,as well.


trade it in on a Dodge.no seriously,start with a hi-flow air filter if one is available.then exhaust.remember,an engine is nothing but an air-pump.more air in,more air out.

THANK YOU,for posting the high flo air,as you can see I got a lot of crap about the cold air induction.

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take out the old engine and drop a k20 turbo in it.....and u will be walkin over everything tht comes in ur path................except supras thts the only thing

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b18a1 out of a 90-93 integra put a turbo on it and get a gsr trans. k-series trans are weak and break way to easy


save some money and get a J-series V6 from an accord, or spend some money and get a j32a2 v6 v-tec from an acura cl or tl those engines are bad ass. http://www.hondatuningmagazine.com/tech/htup_1008_j_series_engine_swaps/index.html there is a ton of info out there on this swap


dude i would look for a b-16 or 18 engine there double overhead cam. thy can book dude and its only a 4 cylinder and they smoke 6 cylinders


might also want to look and see if it is the 1.5 or 1.6................... honda has never made a 1.4. might have some problems finding parts with the wrong engine size


bore out the heads. that'll increase it by ATLEAST25 -40 hp. put in a DOHC. theres literally hundreds of things u could do to increse HP. with gas prices...u def dont wanna vehicle to guzzle more gas. sooooo what if ur not the 1st 1 to the checkered flag. buyin a 94 civic...im guessin ur not rich & at $4/gal...the more HP....the thirstier ur car is gonna get.

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i def would get atleast a 2.0 SOHC. mine is a SOHC. i still can do 40mpg on the freeway. its also 1 of the lightest civics of any generation (coupe) & it def isnt slow.


the only thing to say is to probably go with a type of turbo that has a variable waist gate that way then you can probably suit that to your car and all


depends what u want, if u want to change ur motor completely, ive heard of a frankentstien motor, i believe its a b20 block with a b18 head, i think, i could be wronge, but google it. or , if u want to turbo it, turbos are better on sohc. so either use ur motor or upgrade to d15 (the jdm one) or d16. theres so many didfferent things u can do to it, thats the best thing about hondas, and its just deciding what u want. no answer is wrong. as for the accord motor, if i was going to put a motor from an accord , id pick the jdm f20. u dont need a v6 to go fast, bigger doesnt always mean faster, i have a couple friends who put h22s in their civic and they still arent as quick as some b18's or b16's i know. if u want a cheap way to add just a couple horses, just put an aftermarket cold air intake, good spark plugs (i use the e3's) and good spark plug wires. and an exsaust.

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Buy a fartcan on ebay

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