whats the best street setup for my civic?


Asked by Mar 08, 2009 at 09:22 AM about the Honda Civic

Question type: Car Customization

whats the best street setup for my civic? for an affordable price of course...anyone familiar with japanese cheaper after-market parts?

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what do you mean by set up? do you mean in terms of engine mods or wheel setup?


both...i mean, i like the simple look on my car but when it comes to performance, its just so-so...i would really love a little more horsepower and handling...

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well by the looks of things your car seems pretty well modified already. at this point the only way you could get more power would be by either getting a different engine like a b18 or a k20, or building your current one. as for exterior work i'd say get some new wheels and maybe a lip kit.

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im planning to purchase a new set of low profile 15-inch rims and touring tires next month...just bough new shocks...isn't the b-18 kinda expensive?

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yeah a new engine would cost a lot. well i looked at your list of mods and you could use an aftermarket header

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My input for a fun car, with your current format, is to either keep N/A spec by going ls/vtec route or just install a jackson supercharger. Both options i've listed are cheaper than engine swaps and is a plus for reliable+fun factor. As for suspension, coilovers are the way to go and pair them up with some nice sway bars. Even though this setup won't give you monster +250 horsepower, it will surely be a fun and reliable car. Possibly be keeping up with the wrx and rsx-s. This setup could be sourced for less than $2000, so use your money wisely and research is the key!Anyhow, good luck with the build.

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right...for a fun car,i really need a bit more...but less than 250bhp...my engine's single-overhead so turbo isnt applicable...just bought a K&N filtercharger, high-tension wires, and sway bars for a start...now im saving up for the next upgrade...thanks for the tip..

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Oops, from the pictures that were posted, i assumed that you had an B18B. Well i think any further upgrade to your sohc engine would be a waste of money(if it's not ex model), unless your goal is to get more mpg and sound effect. Anyhow, i think the cheapest route for a civic, when you don't want to blow a lot of money, is a b16(civic si) swap. If you feel like that's not enough, just replace the cams with some type R's, if that's still not enough just go for the b16+ supercharger. Though i've heard many success with a d16 turbocharge(ex models). Moreover, going fast in a straight line is boring and risk of getting a ticket.....

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what motor is already in there? d-series? turbocharging a d-series is very possible and not as expensive as you think. if you don't already have a z6 or y8 head then i would suggest that be your first step, this would give you some compression and you'd have vtec. you can turbo a d16y8 or z6 wtih a 35 or smaller trim turbo (for better spool) for 200whp without having to mess with the internals assuming you have a great tune.

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