So dropped of my Car at JMO yesterday, come to find out the TC I bought for this car was for a 1996 hatch
Pretty frustrated since this was adveritised for my model.
So I am returning that one and JMO is going to custom build and tune me one using my original TC. With all the Mods this is certainly the quickest automatic civic I personally have ever been in, I am really excited to see how much power I will regain lost in stock TC's. I really think it is the biggest link when trying to make HP on an automatic, or should I say usable HP because I could make a 1000HP automatic but if I have a stock tranny and TC it dont mean s***
. In my opinion unless you do this Mod or something similar to your TC theres no point in hoping up an automatic because all that power you make will never be put to the wheels on a stock setup TC. These guys do all the TC's for the fullerton Police Department, and you know those things get abused
. In 2002 they also became affiliated with Toyotas TRD department in making custom TC setups for them. I am confident this will be the best upgrade to date and I am super excited to get it back! I have to say the price was very reasonable for the work, it cost about the same for my custom set up with oil cooler, custom TC, and tuning then it would be to fully rebuild the transmission with no upgrades, and they are replacing all the seals! So although the original TC was wrong it looks like it worked out for the better and I am excited as hell!! As for the JRSC I am still haggling with the guy, he seems to think he can still sell it for $500 under original retail
I told the guy he was smoking crack and when he cant sell it because no one wants a $1600 paper weight to call me. I said maybe 3-5 years ago you could get that price but the parts are impossible to find. No normal person is going to buy the SC when you can Turbo your car for half the price and get the same if not better results. But I told him he was in luck because I am not normal
and I want to supercharge my civic but I cant gamble close to $2000 on something that I may never be able to use especially since I would have to spend close to $1000 to get an AEM series2 tuning module to make it run properly. So we will see what he says, hopefully I can make him see the error of his pricing lol If I dont get the SC kit like I said most likley going to do a mini me, or a nitrous set up. The Megan racing exhaust is going on next week sometime as well. When all this is done I am going to start in on the looks, as for now shes a little sleeper
My goal for this car is to be able an humble some b-series fanboys, not only by beating them with a d-series but an automatic d-series lol We will see how that pans out
No but really I wanted to showcase this because for years I have seen people asking for info on how to hop up their D-series engine and 90% of the time the answer was "b-series swap!" I really got frustrated and sick of seeing this because to me thats should not be the answer, as if b series are the only engine in the world that can be modified? Come on, its just the most widely used and the Lazy way out In my opinion. To me that answer is like saying,"Just buy new ferrari they are way faster than civics and you don't have to do any mods!" Well Thats not the point we know ferraris are faster than civics but I have a civic d16 and I want to mod that I don't want to buy something else. So thats what I say to all those people who say "B-series swap"! I don't have a b-series and I dont want to swap it I want to use my mother f***ing d-series and I want helpful information towards doing so, I know I can swap it to a b-series and I don't f***ing want too!! lol Sorry just had to get that out there lol Hopefully people will see this thread and know there are all kinds of options out there you just have to work a little harder in some cases, and thats the case with the d-series. Most every mod I did took some extra fabrication being that it was automatic and an unusual engine to mod. The only things that didn't require extra work and were straight bolt on were fuel filter, headers, and fuel pump. Everything else required some kind of mod to fit the car properly. Anyways thats enough ramble for this update. Ill have pics and an update when the car is back from JMO.