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d16y8 cheap mods to make it faster? no boost!

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  1. HAZARDOUScivic

    HAZARDOUScivic New Member 5+ Year Member

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    hey im new around here i just wondering if any one knows any cheap mods to make my d16y8 a lil faster or get some horse power? im want to stay all motor for know if you know of anything let me know! i already have cold air intake,headers,stage 1 clutch(pointless i know), borla exhaust..:?::?: thanks


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  2. defvayne

    defvayne Set This World On Blaze!! Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Well you have the basic I/E/H setup. Its a mild setup for a lil get up and go. For what you want, you need to start by working on the internals for the motor and head. Try searching for ALL MOTOR D16 on google.
     
  3. HAZARDOUScivic

    HAZARDOUScivic New Member 5+ Year Member

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    thanks i thought about throwing new cam+gears but i just thought with the money ill spen on that i can use for swap i just dont know what swap to go with
     
  4. cvcrcr99

    cvcrcr99 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    You have one header, and one cam gear. An upgraded cam will require tuning. If you have the extra money for it, go for it. Don't expect much more than 10-15 hp gain from the cam though.

    How much money do you have to spend? How much power are you looking to get when your done with your car?
     
  5. io_303

    io_303 NIFOC Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    If you have done IHE and dont want a turbo, I would go with cams and a 50 shot with a little tune. You will notice a huge difference.
     
  6. whoopnip

    whoopnip Some Delicious Guy Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Props for someone with the same wheels as me. ;)

    The only way* to make a Civic fast is forced induction or a swap. :what:

    * You could have a fast N/A Y8 Civic, but that'd be expensive and difficult compared to the other options. And it's still not going to be nearly as fast as forced induction or a swap.
     
  7. got traction

    got traction i rock the sohc Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    all motor is the expensive way to go slow


    with that said. i guess you could do a high comp single cam...although it wouldnt be worth the time/money.
     
  8. Kensai

    Kensai ♪♫♪♫♪~ Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Well you can get hondata and go get the car tuned. It will probably get you around ~10whp and a little better gas mileage, but that's pretty much as fast as it's going to get without boost or internal engine mods.
     
  9. HAZARDOUScivic

    HAZARDOUScivic New Member 5+ Year Member

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    thanks im just gonna save some money and when taxes come ill get a swap im thinking ls/v or h22?
     
  10. Kensai

    Kensai ♪♫♪♫♪~ Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Ls/vtec!
     
  11. Esotericimage

    Esotericimage Try GOOGLE 1st Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Boost SOHC > swap
     
  12. whoopnip

    whoopnip Some Delicious Guy Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    :word: He said he doesn't want to boost, but it's still the best overall option.

    I love how every single "I want my car faster" thread ends up like this. It's just the right answer.
     
  13. revolver5446

    revolver5446 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    All these threads drive me nuts! Boost dude! Nuf said. Can't do jack with a Sohc Engine with out boost!
    Cheap way... Attach a leaf blower to your intake and put it on full blast should give like 200hp minimum...:shock:
     
  14. Szady

    Szady D-Series Master Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Um...no. A leaf blower wont do anything. The engine itself has more vacuum than a leaf blower can blow, so it'll just restrict the engine more than anything else.
     
  15. io_303

    io_303 NIFOC Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I still say slap a bottle on it.
     
  16. Esotericimage

    Esotericimage Try GOOGLE 1st Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    :word: 600 bucks and youll have a fastER civic, for how long, nobody knows!
     
  17. HAZARDOUScivic

    HAZARDOUScivic New Member 5+ Year Member

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    leaf blower lol ya tripping too mouch youtube.......ls/v
     
  18. bmx4life54321

    bmx4life54321 saving neglected honda 5+ Year Member

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    if you know what your doing and install the nitrous right and get the proper plugs you dont have to worry about blowing it up. best $350 bucks you'll spend!! and get a bottle warmer and dont use the WOT if the kit comes with it
     
  19. oc_civic

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    THIS...

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  20. ohsnapzitzmeng

    ohsnapzitzmeng New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    lmao with the picture, yes theres alot of newbies here and i hate these threads also. swap, fawk the nos it blows literally
     


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