what shall i purchase?

YoungKadafi

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So i have about 200 bucks to spend on something, i wanna know what performance upgrade i should buy? I have a 96 civic ex with these mods so far:
Cold air intake w/K&N
99-00 d16y8 exhaust manifold
Airmass 2.5" exhaust
Fuel pressure gauge
upgraded ground wires
coolant bypass
shortshifter
16" rims
advanced timing


thinking what should i purchase for around 200 bucks which doesnt require tuning?

If i cant find anything at all performance wise, im going to get the mugen carbon fiber sedan wing. and or SI type tails, fuel pressure regulator, new axles, canards and ventshade window visors.
 

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lol just saw this post on honda-tech.

but like the dude said on H-T, how is a y8 exhaust manifold a mod? isn't that what ur car come with already lol...

as for mods, maybe headers. or just save up ur money til u can buy something that will actually make power (ie - aftermarket camshafts)
 


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no, my car came with the cast iron, which had a recall, and is cracked. The 99-00 is a tubular design, and is pretty good. You think i should get cams? i really wanna slam it, but thats looking like 800 bucks easy. And im MN, winters are bad, and the roads are worse.
 

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YoungKadafi said:
no, my car came with the cast iron, which had a recall, and is cracked. The 99-00 is a tubular design, and is pretty good. You think i should get cams? i really wanna slam it, but thats looking like 800 bucks easy. And im MN, winters are bad, and the roads are worse.
Well seing as I live in NO and I've only even seen snow twice in my life(they were 2 ten minute flurries) I can't comment on a drop's practicality in winter but as far as price goes, I just got my AGX's and GC's for around $500 flat shipped to the door. I'm barely tucking stock 14's w/ doughnuts and I got like half the thread on the sleeve body left to drop.
 

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Get a Megan Header it will make the world of difference plus its been proven they are actually better than DC sport Header..
 

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Definately A Header. Megan Racing definately has the competition beat with pricing. I have a 4-1 w/ a race cat on my Si and love it.
 

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find a nice stage 1 clutch
 

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but i really want blackhopes spoiler, and i can get it for 150 bucks, and the dude lives 20 miles from me!!!!! You really think the megan will make that much difference? im now looking for reliability and know that the OEM 99-00 is built really well. I wish i had a picture of my car....wait ill post a bunch. tell me what i need body wise
 

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I hacked up my rear bumper last night trying to make a rear diffuser, looks REALLY bad so i need something to spice that area up a bit, probably gonna cut out the spare tire compartment so it doesnt show now.....ugh bad thing to do, but it really helps get the air out of the rear of the car.......I do need to repaint my bumper, well the whole car is scratched and dented. Tail lights are extremely ghetto. Rims suck, i want some bronze rims.....anybody have any ideas what would make my car look cleaner?
 

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holy 4x4 batman.
 

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get a megan or ebay header. i got my ebay header and cat for $90 shipped and there awesome
 

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I'm telling you Megan is good quality i've had my header on my car for like almost 2 years and I haven't had any problem with anything it's great craftsmanship! Believe me just go to there website and order one from there so that way you know you're getting a Megan Header no some cheap indonesia one....
 

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YoungKadafi said:
I hacked up my rear bumper last night trying to make a rear diffuser, looks REALLY bad so i need something to spice that area up a bit, probably gonna cut out the spare tire compartment so it doesnt show now.....ugh bad thing to do, but it really helps get the air out of the rear of the car.......I do need to repaint my bumper, well the whole car is scratched and dented. Tail lights are extremely ghetto. Rims suck, i want some bronze rims.....anybody have any ideas what would make my car look cleaner?
lets see some pictures..

in regards to megan racing header.. if you search you seem to find a lot of negative reviews on them.. parts breaking etc...

in regards to your part search there is not a ton you can get for under $200 that is quality but i just picked this up and the price is under 200

http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=86329

on a relatively stock car not sure the difference it would make but i noticed quite a bit of difference on my car..

good luck with the search..
 

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Yay for this month's Import Tuner. I'm going to have to type this all out but this might help you out a bit.

*Note: I'm just going to list off everything that's in this article. I'm not writing the descriptions... but if you want this more in depth just go pick up the magazine.

*Side note... the layout below will be as follows: product - website - price

Budget Buyer's Guide: 100 Great Parts Under $150
1) Skunk2 Racing Pro Series cam gears - Skunk2.com - $107.20
2) Magnaflow Universal Resonator - magnaflow.com - 119.00
3) Pasword:JDM radiator cooling plate - passwordjdm.com - 59.99-89.99
4) K&N stock replacement air filters - knfilters.com - check website
5) Turbosmart boost tee - turbosmart.com.au - 89.00
6) Greddy air diversion panel - greddy.com - 66.00-78.50
7) Sard fuel pressure regulator - more-japan.com - 135.00
8) Spoon sports air cleaner - spoonsports.us - 131.00
9) Hondata heatshield gasket - hondata.com - 50.00
10) Skunk2 test pipe - skunk2.com - 99.75
11) Sillen hi-flow intake kit - stillen.com - from 129.00
12) turboxs high performance boost controller - turboxs.com - 135.00
13) Vibrant performance flat black muffler - vibrantperformance.com - 119.00 (single tip), 149.00 (dual tip)
14) Blitz radiator cap - blitz-performance.com - 25.00
15) Perrin performance boost controller - perrinperformance.com - 79.99
16) Turbosmart blow-off valve - turbosmart.com.au - 149.00
17) Cusco oil catch can - napsusa.com - 112.00
18) Carbing catch tank - tein.com - 110.00
19) Greddy iridium spark plugs - greddy.com - 19.50-32.95
20) Greddy extreme timing belt - greddy.com - 142.00-206.00
21) Turboxs knocklite - turboxs.com - 129.00
22) Turboxs fuel cut defencer - turboxs.com - 129.00
23) DC sports universal muffler - dcsports.com - check website
24) A'pexi power intake - apexi-usa.com - check website
25) Spoon sports head gasket - spoonsports.us - 140.00
26) Buddy club v-con vtec controller - buddyclub.us - 55.00
27) K&N performance gold oil filters - knfilters.com - check website
28) Edelbrock pro-flo fuel rail - edelbrock.com - 140.00
29) AEM dryflow air filter - aempower.com - check website
30) ARD water pump pulley - mackinindustries.com - 135.00
31) Unorthodox racing tuner series crank pulley - unorthodoxracing.com - under 95.00
32) Tein hood dampers - tein.com - from 125.00
33) Cusco license plate relocation kit - napsusa.com - 34.00
34) Spiderlite led taillights - spiderlite.com - 34.99-44.99
35) Spoon sports spark plug wire cover - spoonsports.us - 125.00-140.00
36) Takata shoulder pads - takataracingproducts.com - 89.00
37) Injen engine dress-up - injen.com - check website
38) Password:jdm halogen bulbs - passwordjdm.com - 34.99
39) Seibon carbon fiber eyebrows - seibon.com - 140.00
40) Skunk2 billet spark plug wire cover - skunk2.com - 114.35
41) ARC billet oil cap - mackinindustries.com - 100.00
42) Carbon creations fule canards type-1 - carbon-creations.com - 149.00
43) Tein dampachi doll - tein.com - 14.00
44) Greddy oil filler cap - greddy.com - 66.95-77.25
45) Password:jdm eg civic headlight/corner light combo - passwordjdm.com - 149.00
46) Kazama auto clear turn signals - more-japan.com - from 59.00
47) Passowrd:jdm foglight kit - passwordjdm.com - 129.99
48) HKS circle earth grounding system - hksusa.com - 125.97
49) Defi d-gauge - tein.com - 115.00 (air/fuel ratio), 147.00 (temp)
50) Optima redtop battery - optimabatteries.com - 117.99-127.99
51) a'pexi auto timer - apexi-usa.com - check website
52) Autometer sport-comp II/phantom II gauges - autometer.com - 72.63-111.52
53) Pioneer deh-p3800mp cd/mp3 headunit - pioneerelectronics.com - 150.00
54) ATI e-pod - tein.com - check website
55) Buddy club digimeters - buddyclub.us - 120.00 (water and oil temp)
56) Buddy club racing spec condenser - buddyclub.us - 150.00
57) HKS turbo timer type 1 - hksusa.com - 135.00 (silver), 140.00 (black)
58) Stillen grounding kit - stillen.com - 129.00
59) HKS db meters - hksusa.com - 134.97 (boost), 139.97 (pressure), 149.97 (temp)
60) Pioneer ts-a speakers - pioneerelectronics.com - from 100,00
61) Buddy club racing spec battery - buddyclub.us - 140.00
62) blitz full auto turbo timer - blitz-performance.com - check website
63) Skunk2 lowering spring - skunk2.com - check website
64) Greddy strut tower bar - greddy.com - 143.00
65) Tanabe sustec tower bar - tanabe-usa.com - from 98.00
66) Skunk2 rear camber kit - skunk2.com - 148.38
67) EBC brake pads - ebcbrakes.com - check website
68) H&R springs trak+ wheel spacers - hrsprings.com - check website
69) Nagisa auto gt tow hook - more-japan.com - 75.00
70) Earl's hyperfirm brake lines - holley.com - check website
71) Tanabe sustec underbrace - tanabe-usa.com - from 98.00
72) Eibach pro-spacer 5mm wheel spacer - eibach.com - 89.00
73) Hawk performance brake pads - hawkperformance.com - check website
74) Whiteline automotive swaybar endlinks - whiteline.com.au - from 119.00
75) Skunk2 strut tower bars - skunk2.com - 139.33
76) Stoptech sportstop rear rotors - stoptech.com - 52.00-164.00
77) Powerslot rear rotors - powerslot.com - check website
78) Skunk2 lower arm bars - skunk2.com - 121.08
79) Carbing lower arm bar - tein.com - from 80.00
80) Stoptech stainless steel brake lines - stoptech.com - from 55.00
81) DC sports upper strut bars - aempower.com - check website
82) Nukabe automotive tow hooks - napsusa.com - 119.00
83) Axxis ult brake pads - stoptech.com - 32.00-80.00
84) H&R springs triple c camber bolts - hrsprings.com - 37.50
85) Spoon sports titanium shift knob - spoonsports.us - 135.00
86) Nardi prestie shift knob - nardi-usa.com - 58.00
87) Cusco drift e-brake knobs - napsusa.com - 21.90
88) Splash steering boss - more-japan.com - from 62.00
89) Password:jdm magnetic drain plugs - passwordjdm.com - 27.99
90) Sparco 3-point tuning harness - sparcousa.com - 125.00
91) DC sports short shift lever - dcsports.com - check website
92) Stillen engine damper brace - stillen.com - 129.95
93) NRG innovation quick release - getnrg.com - 149.00
94) CG-lock - cg-lock.com - 41.95 (one), 75.50 (two)
95) Greddy shift knob - greddy.com - 25.75 (lightweight), 41.25
96) Rays duralumin lug nuts - mackinindustries.com - 135.00
97) DC sports shift knob - dcsports.com - check website
98) Edelbrock short shifter - edelbrock.com - 75.00
99) FET quick release - axis-egr.com - 127.00
100) Perrin performance master sylinder brace - perrinperformance.com - 79.99
 

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Heres how id upgrade my car:

1) suspension
2) brakes
3) engine
4) exterior
5) interior

but thats just me.
 






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