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Old 12-May-2005, 02:51 PM
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Engine mods for a NEWBIE

im a newbie, i have a 94 coupe automatic, im wondering if anyone has any input on where I can start with small things to do some mods to the engine

im not doing this care full out, so just little things here and there

any suggestions?
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Originally posted by b16civic
get a stick. then start.
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I love altezza or euro lights. That's the best place to start
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I was thinking SPOON, MUGEN, JG or Edelbrock stickers will give you the best bang for the buck. TRD stickers apparently produce the best gains..

Honestly though, with an automatic car your pretty limited in any engine performance aspect.
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get a short shifter and an excedy organic race clutch and some polyurethane shift linkage bushings.

Oh sorry you have an auto... get a roof rack for your snowboard, maybe a trailer hitch for a small fishing boat or jetski (which is also great for a hitch mount bicycle rack), get some big tires big driving lights and a rubber trunk liner for the grocerys

Thats what I did with my auto civic lol
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yeah u'r pretty limited with an auto...i kno cause i have one..

it depends on what your budget small things here and there is not really very descriptive

i have a 97 cx auto trans

i just did a stock engine swap (d16y7) and my list of future mods are as follows:

cat back with hi flow cat: $550

cold air intake: $200

d16y7 to d16y8 mani conversion: $???

thats all for this summer, now you can do a full tune up..(cap and rotor, fuel filter, performance spark plug wires, spark plugs) and you might feel a bit of a difference, but if your not going to "do this car full out" then you might as well save your money and get something you will do full out

hope that helps
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Old 12-May-2005, 06:12 PM
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Unless you want to start with 2 at every stop, then push it to 3 then D, I suggest you get a manual transmission.
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Old 12-May-2005, 07:40 PM
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drop a k20 and then turbo it...
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Old 12-May-2005, 11:14 PM
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lol relax ppl i can see you all love your stick trannys but ya this car is what i drive when im running around otherwise im driving my ml320, so ya im not looking to do it all out with performance, i guess ill just make it look nice from the exterior
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do the basics intake, exhaust, spirings start with the basics
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If you have an ML320 to drive around I would say don't touch the civic.. Especially the exterior because all that's gonna do is bring unneccessary negative attention, which would lead to someone stealing your car or smashing your windows and so on....
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I say if performance is not a big issue and you just want a visual look. Do a complete body kit, or sideskirt and rear and front lips, intake and exhaust for sure. Slap on some nice rims and low pro tires, maybe lower it with some lowering springs and get some new shocks. When you posted you really shouldn't have said engine mods ... if you drive an auto and say that you asking to be flamed
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Old 13-May-2005, 01:29 PM
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ya true i was asking for it lol
sall good thanks for the positive comments
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
I love altezza or euro lights. That's the best place to start
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why is everyone dissing this guy? he's a fellow civic driver and he wants some advice on what he can do to the car he currently has for fun.

why is everyone being so hard on the guy for?

dude, just get a couple of Type-R stickers. It's been covered before, but with enough stickers, you'll beat any car on the track.
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