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Intake 7 63.64%
UDP 0 0%
Pulley set 0 0%
Slotted brakes and performance pads 4 36.36%
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Old 11-07-2006, 12:53 AM   #1
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So far the only performance mod I have is a Revo Short shifter. I am looking into this intake

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-03...spagenameZWDVW

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...47278331QQrdZ1

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ultra...47462079QQrdZ1

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http://truehonda.com/inventory.php?a...tdetail&id=489
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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Dont get a crank pulley esspecialy an Ebay crank pulley. They are no good for your car. Many will argue but the truth is that over time it will put unessasayr wear on the internals do to the aftermarket pulley not being harmonically ballanced like the stocker. Pick up the couple hp in other places and leave the pulley alone.

Race cars use lightened crank pulleys. But thoses engines get overhauled after a couple races.

Save your money vs. buying any of that stuff and boost that thing
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:21 AM   #3
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i would get the intake. if your basically stock, the stock brakes will work fine for now.. go for the intake.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:25 AM   #4
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get brakes. if you are going to mod... do safety mods first... get ur car stopping better before you get it going faster.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:32 AM   #5
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:13 AM   #6
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Someone has to say it so I'm going to get it out of the way...
Modifying that car will give you a VERY poor hp/$$ ratio. And it's also been stating that you have a very reliable car with good gas mileage and the best resale value in the world. In my opinion you'd be better off saving those good features by not modding it, saving up three or four thousand bucks (since you've said your Civic is paid off), and start building something else... DSM, 240SX, older Honda w/a swap, etc, even a fox body Mustang.

Now that that's out of the way, if you're set on modifying this car, do brakes and suspension. It's never going to go fast in a straight line, but with decent brakes, suspension, and lots of driving experience you'll be able to have lots of fun with autocross. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:20 AM   #7
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Someone has to say it so I'm going to get it out of the way...
Modifying that car will give you a VERY poor hp/$$ ratio. And it's also been stating that you have a very reliable car with good gas mileage and the best resale value in the world. In my opinion you'd be better off saving those good features by not modding it, saving up three or four thousand bucks (since you've said your Civic is paid off), and start building something else... DSM, 240SX, older Honda w/a swap, etc, even a fox body Mustang.

Now that that's out of the way, if you're set on modifying this car, do brakes and suspension. It's never going to go fast in a straight line, but with decent brakes, suspension, and lots of driving experience you'll be able to have lots of fun with autocross. Good luck and have fun.
I dont have the time and money to have a daily driver and a seperate project car..fulltime student and working i dont always have nuf time to study
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lol, nice intake, why waste your money on stupid ****, especially 50$ ebay junk!!!
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I dont have the time and money to have a daily driver and a seperate project car..fulltime student and working i dont always have nuf time to study
My advice is to save up now... saving money doesn't take any time. I'm a full-time student with a seperate job, too. I guess I don't see the harm in putting a $50 intake on the car for a little extra enjoyment now, go froggy.

Project cars don't need insurance until they're done. If it's a space issue, I understand... my Fiat is sitting at a friend's house right now after overstaying it's welcome at poolmike's. But I just think you'll be more satisfied in the long run either doing suspension/brakes on that car and calling it a day, or saving up and going with a project with more potential in a few years.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:07 PM   #10
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My advice is to save up now... saving money doesn't take any time. I'm a full-time student with a seperate job, too. I guess I don't see the harm in putting a $50 intake on the car for a little extra enjoyment now, go froggy.

Project cars don't need insurance until they're done. If it's a space issue, I understand... my Fiat is sitting at a friend's house right now after overstaying it's welcome at poolmike's. But I just think you'll be more satisfied in the long run either doing suspension/brakes on that car and calling it a day, or saving up and going with a project with more potential in a few years.
Space is a major issue. The garage is full of junk, and my parents flip out when I go to wash the car imagine me bringing home a foxbody and saying im gona rebuild it completely
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:18 PM   #11
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wtf did i tell you before, turbo the civic. will only cost about 1k-1500 for a complete turbo kit tuned
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:17 PM   #12
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I dont have the time and money to have a daily driver and a seperate project car..fulltime student and working i dont always have nuf time to study
then you don't have the time or money to waste on modifying a car and potentially breaking said car.

Save your money, you'll be happier in the long haul...trust me. I should have bought a used civic instead of the SRT-4 last year
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Space is a major issue. The garage is full of junk, and my parents flip out when I go to wash the car imagine me bringing home a foxbody and saying im gona rebuild it completely
Save the money you have toward mods - move out of the house.

Bam - you can work at your leisure. My landlord(s) are cool with me doing automotive work in the parking lots - I implicitely asked if I could pull an engine and replace it and they said no problem as long as I do not take up a parking space where someone needs to park, if I keep it in 1 space or clean my **** up fast, no problems.
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yea seriously, if this is your primary transportation and you need it and don't have 3 or 4k for another car then I doubt you have 3 or 4k for another engine. The chances are slim but an intake can take in water and can cause hydrolock. Pulleys can also cause damage too. Performance pads are great but it's winter so that means it's going to suck big monkey balls when your trying to stop (I know, I have ebc red stuff on the S2000). Slotted and or drilled rotors will only do better if you get a big break kit otherwise you are sacraficing surface space for a little bit of cooling to reduce brake fade but taking away the surface space negates this so you are back to square one etc etc.

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I dont have the time and money to have a daily driver and a seperate project car..fulltime student and working i dont always have nuf time to study
To yield major performance gains from a stock Civic, you’re gonna have to spend gobs of money. If you’re on a budget now and in college, I would save your money.

If you do anything – perhaps brakes would be good. I know the ones on the Accord were over heating big time.
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I have a similar situation as the previous speaker. But right, that's better to save now. It did not change. Regards.
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I have a similar situation as the previous speaker. But right, that's better to save now. It did not change. Regards.
holy 11yr old thread bump. we might have a winner for the oldest thread bump award.
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methinks this is not a real person, but me cannot be positive.

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