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it has good potential. the only difference between the dx and ex motors are the head.....a minime will solve that. but the tranny in the ex has shorter gearing....though it hasn't mattered when i've raced other civics.

a slightly less expensive option(or so it seems) would be to do a y8 intake manifold swap, then turbo the it from there. that way you can buy kits for the ex. since thats the only difference in the kits is the intake manifold. the only thing about keeping the y7 head is that no one makes a cam for it. you have to get it custom ground.
 

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If it's a manual and a hatchback, the first thing I would do is swap to an EX transmission. The shorter gearing makes a huge difference. If it's coupe the transmission would still make a difference, but not nearly as much.

In short, yes it has potential. But don't start adding an exhaust or huge wheels or any other stupid crap. Tell your friend to do some research before he does anything.
 

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TIRES!

whats everybodys advice on tires, i live in maryland and im in desperate need of all season tires, what are the recomended brands?

i also "hear" falken tires are the best? any thoughts?
 

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vic'sVTEC said:
whats everybodys advice on tires, i live in maryland and im in desperate need of all season tires, what are the recomended brands?

i also "hear" falken tires are the best? any thoughts?
i would have two sets of tires up there.....one set on stock rims and the other on summer rims but thats just me. get econo tires for the winter, whichever they recommend for all-season
 
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