I just aquired a 95 Civic 4 door. I'm wanting to mod it a bit, try to give it a bit more zip. Where should I start? What would be the first thing you would do? Or am I just dreaming and without major modifications it will always be slow?
You could get an intake, header, and exhaust, but you'd be lucky to see 10hp. It would make for a very annoying Civic. The cheapest way to make power is to go nitro, and there is a whole forum for that. A "mini me" swap will bring you to stock EX horsepower, but you won't have EX/Si gearing (BTW, what trim do you have, EX, LX, DX?). http://crx.honda-perf.org/articles/z6swap/z6swap.html
You can find them for less if you search the classifieds of SHO, team - integra .net, and honda - tech .com. For example, there is a B18 VTEC with tranny, a new clutch, and a new flywheel for sale in the classifieds for $1,300. If you want more info on anything I mentioned, search using google and the SHO search feature, and ask us if you have any questions that haven't been answered.
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