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Hello all! I am new to the Honda world and this forum.

I have an 01 Civic DX. I installed a CAI, but I'm sure you all know that the DX is definitely lacking in the power field. So, I am looking for any input on what I can do to my car to give it a little more juice.

Thanks for the help!
 

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Well, I was thinking about turbo but the one at dezod.com that you guys had recommended to other people is a little out of my price range. I hear headers arent't that expensive but installment is outrageous. Plus, finding anything for the DX seems to be an issue in itself.

Thanks for the help! :-D
 

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What's your price range? How much of a power increase are you interested in? if you want an answer that applies to you, you need to give us some information that applies to you. Basic mods are Intake, header, exhaust. I don't know if the 7th gen manifold is any harder to work with, but if installing aftermarket headers is too complicated for you, maybe you shouldn't be doing your own work. For 7th gen your best bet is I/H/E + NOS, this has been covered alot and that's the conclusion that is generally reached.
 

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It's not that I can't do headers. My friend said he couldn't do it so I was strictly going on what he said.

Price range-- probably under $1K.

I'm new with this, but I'm not stupid by any means. I can do must stuff myself.

Will pulleys do anything for my car?

Thank you for your help guys! :p
 

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BOOST BOOST and MORE BOOST YEAH!!!

:stupid: yeah i gonna agree with COUGH^^^^ cause Dx tranny is what lack in potential plus i will light her up removing simple stuff only if ur willing to safrice a few goodies Power steering, AC and other shit like that Interior stuff (only if u want a lil hidding WHP):hammer:
 

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installing a header isn't hard.. if you have a lift or jackstands/ramps. if you're just trying to do it, without being able to get under the car, your screwed.. but, as has been said, mild mods alone doesn't really help the 7th gen..
 

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CIVICRicerBoy said:
Does anybody know of a good turbo that doesn't costa fortune?

Thanks!
I don't think they exist for the 7th gen civic. Ones that don't cost a fortune, i mean.

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Holy crap, you're from melbourne? I'm at UCF right now but Melbourne is my hometown! What HS did you go to? I'm EG 05
 

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I'm still at MHS. We killed EG this year in football. I live in Indialantic actually so I have to go over the freakin' causeway everyday to do ANYTHING. But thanks for the info on the car too!
 

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EG's football team hasn't been any good since MY freshman year. How's your crew team doing? I rowed in a four my freshman year and we kicked Mel High's butt, which is a pretty big deal since I weighed about 120lbs back then. When do you graduate and are you comming to UCF? Before you told me you went to MHS I thought you were someone I know, cuz I know a guy who drives an 01 Civic DX in melbourne, tho his might be an auto(gay).
 

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Well, now that I'm putting my age, I'll probably never get any help on this site again. I'm a freshman, 15. I've loved cars my whole life and love working on them.
In my opinion, nothing is better than that taking something apart on a car, fixing it, and it working.

On the Crew thing, I'm not sure. I haven't heard much about them this year.

On the college thing, right now I'm looking at NADC (Nashville Auto Diesel College). I want to go somewhere where I can learn about engines and body work. My plans are to have my own shop, but I guess we'll just have to see.

I hope people don't ignore everything I say because they know how young I am.
 

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noone is going to ignore you because of your age....
only things id say to do if your on a budget is i/h/e and then maybe some nitrous
then see how that satisfies your power need lol
after that if you dont want to spend mad cash on turbo then i would say do a k swap, but thats just me
 

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jimmyb34 said:
noone is going to ignore you because of your age....
only things id say to do if your on a budget is i/h/e and then maybe some nitrous
then see how that satisfies your power need lol
after that if you dont want to spend mad cash on turbo then i would say do a k swap, but thats just me
I firmly agree with everything jimmy said!
Alot of us got started on cars at that age, so we know how it is.
i/h/e is the best place to start, and if you like to drag race, then add some NOS a good kit can be had for around 500$
W/ all the problems i hear about with 7th gen turbos, i'd definately go K once you get into that price range.
 

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I was really considering the K swap, but there's so muc involved in that that I can't do. Which means that I would have to take it to a shop and they charge ridiculous prices on stuff that only takes them a day.
I would like to do it but that would come in the very far future.
The K is the only one that will fit in my car right?

Thanks guys!
 

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^^no i'm sure you can fabricate mounts to make other type motors fit into your engine bay...but take it from someone who used to own a 7th gen, GET RIDE OF IT, that is of course if you plan on racing/modifiying it...if you are looking for a nice car to just drive around in with decent gas mileage the 7th gen civic will do a FANTASTIC job...if you get a good suspension kit for it, do a little of this and a little of that, the car will become super nice...but as for performance, forget it...for one the car is heavier than previuos generations, doesn't have any more HP ot TQ, and the best thing to do to it, is to swap in the k-series motor...

i'm sorry to be the one to break the bad news to you, but without heavy knowledge in the d17 and ability to do major head work, and engine work, it is going to be very difficult to get any good amounts of power out it...
 

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Wow! That sucks for me I guess.

I'm sorry to change the subject of this, but has anyone had experience with CarSponsorships.com? They claim to be able to get you a sponsor, but I want a little more porrf before I give them my credit card number.

And, you said to get rid of my car? What year should I got with then?

Thank you guys for all of your input!
 
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