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Old 03-19-2017, 08:55 PM   #1
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What are some good enhancement​s to get the most bang for my buck with the y7 non VTEC? I already got the ex exhaust swap, not looking to be the fastest or even race, just get it quicker then it is and have a reliable daily!
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K&N drop in air filter.
Power steering and A/C removal but only if you don't care too much about driving comfort-ability.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:54 AM   #3
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There really isn't a cheap way to make it accelerate faster. Every option that will add over 15hp is close to or above $1000. An air intake will make it sound cooler, and an EX intake manifold conversion will have better air flow, but these won't make a truly noticeable increase in power.

If you plan to stick with this car (or other Hondas) for a while, invest in other places, in parts that can be interchangeable.

A short throw shifter is an incredible upgrade for a small amount of money, ~$60
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Of course, a nice coilover set completely changes the car!! (if you don't already have aftermarket stuff). Tires, bushings(!), sway bars..... they may not make the car faster, but they make it so you don't have to slow down as much haha!
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99 civic ex d16y8 faster

Same advice. Same outcome with the thread too. It will be locked.
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Rite on guys I appreciate your time and help and I mean come on it's a single cam 1.6 I wasn't expecting to be able to smash on Camaros and mustangs with this on a budget hahaha just give it its own personality and characteristics
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the cheapest thing i can offer is free K&n cleaner and oil (you pay postage).
went back to stock type mann filter after reading bad things about k&n.
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the cheapest thing i can offer is free K&n cleaner and oil (you pay postage).
went back to stock type mann filter after reading bad things about k&n.
Lol what about the filter also?? Haha jk, and really.?.?. What'd you hear about k&n? Fill me in please!!
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They let dust in. Especially if you ever drive on dirt roads, do not use.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:02 AM   #9
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This will make it "seem" faster:

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