Re: 99 civic ex d16y8 faster
Unless you get a turbo kit under $400 you might as well consider a B20 swap for the same price.
Running your D16Y8 stock with low boost may hold up..or more likely will not.
Want to have fun with it then spend money on suspension: sway bars, coilover's and lower it for a go cart-esque feel, remove power steering belt and see how you like manual steering. The EX auto transmission is geared pretty nicely IMO.. similar to manual other than downshifts.