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97 civic ex D16Y8 help please

 
Old 03-20-2015, 09:39 PM
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I bought a 97 civic ex a couple weeks ago and have been working on it. Done a ton of maintenance and fixing it up good. Just put full exhaust and header and I did intake. I want to get ready for a turbo set up, that's no problem for me. However I'm new to modifying Hondas as I'm used to GM. I realise I'll need to tune my ECU to support the turbo and run efficient... How do I go about tunning my car? Can you tune the stock ECU? What do I need, and if you could tell me exactly what I need that'd help thank you
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You have an OBD2 ecu and OBD2 Honda ECU's are not flashable (programmable) so can not be tuned.

You have to convert your car to OBD1 with a conversion harness and an OBD1 ECU. The OBD1 ECU's can be chipped and tuned.

This may pose an issue with emissions as you are an OBD2 VIN car.
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I live in Illinois. Is there a way to cheat emissions with OBDI on my civic?
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No clue, you will have to research your emissions regulations.
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If they plug in a scanner, no.
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