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Old 08-08-2004, 08:19 PM
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Hi I recently purchased a 2000 Civic Si. Im thinking about getting some Spoon spark plug wires for it for my next mod. What should be my next modification to add the most horsepower for my money. Im the $500 range. Here is a list of my mods:
Aasco Flywheel
ACT Street Clutch
AEM Brake Pads
AEM Cold Air Induction System
AEM Cam Gears
Alpine Amplifier
Alpine Head Unit
A'pexi V-AFC Controller
A'pexi World Sport Cat-Back Exhaust
Boston Acoustics Rally Series Speakers
Brembo Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors
DC Sports 4-1 Ceramic Headers
DC Sports Short Shifter
Enkei RS-E 17" Wheels
Kayabe AGX Adjustable Struts
Momo Challenger Pedals
Momo F-16 Shift ****
Mugen Carbon Fiber Front Lip
Skunk2 Intake Manifold
Skunk2 Rear Lower Tie Bar
Skunk2 Sway Bar
Skunk2 Upper Front Strut Bar
Suspension Techniques Springs
Yokohama AVSES100 Tires
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Old 08-08-2004, 08:29 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Maverick04 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hi I recently purchased a 2000 Civic Si. Im thinking about getting some Spoon spark plug wires for it for my next mod. What should be my next modification to add the most horsepower for my money. Im the $500 range. Here is a list of my mods:
Aasco Flywheel
ACT Street Clutch
AEM Brake Pads
AEM Cold Air Induction System
AEM Cam Gears
Alpine Amplifier
Alpine Head Unit
A'pexi V-AFC Controller
A'pexi World Sport Cat-Back Exhaust
Boston Acoustics Rally Series Speakers
Brembo Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors
DC Sports 4-1 Ceramic Headers
DC Sports Short Shifter
Enkei RS-E 17" Wheels
Kayabe AGX Adjustable Struts
Momo Challenger Pedals
Momo F-16 Shift ****
Mugen Carbon Fiber Front Lip
Skunk2 Intake Manifold
Skunk2 Rear Lower Tie Bar
Skunk2 Sway Bar
Skunk2 Upper Front Strut Bar
Suspension Techniques Springs
Yokohama AVSES100 Tires
</TD></TR></TABLE>

wow you have more than one HEADER...I never knew a Civic si had more than 4 cylinders..
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Old 08-08-2004, 08:30 PM
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Dont get the spoon wires LOL...$250 for those...waste of money. Oem works just as fine
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:56 PM
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Maverick04 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hi I recently purchased a 2000 Civic Si. Im thinking about getting some Spoon spark plug wires for it for my next mod. What should be my next modification to add the most horsepower for my money. Im the $500 range. Here is a list of my mods:
Aasco Flywheel
ACT Street Clutch
AEM Brake Pads
AEM Cold Air Induction System
AEM Cam Gears
Alpine Amplifier
Alpine Head Unit
A'pexi V-AFC Controller
A'pexi World Sport Cat-Back Exhaust
Boston Acoustics Rally Series Speakers
Brembo Cross-Drilled and Slotted Rotors
DC Sports 4-1 Ceramic Headers
DC Sports Short Shifter
Enkei RS-E 17" Wheels
Kayabe AGX Adjustable Struts
Momo Challenger Pedals
Momo F-16 Shift ****
Mugen Carbon Fiber Front Lip
Skunk2 Intake Manifold
Skunk2 Rear Lower Tie Bar
Skunk2 Sway Bar
Skunk2 Upper Front Strut Bar
Suspension Techniques Springs
Yokohama AVSES100 Tires
</TD></TR></TABLE>

Id probably start by removing:
Enkei RS-E 17" Wheels
1 of DC Sports 4-1 Ceramic Headers
Boston Acoustics Rally Series Speakers
Alpine Amplifier

Add:
lightweight smaller wheels
Gut the interior if you dont mind
take out the spare tire .. again if you dont mind
maybe a p&p
Maybe save more for a turbo or new internals
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Si Erik &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

wow you have more than one HEADER...I never knew a Civic si had more than 4 cylinders..</TD></TR></TABLE>
damn that was a big help.
some cams would be good maybe itr, skunk 2, etc
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next step should be b18.....j/k
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oem ignition accessories such as spark plugs and wires are rumored to be the best. if u want more hp go for the cams. thats the best thing u can do but good look finding them for 500. i suggest skunk 2's... save up a little more and get them. or perhaps new flywheel and ecu... not too much to choose from. maybe a gt spoiler, i heard they add 20hp to the wheels. plus downforce... dont spend your money on stupid **** like wires
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intake/header/exhaust
suspension
sweet rims

no particular order
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Si Erik, when you said: wow you have more than one HEADER...I never knew a Civic si had more than 4 cylinders..

I dont know that much about cars but i understand the concept that 4-1 headers means that it starts as four and goes into one. 4-2-1 headers means that it starts as four then goes to two then one, then they go into a catalytic converter and out of the exhaust! You learned something today. Anyway, I'm going to port and polish my heads, then get a Sun Auto Hyper Ground System, and Magnecor Wires. After that a throttle body, then i'll start going w/ internals. Thanks for the help.
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dude, four cylinder engines only have ONE header, and they only have ONE head...if ur gonna go with a p&p job...dont let just anyone do it...I would search around, maybe talk to one of their customers and get some feedback...real easy to **** up when it comes to that ****....and yeah...get rid of the 17 inch wheels, i like the look of the 15" Rota Group N's......plus....nice that they only weigh 15 pounds a piece
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You want to add more horsepower for that money, then Buy a wet nitrous system. You will be going plenty faster.
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they're just getting mad that you're saing headerS instead of header. yeah i would say just save up your money til you can get some internals
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dude search diy ground wires... you'll save lots of money doing it yourself plus it's fun. oem ignition accessories are fine. learn then purchase
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**** the nitrous bullshit...lol.....no need for it in my opinion
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Well, I'm 17 and a senior in high school. I can't put nitrous on my car because it has to last me until I graduate college. Somehow I just can't see that happening w/ nitrous. But thanks for the help. By the way, I don't understand whats so bad about 17 inch wheels. I live in Mississippi, and I thought 17s were modest cuz everybody has either spinners or like 19s. I only know one other person with silver wheels. It's pathetic. But Mississippi roads suck, and if I was rolling with 15s and low pro tires i would destroy my expensive Mugen front lip.
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https://honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=990205

Read them, more specifically 1.D. And as for your next mod, do what YOU want to YOUR car not what other people say to do. Search this site a bit then go from there. People should learn to make their own decisions. And if you had low profile tires on 15's (that is the stock size of the Si wheel) you would look like an idiot and your speedometer would be off.
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no low profile tires ....none. leave your ignition the way it is. i hope you dont take this the wrong way but you have a lot to learn and the archives on this site are excellent for it if your just patient. as you learn things by going through faq's and searching for what people have already done to b16s you find out what will work best for you.

so in the most tactful and diplomatic way of speaking: search
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by jerbear! &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">intake/header/exhaust
suspension
sweet rims

no particular order </TD></TR></TABLE>he already has all that, with exception to the rims.

look with $500 i would either get a nice set of rotas, get a better header, or cams
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Check out JDMLifstyles ride. I believe it is a B16.
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Werd, Uncle Fester
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I'd say either keep that $ you have an save up for a set of better rims and tires.

Or invest in a HID lighting kit, it really will set your civic apart from the rest and they just look incredible on our cars. I personally have a 6000k Phillips Kit on my 1999 Civic Si.
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you got nothing to tune. Your car is a a piece right now. You will just prolly **** it up by tunining juding on your mods. You need to do something internal to gain anything out of tuning. And yeah take off those 17" horrible. It's funny when people just go out and start buying **** without knowing any better. "Dude you think my car is faster now?" "It feels faster". LOL

Yeah try to put on some lightweight 15"s on there, and if you want to stay N/A slap some cams on there (nothing to wild unless you wonna build up the head). Then you can tune it, maybe get some hp out of it.

Don't take this personal but this reminds me of all these slow *** SIs around my town that people paid madd money for (over paid), and they all run mid-high 15s.
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