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So i have a 99 lx and i was wondering if anyone could tell me what i should do to the engine.i would give my left testicle for a decent turbo system and looks arent everything.i want my car to rock in some autocross event but mainly i want street performance. If anyone has input on what exactley is out there for my 2.0 spi i would be extremely grateful. thanks
 

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yeah.i was considering nitrous but wouldnt that burn up my engine. and how much do nitro bottles cost to fill up. Oh yeah. i dont want to be in the fast and the furious but can you get a kit that is push button activated? thanks for the help
 

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Just search the forum on here. There's a lot of stuff about what you can do for the engine. As for the autocross stuff, I'd say do some suspension work (which won't hurt on the street either), but I'd say it's a lore more driver than it is car... anyone disagree with me here??? It'll be a lot of practicin. As for what you can do to that SPI, the sky is the limits, it's your budget and knowledge that limits you.
 

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Me personally, no, but just search the website for turbo... I know that Jeff just did a 1.9 SPI (hybrid thing) I'm guessing u could use the same Turbo... Marclar has an SPI with a turbo... it's a lot of work though. U gotta think about fuel management, etc.... How much have you researched this?
 

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i have not researched very deep yet. this is a project that will most likely get off the ground after i graduate from wyotech in like a year. after i have some schooling under my belt and the know how to fabricate my own parts if needed. where do you stand on nitrous as sort of a temporary power boost?
 

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It depends on what civic you're talking about in your title for us to know what you need to do to get decent times.

If you want to run a 96-00 EX, it won't take too much... in fact I'd think you're pretty close to it stock. If you want to run a 99-00 Si like mine you'd have to do a little bit of work or strap on a bottle of nitrous.
 

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Well, have you ever heard of the glass ceiling??? It's above me, and I realise that I can never reach it. I know very little, and I don't pretend to be smarter than I am! I understand that it makes your car go faster and that it was blown out of preportion by Fast and the Furious (which I would say is one of the best movies ever... no flaming here guys). Just look around for the people that have done it, and pm them. There's a lot of repeat posts on there, and the real "experts" probably don't waste their time answering to every one. Do whatever research you can on here first (there's a lot of good how-to's on stuff), and then once you know their lingo, they're gonna know that you're serious. There's a lot of people that come on here and expect to be turboed and stuff like within a few weeks, and it's not that they're not welcome... it's that they have no initiative, they basically want you to do it for them. I can see that you have the initiative, but I don't have the information for you. Send a pm to Marclar though.... tell him he has a nice umbrella, and see what he can do for you.... and as you look through the site, the umbrella will make sense.
 

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A five speed LX will spank a five speed EX Civic, I don't care what any numbers people pull out of their ass say. My friend owns an EX with lowering springs and a 'free flow exhaust' (kid hollowed out the muffler and removed the cat before my friend bought it) as a daily driver so he can work on his GST and my car owns it even when we switch drivers. The only Civics I fear are Si's. I'd take the Civic over my car though even though it's somewhat slower. <.< >.> Fix the muffler thing and I'd be completely satisfied with it. Handles really well, shifts real nice, winding the tach out is LOTS of fun, pedal positions are perfect, seats are real comfortable... It's easy to see why people like them.
 

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dont get me wrong, i mean no disrespect by that title.its just that every annoying rich kid in my town has his parents buy him a 99 v-tech and it would be enjoyable to show them what passion and a little creativity will do with an average grocery getter. but hey i still wouldnt mind having a 95 civic.
 

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Agreed on the view of the civic... hated them untill I drove one... view changed. The one I sat in was nearly identical to James', but it had a sexy wing, and some interior mods that he may or may not have. I don't believe that there was anything extra under the hood (at least they told me there wasn't, but DAMN I could feel the tires getting balder! LOL! Oh, and don't worry about the newer civics, was gonna get an 05 myself, but they're the slowest things I've ever driven... even the SI in the 05 didn't impress me in the power department!
 

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I can see that you have the initiative, .... tell him he has a nice umbrella,

*blushing*i appreciate the kind words and the enormous amount of help. though i am a litlle confused but i will take your word for it. you have definatley pointed me in the right direction .thanks "96escortlx"
 

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http://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name=Fo ... pic&t=8374

This will answer all of your umbrella questions.... plus give you at least an hour of humor! Yes, the person in the picture is Marclar... he was kind enough to post this picture of himself... everything should be explained in there.
 

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846black said:
dont get me wrong, i mean no disrespect by that title.its just that every annoying rich kid in my town has his parents buy him a 99 v-tech and it would be enjoyable to show them what passion and a little creativity will do with an average grocery getter. but hey i still wouldnt mind having a 95 civic.
It's VTEC.

vtech makes a cordless phone.
 
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