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Honda Civic Accessories and Modifications

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  • ncampbell2002ncampbell2002 Posts: 163
    Those cars are great to do an engine swap on because they are so light. B16a will work great in there and you can find one with a tranny without much problem. Have fun with it!
  • bobkatbobkat Posts: 2
    I'm a Civic newbie. I haven't seen any recent DRL posts. Wife insists on them on her new (to her) 2002 EX. I purchased an after-market module (BTW the manufacturer is -HAMSAR-) and installed it with all but one connection made (the ignition sensing lead). Instructions call for either wrapping it around a spark plug lead or splicing it into a circuit that is 'live' ONLY WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. Apparently the power thru the igniter leads is insufficient for induction into the sensor, and every circuit in the underhood fusebox goes 'live' any time the key is ON, engine running or not. I need to find a circuit in the engine compartment that is 'live' only when the engine is running (anything will do - oil pressure or temp. guage leads, etc) Where, oh where, can they be found and, can I get to them without cutting into a wire bundle? The least desirable alternative is the almost impossible task of fishing it thru the firewall into the under-dash fuse box. Any help is appreciated. Thanx. :confuse:
  • I plan to buy an '06 Si or an '06 LX manual coupe (to save about $5k) and do air intake, exahust - and what else to make it more sporty and look better without spending a fortune?

    Tires I know - Falken Azenis 205-50/15 for $68. I'll save the tires that come on the car for my wife's '04 EX sedan.

    Or, is the Si justified?
  • mitch87mitch87 Posts: 1
    I was planing on putting a s2000 engine in a civic i just was wondering would it work because i have been thinking about bit for a year now but i never knew if it would accually work
  • I have a 94 civic EX coupe, and I was wondering if I could swap the front end off a 99 SI onto it, I've already swapped the engine, tranny, ecu, harness, shafts, etc... but I want to put the hood, fenders, headlights, and bumper on it also,... how much modification will this take? I was told by a friend that they had the same base frames and should bolt up as long as I was doing the entire front end swap and not jsut part of it.,, I am more or less seeing if this is true, a reply would be greatly appreciated. thanks everybody!!! ckmperformance
  • The concept is good Mitch, but the problem isnt the engine mounting, its the transmission. Since the S2000's tranny is mounted longtitudinally making it rear wheel drive, and it is longer. for a pic go here, there is a diagram at the bottom of the page.. the swap into your civic will be difficult for two reasons 1. if you wanted to keep it FWD you wouldn't have room for the trans due to its length. 2. if you wanted to keep the RWD concept from the S2000 you would have to run a rear transfer case and a path for a driveshaft, both will take a significant amount of modification. not to mention the cost of the engine and trans alone, i would recommend modifying B18 or a B20 with a B18 head. Either would take far less modification, and have a significant increase in power which sounds like what you are looking for... but either way you go good luck!
  • honda_boihonda_boi Posts: 1
    I actually have a question for you. its not really a reply to ur statement. Ok i wanted to buy a B18c for my 1998 honda civic ex. well if i bought it, what would i have to do to swap everything out. I know about all the wiring, the transmission, and the cv joints, and engine mounts. But about how hard would it be to change it out, and does it even fit?
  • It is actually a fairly easy swap, i have several friends that have done it on their own,... all you need is the half shafts(cv joints), trans, motor(obviously), wiring harnes, mounts, and the ecu (any dohc v-tec ecu will work, ex b16 b18 h22). If you get the after market mounts, the swap is intirely bolt up, no mods really need to be done... you really dont need the half shafts, but they are deff stronger and worth the extra cash, if your gonna being running high revs, youll be snapping those 1.6 d series shafts in no time,... if you can drop an engine in yourself, you can do this swap yourself. and if not, where do you live, ill do it for you... haha anyway, goodluck
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    I actually have a question for you. its not really a reply to ur statement. Ok i wanted to buy a B18c for my 1998 honda civic ex. well if i bought it, what would i have to do to swap everything out. I know about all the wiring, the transmission, and the cv joints, and engine mounts. But about how hard would it be to change it out, and does it even fit?

    Get a Hasport (I think) kit and you will be all set. The B18 will fit in place of the B16 with no or little problems.

    To the guy thinking of installing F20 in the Civic -- Good luck LEt us know how it goes. First of all, F20 block is longer. Secondly, to take advantage of the high RPM power what tranny are you planning on using? If you really want to do the swap, you woul have to convert your Civic to RWD with the complete Engine, tranny, drivetrain, ECU components. At that price you are better off buying a used S2000.
  • 96civex96civex Posts: 1
    i'm a noob, i have seen headers on ebay for $60, cat back kits for $100, i actually bought a aic intake from advanced ap and installed it. are these things pieces of garbage? i saw a chip for my civi for supposedly $6, there were a ton of them. do i have to pay $200+ for an intake, $400+ for a cat back. what is the difference between the cheapos and the good stuff. are the cheapos at least comparable? is my aic intake junk? if i bought a $125 cat back would it be useless? help me!!!
  • 97sol97sol Posts: 2
    Just installed 17" wheels with 205 size tires on my 97 Del Sol. This was more for looks than to improve cornering. I want to soften the ride. Do I change out the shocks and/or springs to achieve this effect? Any recomendations will be greatly appreciated.
  • 97sol97sol Posts: 2
    I want to install Fog Lights in the lower section in the front end of my 97 Del Sol. Has anyone done this? If so, what is the manufacture, make & part number of the light kit I can buy? Also, where to buy would help. Thanks for your help!
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 14,703
    I take it the ride quality after you made the "looks" and cornering conversion leaves a lot to be desired. It is almost a mathmatical certainty that a lower aspect ratio is compromised in poor ride quality. Since all these factors are either interrelated or affect/ effect each other in some way; the easiest and cheapest answer is to go back to stock. ( as it appears from what you wrote, that the things you have changed are the wheel and tire combination)

    I do not know if you have tested for this but you have probably also lost braking capability; as reflected in it takes longer and more feet to stop (usually app 10 ft more). You are probably experiencing lower MPG. and slower 0-60 times and speeds. If you lower the vehicle, it will further degrade the ride quality.

    So if you decide to keep the wheel and tire combination, most likely the stock set up while you can run it, is not designed for the higher weights, suspension travel and geometry change. So the next best thing is the spring and shock combination. However while solving the suspension performance combination, your ride quality will suffer even more in that most aftermarket springs and shocks are designed with LESS suspension travel in mind.

    So if it were me, I would get the best tire using the oem size wheel, keep the stock springs, struts and shocks. When needed, swap out the stock struts and shocks with an adjustable "like"( there is a plethora of aftermarket products available) Koni Yellows (550-650 dollars) or Koni Reds (400-450)
  • i'm new here.i have a 95 ex that i'm trying to do some mods on.i want to put a cd player in but i need to figure out how to put the gauges mod in.i have the gauges in and the color thing so that they turn from blue to green.but i'm not sure what goes with those wires and how to make it so that they glow at night.any help here would be great because i cant find any instructions on how to do it myself.
  • ncampbell2002ncampbell2002 Posts: 163
    The new CIvic LX coming in 06 will probably give you more horsepower still as it will come with about 140 standard. An intake and exhaust will not give you 25 horse to bump it to the new standard horsepower. The new SI will have 200 horse and a 6 speed. It will also have a more agressive suspension. Sounds like a winner to me espeically since you live in an area where spirited driving is available. Good luck!
  • I want to run dual cat back exhaust on my 2000 Si. Does anyone know who makes a reliable system and where to get one?
  • temj12temj12 Posts: 450
    Has anyone changed out their wheels? I have an 05 Civic VP. It has the fifteen inch wheels. I want to put 17's with low profile tires. The dealer tells me this voids the warranty on the suspension and the transmission. Have any of you experienced problems with either? How does it change the handling of the car?
  • Dual exhausts are not the most ideal setup for these engines. I don't know of any manufacturer that makes one for the Civic. I would really recommend a single cat-back exhaust. GReddy makes a good exhaust, Magnaflow, Apexi, and Thermal are all good systems too.
  • I changed my wheels to 17 x 7 on my 2003 Civic EX coupe. The ride quality did not decrease by that much, but the handling increased 100% with the new set of wheels and tires. I went with the Toyo Proxes 4, 205-40-ZR17 as my tires. Good tire for rain and dry pavement, bad tire for snow. I don't know about it voiding the warranty. I have 45,000 miles on my car and currently have no suspension or transmission issues. I can't imagine them affecting these components because they actually are about the same height and weight as OEM. I don't care about the warranty anyhow cauze my car is out of warranty. :(
  • blueiedgodblueiedgod Posts: 2,803
    i'm new here.i have a 95 ex that i'm trying to do some mods on.i want to put a cd player in but i need to figure out how to put the gauges mod in.i have the gauges in and the color thing so that they turn from blue to green.but i'm not sure what goes with those wires and how to make it so that they glow at night.any help here would be great because i cant find any instructions on how to do it myself.

    You would have to identify the sidemarker or dash lights fuse in the fuse box, get "add a Circuit" from auto parts store. This will give you another fuse and a lead to connect the positive lead from the gauges. Connect the negative to the chassis. This way when you turn on your sidemarkers or the headlights, the gauges will come on.
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