AZHT.net  

Go Back   AZHT.net > Model Specific Tech Forums > Civic 01-05

Civic 01-05 2001-2005 Civic Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
04excoupester
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: tucson, az
Posts: 4
iTrader: (0)
NEW honda owner HELP!

im new to hondas this is my first one ive ever owned its a 04 ex coupe with an auto tranny i need help i wanna get programmer that plugs into my obd2 and lets me choose different modes for gas milage sport mode ect. like i see in reg. gas trucks and would i be ok going with a cold air intake and maybe a catback exhaust off ebay i know its and auto why do the exhaust i like the performace sound and the better flow might help hp and gas milage right? and i wanted to buy just some cheep lowering spring off ebay im on a budget ive been searching for parts for my car and have no luck at all can some one please help i dont know hondas at all and i know i probably sound really stupid but everyone has to start some where so can you guys please help me under my car and where i should try and go with my build since its going to be my daily driver for the next 4 years atleast and i wanna be able to have fun driving it and right now its just too stock for me to be happy with please help!!1
04excoupester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
kguerrero
The command post
 
kguerrero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 1,850
iTrader: (6)
Walloffuckingtext.
__________________
Built By Notorious
kguerrero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
04excoupester
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: tucson, az
Posts: 4
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kguerrero View Post
Walloffuckingtext.
if your no help keep your fucking comments to your self you must really have no life if what you do for fun is prowl azht writing stupid shit on peoples post who are acctually looking for help this is why i never use this site its fucking useless for people who want try and learn about the cars they just baught and know nothing about you sir are to soul reason people think everyone that into building hondas is a douche bag so thank you very much for all your help ass hole (kguerrero)
04excoupester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
kguerrero
The command post
 
kguerrero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Nowhere
Posts: 1,850
iTrader: (6)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04excoupester View Post
if your no help keep your fucking comments to your self you must really have no life if what you do for fun is prowl azht writing stupid shit on peoples post who are acctually looking for help this is why i never use this site its fucking useless for people who want try and learn about the cars they just baught and know nothing about you sir are to soul reason people think everyone that into building hondas is a douche bag so thank you very much for all your help ass hole (kguerrero)
Maybe if you properly wrote out what you are asking you will get the answers you are looking for. Run on sentences and big blocks of texts make people not want to read. All I got from it was you bought a car and want to do something to it, but you are to indecisive to make your own decision and want azht to hold your hand.
__________________
Built By Notorious
kguerrero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 07:52 PM   #5
IMPORTBEATSMUSCLE
 
IMPORTBEATSMUSCLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tucson
Posts: 2,391
iTrader: (1)
thanks for posting in the proper area, periods help though. i would refrain from putting any ebay exhaust on the car, you will end up hating it, so will the cops, and they are not very structurally sound. ebay coilsprings are junk. you will end up preferring a covered wagon before you drive with ebay suspension. if you are on a budget, save for what you really want first. a good suspension drop makes any car look neater, race land makes a set of coil overs for about 400 bucks, not the greatest, not the worst., not much power gains will you get out of that d17. but a cold air kit for single slammers are not very expensive. post some pictures of the car.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ICD View Post
Ehh. They want it bad enough they will get it. Whether it be by fancy electric wizardry or a brick.
"Honda became the sole engine supplier to the IndyCar series in 2006, at which time the first Indianapolis 500 ever without a single engine problem took place."
IMPORTBEATSMUSCLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #6
Fix.it.again.Tony
Formerly 3.8 R-Spec
 
Fix.it.again.Tony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,556
iTrader: (7)
lol ebay programmers
Fix.it.again.Tony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 11:04 AM   #7
ZanerBaner
 
ZanerBaner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 627
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04excoupester View Post
if your no help keep your fucking comments to your self you must really have no life if what you do for fun is prowl azht writing stupid shit on peoples post who are acctually looking for help this is why i never use this site its fucking useless for people who want try and learn about the cars they just baught and know nothing about you sir are to soul reason people think everyone that into building hondas is a douche bag so thank you very much for all your help ass hole (kguerrero)
ZanerBaner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #8
Fix.it.again.Tony
Formerly 3.8 R-Spec
 
Fix.it.again.Tony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,556
iTrader: (7)
lol he said "baught"
Fix.it.again.Tony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #9
sniperscout
You VTEC....I-VTEC
 
sniperscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,266
iTrader: (1)
With the way the ECU works in our civics, it is not so easy to just plug something into the obd2 and change modes like you are saying. The only way to really do that, that i am aware of, is to go kpro and have multiple tunes. VAFCs don't work that well.
For the most part, you wont notice any change in gas mileage from performance increasing mods...you wont really notice any difference in power either. Our cars are already extremely fuel efficient to begin with. I was getting almost 40mpg on hwy when i had the d17. The d17 does not respond well to mods. You can put them on, but to be honest, they are mostly for aesthetics.
__________________
04 NHBP EM2
K24 Frankenstein Swap
212HP/178TQ

1 3 5
├┼┼┐
2 4 6 R

New K24 Turbo Build
sniperscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2012, 10:39 PM   #10
MrRline2010
2010 CC R-line
 
MrRline2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 6,865
iTrader: (0)
Welcome to the forums As was already stated above the engine is already efficient enough your not going to make it better by any means that you have mentioned. As far as the exhaust I ran a megan racing 4-2-1 header and downpipe that I have a magnaflow cat installed into, and finally into a greddy tic catback. Picked up the o2 extension wires from password jdm and I loved this exhaust setup more than any car i've ever owned. Had a great deep sound, loud as hell and kept daily driving fun. Lowering Springs I did tokico blues and Eibach sportline springs. Minimal drop without too many major issues. I would advise a camber kit if you go this route.
__________________
2010 CC R-line, 2012 GLI
MrRline2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 01:29 AM   #11
D17em2
 
D17em2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 727
iTrader: (4)
I say u go for looks better then Hp cause if ur going for speed u got the wrong car.
D17em2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #12
Mr.Ricer
 
Mr.Ricer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: yuma, Az
Posts: 659
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by D17em2 View Post
I say u go for looks better then Hp cause if ur going for speed u got the wrong car.
unless he does a k swaaap
Mr.Ricer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 02:34 AM   #13
D17em2
 
D17em2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 727
iTrader: (4)
Yea unless he does that
D17em2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 06:20 PM   #14
MrRline2010
2010 CC R-line
 
MrRline2010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 6,865
iTrader: (0)
Yeah unless you do that!

Sorry just wanted to be included
__________________
2010 CC R-line, 2012 GLI
MrRline2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2012, 07:09 PM   #15
pletcherhex
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: german
Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)
ugg boots sale

Ein guter Greifen Brennholz wird ausschließlich eine Art neue Zeitung mit Hilfe von das sein wird angegebenen mit Blog-Posts Sie könnten wer will der Lage sein, schreiben.
ugg boots berlin
Das Modell Beschäftigungen die meisten Leute Sie eigentlich?
http://www.uggbootsbilligdeutschland.net
__________________
ugg boots deutschland
pletcherhex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #16
Fix.it.again.Tony
Formerly 3.8 R-Spec
 
Fix.it.again.Tony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,556
iTrader: (7)
rofl he mad
Fix.it.again.Tony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #17
MUG
Tin Level AZHT Supporter
 
MUG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colorado Rockies
Posts: 740
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by D17em2 View Post
I say u go for looks better then Hp cause if ur going for speed u got the wrong car.
If any one of us bought a Honda for speed we bought the wrong car. Know I own a EM2 myself,but you have to realize the d17 has no after market support. There a few turbo kits but for $4,000 dollars you get under 200 whp,so a K swap is a better option. Don't bother doing exhaust or intake as they will net you like 8hp for $500+ dollars,just save for a Kswap or just enjoy it as is.
__________________
2005 Magnesium EM2 cpe 5 spd
MUG!
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunsup0331 View Post
^^aint that the truth. Go to a more rural place and bitches be all over ur nuts, come here and trash nasties act like their pussies dispense unicorn fetuses or something
MUG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #18
sniperscout
You VTEC....I-VTEC
 
sniperscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,266
iTrader: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MUG View Post
If any one of us bought a Honda for speed we bought the wrong car. Know I own a EM2 myself,but you have to realize the d17 has no after market support. There a few turbo kits but for $4,000 dollars you get under 200 whp,so a K swap is a better option. Don't bother doing exhaust or intake as they will net you like 8hp for $500+ dollars,just save for a Kswap or just enjoy it as is.
lol almost bought a civic hybrid for gas mileage instead of the em2...never did i think about doing any of what i have done
__________________
04 NHBP EM2
K24 Frankenstein Swap
212HP/178TQ

1 3 5
├┼┼┐
2 4 6 R

New K24 Turbo Build
sniperscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #19
MUG
Tin Level AZHT Supporter
 
MUG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colorado Rockies
Posts: 740
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sniperscout View Post
lol almost bought a civic hybrid for gas mileage instead of the em2...never did i think about doing any of what i have done
I plan to follow in your footsteps lol,I need a TSX engine in the bay badly.
__________________
2005 Magnesium EM2 cpe 5 spd
MUG!
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunsup0331 View Post
^^aint that the truth. Go to a more rural place and bitches be all over ur nuts, come here and trash nasties act like their pussies dispense unicorn fetuses or something
MUG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #20
sniperscout
You VTEC....I-VTEC
 
sniperscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,266
iTrader: (1)
you can save 500-1000 by getting a k24a4 or a8 and swapping the pistons and buying a k20a2 head
__________________
04 NHBP EM2
K24 Frankenstein Swap
212HP/178TQ

1 3 5
├┼┼┐
2 4 6 R

New K24 Turbo Build
sniperscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #21
sniperscout
You VTEC....I-VTEC
 
sniperscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,266
iTrader: (1)
the only other benefit to going the tsx route is oil squirters. but if you do decide to pick up a motor anytime soon i still have my old one...k24a8 with k24a2 pistons and k20a2 head
__________________
04 NHBP EM2
K24 Frankenstein Swap
212HP/178TQ

1 3 5
├┼┼┐
2 4 6 R

New K24 Turbo Build
sniperscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2012, 09:16 PM   #22
MUG
Tin Level AZHT Supporter
 
MUG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Colorado Rockies
Posts: 740
iTrader: (0)
I will def keep that in mind,prolly won't have my money together till after the holidays tho.
__________________
2005 Magnesium EM2 cpe 5 spd
MUG!
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunsup0331 View Post
^^aint that the truth. Go to a more rural place and bitches be all over ur nuts, come here and trash nasties act like their pussies dispense unicorn fetuses or something
MUG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 05:24 AM   #23
sniperscout
You VTEC....I-VTEC
 
sniperscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,266
iTrader: (1)
i wont be back in the same state as the engine until then anyways.
__________________
04 NHBP EM2
K24 Frankenstein Swap
212HP/178TQ

1 3 5
├┼┼┐
2 4 6 R

New K24 Turbo Build
sniperscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
©AZHT.net 2004-2018
Design by HTWoRKS