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Makin A 97 Civic DX Fast With little cash

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by bizzy, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. bizzy

    bizzy Junior Member

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    I Have A 97 Civic Dx (d16y7) And I Want To Make It Fast But I Dont Have Alot Of Cash To Swap engines or put a turbo or super charger on it. What Are Some Cheap Things I Could Do To Make My Car Faster than it is?


    Current Mods:
    Cat back Exhaust
    Throttle body spacer (helix power tower)
    Air intake
    10.3mm Spark Plug Wirers
    NGK Plat Plugs
     
  2. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    start tearing the inside out of it. pull out all of your old factory airbox. get an intake manifold from a 92-95 dx, ex or si. you could also get a cam from a 88-91 crx si and you could run zc pistons along with an ex tranny from a 96-00 civic.

    hows that?
     
  3. SFPracing

    SFPracing Senior Member

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    On my 97 CX hatch I put an air fuel gauge in, B&M FPR, and a NOS 65 shot and went 15.0@93 on an almost empty bottle. The car had 14's in it. I pounded the engine and could not blow it up using 3 bottles a week and juicing it almost all the time. Just bumped the fuel pressure a bit and did a fresh set of plugs. If you add exhaust header, intake on top of that you'd be golden. Just use a microswitch full throttle switch for the juice and a covered arming switch. I also used redundant n20 solenoids to ensure I didn't get a stick open situation that would be very bad.
     
  4. bizzy

    bizzy Junior Member

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    Could i use a 96-00 civic intake manifold or does it have to be a only a 92-95 ?
     
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    y7civic Junior Member

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    You should get a 96-00 auto y8 intake manifold. The swap is pretty straight foward.
    If you have any questions reguarding this swap just message me.
     
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