Just bought my first 2015 Civic, need advice on performance enhancement

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  1. Joseph Perez

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    Looking into performance enhancement, also looking to increase my knowledge on not only civics but all cars.
     

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  2. mySIck

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    What are your goals? Do you plan on going forced induction like Supercharged or turbocharged?
     
  3. Joseph Perez

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    I’m thinking turbocharged, not 100% sure yet
     
  4. Joseph Perez

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    I’ll be honest, don’t know much about cars, just a man trying to learn
     
  5. webby
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    I think borla and takeda are the two companies that I can think of off hand that make an exhaust for the non-si civic. The sad truth is the majority of aftermarket parts are made for the Si model. The r18 engine in the base civic is really made for fuel economy and doesn't really respond well to modifications, unless you're planning on spending like 5 grand on a turbo setup and a custom tune. The oem ECU will keep adjusting itself if you just toss aftermarket parts at the car, and it can actually make less power with aftermarket parts.

    hondata and ktuner are 2 options for loading a custom tune to your ecu so that you can take advantage of aftermarket parts.

    an older thread where r18 owners were posting their mods and stuff can be found here if you'd like to read/learn
    http://9thcivic.com/forum/threads/show-me-your-r18-list-your-mods-plans-if-any.6729/
     
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  6. mySIck

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    I completely understand that I have gotten a lot of useful information from this site. I just noticed you have a Non-SI version. I can't give much insight into the R18 (Motor that is in your car). But I am sure @webby knows someone who can help out.
     
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    @Jake LXer may want to chime in. He ended up going with forced induction on his LX model.
     
  8. Joseph Perez

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    So are you saying it’s a bad idea to make mods to this car?
    e you
     
  9. webby
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    There are plenty of appearance mods, suspension, wheels etc that you can do. Just be aware of what you’re getting into with “performance” power add-ons.
     
  10. mySIck

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    There is always motor swaps. That way you can start with a better platform.
     
  11. ron v

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    Do u live in so cal? U have the same name as my cousin lol. Any who. @Jake LXer might be a good member to look up if ur looking to mod ur r18.

    I would take a look at the diy and build thread sections in this forum. A lot of knowledgeable dudes who have done some nice mods to their cars. If ur looking to learn...
     
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  12. webby
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    You maybe just found your cousin. :thumbsup: I’ll let them respond though.
     
  13. ron v

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    Na my cousin would never buy a Honda.
     
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  14. Joseph Perez

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    Yeah man I live in Santa Clarita, near six flags haha but sounds good, thank you!
     
  15. webby
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    Did we make a family connection? :bananapop:
     
  16. Joseph Perez

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    Close but not quite haha
     
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    Welcome & Congrats :bighug:
     
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  18. Jake LXer

    Jake LXer Jaykwabee and the R18

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    Welcome to the site, if you plan on going FI; do it. I wasted a lot of money on overpriced engine “performance” parts and never got the satisfaction I’m getting from boost. Although I will say these cars are awesome at cornering and handling if you decide to go that route, there are a lot of suspension modifications you can do that will make your car solid
     
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  19. Joseph Perez

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    The only thing that had me concerned is @webby saying that the engine wouldn’t respond well to mods or something along those lines
     
  20. Jake LXer

    Jake LXer Jaykwabee and the R18

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    He’s right, these motors are made to sip gas and no matter what bolt on mods you buy you’ll gain almost nothing in performance even with a tune
     

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