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Hello all,

I'm an old school hot rodder (gen x) and we drive Hondas or sometimes Acuras (leases). Currentl family car is a 16 Ody and my DD is a 16 Civic LX w/6MT. The LX goes back in the next few days and I'll be into a EX-T 6MT coupe.

Since they are special lease deals I can't modify the cars drivetrains. But I can do small things that can be restored to stock in a few minutes. On the coupe I'm most interested in adding a SUB that can be transferred to the next lease.

I've been an OEM automotive engineer for over 25yrs and if there is anything I can help with (including old school muscle cars) just let me know. Not to brag.. it's fair to say I know a thing or two about cars. :cool:

Regards, Rich in Ohio.
 

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Welcome to the forum.Ive had my fare share of 60s Ford Galaxies.
 

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Hello Rich ,
I also had my share of 60's and 70's muscle cars, it's good to meet a fellow Hot Rodder on this forum. (For me former rodder unfortunately)
I own a 2016 Civic EXT Coupe, this is my first Honda (besides their motorcycles) and I would like to achieve more horses from the engine and more torque. I basically know nothing about computerized engine.
What would be the best way to achieve this without breaking the bank!
I am retired now so I am on a budget.
Welcome to the Forum, and thank you for any suggestions you can offer.
Onelife from NYC.
 

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Hi OneLife, I think you have the CVT trans right?

I have a fair amount of experience tuning fords. I've done NA, SC, and N2O. And what I spent most of my time on was transmission tuning. It's amazing how much more intuitive you can make a car feel with time spent tuning the trans.

Anyway, mines a company lease so I can't mod it. If I did though.. the EX-T can see some huge gains from a tune for 91 or 93 octane.
If I owned mine.. I'd:
- get a true CIA kit with a conical filter and put a "outerwears" pre filter on it. (must pull in cool air. Not engine room air)
- Get a tune from Hondata. (or I might tune it myself with a wideband and data logging)
- Lower the car about 1/2" (progressive springs)
- Get lighter wheels & run summer tires
- Tint the windows 35% w/ceramic tint
- seal and wax the paint
- replace the speakers and add a SUB like this -> http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Subwoofers/Powered+Subwoofer/TS-WX70DA

Since mines a lease that will go back in a yr I'll just add the sub. Not sure what I'll get next yr but so far I'm impressed with the civic. I mean the value is simply excellent in my opinion.

Regards, Rich
 
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