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Greetings 10th Gen Forum!

We purchased an EX-T Civic a few months back to develop our 10th Gen Civic product line on, but put the project on the back-burner to grow our other product lines until the MT 1.5Ts and Si were within grasp (our Si will arrive soon!). Now that the MT cars have become more readily available and the Si is near, it's time to get the ball rolling! Last week we began tearing into our EX-T. Here are some teasers! ;)


Out with the old!



In with the new!

Due to the great success and support of our divided end tank 8th and 9th Gen intercoolers, we've decided to implement the divider(s) into a similar 10th Gen intercooler setup. We understand that the 1.5L motor and turbocharger is much smaller than the 2.0L and 2.4L K-Series engines that are using turbos capable of 50+ lbs/min, so we will be utilizing smaller diamter intercooler piping with a few other tricks to reduce turbo lag for quick spool. However, our intercooler will still be capable of big numbers for future power goals. Stay tuned for more!

Up next the 10th Gen community can expect an intake system w/ airbox, downpipe, intermediate pipe, cat-back exhaust system and much much more!
 

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All this will be ok with a CVT also correct? I know you said Si and manual in the 1st post. I have a 17 Sport Hatchback with the center exhaust, will you be working on a system for that configuration also??
 

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All this will be ok with a CVT also correct? I know you said Si and manual in the 1st post. I have a 17 Sport Hatchback with the center exhaust, will you be working on a system for that configuration also??
This car is a CVT EX-T, so yes our FMIC kit will fit the CVT and MT Coupe, Sedan and Hatchback.

We tore into the factory exhaust today in an effort to start moving forward with the intermediate pipe and downpipe. Here is what we got done today on our 3" intermediate piece which will utilize a flex section and factory exhaust mounting/hanger points.






The factory intermediate pipe's ID measures right below 2".
 

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Patiently waiting til you say on sale now^^^^Welcome to the forum guys.I remember y'all from the 9th.
 

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This car is a CVT EX-T, so yes our FMIC kit will fit the CVT and MT Coupe, Sedan and Hatchback.

We tore into the factory exhaust today in an effort to start moving forward with the intermediate pipe and downpipe. Here is what we got done today on our 3" intermediate piece which will utilize a flex section and factory exhaust mounting/hanger points.






The factory intermediate pipe's ID measures right below 2".
Meant to say will the CVT handle all these bolt on power upgrades with a tune?? I know the turbo CVT is built stronger than the NA 2.0 but just not sure how much stronger. S mode on my 17 hatchback sport is pretty impressive, then you can use a manual paddle shift mode in S mode also.
 

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We're trying to get this project into production for you guys soon! Thank you, it's nice to see the community staying together. :)
I came from the 8th gen board/community. Loving this 10th and I saw your downpipe mock up post and after what Vit said about a downpipe probably being the best bolt on and ya'll being who he generally uses,Ill be patiently waiting for the "now available" as well! Good too ya'll working on stuff for us and contributing to the forum
 

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Meant to say will the CVT handle all these bolt on power upgrades with a tune?? I know the turbo CVT is built stronger than the NA 2.0 but just not sure how much stronger. S mode on my 17 hatchback sport is pretty impressive, then you can use a manual paddle shift mode in S mode also.
It's hard to say, time will tell. I don't think that these bolt-ons will be the death of the factory CVT trans. We've had pretty good luck with the 2015+ WRX platform's CVT trans holding considerably more torque.

I came from the 8th gen board/community. Loving this 10th and I saw your downpipe mock up post and after what Vit said about a downpipe probably being the best bolt on and ya'll being who he generally uses,Ill be patiently waiting for the "now available" as well! Good too ya'll working on stuff for us and contributing to the forum
That's great to hear! I think that the the piping in the FMIC kit along with the downpipe/intermediate pipe will be some of the best bolt-on mods available. We might have one more trick up our sleeve as well too, we will see. ;)
 

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This car is a CVT EX-T, so yes our FMIC kit will fit the CVT and MT Coupe, Sedan and Hatchback.

We tore into the factory exhaust today in an effort to start moving forward with the intermediate pipe and downpipe. Here is what we got done today on our 3" intermediate piece which will utilize a flex section and factory exhaust mounting/hanger points.






The factory intermediate pipe's ID measures right below 2".
Ill gladly be a beta tester.I already have flash pro.
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Intake(s) w/ air box, downpipe, etc are all in the works!

Deathklok, we will keep that in mind!


Pictured here is a 3D rendering of our Civic X 1.5T downpipe. This piece will be constructed of 16 gauge 304 stainless tubing and optional cat. We are currently working on testing a 300 Cell (CPSI) cat with a unique high-load coating. As of now, Hondata has no plans on allowing users and tuners to turn off the CEL for deleting their cat. Because if this we wanted to give the public a way to pick up performance without throwing a CEL. However, there will be a catless version offered in case K-Tuner plans on filling in this void or somebody else has another trick up their sleeve. ;)


Pictured here is our 3" intermediate pipe/midpipe. The factor piece is only ~2" ID!


This is what our raw materials will look like before being cut up for assembly!

Stay tuned for updates on pricing, performance gains, datalogs/tech info and an ETA! We will also be doing a group buy once information is finalized!
 

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Ahh a catted downpipe.
 

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I can't wait to see the new downpipe on my
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I can't wait to see the new downpipe on my
car.
You on the preorder list? Trying to decide, definitely interested, gotta convince the wifey thats it ok to spend that kind of money on the car, then she gets to match my spend on whatever she wants lol!
 

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So, we finally got around to testing the catted version on our CVT shop car. The results were rather impressive!

Listed below is a dyno graph depicting a bone stock 1.5T CVT dyno without a flash (blue line), the same car with our catted downpipe and front pipe (red line), and the same car with our catted downpipe, front pipe and Hondata's +6 PSI reflash (green line). Peak torque came in about 400 RPM sooner than with the factory cat and the car picked up massive amounts of bottom end power, over 40 whp and 50 ft/lbs of tq to be exact, at about 4300 RPM. Peak gains were 10 whp and 14 ft/lbs tq while these gains held true throughout the entire power-band, with over 20 ft/lbs tq gains up top.

We initially expected similar gains from the catless version, but these catted results blew us out of the water. We can't wait to see what sort of gains we will see from the catless version once Vit tests both versions on his 6MT car.




Catted Downpipe + Front Pipe Gains WITHOUT Tuning:
400 RPM increase in peak torque
40+ hp and 50+ ft/lbs tq down low
10 hp and 14 ft/lbs tq at peak
10 hp and 14-20+ ft/lbs tq throughout mid-range/top
 

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Those are some fantastic gains with the tune. I'm sure you'll have better gains with the catless downpipes.
Most definitely! Results will be posted shortly!

Also, for anyone hoping that an angled defouler or o2 spacer will clear any CELS, this does not look to be the case in the past week of street testing.

As much as we would like to see this assembly purchased together for maximum performance and optimal price point, we have listed the down pipe and front pipe for sale separately after popular request. To follow typical PRL suit, the downpipe and front pipe are available for 10% off intro pricing, but will not be affected by the pre-order, meaning that the names of purchasers will not be added to the combo pre-order and pricing on individual downpipes/front pipes will not see over 10% discount. Pre-order customers are still eligible for 15%-20% discount.
 
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