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With my older Civic, i found Spoon Sports and T1R to be my top favorites for performance. I used some Injen parts in the past, but i ended up selling them within weeks of buying it.

What are your favorite aftermarket performance brands?
 

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Whats a good bolt on mod for the Civic?

I'm curious what would you guys normally put on your Civic? Looking for something that doesn't cost too much but has decent gains. Assuming the 2012 Civic still uses the same K20 motor that's in the 8th gen Civic. What would you guys recommend?
 

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from past experience with civics im going to have to say real cold air intakes. not one of those cheap knockoffs. like one thats been researched and tested by the manufacturer. something like k&n would be a good one to go with. it will give you a lil bit of a hp bump but it will also give you a noticeable change in the engines responsiveness.
 

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I would have to agree with car crazy! Intake is the cheapest bolt-on mod u can do and it defintely gives the car more pep and it sounds a bit better and deeper, Plus it helps your car breathe better. I personally had Injen SRI, but AEM and K&N is good too. Afetr this you should go for your exhaust and then header for last cause thats usually the most expensive and if you plan to do it yourself it takes longer than installing intake or exhaust but you'll get some true power out of all 3!
 

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AEM, Mugen, Spoon, that I can remember right off the top of my head
 

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Spoon 4 LIFE

just look at their showroom, it's Honda heaven.

Has anyone ever been to a vehicle tuning company's showroom like this?

 

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AEM, K&N, GReddy, and HFP all have products I have had success with in the past. Although, I suppose HFP is only sort of aftermarket...
 

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Cold Air vs Short Ram

Ok so here is the question....which one are you running and why? Reason i ask is because you can run a cold air intake but you run a high chance of sucking in water during winter which could be a huge problem, or you run a short ram and now your sucking in hot air which could actally decrease and hurt decrease your numbers? Or maybe you run the cold air during the dry months and the ram during the winter.....so what's your choice?

sorry this should have been a poll.....
 

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I don't really know much about this kind of thing, but I've seen a lot of setups with the CAI and it has a kind of cover on the filter, maybe that's to prevent the water?
 

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Short Ram, I got a deal from a friend...

But, I'ld rather have a CAI because of the better all around performance, short rams are good for low end power (so i hear) while the engine is still cool. I think people mostly run short rams because of it's availability in that it's easy to find and usually cheaper than cold airs as well as it's interchangeability in that the same intake can usually work on a number of different vehicles.

CAI's are a bit harder to find locally because they are made specifically to fit your engine, thus it's lesser availability.
 

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I had a CAI on all of my cars. The EP3 sucked up water...only a little bit and stalled...but started right back up.

Then with the FA5, I came close to sucking up water when it rained a ton in San Antonio. So I had enough and just made my own "Icebox"...basically used the stock intake and redid the rest of the intake tubes to capture air below. I had more hp with that than with other FA5's running SRI when I went to a dyno day.

So in the end, from my experience...I'll be sticking with a custom intake utilizing the stock intake box.
 

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Injen CAI currently on the EP3.

If I was to get this new 2012 Civic SI Sedan, I'll also be getting a CAI but will only get the CARB legal one as I'm from California. I guess it won't be till a long time.
 

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I had a CAI on all of my cars. The EP3 sucked up water...only a little bit and stalled...but started right back up.

Then with the FA5, I came close to sucking up water when it rained a ton in San Antonio. So I had enough and just made my own "Icebox"...basically used the stock intake and redid the rest of the intake tubes to capture air below. I had more hp with that than with other FA5's running SRI when I went to a dyno day.

So in the end, from my experience...I'll be sticking with a custom intake utilizing the stock intake box.

good info, thx buddy! Do you hav any pics of this install? i'd like to see how you did it.
 
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