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Old 06-17-2003, 01:09 AM
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I have honda ballade/4door civic

I am wanting to beef the performance up on my honda ballade
which is a 4 door civic for americans and others who dont get the ballade model

its a 2000 model with an 1800 motor
besides the k&n racing filter and wildcat free flow exhaust system what else can I do to the motor with out hurting my pocket?
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Old 06-17-2003, 05:40 AM
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Which 1800 engine?

I think your best bet for a car of this ilk (am assuming it is a daily driver), is to find out who makes the best tyres/pads for your car. Unless you want to spend a lot more money on it (not recommended if you want to sell it on again), you'll just kill its resale value.

Anyway you may wish to check this link for tuning your motor.

(P.S. Why did you choose this car?)
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:29 AM
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thanks for the link

my plan is use the car for daily use but to also try keep the resale value.
all engine mode I do will only be bolt on accesories so when it comes time to sell it all the extra's come off.

I still have the original mags and exhaust.

I choose this car due to the fact it is th fastest 1800 in its class and comes with all the trimings eg power windows, leather seats,air con and airbags

and does a 0-100kph in 8.6 secs this is a good starting point.

and it has a pretty good suspension

this is pretty quick for a std 4 door production car for its price.
I got it for about R70 000.

1 rand = 7 dollars
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Old 06-20-2003, 06:59 AM
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You will be wasting your money by spending lots of little bits in your pursuit of power. Your best bet is to save a wad of cash and get yourself a supercharger conversion. If you keep all your original bits that come off, come sale time you can put them all back in. Be warned though because depending on your next car the supercharger conversion won't swap over.

You cannot get decent grunt for nothing, unless your car has been de-tuned by the manufacturer (restricting airflow through airbox for example).

You've got to decide what you want to do.

Your other option is Nos but that's not for everyone (though it can be reliable no matter what they show in films).
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Old 06-21-2003, 12:35 AM
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Re: thanks for the link

Quote:
Originally posted by guyt_x
I got it for about R70 000.

1 rand = 7 dollars
You definately did the conversion wrong Nobody spends $490,000 on a Honda Civic

What he meant was...
1 Dollar = 7 Rand
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Old 06-23-2003, 12:45 AM
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hahah um ya ok

silly me
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Old 06-23-2003, 08:01 PM
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Forced induction or nitrous oxide are the only things that will get you some decent power gains.

A 1.8L will never really maintain drivability and produce high power with out some kind of 'power adder'
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:00 PM
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0-100kph is currently at 8.4secs

I would be happy just getting it down to 7secs flat.

and maybe a true tope end of 220kph - 230kph
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Old 06-24-2003, 07:09 AM
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Re: 0-100kph is currently at 8.4secs

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I would be happy just getting it down to 7secs flat.

and maybe a true tope end of 220kph - 230kph
Throw on a full intake.
Add headers and a 2.5" exhaust.
Swap your flywheel for a lighter one.
You'll probably have to swap both of your cam's out for a more aggressive mid/high RPM cam profile.

That should do it. The top end might be a little unrealistic, at least when I compare to what the Canadian 1.8L's are doing.
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Old 06-24-2003, 10:49 PM
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cool shot for the info

tanks
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Old 06-29-2003, 02:52 AM
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"American cars > are there any cars that can match up?"
"American cars > big engine and nothing else"
"cos american cars still cant handle worth shit."
"cars are normally crap cos they are american."
"a 2.0 litre Subaru will eat your gass guzzling V8 tanks."

You're making these kinds of comments, and you have a Civic!!!
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Old 06-29-2003, 12:03 PM
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LOL. I knew he drove a POS civic by the way he was talking.
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Old 06-29-2003, 11:07 PM
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yes a drive a civic

the import duties on subaru's into south africa are still very high so a subaru sti would cost me about half a million rand. um thats about $71 000

and honda's look nice so bite me
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Old 06-30-2003, 07:25 AM
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I will agree SOME hondas are nice.
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Old 06-30-2003, 10:54 PM
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pat on the head for

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