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Cobb Tuning is good at keeping secrets, I guess. A couple weeks before their official release, they teased us with the good ol' coming soon post with a picture of a 10th Gen Civic Type R. It appears almost nobody knew about it. Usually, we hear things here and there that excite us and we get to watch it unfold. But we didn't see this coming, I'm not sure many did. Cobb getting (back) into Honda is pretty cool.Read More
Here's what we have on the 2017 Civic Si: an aFe Turboback Exhaust, AEM Intake, and created a custom calibration through our KTuner device. The Honda is running great and has significantly improved in both power and torque, over stock. We're currently using 91 octane pump gas only. However, we've seen evidence that a better intercooler would help us out a lot. So the Mishimoto core, designed specifically for our Civic, was called to duty.Read More
Exhaust systems are more than just noise makers, they provide performance benefits by helping to clear the spent air from the engine quickly and efficiently. These days the major brands making exhaust systems for the Honda Civic Si are very comparable in terms of performance, which means their sounds are what really set them apart. Wider diameters make deeper noises, less resonators and small mufflers are louder, and the only way to choose is to hear them. We made video clips for fourteen different exhausts to help you decide, scroll down to hear what we think about each setup.Read More
Engine mounts make a world of difference, especially in a front wheel drive car like the Civic Si. OEM engine mounts are made of rubber and designed for comfort. Soft and full of voids, they allow the engine to twist and shift in the engine bay, causing the handling to feel very loose. Upgrading these mounts will stop the engine from pitching and swaying. They will keep your wheels on the ground, improving throttle response, and grip while driving hard.Read More
As I get deeper into the Honda scene, and spend more time at the top end of my rev dial, I can appreciate taking some extra time to find the right clutch for your build. Honda Civics are famous for being over engineered and seem to love being thrashed, but finding a clutch with the same sentiments can be tricky. So get out your pad and pen, and let's get to work.Read More
With any turbocharged car, you have to cool down the air after it gets compressed in the turbo and before it reaches the engine. With very few exceptions, the majority of turbocharged vehicles, including the 10th Gen Civic 1.5T and Type R models, use an air-to-air intercooler to get the job done. Intercooler placement is important so it receives a cooler sample of air to transfer the heat to: Both Civic models use a front mounted intercooler, which is ideal. So why would you need to upgrade and what do you gain from it? 4 Great Reasons to Buy an Intercooler For Your 10th Gen Turbo CivicRead More