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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
Before we bought our 10th Gen 2017 Honda Civic Si coupe, we didn't quite know what we wanted to do in the way of tuning. To be honest, we went to the forums to see what people were saying about the different platforms. We decided on KTuner and so far, we're happy with what we've been able to do with the car through this stock ECU tuning software.Read More
After enthusiasts began modifying the 2016 and newer 10th Gen Honda Civic models, it was pretty apparent that Honda didn't equip the 6 speed manual transmissions with a clutch that could hold much more than stock power and torque levels, at least in the 1.5T engine. Even for us with our 10th Gen Civic Si project car, we only reached the point of putting on a turboback exhaust, intake, and a custom ECU tune with our KTuner V2 before we were forced to replace the clutch if we wanted to move forward with the build since it was starting to slip. At that time, ACT hadn't released their clutch yet but now that it's available and we're going to try to get you up to speed on what their kits include and some basic info that'll help you decide which ACT kit is right for you and your 10th Gen.Read More