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  1. Join Date
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    #1
    good pm guys
    pa advise naman po
    i do have ph16 vtec and gusto i upgrade ng konte ung engine
    mechanic advised to upgrade box / camgear / headers

    unahin ko sana 421 headers and camgear
    will there be a significant diff. if nag upgrade ako nang ito munang 2?

    or mag ipon ng sabay2 na lang

    aabutin daw ng 30k lahat pati ung box

    salamat po

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    #2
    Quote Originally Posted by xeno8 View Post
    good pm guys
    pa advise naman po
    i do have ph16 vtec and gusto i upgrade ng konte ung engine
    mechanic advised to upgrade box / camgear / headers

    unahin ko sana 421 headers and camgear
    will there be a significant diff. if nag upgrade ako nang ito munang 2?

    or mag ipon ng sabay2 na lang

    aabutin daw ng 30k lahat pati ung box

    salamat po
    in what condition is your car right now?
    personally,
    i'd "restore" the car to as factory-spec as i can.
    "no upgrades."
    but that's just me.
    Last edited by dr. d; July 28th, 2020 at 12:36 AM.

  3. Join Date
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr. d View Post
    in what condition is your car right now?
    personally,
    i'd "restore" the car to as factory-spec as i can.
    "no upgrades."
    but that's just me.
    im actually considering this one din..
    and slap b16a in the near future instead.. pag naka ipon

    but i wonder how much would i need to save for b16 na isasalpak na lang or pwd i swap ung ph16 vtec para bumaba ang price

    thank you

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    #4
    Consult na lng with speedlab. Dyno before and after...

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    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by xeno8 View Post
    good pm guys
    pa advise naman po
    i do have ph16 vtec and gusto i upgrade ng konte ung engine
    mechanic advised to upgrade box / camgear / headers

    unahin ko sana 421 headers and camgear
    will there be a significant diff. if nag upgrade ako nang ito munang 2?

    or mag ipon ng sabay2 na lang

    aabutin daw ng 30k lahat pati ung box

    salamat po
    headers sige

    palitan mo narin ng air filter

    pero adjustable camgear?

    wala naman masyado benefit yan sa SOHC

    sa DOHC meron

    --

    sayang pera

    mag engine swap ka nalang b16b galing sa type r

  6. Join Date
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    Keep the car stock and use it as your daily driver. Less head aches and less maintenance cost than swapping a more powerful engine. Costly din engine swap because you have to change LTO documents, change the clutch, and also upgrade suspension (no amount of engine power is useful if you canít keep all wheels on the tarmac). Not to mention dealing with all kinds of engine error codes.

    Save the money to buy a more capable car. Maybe get an Evo or WRX as these are designed to be sporty in the first place.


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    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by xeno8 View Post
    good pm guys
    pa advise naman po
    i do have ph16 vtec and gusto i upgrade ng konte ung engine
    mechanic advised to upgrade box / camgear / headers

    unahin ko sana 421 headers and camgear
    will there be a significant diff. if nag upgrade ako nang ito munang 2?

    or mag ipon ng sabay2 na lang

    aabutin daw ng 30k lahat pati ung box

    salamat po
    Changing Air Filter



    Changing Headers



    Older guys like me will keep the car as stock as possible, then have it replaced by a newer car later.

    I'm honestly not sure if your car is a 5th or 6th Gen Civic...

    Before you increase the power... Think about your goals... Are you trying to be as fast as modern cars? Straight line or stable kahit sa highway?

    Tama yung suggestion earlier to bring it to a shop with a Dyno, para makita mo muna yung power na available pa sa car mo.

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