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The Civic has Boost! 2017+ Honda Civic 1.5T Intake R&D, Part 5 – Civic Si Development

Ever since the mid-1980s, the Si has had a reputation for adding just the right amount of flavor to the standard Civic. With a tablespoon of suspension upgrades, an ounce of body kitting and interior trim, and just a dash of extra power, the Si follows the same recipe that Volkswagen set with the MK1 GTI. As the Civic has … Continue Reading ››

Heavy Breathing – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample and Test Results

At some point early on in our car obsessed years, we’ve all dropped in a cone filter, with a shiny tube, possibly with some flimsy heat shielding and called it an intake. We’ve also claimed we could feel the unharnessed power now bellowing out from under the hood. We’ve all been guilty of it. Really, it was just louder, and … Continue Reading ››

Heavy Breathing – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake R&D, Part 2 – Design and Prototype Fabrication

Intakes are typically the first modification that any automotive enthusiast would recommend in the name of quick power gains. It’s really no surprise either. If you take a look at any modern vehicle on the road today, including the Civic Type R, stock intakes are full of silencers, restriction points, and accordion-style hoses. Those are three things that I know … Continue Reading ››

Heavy Breathing – 2017+ Honda Civic Type R Performance Intake R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review

66 out of 100. That might not sound too impressive, but when it comes to the top 100 Nürburgring lap times, any manufacturer would be honored to even make the list. 66 is where the current Civic Type R sits with a time of 7:43.8, making it the fastest front wheel drive car to hit this notorious 12-mile stretch of … Continue Reading ››

The Rise to Power – Downpipe R&D, Part 2: A Working Prototype

Downpipes are a choke point in many turbocharged vehicles when it comes to exhaust flow. As opposed to naturally aspirated cars, less serious thought needs to go into the size of the exhaust piping. In most cases the system just needs to be bigger in diameter, maximizing what you can within the alotted design space. The downpipe on the Camaro 2.0T’s … Continue Reading ››