2.0L CivicX 2.0L Tuning - BIG Gains Confirmed For The Second Time

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Hello Civic X enthusiasts and Civic K20C2 fans,

Those who have been a bit skeptical as to what a tune really accomplishes with the K20C2, it's not without reason. When I tuned the Civic K20C2 engine for the first time the ridiculous drop in the power curve from the factory just never sat well with me. It looked downright awful. I could not imagine Honda putting a vehicle out tuned like that. I never posted dyno results because of this. While gains were obviously present, what if they weren't 100% accurate? I certainly don't want to misrepresent what we do here and I certainly don't want to misinform customers who may be looking... For anyone that asked about gains we mentioned a conservative figure of "10whp gains in the power dip by lowering VTEC and altering other parameters".

Well, I finally got another Civic K20C2 MT to verify our original results and try to push it a little further with what I've learned about the logic on this ECU since our original tuning session. It did the exact same thing on the factory pull - a huge dip in the power curve. I was able to achieve even better results this time around, as I picked up some additional power in the heart of the power band. Take a look at our dyno session.


Now I'm happy to post our latest dyno sheets! Up to 22 WHP / 18 lb-ft in the heart of the power band and 7 WHP peak to peak. It's no longer a debate whether tuning is worth it on the NA 2.0L and I imagine the upcoming @RV6 downpipe will help even more.

For those who already grabbed a unit and trusted our word, thank you and I'm so glad we were able to solidify this for you. For those of you who will now become a part of the family... welcome aboard. We're looking forward to having you here.

The latest tune will be in the next update of the software.

Thanks for taking a look!
J.R. - KTuner

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Hello Civic X enthusiasts and Civic K20C2 fans,

Those who have been a bit skeptical as to what a tune really accomplishes with the K20C2, it's not without reason. When I tuned the Civic K20C2 engine for the first time the ridiculous drop in the power curve from the factory just never sat well with me. It looked downright awful. I could not imagine Honda putting a vehicle out tuned like that. I never posted dyno results because of this. While gains were obviously present, what if they weren't 100% accurate? I certainly don't want to misrepresent what we do here and I certainly don't want to misinform customers who may be looking... For anyone that asked about gains we mentioned a conservative figure of "10whp gains in the power dip by lowering VTEC and altering other parameters".

Well, I finally got another Civic K20C2 MT to verify our original results and try to push it a little further with what I've learned about the logic on this ECU since our original tuning session. It did the exact same thing on the factory pull - a huge dip in the power curve. I was able to achieve even better results this time around, as I picked up some additional power in the heart of the power band. Take a look at our dyno session.


Now I'm happy to post our latest dyno sheets! Up to 22 WHP / 18 lb-ft in the heart of the power band and 7 WHP peak to peak. It's no longer a debate whether tuning is worth it on the NA 2.0L and I imagine the upcoming @RV6 downpipe will help even more.

For those who already grabbed a unit and trusted our word, thank you and I'm so glad we were able to solidify this for you. For those of you who will now become a part of the family... welcome aboard. We're looking forward to having you here.

The latest tune will be in the next update of the software.

Thanks for taking a look!
J.R. - KTuner

K20C2GAINS.jpg

K20C2PTP.jpg
The 2.0 guys are gonna love you
 

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Nice to see some stuff for the 2.0. I think the power drop around 6.6k rpm is interesting though. Wonder why its tuned like that from the factory...
 

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Nice to see some stuff for the 2.0. I think the power drop around 6.6k rpm is interesting though. Wonder why its tuned like that from the factory...
I wonder what they ended up changing in order to fix that big drop
 

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Sorry for the newb question but how do I get this tune for my 17 ex 2.0?
 

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Sorry for the newb question but how do I get this tune for my 17 ex 2.0?
Buy a Ktuner if you don’t already have one and it will be available on their next software update.
 

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Does it matter which K tuner I purchase? Can I purchase a used one or are they vin locked?
 

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Nice! Hopefully someone will release a turbo kit. It should make some good power with it
Agreed, I would only consider this platform if boosted. Wonder how rugged it is, guess we will find out shortly, I know Prl has future plans to create a turbo kit for the K20C2.
 

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This tune is now available for our 2.0 customers along with 2017 support and updated rev hang disable for our Manual Transmission owners! Update today!
 

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