Mods for just a little more power

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Have a cvt 2017 sport touring.
Right now it has drop in k&n
And cat cut off to open up exhaust flow some.

I want the cvt to last as long as possible so I’m very Leary of going with any tuner even on lowest setting.

So I’m wondering without a tune is it beneficial at all to add the 2 aftermarket pipes? Or would a tune be needed if making that change



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This topic has been beaten to death. If you don’t drive like a complete moron. A tune isn’t going to do shit and ruin your car. Flash your car and call it a day.
 

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Have a cvt 2017 sport touring.
Right now it has drop in k&n
And cat cut off to open up exhaust flow some.

I want the cvt to last as long as possible so I’m very Leary of going with any tuner even on lowest setting.

So I’m wondering without a tune is it beneficial at all to add the 2 aftermarket pipes? Or would a tune be needed if making that change
What pipes are you talking about ? I’m sure you didn’t actually cut out your cat.. there’s no power to be made from an exhaust. Downpipe yes, you’ll likely get a engine light and need a tuner to clear it.
Just get a ktuner and don’t look back
 

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Tunes are basically safe as long as you drive like a non-maniac. And something like a Stage 1 or Starter 18 will make your car much more fun with little added stress.
 

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Tunes are basically safe as long as you drive like a non-maniac. And something like a Stage 1 or Starter 18 will make your car much more fun with little added stress.
What constitutes as non-maniac? Like never redlining your car?
 

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Maniac: Constantly power launching, miss-shifting, anti-lag flames shooting out etc...

Non-maniac: You certainly can go to redline all you want.

It's a question of respecting the fact you have a lot more power than Honda intended.
 

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I have a prl dp/fp combo catless, greddy exhaust, prl intake with race maf running stage 2 ktuner....no issues for over a year I've been running it.
 

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Get a tune and don't drive like you're in a race car. You'll have your power when you need it and won't really be hurting your car or gas milage when you're not. It's quite literally the easiest mod you can do without doing much at all. Exhaust, etc. Isn't going to give you much power.
 

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Get a tune and don't drive like you're in a race car. You'll have your power when you need it and won't really be hurting your car or gas milage when you're not. It's quite literally the easiest mod you can do without doing much at all. Exhaust, etc. Isn't going to give you much power.
Can confirm. 18 sport hatch CVT with 21psi tune. I don't come close to redline, don't launch, but I have the power when I need it. Makes the car a lot of fun, currently at 34mpg on current tank with about 50/50 city/hwy driving. I usually average 30-36mpg depending on how frisky I get with the throttle on city streets
 

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We went with the PRL Cobra CAI Race MAF and KTuner with TSP Stage 1 tune and are stoked with the results!
 

                           





















































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