The Tuned Civic X Reliability Experience Survey

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An exhaust is mostly just sound.

On the other hand, a tuning device changes the car's driveability completely. Big power gains, less lag, no rev hang, better throttle response, better traction control... on and on. With your bolt-on's though, I'd recommend a custom tune.

Ultimately it comes down to whether you want more show or more go.
That’s for the advice man. If I end up goin with ktuner with my mods at the moment can I run on one of their base map tunes that it comes with it? I’m new to all of this . Just want to play it safe .



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You could but you would want to monitor things like your fuel trims for sure.
 
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Reposting with update.
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2019 Honda Civic Si Coupé

Total tuned time: 6 months

Total tune mileage: 13,500 KM

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner v2

Tunes used: Dual 19.5/23 psi tune, Custom tune that eases into the boost to have a smoother more gradual torque curve. TSP tune still going to be purchased eventually...

Fuel used: 93 octane

Additional engine mods: PRL SRI, Mishimoto Oil Catch Can.

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Normal when going to work. Spirited when out for a cruise. Very aggressive when on the track or when I take a trip to “Mexico”
 
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Appreciate the update. Will update the stats.
 
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Just got my ktuner 1.2
I just flash 19.5/23.5 psi
With K&N CAI and straight pipe exhaust.
Any modification/suggestions that i can do? Without harming any parts of the car. Please send help thank you!
 
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Just got my ktuner 1.2
I just flash 19.5/23.5 psi
With K&N CAI and straight pipe exhaust.
Any modification/suggestions that i can do? Without harming any parts of the car. Please send help thank you!
I suggest you make a separate post as this is mainly for posting tuned miles and modifications
 
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Vehicle: 2018 Sport Touring Hatch

Total tuned time: <1 month

Total tuned mileage: <200 miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner v1.2

Tunes used: TSP Stage 1

Fuel used: Shell 93

Additional engine mods: PRL Stage 1 intake

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: More on the aggressive side but very rarely WOT

Tuning experience notes: First time tuning and it went without a hitch. Been doing a lot of reading on the forums here, which has been incredibly helpful. Unfortunately, due to current situations, I'm maybe leaving my house once a week so probably won't be racking up too many miles anytime soon.
 
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Thanks for adding a survey. I'm still trying to figure out why so few tuned (or formerly tuned) owners are posting their reliability survey. I still believe this survey is useful but only really works if more people post their tuning experiences.
 

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This is an update from my previous post on here.

Vehicle: 2018 Si Sedan

Total tuned time: 3 months

Total tuned mileage: ~984 miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V2

Fuel used: Shell 91, Chevron 91 and Costco 91

Additional engine mods: PRL Cobra Street Cold Air Intake, 27Won Front Mount Intercooler (newly installed as of 4/1/20)

Future additional engine mods: 27Won W1

Tuning experiences notes: Noticed a large drop in knock control and IAT2 after 27Won FMIC install. Knock control now pins at the low-mid 0.7's instead of the low 0.9's after several pulls. Knock control also drops much faster, took around a minute to drop from 0.7 to 0.56. It would take nearly 10 minutes of steady cruising to begin the drop in knock control. You can take a look at my review on the 27Won FMIC for more information:
https://www.civicx.com/threads/27won-front-mount-intercooler-review-with-datalogs.47613/

Problems/Issues as of last post: None!
 

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Vehicle: 2017 Civic Hatchback Sport 6MT

Total tuned time: <1 Month

Total tuned mileage: <50 Miles

Tuning device(s) used:
KTuner V2

Tunes used: KTuner Dual Map w/ quick adjustments, no Early Spool

Fuel used: Chevron 91 (CA Winter Blend :banghead:)

Additional engine mods: K&N Drop-In Filter

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Mostly mild save open roads, highway onramp pulls, canyon runs... alright maybe not so mild.

Tuning experience notes: Since I'm stuck at home for the foreseeable future, I decided to start tuning. The whole process is super easy, save a bit of forum crawling to research certain options. What a huge difference. Even the starter tune really wakes the car up. I'm still playing around with all the options and which fit my driving. Seeing more information about my car's systems really changes how I drive as well, as now I'm paying attention to coolant, intake temps, knock control, etc.
 

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UPDATE:
Previous data will be in ()

Vehicle: 2017 Civic SI

Total tuned time: 19 months (previously 15)

Total tuned mileage: ~20,000miles
(was ~13,000 In previous post)

Tuning device(s) used: Nothing new to report
(Hondata flashpro, currently using KTuner v1.2)

Tunes used: Currently on a custom from
D-Rob using ktuner. (Custom tune on Hondata, Hondata +9psi, KTuner dual 19.5 and 23 psi map)

Fuel used: Nothing new to report
(Sunoco 93, Exxon 93, Shell 93, 93 at PX shop exchange gas station)

Additional engine mods: Prl big turbo gtx2060R
(Prl Cobra CAI, was previously on K&N performance intake system, Prl intercooler and charge pipes, catless downpipe, frontpipe, takeda 3-2 1/2in exhaust, fx400 with single mass lightweight flywheel)

Problems/issues: Had a over boost issue on the first day after I put the turbo kit on. Has since been corrected and has not cropped up again.
(On hondata +9 psi, engine went into limp mode about 3 times within 2 week period. Seemed to happen when I suddenly let off the throttle after WOT between 4k-5k rpms. Turning the engine off and then back on fixed the issue. Havent had this issue crop up again since then.)

Driving style: My day to day driving style is relaxed and sometimes slightly speedy. Highway driving is spirited, including a few WOT here and there.
(occasionally relaxed, mainly spirited, very aggressive on curvy roads, a few pulls here and there a day.)

Tuning experience notes: Other than the issues already listed, the car has been running pretty good. I do all maintenance and mod installs myself since I don't feel comfortable letting others work on my car. I feel like this let's me stay on top of any issues that may arise.

I got the car at 10,800 miles. I do not know exactly how long but the car was already custom tuned from the previous owner. I also do not know how well he cared for it but seeing as how he had a blow-off valve(which we know is bad for this car) installed and the custom tune had peak torque hitting at 2500rpm(also bad having peak torque so low In the rpms) He may not have known how to care for it best.

I'm now at 30k miles, ~2,500 of those are with the turbo kit, and the car is still running strong.
doesnt the prl big turbo kit come with a bov?
 

                           
































































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