The Tuned Civic X Reliability Survey (All Models)

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Vehicle: 2017 Civic XT Hatchback CVT
Total tuned time: 24 months

Total tuned mileage: 55,000+ miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V1.2

Tunes used: Ktuner 2 set to aggressive with custom boost

Fuel used: 93 only

Additional engine mods: none

Problems/issues: none

Driving style:
normal with spirited pulls for fun

Tuning experience notes: Ktuner wakes the car up, and it's always fun to drive, esp. in cooler temps.
Thanks for posting. 55,000 problem-free tuned miles is fantastic. :thumbsup:



 
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Vehicle: 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport 6MT
Total tuned time: 1 month

Total mileage: 3450 miles

Total tuned mileage: 500 miles

Tuning Devices used: Hondata Race

Tunes used: +9 basemap, improved throttle response and rev hang delete.

Fuel Used: 91

Additional engine mods: K&N SRI, PRL catted downpipe, and Borla Catback exhaust.

Problems/issues: Power falls a little flat after 4000 rpm and my LTFT at idle runs consistently in the -10% range or lower depending on how long i drove before idling.

Driving style: 60% normal driving with 40% spirited driving. no launches since I've owned the car.

Tuned experience notes: the +9 basemap wakes the car up quite a bit, fuel economy dropped from 34 to 31, and acceleration in high gears is greatly improved over stock. No clutch slip whatsoever.
 
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Vehicle: 2017 si

Total tuned time: around 1 year

Total tuned mileage: Ktuner basemap 3000, tsp stage 1 5000, currently tsp stage 2 1000

Tuning device(s) used: ktuner v1.2

Tunes used: 23psi basemap aggressive settings, tsp stage 1, tsp stage 2

Fuel used: 91 shell, 91 shell and shell e85 mixed e37

Additional engine mods: Prl cobra street, plm intercooler, type r retro clutch

Problems/issues: tune wise none, other engine valve cover leak at 4k, gas cap actuator 8k, body control module and battery 27k

Driving style: daily driver with normal street driving with aggressive pulls hear and there

Tuning experience notes: never tuned before but really simple with ktuner and car is much more fun to drive
 

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Vehicle: 2020 Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Total tuned time: 2 months

Total tuned mileage: 1,000+ miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V2

Tunes used: TSP Stage 1 for non-Si

Fuel used: ARCO/Shell 91 Octane

Additional engine mods: None yet

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Slightly speedy with aggressive bursts from time to time unless I have other people in the car with me :).

Tuning experience notes: I've used Hondata and KTuner base tunes and. now the TSP Stage 1 tune, and I've read a lot. That's it.
 
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TUNED CIVIC X RELIABILTY SURVEY STATS (as of 1/24/20)

Total tuned participants: 189
Total tuned miles driven: 2,744,000 (estimated)

Tuned cars with major failures: 5 *
Percentage of tuned cars running reliably: 97.3% **

Transmission type: CVT (58); Manual (131)

Hondata used as tuning device: 50
KTuner used as tuning device: 152
JB4 used as tuning device: 1

Pro custom tune file used: 39
Most used non-base tune: TSP Stage 1 (67)

Most tuned vehicle: Civic Si
Most used fuel: 93 octane (100)

Hopefully more members who were previously tuned or are currently tuned will chime in with their survey.

And again, thank you to all that have already contributed. :thumbsup:
 

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Vehicle: 2018 Civic Sedan SI

Total tuned time: 7 months

Total tuned mileage: 13,000+ miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V2

Tunes used: KTUNERV2 19/23 PSI MAP/ CURRENTLY ON TSP STG 1

Fuel used: SHELL, CHEVRON, MOBIL SOMETIMES ARCO

Additional engine mods: PRL Cobra Race intank, Prl Street DP/FP, Injen front mount intercooler, injen intercooler piping.

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Aggressive street sprinted driving, Aggressive Canyon driving, normal driving...

extra comments: knock control has seen .82. Always let me engine warm up before going WOT
What clutch do you have?
 

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Vehicle: 2018 si coupe

Total tuned time: 16months since 1k miles

Total tuned mileage: 19k miles

Tuning device(s) used: Ktuner v1.2

Tunes used: KTuner 21.5/map stage1+

Fuel used: any 93

Additional engine mods: modified Map intake, prl intercooler

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Mixed
What clutch do you have?
 



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Vehicle: 2017 Civic Sport Hatch 6MT

Total tuned time: unknown

Total tuned mileage: unknown

Tuning device(s) used: KTUNER V2

Tunes used: Ktuner Stage 1 and Stage 2

Fuel used: 91 octane Top Tier

Additional engine mods: First Thermal R&D Exhaust for Sport Hatch

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Reasonable with pulls onto freeway at times and spirited through light traffic to get around slow moving vehicles.

Tuning experience notes: Used Hondata FlashPro on my 2010 Si so I'm not new to using tuning hardware/software. Never had any issue with either car or tuner. Traded out at 30k miles.
 

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Vehicle: 18' Civic Sport Hatchback 6MT

Tuned time:
6 months

Total tuned mileage:
15k miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner v1.2

Tunes used: On the fly, 3 separate tunes. (Info in pics)

Fuel used: Exxon 93 octane

Additional engine mods: PRL Stage 1 intake, custom straight pipe to Megan's Racing MDT muffler.

Problems/issues: Only problem that would happen is connectivity issues to my laptop SOMETIMES which made it take longer to edit and upload tunes. Drivability wise I had no issues arise.

Driving style: 90% of my driving is highway into Northern VA. My average gas mileage raised to 42mpg! I would occasionally get on it and shift slowly into the next gear. I've only had my car for a year and I can honestly say I've only banged the gears 3 times. Other than that I'm just cruising to and from work.

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Vehicle: 2019 Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT


Total tuned time: 7 months


Total tuned mileage: 11,000 KM


Current mileage: 20,000 km


Tune used: KTuner Stage 2 base tune installed directly to ecu. (By Don at Lighttouchtuning)


Additional engine mods: K&N drop in filter.


Problems/Issues: None


Fuel Used: 94 Octane only


Driving style: I tend to go easy during the day in traffic calm and collective especially with my Wife. But like to go pretty quick on my way home from work since roads are empty (night shift).


Tuning experience notes: Throttle response is perfect for zipping around the city and I’ve even surprised a couple cars that I should not be able to keep up with (2013 WRX STI, Tuned BRZ, MazdaSpeed3). Overall I’m extremely happy with my car tuned. I do need to upgrade my tires, these tunes are too torquey for the stock allseasons. Thanks everyone in the CivicX community for sharing.

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Vehicle: 2019 Civic Sport Touring HB
Total tuned time: 1 year
Total tuned mileage: 9,500 miles
Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V2
Tunes used: Stage 2, KTuner 21, TSP
Fuel used: Chevron/Shell/Texaco 92Oct
Additional engine mods: PRL Charge Pipe Hose Upgrade, Mishimoto IC (w/stock Charge Pipes), and K&N drop-in air filter
Problems/issues: None
Driving style: Slightly speedy with aggressive bursts from time to time.
Tuning experience notes: This is my first time using CAN tunes on a vehicle. I have modified a '95 Saturn SC2 from a factory 124hp to 165 / with a slight rise of torque from 122lb ft to 139. Not bad for a 1.9L FWD that only weighed 2250lbs. I have also been involved with a 2013 Focus ST3 with a GTX2971 and Auxilary Fuel System that achieved 470hp and 406lb ft. That project was financially exhausting and a solid learning curve with FI and the whole system. I have worked with various COBB tuners, StratifiedAuto (out of Vancouver, CN), and have raced side by side with EdgeAuto (Colorado).
With the Civic, everything is easy. I chose KTuner after thorough investigation and find the tunes easy to manage. It doesn't matter what HP # I am putting down, as long as it isn't stock right? This isn't really a "tuning" experience anyway, since they are CAN tunes. You cannot call plugging in device to your car with a preloaded tune (not specific for you) and say "I tuned my car." The biggest part to take from this experience is getting acquinted with knowing WHAT the parameters of a data log are and how they relate to the health of your engine. I must add that, if you wish for more from a tune seek a pro's intervention and don't go trying to tweak an already perfect tune yourself (e.g. "More boost doesn't equal more power).
I have also done my research on this platform and have become very familiar and contributed to this Forum a tad bit so that others might benefit from the knowledge (if they are not sure or unfamiliar).

Try and enjoy this day and age of vehicle manufacturing, as the future won't be as fun as some of us used to remember it be.
 
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I must add that, if you wish for more from a tune seek a pro's intervention and don't go trying to tweak an already perfect tune yourself (e.g. "More boost doesn't equal more power).
I have also done my research on this platform and have become very familiar and contributed to this Forum a tad bit so that others might benefit from the knowledge (if they are not sure or unfamiliar).
I can attest to that. When I had Hondata I created a homemade "+7.5" tune. I really only knew the basics at that point. I upped the boost and changed the torque limit table. And yes, I had more some more power. But not the better driveability I wanted. I also checked the datalogs and K. Control was spiking quite a bit higher than with the base +6. I quickly reverted back.

On the other hand, JR's built in KTuner user tweaks are easy to do and actually do improve driveability. And the TSP 1 feels like an evolution of the KTuner 21.
 

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