The Tuned CivicX Experience & Reliability Thread (for all models)

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Vehicle: 2017 Civic Si

Total tuned time: 1 month

Tuned miles driven: Approximately 2,000 miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V1.2

Tunes used: TSP Stage 1 - Map 2

Fuel used: 91 Octane (damn Cali)

Additional engine mods: None

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Casual driving with short speed bursts here and there

Tuning experience notes: Always driving on TSP Map 2, normal mode. Sometimes will do short bursts of speed, but nothing crazy and not too often. At night, I usually go to Sport and drive more aggresively about 2 or 3 times a week.





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Vehicle: 2017 Civic Ext CVT

Tuned time: 2 months

Tuned Mileage: 2000km/1250miles

Tuning Device: RaceChip GTS

Fuel Used: 87/91 octane

Additional Mods: None yet

Driving Style: Spirited

Problems/Issues: None

Tuning Experience Notes: Tuning this car was a great idea, even with RaceChip. Driving experience is a lot better over stock.
 

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Vehicle: 2020 Civic Si Sedan

Total tuned time: 2 months

Total tuned mileage: 2500 miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V1.2

Tunes used: Phearable Stage 1.5

Fuel used: 93 Octane

Additional engine mods: PRL Intake

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Slightly speedy with aggressive moments depending on my mood.

Tuning experience notes: At first I couldn’t get my map 3 up to the 25 psi like it said, so I re flashed the car and since I’ve had no issues. The car shifts so much more smooth and definitely added enough power and overall performance to be worth it.

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Vehicle: 2020 Civic Si Sedan

Total tuned time: 8 months

Total tuned mileage: 12500 miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V1.2

Tunes used: Phearable Stage 1.5

Fuel used: 93 Octane

Additional engine mods: PRL Intake

Problems/issues: Clutch Slip

Driving style: Slightly speedy with aggressive moments depending on my mood.

Tuning experience notes: Recently my clutch started slipping which from the forum is a normal issue that occurs depending on your luck it seems. Just ordered the NA Performance CTR Retrofit Clutch & Flywheel, aswell as the kzCMC. This should solve that issue but besides that I’ve had no issues yet. Still highly recommend this tune for sure!
 
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Great to hear the Phearable tune is treating you well overall. I'm guessing you're mostly in map 3 in terms of the clutch slip issue? Appreciate the update.

Just a reminder to everyone who has added their car. Please add an updated post like Kaulpenny just did. Those additional tuned miles driven and other changes really help keep the reliability stats accurate and up to date.
 
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Great to hear the Phearable tune is treating you well overall. I'm guessing you're mostly in map 3 in terms of the clutch slip issue? Appreciate the update.

Just a reminder to everyone who has added their car. Please add an updated post like Kaulpenny just did. Those additional tuned miles driven and other changes really help keep the reliability stats accurate and up to date.
Honestly nah, I usually drove in map 1 and when I would race I always used map 2 because map 3 always seemed slower. My car may just be a dud tho😂 I was going down the highway and my sunroof randomly exploded! Luckily they warrantied it but was still a process. Supposed there are over 900 Open investigations on randomly exploding sunroofs for 2015+ hondas🤙🏽

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Current thread stats:

Total tuned vehicles: 460
Total tuned miles driven: 6,423,250 (reported)
Car with most tuned miles: choo (101,000+)

Cars with major failures: 13 (2.8%)
Failures by model: Si: 4; non-Si: 8; CTR: 0; 2.0 NA: 0
Percentage of cars running reliably: 97.2%

Transmission type: CVT (140); Manual (320)

Hondata used as tuning device: 102
KTuner used as tuning device: 377

JB4 used as tuning device: 3
RaceChip used as tuning device: 3
Motec used as tuning device: 2
Bluespark Pro Petrol used as tuning device: 1

Pro custom tune file used: 83
Most popular OTS tune: TSP Stage 1 (210)
Other popular OTS tune: Phearable Stage 1.5 (54)

Submissions by model: Si (214); 1.5T Non-Si (197); Type R (34); 2.0 NA (15)

Most popular fuel: 93 octane (248)
Flex fuel users: 48
 

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Vehicle: 2020 Honda Civic Sport

Total tuned time: 6 months

Tuned miles driven: 6000 miles

Tuning device(s) used: ktuner 2.0

Tunes used: custom +3 psi, custom +6 psi, custom +9psi. I have driven on the high boost tune literally since day 1. Trying the other tunes and feeling the car seriously get slower and less responsive from the turbo made me just want to always be on +9 map lol.

Fuel used: 91 octane

Additional engine mods: PRL CAI, PRL intercooler + pipes, PRL downpipe + frontpipe.

Problems/issues: no problems at all so far, gas milage obviously went down but not as bad i expected to be honest considering i drive semi aggresively i'd like to say.

Driving style: Not too aggressive, i like to drive chill usually just enjoying my music with the windows down. I love the fact that merging is literally effortless now, and 3rd and 4th gear pulls are always there ready to be filled if needed. Im getting 26 mpg with these mods.. lol

Tuning experience notes: : Take your car to a good tuner if you want to do a custom tune... do not try and fiddle with the gear increments that the ktuner or hondata computer customization app allows you to do unless you obviously know what you're doing. CVT is delicate, so respect that if you choose to go cvt. I've seen posts about some people who drive aggressively for many miles a day with my same mods and they seem to have no issues with their cvt's so i hope i can have some peace of mind there.

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Thanks for adding your car, and congrats. You added the thread's first car of 2021! :thumbsup:
 

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Vehicle: 2018 Civic Si Sedan

Total tuned time: 22 Months

Total tuned mileage: 60,000 km

Tuning device(s) used: Ktuner

Tunes used: Ktuner base tunes, TSP Stage 1, 27won W1 Base tune

Additional engine mods: Full 27won bolt on. Intercooler, intake, inlet pipe, w1, catted dp, fp, exhust, Koyo rad

Clutch: Stock clutch lasted until about 45,000 km at this point I was full bolt on MINUS - Inlet pipe, w1 turbo and intercooler. Installed Eman's Type R retrofit with cmc upgrade, PRL SS Line, and CDV delete. Currently sitting around 80,000 km

Problems/issues: No problems at all. Clutch is a wear item and I knew the stock wouldn't handle the power and will require soon.

Driving style: It is my Daily so i do drive it conservatively, I still get about 600km to a full tank of gas. From time to time I will stretch its legs a bit.

Fuel: Only used Shell 91 octane upto around 20,000 km. Once i put the TSP stage 1 tune on I switched to Petro Canada Ultra 94 Octane since the tune was made on 93 octane. Have not switched to other fuel ever. These are the only 2 I ran since day 1.

Feel free to browse my build thread, it is quite detailed.

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Thanks for adding your car. With your extensive mod list, are you considering going with a custom tune?
 

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Thanks for adding your car. With your extensive mod list, are you considering going with a custom tune?
Was waiting to do a custom remote tune with drob but when I heard about the w2 coming out I decided to hold off. Once w2 arrives and gets installed I'll go ahead with a custom tune.
 

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Vehicle: 2017 Civic Ext CVT

Tuned time: 7 months

Tuned Mileage: 12,000

Tuning Device: ktuner v1.2

Fuel Used:
91 octane

Additional Mods: 27 won fmic

Driving Style:
Spirited/casual

Problems/Issues: None
 
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Just a friendly reminder to everyone who has already added their car...

If possible, add a new post with updates to tuned miles driven, any setup changes and any issues that have cropped up.

With those updates, we can get a better and more accurate picture of Civic X tuning reliability. Even if you only update a couple times a year, it would be huge help for the community.

Thanks.
 
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Vehicle: 2020 Civic SI Sedan

Total Tuned time: 1 month

Tuned Miles driven: 1,000 miles

Tuning Device ised: ktuner v1.2

Tunes used: TSP stage 1, Map 3 sport mode.

Fuel Used: 93 Oct

Additional Mods: none

Problems/Issues: the normal slight hesitation when pressing the gas sometimes while cruising at around 50-60 mph, already using the soft paddle setting.

Driving Style: city and country roads, normally push harder mid range 2nd or mid range 3rd.

Tuning experience notes:
 
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Guys, if possible, can you please use the full 10 item format I setup in the original post? Without doing that, the stats I compile aren't complete. Thanks.

Vehicle:

Total tuned time:

Tuned miles driven:

Tuning device(s) used:

Tunes used
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Fuel used:

Additional engine mods:

Problems/issues:

Driving style:

Tuning experience notes:
 
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