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- Jan 13, 2019
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- 2019 Civic SI Sedan (Black)
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Here's a good starting point for your research:What's up everybody, just got my civic hatchback ex and haven't tuned a car before. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for tuning.
I'm not loyal to either hondata or ktuner so I could go with either. Obviously its better to get it custom dyno'd for my specific driving conditions. I know that the CVT trans is usually the limiting factor when tuning these cars and I'm not beating it up (its just my commuter), so I'm wondering what bolt-ons are even worth it (if any). Or if I should just keep it all ECU upgrading? I don't want to push the limits of the CVT because I'll probably keep the car for a while.
Anyone feel strongly on base maps vs custom tune assuming I'm not tracking it or pushing it hard every time I drive?
Thanks in advance guys. Really excited to finally have a car that I can have fun with.
Gee... Thanks.!.Vehicle: 2019 Civic Si
Total tuned time: 0 months
Total tuned mileage: 0 miles
Tuning device(s) used: Nuthin
Tunes used: None
Additional engine mods: Bone Stock motor, OEM everything.
Problems/issues: Boring, fun factor is suppressed. Engine runs very quiet. No one can tell how awesome I am, nor how much of a try-hard. Photos of engine bay are pointless. Lacking in cool toys, cool factor is present, but lower than desired.
Driving style: We was just funnin', officer, we didn't mean no harm. Top speed around 116 southbound down the back side of the sunol grade, had some 'encouragement' from another driver.
You're right, I do try to convince every tuned owner to post here. I look at it this way. We all know that tuning makes our cars drive so much better, but, in the back of our minds, we all worry about how these tunes will affect reliability.