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

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Guys, let's leave the disagreement here, OK? This thread isn't a he said/she said.

Back to the normal survey posts. Please.
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Vehicle: 2019 Civic Si Sedan

Total tuned time: 4 month

Total tuned mileage: ~2000 miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V1.2

Tunes used: TSP Stage 1, on Map 2 most of the time.

Fuel used: Shell 93.

Additional engine mods: None.

Problems/issues: no issues.

Driving style: Spirited driving when getting on the highway. Other than that normal driving.

Tuning experience notes: overall the tuning is a great improvement to the car. the stock si just felt slow and sluggish to me, but still not a fan of these small turbo engines and decided to move on to NA V6 car.
 
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Vehicle: 2019 Civic Sport sedan

Total tuned time: 6 months

Total tuned mileage: 3,000+ miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V 1.2

Tunes used: Base map throtle response 1

Fuel used: Costco Gas 93 exclusively with 1 galon ef e85 sometimes

Additional engine mods: drop in filter K&N, RV6 catted downpipe

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Slightly speedy, aggressive turns, cruising in traffic

Tuning experience notes: This is my first time tunning my car since is my daily, i just want more fun and and greater response in acceleration, the car now with some mods went to a little sleeper, plus the suspension mods the change was incredible, also the mpgs when up, when installed the downpipe maybe for the improvement in air flow from the combustion chamber.
 
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Vehicle: 2017 Civic Si Sedan

Total tuned time: 1 month

Total tuned mileage: 500 miles

Tuning device(s) used: Ktuner

Tunes used: TSP Stage 1, used maps 1 through 3

Fuel used: 91, Costco/Arco

Additional engine mods: PRL Performance Intercooler, Acuity Short shifter kit

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Mostly 35 to 40 each way miles of commute. Open up when hwy is clear

Tuning experience notes: First time using an ECU tune. Most of my past performance tuning were bolt-ons on BMW's (headers, Cams, exhaust, oil coolers, brakes and tires)
 
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Vehicle: 2017 Civic Si Sedan

Total tuned time: 1 month

Total tuned mileage: 500 miles
Thanks for adding your car. If you can, post updates as you gain more tuned miles and/or make changes.
 

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Update since my last post in October 2019

Vehicle: 2018 Civix EX (2.0L)

Current mileage: ~15.6k miles

Total tuned miles: 10,000 miles approx

Tuning Device: KTuner

Tune: 91+ octane base tune (I only use 93 octane

Additional engine mods: K&N air filter

Problems/Issues: absolutely none

Driving Style: normal to aggressive depending on the situation. Mainly local driving with occasional long trips about once a month
 

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Vehicle: 2017 Civic SI sedan



Total tuned time: 2 months



Total tuned mileage: 500+ miles



Tuning device(s) used: Hondata Race Flashpro.



Tunes used: Started with +9 and scramble mode enabled + improved throttle response. currently using +6 via sport button/standard throttle.



Fuel used: Shell/Costco 91



Additional engine mods: K&N drop in filter, Borla Catback exhaust



Problems/issues: Slipping clutch



Driving style: Moderate/Spirited driving.



Tuning experience notes: This car has been fun out the box. After tuning it, it did increase the fun factor however idk if the gains were really worth it. The car is quicker but at what cost? My clutch immediately started to slip, so I will be replacing that in the next coming weeks. After I have done so, I hope the clutch will keep up with the additional power that it’s making. All in all, my honest opinion would be not to tune this car and just enjoy it for what it is. If you do tune your car be ready to continue investing money into it if/when additional components break or wear out. I diy 99% of my upgrades/repairs so that saves some $$$ 😃 and I enjoy it as one of my hobbies.

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Tuning device(s) used: Hondata Race Flashpro.

Tunes used: Started with +9 and scramble mode enabled + improved throttle response. currently using +6 via sport button/standard throttle.

Tuning experience notes: This car has been fun out the box. After tuning it, it did increase the fun factor however idk if the gains were really worth it. The car is quicker but at what cost? My clutch immediately started to slip, so I will be replacing that in the next coming weeks. After I have done so, I hope the clutch will keep up with the additional power that it’s making. All in all, my honest opinion would be not to tune this car and just enjoy it for what it is. If you do tune your car be ready to continue investing money into it if/when additional components break or wear out. I diy 99% of my upgrades/repairs so that saves some $$$ 😃 and I enjoy it as one of my hobbies.
Thanks for the survey.

Honestly, most of the people surveyed running base maps (KTuner especially) haven't run into a ton of clutch issues. I kind of wonder about that Hondata Scramble mode. Seems to me (if used regularly) that could be hard on your car.

As far as you saying that tuning basically becomes a money pit due to all the wear and tear, that hasn't been the case for most who run base or ots tunes here.
 
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UPDATE POST - 10/28/2020

Vehicle: 2018 Civic Sport Hatch CVT

Total tuned time: almost 2 years

Total tuned mileage: 20,000+ miles

Tuning device(s) used: KTuner V2

Tunes used: Custom 22psi Innovative Motor Works tune by Derek robinson

Fuel used: Shell or Exxon/Mobil 93 only

Additional engine mods: 27won CAI, RV6 catted dp/fp, Greddy Supreme SP catback, Garrett Powermax intercooler, PTP turbo blanket

Problems/issues: None

Driving style: Relaxed around town and on long trips; aggressive backroads and highway pulls occasionally

Tuning experience notes: I used to have a KTuner basemap for the 21psi eco off/eco on stock tune and found that the top end dropped off more significantly from when I switched to a full custom tune. Also since switching the power delivery is much smoother and controllable vs. the basemap's more jerky and harsher power delivery across the rev range. No issues so far and the transmission is liking the switch to more top end power! CVT cooler coming soon as well for future HPDE or Autocross events
 

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Thanks for the survey.

Honestly, most of the people surveyed running base maps (KTuner especially) haven't run into a ton of clutch issues. I kind of wonder about that Hondata Scramble mode. Seems to me (if used regularly) that could be hard on your car.

As far as you saying that tuning basically becomes a money pit due to all the wear and tear, that hasn't been the case for most who run base or ots tunes here.
Of course! Been meaning to do my survey.

That’s great! Hopefully it stays that way for most of us. Honda’s are a lot more reliable than other car manufacturers so that’s a plus. I just believe from previous experience and including this one, that as you tune, other components may wear out prematurely. Maybe not necessarily be a money pit, but for sure some extra dollars!
 
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Ok heres mine.

2020 Si coupe
Phearable tune
Ktuner
Prl intake upgrade
10,000 miles

Car is daily and runs great now. I feel drivability is better. Ive had zero issues though the car never gets raced it is ran on some curvy back roads and some 100+ mph burst on occasion. I also have the TSP S1 but the Phearable feels slightly stronger.
 

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Total tuned time: 18 Months

Total tuned mileage: 20ishk

Tuning device(s) used:
KTuner V2

Tunes used: customized TSP Stage 1 for non-Si (current)

Fuel used: Sunoco 93 Ultra (exclusively), and usually 1-1.5 gal of e85

Additional engine mods: AF Dynamic Short Ram

Problems/issues: With my modifications to the TSP tune, slight jerkiness with driving (which I've adapted to)

Driving style: Grandma in town, but then once it's curvy i let it rip. Also I don't like when people try to pass me on the right. I love boost.

Tuning experience notes: This is my first "modified" car. And the experience itself was easy, it was like flashing my old android phone with a new ROM. With that said, Ktuner and TSP Stage 1 has awakened a wolf in sheep's clothing. It's very fun to see other people try and keep up with me when I'm in peak boost and engine speed! I just hit 23k and my car is still going strong! I am looking at either getting another civic or an accord 2.0t for my next build.
 
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With my modifications to the TSP tune, slight jerkiness with driving (which I've adapted to)
Thanks for the update.

What have you modified on the TSP tune?
 

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