I want that "throw me back into the seat" feeling

  1. skamikaze1983

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    Guys and gals,

    I'm a new Civic owner. Just bought an 18 hatchback ex 1.5 turbo CVT.

    What can I do to get that throttle response and quick launch that gives me the thrown back in the seat feeling?

    I've researched Hondata Flashpro, but I have my concerns about engine wear and tear. Should I just be looking at getting a tune? Actual hardware modifications? Intake? Exhaust?

    I'm not going to race, and I do mainly light city driving and the occasional interstate trip. I just want to feel the G's when I accelerate.

    I'm very new to all of this. Thanks so much for your wisdom!

    -Travis
     
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    Ktuner or Flashpro are your best bet. Although don't expect super quick launches with a CVT.
     
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    You can have fun with the CVT but you are limited regarding the torque you can safely run through it.
     
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    Like- if I'm getting on the highway and I need to be able to quickly accelerate and get on....I want to "feel" it...know what I mean? Will ktuner or Flashpro do this for me? With flashpro, I'm looking at what people are saying about a +6 flash. Think I'm safe?
     
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    Is it even work doing an intake, exhaust, etc. on a CVT?
     
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    A reflash would be enough but a good intake and downpipe would help a little bit at the top end
     
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    I've seen a similarly equipped equipped CVT car out run a 6MT car on top end due to the gearing and the way the stock turbo flows.
     
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    Any particular recommendations for first mods? Should I do intake first? Exhaust?
     
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    An ECU tune is by far the best bang for your buck. Hondata or Ktuner. A quality cold air intake is probably what I'd do next on a CVT car. The PRL Cobra is my current favorite.
     
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    i run a ktuner v2 with catless dp and a stage 1 intake from prl. i can tell you its quick. definitely pushes you back in your seat, i keep it and sometimes even pull a little on stis. i dont launch tho. worst thing to do for your car
     
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    Catless DP? What will this do for me? Like- do you have anything you can link? I'm interested. I don't know that much about cars, sorry.
     
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    I used the conservative k-tuner stage-1 flash with +3 boost when I had my EX hatch and it gave me that feeling your looking for. Honestly it was unbelievable how much of a difference that flash made as far as the push you back feeling, not to mention made the car drive better all around. It "felt" faster than my new Si.
     
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    Yeah, slight lag in the CVT is noticeable, I sometimes forget when I get in my 2017 Pilot.....it takes off! :)
     
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    Geez I cant wait to get my tune now reading the reviews above. I might try stage 1 first (Ktuner)
     
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    Stock the Civic X does a good job. Very unHonda like. But after a +6psi reflash it will get up to speed fast. 30 to 85 happens very quickly.
     
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