Upgrade for a CVT 1.5T WMI or Turbo upgrade

  1. monocivic

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    Hi there, I am from Indonesia and we are limited to only having the CVT option for our civic. The current performance mods on the car that I own are: mishimoto SRI, custom turboback valvetronic exhaust, AP racing BBK and an AEM chargepipe (planning to upgrade the intercooler as well). Moreover, the car has been tuned pushing 250 bhp and 320 nm of torque using Unichip. I am looking forward on improving the performance of my civic either with going WMI (water methanol injection) or upgrading the turbo. However, I am wondering on which would be the best upgrade or should I not upgrade my car anymore as it may be the limit of my transmission. Looking forward to everyones answers. Thankyou.
     
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    Honestly I wouldn't have even gone as far as you have on the CVT. Assuming you have the same specs as North America, the CVT leaves the factory with ~160 lb-ft of torque being supplied to it. You're up around 220 lb-ft now? I think turbo upgrades or meth injection could be the final nail in the coffin. I'm pretty cautious with this stuff though...
     
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    I wouldn't do anything else, you'll blow the CVT belt
     
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    If im not wrong, I believe there is a member that is pushing 250 lb ft with his/her CVT. But I have no idea how is it doing now
     
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    Still open to anyones elses opinions
     
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    I'm surprised your CVT hasn't failed yet.
     
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    Why would it fail doe? Im pretty sure its common to have this setup. Well in Asia most people push around 240 BHP and 320NM of torque (22 psi). I have also found numerous people from the US pushing similar output and they dont have a problem.
     
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    #8 Myx, May 24, 2019
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    Old post! Back from the dead.

    A TSP Stage 1 tune for our 'Lowly' CVTs are being beta tested now.. Keep an eye out for it.
     
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    i have a 2016 civic ext. my mods are similar to yours

    -Hondata Flashpro / custom tune from DRob
    -PRL FMIC
    -PRL CAI
    -PRL CVT Cooler
    -PRL Downpipe & front pipe
    -27WON RMM

    car is tracked regularly since i got the car. at least 1 a month where i get about 5-8 runs in. acutally just had a honda meet last sunday on the 19th and got 4 runs in.

    car is still running strong and shows no sign of letting up so far. did i just jinx myself? i dunno . maybe, lol
     
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    Interesting. I suggested they do this many months ago. Any idea when it might be coming out?
     
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    I have no idea. I don't want to speculate. Just know that people are beta testing it on their CVTs now. ;)
     
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    I thought I saw somewhere that two step performance was also working on a tune for the CVT.
     
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    #13 gtman, May 25, 2019
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