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no point to do that. you can find new or used front bumpers lights grille brackets etc all on ebay. Including HFP replicas or some real ones. If you are going to Mod a R18 i suggest you follow others builds to see what you want to do and how much money it will cost. Some of us have gone along way with our Cars and STILL HAVE THEM. Others like me are currently modding a 8th gen almost done in my eyes but i have made and created alot of custom parts. So use this forum or youtube to find what you like and research research research.
 

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2008 Civic SI in Boston, checking in. For the last few months I've been deciding if I was going to make this car stupid fast, or if I should just sell it, upgrade, and make the new car stupid fast. The decision is in. I'm going to make this car stupid fast. The forums here will guide me and I'm sure I'll ask a ton of questions that have already been answered, but im excited to get going!

Accepting any recommendations for reliable garages in Massachusetts as I'm pretty new to the state too!
step 1 get a turbo kit or supercharger kit before they are gone. Alot of companies are discontinuing there kits now so will be hard to realize your dream without one of them.

I’m not saying buy and install now but have one in your storage for later when you start adding real mods
 

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I’ll call Full Race tomorrow. From what I’ve gathered they’re the best…
good luck they discontinued there kits now they might still have 1 or 2 airwerks kits on shelf see if you get lucky. Btw PRL kit for the Si is a monster kit also discontinued. Give them a call as far as supercharger kits Kraftwerks still available as well
 

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Hey man, hope i am not interrupting. I have a 2008 EXL manual and really want to swap the R18 for the k20 engine from the SI...is that feasible? Also, my clutch has been leaking slowly and is starting to whine at higher rpms...can you recommend a good clutch for rebuilt or replacement? Thanks for your help. I jist foind this cool site today, dont really know how to use it yet. Bear with me bro lol
Well you asked alot there first of all let’s address something. Either you are going to build a R18 or a Si pick one. Doing a entire motor swap is stupid and a complete waste of money unless your doing all the work yourself and your getting the Si parts for stupid cheap

you need
Engine
Ecu
Harness
Transmission
Cluster

and pending if Your car is auto you will need a manual swap. It all starts to add up then you
Will get the whole should have just bought a Si rants

so either build what you have or trade/sell it to get a Si. A bunch of pointless work when you can just buy a k20 car to start with

now I have a fully built R18 head shortblock transmission turbocharged etc so I’m cool with It. Decide what you want first for horsepower goals etc. you can make them both look the same it’s just the motor/power goals will be different. Now
The clutch depends on your goals honestly
 

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Sorta / sorta not new here. I've never really made an intro on the forum since ive joined. just pretty much lurked around.

Here is my si im currently under the process of putting together. stock motor with a precision 6266 .

looking to learn alot of you guys.

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I want to see the front end of your car please. Giving me ideals. Also what front bumper is that??
 

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Thanks for the detailed reply. Sorry that it took me so long to respond. My car is factory manual transmission so no change there. I am gonna keep this 1.8l so i guess now it is just a matter of what i can do to gain some power. It is stock other than the intake. I love this car. I bought it bc it is a coupe...my previous gen civic was also an Ex coupe with the 1.6l engine and also manual transmission. This one is more fun to drive, feels a little more torque grunt low in the rpm range compared to my last civic. I bet your car screams man. With 200 horses, this car would be damn quick because these coupes are small and light.

If you have time...could you layout how you added your super/turbo and what kind of power it makes? Would love to boost mine as well. Thanks for your help bro.
What do you mean by layout?? My car has alooooooot of mods it’s extremely far from stock. The only thing original is the doors.
 
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