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Hello again

Guess I am going a bit crazy with all my threads today but have been at home all day with not much to do:D
I really love this forum and spend a lot of time reading in here so think this is the right place to ask my questions since you lot seems to be ahead when it comes to modding the FN2.

I am planning and going absolutely nuts trying to decide which parts to get for the amount of money I got to mod the car.
Guess I am just trying to get the most value for my very hard earned money.
I can´t put a side more than around 120 punds a month in my savings so that is one of the reasons why I want most value for my money;)

Yes we just bought a house and planning on starting a family but the money I save up and put in to the car is out of my own disposable each month and strictly my own money. Besides that we have a healty economy.

Well back to the topic. Around April I will have saved up around 3450 pounds to mod the car for;)

My plans so far are:

Stoptech grooved discs front and rear
EBC redstuff pads
Brakelines from ABP motorsport
Upgraded brake fluid.
Eibach 30/30mm springs
Camberbolts
FRS fast road setup
Tegiwa exhaust manifold
CPL intake
Hondata flashpro
ETUNE

This still leaves about 1200 pounds left for other mods.

I have a very good, thorough and cheap mecanic so labour costs is not calculated in this figure.

So what I am hoping for is to get your thougts and what you would buy with this money. I am NOT going supercharged because of danish laws so staying NA which is why I bought the car in the first place.

There are so many choices and options and for eksample I am over the moon with how Civi08 silver FN2 with the GP kit, mugen grill, awesome bonnet and rear mugen wing looks so maybe I should get this instead of the above mentioned items? And so my mind goes on and on.........
 

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I have been avoiding a catback since I an old fart and can´t live with too much noise in the cabin since I use my car everyday to and from work. I have been told a catback combined with a exhaust manifold will be very loud with a high drone.

But maybe the HKS catback is different is what I hear?

You'll need a cat back exhaust
 

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I have been avoiding a catback since I an old fart and can´t live with too much noise in the cabin since I use my car everyday to and from work. I have been told a catback combined with a exhaust manifold will be very loud with a high drone.

But maybe the HKS catback is different is what I hear?
hks is for you then ;)
 

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Hi Madcaddies, I have the CPL manifold and HKS back set up, its not that much louder than standard, until you hit vtec. I drive to the south of France quite a lot and the 'drone' is negligable........oh and by the way I'm an old fart too.
 

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You all got a BIG thank you from me:D

But is a catback that important? I mean with 1200 pounds left are there maybe other mods that will give greater gains?
 

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My 1st post but i'll start here. A catback won't be that important (a difference of maybe 4-8hp) on a stock motor setup. However the more mods you add the more the exhaust will become the restriction. I'd also recommend that you make sure to properly bed-in those redstuff pads. After i did that those pads felt wayyyy better.
 

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But is a catback that important? I mean with 1200 pounds left are there maybe other mods that will give greater gains?
For what you want to spend I can't think of anything that will give you any gains other than an exhaust (bearing in mind you need your labour costs out of the £1200). The exhaust will compliment your Tegiwa manifold and help breathing.

I have HKS exhaust with CPL intake and cannot fault the combination as it is nice and quiet when knocking around, then comes alive with VTEC. Not got a Tegiwa manifold so unsure how much louder it would make a HKS exhaust (as race headers do tend to raise the noise level slightly).
 

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I have an AAS racemanifold on my FN2 with the original (albeit slightly modified) catback and the noise levels are stock in normal traffic. Only when you give it full throttle your car will get louder.

Since you got some budget left ever thought of putting in a nitrous kit Rune? On a 100 bhp shot you will blast anyones else`s doors off. Off the gas you get the reliability and economy of a stock car and it`s stealthy. No one has a clue what`s lurking under your bonnet.

Paul.
 

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I am honored to recieve your frist post;) And wellcome to Civinfo.

I understand what you are getting at and I have decided to buy the HKS catback as the last modification this time around.
I will make sure to bed in the redstuff bads.

My 1st post but i'll start here. A catback won't be that important (a difference of maybe 4-8hp) on a stock motor setup. However the more mods you add the more the exhaust will become the restriction. I'd also recommend that you make sure to properly bed-in those redstuff pads. After i did that those pads felt wayyyy better.
 

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Thank you I will buy the HKS exhaust;)

For what you want to spend I can't think of anything that will give you any gains other than an exhaust (bearing in mind you need your labour costs out of the £1200). The exhaust will compliment your Tegiwa manifold and help breathing.

I have HKS exhaust with CPL intake and cannot fault the combination as it is nice and quiet when knocking around, then comes alive with VTEC. Not got a Tegiwa manifold so unsure how much louder it would make a HKS exhaust (as race headers do tend to raise the noise level slightly).
 

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It sounds interresting with NOS and I will keep that in mind for later. How long or many runs will the NOS give you pr fill up?

I have an AAS racemanifold on my FN2 with the original (albeit slightly modified) catback and the noise levels are stock in normal traffic. Only when you give it full throttle your car will get louder.

Since you got some budget left ever thought of putting in a nitrous kit Rune? On a 100 bhp shot you will blast anyones else`s doors off. Off the gas you get the reliability and economy of a stock car and it`s stealthy. No one has a clue what`s lurking under your bonnet.

Paul.
 

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That depends what shot you are running. With a 50 bhp shot you can do about 20-25 1/4 mile runs before the pressure inside the bottle drops to the point that the engine starts to sputter because of the overrich mixture.
With a 75 bhp shot you get about 14-17 runs out of it.
With a 100 bhp shot I usually get 6-10 runs.
 

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Nice I will think it over.

That depends what shot you are running. With a 50 bhp shot you can do about 20-25 1/4 mile runs before the pressure inside the bottle drops to the point that the engine starts to sputter because of the overrich mixture.
With a 75 bhp shot you get about 14-17 runs out of it.
With a 100 bhp shot I usually get 6-10 runs.
 
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