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Old 08-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #1
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I own a 2005 ion level 2 quad coupe. I made her look nice but I am having one huge issue... It is so slow and I really don't know what I can do to this car.

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Old 08-16-2014, 07:48 PM   #2
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Assuming it is the 2.2L you can install the 2.0 exhaust. exhaust manifold and downpipe if you can't find the full thing. This will open it up pretty well.

The 2.4 intake manifold is a good mod as well for top end. In order to get the 2.4 intake to work you need an adapter for the throttle body because one of the bolt holes is different.

I think it is just the 04 that can't have any custom flashes done to the ECM but that is an option.

Most people want the Redline 2.0 which has the supercharger but I want to say I read somewhere that the 2.0 head fits on the 2.2L block and I think it needs to be the same ear as well. If you went that route then the supercharger would be an option again but might require more work than you want to do.

Easy upgrades are the intake and exhaust though.

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Old 08-17-2014, 12:29 AM   #3
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Yes it is the 2.2 EcoTech engine, and thanks for the insight! I tried putting a spectre cone filter... My car would turn off after 2 seconds, apparently there was to much air coming in.

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Old 08-17-2014, 02:01 AM   #4
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Your car can be tuned. Its the 03/04 that cant be.
Like they said, intake, exhaust, and ZZP makes supercharger kits for the 2.2s.
You will need a tune for whatever you do though. Theres another recent thread about the Weapon R intakes.
Do some searching though, theres plenty you can do to make it go.

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Old 08-17-2014, 04:14 PM   #5
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Thanks! What exhaust do you recommend to have the deepest throaty sound, I don't really want to sound like a dirtbike

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Old 08-18-2014, 01:05 AM   #6
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I think people used Tsuedo? or something like that.
you can also use the 04 LSJ I believe it was.
Not sure if zzp makes one for you guys, but you can look.

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Old 08-18-2014, 11:47 AM   #7
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i just have a cheap ebay catback, and its fairly deep, comparing it to my GFs civic lol i just need to change my header and downpipe

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Old 08-18-2014, 03:00 PM   #8
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i just have a cheap ebay catback, and its fairly deep, comparing it to my GFs civic lol i just need to change my header and downpipe
How often do you hear a good civic though?
and yes I mean with an aftermarket exhaust.

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Old 08-18-2014, 09:41 PM   #9
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1.You don't NEED a tune for anything until you get into supercharged stuff. Which, by the way bolts right on to the l61 in stock form (only needing rods and pistons if stage 2 and 3 are installed). Any 05,06, and 07 can be tuned. Also any year redline. Never heard a good sounding civic, but the lsj exhaust on my car sounds pretty darn good when combined with my3 inch intake.

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:26 AM   #10
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1.You don't NEED a tune for anything until you get into supercharged stuff. Which, by the way bolts right on to the l61 in stock form (only needing rods and pistons if stage 2 and 3 are installed). Any 05,06, and 07 can be tuned. Also any year redline. Never heard a good sounding civic, but the lsj exhaust on my car sounds pretty darn good when combined with my3 inch intake.
I know you DONT NEED a tune for anything until you get into the higher level performance, but it wouldn't hurt to have it done if you are getting the CEL for something as silly as the intake. But in that case you may as well wait til you get into the other stuff and install it all at once.

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i have heard one good sounding civic before, and it did not have the usual huge fart can. idk what this guys setup was but it was a really deep throaty sound. kinda sounded like my ion with have the exhaust ripped off, just not as loud (straight pipe with a cherrybomb glasspack in place of the ressonator).

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Old 08-19-2014, 05:52 PM   #12
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all the JDM guys I know around here are ricer or die. so theyre all about the huge fart cans.
I do give props where props are due though, so if I see/hear one, I will give the credit for a good setup.

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