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Project Barely Legal SI, Part Two: HFP Suspension, Fujita F5 Intake, Tanabe Exhaust, Seibon Hood And Velox Kicks (Whew!)

Justin Kaehler
Jan 1, 2008
Photographer: Justin Kaehler

Honda's Civic Si is a solid performer right out of the box, but as we all know, there's always room for improvement. We can go and slap on a turbo and a random set of springs, but that may void this new car's warranty, and as you likely recall, our goal for this car is to keep it street legal and keep its warranty intact.

Our friends at Penske Honda offer a host of Honda-approved go-fast goodies that will improve our Civic's performance while keeping those disapproving looks from Honda's service department at bay. Of course, not all dealers will stock these parts, nor will all dealers honor your warranty if you install these parts on your ride, so be sure to talk with your Honda dealer before installing anything on your car. Follow along as we install a HFP suspension kit, Fujita F5 intake and Velox wheels on to our Civic.

2018 Honda Civic
$18,940 Base Model (MSRP) 28/40 MPG Fuel Economy

Fujita F5 Intake:
The suspension install was easy, right? Well, this intake install is even easier. You'll be done with this one in no time. We never read the instructions and ended up doing things a bit bass-ackwards, but we still managed to get 'er done with no problems.

Also Installed:
We gave our Civic Si over to Derrick "Goggles" Yee so that he could install a Tanabe exhaust (available only through Tanabe) and Seibon carbon-fiber hood (you can purchase this at Penske!) onto the car. Additionally, Velox chipped in a set of Zeta5s to change the look up. We would have gone with a full cat-back exhaust for the Civic, but no one makes one just yet. Perhaps that will be our next project. Goggles was too lazy to snap pics of these installs, but if the concept of unscrewing a few bolts is too tough for you, perhaps you should put this magazine down and pick up Highlights: For Children instead.

Sources

Seibon
626-968-2010
www.seiboncarbon.com
Velox
Walnut, CA
Tanabe
Torrance, CA 90501
310-783-0200
http://www.tanabe-usa.com
F5 Fujita
www.f5air.com
Penske Honda
www.penskehonda.com
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