Discussion in '1st Generation (1999-2006)' started by robkey123, Thursday 23rd Oct, 2014.
What are the best performance mods I can do to my HR-V?
Forced induction? Lol
I guess that depends on what you are planning to do with it. What is your ultimate aim with her?
And budget also!
"Best" is a pretty broad scope, what are you wanting to achieve?
a bit more speed to shame so boy racer types lol thinking of lowering a bit seeing as its the 2 wheel drive
The thing is with the D16W1, it's one of the non-VTEC engines, no matter what you do with breathing mods, intake, header, exhaust etc. you're never going to have a fast car. You can look into head swaps with some of the VTEC D-Series, but I still don't think it's cost effective, and you're still not going to go putting other cars to shame.
The two real ways to power are either turbo, where 200hp is fairly easy to get to without worrying about the engine holding up - or you could just drop a B16 or B18 engine into it (EK9/DC2 Type-R) and have an easy 160-180hp for half the cost.
think i will keep a look out for a VTEC model or a complete car with a good engine and do the swop
The 4WD model with the D16W5 is VTEC, however the extra 20 or so horsepower will be lost on the back axle no doubt. Unfortunately the HR-V was never sold with a larger engine than a D16 so it is down to a complete swap.
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