? asked in Cars & TransportationCar MakesHonda · 8 months ago

How much horsepower can a 2012 Honda civic before having to change parts and still be somewhat reliable?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    If the car starts and runs flawlessly, it is good.  Do NOT worry about the horsepower.  Many people do not even know what it is. 

    The engineers have been kind enough to put  "idiot lights" on the car.  If any of the idiot lights are ON or blinking, you need to worry.  Read the manual and follow the maintenance schedule so those lights do not go ON.

  • 8 months ago

    Sorry, I don't understand the question.  That model of Civic came out with a max 140hp, if you want to increase that you have to change parts.  You could strip the motor down, bore out the pistons and rebuild it, but there would need to be new parts.  You could add a new free flow exhaust, new parts.  You're starting with a bucket of s hit, don't spend a lot of money on it.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    well i dont know the specific answer for you .. in most situations with 'any' vehicle its not the power that causes problems, its the idiot behind the wheel revving it too high all the time .. you 'do' have control of that .. high revs will break things even stock .. if your gonna take it to the drag strip where theres lots of traction and triple your power output your going to have to beef up the entire drive train ...

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