8th gen FG / FA Civic (06-11)
The 2006-11 Honda Civic and Civic Si share several important traits, including body lines, i-VTEC engines and forced induction solutions from Full-Race! The Civic Si benefits from a host of products for its K20Z3 engine, including complete turbo kits featuring Garrett turbochargers and BorgWarner EFR and AirWerks turbochargers. We also offer our Turbo manifolds flanged for Garrett and BorgWarner applications to form the foundation for a solid turbo kit of your own design! If you bought a Civic DX, LX or EX instead of an Si, Full-Race offers a turbo kit to give your single cam R18A1 engine a boost in performance!
The mid 2000s were a challenging time for automakers thanks to fierce competition and the changing enthusiast landscape. Honda’s Civic stood to defend its class without the help of its cousin the RSX when Acura retired its RSX model line in 2006. The eighth generation Civic (FG Coupe/FA Sedan), model years 2006-11, did its best to maintain a foothold against the likes of all-wheel drive contenders like Subaru’s WRX and Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution, while also competing with rear-wheel drives like Nissan’s 350Z.
i-VTEC Coupes and Sedans
Honda abandoned the three-door hatchback for the US market, focusing on Coupes and Sedans for its Civic product line. The FG2 Civic Coupe Si kicked off the line in 2006, followed by the FA5 Civic Sedan Si in 2007. Honda equipped the Si-trimmed Civics with K20Z3 i-VTEC engines producing 197 horsepower, while the non-Si Civics received single overhead cam R18A1 i-VTEC engines making 139 horsepower. In 2009, a limited offering of 1,000 Mugen Limited Edition Si vehicles were presented to the US market. This limited featured a host of aesthetic components to set itself apart from the standard Si, while performance gains were tough to discern. Still, these limited editions made their way off showroom floors with relative ease.