9th gen Civic / ILX (12-15)
The FB/FG Honda Civic and the Acura ILX share a common bond, they both have K-Series engines begging for boost pressure, and Full-Race has the parts to meet these needs! Full-Race offers a complete turbo kit based on your choice of BorgWarner EFR turbocharger to boost the output of your Civic or ILX. If you prefer to build your own system, we offer a comprehensive catalog of components ranging from headifold turbo manifolds, down pipes and exhausts to intercoolers and wastegates by Turbosmart and TiAL Sport. Give our specialists a call to learn more about your application!
The ninth-generation Honda Civic (2012-15) came to the market at a time when economies around the globe were still recovering and seemed more focused on fuel efficiency rather than style and luxury. The suits at Honda put forth their best effort to focus on mileage and increased interior space while reducing weight and size, all while keeping cost down by diluting the quality and refinement of its high-volume seller, the Civic. Unfortunately, this strategy backfired, leaving critics with little to say to the positive about the new Civic other than that it was fuel efficient. The lackluster impressions triggered an unplanned scramble to improve the appearance, ride quality and overall feel of the 2013+ Civic. A positive change happened under the hood, as the Si model finally got a larger 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine, the K24Z3. The non-Si variants continued to benefit from the fuel efficient R18 engine carried over from the prior generation.
The Subcompact Upgrade
When Acura retired the subcompact RSX and the TSX sedan, it left a void in the lineup. In 2013, Acura presented its ILX sedan to serve as the entry level Acura in the subcompact sedan category. The 2013-15 ILX, which was manufactured in Honda’s plant in Greensburg, Indiana, comes delivered as one would expect, well equipped. Like the Civic, the ILX came with an R-Series engine in base trims (R20A1, 148bhp) and a K-Series engine (K24Z7, 201bhp) in premium models. Drivetrain options included a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission. For the 2016 model year, Acura gave its ILX a facelift and a new powertrain. They did away with the R20A1 engine and made a new direct injection, K24V7 engine the standard mill for the platform. They also consolidated drivetrain options, ditching the third pedal and the slush box in favor of an 8-speed dual clutch transmission.