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Civic SI 5-speed transmission/clutch

How much HP can a stock transmission handle? What is a good clutch to use?

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It depends on how high your reving the engine. if your at the stock a3 rev limit (6900-7000 rpms), between 400 and 450whp. the shaft the gears are on starts to flex and gears separate, causing minimal engagement, which rounds off the edges of the gears.
with a almost stock a3 tranny (stock + quaife LSD), 415whp and 9000rpm rev-limit, it took 1 good race at the drags to damage the 1st and 2nd gear syncros. after a few more races the gears were moderately damaged too.

as far as a good clutch, if you can afford it, i would recommend the FX600 from ClutchMasters.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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2006 honda civic 5 speed manual trans engine surges when down shifting from 2nd to 1st


Greetings & salutations Robert Avila,

(First question on FIXYA... Welcome).

Your engine surging and what gear you
"DOWN-SHIFT" to ... ought have very little in
common save for one condition (I can think of)...

Your clutch RELEASE is MARGINAL..!!

Check your master/slave clutch cylinders to see
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These are not EXPENSIVE and USUALLY fail
in pairs...

If the surging happens with the clutch released... that
is a WORN CLUTCH DISC (replacement time)...

Actuator (slave)
2005 HONDA CIVIC 2 0L L4 Clutch Slave Cylinder RockAuto

2006
http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/honda,2006,civic,2.0l+l4,1432766,transmission-manual,clutch+slave+cylinder,2044

Activator + reservoir (Master)
http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/honda,2006,civic,2.0l+l4,1432766,transmission-manual,clutch+master+cylinder,1996

Else (not-so-easy (certainly doable))... CLUTCH DISC
http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/honda,2006,civic,2.0l+l4,1432766,transmission-manual,clutch+friction+disc,10605

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MOST IMPORTANT tip of this entry...

NEVER EVER ever let the weight of the transmission
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You will be proud.

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