So . i really didn't know how to name this thread cause theres a lot of things i have some questions for . First of . let me introduce you to my Civic Type R EK9 1997 Or as i call it my EKNEIN . I've only recently purchased this car for only $3,500 . The price might sound stupidly cheap for you but im from cyprus . and the prices for these cars are mostly 5000$ or such . The car was originally for sale for 5000$ but because i knew the person and he was very close to me i got it for 3,500$ . Im new to this . im no engine expert so i wannet to hear some words from you guys since you seem to be more experienced The car has . Twister Exhaust . 2,5 inch A cheap filter And transmision wise its kinda decent ? i guess? (b16b gearbox 4.4lsd) Shorthrow shifter 3rd gear Carbonetics (which id like an explanation on how this work is carbonetics even any good ?) ACT Clutch 4leaf Im loving this car . But..theres a downside to all this . First of . The engine block is a b16a4 . I dont know why . probably the previous owner has blown the b16b away . but its just the block . everything else seems to be Type R from pistons and camshafts to everything else . but the block Im thinking of changing the block to a b16b or even b18c4 . Some people come to me and try and stab me with "Your car isn't a type r . because your block is an SiR " and that pisses me off although its kinda true isnt it ? Thing is i dont mind the block . but i really dont feel much power . Car feels weak . Dont get me wrong its fast enough . But i dont know if if this is really 180hp like it claims to be .i got my ass beat from a integra GS-R 1.8l . That was tilting . Not to underestimate the integra i know . and my car is almost Bone stock . But he left me a good distance in that race . So will changing my engine block even give me any power ? Another thing i wannet to ask . My headers are stock . but as u can see in the pictures . they seem to be electroplated . Soo thats one thing i wanna change . but what headers should i go for ? i know it depends on my budget but im going for anything that will give me more power . regardless of the cost (desperate af) im looking for 4-1 headers just pretty picky on the brand . any suggestions ? Moreover what can i do to give the car more power . Of course my first priority is servicing and renewing any parts broken to clean up the mess. but im open to suggestions about any mods to boost the car's power .Not talking about any forced induction . but something that will give me the edge of power Also looking to change the intake . Any suggestions about that ? and the filter seems to be rekt . Soo another thing i'd like some suggestions for Thank you in advance for all the answers !