What can I do to add more power to my little 4 banger.

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  1. Infiltrator

    Infiltrator Active Member

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    I drive a '99 Honda Accord.

    Mods done: Apexi coilovers, DC Sports header, Apexi catback exhaust, Unorthodox pulleys (crank, power and alternator) and AEM Cold Air Intake.

    If I had the money, I'd either install a turbo or buy a 6 or 8 cylinder car. This car is already paid off so I really don't want to deal with car payments for now. Just looking for ideas. :)
     
  2. MBC

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    try to lose weight, it's cheap
     
  3. Infiltrator

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    You two are just as worthless than the OT forum. Assholes :rolleyes:
     
  4. Brigante

    Brigante i'm a lurker without an avatar, deal with it

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    particularly for hondas, it's pretty difficult to get more power out of their tuned out and high compression 4 bangers. which is ironic given the fact that it's the most popular choice as a tuner car. getting even 10 more horses can cost up to $500 with your basic intake, header and exhaust - 10 hp if you're lucky. i say nitrous is the best bang for the buck. FI is always good but it's a lot of hassle and a lot of bills. i have a supercharged prelude and although happy with the power it's given me, i'd probably just do nitrous next time. but there won't be a next time coz the next car i buy is going to be fast out of the box. :big grin:
     
  5. MBC

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    Weight is the major probleme, try to remove some...I don't see why u're such a gros con
     
  6. MBC

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    AEM EMS,

    Nos

    Octane booster
     
  7. jdmlude2000

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    well maybe fool around with a nitrous set up if you dont wanna spend to much money...but if you wanna put some serious power down and what not start looking into to turbo/supercharger options. there are a lot out there for accords. and maybe if u find some fun stuff find a nice body kit ... but dont add a wing for god sake... :-D
     
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    h22 swap. or turbo.
     
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    Other than having it moderately lowered with rims, it's all oem (except the mods listed previously). I can't stand the counter top spoilers.

     
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    1. learn about how internal combustion engines work
    2. learn about your car
    3. learn how to work on your car
    4. learn that less weight = teh win
    5. stop being a jackass
    6. ?
    7. profit
     
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    I would have someone reprogram the ecu
    other than that without forced induction :dunno:
     
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    Uh, the Accord is a good car, but it's not a sports car. Hell, it's not even a sporty car. It's a basic, bland commuter car. It wasn't designed to go fast, handle well or look cool. It was designed to get you from point A to point B with relative comfort and safety. THAT'S IT. Now, does any of the "adding power" bullshit really make any sense? If you want to go faster, get a car meant to do it. Don't take a commuter car and try to convert it. With rare and costly exceptions, that never does anything but make you look like a tool to the people who really do understand this concept.

    With your current set of "mods", you should be able to find a little wannabe thug, with a backwards-facing baseball cap to buy it. Take that money and buy a sportscar for the same figure. BAM! Faster, cooler car + no car payments = teh win...

    You're welcome.
     
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    :uh: Just as useless as the OT forum. :slap: me for thinking I can get better replies/ideas. Oh well, now I know better.
     
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    That's right. Take this lesson with you and pass it around when you're "chillin' wit yo crew" at the local parking lot, admiring each other's "tite rides", yo.
     
  15. Brigante

    Brigante i'm a lurker without an avatar, deal with it

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    never ask a serious question that needs a serious answer on OT. that's what i learned. and it's in any forum, not just the OT forum. everyone here is so flame-happy the second they see the word honda. it's a given. go to an actual honda board and ask the question there where you'll get more mature and useful answers. you're not going to find any of that here.
     

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