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Old 04 Jun 2013, 01:20 am
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Default how would i make an acura integra go faster cheap!?

I have a gsr integra and i am intrested in making it faster and also lowering it

how much does it cost to lower it?

im not looking in spending much i would just like to give it extra hp its my toy car, there is a track 5 minutes from where i live and i would like to give it more power under the hood and lowring it to look nice. let me know your thoughts ? please be experienced. no posers. thx
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Old 04 Jun 2013, 01:49 am
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For lowering the car, a good set of coilovers will set you back at least $1000. Lowering springs are cheaper, but are not adjustable and can be harmful to your suspension over time.

As far as power goes, start with an cold air intake ($300ish), exhaust ($650ish), and header ($500ish).

More serious mods include an intake manifold, ECU tune, race cams.

Do yourself a favor and shy away from cheap parts. Hondas and Acuras are great little cars, but its best to avoid turning your car into a "ricer." Good luck
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Old 04 Jun 2013, 02:02 am
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Without getting too detailed - this is what I know from experience...

The sweet spot for decent coilovers are around $1000, otherwise you're better off with a spring/shock combo like H&R sport and KYB AGX $600. Those springs are not overly aggressive so OE shocks can handle it if you choose to skip on the shocks $250. On the other hand, for pure aesthetics, Tein S-tech springs will give you a drop you'll probably like $200. Actually, some eBay off brand could give you similar looks for a cheaper price if actual handling performance is not your priority $100. If it is a priority, then best bang for the buck is a larger rear sway bar. You can find ITR 22mm or 23mm rear sway bars w/ reinforcement kits around $250. It wont lower your car but it'll do more for your handling capabilities than any budget spring/coilover setup (it'll also wrap you around a pole quicker too if you lack the driving skill).

For pony gains, it's a bit harder to chew. A common GSR will see 160whp and an LS, 140whp maybe on quality bolt-ons. That's at least $2000 into parts and tune. You can push another 10whp if you have parts that work well together and cam gears to aid with tuning. As reference, a stock Type R would see 160whp normally and with bolt-ons, 200whp. Good thing the Integra is somewhat light so it doesn't take much to get it moving. But for serious power, you're looking at forced induction and or motor build. You'll sink $5000+ easily >> I would know.
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