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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:18 am
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Default If I buy a base Acura RSX can I get it supercharged?

Because i was under the impression you could only super charge the s-type. Can you supercharge any car? I have reservations about buying the acura rsx base b/c im afraid I won't be able to make it as fast as I want it and the i cant get the s-type due to the fact that I cant drive stick. but i still love the styling of this cars. Can you make the base RSX have 250-300 horsepower some how?
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:28 am
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any internal combustion engine can be supercharged. All a supercharger is is a belt driven compressor. It compresses the incoming air. More air=more fuel=more power. and If you want a fast car, dont buy an RSX. theyre not built to be horsepower monsters or drag strip champs. If you want somethign to make power, buy something american with a good motor. They wont be as refined, but considering you can get an LS1 F-body (or possibly an LS2 GTO) for less than an RSX, its damned worth it if you want power. Youll start with more than your power goal, and the motor can handle 6,7,800+ hp without too much dificulty. Parts are also wicked cheap for them. Not only that, but theyre also the ever handy RWD, which will get you better traction also. and if you want a decently fast car, learn to drive stick. seriously.then again, considering you dont seem to know much abuot cars, its probably better that you dont buy something too fast. People that arent car junkies tend to be horrid drivers behind the wheel of a car with a decent amount of power.sorry if that came off as mean, but there are too many people with too little driving skill behind too much car today. And do some research on what superchargers are and how they work at www.howstuffworks.com and wikipedia.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:36 am
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first of all, yea u can supercharge a regular rsx. the problem is wiht your automatic transmission, it cant handle all that power and stress on ur engine man. what you need is a stick, sorry to dissapoint u
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:40 am
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Yes it can
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:44 am
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Sure you can. Check out http://www.clubrsx.com/cr/ARSX.html
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:46 am
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Yes, it can be supercharged.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:48 am
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Let me tell you why this is a bad idea.You can super charge any car with a 'normal' engine. Unless it's something weird like a rotary engine. So you could do it.But the problem is everything else on the car was designed to work with the engine as it was. The transmission, the brakes, the suspension etc. You are going to have to replace these items to get the most out of your super charged engine.Your next problem is that doing all this will invalidate your insurance. If you wrap your fast new vehicle around a tree and they later find you super charged it, expect them not to pay out. It is usually a condition of insurance that the vehicle be as it left the factory. If you don't tell them about this kind of modification, expect them to revoke your insurance. This could also get you into legal trouble if you are involved in an accident and someone or an insurance company decides to sue you.When you sell the vehicle or trade it, if the buyer discovers what you have done, they will likely steer well clear of your vehicle. These kind of third party modifications are very unpopular for all of the above reasons. On top of that they will assume that you are a little boy racer and worry that you have thrashed the vehicle to death. They will be worried about long term reliability. All of this will affect your resale values.Finally if you get a car that still has the warranty on it, this kind of modification will basically void your warranty. So now you are on your own if the vehicle breaks down or has another warranty issue.My advice is to learn to drive a stick. It's not that hard to do. Learning to drive a stick opens up a whole bunch of cars like the WRX and stuff like that which only comes in a manual.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:54 am
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Yes,,it will just cost you more.you can supercharge any car if you have it all done correctly.Im planning on either turbo or sc my integra..its automatic..
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:59 am
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The 'base' RSX is roughly the performance equivalent of the new Honda CIVIC Si. I have seen clips on YouTube of older Honda Civics running the quarter mile in the low 10 second range...clearly a very aggressive buildout generating several hundred hp...hardly a street car.You may have got the impression that the 'base' RSX cannot be supercharged from information coming off the COMPTECH USA.com website. They offer a supercharger kit, but only for the type 'S' version. However, a search of the Internet will likely reveal other manufacturers offering both supercharging as well as turbocharging options.A supercharger build-out including headers & exhaust will likely give an RSX (base model) an addtional 50-60 hp over stock. Typcially, most superchargers add somewhere from 4 - 6 lbs of boost...a fairly modest gain...it preserves daily drivability & street reliability of the vehicle. It would take a more aggressive approach such as installing a turbocharger and adding a 'hot street' cam to the mix to get the kind of gains you mentioned. Also, it would not be wise to pursue too much additional power from an automatic transmission. The RSX's AT wasn't built to handle the kinds of gains you're interested in. And large increases in power will also add an unnerving amount of torque steer. Minimally you'd want to add an external transmission cooler, plus consider a limited slip differential...while being happy with lesser power gains coming from under 8 psi of boost.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 08:02 am
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Comptech was supposed to be coming out with an S/C but I dont think they ever did. I know they do make a turbo kit for the base (but it's about $3800). Cybernation makes the kits, and there are in fact a couple of 250+ hp RSX automatics out there. Save some money, learn stick and buy a type-S.
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