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Old 28 Aug 2007, 05:34 pm
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Default what can i do to a stock 97 integra to increase HP?

maybe with around 300 dollars.engine can die but car wont...for a Cold Air Intake i heard you need to route it or something because when it rains it sucks up the water into the engine.
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Old 28 Aug 2007, 05:36 pm
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cold air/ or short ram intake, high flow filters, shorter pulleys, and for performance..maybe a lighter flywheel, but you'll need substantially more $$$ if you want the horsies to add up
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Old 28 Aug 2007, 05:40 pm
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it's a 10 yr old car...I'd save the money and put it towards buying a new one, when the Integra quits (and it will...eventually)
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Old 28 Aug 2007, 05:44 pm
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well really nothingjust leave it alone
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Old 28 Aug 2007, 05:46 pm
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don't listen to people saying about killing and replacing your integra.. I also have a integra and i recommend either a cold air intake or a short ram intake, it will increase maybe 5-10 HP at the most. Maybe you could get a bigger exhaust it will increase maybe 5 at the most. I think the short ram intake will do the most for $300 probably, also makes it sound a little better.. OR I just thought go buy a Import Tuner magazine and look (usually) in the back, "Supercharge any car $69.99).. that would increase probably 30-40 HP. That's all i can think of. Good Luck and keep that integra going.
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Old 28 Aug 2007, 05:48 pm
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What is your goal for increasing horsepower? If you want to make a serious upgrade in horsepower you will need to use nitrous or regular forced induction. That will cost at least 2k dollars and will be very difficult to install unless you are very mechanically inclined.If you want to improve the horsepower a little bit the best place to start is with the aspiration of the car. The intake, headers, and exhaust can all be opened up to make the car breath better and make more power.Honeslty though the first one will cause you to have very poor traction and the second option will not add much power and could cost you a fair amount of money. I would simply upgrade the tires(won't change horsepower but will increase off the line traction) and call it a day. Front wheel drive cars are not good high horsepower applications becuase of the dynamics of traction.EDIT: For the guy below me. The day a cold air intake adds 20 hp on a 2.0 liter is the day that the NHRA starts drag racing FWD cars.
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Old 28 Aug 2007, 05:54 pm
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300 dollars isn't much, but I suggest getting a Cold Air Intake from AEM or HKS. It can boost your horsepower about 8-20 Horsepower. And don't listen to Kathy. Yes, putting mods on a car can make the engine last a litte shorter, but what happens if you dont have enough money? So shut your trap.
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Old 28 Aug 2007, 06:04 pm
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I have a 98 integra and I put a cold air intake & a new exhaust it increase by 15 HP at the most. Try something like that. But you need way more money...
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Hmmmm, depends on how drastic you are willing to be and how mechanically inclined you are. For under 300, modding your intake is probably your best route.For free, or close to it, you can rip out your passenger seat, back seat, and air conditioning and scrape up some power there, but I'm guessing you don't really want to go that route just yet....
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Old 28 Aug 2007, 06:10 pm
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You need to specify how far you are willing to go, but for major hp gains you'll need forced induction (i.e. turbo/supercharger), which requires engine enhancements for reliability and for minor I'd say the usual cold air intake(w/ bypass valve, what you were asking about) and tuning. Tuning is key in everything. With a tuning able ecu you can get everything your car has to offer and you can safely push your car as far as you want. I have a fully built turboed civic with an integra engine and it's fun, but very costly. If you choose to go with cold air check out www.passwordjdm.com for their intake
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