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Old 03 Feb 2008, 11:46 pm
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I am going to fix up my acura integra performance, maybe getting some cat back exhaust,short ram intake, headers. What should I do first out of all of them and what would i need to install, like the accessories (screws etc)? What else should i buy to fix it up?
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 12:01 am
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First of all- which model do you have? And ask your self (be honest) on what type of budget you have and want to work with. We all want to max things out, but if you are realistic with your budget- you will have a more well rounded car. for starters- exhaust is always nice (not too loud, enough so the ladies hear, but not to give them a head-ache when they finally get in lol), I also like coil over suspension as well to start.A next logical step would be an upgrade in clutch and stickier tires. (once again depending on your future goals)I have found headers and after market intake havent done much until you start doing true engine work like (cams, Turbo, HEadwork, Computer, etc)Speak to someone at like or a reputable shop to get you going with a starter kit.
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 12:16 am
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get 14" OEM wheels from a civic HX and falken azenis sport RT615 in 195/60/14 size and H&R OE sport springs awesome bang for the buck mods. I had those on my integra LS and loved them.other than that i don't think its worth it to mod an integra unless you are going to do a swap or a turbo kit. and honestly, these days those aren't worth it either. i ended up selling my integra for a WRX wagon. way easier and cheaper to mod a factory turbo car
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 12:31 am
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Well yea, do you have the old models, DA (90-93) or DC/DB (94-01) DB (Sedan)However, if you do have a DC or DB, the RS, LS, SE, GS has a B18B1 NON-VTEC 142hp @ 7000RPM.The GS-R has a B18C1 DOHC VTEC 170hp @ 8000RPMThe Type-R has a B18C5 DOHC VTEC 195HP @ 8200RPMSo to increase the preformace, i would go with a catback and a full exhaust system, my choice is the Greddy EVO 2 CATBACK (2.5")Another is to start off slow, and get yourself a nice cold air intake, which AEM is a good brand. Also, a header, maybe DC sports 4-1 header, MUGEN 4-1 header, or any other branded header that seems good to you. Dont go offbrand. For the header, all you need to remove is the bolts that line along the head of the car, and go under the car, and remove the 3 bolts at the bottom. Then take out the O2 sensor and put it in the new header, install, new gaskets and done. Oh, and maybe if you have the money or time, go drop in a B18C5 (Type-R) or K20A2 (RSX-S) and your good to go.And if you want to go even faster, go forced induction. F/I. Which in other words, TURBO! I would suggest around 5-10PSI.But again, preformace isnt everything. An integra isnt a drag car you know...youll need suspension to make it handle and look better inside out. Go with some coilovers (i suggest tien), shocks, springs and a camber kit. However, coilovers will work just fine, and they are adjustable. Tien, HKS, Spoon, Mugen will do great.Check out team-integra for some cool articles on how to fix your teggy.

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Old 04 Feb 2008, 12:46 am
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I would start out with the intake first that's what most people start out with and you would need screw drivers, wenches & stuff like that.
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 01:01 am
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It all depends on how much money you want to spend and what kind of work you are capable of doing. Seriously modifying a car takes more than just turning a wrench. If a shop will be doing this work its going to cost CONSIDERABLY more. Start with the basics: Intake, header and exhaust, if you look around you can get some good deals on this kind of stuff, because there is a HUGE aftermarket for Integra's. I would suggest not going any bigger than a 2.25" exhaust, because bigger will just sound obnoxious and won't be a good sound. For example the Greddy World Sport exhaust is a 2.25" and sounds great, quiet when your just driving normally, but is more prenounced in higher RPM's. None of these mods are that challenging to install either.After that I'd start doing some suspension mods: Springs and Struts, or Coilovers, strutbars, swaybars etc. The car will handle better. These mods are a bit trickier to install, but not too challenging.Again I'm not sure how much you want to spend, but after you've done everything I just named, you'll have spent a good amount of money, but the car will be a little more fun to drive. Anything further will be a bigger job depending on if you want to just add Nitrous, All motor (cams, etc.) or use forced induction (Turbo or Supercharger). It also depends on what you use the car for. If it's your only car it would be wise not to do too much as it could hinder it's reliability.
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Old 04 Feb 2008, 01:16 am
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first of all.....putting on an intake, header and exhaust are only going to net you 10-20 hp. which isnt much. i suggest doing something that will net you the greatest hp first then working on the intake an exhaust to where it will help you. honda motors flow extremely well from point of intake to point of exit for the a big loud can just sucks and makes your car sound like ass..... if you opt for an exhaust i suggest getting one with flow as well as a nice deep tone to it.
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