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Old 22 Mar 2008, 04:01 pm
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Default I have an 96 acura integra rs but not much money. What are easy mods to boost my cars performance?

96 integra with a lot of miles, but kept in good shape. I want to add quick affordable mods that will help the performance but wont be a waste in the long run. Anything to make my car faster, and a head turner.
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You are not going to be able to make your car a headturner or fast without spending money. Power requires money. I am not saying this to bash you because you have a tuner as I am a proud owner of a heavily modded 06 Cobalt SS/SC, but you are going to spend a lot of omoney and get minimal power gains. Simple things you can do is to put a cold air intake ($200), cat back exhaust ($400 minimum), header ($200 minimum) and under drive pulleys if they make them for your car. All that combined might get you an extra 15-20 horsepower. In order to make any decent power from a small motor and still make it streetable, you almost have to have a turbo or supercharger. But if you go that route, then you have to upgrade the pistons, connectiong rods, valve springs, crankshaft etc.If I were you (and I have been there) I would focus on cosmetics than performance. That car was never designed with performance in mid and to make it something that it isn't is going to cause a lot of issues. Focus on rims, stereo, and other things of that nature. Just do not put on a body kit. They are too expensive and never fit.Check out these sites.www.tirerack.comwww.woodashexperts.com
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since your on a budget.. find used parts. you'll save alot. find a local website for hondas.used you can get a header and full exhaust for like 200.used coilovers for another 200.used b16 head if you wanna go lsvtec for 500.used b16 hydro trans for 500.
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i would just getta air intake, aintake manifold, and exhaust. intake n exhaust r da most common n easiest
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exactly how much is not much? the most common are intake, exhuast, headers thatll get you a lil pit more but not to muchjoin team-integra.net its a great site for integra owners to find out how to do mods and such to there cars the right way
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injen Cold air intake (200) dc sports headers (400) greddy evo 2 cat back exhaust (300) that should be 15-20 more hp and not too much $
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Default Re: I have an 96 acura integra rs but not much money. What are easy mods to boost my cars performanc

you aint going to be able to do much but cold air intake racing spark plugs and a exhaust but it is still going to cost a little
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Default Re: I have an 96 acura integra rs but not much money. What are easy mods to boost my cars performanc

Really depends on your limit.

I've always found that when I can't afford something that gives flat out POWER at a price, I go for physics instead.

Weight Reducers

-If you don't need them, yank the back seats down, lay down some carpet back there to clean it up.

-Don't put anything in the trunk you don't need, in fact, keep your spare, tools to change tires, and a back pack at the most back there.

- Used CF parts are an abundance online, hoods, trunks, mirrors, it's all weight shed.

-Take out the power steering pump. If you're riding near stock rim dimension you REALLY don't NEED it, and the 1-3 HP it saps away from to time won't be missed, nor will the 2-4lbs.

^^^Alot of this stuff can be done free of charge, do it yourself. Weight loss is a cheap and surefire way to improve speed, even marginally without spending any money. FREE SPEED is never a bad thing, even if it's a little.

At this point, dig around online, used parts.

If you can manage a

LighterFlywheel -- I've gotten a few used for 175, close to new in terms of condition. Less rotational mass = Quicker acceleration. It's INSTANT improvement you can feel. Once again, doesn't add power, just uses physics, less weight.

Pulley's/Cams --- Always a good place to start, I've gotten these used for around 150/170 as well, and it's gain you notice.

At this point you've spent roughly 210 bucks, dropped I dunno..maybe 60-70lbs (IF infact you remove parts mentioned, and CF'd the other parts I mentioned), possibly more.

It would Be THEN that i'd start looking at the basic do's.

-Cold Air Intake
-Exaust
-Headers

USED, the prices can vary but this would be another 150-200 spent, for a sum total of 400+ with a plausible 10-15 HP gain/5-10lb ft torque gain/60-75lb weigh loss.

For the same money, you could get a Vtec head YES, but the cost of installation would likely counter your attempts to save money, and you pretty much get the same HP/Torque gains (and better distribution of that power) but minus the weight gains.


It really all does depend on your budget..but speaking from experience, you have to get crafty to get gains for cheap.
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