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Old 02 Jun 2009, 01:31 am
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Default Should I Mod My Integra Looking Good Or Boost Up the Speed With a Turbo?

i got enough money but not for both and when i talk about modding i dont mean having a big spoiler or a loud exhaust thingy. Im jus tryin to hav fun with my car(Acura Integra 1996 SE)
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 01:46 am
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do what i do...all show no go!have fun =)
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 02:01 am
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Make it look good first. People don't see your engine whe you are at a stop light, parked at a grocery store, or parked in your driveway. But when you drive down the road, people first notice "DAM! Look at that body kit!" than "Wow, he's going 10 over the speed limit, he MUST have turbo!"Appearance is everything to this world nowadays.
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 02:16 am
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You should modify the engine first. Why? Because it's the most unseen part of the car but it's the factor that makes your car appeal. You'd rather have a car with a stock exterior but amazingly fast than a kaleidoscope car but can only go like 9.43 to 60 right? Come on, be practical. Speed is the most important thing. If you want to still modify your car, focus first on the engine and make some LIGHT mods outside like changing the color and the rims. If your finished dressing up the engine, then go outside.
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I would first boost the car, if you have thought about an LS/VTEC I wouldn't go through with that. I believe it's too much trouble to get VTEC. Plus I believe VTEC defeats the purpose of boostin anyways. So I would boost the car, and go with sleeper look on the exterior. You know get some custom rims, original paint(unless it's faded), bodykits are worthless unless they're polyurethane(more expensive too). If you;re into a lower stance, then lower it!, Get a front lip, and OEM skirt kit. You could start there.
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 02:46 am
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if you have 3-4k get a turbo but any less then that you will find you wont have enought. i got a 2400 turbo kit then needed a tune then had to buy injectors then my fuel rail wasnt good enought then just a big list of stuff that you still need to buy. total of 4240 to turbo my car with stock internals on 6psi. 300 at the wheels. fast as **** but still make sure you fully understand what you need. show is ez go is hard!
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 03:01 am
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Do the turbo set up first. youll be considered a ricer if you make the car look good and you have done anything to increase performance
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Do you want the adoration of women, or the respect of other guys?I no it's a weird question, whichever you choose changes the answer.If you want women to love your car, go for exterior mods. Carbon fiber hood, lambo doors (these are a favorite among the ladies), huge exhaust, wheels, rear wing, etc. Girls don't know the difference in performance, they just like the visual appeal of the car. I have an accord with the above mods and all the girls love my car (just don't race anybody with a girl in the car, you don't wanna get embarrassed).If you want guys to respect your car (especially if you have friends that like cars), go with performance (ie turbo). Unfortunately, if you choose to go for exterior mods and you have these guys for friends, you'll be harassed like me until you may decide to change to a performance car (I'm going to get either an RSX-S, RX8, or WRX). You'll have fun when you pull up at a red light, instead of having to pretend like you don't see the Mustang or Camaro next to you, revving its engine! lolIt's personal preference, really. want girls? go exterior. Want respect? go performance.
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 04:01 am
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personally i'd love to blow by answers one and two in a stock lookin integ pushin 18lbs of boost with a screamin greddy exhaust and stage 2 clutch. lookin good is fun but when you get raped buy a stock lookin car you no longer look cool
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Old 02 Jun 2009, 04:16 am
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no show and no go is lame and ricey!I look almost stock in my 02 rsx type-s, but people don't know im pushin 210 to the wheels and blow by their ricer a$$es!!And i disagree with one of the other answers, most girls, well the ones i know of anyway, love fast cars, sure they gotta look good and not trashy... but you know what i mean.
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