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Old 15 Jul 2003, 07:09 am
Someone Somewhere
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Default My RSX needs more power!

Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love love it,
but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base model
instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm suffering
with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although the
car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+. Excuse
the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market product I
can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power? I'm in
the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.

Thanks in advance,
RJT

P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars marketed
as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.



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Old 15 Jul 2003, 10:07 am
super_nintendo_chalmers
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!

put some performance stickers on the car.. surely that will make it go
faster
also, i've heard carbon fibre shifters and pedals will speed it up too, hmmm
what else... Altezza's will definitly also give you better speed.. and OH!!
if you put a couple of 12inch subwoofers in the trunk, i believe that will
give you a few hp boost hehehehe...
sorry folks, this post is meant purely as what NOT to do to make your car
faster...

"Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
> Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love love

it,
> but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
> traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base model
> instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm suffering
> with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although the
> car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.

Excuse
> the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market product I
> can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power? I'm

in
> the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
> installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> RJT
>
> P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
> center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars

marketed
> as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
>
>
>



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Old 15 Jul 2003, 03:54 pm
Mikey
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!

A senior once said. You can't beat cubic inches, OK. Learn that, especially
in traffic. When you live in a congested area, ALWAYS get a car with a fat
bottom end. Those VTEC and high RPMs just don't cut it in stop and go,
especially when the AC cuts in. Reason why I went with a 240SX over an
Integra past ten years ago. RWD was also a positive.
"Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
> Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love love

it,
> but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
> traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base model
> instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm suffering
> with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although the
> car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.

Excuse
> the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market product I
> can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power? I'm

in
> the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
> installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> RJT
>
> P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
> center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars

marketed
> as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
>
>
>



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Old 15 Jul 2003, 09:23 pm
Xavier
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!


"Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
> Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love love

it,
> but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
> traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base model
> instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm suffering
> with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although the
> car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.

Excuse
> the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market product I
> can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power? I'm

in
> the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
> installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> RJT
>
> P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
> center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars

marketed
> as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
>


Just the usual: Intake, Exhaust, Headers, shed any excess weight.

http://www.comptechusa.com/products.html


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Old 15 Jul 2003, 11:19 pm
Dave M.
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!

>You can't beat cubic inches

.... For low end torque (great for hole shots, like the Mustang), but the
delivery of high rpm's without a loss of torque, yields high horsepower that
is converted to high torque through the transmissions and final drives low
gears. I agree that the RSX-S is a dog until 6,000 rpm is reached, but if
you shift at 8,000 and hit second before dropping below 6,000 rpm, you'll
brake the tires loose and go like Hell. Formula cars have low torque and
super high red lines, but they don't pull hole shots either.

Dave M.


Mikey <%noospaam)mikling@eol.ca> wrote in message
news:2TZQa.12634$Mg4.3868@nntp-post.primus.ca...
> A senior once said. You can't beat cubic inches, OK. Learn that,

especially
> in traffic. When you live in a congested area, ALWAYS get a car with a fat
> bottom end. Those VTEC and high RPMs just don't cut it in stop and go,
> especially when the AC cuts in. Reason why I went with a 240SX over an
> Integra past ten years ago. RWD was also a positive.
> "Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
> newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
> > Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love love

> it,
> > but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
> > traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base

model
> > instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm

suffering
> > with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although

the
> > car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.

> Excuse
> > the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market product

I
> > can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power?

I'm
> in
> > the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
> > installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > RJT
> >
> > P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
> > center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars

> marketed
> > as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
> >
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 16 Jul 2003, 12:58 pm
Mikey
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!

Yeah, let's do that 6-8krpm in stop and go every day. Yeah, let's use a
six-speed in traffic. I got rid of my even m 240SX after a couple years got
smart and went with a Legend. Traffic - you can't beat it. Relax, enjoy your
music. Life's too short.
"Dave M." <gadget@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
news:An4Ra.4519$kp1.234@news02.roc.ny...
> >You can't beat cubic inches

>
> ... For low end torque (great for hole shots, like the Mustang), but the
> delivery of high rpm's without a loss of torque, yields high horsepower

that
> is converted to high torque through the transmissions and final drives low
> gears. I agree that the RSX-S is a dog until 6,000 rpm is reached, but if
> you shift at 8,000 and hit second before dropping below 6,000 rpm, you'll
> brake the tires loose and go like Hell. Formula cars have low torque and
> super high red lines, but they don't pull hole shots either.
>
> Dave M.
>
>
> Mikey <%noospaam)mikling@eol.ca> wrote in message
> news:2TZQa.12634$Mg4.3868@nntp-post.primus.ca...
> > A senior once said. You can't beat cubic inches, OK. Learn that,

> especially
> > in traffic. When you live in a congested area, ALWAYS get a car with a

fat
> > bottom end. Those VTEC and high RPMs just don't cut it in stop and go,
> > especially when the AC cuts in. Reason why I went with a 240SX over an
> > Integra past ten years ago. RWD was also a positive.
> > "Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
> > newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
> > > Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love

love
> > it,
> > > but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
> > > traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base

> model
> > > instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm

> suffering
> > > with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although

> the
> > > car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.

> > Excuse
> > > the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market

product
> I
> > > can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power?

> I'm
> > in
> > > the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
> > > installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > RJT
> > >
> > > P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
> > > center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars

> > marketed
> > > as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
> > >
> > >
> > >

> >
> >

>
>



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Old 16 Jul 2003, 02:34 pm
DH
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!

try www.hondata.com, their ecu upgrade will give you more torque.


In article <MAUQa.41857$PD3.265411@nnrp1.uunet.ca>,
"FeeD_BaK" <feed_bak@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have the Premium model, which is the Base with everything the S has except
> the extra 40 horse. I added a cold air intake and opened up the exhaust a
> bit with getting rid of the resonator and using a different muffler. This
> will give you more torque than the S right there. You will however not have
> 200 horses here though. I was reading in a magazine testing the S with the
> Jackson supercharger and the stock S did the 1/4 in 16.2, I can now run the
> 1/4 in 16.1. I would however like to drive the S to compare my car with it
> to see if there is any difference at this point.
>
> --
> Brad.
> FeeD_BaK
>
>
> "Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
> newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
> | Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love love
> it,
> | but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
> | traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base model
> | instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm suffering
> | with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although the
> | car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.
> Excuse
> | the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market product I
> | can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power? I'm
> in
> | the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
> | installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
> |
> | Thanks in advance,
> | RJT
> |
> | P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
> | center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars
> marketed
> | as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
> |
> |
> |
>
>

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Old 17 Jul 2003, 08:44 am
FeeD_BaK
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!

I would love to get this upgrade, but it is a little expensive at this
point. Definitely need the one with the increased REV limit.

--
Brad.
FeeD_BaK


"DH" <upyours@cox.net> wrote in message
news:upyours-1CF862.15344316072003@news.east.cox.net...
| try www.hondata.com, their ecu upgrade will give you more torque.
|
|
| In article <MAUQa.41857$PD3.265411@nnrp1.uunet.ca>,
| "FeeD_BaK" <feed_bak@hotmail.com> wrote:
|
| > I have the Premium model, which is the Base with everything the S has
except
| > the extra 40 horse. I added a cold air intake and opened up the exhaust
a
| > bit with getting rid of the resonator and using a different muffler.
This
| > will give you more torque than the S right there. You will however not
have
| > 200 horses here though. I was reading in a magazine testing the S with
the
| > Jackson supercharger and the stock S did the 1/4 in 16.2, I can now run
the
| > 1/4 in 16.1. I would however like to drive the S to compare my car with
it
| > to see if there is any difference at this point.
| >
| > --
| > Brad.
| > FeeD_BaK
| >
| >
| > "Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
| > newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
| > | Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love
love
| > it,
| > | but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
| > | traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base
model
| > | instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm
suffering
| > | with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although
the
| > | car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.
| > Excuse
| > | the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market
product I
| > | can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power?
I'm
| > in
| > | the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
| > | installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
| > |
| > | Thanks in advance,
| > | RJT
| > |
| > | P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
| > | center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars
| > marketed
| > | as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
| > |
| > |
| > |
| >
| >


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Old 26 Jul 2003, 02:07 am
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!

is there an overdrive to disable?

Brian

"Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
> Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love love

it,
> but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
> traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base model
> instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm suffering
> with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although the
> car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.

Excuse
> the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market product I
> can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power? I'm

in
> the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
> installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> RJT
>
> P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
> center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars

marketed
> as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
>
>
>



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Old 26 Jul 2003, 10:45 am
DH
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Default Re: My RSX needs more power!

Hondata mod or forced induction. Nothing inexpensive is going to give
you noticeable torque at low rpm.

In article <dbycnVaZfN4gtb-iXTWJiw@britsys.net>,
"Brian" <tcpipman@hotmail.com> wrote:

> is there an overdrive to disable?
>
> Brian
>
> "Someone Somewhere" <half.sappho@comcast.net> wrote in message
> newsaSQa.235988$fC.1803960@news.easynews.com...
> > Hi all -- I bought an '03 RSX a couple of months ago. I love love love

> it,
> > but because I live in a congested metropolitan area with reeeeally bad
> > traffic I wanted an automatic transmission, so I had to buy the base model
> > instead of the Type S (which is what I really wanted). Now I'm suffering
> > with a surprising lack of power when accelerating from stop, although the
> > car does have acceleration power to spare when traveling at 40mph+.

> Excuse
> > the newbie question, but can you all recommend any after-market product I
> > can have installed to up the torque a bit for better take-off power? I'm

> in
> > the Washington DC metro area, so any recommendations on sources of
> > installation (other than the dealer, of course) would also be helpful.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> > RJT
> >
> > P.S. I saw an RSX the other day in my area that had a Honda emblem on
> > center of the liftback instead of the Acura emblem. Are these cars

> marketed
> > as Hondas outside the U.S.? Just curious.
> >
> >
> >

>
>

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