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Old 19 Sep 2003, 10:18 pm
gino
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Default 'Super-chipping' Accord 2.0 LSi auto... Is it worth it??

Hi guys,

I thought about supercharging my 1999 2.0 LSi Accord (UK) but it's pretty
costly, so I thought about super-chipping it instead. Would this increase
the power/performance etc? What are the pros and cons? Any help on this
would be appreciated.

gino


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Old 20 Sep 2003, 07:28 am
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Default Re: 'Super-chipping' Accord 2.0 LSi auto... Is it worth it??

Hi,
If you mean dropping in an aftermarket super chip in the engine
management computer, don't expect huge gains. If you want real performance
increases, try replacing the stock air intake tube and filter with a
performance set up. Also try a free flowing exhaust system. I've tried chips
in a couple different vehicles and the performance gains were minimal, and in
some cases nothing at all other then changing shift points on an automatic
transmission.
If you buy one, see if you can return it if the power gains
advertised do not meet with your expectations.
B.B.


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Old 20 Sep 2003, 08:42 am
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Default Re: 'Super-chipping' Accord 2.0 LSi auto... Is it worth it??

"wdb" <wbittle1@alltel.com> wrote in message
news:3F6C480A.7FED86A0@alltel.com...
> Hi,
> If you mean dropping in an aftermarket super chip in the engine
> management computer, don't expect huge gains. If you want real

performance
> increases, try replacing the stock air intake tube and filter with a
> performance set up. Also try a free flowing exhaust system. I've tried

chips
> in a couple different vehicles and the performance gains were minimal, and

in
> some cases nothing at all other then changing shift points on an automatic
> transmission.
> If you buy one, see if you can return it if the power gains
> advertised do not meet with your expectations.
> B.B.


Thanks. I am new to this sort of thing, so have you any recommendations as
to makes and models of air intakes, exhaust systems etc.? There is a
Powerflo garage near my home. Ever heard of these guys? Any good?

I've been told it will cost about 350-450 to 'super-chip' my car, but if
the gains (if any) are minimal I may as well spend the money on better
intake and exhaust systems. I don't mind losing 3-4 mpg if the performance
gains are worth it. The car feels a bit sluggish at the moment, but I
suppose it's a balance between performance and economy?

Cheers

gino


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Old 22 Sep 2003, 02:00 pm
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Default Re: 'Super-chipping' Accord 2.0 LSi auto... Is it worth it??

In article <3f6bc700$0$241$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com>, "gino"
<barelli32@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
>
> I thought about supercharging my 1999 2.0 LSi Accord (UK) but it's pretty
> costly, so I thought about super-chipping it instead. Would this increase
> the power/performance etc? What are the pros and cons? Any help on this
> would be appreciated.
>
> gino


I don't recommend making any changes to your system unless you are a
mechanic or have a close friend that is a mechanic. You can do damage to
your engine and engine related systems if you do things incorrectly. For
example, my Honda has something called a "speed limit controll" built into
the computer that prevents my vehicle from going over 130 mph. I could
easily have my mechanic reset it to my vehicle can go 140 mph. I won't
have any mechanic do this since I found out that the head gasket might go
out if I go 140 mph. I have learned to be content with going only 130 mph.


Get a magazine called "Honda Tuning"
www.hondatuningmagazine.com
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Old 22 Sep 2003, 07:06 pm
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"Bill B. Johnson" <billbjohnson555@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
news:billbjohnson555-2209031200440001@pm3-broad-248.snlo.dialup.fix.net...

> I don't recommend making any changes to your system unless you are a
> mechanic or have a close friend that is a mechanic. You can do damage to
> your engine and engine related systems if you do things incorrectly. For
> example, my Honda has something called a "speed limit controll" built into
> the computer that prevents my vehicle from going over 130 mph. I could
> easily have my mechanic reset it to my vehicle can go 140 mph. I won't
> have any mechanic do this since I found out that the head gasket might go
> out if I go 140 mph. I have learned to be content with going only 130 mph.
>
>
> Get a magazine called "Honda Tuning"
> www.hondatuningmagazine.com


Thanks for the input Bill. I have decided not to chip the car, but will look
into intake and exhaust systems as per the advice of another poster.

The car is sluggish and I wouldn't mind a bit more pep. Nothing crazy
though. Any thoughts, Bill?

Regards

gino


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Old 23 Sep 2003, 03:58 am
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Advance the timing,8.5mm plug wires,headder,exhaust,high flo cat,Cold
air intake,grounding kit are just some minor bolt ons you can get HP
from


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